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About Jill's Ride for Hope — A Message from Polly and Rob Naber

We lost our daughter Jill to suicide during her freshman year at LGHS. Jill was a vibrant, talented young girl, just 15 years old. She was distraught when an embarrassing picture of herself was sent electronically and placed on an internet site. Cyber-bullying and other pressures intensified her feelings of despair, and on March 15, 2009, she took her own life. After Jill’s death, a non-profit organization named CASSY, Counseling and Support Services for Youth, was embedded in Los Gatos High School. CASSY quickly became a heavily utilized resource at LGHS, helping students, faculty, and families through pressures and difficulties, all free of charge. CASSY's mission since 2009 has been “to de-stigmatize mental health services and make supporting students' social and emotional well-being the norm in our local schools."

We, and many others, greatly appreciate the services CASSY provides at LGHS. Thank you for supporting CASSY and Jill’s Ride for Hope in memory of our daughter Jillian Bailey Naber.

Jill's Ride for Hope 2011

Jill's Ride for Hope

Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Child 5K Ride/Run/Walk
Take it easy with the 5K! Registration for kids through grade 8 includes ride support, T-shirt, and LGHS Memorial Garden BBQ.
Ended $20.00 $2.09
Student 5K Ride/Run/Walk   more info Ended $35.00 $2.92
Adult 5K Ride/Run/Walk   more info Ended $55.00 $4.02
Child 30K Ride   more info Ended $20.00 $2.09
Student 30K Ride   more info Ended $35.00 $2.92
Adult 30K Ride   more info Ended $55.00 $4.02
Student 100K Ride   more info Ended $35.00 $2.92
Adult 100K Ride   more info Ended $55.00 $4.02
LGHS Memorial Garden BBQ   more info Ended $10.00 $1.54
Donation Only   more info Ended

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Event Details

Jill's Ride for Hope

Saturday, August 27, 2011 • Los Gatos High School

Jill's Ride for Hope is a non-competitive event. Timing services will not be provided.



Schedule of Events

7:00 AM  8:00 AM: Start Time 100K Ride
9:00 AM  10:00 AM: Start Time for 30K Ride
10:30 AM: Start Time for 5K Run/Walk
11:00  AM  11:30 AM: Start Time for 5K Ride
11:00 AM  2:00 PM: LGHS Memorial Garden BBQ
2:00 PM: Bike Event Courses Close

100K Ride

Start Time: 7:00 AM — 8:00 AM

Course Description: This ride is for experienced riders only! It features more than 60 miles of scenic riding with 6000 feet of elevation gain. There will be 3 checkpoints on the course with water, Gatorade, and treats, and there are public bathrooms along the route.  The ride will finish on roads going through the town of Los Gatos. 

Course Map:

100K route for Jill's Ride for Hope 2011

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30K Ride

Start Time: 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

Course Description:  The 30K version of Jill’s Ride for Hope has approximately 1000 feet of elevation gain, with one short but steep climb leading up to the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. There will be one official checkpoint with water, Gatorade, treats, and access to public restrooms.  All roads will be open to traffic so please stay in the bike lanes for safety.  

Course Map:

30K Ride/Run/Walk Course Map Jill's Ride for Hope 2011

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5K Ride, Run, or Walk

Start Time for Run/Walk: 10:30 AM

Start Time for Ride: 11:00 — 11:30 AM

Course Description: Ride, run, or walk the 5K route. A mostly flat route with a few short slopes touring East Los Gatos.

Course Map:

5K Ride/Run/Walk Course Map Jill's Ride for Hope 2011

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Bike Event Rules!

  1. All riders must wear a helmet.
  2. Riders must obey all traffic laws of the State of California. All roads will be open to traffic.
  3. Riders must check in at each checkpoint and at the finish line. If you choose to abandon the ride, you must contact the race organizer Louise Kobin by calling (408) 429-0757.

Bike Event Recommendations

  • Bring your own water bottle and food with you to help you keep going during the 60 miles and 20 miles bike events. Water, Gatorade, and snacks will be provided at checkpoints.
  • Bring a tube repair kit!
  • Carry a cell phone and some cash.


Have questions about Jill's Ride for Hope 2011? Contact Jill's Ride for Hope
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When & Where

Los Gatos High School
20 High School Court
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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Jill's Ride for Hope

The Center of Disease Control reports that suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death of children between 15 and 24 years of age, and the rate is increasing.

