Beside the Keep Kids Rolling fundraiser, there is another campaign to raise money for bikes for those who lost theirs in the recent fires, by Marin County Firerfighters, where Benjamin Franklin Plumbing has agreed to match the first $5000 of donations. In addition, Marin Firefighters with L1775 will be delivering bikes to families that lost everything on Saturday November 11th. 2796 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa at the Sheriff Office from 10 AM -2 PM . Bikes available for Adults and Children with addresses listed as destroyed on the CAL FIRE damage inspection report. Their goal is to deliver 1000 bikes ! To donate a bike new or used please drop them off at any Southern Marin, Mill Valley or Marin County Fire station.
Also, Trek Bicycle has generously teamed up with our local Trek Bicycle Store, Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance, and the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition to assist fire victims by replacing up to 500 children’s bicycles destroyed in the fires. Bicycles will be provided free of cost to fire victims based on determined greatest need and as supplies last. Completing the application does not guarantee receipt of a bicycle. If you are selected to receive one or more bicycles, you will be contacted by phone or email using the contact information provided.
The Santa Rosa Cycling Club suffered an uninsured loss of virtually all club-owned equipment as the result of the Tubbs Fire on October 9, 2017. The leased warehouse was also destroyed. The destroyed equipment was essential to stage events that generate the majority of Club revenue and to support and maintain many events in Sonoma County’s vital cycling community. The club has set up a webpage for contribution to the SRCC Warehouse Recovery Fund. 100% of the funds received will go to replace equipment (trailers, canopies, coolers, tables, chairs, etc.) and materials (interior shelving, bins, containers, etc.) that were lost. The goal is to raise $100,000. If you prefer to pay by check please note Warehouse Recovery Fund on the check and send to PO Box 6008, Santa Rosa, CA 95406.
Update on parks from the mountain bike side of things. The previously mentioned REMBA (Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance) has a trail rebuilding fund. There is also a raffle benefiting REMBA, with a prize of the Specialized bike of your choice.