CPCC Employee to Cycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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Gilda Rubio-Festa, associate dean of College & Career Readiness/International Community Outreach at CPCC, is going to be taking part in the California Coast Classic bicycle tour. The California Coast Classic is an eight-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Riders range from beginners to seasoned cycling veterans. The 525-mile bicycle tour donates its funds to the Arthritis Foundation whose mission is to create a world free of arthritis pain. The tour begins on September 28 in San Francisco. Cyclists cruise down the coast into Santa Cruz, a total of 85 miles on the first day, ending each night in a camping tent. The feat will end on October 5 with a victory party waiting at the finish line for the cyclists.

Rubio-Festa leads by example in taking action for this cause. Rubio-Festa has been training nearly every day for four months, with the support of her husband. She rides her bike almost every day and has been participating in smaller races for good causes. She said that preparing for this race has taught her to ensure that her health is up to par by ensuring that she has all her nutrients and that she remains hydrated. She is excited about the experience and bonding with her sister, who will also be participating.

Rubio-Festa and her team have set the goal of raising $3,000 for the Arthritis Foundation. You can donate and support the cause through her personal Web page until November 30.