Almost 20% of high school students have seriously thought of committing suicide.

Net proceeds from Jill's Ride for Hope registration fees will benefit CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth). For additional information about CASSY, visit

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  News and Updates
2011-05-06 16:14:14

Jill's Ride for Hope 2011 is really coming together after another great meeting at the Naber's house last night. Thanks for the Cinco de Mayo treats! Though suffering badly from the flu, Rob was a great sport to come out and participate and we appreciate him keeping his distance. The content of this event registration page reflects some of the decisions and assignments and action items from last night. Check out the new routes for the easy 5K and Lou's brutal 100K!


2011-05-10 09:54:25

The first Jill's Ride for Hope event was held just last year. The event raised more than $20,000 for CASSY, enabling them to continue providing much-needed counseling services to the students to the LGHS community, and included the dedication of Los Gatos High School's Memorial Garden. Here are some pics from last year's event.


2011-05-10 10:11:04

The organizers of last year's Jill's Ride for Hope event and CASSY wish to thank the following sponsors of last year's event for their valuable contributions of raffle prizes, supplies, time, and services:

  • A Party Place
  • Don Williams & Associates
  • Los Gatos Barber Shop
  • Los Gatos Lions
  • Moore Buick GMC
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Party Beans
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea
  • Sports Basement
  • Summit Bicycles
  • Trader Joe's
  • Trail Head Cyclery


2011-05-16 10:08:21

This Jill's Ride for Hope event registration page is now live and open to public view! We're doing a rolling start, meaning that we're metering our publicity activities (pinging google, e-mailing last year's attendees, notifying local media, posting flyers around town, etc.) in order to shake out any small bugs that arise in the first few registrations without allowing them to become nuisances for our registrants or big headaches for ourselves. So, if you're ready to register please go ahead, please consider using the "tell a friend" by e-mail and facebook features, and please send any comments you have about the process to Matthew Wygant.


2011-05-31 12:59:49

No Bike? You can participate in a cycling event on August 27 even if you don't have a bike because on that day Summit Bicycles is setting aside all of their fantastic demo bikes for use by Jill's Ride for Hope riders! Contact Ian Christie at Summit Bicycles by calling (408) 399-9142 to reserve a bike. Click here to download Summit Bicycles' Rental Agreement and Release form. Thanks Summit Bicycles!

2011-06-03 18:48:38

Watch this three-minute video about CASSY's services at Los Gatos High School.


2011-06-21 18:08:42

Today's Jill's Ride for Hope publicity activity!

1. We submitted this press release to the following media outlets:

  • Los Gatos Weekly Times
  • Mountain Network News
  • Los Gatos Observer
  • Saratoga News
  • Scotts Valley Press Banner
  • San Jose Metro
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel

2. Liz Schoeben, Executive Director of CASSY sent these public service announcement audio scripts to the PSA directors of the following stations:

  • KFJC: Foothill-DeAnza Community College
  • KUSP: Los Gatos and Central Coast Public Radio
  • KSJS: San Jose State University
  • KRTY: San Jose Hot Country
  • KZSC: UC Santa Cruz
  • KCEA: Menlo-Atherton High School
  • KZSU: Stanford University
  • KFOG: World Class Rock
  • KSCU: Santa Clara University
  • KEZR: Mix 106.5
  • KGO: Newstalk AM 810

Liz has already received a response from Francis Dickerson, public affairs director at KZSU. A Jill's Ride for Hope PSA will go on the air Friday! Thanks KZSU!


2011-06-24 12:31:32

The Oakland Yellowjackets Bicycle Club has added Jill's Ride for Hope to their ride calendar. Thanks Oakland Yellowjackets!

2011-07-05 15:57:38

Radio station 94.5 K•BAY will run Jill's Ride for Hope public service announcements in July! Thanks K•BAY!

2011-07-05 16:46:30

Radio station KSCU 103.3 FM will run Jill's Ride for Hope public service announcements, starting in the second half of July. Thanks KSCU!

2011-07-05 16:54:04

Jill's Ride for Hope is now listed as a ride on the Big Brother Cycling Network's Western States Ride Calendar. Thanks for watching us Big Brother!

2011-07-05 17:11:24

Radio station KZSC Santa Cruz 88.1 FM is airing Jill's Ride for Hope public service announcements! Thanks KZSC!

