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Biking for the Community

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EVENT DATE: Oct 28, 2017

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Nov 15, 2017

Employees within the Solutions Engineering teams are riding their bikes to raise money to support victims of the recent Hurricane events.  Funds raised will be sent to Direct Relief Charity to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.  


Ways to Donate:  There are three ways to donate:

  1.  As an individual, you can go to the main donate link (above) and select a fixed amount you are comfortable with donating. 
  2. Recognizing an individual Solutions Engineering Team by selecting that team from the bottom of the home page and selecting a fixed amount to donate.
  3. Contributing as a team!  The Solutions Engineering Team is committing to ride a total of at least 1000 person-miles during this event and as a team we will be making a contribution of $1 per mile.  We challenge any team within PG&E to match us and share in this emotionally rewarding event!   

About the Ride:  The bike ride starts & stops in Fairfield.  Riders will meet at 8AM and will set off on paved roads around the Fairfield-Winters Loop.  Most of the route is along country roads but not on a dedicated bike route, so at times riders will have to share the road with cars.  The entire loop is approx. 30 miles.  Riders are able to go at their own pace and will be able to make interesting stops along the way to take in the exceedingly scenic roads and gorgeous views of orchards and rolling hills.  Upon return the riders will be treated to a delicious BBQ lunch, hosted by Paul Nielsen at his home.


About the Beneficiaries:  It is critical in a hurricane's aftermath to support the existing, nonprofit community clinics and health centers that provide services to the people who are most vulnerable. The people who receive care at America’s nonprofit safety-net clinics and health centers—and the facilities themselves—are least able to financially absorb this type of blow and face the most difficult challenges bouncing back. These facilities and their patients need help during this critical period and they also need to sustain and serve the same people in the same communities one year, and five years, from now.

Direct Relief (license 95-1831116) is the only nonprofit licensed to distribute prescription medications in all 50 U.S. states. In the past year alone, Direct Relief has delivered 5,000 shipments to its network of more than 1,400 nonprofit clinics and health centers nationwide—the largest charitable program in the U.S. providing free medications and supplies to health centers treating low-income patients without insurance.