2017 GK Grand Pondo Charity Bike Ride

Saturday 14th October 2017

Santa Clarita Sports Complex Pavilion: 20870 Center Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, United States

Cycling, Half century, Metric century


Activities

  • Cycling-Metric Century - Individual Age group/open
  • Cycling-Half Century - Individual Age group/open
  • Cycling-40 Miles - Individual Age group/open
  • Cycling-10-20 mile Family Ride - Individual Age group/open

Description

CELEBRATING 6 YEARS!  Grand Pondo sa Gawad Kalinga (Funds for Gawad Kalinga)

An annual bike ride catering to riders of all abilities, benefitting Gawad Kalinga of Santa Clarita

Fees
$59 dollars ($35 for the family ride) includes lunch, full SAG support and event T-Shirt (while supplies last).

Come and enjoy the bike trails of Santa Clarita or the challenging canyons in the the SCV and high desert by riding our 60, 50, 40, or family bike routes. You can enjoy the beautiful bike trails/paths in the Santa Clarita Valley with family and friends or join our intermediate and advanced cyclist and trek the SCV and high desert canyons including Sierra Highway, Agua Dulce, Acton, and Soledad Canyon.

This event that we started back in November 2012 have raised over $41000 dollars in its 5 years of existence with the help of our loyal sponsors, volunteers and over 200 cyclists every year. In 2013 marked the ground breaking of our 4th GK Village in Abucay, Bataan, Philippines. We are happy to announce that we have completed the construction of the Abucay Village and is now the home of 20 families who were living in a cemetery under very unsanitary conditions. We continue to build homes in hopes of relocating other needy families to their new homes.

For our next project, we are planning to build a new village somewhere in the province of Laguna, Philippines.  The town and site will be determined at a later time.

The Santa Clarita Valley GK continues to hold local fund raisers in an effort to build shelters for our less fortunate families in the Philippines. To date, the SCVGK has built 5 Villages in the Philippines. Each village has a minimum of 20 homes and each home costs around $3800 dollars.   This bike ride is one of the many ways you can take part in this exciting movement. We invite you to become a sponsor of this event. Your generous support will surely play a vital part in assuring the success of our mission. Also, donations in any amount are most welcome and greatly appreciated.

 Gawad Kalinga (translated to give care) is an organization whose main mission is to end poverty to poor families around the world. GK has sheltered thousands of families and have restored so many human dignities since its humble beginning in 1995 but we still have so much more to accomplish before we reach our ultimate mission.

We profoundly thank you for your kind assistance and for any contributions you make. GK USA is a 501(C3) non-profit organization. Tax Identification number is 35-2361640.

To find out more about Gawad Kalinga, you can visit our website www.gk1world.com

Event details and schedule

Registration starts at 6 AM. 

Mass roll out with full motorcycle securiy escorts will start at 7:30 AM. 

Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM.

ROUTES: (please copy and paste link to your browser)

60 Mile Route https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/615327819 

50 Mile Route https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/383384988

40 Mile Route https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/383385096

20 Mile Route https://connect.garmin.com/course/10919784

10 Mile Route https://connect.garmin.com/course/10958361

 

Organised by

GK USA

26629 Oak Terrace Place, Valencia

Phone: 6612106027

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