Team PPP completed the 104 miles to Pacific City and raised $3,000 for the American Lung Association in Oregon! We roundly beat our fundraising goal of $2,500. Woohoo! In this post we thank our business sponsors, our friends and family and share some great photos and a short video of our journey.
See all our photos from the event on the PPP Flickr set.
Get a glimpse of our ride through beautiful forest as we near the beach on this Youtube video.
Please read on…
Thanks to all of you who joined us in raising funds for the American Lung Association in Oregon and for making our trip possible. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Here’s a special call-out of gratitude to our executive donors:
- Journey Gym, the world’s first truly portable universal gym — Health is a journey, begin yours today
- Sundowner Capital Management, registered investment advisor — Soar to new heights of financial success
- Able Sage LLC, Signs & Graphics
- Boothster — the green booth company (contact Dallas at Able Sage LLC for information)
- Quiznos on SW 4th and Pine
- Innergate Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic — Your gateway to health…
- Nossa Familia Coffee — Our family’s coffee since 1890
- Aybla Grill — Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine
- Steaks 5th Ave — food cart on SW 5th and Stark
We are super excited for Reach the Beach 2012. Some important take-aways from this year’s event are: get our starter packets in advance of the event, because the lines are LONG; stay in a tight group of riders and draft, draft, draft with those not on cargo bikes leading the pace line; take shorter breaks because they really add up to increase the overall time.
I’d say the only low-light worthy of mention is that with our total time over 11.5 hours, we missed the festivities and dinner at the beach. The scene was completely dead when we arrived. The place was rolled up and put away.
Among the many high-points for me were the great spirits and encouragement from the other riders (over 3,000 in all), the nice cool grey weather with no rain, the awesome Portland Pedal Power team members — 7 riders + two support members, the cup of Nossa Familia coffee at the ride start, the wonderful accommodations provided generously by Zach and his family (THANK YOU!), the day-after breakfast BBQ and drafting for many miles behind a couple on their tandem, including a multi-mile straight at 18 miles an hour into a headwind while on a 75+ pound cargo bike. Yee haw!! What a rush.
Look out RTB 2012, here we come! Long live the Cargo Century ride!