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#3 - June 2014 Newsletter

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2014 Wine Country Bike Trek, June 20-22

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Our Wine Country Bike Trek is well established and one of the most popular cycling events in Santa Barbara County. The entire ride takes place in the Santa Ynez Valley wine country.


Three Day Option, June 20-22: Begin at Solvang Elementary School in Solvang on Friday, June 20. We’ll transport your camping gear to our campsite as you begin your scenic tour of the Santa Ynez Valley. Saturday, you will tour around the Santa Ynez Valley and end back at our campsite. On Sunday, your ride begins at our campsite and ends back at Hans Christian Anderson Park with a BBQ lunch donated by Buellton Rotary.

Two Day Option, June 21-22: Begin your ride at Midland School up Figueroa Mountain road. Tour in and around the Santa Ynez Valley on Saturday, June 21. On Sunday, your ride begins at our campsite and ends back at Riverview Park in Buellton with a BBQ lunch.

One Day Option, June 21: One-day-riders begin and end at our campsite in Los Olivos on Saturday, June 21. Join us for fun and festivities including a tri-tip and chicken barbecue plus a vegetarian option. The barbecue is compliments of the Kiwanis Club of the South Coast - a donation they have made for 30+ years!

Choose a 20, 30 or 50-mile route each day.
There will be a 100k course option on Saturday, June 21 ONLY
Volunteers will greet you every ten miles with fully catered rest stops.

Registration Fees:
  Three-Day Ride: $200 for adults, $100 for children 8-14
  Two-Day Ride: $150 for adults, $75 for children 8-14
  One-Day Ride: $75 for adults, $37.50 for children 8-14
Children under 8 are free, but pledge collecting is encouraged.

Victory Celebration

On Sunday, your final ride will end back at Riverview Park in Buellton. (http://www.cityofbuellton.com/Parks&Rec/parks.asp)

We will once again have an old-fashioned picnic barbecue donated by Buellton Rotary - hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, fresh fruit and plenty of pasta salad with veggies. We guarantee you'll walk away with new friends and fantastic memories of your weekend in the Santa Ynez Valley.

The Spirit of the Wine Country Bike Trek is community, family, and friends. It's about taking what you thought you knew about yourself and the world and looking at it again, from a new perspective—a perspective where, suddenly, what you thought were only hopes or ideals are real. You may doubt that 150 people will be able to make a difference in the lives of those in need But They Will.

Winners Circel
These riders have committed to this ride for more than 30 years.
Front row: Laura Cogan, Bob Uradnicek, Lauren Andersen, Cindy Beaudoin, Ken Ardry


This is a fundraising event for People Helping People and while fundraising is not required, you will receive a fundraising page. We’ll say thanks for your fundraising efforts with a variety of great prizes. Those who qualify for the “Winner’s Circle” will be our honored guests at a luncheon celebration in August, a fun reunion where we will honor our top fund-raisers.

Learn more about the Winners Circle

Money raised from the Wine Country Bike Trek will help support People Helping People’s emergency and basic needs programs, including a Food Program, which provides groceries to over 1,300 people bi-weekly, health care access for adults and children that are underinsured and uninsured, and programs such as counseling for children and teens and an after school youth program offering homework assistance, tutorials, and arts and crafts activities.

Testimonials from the Wine Country Bike Trek

“I rode with my wife Carolyn and friends, Richard and Christine from Chicago. The rides were well laid out and well marked. They were tough but fair. My friends had such a good time riding, enjoying dinner and listening to the music each evening that they are planning on returning next year.” - Mike Balaban, a member of PHP’s Board of Directors and avid cyclist, rode 50 miles on all three days.

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