32 Mile Loop to Long Beach and Back
Check In Time/Location: 6:30am at City Hall Civic Center
Departure Time: 7:30am
$25 for Adults • $18 Students (ages 10-17) / Veterans Riders must be 10 years old+ with at least one year of distance bike riding experience. No Beach Cruisers
**Day of Event Registration – $30 for Adults • $24 Students (ages 10-17)[/vc_column_text]
Community Freedom Ride
6 Mile Loop in Downey
Check in Time/Location: 8:00am at City Hall Civic Center
Departure Time: 9:00am
$25 for a family of 4 (2 Adults, 2 Youth) • $10 per individual Riders must be 8 years old+ and have at least 6 months of riding experience. Each participant will receive a commemorative RNR 4 Veterans “Military Dog Tag”
**No Military Dog Tag, with same day registration**
Bike Decorating Contest
First and second place prizes for adult and youth will be awarded and each will win a $25 gift card. Entries will be judged on creativity, tributes to our Veterans of the Armed Services, and unique use of red, white, and blue.
To register for this event, as a bike riding participant, please fill out the registration form by clicking the link below and sign up at the Parks and Recreation Department office located at 7850 Quill Drive / Downey 90242. For more information about this event please call the Parks and Recreation Department office at (562) 904-7238.
Brunch Buffet from 9am-12pm
Hosted by SAVE THE BRAVE Organization
at Bastards American Canteen
11045 Downey Ave Downey Ca 90241
100% of your donations go directly to covering the costs associated with the veteran’s meals, transportation, fishing/camping/registration fees and any other costs associated with an event. For more information, visitwww.savethebrave.org
All ticket sales and donations will be used to support the needs of veterans. By helping those veterans who are struggling with PTSD and other combat related injuries.
Our goal is to raise $4000. We hope to raise this through ticket sales, merchandise sales, and donations.
“In an effort to raise awareness for victims of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the Save the Brave Organization held their first annual Save the Brave Community Bike Ride last Sunday at Rio San Gabriel Park. Save the Brave is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in the often difficult process of rebuilding their lives once returning from a combat zone.Many of the group’s members are combat veterans themselves, who have also struggled with the demons that come to so many of those who fought for the country.” -Read the full article here
Our 1st Annual “Save The Brave” Community bike ride is an opportunity for the local community to join veterans and use cycling to band together in effort to fight the on going battle against PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder.) Our intent is to provide Veterans a service to overcome physical, mental, or emotional wounds. The rides are uplifting, motivating, and a huge confidence booster for veterans to KEEP PUSHING forward!
***Please arrive at least 15 min. prior to safety brief**
Meet up/Step off Point:
Rio San Gabriel Park
9612 Ardine St, Downey, CA 90241
Safety Brief will be held at Rio San Gabriel Park near riverbed entrance @ 0800
0830 Step off: Depart Rio San Gabriel Park > Ride 5.7 mi to Liberty Park
19211 Studebaker Rd
Cerritos, CA 90703
-Arrive at Liberty
-Snacks and Refreshments
-Frisbee Golf, Volleyball Confidence Game
-Into to Veteran Cycle Therapy Program
-Veteran Center Outreach Booth
1200 Wrap-up & Return to Rio San Gabriel Park (at own discretion.)
Save the brave provides service to veterans through the help of donations and merchandise sales. 100% of your donations go directly to covering the costs associated with the services provided to the Veteran.