Pedal for Protein 1 (2014)

A total of $25,480 was raised by the riders, congregations and friends for grass root food pantries in the Presbytery of the Redwoods.  The inaugural Pedal for Protein bicycle ride was an undulating 6 day ride from Orick, our northern most Presbyterian Church to Sausalito Presbyterian Church, also known as Pedal the Presbytery. Fifteen cyclists rode the 364 route with seven cyclists joining in for one day along the way.  It was so much more than just a fundraising bike ride, it was life, community and doing good at its best. For some it was a walk in the park, for most of us, it was a challenge to keep pedaling each day and finish! 

Special thanks to: 

  • the wonderful congregations that hosted overnight stays: Arcata, Fortuna, Garberville, Fort Bragg and Tomales.
  • the supportive congregations that provided snacks or lunch and beverages along the way: Orick, McKinleyville, Eureka, Mendocino, Pt. Reyes, San Geronimo, First San Anselmo, Redwoods Larkspur, St. Andrew and Sausalito.

2014 Pedal for Protein Grants:

  • Food Bank of Napa Valley $2,000
  • Food Bank of Contra Costa Solano $3,000
  • Marin Community Food Bank $2,000
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank $9,000
  • Ukiah Community Food Bank $1,000
  • Brown Baggers Sonoma $1,000
  • Mendocino Food and Nutrition - Fort Bragg Food Bank $3,500
  • Food Bank of Humboldt County - Food for People $3,500

2014 – Orick to Sausalito – 364 miles, 6 days

The route generally follows the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route – Section 3 published by the Adventure Cycling Association.  It follows US-101 from Orick to Leggett, then CA-1 down to near Pt Reyes Station.  We then follow Sir Francis Drake Boulevard to Sausalito.  We take side roads where convenient.  

  • Day One – Orick to Fortuna (68.1 miles, 3,521 ft of climb) Follow US-101 from Orick to Fortuna.  Side roads include:
    • Patricks Point Drive and Trinidad Scenic Drive near Trinidad
    • Clam Beach Drive, Hammond Trail and Mad River Road through McKinleyville and Arcata 
    • Surface streets through Eureka
    • Tompkins Hill Road and Eel River Drive near Fernbridge
  • Day Two – Fortuna to Garberville (53.7 miles, 4,883 ft of climb) Follow US-101 and Avenue of the Giants from Fortuna to Garberville.  Side roads include:
    • Wildwood Avenue through Rio Dell
    • Avenue of the Giants from Pepperwood to Phillipsville
    • Redwood Drive through Redway
  • Day Three – Garberville to Ft. Bragg (70.9 miles, 7,310 ft of climb) Follow US-101 to Leggett and then CA-1 to Fort Bragg.  Side roads include:
    • Benbow Drive from Benbow to Piercy
    • Ten Mile Beach Trail north of Fort Bragg
  • Day Four – Ft. Bragg to Gualala (59.3 miles, 4,540 ft of climb) Follow CA-1 from Fort Bragg to Gualala.
  • Day Five – Gualala to Tomales (63.5 miles, 4,610 ft of climb) Follow CA-1 Gualala to Tomales. 
  • Day Six – Tomales to Sausalito (48.7 miles, 3,116 ft of climb) Follow CA-1 from Tomales to Platform Bridge Rd south of Pt. Reyes Station and then detailed map through west Marin County to Sausalito.