$1,000 Challenge from Almaden Cycle Touring Club

May 23, 2013

Photo courtesy of ACTC

Our final sponsor for Club Week is the Almaden Cycle Touring Club (ACTC), based in San Jose, California. The Almaden Cycle Touring Club is the largest cycling club in the San Francisco Bay area, home to over 1,200 cyclists. ACTC has challenged us with a two-day, $1,000 match, so please donate today

In addition to helping us meet the match challenge from the Almaden Cycle Touring Club, you'll be entered to win a set of handcrafted bicycle accessories by Hans Bagworks,* owned and operated by Adventure Cycling's own Paul Hansberger.  

ACTC members of all ages with diverse interests lead rides on 364 days of the year. The lone April day without a club ride is when we put on the Tierra Bella Century, a beautiful ride visiting Gilroy Hot Springs, Henry Coe State Park, and the many local reservoirs. Mark your calendar, Tierra Bella 2014 will be Saturday 12 April.
 
Each June, ACTC also hosts a week-long supported Sierra to the Sea tour from Bear Valley to the Golden Gate Bridge. The 2013 Sierra to the Sea is June 15–22.
 
ACTC is very proud to have responsible leaders and cyclists. To promote a safe cycling environment, the ACTC Academy is a series of on-bike sessions for cyclists to improve their riding skills. Academy Modules are held throughout the year.
 
ACTC sets aside a yearly budget for philanthropy and proudly supports many local bicycle-related projects such as the Blind Veteran Cycling Program, Trails Beautification Program, Share the Road signage, the Northern California one and only Velodrome, and many more. Nationally, the U.S. Bicycle Route System and Adventure Cycling, and the League of American Bicyclists are natural extensions of ACTC’s values.

We have until midnight on Friday (5/24) to meet the $1,000 match challenge by ACTC, so please donate today and be entered to win a set of handmade bike bags by Hans Bagworks! 

The 2013 BUILD IT. BIKE IT. BE A PART OF IT. campaign runs through May 31, 2013. All donations are tax deductible and support Adventure Cycling's organizing efforts and technical assistance for the U.S. Bicycle Route System.The campaign is supported by Adventure Cycling members, bicycle industry partners, bicycle clubs, and cyclists across North America.

Campaign business sponsors include Bikeflights.com, BOB Gear by Britax Child Safety, Inc., Ortlieb, Planet Bike, Primal Wear, and TeamEstrogen.com. Bicycle club sponsors include Cascade Bicycle Club. In-kind sponsors include Bikeflights.com, Cygolite, Hans Bagworks, J&B Importers, Nutcase, Ortlieb, and Osprey Packs.

The U.S. Bicycle Route System is supported in part by grants from the the Lazar Foundation, New Belgium Brewing, Climate Ride, and the Tawani Foundation.

*No purchase necessary. See the sidebar of the campaign page for full sweepstakes details. 

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