Pedal for Protein 8 (2021)

Congregations, riders, families and friends raised  $60,009!   

Thirty-two cyclists rode again in 2021 for the protein needs of the hungry in Redwoods Presbytery and beyond.  Returning from the Covid-19 hiatus of 2020, the riders pedaled from one to six days over a route starting and ending in Occidental.  The loop included stops in Pt. Reyes, Novato, Sonoma, St. Helena and Cloverdale.  The riders experienced some challenging climbs, redwood forests and spectacular ocean views along the way.  The ride concluded on Saturday, September 25th with a one-day ride and lunch at Knox PC.  Because of its success during the hiatus of 2020, the Home-Spin Edition was again offered for those who preferred to pedal their stationary bikes.

2021 Pedal for Protein Grants:

  • Redwood Empire Food Bank $10,000
  • Food Bank of Humboldt County $9,500
  • Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano $7,500
  • Fort Bragg Food Bank $6,500
  • Napa Valley Food Bank $6,500
  • Marin Community Food Bank $6,000
  • Ukiah Community Food Bank $4,000
  • Community Assistance Network, Crescent City $4,000
  • Presbyterian Hunger Program (Central Africa Republic) $6,009

Pedal for Protein owes its success to:

  • the Hunger Task Force and Corinne Quinn
  • the members, friends, pastors and congregations of the Redwoods Presbytery 
  • the host congregations in Pt. Reyes, San Geronimo, Novato, Sonoma, St Helena and Cloverdale for snacks, dinners and homestays 
  • the staffs of Westminster Woods and St. Columba's Episcopol Church and Retreat House
  • Pam, Homer and Jillian for the homecooked meals
  • Carola Sanders and Bill Huber for their 'sag' support
  • Therese Taylor and Knox Presbyterian Church for coordinating the one-day ride

2021 – Westminster Woods Loop/Santa Rosa – 340 miles, 7 days

  • Day 1 – Westminster Woods to St. Columba’s Episcopal Retreat Center – 57.5 miles
  • Day 2 – St. Columba’s Episcopal Retreat Center to Presbyterian Church of Novato – 52.8 miles
  • Day 3 – Presbyterian Church of Novato to St Andrew Presbyterian Church – 49.3 miles
  • Day 4 – St Andrew Presbyterian Church to First Presbyterian Church of St Helena – 46.7 miles
  • Day 5 – First Presbyterian Church of St Helena to Country Inn & Suites in Cloverdale – 48.7 miles
  • Day 6 – Country Inn & Suites in Cloverdale to Westminster Woods– 42.5 miles
  • Day 7a – Westminster Woods to Knox Presbyterian Church – 15.3 miles
  • Day 7b – Knox Presbyterian Church Loop – 26.7 miles 
  • Day 7c – Knox Presbyterian Church Santa Rosa Creek Trail Loop – 12.5 miles 
On the Road Again Video




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Ride Sponsors 2021
  • Equal Exchange Fair Trade Products, Bridgewater, MA
  • Goguette Bread, Santa Rosa
  • Crumbl Cookies, Santa Rosa
  • Pascaline Patisserie & Cafe, Sebastopol
  • Balletto  Vineyards, Santa Rosa
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma
  • Nor Cal Bike Sport, Santa Rosa
  • Valley Ford Cheese, Valley Ford
  • Jelly Belly, Fairfield
  • Ray's Cycle, Vacaville
  • Trader Joe's
  • Costco
  • Polar Bottle
Pedal for Protein Leadership Team 2021
  • Daniel Sanders (Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship, Fairfield)
  • Craig Zimmerman (Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship, Fairfield)
  • David Standafer (Community PC, Vallejo)
  • Patty Sanders (Knox PC, Santa Rosa)
  • Dan Crawford (First Presbyterian Church, San Rafael)
  • Bill and Nancy Morgan (Church of the Roses, Santa Rosa)
  • David Moon-Wainwright (Lakeport Christian Parish)
  • Barbara Wood (Heritage PC, Benicia)