For Whom Do You Ride?

Tell us for whom you ride. Do you ride for your mom, your wife, your sister, your friend, or do you ride because you have been diagnosed with breast cancer? We want to create a place to share stories and to create a community of strength for those who may be struggling with disease. Please use the comments section to add your story.

Are You Hungry, Hangry, or Bonking?

Have you ever been riding along and all of sudden you are famished? You are starving and all you can think about is giant hamburgers or an all you can eat buffet?  Most cyclists agree that by the time you feel hungry, it is too late. Riders should be eating or "feeding" on the bike throughout the ride to keep up their strength and energy, as to avoid "bonking". According to the Cycling blog, bonking means: That you haven’t taken in enough carbohydrates and have Continue reading →

Amtrak Replaced with Party Buses for OC Ride Home

Great News Amtrak is not running on our schedule for the return trip to OC! The rail corridor is shut down due to construction on 4/21/18, the day of The Boob Ride. Amtrak has replaced the trains with buses, but they are not on the normal schedule and do not meet our needs. Don't worry your pretty little heads, we have a better way home. Party Buses! We have chartered deluxe motor coaches that will run on our schedule and they cost the same as Continue reading →

Transportation Back to Irvine

How Your Bikes Get Back to Irvine If you're doing The Boob Ride Orange County, this is a one way destination ride to Solana Beach. We have trucks at the finish area with experienced loaders that carefully store your bike for a return trip to Irvine. These guys do a great job padding and securing all the bikes because they are cyclists also. You Need To... Bring a padded blanket (like a comforter or moving blanket) to the start in Irvine and we will use Continue reading →

2018 Green Bra Sponsor – Irvine Bicycles

Irvine Bicycles is sponsoring the Green Bra! Come by the shop and see the Green Bra award on display in all her glory.  Irvine Bicycles is a repeat supporter and has stepped up again this year by donating spectacular prizes, offering mechanical support at the OC Start, and offering a discount on a bike tune up before the ride. These guys are dedicated to getting you on the road in perfect working condition. Stop by and say hello before heading out on your ride.  In Continue reading →

The Last Mile Party 2018

2018 Improvements    - Buffet for Faster Food Options - Expanded Capacity - Massage behind Party / No Waiting in Line 2018 Improvements    - Buffet for Faster Food Options - Expanded Capacity - Massage behind Party / no waiting in line 2018 Improvements    - Buffet for Faster Food Options - Expanded Capacity - Massage behind Party / no waiting in line 2018 Improvements    - Buffet for Faster Food Options - Expanded Capacity - Massage behind Party / no waiting in line 2018 Improvements    - Buffet Continue reading →

Boobs, Bikes, and Blondes

Beer is our choice of recovery drink, and what better way to drink your beer than with an official Boob Ride pint glass! They are back by popular demand and can be purchased at the party. Buy your collectors pint glass, and get a free pint of Santa Monica Brew Works 310 California Blonde. You can buy a pint glass at the big post ride party and it comes with a free beer. We have a limited number of pint glasses and encourage pre-ordering your Continue reading →

Cannondale Donates a Bike Again in 2018!

The Boob Ride is Proud to Announce that Cannondale is Donating a Bike for Our Raffle! We are thrilled to announce that Cannondale is sponsoring The Boob Ride once again this year! Cannondale is a bike manufacturing and apparel company whose cycling team has won five Giro d’Italia Maglia Rosas, and even won the Girod’Iltalia and the Vuelta a Espana in the same year! It gets even better for us — Cannondale is also donating a bike from their Quick series. The lucky winner can order this special raffle prize through Lisa and Continue reading →

2018 Yellow Bra Sponsor The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen

The Boob Ride is Proud to Announce the Craftsman Bar and Kitchen as Our Yellow Bra Sponsor! The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen is a beach-side bar set in the living room of a 1920s Craftsman-style house. They specialize in handcrafted cocktails, a tasty burgers, and their FAMOUS tater tots. This unique bar is located just a block away from the Santa Monica Pier, and in addition to their gastronome and spirits, they also offer live music and games. If you are in the Santa Monica Continue reading →

