In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, cyclists are uniting in an effort to raise worldwide awareness, relief, and funds for the victims of this recent disaster. The Ride To Reunite, a ride from San Diego to New Orleans from October 22-30, specifically focuses attention on the critical need to reunite children and their families who were affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Ride organisers have joined forces with the charity Save the Children, and through its Gulf Coast recovery fund for children all money generated will be put to immediate use. All donations will be 100 percent tax deductible.
The goal is to raise $100,000 for hurricane victims. People can contribute by joining the group of already committed cyclists for a segment of the ride, sponsoring a rider or by donating products that can be used in a raffle to generate money for the charities.
The ride will depart from the San Diego Velodrome at 8am Saturday October 22, finishing at 3pm Sunday October 30 in New Orleans. The group will include 8-10 professional cyclists alongside hundreds of cyclists riding segments of the journey. Ride logistics have been planned for those riders going the distance including navigators, mechanics, a team chef, mobile support, and traveling caravan.