Where to Find Us:

Pete Zucker Foundation:

 

Mailing Address:

15 Headland Ct
Danville, CA 94506

 

 

Leslie Knight

Phone: 925 200-3572

 

Email us at: petezuckerfoundation@gmail.com

 

The Pete Zucker Foundation is a non-profit organization

EIN # 35-2454573

Peter Frederik Zucker - June 15, 1965 - March 18, 2013

Welcome to The Pete Zucker Foundation, Inc. "For Pete's Sake!"

 

 

Mission
To raise awareness and raise money to find a cure for ALS
Pete's story
In April of 2010 Pete was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gherig's disease. ALS is a progressive terminal disease. Once diagnosed, the typical lifespan is 2-5 years. Pete is now approaching the end, as his respiratory capacity tested at 110% when first diagnosed, and it is now down to 6%. ALS affects all voluntary muscles, including the respiratory of which it will take away ones ability to breathe which leads to death.

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.
 
Monica
 

June 25th 2017 8 AM - 6PM               2nd Annual Ride to benefit our Foundation and honor Pete & Monica


The Event

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.

Post-Ride Festivities

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 dave@6fifteencyclery.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
6Fifteen Cyclery

ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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