As you read this, I am packing up and preparing for our first day of riding NCAC 2017. Starting early tomorrow morning, we will ride 85 miles from West Sacramento up through the central valley, and then up into the hills to our base camp in Auburn.
Our second day of riding will be from Auburn to Colfax and back, with plenty of steep and challenging hills in between. On Saturday, we ride 78 miles from Auburn to Granite Bay, up through Lincoln and past Camp Far West, and then head back to Auburn for the evening. Following dinner, we will have a short candlelight vigil service for those we’ve lost to AIDS.
On Sunday, our last day, we will ride from Auburn all the way back to Sacramento, and finish with a celebration at the William A Carroll Amphitheater in Land Park. The party starts at 11:30 am, and all are invited to join us as we return to Sacramento!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who gave so generously to the fund-raising efforts of myself, and my team-mate Gayle Monroe. We are both truly appreciative, and it will go a long way in our community. As always, I ride in memory of Kenneth Piercy, a long-time member of the Cathedral Choir, who died from complications of AIDS in April of 2011, shortly before I rode in NCAC for the first time.
As of today, we have raised well over $200,000 for the cause, and more donations will be coming in as we ride. YOUR generosity really makes a difference in our community, so again, THANK YOU!