Pedal for Protein 6 (2019)

At the end of the 2019 P4P ride, congregations, riders, families and friends raised $47,633. 

Riding one to seven days, 42 cyclists rode for the protein needs of the hungry in Redwoods Presbytery and beyond. The Pedal for Protein ride started in Orick, location of our northern most Presbyterian church, traveling down to Eureka, Camp Mattole, Garberville, Fort Bragg, Gualala, and Westminster Woods ending in Santa Rosa. It was a bucket list ride with challenging climbs, redwood forests and spectacular ocean views. Saturday September 28, the week finished with a fun one day ride and lunch at Knox PC.

Pedal for Protein owes its success to:

  • the members, friends and congregations of the Redwoods Presbytery 
  • host congregations in Eureka, Orick, Fort Bragg, Knox 
  • staff at Camp Mattole, Elk Meadow Cabins and Westminster Woods
  • to the Callahan’s and the Casner-Mothersill’s for delicious dinners for riders at their homes

2019 Pedal for Protein Grants:

  • Redwood Empire Food Bank $10,000
  • Food for People Humboldt County $8,500
  • 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
  • Presbyterian Hunger Program DR Congo for Seeds $4,633

2019 – Orick to Santa Rosa – 386 miles, 7 days

  • Day 1 - Orick to Bayside: 49.4 miles, 2,416' elevation gain.
  • Day 2 - Tour of the Unknown Coast Part 1 - Bayside Community Church to Mattole Retreat Center via Mattole Road: 64.2  miles, 4,700' elevation gain (1,864' from Ferndale to Capetown).
  • Day 3 - Tour of the Unknown Coast Part 2 - Mattole Retreat Center to Garberville: 57 miles, 4,357' elevation gain (highest point 2,730' between Honeydew and Humboldt Redwoods State Park).
  • Day 4 - Garberville to Ft. Bragg: 70.9 miles, 7,310' elevation gain.
  • Day 5 - Fort Bragg to Gualala: 59.3 miles, 4,650' elevation gain.
  • Day 6 - Gualala to Westminister Woods, Occidental: 49 miles, 2,477' elevation gain.
  • Day 7 - Westminister Woods to Knox Presbyterian Church Santa Rosa: 19  miles + optional loops ranging from 4 - 45 miles.

2019 – P4P XL:  Portland, OR to Orick– 419 miles, 8 days, 3 riders

Patty Sanders Retires!


Patty Sanders, P4P event initiator, coordinator-extraordinaire and rider has retired from her position as ride director – a position she held from 2014 through 2019. 

Heartfelt thanks and well wishes go out to her and her husband, John, who provided transportation and sag support to the riders for the past six years.