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Local cyclists participate in Cycle for Hope event during pandemic

Local cyclists participate in Cycle for Hope event during pandemic

Bob Frick at an earlier event. Photo provided Since receiving "a dare" from one of his MBA students at Saint Mary’s Graduate School of Business…

Wednesday, Sep 16

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Bob Frick at an earlier event. Photo provided
Since receiving "a dare" from one of his MBA students at Saint Mary’s Graduate School of Business in 2007 to ride 540 miles across Minnesota for Habitat for Humanity, Lafayette resident Bob Frick, 83, has participated in cycling to support this cause, raising $627,602 during three cross-country rides in 2008, 2012 and 2015, with his wife as SAG and fellow Lafayette resident Len Holmes in 2012 and 2015.
This year, due to the pandemic, the Cycle for Hope event will be done differently – on a curated Cycle of Hope course, or a cyclist’s own path to their goal. Participants might organize a socially distant ride with friends, ride on their own or establish their own team to ride.
According to Cycle of Hope organizers, "However you ride, you ride with us. Plus, you can still expect a premier ride experience with stacked swag bags, opportunities to (safely) connect with our cycling community, and access to our official ride app – RaceJoy – for Cycle of Hope official courses, progress tracking, results submission, and your very own virtual cheer squad to keep you riding!"
There are eight designed rides in the East Bay, and four in Silicon Valley – or on courses created by riders anywhere they like – of 11, 32, 62 and 100 miles each, plus children’s rides of shorter distances. Frick and his longtime friend, Len Holmes, will be participating Oct. 1-25, with […]

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