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So You Want To Ride This Weekend, But Just Found Out About The Undefeated EOD Ride?

SO, YOU WANT TO RIDE WITH UNDEFEATED EOD RIDE 2016 BUT YOU JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT IT? DON'T HAVE TIME TO DO THE FULL FUNDRAISING? YOU PARTICIPATE IN OUR FULLY-SUPPORTED 1-DAY UNDEFEATED EOD RIDE FROM IRVINE TO CAMP PENDLETON.

THIS CATEGORY INCLUDES A T-SHIRT. IT DOES NOT COME WITH A KIT. YOU CAN PURCHASE A KIT FOR AN ADDITIONAL $150. (LIMITED SIZES AND SUPPLY THE MORNING OF THE EVENT.)

FUNDRAISING FOR THIS CATEGORY IS OPTIONAL BUT ENCOURAGED.

WE WILL THROW A PARTY FOR YOU AND THE OTHER RIDERS ON CAMP PENDLETON AT SAN ONOFRE BEACH.

YOU ARE RIDING TO SUPPORT INJURED MILITARY BOMB TECHS AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND THE FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN.


The Start

Arrive at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine between 6 and 6:30.

Hilton Garden Inn Irvine
2381 Morse Ave
Irvine, CA

Check in with Jen Gee in the lobby.

Pre-ride brief and the group photo will be at 7 AM with a roll time after the photo is complete.

Take your military ID or drivers license with you. You must present photo ID upon entering Camp Pendleton.

Showers will be available at the end of the ride. You have to bring your own towel

Please note: This is a point-to-point ride. All one-day riders need get themselves to the hotel in the morning and then home from Camp Pendleton at the end of the day. We are not offering shuttle service back to the start.



 Post Ride Event

The Post Ride Bash will be from 12 to 4 PM at the San Onofre Beach area on Camp Pendleton, San Onofre Beach Club.  (see the attached map). The Taco Guy will be serving from 12 to 3 PM. Riders will be given a meal voucher. Family and friends attending the event should enter through the south gate. If they have normal base access they can enter through the north gate also. Invite your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to join us for the celebration! We do need to provide Camp Pendleton with a list of guests.


Please use this link  to register the guests you think may be attending the Post Ride Bash and for the details for the Post Ride Bash.

Make sure your guests print the placard at the below link and place it on their dashboard to enter the State Park and base. You must have a picture ID.


If you can't make it please consider a donation in honor of the ride's founder: Kevin Childre.

US Navy EOD Cmdr. Kevin Childre and friends started the EOD Undefeated Bike Ride in 2009, the year that was the most devastating to the EOD community in injuries and lives lost. Sensing this vital need, Kevin founded the EOD Undefeated Bike Ride that would directly benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation – a charitable organization dedicated to the continued care of our wounded EOD technicians and their families. Having raised nearly one million dollars in its first four years, the Undefeated Ride remains the largest and most successful fundraising effort for our nation’s wounded EOD warriors across all branches of service. 

In May 2015, Kevin lost his life following a crash on a six-day bike ride from San Francisco to San Diego while promoting awareness of the EOD Warrior Foundation. 

At the time of his passing, Commander Childre was the Navy’s longest serving active duty EOD Technician. He was a beloved, respected, and unparalleled presence in the EOD community, the cycling community, and his community at large.

The 2015 EOD Undefeated Ride continues in his honor.

We are kpc.

Two days out...

From Pat's recent email. Important stuff here that bears repeating.

The 2016 EOD Undefeated Bike Ride is just a couple days away. I have updated the general info about the schedule, ride and post ride celebration I provided a couple weeks ago.

Key updates

- Roll time for Saturday has changed to 8 AM.
- Dinner Saturday will be at the hotel at 6 PM.
- Base access info to include a placard for those without normal base access.

Finish your Fundraising

Continue to push on the fundraising; it is never too late to get someone to donate a few dollars. For accounting purposes it would be ideal to have the majority of the donations by Oct 8. This will allow us to write a really big number on the really big presentation check. Remember the goal is to raise much-needed funds for wounded EOD techs and their families, and the families of the fallen.

