Thanksgiving Day Ride and Fundraiser for
Meals on Wheels of West LA
Now in its 11th year, the
Thanksgiving Day Ride is a wonderful La Grange tradition. It is
a great ride, as well as an opportunity to make a significant
contribution to our community. Last year we raised $3,000 for
Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles, which provides home-delivered
meals to the disabled, elderly and ill residents of our community
who are unable to prepare or obtain adequate meals.
Let's do even better
this year - - with even more riders and more donations - - while
burning off calories to make room for all the turkey and pie to
RIDE START: The start is
in Brentwood, but you can join the group along the route (times
Peet's Coffee & Tea in Brentwood
photo for website
Vicente and Ocean Ave.
ROUTE: The DONUT
HOLE around the Palos Verdes golf course, about 50 miles
roundtrip from Westwood, or 40 miles if you turn around at the
rest stop (Catalina Coffee Co.). You can turn back at any time
if you need to get back earlier. The entire ride, back to Westwood,
including stopping for refreshments, will take until about noon.
FREE REFRESHMENTS!!: Once
Catalina Coffee Co. in
Redondo Beach will set out a magnificent
spread of their famous cinnamon buns, muffins, bagels & cream
cheese, and delicious coffee & tea - - free to all riders.
It is the highlight of the ride and - - especially for new club
members and those who can't do the weekday morning rides - - a
great opportunity to mingle and socialize!
PACE: FRIDAY RIDE conversational - - this is
a SOCIAL ride, with several regrouping points and route slips.
(But do bring your own spare tube, patch kit, CO2, etc. - - sorry,
we can't hold up the entire group for every flat).
FUNDRAISING: Minimum suggested donation is $20 per
You can download the optional SPONSORSHIP FORM.
You'll be surprised how easy
it is to raise additional money by asking your friends, family
and co-workers to sponsor you, even if it's a small amount -
it adds up quickly!
Write your name and address
on the sponsorship form, put the form and all checks and cash
collected into an envelope, and bring it to the ride start (or
if you're joining along the way, give it to Tom Byrnes at the
All checks should be made payable
Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles
If you can't ride but would still
like to make a contribution or raise money from sponsors, mail checks to:
Velo Club La Grange
c/o Joe Camacho
8650 Olin St.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
RAIN CHECK: If there is
a very light drizzle and a positive forecast, we'll brave it.
If it's raining, the ride will be postponed to Friday morning.
As with all club rides, helmets
are mandatory. See you there!