The 1500 mile Cycle for a Cause closing in on finish line in San Diego

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on October 26, 2009 4:26 pm

It’s been a mammoth journey from Seattle to So-Cal, as the Pacific Coast Cycle for a Cause winds its way to the finish line in San Diego.  Professional skier, base jumper, and writer Max Kusaj organized the 1500-mile expedition to raise funds for the Billy Poole Ski Foundation, which benefits the Local Boys and Girls Clubs of Salt Lake City, the Shane McConkey Fund in lieu of the Make a Wish Foundation, and the NTAF Spinal Cord Injury Fund in honor of Riley Poor.

The efforts of these riders far surpasses a few mouse clicks required to make a donation.

In Max’s latest blog entry, he reveals that Sherry McConkey is kicking some serious booty on the latest leg from Malibu to Newport Beach.

After some killer food at the local Wahoo’s Fish Taco Restaurant, we motored on though Hermosa Beach.  Then we hit the busy roads of Long Beach on to a bike path running parallel to a Los Angeles water canal made famous by all the Hollywood action movie chase scenes.  The only chase seen going on was the group trying to keep up with Sherry as she pulled the crew the few miles down the pathway.  I think Sherry is starting to like wearing spandex and hauling down the road, but I won’t start the rumor with her mountain biking peers.

The riders have two legs left, Newport Beach to Oceanside, and then Oceanside to San Diego, crossing the finish line on Wednesday.  Simply heroic. 

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