Ride Review: Ride the Coast 2013

Ride the Coast 2013 turned out to be a great ride for a good cause. It was a hot one today in Santa Ana, California, with temperatures reaching 90 degrees. Of course, everything is relative, because my hometown of Tempe, Arizona had a high of 118 today, so I’ll take the 90 degrees. But, despite […]

Ride Review — Ride The Coast 2012

Each year the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Ana sponsor a police-escorted ride in the Orange County area.  This is I think the fifth time I’ve been on the ride, and while it has always been a favorite, they continue to impress me. First is the ride itself. In one past year I recall, […]

Ride the Coast 2011 — 60 Miles in 3 Minutes

Ride the Coast 2011 did not disappoint. A great ride with perfect weather, finishing at Irvine Lake and a fantastic Blues Festival. Being an influential member of the media (that, and I paid an extra fifty bucks), I received a VIP pass that provided a place in the shade to hang out, discounted beer, an […]

Ride The Coast 2011 Coming on June 25

One of my favorite rides of the year is just two weeks away, and there is still time for you to join in.  Ride the Coast benefits the Santa Ana Boys Club.  For a $40 donation you get a fully police escorted 70 mile ride.  Get to see what it feels like to be the President; […]

Ride The Coast 2010 – Benefiting Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana

The Ride the Coast benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana is one of my favorite rides every year, and it just keeps getting better.  I’ve participated for the last three or four years, and the organizers really got it together this time. Two years ago, the ride terminated at a shopping […]

Ride Review – Southern California Bikers Against Diabetes Ride 2010

Why do fundraisers come up with names like, “Bikers Against Diabetes”?  Sure, it let’s them call it a “B.A.D. Ride”, and say things like, “are you B.A.D. enough?”, but the implication is that there are riders that are for diabetes.  But I digress. A friend invited me to join him on the 13th annual B.A.D. […]

Ride The Coast 2009

Today was my third time going on the annual Ride the Coast charity ride to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Ana.  This is one of my favorite rides every year because it is entirely police escorted.  The ride is relatively short — just 70 miles this year — but from start to […]

Remember 9-11 Ride

I got together with 500 of my closest friends on 9-11-2008 to ride to a ceremony in Long Beach, honoring those who lost their lives on 9-11-2001.  This annual ride started from Cook’s Corner in Trabuco Canyon and ended in Long Beach, California.  Traffic was pretty heavy for parts of the ride, so the group got spread […]