Santa Cycle 2019 – Saturday Dec. 21st

It’s time to get your Santa suit ready – the 4th Annual Santa Cycle Ride is this Saturday, December 21st at 12 noon beginning at the Monterey Wharf.

Santa Cycle is a short 10 mile cruise from the Wharf to Pacific Grove and back to Monterey. As is our custom, we’ll stop mid-ride at Rich Campbell’s Santa-themed house in PG for Mulled Cider and Holiday Cookies for 45 minutes or so and then return for a loop through downtown Monterey. 

And this year Christina Cuva-Rodriguez is hosting a post ride get-together with wine, beer, beef stew and vegetarian minestrone at her home which is just a short ride from downtown Monterey on Via Mirada.Santa Cycle is not limited to Velo Club members. All Santa Riders (in their holiday suit) are welcome to ride.

Meet up at Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey by 11:50 so we can organize and roll out at noon. Also, non-riders are welcome to meet us at Rich’s house as well around 12:30 or so. It’s on Short St. across from the Baseball Park in Pacific Grove.  Here is a link to view the Santa Cycle Course Map.

Support Fremont St. Mission for Homeless Women

One again this year, we’re raising funds on the Santa Cycle ride for Lois Varner and the Fremont Street Mission for Homeless Women, a charity that reaches out to local elderly homeless women.  Lois uses donations to purchase and distribute items such as blankets, gloves, warm socks, food cards, laundry cards, bus and gas cards to homeless women in the area. Her assistance is limited to $10 per week per person, so any funds we raise for her will impact a large number of women. We will ask Cycle Santa riders to donate what they can to help her Mission at the end of the ride.

If you plan to join us at Christina’s after the ride, please RSVP by responding to this email at veloclub@vcmonterey.org so we can get a headcount. I’ll send you her address privately so you can park near her house prior to the ride if you wish.

We hope to see you at Cycle Santa 2019 this Saturday, Dec. 21st!

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