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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.

Suggested donations below.

Online registrations ends 1AM Saturday. Registration resumes on-site at LGHS 6AM!

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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Los Gatos, CA 95030

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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
2013-06-08 14:53:49

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

Kelly-Moore Paints Logo

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!

2013-06-18 10:50:20

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:

2013-06-20 15:36:54

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!

2013-06-25 10:54:44

Don Caruth Joint Chiefs

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!

2013-06-26 11:44:15

little oak preschool logo

Little Oak Preschool has contributed to Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 as a bronze-level sponsor. Thanks Little Oak Preschool!

2013-06-27 09:45:19

physical therapy of los gatos logo

Physical Therapy of Los Gatos is now a bronze-level sponsor of Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Physical Therapy of Los Gatos!

2013-06-28 12:31:20

Los Gatos Barber Shop

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!

2013-07-09 08:56:17

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!

2013-07-12 10:21:14

icing on the cake image

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!

2013-07-16 11:07:00

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:


Summit Bicycles Logo


DWM Properties image


Don Williams & Associates image


 Thanks Summit Bicycles, DWM Properties, and Don Williams & Associates!

2013-07-18 11:23:14

Los Gatos Meats & Smokehouse

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

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!


2013-07-19 10:15:31

Los Gatos Lions

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!

2013-07-20 09:30:54

boulevard coffee image

Blvd Coffee of Los Gatos is bringing the coffee for Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Blvd Coffee!

nothing bundt cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes is bringing a bundtch of cake for everyone. Thanks Nothing Bundt Cakes!

2013-07-22 13:06:14

Out & About Magazine

Out & About Magazine has published a substantial article about Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 in their July/August issue. Thanks Out & About Magazine!

2013-07-22 13:49:59

Burrell School Vineyards & Winery

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!

2013-07-26 11:13:32

1440 Foundation Logo

The 1440 Foundation has joined Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 as a gold-level sponsor. Thanks 1440 Foundation!

2013-08-02 12:43:32

willow street logo

 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 logo

Main Street Burgers of Los Gatos has provided 200 burger certificates to Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Main Street Burgers!

2013-08-03 10:10:06

Consigliare Management Company

Consigliare Management Company has made a silver-level sponsorship donation to Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Consigliare!

2013-08-04 11:12:16

Trek Marlin

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!

2013-08-06 09:51:47

The Gordon Collins Family of Los Gatos is a bronze-level sponsor of Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Collins Family!

2013-08-08 12:18:20


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 

Hobee's Los Gatos will bring coffee cake and two gallons of Hobee's Hot Tea. Thanks Hobee's!

2013-08-12 10:31:22


Los Gatos Ace Hardware

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

The Pastaria & Market has donated a gift certificate to be received by a lucky raffle drawing winner. Thanks Pastaria & Market!

Debb's Tennis Shop

Debb's Tennis has added a $100 gift card to the raffle. Thanks Debb's Tennis!

Bella Rosa Boutique

Bella Rossa Boutique has donated a gift card for the raffle. Thanks Bella Rossa Boutique!

 classic kids photography

Classic Kids Photography is adding a sitting for the raffle. Thanks Classic Kids Photography!

2013-08-19 12:05:19

Palacio Restaurant logo

Palacio Restaurant has contributed a $50 gift certificate to the raffle. Thanks Palacio Restaurant!

Forbes Mill Steakhouse Logo

Forbes Mill Steakhouse has added a $50 gift certificate to the raffle prizes. Thanks Forbes Mill Steakhouse!

Double D's logo

Double D's Sports Grille is sweetening the raffle prizes with a $25 gift certificate. Thanks Double D's!

2013-08-21 17:05:24

Heda Koh DDS, Los Gatos dentist, has become a bronze-level sponsor of Jill's Ride for Hope 2013. Thanks Dr. Koh!

2013-08-22 09:45:30

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!

2013-08-23 11:11:17

Lunardi's Logo

Lunardi's has donated a $50 gift certificate for the Jill's Ride for Hope 2013 raffle. Thanks Lunardi's!

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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