Mike Nosco Memorial Bicycle Ride
Over the past nine years, the Mike Nosco Memorial Bicycle Ride has become an increasingly successful community event that has grown significantly each year. There has been an overwhelming outpour of generosity from our community, making the ride very special to all that participate – as riders and as volunteers. As I work to preserve my brother’s memory through the Michael P. Nosco Foundation, Inc., my main goal is to provide financial relief to families and/or individuals in our community. The emotional support that comes with 700+ people showing up in their honor is incredible! Your support means a lot to them and goes a long way in providing inspiration and strength to our recipients and their families.
For those new to the ride, let it be known that it is a very tough 80-mile bicycle ride, but one that I believe pales in comparison to what our recipients endure each day. As we struggle to climb Deer Creek, Mulholland and Latigo Canyon, please keep them in your thoughts and I am sure those climbs will flatten out somewhat (at least in your mind). They won’t go away, but we can all conquer them, and as we re-unite back at the park, we can stand proud of our accomplishments and of the fact that we are all out there making a difference in the lives of others!
With that being said, I encourage you to register for the ride and make an optional donation. If we all donate a minimum of $100, I am sure we can help these families out in ways they never could have imagined. Included in your donation is all the pain and suffering you would ever want in a ride, a free t-shirt, a free post-ride meal, the opportunity to bid on exclusive items donated especially to the ride, and other nice things to make for a life-altering experience. A memory of a lifetime!