At Bike Legal, we don’t just work with the cycling community, but we are also part of the community and we strongly believe in giving back and supporting each other. That can include bike safety talks, coordinating group rides where we teach bike road rules to help avoid bike accidents or simply stopping to help a solo rider that is struggling to change a tire. We also rally around injured riders and causes that are important to us. We strive to be an active participant in every part of this incredible community.
Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo
Bike Legal is partnering with the Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo in Orange County to help raise funds for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) on March 24th. This is a great event with a number of different ride options, so no matter what type of riding you like to do, there will be a distance that is perfect for you.
Giving Back to Help Trina
The event has special meaning this year as one of our own, Ed Gabon and his family, is currently walking the difficult path of pediatric cancer, as his daughter Trina, faces down Hodgkins Lymphoma. Trina just turned 18 and she was diagnosed in the Fall of 2017. The family is now deep into treatment and learning as much as they can about this diagnosis, which is overwhelming enough, but they are also dealing with unimaginable medical bills that just continue to pile up.
As a community, we now have the opportunity to, once again, come together and help one of our fellow cyclists. While we can not fight the cancer battle for the Gabon family, we can help take away some of the financial pressures and there has been a GoFundMe page set up for donations, https://www.gofundme.com/lets-play-bikes-for-trina.
Join the Social Ride and Silent Auction
There is also a social ride leaving from Docent Brewery in San Clemente, on January 13th with a Silent Auction to follow.
Please join us for the Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo and in our efforts to support Trina as we look to make a difference in the lives of young cancer patients.