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About Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 — 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. In 2012, community donations enabled CASSY to extend its mission by providing additional counseling services at Raymond J. Fisher Middle School.

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


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Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 • August 24th

Jill's Ride for Hope

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Jill's Ride for Hope


Saturday, August 24, 2013 • Los Gatos High School

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

 

Schedule of Events

7:00 AM: On-Site Registration Begins
8:00 AM: Start Time 50 Mile Ride
9:00 AM: Start Time for 25 Mile Ride
10:30 AM: Start Time for 3 Mile Ride
11:00 AM: Start Time for 3 Mile Run/Walk
11:00 AM  2:00 PM:   LGHS Memorial Garden BBQ


50 Mile Ride

Start Time: 8:00 AM

Course Description: This is a beautiful ride with a long 7-mile climb up Hwy 9. It continues on Skyline, down Page Mill, and around Stevens Creek. The 50 mile ride is a very challenging course for highly experienced riders only. Please consider riding the 25-mile course if you are not riding regularly, or if you do not have significant experience climbing non-stop for 45-70 minutes to the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains and descending narrow, steep winding roads. 

Participants who rode last year's 100K distance may recall that there was an aid station at the top of Skyline and another aid station at the top of Mt. Eden. For this year's 50 mile event, there will be just one aid station located at the top of Mt. Eden. Water is also available at the Saratoga Summit Fire Station just north of the right turn onto Skyline from Hwy 9. Cutoff time for the Mt. Eden aid station is 11:30 AM.

Course Map:

50 Mile Ride for 2013 Route Map

 Download turn-by-turn directions for the 50 Mile Course

 

25 Mile Ride

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Course Description: This is a beautiful course that wraps around scenic Stevens Creeks reservoir and Stevens Creek.  The course is mostly flat or rolling, with the exception of a some short hills. the longest of which is 3/4 of a mile.

Returning Jill's Ride for Hope riders will recognize this course as the 40K from last year!

Riders should plan on finishing the 25 Mile ride in at most 3.5 hours. This is approximately a 8 mile per hour pace. Cutoff time for the Mt Eden aid station is 11:30 AM.

Course Map:

Course Map for 2013 25-Mile Ride

 Download turn-by-turn directions for the 25 Mile Course


3 Mile Ride, Run, or Walk

Start Time for Ride: 10:30 AM. Scooters, rollerblades, skateboards etc. please start with the riders.

Start Time for Run or Walk: 11:00 AM

Course Description: Walk, run, ride, scooter, or skate the 3 miler. A mostly flat route with a few short slopes touring East Los Gatos.

Course Map:

Course Map for 2013 3 Mile event

 Download turn-by-turn directions for the 3 Mile Course

 

Bike Event Rules!

  • All riders must wear a helmet.
  • Riders must obey all traffic laws of the State of California. All roads will be open to traffic.

Bike Event Recommendations

  • Bring your own water bottle and food with you to help you keep going during the 50 mile and 25 mile bike events. Water, Gatorade, and snacks will be provided at the Mt. Eden aid station.
  • Bring a tube repair kit!
  • Carry a cell phone, personal identification, and some cash.

 

Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 Sponsors

— Platinum $8,000+ —

The Kelly-Moore Paint Company 

— Gold $2,500+ —

 The 1440 Foundation

— Silver $1,000+ —

Consigliare Management Company

— Bronze $500 —

Little Oak Preschool • Physical Therapy of Los Gatos • Icing on the Cake  • Summit Bicycles • DWM Properties • Don Williams & Associates • Los Gatos Moore Buick GMC Truck • The Gordon Collins Family of Los Gatos •  Heda Koh DDS


 

The Jill's Ride for Hope Volunteer Committee and CASSY gratefully acknowledge the support of all Jill's Ride for Hope sponsors and participants. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz Schoeben at CASSY.

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Where


Los Gatos High School
20 High School Court
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Organizer

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 www.cassybayarea.org

  Contact the Organizer

If you would like to support CASSY with a donation in Jill's name instead of, or in addition to, participating in this event, 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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