San Diego AFCEA STEM Bike Ride – Saturday, April 30, 2016


“The San Diego chapter of the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) is pleased to announce the second inaugural Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship ride. Last year our course took a metric century route from historic San Juan Capistrano along the coast to beautiful San Diego bay. This year we will do an out-and back half century along similar terrain but allowing us to return to where we parked out cards. This 50 mile route is easily shortened to 25 miles or extended to 75 miles if desired.

The registration fee of $100 includes a donation to fund scholarships for SOCAL youth attending college in majors that are related to the STEM Fields. Last year the AFCEA SD Chapter gave away more than $76,000 in scholarship and grant money to 43 students and several teachers who were applying their learning to develop talents in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Your participation in the San Diego AFCEA Stem Bike Ride will help continue scholarships in these challenging fields.”

Ride Attributes:

  • Cyclist friendly route
  • About one-half the BASIC route is on dedicated bike path separated from traffic
  • Out-and-back route allow easy “rider selected” distances
  • Convenient start/finish point with plenty of off-street parking
  • Scenic Costal Views for much of the ride

Three Aid Stations:

  • Transition to Pacific Coast Highway (~seven miles)
  • Turnaround point BASIC route (~twenty-five miles)
  • Return-to-Mira Costa turnoff Hwy 101/Coast Highway (~fifty miles)

Rider Benefits and Logistics:

“What comes with my registration?”

  • Free Parking at Start Line
  • Gift Bag
  • Map of your ride
  • 2 energy bars
  • 1 water bottle
  • Jersey
  • Lunch
  • Variety of nutrition at SAG stops
  • Water and other liquids at SAG stops

“What do I need to provide”

  • Bicycle – Everyone must provide their own
  • Helmets – Everyone must wear one (ridding gloves are also recommended)
  • Safety – All must follow the rules of the road and ride in groups for safety when possible
  • Weather – The ride will occur regardless of weather (dress accordingly), though we may be on an abbreviated route if safety is at risk
  • Sunscreen – bring and apply regularly…also remember sunglasses!

Instead of registering as a solo rider, those that chose so may enter at a sponsor level and in so doing may have their corporate or family logo placed on the Jersey (please purchase sponsorship by Wednesday, 20 April, in order for Jersey recognition).

Sponsorship Levels:

$500 Bronze:

  • Advertising of small logo on ride website and on rider Jersey
  • Mention of Sponsorship during ride and during the monthly AFCEA luncheons before the ride
  • 1 Free Rider from your organization

$1,000 Silver:

  • Advertising of medium logo on ride website and on rider Jersey
  • Mention of Sponsorship during ride and during the monthly AFCEA luncheons before the ride
  • Up to two free riders from your organization

$2,000 Gold:

  • Advertising of large logo on ride website and on rider Jersey
  • Mention of Sponsorship during ride and during the monthly AFCEA luncheons before the ride
  • Up to four free riders from your organization
  • The naming of a SAG stop or the Start/Finish line for your organization

“Thank you for your interest and we hope you will come join us for a great ride in support of a worthy cause that will help Southern California continue as a hub for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics!”

For more information on the San Diego AFCEA Stem Bike Ride and to register, please visit sdstem.afceachapters.org.

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