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Bikers for Babies


Every day, nearly 1 in 8 babies are born too soon. Prematurity is the #1 cause of newborn mortality. The numbers are too high.

Coffee and coffeecake provided by March of Dimes at the start of the ride.

Meet & Register: 8:00a for coffee, pastries and hugs
Safety Talk: 8:45a
Mount Up: 9:00a

DONATION: $20.00
Includes lunch, attendance to the raffle & silent auction, and that warm fuzzy feeling of doing something good for babies. And did we mention it's tax-deductible?

• Donate in advance online on the team page or to a registered team member (like me!) or bring $ on the day of the event.

• Ride with us, sponsor us, or join the team and reach out to more people to help us meet our team goal.

• Raffle tix will be available at the event. There's more to come but we now have Road Rider and Armadillo Willies gift certificates!

The ride starts at the March for Babies festival in downtown San Jose. From there we'll head out into the Almaden Valley to our first bio break at Uvas Reservoir.  Over 152 with a brief bit on Hwy 1 to Soquel, where we'll have a gas stop.  Up the mountain on Soquel-SJ Road to Summit, head north to Hwy 9, and come down into Saratoga where we'll converge upon Mountain Mike's for pizza lunch & festivities.

Thank you for helping us give all babies a healthy start!

Why March of Dimes
I started ride this to honor my sons--the one many of you have met and the one who lives in my heart. My sons were born 14 weeks early. No one knows why.

March of Dimes works to fund important research and programs that help babies begin healthy lives. The MoD is the only health charity to have succeeded in its original mission -- developing the polio vaccine and all but eradicating polio worldwide. Other successes include the development of folic acid regimens for prenatal care, surfactant therapy for preemies (which saved my surviving son...), and education, especially to communities in need.

The Important and Fine Print
"All riders need a minimum of 1k recent and diverse miles experience to join a group ride.  Always review a route to determine it's within your skills - we post a variety of rides to accommodate our varied riders.  Your participation is acceptance of the liability release in the files section and confirmation that you are licensed and insured.  Arrive at the meetup with a full tank of gas.  You must be ready to ride at the time of the Safety Talk."

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  • Todd F.

    so sorry I missed this. Such a good cause and wonderful friends to ride with..

    1 · April 27, 2014

    • Kim A

      Next year!

      April 28, 2014

  • Valerie

    Beautiful route, day, people, lunch, and especially cause. It almost feels guilty to have so much fun doing so much good. Thank you Dan and Kim!

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • Kim A

    Thanks all for joining the ride and supporting the March of Dimes!

    April 26, 2014

  • Dan

    Great people who opened their hearts to help MOD continue to fight prematurity. Thanks to all who went and donated; you peeps ROCK!!!

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Jill r.

    Good people, good ride, good food, nice weather

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Valerie

    Hi Folks, Don't let today's showers fool ya! Tomorrow's forecast has consistently been for a dry day for our Bikers for Babies Ride :),-121.883301&sp=KCASANJO174

    April 25, 2014

  • Dan

    With less than 48 hours to KSU it looks like the weather is going to cooperate; a little cool but sunny nonetheless. Make sure you bring some extra $$ as we have some great items including 2 sets of dinner for 2 at a San Jose Firehouse cooked by firefighters! All items and food has been donated or sponsored so 100% of your donations are going to March of Dimes.

    April 24, 2014

  • Dan

    With the ride just 11 days away we are finalizing details. The route has been finalized and we have dedicated parking on Park Avenue at the intersection with Market Street. There is a Chevron at 147 E Santa Clara St., (corner 4th and E. Santa Clara) so please arrive with gas tanks full!

    1 · April 15, 2014

    • Valerie

      Here's a map of the corner where we have dedicated parking­ Zoom out to see the Chevron. I can't wait, this is going to be wonderful and exciting!

      1 · April 16, 2014

  • John B.

    There's been a recent addition to my family so I think I ought to do this... can I bring a passenger (No. Not the new born member - lol)

    February 18, 2014

    • Kim A

      Yes indeed. Passengers welcome. Just add a +1 to your RSVP.

      February 18, 2014

    • Kim A

      And silly me... Congrats on the new addition to the family!

      February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would so love to do this but I have a previous commitment. I will donate on line though!

    1 · February 10, 2014

    • Kim A

      Thanks for your support Sue!

      February 10, 2014

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