Tour de Pink West Coast

When we realized we would be in SoCal for the YSC Tour de Pink we tried to work out the logistics of how we could participate. It’s a three-day event with a one-day option, and the one-day ride ends in Newport Beach, just a few miles from our west coast home base. The tour would provide a shuttle back to our starting point so things started to fall into place.

It's not a minivan, but it does the trick
It’s not a minivan, but it does the trick

A trailer hitch installed on the car, a craig’s list purchase of a Yakima bike rack and voila, we are members of the Zen Pedalers and we are raising funds to help young women with breast cancer.
Our small, but enthusiastic team, Zen Pedalers
Our small, but enthusiastic team, Zen Pedalers

It was just that easy! We joined about 150 other people and rode 60 miles from Culver City to Newport Beach. The route was mostly flat, but had one climb just north of Long Beach.
The Long Beach "bump"
The Long Beach “bump”

We’ve been looking at that hill for years, but never climbed it until this ride.
rolling out of Culver City
rolling out of Culver City

Much of the route was along the beach and on bike paths.
Lots of pretty views
Lots of pretty views

It's lovely to ride along the coast
It’s lovely to ride along the coast

We were each required to raise 350 dollars as one day riders and each raised almost twice that total.
We complete the ride
We complete the ride

What a fantastic way to start our month of training in California.
Thanks to all of our generous donors, we truly appreciate your support.
It’s not too late to donate to the YSC if you so desire:
https://west.ysctourdepink.org/evekofsky
https://west.ysctourdepink.org/RogerStrauss
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