Pedal for Protein 1 (2014)

A total of $25,480 was raised by the riders, congregations, and friends for grass root food pantries in the Presbytery of the Redwoods. The inaugural Pedal for Protein bicycle ride was an undulating 6-day ride from Orick, our northern most Presbyterian Church to Sausalito Presbyterian Church, also known as Pedal the Presbytery. Fifteen cyclists rode the 364-mile route with seven cyclists joining in for one day along the way. It was so much more than just a fundraising bike ride. It was life, community and doing good at its best. For some it was a walk in the park, for most of us, it was a challenge to keep pedaling each day and finish!

Special thanks to:

  • the wonderful congregations that hosted overnight stays: Arcata, Fortuna, Garberville, Fort Bragg and Tomales.
  • the supportive congregations that provided snacks or lunch and beverages along the way: Orick, McKinleyville, Eureka, Mendocino, Pt. Reyes, San Geronimo, First San Anselmo, Redwoods Larkspur, St. Andrew and Sausalito.

2014 Pedal for Protein Grants:

  • Food Bank of Napa Valley $2,000
  • Food Bank of Contra Costa Solano $3,000
  • Marin Community Food Bank $2,000
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank $9,000
  • Ukiah Community Food Bank $1,000
  • Brown Baggers Sonoma $1,000
  • Mendocino Food and Nutrition - Fort Bragg Food Bank $3,500
  • Food Bank of Humboldt County - Food for People $3,500

2014 – Orick to Sausalito – 364 miles, 6 days

The route generally follows the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route – Section 3 published by the Adventure Cycling Association. It follows US-101 from Orick to Leggett, then CA-1 down to near Pt Reyes Station. We then follow Sir Francis Drake Boulevard to Sausalito. We take side roads where convenient.

  • Day One – Orick to Fortuna (68.1 miles, 3,521 ft of climb) Follow US-101 from Orick to Fortuna. Side roads include:
    • Patricks Point Drive and Trinidad Scenic Drive near Trinidad
    • Clam Beach Drive, Hammond Trail and Mad River Road through McKinleyville and Arcata
    • Surface streets through Eureka
    • Tompkins Hill Road and Eel River Drive near Fernbridge
  • Day Two – Fortuna to Garberville (53.7 miles, 4,883 ft of climb) Follow US-101 and Avenue of the Giants from Fortuna to Garberville. Side roads include:
    • Wildwood Avenue through Rio Dell
    • Avenue of the Giants from Pepperwood to Phillipsville
    • Redwood Drive through Redway
  • Day Three – Garberville to Ft. Bragg (70.9 miles, 7,310 ft of climb) Follow US-101 to Leggett and then CA-1 to Fort Bragg. Side roads include:
    • Benbow Drive from Benbow to Piercy
    • Ten Mile Beach Trail north of Fort Bragg
  • Day Four – Ft. Bragg to Gualala (59.3 miles, 4,540 ft of climb) Follow CA-1 from Fort Bragg to Gualala.
  • Day Five – Gualala to Tomales (63.5 miles, 4,610 ft of climb) Follow CA-1 Gualala to Tomales.
  • Day Six – Tomales to Sausalito (48.7 miles, 3,116 ft of climb) Follow CA-1 from Tomales to Platform Bridge Rd south of Pt. Reyes Station and then detailed map through west Marin County to Sausalito.