11/5/17 Heroes Ride

Today I participated in the 11/5 Heroes Ride organized by the Cliff Family, Ride Napa Valley, and the Napa Bike Coalition. The ride was in honor of the First Responders and Emergency Service Workers of our recent Northern California wildfires. The ride started at the Cliff Family tasting room (Velo Vino) in St Helena and went up to Calistoga and back.
The ride was well attended. The organizers expected about 40 riders, but over 100 riders showed up. They ran out of liability waivers! Riders were organized into three groups: a 30 mile, fast pace group of 30 riders; a 30 mile, moderate pace group of about 40 riders; and a 20 mile, slower pace group of about 40 riders. I counted at least 15 Eagle Cycling Club members among the riders.