2011-07-07 07:50:23

KLIV CNN 1590 silicon valley news radio station will produce a Jill's Ride for Hope public service announcement and begin running it August 1st. Thanks KLIV!

2011-07-11 08:30:32

Susan Wiedman at Los Gatos Patch has written an article about Jill's Ride for Hope. Read "Raising Hope" at Los Gatos Patch. Thanks Susan!

2011-07-11 09:16:35

Sponsors! Sponsors! Jill's Ride for Hope 2011 has sponsors!

  • Moore Buick GMC will sponsor the band Rough House so we'll have live music! Thanks Moore Buick GMC!
  • Don Williams & Associates Insurance will provide frisbees for us to fling! Thanks Don Williams!
  • Creative Drinks will furnish a shaved ice machine. Thanks Creative Drinks!
  • Kelly Moore Paint Company will provide Jill's Ride for Hope flexible wristbands, a gift certificate for the raffle, and coupons for the goody bag. Kelly Moore is also an Event Sponsor of Jill's Ride for Hope 2011, and their support will be acknowledged on the event T-shirtThanks Kelly Moore!
  • Party Beans will have canvas bags and a tin of Jelly Beans for all event participants. Thanks Party Beans!
  • Hobee's will bring coffee cake for us. Thanks Hobee's!
  • DWM Properties is an Event Sponsor of Jill's Ride for Hope 2011, and their sponsorship will be acknowledged on the event T-shirt. Thanks DWM Properties!
  • The Castro family and the Collins family, both of Los Gatos, are Event Sponsors of Jill's Ride for Hope 2011. Thanks Castro family and Collins family!

A few sponsorships for Jill's Ride for Hope are still available. Become a sponsor.


2011-07-12 15:57:11

Sponsors! New Sponsors! Just 24 hours after yesterday's report, we have more new sponsors to write about!

A Party Place will provide tables, chairs and linens. Thanks A Party Place!

Pro Signs Los Gatos will make the big Jill's Ride for Hope event banner. Thanks Pro Signs!

M4Media will produce the printed materials for Jill's Ride. Thanks M4Media!

Consigliare Management Company has become a Jill's Ride for Hope 2011 Event Sponsor with a generous underwriting donation. Thanks Consigliare Management Company!

A few sponsorships for Jill's Ride for Hope are still available. Become a sponsor.


2011-07-12 18:27:41

More Great Publicity

There's a terrific article written by Judy Peterson in today's Los Gatos Weekly Times edition of the San Jose Mercury News:

"When Los Gatos High School freshman Jill Naber took her own life in March 2009, the wound caused by her suicide galvanized her parents into action. Last year Naber's family organized a bicycle ride to benefit CASSY, the counseling service that helps LGHS students cope with grief and other problems.

Known as Jill's Ride for Hope, the now annual event will take place on Aug. 27. It will start and finish on the high school's front lawn, with a barbecue following the ride."

Continue reading Los Gatos family holds hope that Jill's Ride will help youth in need at >>


KFOX 98.5 San Jose and KFOX 102.1 San Francisco will air the Jill's Ride for Hope public service announcementThanks KFOX!

2011-07-17 12:18:40

OMG More Sponsors!

Nothing Bundt Cakes will provide cake for 500 people. Thanks Nothing Bundt Cakes!

Charles Schwab will match financial advisor Jason Cheng's personal donation to Jill's Ride for Hope. Thanks Charles Schwab and Jason Cheng!

Double D's Sports Grille is donating a gift certificate for a lucky raffle winner. Thanks Double D's!

Forbes Mill Steakhouse is providing a gift certificate for the raffle. Thanks Forbes Mill Steakhouse!

Le Papillon is a Jill's Ride for Hope Event Sponsor. Thanks Le Papillon!

Little Oak Preschool is a Jill's Ride for Hope 2011 Event Sponsor, and their sponsorship will be acknowledged on the event T-shirt. Thanks Little Oak Preschool!

Palacio Restaurant is donating a gift certificate for the raffle. Thanks Palacio!

Physical Therapy of Los Gatos is a Jill's Ride for Hope 2011 Event Sponsor, and their sponsorship will be acknowledged on the event T-shirt. Thanks Physical Therapy of Los Gatos!

Trader Joe's is adding a gift basket of good things to the raffle things-to-win. Thanks TJ's!

