50 Mile Ride – Raises over $52,000

50 mile ride has made it on our annual calendar of events we support, and causes we follow. April 10 was not just the kick off of Over the Hump Registration, it was also the 4th annual 50 Mile Ride Event.

Doug Grant kicks off 25 mile ride, and introduces Mtn Bike Legend Tom Ritchey Founder of Project Rwanda

Here’s a quick note from Doug Grant, founder of 50 Mile Ride, which Supports Project Rwanda.

“Hi gang:
What a day!  To quote Mary Poppins (that famous downhill racer) our 4th annual event was “practically perfect in every way”.  We are blessed, and God was truly smiling down on us Saturday.  Terrific riding weather, smooth and flowing trails, friendly and encouraging volunteers everywhere you looked, yummy bbq on a sunny patio, TONS of fabulous prizes, and huge support from our 485 riders and their friends and family.  I’ll remember this day for the rest of my life.

Check out this story that will appear in Tuesday’s edition of the OC Register (OC Outdoors page, back page of the sports section).

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/ride-243701-grant-artates.html

David Whiting has indeed caught the Rwandan fever.  He’s got the bug, big time – and he’s done a terrific job of capturing the essence of our event.  Each of you should be proud.  It is because of your unselfish care and commitment, the hours and the energy you have invested, that this event is successful.  Thank you.  And thank you again.  We need to do a big group hug.

Sandy has tabulated where we stand so far – and we’re now over $52,000 in funds raised (including that generous Allstate 15% match – thank you John!).  I heard we may have even more donations coming in, so that number could go higher.  This is so humbling.  So far beyond our wildest expectations, that it can only be a God thing.  I love it when He does this.

Treve, could you please forward this email to all of the volunteers in your list?  I want to be sure they know how much we appreciate their help and support.  I say this every year and I really mean it – our planning team and our volunteer team are the number one reason why this event is so fun and so organized and so safe and so successful.  I am so very grateful for every one of you, and I’m honored to call you my friends.

God bless you,

Doug Grant-

www.wagraphics.com

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