Pedal on the Pier – fundraiser to send kids to Summer Camp

Pedal on the Pier Logo, click to embiggen
Pedal on the Pier Logo, click to embiggen

Ok, this is a different event, not bicycles, but stationary bikes ridden 100 miles to raise money to send inner city kids to summer camp.  It’s sponsored by the  Harold Robinson Foundation and will be held May 31st 2015 on SaMo Pier.  Nice setting, fun if you’re into riding bikes that don’t go anywhere. At least some creep racing in a sport sedan can’t run you over, but I digress.  Most importantly this is about raising funds to help underprivileged kids get to summer camp and enjoy all that experience has to offer.

To participate there are a few criteria.  Just having stamina and great gams to sit and bicycle isn’t enough. You  need to have pledges for at least $2,500 to be on one of the stationary bikes on the pier and pedal for those 5 hours.  You also need $250 for an entry fee.  You can start the registration process for you as an individual or a team  HERE.

Full Press Release after the jump:

High Energy 100-Mile Outdoor Ride and Festivities on the Iconic Santa Monica Pier Benefit LA’s Disadvantaged Youth

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (May 31, 2015) – The Harold Robinson Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3, which provides unity and community to inner-city kids through a life-changing camp experience, announced its 5th annual Pedal on the Pier fundraiser to be held on Sunday, May 31, 2015. The Santa Monica Pier will transform into a high-energy outdoor cycling studio, where renowned Los Angeles spin instructors from Cycle House will guide teams of riders for the day; all with a mission to raise money to send over 25 different Los Angeles inner-city schools to camp on an all-expense paid retreat.
The event will open at 9:30am. The 100-mile ride overlooking the Pacific Ocean begins at 11am. The day will also feature DJs, bands, celebrity guests, athletes, food and drinks. The Harold Robinson Foundation provides Los Angeles’ underprivileged children with a unique opportunity to attend an ACA accredited, overnight camp in the woods, just 90 minutes outside of Los Angeles. Most of these kids have never even left their neighborhoods and Camp Ubuntu gives them a safe, fun and nurturing environment to grow in a positive way.
“Participating in Pedal on the Pier is a way to give back to the most underserved children and families in our city and to help break the vicious cycle of gangs and drugs that they often face on a daily basis,” said Jeff Robinson, co-founder, Harold Robinson Foundation. “We are expecting over 1,500 attendees who have pledged to raise funds to help give these kids a life changing experience, one many of us often take for granted.”
The unique camp program includes developmental group projects designed to help kids build character, strengthen confidence, develop teamwork skills and forge enduring friendships. The lessons and experiences the children learn at Camp Ubuntu will enrich their lives and provide the necessary skills needed to better themselves at home, across their communities and throughout life.
Sponsors of the 5th annual Pedal on the Pier include: Cycle House, Hacker Fund, Wells Fargo, InstaBrand, CaliWater, Taos Footwear, Waiakea Water, Kaiser Bikes, Delicious Vinyl, Bead Relief, among others. Teams or individual riders must raise a minimum of $2,500 to participate on one of the 100+ stationary bikes for the day. Registration for the five-hour, 100-mile challenge, which is now open online, requires a $250.00 fee.

For more information on registration, please visit:
About The Harold Robinson Foundation:
The Harold Robinson Foundation is a 501(c)3 founded in 2009 by Jeff Robinson, Joyce Robinson and David Moss. It began with an idea from Jeff Robinson, almost 20 years ago, that every child should have the same opportunities he had as a kid. He realized his dream after acquiring Canyon Creek Sports Camp in the Angeles National Forest. The foundation is named for Jeff’s late father who helped him with the purchase of his camp