Paso Bike Ride benefits cancer patients • Paso Robles Press
Runners can choose between 26- and 50-mile courses through wine country at the April 3 event
PASO ROBLES — The countdown begins for the 14th annual Paso Founders Team Challenge Tour, and registration is still ongoing for the Sunday, April 3, event.
Proceeds from the bike ride directly benefit the Cancer Support Community – California Central Coast, a non-profit organization that provides free programs and services to local cancer patients, survivors and their families.
“This is one of our major events of the year specifically focused on raising funds to help local cancer patients and their families with the social, emotional and mental aspect of their cancer care. said CSC Executive Director Candice Sanders. “The Tour of Paso helps us continue our programming throughout the year and provide all of our services free of charge. “Community is stronger than cancer” is one of our mottos and all proceeds from this ride and all of our fundraising events stay in San Luis Obispo County to help local families.
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Riders of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced, have the choice of two routes – 50 and 26 miles – through the scenic Paso Robles wine country, all beginning and ending at Niner Wine Estates.
“This is a ride through the trails of Paso Wine Country, and it offers a chance to enjoy spring in Paso with its beautiful scenery and gorgeous wildflowers,” Sanders said. “We look forward to getting out to ride and additional precautions will be put in place to try to minimize group gatherings and keep riders, volunteers and staff safe.” mentioned Sanders.
Mike Milby of Paso Bike Tours, who is also the President of the Tour de Paso, Mike Milby of Paso Bike Tours is making it easier for those who don’t own a bike to participate in the Tour de Paso by offering free rentals for the first 20 riders requesting a bike. You can contact him at (805) 440-5085 to reserve your bike.
“It’s my way of supporting the cancer support community and giving everyone the chance to participate,” Milby said.
Participants can register now at tourofpaso.org for just $75, with a minimum fundraising requirement of $200. Prizes will be awarded to the team and individual who raises the most money.
“It’s not too late to sponsor this event or get a team together,” Sanders said. “Various levels of sponsorship will receive merchandise such as t-shirts and free rider registration, as well as name recognition, logo placement and more.”
This year’s title sponsor is Central Coast Home Health, and other sponsors include Niner Winery, Kennedy Club Fitness, Las Tablas Animal Hospital, Radiology Associates, Adelaida Cellars, Lululemon Athletica and Paso Bike Tours. If you would like to explore sponsorship opportunities, volunteer, or become more involved with the Cancer Support Community – CA Central Coast, contact them at [email protected] or call (805) 238-4411. For more information on Cancer Support Community – CA Central Coast or the 2021 Tour of Paso, please visit cscslo.org Where tourofpaso.org.