If you have donation checks (preferred because it saves the HAKUAPP processing fee) for the EOD Warrior Foundation send the donor’s name, address, and the donation amount to Helle Rosenak (eodride.reg@gmail.com).  Helle will update your fundraising page. Once you have confirmation the donation has been added to your account mail the checks to:

EODWF
701 E. John Sims Parkway
Suite 305
Niceville, FL 32578

Please put your name and the ride you are participating in on the check. You can also bring any checks and turn them in at the start of the ride.

What to Bring

Please remember to bring a photo ID! You must present this upon entering Camp Pendleton.
 
You will have to carry your bags and bike into and out of your room, and load luggage into the van each morning, so the smaller amount that you bring, the easier you will make it on yourself.  Experience has shown that the following list will see you comfortably through the ride:

Clothing

- Bike jersey and bibs or shorts (preferably one from a previous UNDEFEATED Ride). The 2016 UNDEFEATED kit will be given to you Saturday at dinner. Be prepared to wear your 2016 UNDEFEATED kit on Sunday. We’ll do the traditional group photo Sunday morning.
- Two pairs bike socks
- Two base layers (if you wear them)
- Vest/arm warmers/knee warmers should the morning rollout be chilly.
- Warm clothes for the evening
- Swimsuit for pool/Jacuzzi at the hotel
- Casual clothes and shoes for Saturday night and the post ride event
 
 Personal items

- Toiletries
- Towel for a shower after the ride Sunday
- Any medications needed
- Cell phone/charger
- Sunscreen
- Cash for entertainment
 
 Bike

 - Helmet (this is mandatory)
 - Bike shoes
 - Gloves
 - Sunglasses
 - Chamois cream (if you use it)
 - Basic Flat repair kit (tube/frame pump or co2/tire levers)
 - Water bottles
 
Prepare your bike for 150 miles on the road

Now is a good time to get those last minute repairs done.  Do you need new tires or cables; are the gears and brakes adjusted and working properly?  We’ll have a mechanic along for the trip, but he will have limited spare parts and is for emergency repairs only. Don’t wait until the last minute.
The mechanics at Matt Myers’ Trek South County shop would be happy to help get your bike ready. Give yourself 5 days to a week before the ride. One-day turnarounds are not possible.

901 Lane Ave
Chula Vista
(619) 216-9123

Those coming from out of town, if you need help with a loaner bike or building your bike, contact Matt at the Trek shop or by email (mmyers1371@gmail.com)
 
Start/Finish Location and Directions

The start/finish of the ride and Post Ride Bash are at the San Onofre Beach area on Camp Pendleton. If you do not have normal base access (this applies to civilians) you will be entering through San Onofre State Beach –California State Park. Take the Basilone Rd exit off I-5 (exit 71). Head west to old HWY 101. The park entrance is just a short distance south past the stop light. You will enter Camp Pendleton at the south gate on Beach Club Rd (see the attached map).  Gates open at 6 AM. Make sure you print the placard at the below link and place it on your dashboard to enter the State Park and base. You must have a picture ID.
Instructions for those with military IDs: If you have normal access to Camp Pendleton you can enter the event area through San Onofre State Beach or through the north gate from the main part of the base. The north gate is open around the clock. Entering through the north gate will help minimize the traffic through the San Onofre State Beach that will have a line of surfers. Take the Basilone Rd exit off I-5 (exit 71). Head east on Basilone Rd to the San Onofre Gate into Camp Pendleton. Continue on Basilone Rd past the gas station and take the first right onto Beach Club Rd. This road will take you to the San Onofre Beach area north gate, which is open 24/7.
 
Overnight Parking

You can leave your car in the parking lot on Camp Pendleton where we are starting Saturday morning and having the post ride bash Sunday afternoon. See the map for the parking areas.
 
Saturday October 8 — Day 1

Pre-ride brief will be at 7:30 AM with a 8 AM roll time. Please be check-in, and have your water bottles full and tires pumped up ready to roll before the pre-ride brief. Route cards will be passed out and van support will be discussed at the brief.
 
