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 5th Ride to benefit our Foundation and honor Pete & Monica
On Sunday June 5th, join us on a ride to celebrate the incredible lives of our dear friends Monica & Pete Zucker and to support the Pete Zucker Foundation. 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. To ensure there is a ride for everyone we have planned three routes for different levels and abilities. All rides will leave from 6Fifteen Cyclery, 3430 Camino Tassajara in Danville. The routes are
- The 100 mile route will roll from 6Fifteen Cyclery at 8 AM. We'll head up to the junction on Mt Diablo, down the north side, then out to Morgan Territory Rd. From there we’ll snake through Livermore and then back to 6Fiteen Cyclery. There will be a rest top at the bottom of Morgan Territory which is about the half way point.
- The 60 mile route will roll from 6Fifteen Cyclery at 8:45 AM. We'll head out towards Highlands & May School road for about 30 miles then loop back towards 6Fifteen Cyclery. The shop will be the rest stop. From there we’ll head up to the junction on Mt. Diablo and then descend down the North Side, ride through Walnut Creek and then back to the shop via SRV Blvd & Camino Tassajara.
- The 30 mile route will roll from the shop 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 Diablo or climbing.
- Monica loved Mt. Diablo and mountain biking so we thought we’re also having a mountain bike loop. On this ride we'll head up Dan Cooke to Curry Point. From there we'll head down to and up Black Hawk Ridge to Oyster Point Trail down to Findley Rd and then back to 6Fifteen Cyclery.
After the rides there will be snacks and refreshments served 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 $53.74 with $50 of that going directly to the foundation and $3.74 to Eventbrite. To register go http://bit.ly/1VdBl9c.
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If you have any questions please email Dave Dalton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925.217.4563
Tell your friends and plan to ride. We look forward to seeing you on the 5th!