VeloRaptors Support BORP Revolution

The 15th annual BORP Revolution ride was held Oct 23 at Trentadue Winery near Geyeserville.  This year the VeloRaptor team had 8 riders, most of whom did the metric century.  The weather was clear and not too hot, and the Sonoma County wine country was beautiful, as always.

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Together the VeloRaptors raised nearly $13,000 for the cause.  Thanks to those who contributed via the Bike Wash as well as the Revolution ride itself.  IMG_1038 (2)

 

BORP Bike Wash – Aug 22

Hope to see you all at the BORP bike wash fund raiser next Saturday at Randy’s home in Moraga.  Randy, Kevin, Dennis and Gregg will be cleaning up your bikes, while 2 Steves are in the back, manning the grills. Bring your bike, a dish to share, an appetite and a smile.

Dinner $25

Donation to BORP  – Please give generously to support our team.

BORP 2015
BORP 2015

See you there,

-Steve B.

Great turnout at the Annual Meeting at Sibley – June 5

Lots of VeloRaptors turned out for our annual meeting on Sunday – June 5

Here are the highlights:

David Kellert and Steve Goldenberg were elected to the board to fill spots left by Susan Stewart and Randy Mellins, whose terms had ended.  Randy announced that he will again host a summer bike wash fundraiser for BORP, and Fred has again offered to host the Christmas Party! Membership is staying constant at about 100 members, with may miles being ridden. Masses of coffee and pastries continue to be consumed.

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In addition, last week the Wednesday riders made a brief stop to check out the coffee at the new cafe at Redwood Canyon Golf Course on Redwood Road near Castro Valley.  Let it be known that Peets’ is not losing any customers, meaning we still have to climb the hill from hell to get some coffee.

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BORP Revolution Ride – Sept 2015

Once again, the VeloRaptors kicked-off our support of the BORP Revolution ride with our annual BikeWash and Barbeque in June.  The event was held at Randy’s and Christina’s home and put on by your team chefs of Randy, Steve Blair, and Steve Goldenberg.  The bike wash team included Dennis Cathey, Kevin McTighe, Greg Thomas, and Randy.  Once again, the side dishes and desserts everyone brought made the event a smorgasbord enjoyed by all.

On Saturday September 26th, the VeloRaptors were well represented in the BORP (Bay Area Outreach Recreation Program) 2015 Revolution ride.  Members of our team participated in the 65, 45, and 25 mile rides. Our riders included: Steve Goldenberg, Steve Blair, Randy Mellin, Fred Morse, Barbara and Larry DiCostanzo Charlie Klinedinst, Tom Willging, Kathy Tate, and three VeloRaptors BORP Adaptive cyclists: Jorge Alvarado, Beth Smith, and Kate Woodford.

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The ride explores the scenic Sonoma wine country around Healdsburg.

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Through your generosity, and the family/friends of our riders, we raised a record $14,874.  Overall, the BORP Revolution ride raised just over $200,000 this year, which makes this annual Revolution ride the largest BORP fund raising activity by far.  These funds are greatly needed for BORP to continue providing their many worthwhile programs for disabled children and adults. To read a short summary of the BORP ride and see a few pictures, please visit www.borp.org.

I am also sharing the link of the video I produced with my friend Ryan last year showcasing the BORP 2014 Ride.
https://youtu.be/Np4z53Rwbgo.

So, from your BORP 2015 VeloRaptors team, a hearty thanks for your support and for your contributions to BORP.  Everyone’s SUPPORT is important!
Randy

 

 

Club Ride Reminder – Steve Blair

VeloRaptors Cycling Club – Oakland (Montclair), California – weekly bike rides.

Sundays we meet at Nelly’s Java, 1952 Mountain Blvd, (next to the Post Office) in Montclair. Come early to socialize! Wheels roll at 8:30 am sharp!

We also ride on Wednesdays from Nelly’s, leaving at 8:30. There are occasional outlying rides as well.

On Saturdays there is a ride designed for beginners, which leaves from the Warehouse at 416 26th, Oakland (between Telegraph and Broadway. They meet at 8:45 and leave at 9am. These rides often take the Bay Trail to Richmond, where they stop for coffee and snacks. All riders are welcome!