Ride for a Reason is a bike ride to Sacramento to draw attention to the fact that California public schools are underfunded, and to raise funds for enrichment programs in twelve local public schools including Encinal High in Alameda. This year our goal is to raise $180,000 to support enrichment programs at our beneficiary schools ($15,000 each). At all of the schools we support, 50 percent-or-more of students qualify for free- or reduced-price lunches. R4R is the single largest fundraiser for eight of the schools that we support.
Choose from 45-, 65-, and 106-mile routes that include five rest stops, a post-ride meal, and support vehicles. Our mostly flat 45-mile ride is especially kid and new rider-friendly. The 106-mile ride start in Oakland, the 65-mile ride starts at the Amtrak Station in Suisun City, and the 45-mile rides starts in Vacaville. All routes finish at the State Capitol in Sacramento. We provide transportation home (for you and your bike), and also to the starting lines for the 45-mile ride (in Vacaville) and the 65-mile ride (in Suisun City). Because this is a fundraiser, riders are encouraged (but not required) to raise at least $250.
For more information, please go to: http://www.r4rschools.com.
Team Alameda encourages it's members to participate in this worthy cause.