We are proud to announce the second annual Cycling 4 Veterans (C4V) ride on Saturday, October 8, 2016 hosted by Veterans First Program at Las Positas College and the C4V volunteer group organizers. As a veterans and military supported event, C4V is leading the way in Northern California, and this year they are featuring three epic rides for 30 miles, 55 miles and 115 miles!
We would like to personally invite you to combine your passion for cycling with a fun-filled day spent with family, friends, and your local community members at C4V!
We encourage you to participate in a recreational ride and to share this event with your friends, family and colleagues. The opportunities are endless: participate as a cyclist, volunteer the day of the event, or cheer on someone you know at the finish line!
The C4V event will be the talk of the town on October 8, now all we need is you!
The C4V event is dedicated to support military veterans and current in-service personnel. All fundraising will directly benefit veteran and active military organizations including: the Las Positas College Veterans First Program, Sentinels of Freedom, Student Veterans Organization (SVO), Blue Star Moms – Danville Chapter, Pleasanton Military Families (PMF), and East Bay Stand Down (EBSD).
Our 2015 event disbursed nearly $30,000 for these veteran and active military personnel support organizations and our plan for 2016 is to surpass this amount! With your support and participation we can make this happen, and if you’re riding the event you’ll benefit as well!
Funds at work: The Veterans Resource Center at Las Positas College is staffed to provide educational support through resources, peer mentoring and workshops. There is also a special writing project sponsored by the college focused on improving writing skills by telling of the veterans’ personal stories. There are truly American Heroes all around us! Read OUR VETERAN STORIES HERE and see why continued funding of these support programs is so important.
“Fast Freddie” Rodriguez is supporting C4V and will be making an appearance, delivering a talk on some of his experiences of riding at the professional level, and signing autographs!
|40%||Veterans First, Las Positas College|
|20%||Sentinel’s of Freedom (SOF)|
|15%||Student Veterans Organization (SVO)|
|10%||Blue Star Moms – Danville Chapter|
|10%||Pleasanton Military Families (PMF)|
|5%||East Bay Stand Down (EBSD)|
Post Ride Festivities!
Please join us for post ride festivities! Food, drinks, bands, music, and stories – all are available if you’re riding or just want to join in and enjoy the afternoon with friends! When you check in at the end of your ride you will be issued tickets for food and drinks. Once you have your refreshments take a seat in the amphitheater and listen to our fabulous bands – Johnny Soultrain and Ghostryder. Be sure to hang for the special guest appearance by 4 time national road race champion Freddie Rodriguez! You’ll hear from him special “inside” tales of professional cycling! Don’t forget to also snap a picture with Sourdough Sam the 49ers mascot…rumor is he’ll be lurking around for some attention! Relax and enjoy the event after your ride!
We hope to see you there on event day showing your support for our veterans and active military personnel! Thank you in advance for your support!
Post ride festivities run from Noon through 5:00 p.m.
30 Miles (start time 10:00am)
55 Miles (start time 9:00am)
115 Miles (start time 6:30am)*
6,100 feet of elevation climbing, ride highlights – Livermore side of Patterson Pass, Del Puerto Canyon towards Mt. Hamilton, Mines Rd into Livermore. *(strongly recommend moderate riders start as soon as registration opens at 6:00am and you’ll need lights since it is dark until roughly 6:45am)
Directions and Parking Information
Thanks to our 2016 sponsors! List includes 2016 benefiting organizations.
About the Veterans Groups/Organizations
All Groups are 501 (c)(3) organizations
Las Positas College Veterans First – Provides services and programs for students who are Veterans, active duty, reservists, and spouses/dependents of Veterans. Programs and services range from Veterans Resource Center on campus to a Veterans text book program.
Sentinels of Freedom – Provides 2-4 year, multi-faceted scholarships to severely wounded post 9/11 veterans who pursue higher education after transitioning from the military.
Las Positas College Student Veterans Organization (SVO) – LPC student Veteran are automatically members of the SVO. The SVO is committed to providing support to our veterans, school, and community.
Blue Star Moms of Danville – The Blue Star Moms, Chapter 101, is a support through service organization of moms from all over Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, joining together to share pride, devotion and worries for their sons and daughters currently serving in all branches of the Armed Forces of the United States, and their sons and daughters who are now Veterans.
Pleasanton Military Families (PMF) – Is a support through service organization of family members with sons and daughters in the active military. In addition, they provide volunteer services to multiple Veteran organizations and send care packages four times a year to active military.
East Bay Stand Down (EBSD) – East Bay Stand Down’s primary goal is helping homeless Veterans access the resources needed, including housing, to regain their highest level of independence; its secondary goal is to bring our community and service providers together in a collaborative format that can build relationships throughout the year that positively benefit homeless Veterans.
We are excited to have you join us for this amazing event in support of our Veterans! Click below to our registration form for the preferred event you wish to partake in. Please also indicate your preferred t-shirt size. ALSO – Please bring photo ID when registering at the event to receive your event bracelet. Bracelets are color coded for riders over 21 years of age for alcoholic beverages. No proper ID, no alcoholic drinks, no exceptions. Remember your helmet on event day – No helmet, no ride! Event day registration is possible but there is no guarantee t-shirts will be available (i.e. t-shirts only available until they are gone)!
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available for the first ever Cycling 4 Veterans event. The C4V volunteer committee is seeking folks to assist in various areas (time slots for participation are 4 hours to all-day) Click below for details and to sign-upSIGN ME UP!
Event Jersey & Shorts
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Please consider making a one-time donation to our Veterans.DONATE
Become a Sponsor
Cycling 4 Veterans is now registered with Benevity! Benevity is an organization which provides access to a variety of charities. Larger corporations use Benevity as a central portal for their employee giving and often include corporate matching but individuals can use Benevity as well. If your company is registered with Benevity you can directly donate through the Benevity Portal to take advantage of corporate matching. Use C4V as the search term.
Collaborating Events and Organizations
Thanks to our 2016 sponsors and benefiting organizations!