Ride for a Reason 2018
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Goal $3,500.00


Dear friends, and family,

Oakland’s future is in its public schools. 


 That is why I will be riding my bike 109-miles on Saturday, April 28 – to draw attention to the crisis in funding for education in California, and while doing so, to raise badly needed funds to support and nurture students in eight wonderful Oakland public schools.  Ride for a Reason (R4R), now in its tenth year, has raised more than $750,000 for enrichment programs in Oakland public schools.  Last year, 250 riders pedaled to Sacramento and working together raised approximately $130,000.  This year our goals are 300 riders and $150,000.


 More than 50% of the students at all the schools we support, qualify for free- or reduced-price lunches, and at most of our schools, the percentage is 80% or higher.  R4R is the largest fundraiser at four of our schools including Emerson Elementary, Oakland International High, Roosevelt Middle, and Westlake Middle.  Below, find a few examples of the programs R4R supports:


1. Art and music at Emerson Elementary;

2. A social-emotional counselor, and an after-school soccer club at Oakland International, where all students are recent immigrants and English-language learners, and many are refugees feeling violence and unrest; and


3. Field trips and an outdoor education program at Roosevelt Middle, including a whitewater rafting trip on the South Fork of the American River.


We can't do it without your support.  All donations are 100% tax-deductible, it only takes a minute, and afterwards you will feel great.  Please make a generous donation today!








  • Mika Hiramatsu and John (about an hour ago)

    Thank you for keeping up the ride, Mike!

  • Jill (about 2 days ago)

    Thanks for riding for a reason. Donating in multiples of $18 because its a number representing life in Hebrew.

  • Keith (about 2 days ago)

    go Mike!

  • Rene (about 3 days ago)

    What a great cause, thanks Mike!

  • Kevin (about 4 days ago)


  • Yuri (about a week ago)

    Go, Mike!!!

  • Athena (about a week ago)

    Thank you for supporting Oakland schools!

  • Elizabeth (about a week ago)

    You rock - thanks for supporting kids!!

  • Linda (about a week ago)

    Another year, another ride. Thanks for pedaling for schools!

  • Bruce (about a week ago)

    Glad to see you're continuing the bike ride fund-raising tradition, Mike!

  • Leslie (about 2 weeks ago)

    Best of luck! Have a great ride!

  • James (about 2 weeks ago)

    What's so funny about peace, love, and understnading ...

  • Tamarin (about 2 weeks ago)

    What a great reason to ride! You're an inspiration, Mike!

  • Terry (about 2 weeks ago)

    KEEP ON PEDALIN' I'm splitting my donation between you, Mike & Tom - Hope to join you in Sacramento!!!

  • Richard (about 2 weeks ago)

    Thanks for doing this again in 2018!

  • Pete (about 3 weeks ago)

    Have a Good Ride Mike

  • Bruce (about 3 weeks ago)

    Proud of you Mike!

  • sandi (about 3 weeks ago)

    Ride on!

  • Jan (about 3 weeks ago)

    Mike, you are my Support The Kids superhero!

  • Cecilio (about 4 weeks ago)

    Way to go Mike!

  • Linda (about 4 weeks ago)

    Thanks for continuing to ride for Oakland schools, Mike!

  • Elinor (about a month ago)

    Go Mike!

  • Steve (about a month ago)

    Keep the Spirit alive!

  • Mike (about a month ago)

    ride like the wind

  • Judy (about a month ago)

    Have a good ride!

My Status
Number of pledges received: 35
Goal achievement: 89%
Number of page visits: 115
Days left before event: 2

Event Information
What: Ride for a Reason 2018
When: Saturday April 28, 2018 at 05:30 AM

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