Pedal for Protein 5 (2018)

The 5th Annual Pedal for Protein raised $53,568, and was a 6-day ride exploring Humboldt County’s endless redwoods and brutal hills. Twenty riders persevered over 16,262 feet of vertical climb in the first three days to provide protein needs of the hungry in Northern California and beyond. On Saturday September 29 there was a fun one day ride in Santa Rosa, despite a few showers, 30 riders enjoyed the bike trails and Knox Church hosted a kids bike rodeo and lunch.

Special thanks to: 

  • the 7 “angel” riders from the 6 day ride who came and helped for the day 
  • the members and host congregations of the Redwoods Presbytery
  • staff members at Camp Mattole and Elk Meadow Cabins in Orick

2018 Pedal for Protein Grants:

  • Redwood Empire Food Bank $13,000
  • Food Bank Humboldt County $10,000 C
  • Contra Costa Solano FB $6,000
  • Fort Bragg Food Bank $5,000
  • Napa Valley Food Bank $5,000
  • Marin Community Food Bank $4,000
  • Ukiah Community Food Bank $2,500
  • Community Assistance Network, Crescent City $2,000
  • Fruit & Beekeeping Project Nicaragua Presbyterian Hunger Program $5,000

2018 – Arcata Loops – 300 miles, 6 days

  • Day 1 - Tour of the Unknown Coast Part 1 - Bayside Community church to Mattole Retreat Center via Mattole Road: 64.2 miles, 4,820' elevation gain (1,864' from Ferndale to Capetown).
  • Day 2 - Tour of the Unknown Coast Part 2 - Mattole Retreat Center to Fortuna Presbyterian Church: 56.3 miles, 4,206' elevation gain (Highest climb of 2,730' between Honeydew and Humboldt Redwoods State Park).
  • Day 3 - Ferndale Presbyterian Church to Orick Presbyterian Church: 69 miles, 2,323' elevation gain (off Hwy 101 from Eureka to Patrick's Point State Park and includes the Hammond Trail).
  • Day 4 - Orick to First Presbyterian Church Eureka: 45.4 miles, 2,146' elevation gain.
  • Day 5 - Butler Valley Loop, Bayside Presbyterian Church: 55.4 miles, 3,935' elevation gain (max gain of 2,323' from Freshwater Pond to Kneeland in 6 miles)
  • Day 6 - Bayside Presbyterian Loop options:
    • Loop 1 Dows Prairie (Easy): Hammond Trail to Clam Beach via Dairy Roads, and Hammond Trail.  Clam Beach to Dows Prairie Road and back to Hammond Trail - 20 miles.
    • Loop 2 Fieldbrook (Medium): Easy Loop to Central Ave, McKinleyville. Fieldbrook Road to West End Road to Arcata out of Blue Lake. - 30.3 miles.
    • Loop 3 (Longer): Loop 1 + Loop 2 to Blue Lake.  Blue Lake to Korbel - 37 miles.