Ride for a Reason 2018
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Goal $3,000.00


After a two year hiatus I'm riding again, the full ride to Sacramento.  This time with Matt!

Thank you for supporting Ride for a Reason 2018.

RIDE FOR A REASON is our annual bike ride from Oakland to Sacramento to advocate for public education, and raise essential funds for school enrichment programs in Oakland. We ride to the steps of the State Capitol to advocate for greater funding for education. 

Many elective classes and enrichment programs depend entirely on community fundraising. But community fundraising alone can’t do the deep work needed to fully support all schools. That’s why we ride to Sacramento — to bring attention to underfunded schools.

The funds we raise will be split evenly between Edna Brewer Middle School, Claremont Middle, Oakland Technical High, Emerson Elementary, Westlake Middle School, Oakland International High, Roosevelt Middle School and Skyline High School.

Your donation is greatly appreciated!


  • Elizabeth (about 2 days ago)

    Cool thing to do as a father-son team!

  • Trish (about 3 days ago)

    Have a great ride!

  • Dane (about 5 days ago)


  • Katie (about 6 days ago)

    Great cause, have fun!

  • Anand (about a week ago)

    Go Tom and Matt! Happy to support your cause and grateful that you are doing this for all of us

  • Phil (about a week ago)

    Who's the old guy in the picture and what's his role - gear greaser?

  • Kevin (about a week ago)

    Go get it done, Tom!!

  • Jane (about a week ago)

    Good to see you biking!

  • Mary Ann (about a week ago)

    Go Oakland Schools - Go Tom!

  • Julie (about a week ago)

    You go guys!

  • Rebecca (about a week ago)

    Go, Tom! And ride safe.

  • Richard (about a week ago)

    Thanks for helping the schools!

  • Jamie (about a week ago)

    Thanks for keeping this issue on the front burner, Tom.

  • Terri (about a week ago)

    Go Tom!

  • Patrice (about a week ago)

    Thanks for supporting public schools, Tom!

  • Camilla (about a week ago)

    Thanks for supporting public schools, Tom

  • Sepeedeh (about a week ago)

    Go Team Wenzel! Thank you! I’m giving all to Tom because he needs the most help. :-)

  • Margie (about a week ago)


  • Jane (about 2 weeks ago)

    Go Tom!

  • Joseph (about 2 weeks ago)

    you rock, tom

  • Kate (about 2 weeks ago)

    Go, Tom, Go! Thanks for riding on behalf of public education - and hope you're still standing by the time I see you the next day!

  • Janet (about 2 weeks ago)

    Go TOM and MATT!

  • Zachary (about 2 weeks ago)

    Go Tom go!

  • Terry (about 2 weeks ago)

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

  • Gregory (about 2 weeks ago)

    Most excellent cause! Ride it!!!

  • Sarah (about 2 weeks ago)

    Have a great ride!

  • Anonymous (about 3 weeks ago)

    As Udo E. Simonis said "riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it, but the world at large"!!

  • Sarah (about 3 weeks ago)

    Thank you for doing this!

  • Tomi (about 3 weeks ago)

    Go Tom & Matt!

  • Vagelis (about 3 weeks ago)

    Ride for education!

  • Anonymous (about 3 weeks ago)

    Keep up the great work, Tom!

  • Anna (about 3 weeks ago)

    A cause I really care about!

  • Brett (about 3 weeks ago)

    Good luck with the fundraising!

My Status
Number of pledges received: 42
Goal achievement: 69%
Number of page visits: 141
Days left before event: 2
I am captain of 'Team Wenzel'
See the Team Team Wenzel

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

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