Friday, April 9, 2010

Go Lee! 30 yrs old, 30 hours in the saddle, $30,000...

Touchstone Climbing is proud to be sponsoring Lee Briggs as he attempts to ride his bike 30 hours to commemorate his 30th birthday. He's calling it 30for30th. http://www.30for30th.com He was going to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel but decided this was too tame. He's got moxie.

In addition to testing the limits of endurance and sanity, Lee is also using this ride to raise money for BORP.www.borp.org Bike Club members may recall that Touchstone is a long time supporter of BORP and its programs, which provides sports and outdoor recreation opportunities for physically disabled athletes, mostly children. Funds raised from Lee's ride will go to benefit BORP's annual cycling fundraiser "The Revolution" held each fall in the wine country.

Touchstone invites you to join in the effort to support Lee and BORP by donating to this effort. Befitting the ride, the suggested donation is a modest $30. But if you can give more, go ahead! Donate right here:http://www.borp.org/donate/index.php


Lee will be leaving his home in Marin County at 6am on April 17th. He will be heading north to Sonoma County, then to Napa County, then Yolo County, then Solano County, then Contra Costa County and finally Alameda County. He figures he will cover close to 300 miles. He plans to conclude the ride at the BORP bike house in Berkeley at noon on April 18th. BORP riders and others will guide him home and help him celebrate with a little birthday party and some soft pillows.

And even if you can't support Lee and BORP financially, we encourage you to send Lee some positive messages and follow his exploits on April 17 and 18. He will be Twittering, Facebookering, Bloggering and suffering like an animal. You don't want to miss it. Check out his 30for30th site for how to be social mediatized.

Spread the word. Go Lee!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ride! Sunday, 2/28/10


Mellow Touchstone Club ride will depart on Sunday, 2/28 at 9:45 am from Peet’s on Domingo Ave. (across from the Claremont Hotel and next door to Rick and Ann’s). We’ll ride up Tunnel and then who knows where. Plenty of options for everyone. Weather is supposed to be good (or at least better than what’s predicted on Saturday).

Please let us know if you plan to come. Thanks!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

2/13/10 - East Bay Ride! 2 hours

First ride of the year! Easy two-hour ride Saturday! Meet at Peet's (Claremont Hotel) at 9:45. Leave by 10am. Please post if you plan to attend. Thanks!