Daily Archives: October 8, 2010

Only Days Away

The Borp Revolution Ride is on it’s way! The Rev, now in it’s eighth year has helped BORP to provide a plethora of adaptive sport opportunities for people with disabilities including wheelchair basketball, goalball, power soccer, and outdoor adventures including camping, scuba diving, and rock climbing.

Set in the bucollic Sonoma wine country, riders enjoy a variety of fully supported courses including a 100, 65, 50, 25, 10 mile ride. The event brings cyclists of all abilities, ages, experiences, and motivations  together for a day of riding and festivities.

How does your participation help? Here are just a few examples of what $100 can help us to provide: a power soccer ball, a goalball, two pairs of adaptive foot pedals, a basketball uniform, a one year participation fee, one replacement bicycle drivetrain; however, while we all have some idea of what can be purchased with cold hard cash, there are many intangibles that are more enduring and more valuable than material goods. BORP’s effect on it’s participants includes increased self-esteem, increased independence, social integration, and an increased level of self-efficacy.

Here’s what some of the riders, and volunteers have said about the Revolution. “I love being able to support BORP and do something I enjoy at the same time.”, “I enjoy riding with friends while raising money for a great organization.”, “Awesome food, great ride, thanks for the massage!”

So a big thanks if you are riding or volunteering this year. Thanks also if you are supporting a rider or plan to make a donation to our silent auction. THANKS FINALLY to everyone who is making The BORP Revolution Ride possible!  

And IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER! Many folks plan to fundraise through November 15th, so if you’ve been meaning to register, (as Nike would say) just do it!  http://www.regathon.com/revolution/rider-registration.htm

We are all looking forward to a great day on the road…

Ride on BORP!

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