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2016 GK Grand Pondo Charity Bike Ride
Metric Century, Half Century, Other
Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Santa Clarita, CA
Cycling-Metric Century - Individual Age group/open
Cycling-Half Century - Individual Age group/open
Cycling-40 Miles - Individual Age group/open
Cycling-10-20 mile Family Ride - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
CELEBRATING 5 YEARS! Grand Pondo sa Gawad Kalinga (Funds for Gawad Kalinga)
An annual bike ride catering to riders of all abilities, benefitting Gawad Kalinga of Santa Clarita
Fees $59 dollars ($35 for the family ride) includes lunch, full SAG support and event T-Shirt (while supplies last).
Come and enjoy the bike trails of Santa Clarita or the challenging canyons in the the SCV and high desert by riding our 60, 50, 40, or family bike routes. You can enjoy the beautiful bike trails/paths in the Santa Clarita Valley with family and friends or join our intermediate and advanced cyclist and trek the SCV and high desert canyons including Sierra Highway, Agua Dulce, Acton, Angeles Crest Highway and Soledad Canyon.
This event that we started back in November 2012 have raised over $25000 dollars in its 4 years of existence with the help of our loyal sponsors, volunteers and over 200 cyclists every year. In 2013 marked the ground breaking of our 4th GK Village in Abucay, Bataan, Philippines. In January 2015, we completed the construction of 11 houses in our GK Village that is now the home of 11 families from Abucay who were living in a cemetery under very unsanitary conditions. We continue to build homes in hopes of relocating all these families to their new homes.
The Santa Clarita Valley GK continues to hold local fund raisers in an effort to build shelters for our less fortunate families in the Philippines. To date, the SCVGK has built 4 Villages in the Philippines. Each village has a minimum of 30 homes and each home costs around $5000 dollars. This bike ride is one of the many ways you can take part in this exciting movement. We invite you to become a sponsor of this event. Your generous support will surely play a vital part in assuring the success of our mission. Also, donations in any amount are most welcome and greatly appreciated.
Gawad Kalinga (translated to give care) is an organization whose main mission is to end poverty to poor families around the world. GK has sheltered thousands of families and have restored so many human dignities since its humble beginning in 1995 but we still have so much more to accomplish before we reach our ultimate mission.
We profoundly thank you for your kind assistance and for any contributions you make. GK USA is a 501(C3) non-profit organization. Tax Identification number is 35-2361640.
To find out more about Gawad Kalinga, you can visit our website www.gk1world.com
Event details and schedule
Registration starts at 6 AM.
Mass roll out with full motorcycle securiy escorts will start at 7:30 AM.
Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM.
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