Unfortunately, I’ll be out of town so I won’t be able to partake. Nonetheless I wanted to socialize the event on behalf of the Suicide Prevention Network (Minden, NV) because it’s such an important cause.
Per the folks at the Network: “Andy’s Ride” was created to bring awareness to the increasing problem of suicides and to honor the memory of Andy Getas, local dentist and cycling enthusiast, whom we lost to suicide several years ago. Andy was a friend to many and a wonderful riding partner on cycling trips through Nevada, California and even Europe. Well known as a skillful dentist with a joyful, wonderful personality and a kind heart, Andy was devoted to his family and God, was an accomplished drummer and loved jazz and cycling. Our hope is “Andy’s Ride” will be a way to keep his memory alive while bringing much needed awareness and support to suicide prevention!
There will be a 22-mile and a 34-mile route from Genoa along Foothill Road and the “Old Pony Express”/Emigrant Trail to choose from. Pre-registration price is $35.00; includes BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Sides and Dessert lunch. Day of registration will be $40.00 and will include the same lunch. NO REFUNDS CAN BE GIVEN.
There will be raffle prizes, with each participant receiving one free raffle ticket. Additional tickets will be available to purchase. Current raffle prizes include: 3 Quality Cycling Jerseys, $100 gift certificate at Blue Zone Sports, Dinner for 2 at J&T Basque restaurant.
So, come on out, up, over or down and join the folks at the SPN on a good ride for a great cause!