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Ride for a Cause - Fundraising for Typhoon Haiyan Victims!

It's all over the news - From military veterans and U.S. troops to grassroots Filipino-American organizations, people across the country geared up to do what they could to help after one of largest storms ever barreled through the Philippines over the weekend and killed an estimated 10,000 people. People are going to be dying of thirst, hunger and sickness that's just truly tragic...LET US ALL HELP!

The Filipino Biking Community is reaching out to all fellow bikers and friends in helping raise money to donate to the typhoon Haiyan victims. Proceeds shall be given to a legitimate relief agency. Here's how we can all help:

LET'S RIDE @ FAIRLAND MTB TRAILS - $10/person donation. 
MEET UP/PARKING LOCATION: The Garden Ice House 
13800 Old Gunpowder Rd, Laurel, MD 20707
MEET UP TIME - 10:30am for an 11am RO!  

There will be casual/moderate/fast rides to choose from.


***Non riders are also welcome to join and donate $10/plate at the post ride get together at the FILCAP Church.***

POST RIDE LUNCH/GET TOGETHER AT: 
Fil-Am Capital SDA Church 
4216 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville MD 20705
2PM-4PM

Confucius: “To be able, under all circumstances, to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.”

Winston Churchill: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” 

Thank you and hope to see you all there!
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  • Ed R.

    Really nice job with the video.

    1 · November 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Ed. And also Joji. Appreciated.

      November 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey folks,

    Here's a little video I put together for the ride, short as it was for me. I hope you enjoy it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbSCnFthDBE

    PS - I'm not on Facebook, so distribute this link to the Filipino crews if you can. Thanks!

    3 · November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    THE MOST FUN FUNDRAISER EVER!

    1 · November 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The "Ride For A Cause" fundraiser event could have not been a great success without everyone's participation!
    I want to specially thank all the volunteeres for taking part in this worthy event.
    Brian's support coming out to help even when he still under the weather, thanks bro!
    Travis and Pete we missed you both! I hope everything goes well! see youvat the next ride!
    Tallied attendance was 128 (registered) excluding family members!
    Accounted raised funds tallied at $3,444.00 with a collectible $120 from the auction.
    God is truelly good!
    God Bless us all!
    ans again, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

    5 · November 25, 2013

  • Jose T.

    November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day! We even had flurries at the beginning. So glad to be a part of it. Great job organizers, volunteers, and riders!

    5 · November 24, 2013

    • Victor B.

      Brian was in bad shape. Hope he feels better!

      November 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll get better. Thanks! I just didn't wanna be the party pooper today. Needed to get home and rest. See you all soon!

      1 · November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for everyone coming out for a good cause. Also a special thanks to Joey for taking over. I appreciate it much!

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Jose T.

    I had such a great time cold and all minus 1 rider, LOL. What a family we are! Thank you all for coming out and special thanks to my sweepers, great support and communication.

    2 · November 24, 2013

    • Jose T.

      I am loading the videos for today, you will c that 1 rider, Kem do you know him? he needs some group riding etiquette

      November 24, 2013

    • Kem C.

      LOL no I don't

      November 24, 2013

  • Ed R.

    Great ride. Great tir.nout

    November 24, 2013

  • Jogie [.

    Clap clap clap!

    November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you to all the leaders especially Faith who led the group I was in. And thanks to all the helpers.

    3 · November 24, 2013

    • Faith

      Aww- thanks for riding with us!! It was fun, despite the cold!

      November 24, 2013

  • Victor B.

    Amazing people! Thank you for organizing and giving us the opportunity to contribute!

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Michael W

    Outta gas in the driveway- √
    Miss exit ramp to freeway- √
    Broken helmet frame- √
    So cold that bike computer display is dim- √
    Rattling headset- √
    Frozen shifter cables- √
    What a great ride!

    4 · November 24, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Frozen hands, burned faces, and frozen rear derailleurs, oh what fun it is to ride for a cause! Unforgettable day, thanks to everyone who volunteered, I had a blast.

    2 · November 24, 2013

  • Stu R.

    Sorry I'm not gonna make it. Change in plans. Very lame compared with Pete's medical issues. Have fun and keep warm!

    November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there all dressed up like Ralphies little brother on the Christmas Story !

    4 · November 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hopefully you don't have to go to the bathroom. I would recommend an adult diaper. ;)

      2 · November 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lol haha

      November 24, 2013

  • Michael W

    ... diggin' out my winter boots.

    November 24, 2013

  • Peter A

    Bad news, I won't be able to make this event, I came down with a case of strep throat. Sucks!

    November 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      we'll miss you Pete! get well soon!

      November 23, 2013

    • Victor B.

      I was looking fwd to seeing you Pete. Get well soon.

      November 23, 2013

  • Ben

    Just a heads up, but current forecast shows 50% chance of rain Sat, but no rain on Sun...albeit with a high of 36F and low of 24F on Sun. So make sure to layer up :)

    November 20, 2013

    • Ben

      Forecast is looking like it'll be around 32F - 34F, but with wind and humidity it'll feel like 19F - 22F. brr.

      November 23, 2013

    • Victor B.

      I would stay away from the water crossings. No need to risk ruining someone's ride. Especially for us beginners.

      November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dear Volunteers i need your ideas. since we are anticipating a large crowd whom prolly most dont know us, what is a good way to identify us (volunteers)?

