Dear Conejo Valley Cyclists,
This coming weekend, your team at CVC will be supporting the Mike Nosco Foundation. Many of you know that the Nosco Ride is a long time favorite challenge in the Conejo Valley. This ride was formed to honor Mike Nosco whose life was tragically taken too soon. Over the years, amazing cyclists, volunteers, friends, and family turned out in the thousands to participate in what has become known as the "Nosco ride". This year we are trying to keep up a small part of the tradition virtually and also and in a much smaller scale group out on the road.
The Nosco Ride supports financial relief to families and/or individuals who are confronting a life threatening illness.The recipients for 2020 are already selected and are available on the website. They are all facing horrific illnesses and your support may provide them with a little less worry.
Normally, the ride would take place on November 3rd, the day that Mike Nosco passed. However, due to Covid, an actual road ride with hundreds of riders will be impossible to manage within Health guidelines, so CVC will be doing its part on *Saturday, October 31st*, by suggesting that our club riders face a challenge of their own, and ride the routes in honor of Mike and those that are suffering. Club member and former Orange Ride Leader Gary Silver will be out nourishing us at a regroup spot on the 3 longer routes and will provide some snacks for CVC members. We do ask that you do not linger due to our 2020 "no large gathering" time. Gary Silver will be at the Leo Carillo lot after the Mullholland left turn. Details on pre-ride announcement at the start.
You may purchase clothing that looks incredible AND helps support the foundation/cause using this link. https://via.primalcustom.com/collections/t06477a
You may register for the ride and provide a donation in any amount using this link. This is a club ride, so registration is *not* necessary, but it is highly appreciated and valued. https://mikenosco.com/register/ Please use the official hashtags: #noscoride https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/noscoride?__eep__=6&source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG #2020virtualnosco https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/2020virtualnosco?__eep__=6&source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG
On the day of *November 3rd*, the Nosco Team will be hosting a *ZWIFT Virtual Rid**e *for those that have accessibility to Zwift. The ride will be on November 3rd between 5:00 and 6:10 PM. Join superstars Dave Zabriskie and Lauren Hall as they lead this special ride that unites the community in memory of a wonderful man. This ride means so much to so many people and the peloton will be full of your favorite pros. Here is the link to the Zwift Ride: https://zwift.com/events/view/1124354 https://zwift.com/events/view/1124354?fbclid=IwAR0_MFTqmHqe9QLgq-VzLUr21oGA0_LQ8t3QFf6BOXR-59uwRJWOBH0wtvU
Your donations will go to this year's recipients. You can read their stories below: https://mikenosco.com/mike-nosco-memorial-bicycle-ride-recipients-2020/
From Jack Nosco:
We must keep in the right perspective of why we ride on November 3rd; one, to memorialize my brother Mike and two, to join in solidarity, a Peloton with a Purpose, in hopes of raising funds for and motivating our chosen recipients. Our recipients are people in our community, our friends, family, co-workers, etc. who are facing life-threatening illnesses. They need our spiritual and financial support in a huge way. By making a donation: www.mikenosco.com, all the money raised will go directly to these people in need. https://mikenosco.com/register/
We will offer 5 routes this coming Saturday, October 31st. There will be no assigned colored group levels for these routes. There will also be no ride leaders, so be sure to look at the routes carefully and download and/or print. The hope is that we stay together within our chosen route rides, but no one will be leading and there is no need to keep up with any specific group or other group members. Enjoy the challenge.
22 mile local Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34505990 35 mile local Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34513554 Nosco Shortened (Liv-Mully): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34418721 Nosco Shortened (Latigo) : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34418750 Nosco Full Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34418683