Peter Frederik Zucker - June 15, 1965 - March 18, 2013
Welcome to The Pete Zucker Foundation, Inc. "For Pete's Sake!"
There is no cure, or treatment for ALS, and it is not a well known disease of which it gets very little funding for research. I have found that many people have heard ALS, or Lou Gherig, but have no idea what it does. It is an awful disease. Pete, once an incredible athlete, is completely paralyzed, can not speak or eat, and is just waiting to die. Brutal but true.
We wanted to do something, so we started The Pete Zucker Foundation, "For Pete's Sake". We are trying to raise money for research, and build awareness of this devastaing disease. "For Pete's Sake" sweatshirts, t-shirts and socks are being worn all over our community and beyond, supporting our cause. Pete's teamates from his local cycling team, now Kovarus, and triathlon club, Forward Motion, continue to be there for support, raise money, and spread awareness through the athletic community of which Pete had once been so active in. Thank you for all of your support.
June 25th 2017 8 AM - 6PM 2nd Annual Ride to benefit our Foundation and honor Pete & Monica
Join us for the ride to celebrate the incredible lives of our dear friends Monica & Pete Zucker and to support the Pete Zucker Foundation http://www.petezuckerfoundation.org/
Founded by Monica and Pete, The Pete Zucker Foundation raises money for research and builds awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), a devastating progressive terminal disease that affects the body's voluntary muscles, including the respiratory system.
Both Monica and Pete were passionate riders and beloved members of the cycling community and we thought riding was the best way to honor their legacy.
The Rides (all levels welcome)
All rides will leave from 6Fifteen Cyclery, 3430 Camino Tassajara in Danville. To ensure there is a ride for everyone, we have planned four routes for different levels and abilities.
The 100 Mile Road Route (8:30 start)
This route will first take us up to the junction of Mt. Diablo via South Gate Rd. There we can take a moment to reflect on the lives of Pete & Monica while we sit on the memorial benches that bear their names. We’ll then descend back down South Gate Rd. and roll back towards the BlackHawk area. From there we’ll head out towards Patterson Pass Rd. via Camino Tassajara, Highlands Rd., N. Livermore Ave., Altamont Pass Rd and N. Midway Rd.. After climbing Patterson Pass Rd. we’ll descend and navigate through Livermore then over to Pleasanton by way of Cross. Rd., Tesla, Vineyard Ave, and then head down to the Sunol Train Station. From there we’ll take Foothill Rd. / SRV Blvd back to the start. https://www.strava.com/routes/8439753
The 60 Mile Road
Route (8:45 start)
This route will first take us up to the junction of Mt. Diablo via South Gate Rd. There we can take a moment to reflect on the lives of Pete & Monica while we sit on the benches that bear their names. We’ll then descend back down South Gate Rd. and roll back towards the BlackHawk area. From there we’ll head our towards Flynn Rd. via Camino Tassajara, Highlands Rd., N. Livermore Ave. and Altamont Pass Rd. We’ll turn and climb Carroll Rd. and then descend Flynn Rd. to Patterson Pass Rd., then over to Greenville Rd. Well then snake through part Livermore and get back on to N. Livermore Ave. and head back home via Manning Rd., Carneal Rd., Highlands Rd. and Camino Tassajara. https://www.strava.com/routes/8439880
The 30 Mile
route (9:00 start)
This route will roll from 6Fifteen Cyclery at 9 AM. It will follow the same route as the first half the 60 mile route above but end back at the shop with no Mt. Diablo or climbing. https://www.strava.com/routes/8455022
Mountain Bike Route (9:15 Start)
Monica loved Mt. Diablo and mountain biking so we thought we would have a mtn. bike loop. On this ride we'll head up Dan Cooke to Curry Point. From there we'll head down to and up Blackhawk Ridge to Oyster Point Trail down to Findley Rd and home.
After the rides there will be: lunch provided courtesy of Slo Hand BBQ; tons of raffles & giveaways; lot of laughs; and of course beer. It’s all happening at 6Fifteen Cyclery from noon until 6 PM. It will be a great way to recover, reflect and share memories with fellow riders. Registration is $75 with all proceeds going directly to the foundation.
If you have any questions, please email Dave Dalton at email@example.com or call 925.217.4563
Tell your friends and plan to ride. We look forward to seeing you on the 25th!
Dave Dalton, Owner & Rider