Westside Mortgage Group is a Jill's Ride for Hope 2011 Event Sponsor, and their sponsorship will be acknowledged on the event T-shirt. Thanks Westside Mortgage Group!

A few sponsorships for Jill's Ride for Hope are still available. Become a sponsor.

2011-07-21 17:10:43

Raffle Prize Sponsorships Update!

Trail Head Cyclery is donating a cool cruiser bike for the raffle. Thanks Trail Head Cyclery!

Joe Escobar Diamonds is donating something shiny and silver for the raffle. Thanks Joe Escobar Diamonds!

Los Gatos Ace Hardware is donating a $100 gift certificate for the raffle. Thanks Los Gatos Ace Hardware!

2011-07-25 16:34:46

Coffee Most Excellent! Blvd Coffee of Los Gatos and Peet's Coffee & Tea will provide coffee for everyone. Thanks Blvd Coffee and Peet's Coffee & Tea!

2011-07-27 11:51:30

Hirsch Racing is a Jill's Ride for Hope 2011 Event Sponsor. Thanks Hirsch Racing!

Fantastic Sam's at Downing Center on Union Ave. will sponsor a balloon artist for Extra Fun and is donating coupons for the goody bag. Thanks Fantastic Sam's on Union Ave!

Palo Alto Medical Foundation has band-aid holders for the goody bag. Thanks Palo Alto Medical Foundation!

2011-08-04 12:31:41

Today we're pleased to add the Los Gatos Barber Shop as a Jill's Ride for Hope sponsor. The fellas said they'd be happy to cover the cost of providing pasta salad for the BBQ. Thanks Los Gatos Barber Shop!

Jill's Ride for Hope volunteers have been busy. Look for Jill's Ride for Hope information cards and flyers on countertops, community bulletin boards, restaurant and shop windows, and everything else that will take a tack or hold sticky tape, in town and up in the Los Gatos mountains. Thanks volunteers!

2011-08-08 14:09:14

Sports Basement will donate a bike fit and two $50 gift certificates for the raffle prize drawing,10%-off coupons for the goody bags, and nutritious snacks for ride checkpoints. Thanks Sports Basement! Update: We've just learned that, when these 10%-off coupons are redeemed, Sports Basement will donate 5% of associated sales to CASSY. Nice.

2011-08-11 18:27:50

The Women’s Fellowship of the Woodside Village Church has become a Jill's Ride for Hope event sponsor. Thanks Women's Fellowship!

Pizza My Heart will provide three gift certificates for Pizza worth up to $25 each. Thanks Pizza My Heart!

2011-08-19 14:12:29

Jill's Ride for Hope is grateful for all the prizes that have been donated for the raffle drawing! We've been posting them here as they come in, and here are two more: Romantiques Lingerie has added a $50 gift certificate to the prizes that will be given away. Thanks Romantiques! And Los Gatos Meats & Smokehouse has added a $75 gift certificate. Thanks Los Gatos Meats & Smokehouse!

2011-08-20 09:45:02

Summit Bicycles is donating a 4300 Disc Trek Bicycle, two certificates redeemable for one full bike tune up, and two $25 gift certificates for the raffle drawing. If you win the bike you'll be able to exchange it for the correct size as needed. Thanks Summit Bicycles!

2011-08-22 23:04:03

Los Gatos Lions. Jill's Ride for Hope very gratefully acknowledges the strong and essential participation of the Los Gatos Lions. This community service organization has been involved, on a volunteer basis, in nearly every aspect of Jill's Ride for Hope, including planning, publicity, and direct sponsorship, and securing equipment, services, and materials, and making it all happen on the day of the event. Look for Los Gatos Lions at Jill's Ride for Hope — they'll be everywhere — and say Thanks Los Gatos Lions!

2011-08-24 13:47:44

Sharkie. Sharkie? zOMG SHARKIE IS COMING at 1:15 PM on Saturday, August 27 to sharken up Jill's Ride for Hope!

S.J. Sharkie

This is just beyond... beyond... something. Isn't it? Thanks S.J. Sharkie!


Doing one of the longer rides on Saturday? Enjoy some Ladera Granola at the checkpoints. Thanks Ladera Granola!

If you would like to support CASSY with a donation in Jill's name, you may make a gift to:

The Los Gatos Community Foundation, Inc.
c/o Jillian Bailey Naber Memorial Fund
Post Office Box 1089, Los Gatos, CA. 95031

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