    1 · November 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      oh no... i hope everythings ok.
      we'll struggle without you but we'll try to get by =(

      November 23, 2013

    • Faith

      Travis, can't your drug run wait until next weekend?

      3 · November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Emergency help needed!
    Travis has an emergency and needs to go to FL.
    We need a reliever for his position as one of the Moderate Group Sweepers.
    Any Volunteer, pls give me a howler at 2024O37515.
    many thanks!

    November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Attention Volunteers:
    Group Leads, let us plan a route.
    we need to take a loop so that there would be no "collisions" ;D
    i need your ideas =)

    November 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      the second link: http://www.bicycling....­

      November 22, 2013

    • Jose T.

      I dont have 174, LOL we will c how mine perform

      November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The secret is out!
    Texas BBQ is sponsoring our after event food!
    So pls, lets have a head count so we know how much to prepare!
    Thank you!
    Oh and by the way, i also heard that fried plantain will be served (my favorite)!

    3 · November 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      but yes, bring a little bit of everything since we dont know how many is coming. Dom (TX BBQ owner) needs to know the count of people coming or at least an anticipated attendance.

      November 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      to the ones attending but dont have FB pls let me know how much i will have to add to the list. thanks!

      November 20, 2013

  • Neil Pedro B.

    Let's ride with purpose ladies and gentleman.

    November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I'll be absent on this event. My brother in law along with his family are here visiting us from the Philippines. We are to be at Niagara Falls area by this day. My bad..

    November 20, 2013

  • Victor B.

    I have some folks over in Google+ asking about the event how can they sign up if they don't have Facebook? Who can they contact and how?

    November 19, 2013

    • Victor B.

      Already provided the link to this meetup and the info. Will update if I hear back from those interested.

      November 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Victor, if they are not able to sign up, pls let me know how many are coming so i can add them to the "food count".

      November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here it is Volunteers!
    thank you! Thank you!

    Lead&Sweepers
    Ride For A Cause
    November 24 Sunday 1030AM
    List of Volunteers for Lead & Sweepers.

    NOTE: the reason why we need two (2) sweepers is to warn other groups at cross-roads. Trails like the one going to the neighborhood. The last sweeper stays at the entrance to let the next group know that you are waiting for the other group to come out of the trail. This is to avoid collisions inside this one-way-trail.

    Let us meet a little bit on Sunday to finalize instructions. Please be at the Ice House by 10am. Thank you all! Hot Cocoa Mix and Bagels for us!

    FAST Group 1
    Lead - VJ
    Sweeper1 - Warren
    Sweeper2 - Din

    Moderate-Intermediate Group 1
    Lead - Kem
    Sweeper1 - Jesse
    Sweeper2 - Bopphim

    Moderate-Intermediate Group 2
    Lead - Jose
    Sweeper1 - Hector Santinor
    Sweeper2 - Irick

    Moderate Group 1
    Lead - Brian
    Sweeper1 - Travis
    Sweeper2 - Di

    Moderate Group 2
    Lead - KJ
    Sweeper1 - Jogie
    Sweeper2 - Napoleon

    Casual Group 1
    Lead - Faith
    Sweeper1 - Valens

    Casual Group 2

    3 · November 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      LOL! pls bring it! i know we filipinos can louder than a loud speaker hahaha =))

      November 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      *can be

      November 20, 2013

  • Victor B.

    I'll be there if my bike is in working condition. Are all groups doing the same route? How long is it? You could consider posting the route on Ridewithgps.com or other similar services. Maybe having a shorter route for beginner/casual riders would be good.

    November 19, 2013

    • Victor B.

      Leah, aren't you riding? Thanks for the offer! I will try to ride during the week and see if my Schwinn is reliable enough for such an event.

      November 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, I am but I have another bike that will probably work for you. The one Brian was telling you about. 29er, airborne guardian. Decent bike and hardly ridden.

      1 · November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Attention Volunteers:
    tonight i will post our duties for the Ride for A Cause Fundraiser on nov.24 Sunday.
    thanks!

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    we need your help =)
    other than the ones who already volunteered, we still need 3 volunteers who will sweep a moderate pace for this event and 2 sweeps for Fast pace.
    please let me know.
    thank you!

    November 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm not on Facebook. Leah told me I'm doing something, but I don't know what. I'm happy to lead or sweep, whatever you need. ^_^

      1 · November 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes you are down for Moderate Pace Lead with Di & Travis as your sweepers

      November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jose thanks for posting! one tiny correction, we moved to The Ice House as meetup place =)

    1 · November 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      November 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      or i can add you to the invite.
      pls provide me your email address :)

      November 18, 2013

  • Peter A

    I can't ride yet, but I'll be there with lunch. Jess, can I get to church early to help with set up?

    November 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Pete! thanks for volunteering! My wife (Ellen) will be there at 130pm to help direct the flow but we cant get in the mess hall until 2pm since another group is there.
      we can prolly ask them not to clean the mess hall anymore so we can get in earlier ;D

      November 18, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Link and info updated, please RSVP via FB as well if possible

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    From the bottom of my heart, i thank you all for supporting this cause. "United we Rise! Divided We Fall!". We will share a glimps of hope and will make many starving, cold and weary victims feel loved.
    Maraming Salamat Po!
    (thank you very much!)

    1 · November 15, 2013

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