The weather has been dry (albeit cold) recently, so I’ve been able to get in some training for NorCal AIDS Cycle. After a couple of days of rain, it dried out today, giving me the opportunity to get in some good riding. I headed north from home in Land Park out onto the Ueda bike trail. This relatively new bike trail takes off near discovery park. After five miles it turns into East Levee Road, which goes for miles past Natomas. I love riding on this road, because there is very little traffic, and it travels through extensive wetlands. The day warmed up nicely, and the scenery was gorgeous. I ended up with a sixty kilometer ride under my belt, and am feeling on target with my training.
Last weekend my NCAC team, the “River City Roadies” had our first gathering, at the River City Food Bank, our team sponsor, and a NCAC beneficiary. Eileen Thomas, Executive Director of the RCFB explained how the food bank works, and about the special relationship it has with CARES (Center for AIDS research, education, and services), providing meals to those who suffer from HIV/AIDS. It was a great kickoff for our new team, and I’m really looking forward to working with these awesome people as we prepare for the ride in May.
My fundraising has gotten off to a decent start… I’m at 10% of my goal of raising $7,000. If you haven’t made YOUR donation yet, this would be a great time to do it. Just click the link below to donate to this awesome cause… to help alleviate the suffering of those with HIV/AIDS in our area, and to help prevent new infections through prevention and education. Thanks for being a part of our team!!