Day 1 route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1257607288
 
Reservations at the Hilton Garden Inn Irvine/OC Airport, 2381 Morse Ave., have already been made and paid for to cover all the riders. Keys and room numbers will be distributed upon arrival at the hotel for Saturday night.
Dinner will be at the hotel at 6 PM. This will be a group dinner covered by your registration fee. The goodie bags, with the 2016 kit will be passed at the hotel.
 
Sunday October 9 — Welcome 1-Day Riders!

Arrive at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine between 6 and 6:30. Check in with Jen Gee in the lobby. She will provide you with your paperwork and your kit (if you ordered one).

Day 2 Riders

Breakfast vouchers will be given to you at the hotel. Breakfast will be a buffet that starts at 5 AM.

Pre-ride brief and the group photo will be at 7 AM with a roll time after the photo is complete.

Please make sure your luggage is loaded in the van and you are ready to roll before 7 AM. Please wear your 2016 UNDEFEATED kit.

Take your military ID or drivers license with you. You must present photo ID upon entering Camp Pendleton.
 
Day 2 route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1259367649
 
Showers will be available at the end of the ride. You have to bring your own towel Your bags will be waiting for you when you arrive.
 
Post Ride Event

The Post Ride Bash will be from 12 to 4 PM at the San Onofre Beach area on Camp Pendleton, San Onofre Beach Club.  (see the attached map). The Taco Guy will be serving from 12 to 3 PM. Riders will be given a meal voucher. Family and friends attending the event should enter through the south gate. If they have normal base access they can enter through the north gate also. Invite your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to join us for the celebration! We do need to provide Camp Pendleton with a list of guests. Please use this link https://goo.gl/forms/GPDZKmltmui1Gyjy2 to register the guests you think may be attending the Post Ride Bash and for the details for the Post Ride Bash. Make sure your guests print the placard at the below link and place it on their dashboard to enter the State Park and base. You must have a picture ID.
 
E-mail Pat (pat@eodride.org) if you have any questions.

 


San Onofre Beach and Camp Pendleton 

Go Brad!

Check out this article in Forbes about.Brand Snyder The Record-Breaking Paralympic Gold Medalist. Unstoppable, undefeated and inspirational.

An excerpt:

When Snyder started out he remembers being the worst swimmer at the pool. Then there was the issue of the uniform. “I didn’t want to wear a Speedo because I thought it looked goobery,” he recalls. “But when I took that risk, put on the Speedo, felt like I looked like an idiot and worked really hard. Within a few weeks, I wasn’t the worst kid anymore.” Within a few months, he worked his way up in the ladder and dramatically improved. By the time he was 17, he was competing as a Division 1 athlete and being recruited for colleges.

Inspired by his grandfather a World War II veteran who was in the the Navy and badly injured when his aircraft crashed, Synder attended the US Naval Academy, got a degree in Naval Architecture and became the captain of the swim team. “After spending years in rehab, my grandpa went to college and then became an engineer and professor,” explains Snyder. “He did all these incredible things, but was such a humble person. I hope that I’m fulfilling his legacy in a way that he’d be proud.” Through Snyder’s distinction with the swim team, he earned an assignment to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer training and ultimately became an explosive expert.

In 2011, he was deployed to Afghanistan and placed on an elite bomb-disposal squad. On September 7, 2011 he was blinded when he stepped on a hidden improvised explosive device (IED) which exploded. “My mom got a 5am call that her son was badly hurt and she needed to fly to Walter Reed as quickly as possible,” he says. “My best friend, Ian, flew from Guam to be in the hospital with me. Surgeons spent hours putting my face back together, nursing me back to health.”

But Snyder didn’t see himself as a victim. He saw himself lucky to be alive. “I came very close to dying in Afghanistan. For a moment I thought that I had died,” he says. “But when I came back to life. I got a second chance.” However, that wasn’t the case for his best friend Tyler who was killed in Iraq in 2009. “That second chance wasn’t something that Tyler got.”