25 I can't begin to say how thankful I am for really getting to participate and discover the true meaning behind it all by having the opportunity to captain a blind stoker. All I could think about afterward was how much respect I have for all those kids, especially the ones like Harrison who have such an incredible outlook on life. I cannot fathom or even begin to wrap my fingers around the concept of losing my sense of sight and I was truly touched by all the Braille Institute kids.
26 25 milers head off
28 Eric and Erika
29 Dennis and Cindy Spilane from SD Tandem Club
30 I want to let you know how much all of our S4EA group enjoyed the ride. From my vantage point, it went off without a hitch. Many thanks from all of us. Maybe we can arrange a ride with the coalition sometime before next year's Pedal to the Park.
31 TRS Volunteer tandem captain Vicki getting stoker Denise ready for 25 miles
32 Dr. Mike Welch, if you're going 25 miles, it's time to find your bike and bike buddie William.
33 After 210 mile Cycling for Sight (last month), this is a ride in the park for Erika, with captain Eric
34 Karl helping Kermit and Denise get ready for 25 mile route
36 Braille stoker Ricardo gets tips from his tandem captain Ryan, Braille coordinator Regina and Dave
38 Captain John and stoker Daniel
39 Taylor Everich, San Diego Bike Shop manager, sets up everyone with sweet rides and hard tires
41 Adam Dorring getting set up by Taylor
42 Vicki George and Adam ready to go
43 Jay Hatfield, Braille Inst Regional Director and children staying involved
46 Dave with Ride Across California Director Gary Rossi
47 SD County Bicycle Coalition Exec Director Kathy Keehan, meet your stoker Bianca
48 Dad Miguel looks on as Mom Laura gets her bike ready
49 Dave White takes the group by the horn !
50 10 Mile route leader Brian Parent, SDCBC President, and Connie Hegey, TRS
52 Dave and stoker Troy get their group underway
53 Kathy Keehan, SDCBC, getting serious about riding
55 Kathy Keehan and Bianca test drive the Bike Tuesday
58 Ryan Frank and Ricardo Castellanos
60 Bill and Amanda almost ready
61 Tim and Jason Gackstetter with their super sidecar. "Jason and I had a blast on the ride and at the game. We're looking forward to the next Pedal to the Park and maybe some other rides before then as well. Thanks so much for arranging this."
62 Vehicle powered by Challenged Athlete's Foundation
64 SDCBC President Brian Parent says "I can do this sitting down"
65 Vicki and Adam departing
68 All smiles for Emily, Skyler, Kristina & Kaitlyn
76 Girls just want to have fun!
77 Enjoying the sights & sounds of Balboa Park
78 Kathy leads her group past the Aerospace Museum.
79 With guided novice/family routes from under 10 miles, to intermediate routes featuring waterfront scenery and optional added mileage and challenges - PTP routes are truly suited for every Sunday morning cyclist. Afternoon ballgame is optional.
80 Coach Gary leads his some of his soccer team girls by Aerospace Museum. "The kids enjoyed themselves and said they would do it again. I enjoyed seeing parts of Balboa Park that I hadn't seen in years. The leisurely ride allowed us some good conversation along the way. The kids also learned a lot about riding in the city and obeying traffic laws. It was a fantastic day - a great bike ride, a great baseball game."
81 Heading out across the Cabrillo Bridge
83 Dave with PQ Premier soccer team girls - baseball cross-training !
84 Padres support and staff the Bicycle Parking Pavilion to Dave White's delight
85 PTP partnered with the SD County Bicycle Coalition and the SD Padres to bring a Bicycle Parking Pavilion (BPP) to Petco Park.
86 Petco Park GM Richard Andersen with the Coalition's Kathy Keehan and Pedal to the Park Director Dave White; this team is making cycling-friendly changes at the ballpark.
88 130 cyclists served at the BPP today, on 110 bikes (including 20 tandems).
97 How did that Red Sox fan get in here - PTP is INCLUSIVE indeed !
102 John and Stacy Morrison support Pedal to the Park all the way from Anaheim Hills
103 Padres radios help Braille kids enjoy the game.
104 Jason Gackstetter, cerebral palsey youngster. Dad Tim drove and Jason rode in the sidecar on the CAF special cycle.
106 PTP leader Dave White enjoys the game with Eric and his daughter Laurin