Outstanding turn out for the Red Peloton Toys for Tots Bike Ride. A big “Thank You” to station 1 fire station personnel for the excellent tour and welcoming attention.
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As of Friday the 17th just prior to this event’s kick off, a quick trip into the Trek Store of Santa Rosa, showed us that we had basically NO FOOD or TOYS yet dropped off for us to deliver! Wringing of hands, gnashing of teeth, foreheads against a wall somewhere, and a desperate callout to our cycling family in Sonoma County; and we more than met the need! Our Friends from Team Colavita/Baci and The Trek Store came together to help us gather contributors to meet our Goals of bountiful food for the Redwood Gospel Mission! All said we had delivered more than 200 lbs of food for the Needy this Holiday season…very very cool! Now it was time for the Toys!!! Back to the Trek Store to load up on toys and delivery them to the Santa Rosa Firefighters for their Toys For Kids program. Bret Gave of the Trek Store had gone over to the Toy Works and asked them for donations which they gratiously handed over to him! Thank you Bret and the Toy Works!! Be sure to check out the full report along with more photos featuring our effort to help those less fortunate this holiday season.
The Red Peloton teams up with the SCTC & IMBA Trail Crew….
Several members from Team Red Peloton attended an all day symposium covering techniques and methods for sustainable trail construction and maintenance. The event was hosted by the Sonoma County Trails Council and featured the International Mountain bike Association’s Trail Care Crew.
This event is a one-day Trail Building School, during which we learned sustainable trail construction and maintenance practices via a classroom session and hands-on trail work on a section of the equestrian trail below the Spring Lake Environmental Discovery Center. Of and on rain did not dampen our enthusiasm as we tackled a 30 foot section of trail that was a clay mud bog. By the time we were done, we created a new trail tread with proper drainage that will last for years. As avid users of trails in our area, this was a great opportunity to not only do some good work today but to have the knowledge and skills to help maintain and build other trails in Sonoma County which are sorely in need of help