Here We Go: As you can see, the Jill's Ride for Hope sign-up site is up-and-running. Yay! We think everything's set up correctly, but if you encounter any problems, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kelly Moore Paint Company has already stepped up with a $10,000 donation to Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Kelly Moore!
John Christensen has created a challenging new 50-mile bike route for Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks John!
LGHS alumnus Andrew Marchbank, creator of the Jill's Ride for Hope 2012 t-shirt graphic, has updated the artwork for the 2013 logo and will be helping out with event flyer graphic design. Thanks Andrew!
Also New This Year: The day's events on the front lawn of Los Gatos High School will include an auction of items contributed by Jill's Ride for Hope sponsors and supporters! And the first contributions to the auction come from the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, which has donated ten tours of Sunnyvale's unique, integrated public safety department, and one ride-a-long with a Sunnyvale Public Safety Officer! Polly Naber has taken that tour and found it highly interesting and entertaining. She describes her experience of Sunnyvale's 911 call center as "intense." Now. Holly Lawrence of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety's Crime Prevention Unit wants us to note that they check ride-a-long riders for warrants. Just sayin'. Sounds real! Thanks Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety!
Printed Event Info Materials: We're finalizing the artwork for flyers, posters and 4x6 info cards for placement in shop windows and on bulletin boards, cashier desks, and anywhere else people will see them! Here are the front and back images for the 4x6 cards:
Detective Kevin Elliott of the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department has just confirmed that the Department will provide a police motorcycle escort to riders starting the 50-mile event as they make their way through Los Gatos. Thanks Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department!
Don Caruth, front man of the funk, jazz, and R&B band The Joint Chiefs has confirmed that the band will return this year to provide live entertainment at Jill's Ride for Hope 2013! Thanks Don Caruth and the Joint Chiefs!
Little Oak Preschool has contributed to Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 as a bronze-level sponsor. Thanks Little Oak Preschool!
Physical Therapy of Los Gatos is now a bronze-level sponsor of Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Physical Therapy of Los Gatos!
The guys down at the Los Gatos Barber Shop are picking up the tab for pasta salad at the Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 Memorial Garden BBQ. Thanks Los Gatos Barber Shop!
Professional photographer Shelley D. Spray has given Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 a signal boost on her travel blog, and in the Los Gatos Patch, and on various social media platforms. Thanks Shelley!
Downtown bakery Icing on the Cake is on-board as a bronze-level sponsor of Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Icing on the Cake!
Let's thank three new bronze-level sponsors for supporting Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 — Summit Bicycles, DWM Properties Real Estate Management Services, and Don Williams & Associates Insurance Services:
Thanks Summit Bicycles, DWM Properties, and Don Williams & Associates!
Los Gatos Meats & Smokehouse is providing a big basket of their goods as a prize for one lucky raffle-drawing winner at Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Los Gatos Meats & Smokehouse!
Los Gatos Moore Buick GMC Truck is supporting Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 with a bronze-level sponsorship. Thanks Los Gatos Moore Buick GMC Truck!
The Los Gatos Lions will once again put on the whole Jill's Ride for Hope luncthime BBQ and provide hands-a-plenty on event day. Thanks Los Gatos Lions!
Blvd Coffee of Los Gatos is bringing the coffee for Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Blvd Coffee!
Nothing Bundt Cakes is bringing a bundtch of cake for everyone. Thanks Nothing Bundt Cakes!
Out & About Magazine has published a substantial article about Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 in their July/August issue. Thanks Out & About Magazine!
Burrell School Vineyards & Winery is providing a group tasting for six people and three bottles of wine for the Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 raffle. Thanks Burrell School Vineyards & Winery!
The 1440 Foundation has joined Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 as a gold-level sponsor. Thanks 1440 Foundation!
Willow Street Pizza of Los Gatos has provided 200 Pizza certificates to Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Willow Street Pizza!
Main Street Burgers of Los Gatos has provided 200 burger certificates to Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Main Street Burgers!
Consigliare Management Company has made a silver-level sponsorship donation to Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Consigliare!
Summit Bicycles has donated a Trek Marlin mountain bike (see pic above) for the Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 raffle. For road riders, Summit is also donating a set of road bike wheels, a riding vest and a riding jersey. On August 24, Summit will also provide a bike mechanic, extra tubes for the aid station, and bike hangers for the bike corral. Thanks Summit Bicycles!
The Gordon Collins Family of Los Gatos is a bronze-level sponsor of Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Collins Family!
Sharkie, beloved mascot of the San Jose Sharks Hockey Club, will arrive at noon to make Jill's Ride for Hope much sharkier! Thanks Sharkie!
Hobee's Los Gatos will bring coffee cake and two gallons of Hobee's Hot Tea. Thanks Hobee's!
Los Gatos Ace Hardware on Los Gatos Boulevard has added a $100 store certificate to the Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 raffle drawing. Thanks Los Gatos Ace Hardware!
The Pastaria & Market has donated a gift certificate to be received by a lucky raffle drawing winner. Thanks Pastaria & Market!
Debb's Tennis has added a $100 gift card to the raffle. Thanks Debb's Tennis!
Bella Rossa Boutique has donated a gift card for the raffle. Thanks Bella Rossa Boutique!
Classic Kids Photography is adding a sitting for the raffle. Thanks Classic Kids Photography!
Palacio Restaurant has contributed a $50 gift certificate to the raffle. Thanks Palacio Restaurant!
Forbes Mill Steakhouse has added a $50 gift certificate to the raffle prizes. Thanks Forbes Mill Steakhouse!
Double D's Sports Grille is sweetening the raffle prizes with a $25 gift certificate. Thanks Double D's!
Heda Koh DDS, Los Gatos dentist, has become a bronze-level sponsor of Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Dr. Koh!
Nick's Next Door restaurant has provided a $100 gift certificate for the Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 raffle. Thanks Nick's Next Door!
Lunardi's has donated a $50 gift certificate for the Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 raffle. Thanks Lunardi's!