11 Tips To Keep You Safe at Cycle Of Hope
Always ride with traffic, not against If you need to stop for a repair or to rest, move up on sidewalk/off of road Do not draft off of vehicles or follow cyclists too closely Never ride more than 2 abreast Always use hand signals when turning Talk to other cyclists with signals (ie: pointing out gravel/objects, “car back”, “stopping”, signaling tracks, etc) Stay as visible as possible (safety lights strongly recommended, bright colored clothing, etc.) Hold your line, don’t swerve or make drastic moves as an accident will likely occur is a group setting Do not cross wheels with the person in front of you and always watch for their signals (this is the cause of many accidents on the roads) Stay hydrated! Dehydration can lead to nausea, cramps, vomiting, lightheadedness, dizziness, and fatigue. Do not get behind on your fluids – carry at least 2 water bottles (one with water and one with an electrolyte fluid). Nuun will be the new on-course electrolyte drink this year! Come prepared with sunscreen applied You are Ready…But is Your Bike? To help ensure a fantastic ride experience, not only do you want to be physically ready, but your bike needs to …
Every Mile Matters
It’s a training motto for Patelco Credit Union’s Matthew Reidy – “every mile matters” – and it’s one we take to heart at Cycle of Hope. The motto speaks not only to the experience of the cyclist, but also to the finish line we’re all riding for: Habitat for Humanity‘s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Each mile ridden strengthens the rider and furthers the journey. And each milestone we pass – each home we build or repair, each person we move closer to their financial goals, each neighborhood we revitalize – strengthens our community and moves us toward a better Bay Area. Matthew Reidy is Patelco Credit Union’s VP of Business Intelligence and Analytics but, on Sunday, November 3rd, he’ll be one of hundreds putting feet to the pedals to ride for affordable housing. Whether you’re riding the 12-mile Beginner Course – Matthew’s route of choice – or taking a different path, Matthew and his fellow Patelco Credit Union team members will be along for the ride. Matthew is riding, he says, “to bring more awareness to Habitat for Humanity’s ongoing need for support, sponsorship, and volunteerism from members of the community.” …
5 Ways to Switch Your Fundraising into High Gear
1. Find your motivation! Of course, we’ll all riding and raising support for a bigger purpose – affordable housing and stronger communities. But a little extra motivation can’t hurt! That’s why we want to thank our biggest fundraisers by recognizing you with some fantastic prizes. From VIP Experience passes to 49ers tickets to Southwest Airlines vouchers – it just might be that added bit of incentive you need to get your family and friends on board to support you!
Route Maps are Up!
The weather’s heating up, and so is planning for this year’s Cycle of Hope on November 3rd! Both of these things mean it’s time to get on your bike. We’re excited to announce that route maps are now available for our 12- Mile Beginner, 32- Mile Intermediate, 62-Mile Metric Century, and 100-Mile Century rides!
Celebrate Bike to Work Bay Area with a Discount!
Don’t forget your helmet on your way to work tomorrow! We’re excited to join thousands of fellow commuters in the celebration of the greenest way to get to work. That’s right, we’re riding into the office tomorrow to celebrate the Bay Area’s Bike to Work Day.
A Memorable 2018 Ride
You did it! For some of you, it was your first Century, or your first ride, period. Some hadn’t been on a bike in years. Some were seasoned riders ready for a different challenge. However you rode, you pedaled hard at our inaugural Cycle of Hope. What’s more, you pedaled hard for all the families who will get an opportunity because of your support – a hand up to strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. We can’t thank you enough for riding along with us, as we build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Why Ride the Cycle of Hope
Cycle of Hope is less than a week away and we have so many things to be excited for! As we prepare for this premier event, we want to share with you 5 things you can expect on November 3rd!
Moving Forward with Jane
Cycle of Hope is a movement. Beyond pushing pedals over the finish line, we’re pushing our way forward to a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Presented by Patelco Credit Union
Ask a Habitat homeowner about their experience, and you’ll often hear them say, “It’s been a journey.”
More Than Medals
We’ve called Cycle of Hope an event with a finish line worth riding for. It’s a finish line that we at Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley have been riding toward for over 32 years: a world where everyone has a decent place to live.