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Twenty-Six Years of Bike 4 Breath

2016 marked the 25th Anniversary of Breathe California’s Bike 4 Breath charity ride! In the years since 1991, thousands of cyclists have joined us, riding with friends and family on the San Francisco Peninsula for clean air and lung health. Hundreds of volunteers have kept riders safe, fed, hydrated, and on the right course. Generous supporters have pledged money, and donated goods and time to make the ride the best that it can be – all in support of the many life-changing programs that Breathe California brings to Bay Area communities. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you!

Dear Breathe California Bike 4 Breath Riders, Volunteers, and Supporters:

This year, we’re planning to do Bike 4 Breath a little differently. For a full explanation of why we’re making this change, see below. Before making any decisions about what the event looks like, we would love to hear directly from you. Please help us understand your interests for the event by completing the following 3-minute survey. As prior participants and supporters of Bike 4 Breath and Breathe California, your input is extremely valuable.

For the last 25 years, Bike 4 Breath has been one of Breathe California’s signature events, serving to raise awareness of lung health in our community while raising funds for programs and advocacy. So why are we making a change? In recent years, the costs to produce Bike 4 Breath have outweighed the fundraising benefits, leaving little or no “profit” to invest in our core services. Although our riders and volunteers genuinely love the ride, many of you have told us that you would prefer to see your donations invested more directly into the serious lung health issues facing our community. Now we want to hear from everyone.

Thanks so much for your time and we look forward to getting your feedback.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (650) 994-5868.