2012 Jerseys are Here!

The 2012 Dream Ride jerseys have arrived at our HQ, and they look fantastic:

The jerseys will be available for purchase on the day of the ride for $80 each. We have men’s sizes S, M, L and XL, along with women’s sizes S, M and L. Each jersey features our signature artwork, as well as the Partner’s in Health logo.

We also have them for sale from our web store. From the registration page, simply select the Jersey item you want (if you won’t be participating in this year’s ride, you can still purchase a Jersey – we’ll ship it to you for an extra $10). Please indicate the size you want as you complete the order.

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PIH Co-Founder, Paul Farmer, on Global Health in the NYT

Today Dr. Paul Farmer, the co-founder of PIH, the NGO the 2012 Dream Ride will support, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times explaining why supporting health care around the world is important. Check it out. And then join the 2012 Dream Ride to contribute providing each person the health care they deserve.

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We’re back again in 2012

I am very excited to announce the initial details for our 2012 Ride:

The 5th annual Dream Ride is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the developing world through the power of quality health care. All proceeds will be donated to Partners in Health. You can learn more about PIH and what your money can do on our Cause page.

We will be riding through Marin County, California on August 11th, 2012. Similar in format to last year, we are offering three different distance options for the ride:

50KM Fun Ride
100KM Metric Century
100M Full Century

A registration fee is required for each option:
50KM = $49
100KM = $59
100M = $69

Each ride is capped at 50 riders.

A preview of the routes has been posted. As always, fundraising beyond the base registration fee is highly encouraged. Consider asking others to commit a sponsorship amount per mile you ride. The further you ride the greater your impact! Donations are tax-deductible. Special incentives will be offered for riders who raise money beyond the registration fee.

News updates will be posted here as we get closer to the event, with registration opening soon. The Dream Ride team is looking forward to seeing you in August!

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We’re Proud to Announce our 2011 Fundraising Total

Hello Dream Riders!

We just wanted to send you a brief note to announce our 2011 fundraising total: $11,100 was donated to CARE’s Power Within Program. CARE will use these funds to bring education to women throughout the developing world. To all of our riders and volunteers who participated this year – thank you – we couldn’t have done this without you.

If you have a few minutes to spare, we’d appreciate it if you could take a brief survey for us. By taking this survey, you’ll help the Dream Ride organize better and higher impact events going forward. The information in the survey will be used to improve our advertising campaigns, as well as to attract relevant corporate sponsors.

Take our Survey

Finally, you can follow the Dream Ride on Facebook and on Twitter.

All the best,
The Dream Ride Team

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Help Relieve the Famine in East Africa

The severity of the food crisis in Somalia and surrounding countries deserves a special post given that part of our ride’s mission of preventing and mitigating human rights violations.

You can help.

Here’s how. The NYT has a list of charities, including the Dream Ride’s beneficiary, CARE, listed here. The World Food Program also has a list of ways to assist here.

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Our 2011 ride was a success!

We’d like to thank all of our amazing riders, volunteers and sponsors for making this year’s ride a success! We’re posting pictures of the event as we receive them to our photo album. Please contact us if you have additional pictures…

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Online registration is now closed

Online registration is now closed. However, we will be accepting onsite registrations on Saturday at the event. Don’t hesitate to come and join us!

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Details for the 2011 Ride

Next month’s ride is approaching quickly! Here are some additional details about the event:

The start and finish lines will be at Lafayette Community Park, 480 St. Mary’s Rd. (plenty of parking is available at the park). The park is conveniently located only 3.5 miles away from BART. Check-in is 7:00am – 9:00am. We urge century and slower riders to get an early start. Breakfast will be provided at the start, and rest stops will be stocked with refueling drinks and snacks. The course closes at 5:00pm. The event will conclude with a post-ride celebration meal at the park.

For the route: Starting in Lafayette, CA, the 50k will head North along the San Pablo Reservoir and skirt around the Eastern side of Briones Regional Park. The 100k will venture South into the foothills of Mt. Diablo before heading West through the canyon and coming back up Redwood. The century will combine both the 50k and 100k courses with an added climb into the Berkeley hills to round off the 100 miles.

View the map here: 2011 Ride

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Announcing the 2011 Ride!

We’re happy to announce the initial details for our 2011 Ride:

Once again, we will be supporting CARE International’s outstanding Power Within program, benefiting women’s education throughout the developing world.

We will be riding through the Bay Area on July 23rd, 2011. This year, we’re trying something new with three different distance options for the ride:

50KM Fun Ride
100KM Metric Century
100M Full Century

A registration fee is required for each option:
50KM = $39
100KM = $49
100M = $59

Fundraising beyond the base registration fee is highly encouraged. Consider asking others to commit a sponsorship amount per mile you ride. The further you ride the greater your impact! Donations are tax-deductible. Participants who raise $200 by July 9th will receive a commemorative Dream Ride Jersey.

More details coming soon, including the route…

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Pictures of the ride are up

Some fantastic shots from the 2010 ride have been added to our photo album.

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