Congratulations to Forward Advantage’s Jason Oxford, Jason Lewis, and Gary Gerard for a ride well done! On Saturday, May 19, these three teamed up for the California Classic Weekend – Metric Century Bike Ride. The Metric Century was one of three courses that riders could choose from and covered a scenic, 60-mile route in Fresno. The Forward Advantage group finished the ride in an impressive three hours and 20 minutes. The event supported a couple of local charities including the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, which has been seeking donations for the construction of the new Sea Lion Cove. Also supported was Team Donate Life, a non-profit that sponsored a race this spring to raise funds in honor of Crystel Stanford, who lost her life in a cycling accident last year. The goal of the organization is to increase awareness of organ donation and transplantation and to provide financial support for patients recovering from surgery.
The event was a fun time for all participants and included prize drawings, a barbeque, and a complimentary massage for riders. “It was a great opportunity for us to get out there and spend some time together riding, while also supporting the community,” says Jason Oxford. More information on the event can be found here, and additional donations to either organization can be made by clicking on the links above. We hope you consider participating next year!