Breast Cancer Riders Support Navy EOD

It is breast cancer month and we want to give back to a group that has supported The Boob Ride for many years. The Navy cycling team is always seen on The Boob Ride and their riders are instrumental to our success.

The Navy team is raising funds for their own this weekend, The Wounded EOD Warrior Ride is Sunday. You can ride with these brave solders, attend a great event on Camp Pendleton, and donate to support the cause.

Kevin Childre and Dickie Fernandez on The Boob Ride 2015

Kevin Childre and Dickie Fernandez on The Boob Ride 2015

One of our favorite riders from the Navy team was the spiritual leader, Kevin Childre. This year’s EOD ride is in memory of Kevin. His story is here.

Support Injured Military Bomb Techs

The Cause

EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, the disarming and disposal of bombs. EOD technicians are highly-trained military members serving in the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force who are responsible for disarming, rendering safe and disposing bombs. The EOD profession is one of the most dangerous occupations in the military.

When EODs technicians are wounded they sustain some of the most severe and often life-changing injuries including loss of limbs, burns, paralysis, blindness and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many EOD warriors also experience Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).

eod-headshotRecovery and rehabilitation from these injuries can be extensive and require months and sometimes years of inpatient and outpatient care and has a significant emotional and financial impact on the injured EOD warrior and their families.

For the families of fallen EOD warriors, surviving family members face many changes and challenges in their lives as they grieve the loss of a loved one.

Fortunately, the EOD community is as resilient as it is steadfast. The EOD Warrior Foundation is supported by an indivisible network of EOD family and friends. This support enables wounded EOD warriors and their families and families of fallen EOD warriors to face the future with hope, knowing they are not alone, as they forge a new life and ensures the EOD heroes who make the ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Ride

Sunday October 9 — Welcome 1-Day Riders!
Arrive at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine between 6 and 6:30. Check in with Jen Gee in the lobby.
Pre-ride brief and the group photo will be at 7 AM with a roll time after the photo is complete.

Take your military ID or drivers license with you. You must present photo ID upon entering Camp Pendleton.
Showers will be available at the end of the ride. You have to bring your own towel Your bags will be waiting for you when you arrive.

Post Ride Event

The Post Ride Bash will be from 12 to 4 PM at the San Onofre Beach area on Camp Pendleton, San Onofre Beach Club. (see the attached map). The Taco Guy will be serving from 12 to 3 PM. Riders will be given a meal voucher. Family and friends attending the event should enter through the south gate. If they have normal base access they can enter through the north gate also. Invite your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to join us for the celebration! We do need to provide Camp Pendleton with a list of guests.
Please use this link https://goo.gl/forms/GPDZKmltmui1Gyjy2 to register the guests you think may be attending the Post Ride Bash and for the details for the Post Ride Bash.
Make sure your guests print the placard at the below link and place it on their dashboard to enter the State Park and base. You must have a picture ID.

Route

Click for the Route.

This is a big ride, but you can do as much as you want. Start with the Navy team and escort them through OC. Or, be strong and finish the ride.

Donate

Fundraising Page for Kevin Childre for West Coast EOD Undefeated Ride 2016