The charity bike ride was a success!

by Helen Palomino


About 215 riders participated in the second annual 3:10 to Yuma Charity Bike ride this past Saturday, up from 86 in last year’s inaugural.

Although the event was not a race but a charity ride to raise money for the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert, many riders used the occasion to test their strength. A four-man breakaway completed the 60 miles in 2 hours, 15 minutes, with an average speed of 26.6 mph.

The oldest cyclist was Ray Soto, who at 81 years of age completed the distance with a remarkable time of 2:45 (21.8 mph average speed).

The event was put on by the Imperial Valley Velo Club of El Centro.

“Many riders thanked me for putting on the event. That’s always gratifying,” said club president and race director Brian McNeece. “But the best feeling is to see novice riders giving themselves a challenge and completing it. Their joy and pride is infectious.”

We want to thank the Imperial Valley Velo Club for this amazing effort and such a tremendous event.

If you are interested to have more information of the Club and their activities follow the link below.

For support and Donations to the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert, follow the link below.