Free Bike Ride Honors San Diego Cycling Legend Gordy Shields
This is the Gordy Shields Memorial Ride between 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. PT. The meeting place is Bikeway Village at 536 13th Street and includes stops at the Pier 32 Marina/Gordy Shields Bridge, Glorieta Park and then at the Coronado Ferry Landing.
Not only is it free to attend but participants can also win prizes. There is also a swag table at the Glorieta Park stop.
San Diego-based health and wellness company, CV Sciences, will be giving away $1,000 worth of free products to riders at the pitstop, and Dr. Douglas McKay, the brand’s SVP of scientific and regulatory affairs, will be onsite discussing ride recovery and overall health and wellness tips.
For more details, go to: Gordy Shields Memorial Ride – San Diego County Bicycle Coalition (sdbikecoalition.org).
Shields is a San Diego cycling icon. When he developed bursitis in his back at 50 he hung up his tennis racket and took to riding a bike. By 60, he became a professional racer
He passed away in 2013 at the age of 95.
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles. They promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation.
The organization’s website is: www.sdbikecoalition.org.