How We Make a Difference

We know that there are many good causes out there, and we are grateful that you support ours! What Makes Us Unique? 100% of registration fees and a majority of other funds directly assist those in need within a 25-mile radius of the event. We keep our support local and ensure that we are doing the most local good.  Our events draw people that typically do not participate in charity events. We get them off the sidelines with our fun events that are a bit Continue reading →

Camp Pendleton Base Access 2018

How to Ride through Camp Pendleton Very Important: You have to register YOURSELF to ride through Camp Pendleton. Five of the routes for The Boob Rides in Orange County and San Diego 2018 go through or around Camp Pendleton. They are: Orange County A-Cup - 30 miles C-Cup - 60 miles D-Cup - 90 miles San Diego C-Cup - 60 miles (and C-Cup Hilly) D-Cup - 90 Miles You must register yourself to get through the base. In previous years, we could pre-register all our Continue reading →

Calling All Volunteers

1 2 3 4 Do you want to volunteer for one of the most fun events that makes an impact on breast cancer? If so, we have the opportunity for you! Every year we depend on our loyal and supportive volunteers to help us raise money for breast cancer at the local and national level.  We have several volunteer opportunities both in Orange County and in San Diego County. We need help before the ride, during the ride, during the party, and after the ride. Continue reading →

Dedicated to the Ones We Love, 2018

Each year we dedicate the ride to one person who has battled breast cancer. This year we are dedicating the ride to Waleska “Wally” Roling. Wally is the sister of my long-time friend, John. Wally’s battle started in 2015 when she was diagnosed the stage III, triple negative breast cancer. As many of you know, this type can be very aggressive and is more likely to reoccur than other subtypes of breast cancer. Wally and her doctors immediately started treatment: first with chemo, then a double Continue reading →

Riding the D-Cup Route

The Boob Ride D-Cup routes are challenging (brutal is more like it).  Many of you have done other century rides and may think a ride with less than 90 miles is not a big deal. Well, it is. The OC route is 86.4 miles and 4,700 feet of climbing.  The San Diego route is 89.6 miles with 4,800 feet of climbing They both start on the same day and connect at the Las Pulgas rest stop. They both finish in Solana Beach But they are Continue reading →

Early Bird Registration Closes Soon

Early Birds Get Good Deals We have had nearly a 300% increase in registrations this year! WOW, what a great response! Thank you for our supporters that are already on board. The defender of the 2017 Yellow Bra is already signed up. Rumor has it that he is training hard.  At this rate, we may close Early Bird registration early and cap the event's capacity. In theory, Early Bird registration will be open until 3/1/18. However, if we hit our goal, it could close any Continue reading →

Recovery, Cancer, and Exercise

At The Boob Ride, we encourage everyone to get out and ride. The benefits of exercise on our bodies and our minds have been long-studied and well documented. But what happens if you are recovering from an injury, illness, or surgery? How do you know when to push through and when to rest? For the past five months, I've been grappling with these questions as I recover from ankle tendon surgery. As with many recovery processes, I find that I start to feel stronger so Continue reading →

The Boob Ride 2018 Registration is Open

We are thrilled to announce that the registration for the 2018 California Boob Ride is now open! We've been working on some new ideas, and we are looking forward to providing a great ride and a fantastic event! Sign up now, as we need to limit the number of riders this year.  Highlights Date: April 21, 2018 Orange County Start: Irvine Amtrak Station San Diego Start: Distillery Parking Lot, Solana Beach Both Finish at: Distillery Parking Lot, Solana Beach  Party: Tidewater Tavern and potential Block Party Continue reading →

End of the Year Donations and Contributions For Breast Cancer

2017 is quickly drawing to a close and now is a great time to make charitable donations before the end of the year! At Fun 4 Good, we have several different contribution and donation options. Donate Directly Our supporters can donate straight to our organization by using the "Donate to the Cause" link to the right.  Ralphs/Kroger Community Rewards One way to contribute to our cause, is to sign up for Ralphs (Kroger) Community Rewards under Fun 4 Good. By enrolling, a portion of what Continue reading →

Unbelievable Results from a Breast Cancer Drug Trial in Amsterdam

This is a remarkable finding out of Amsterdam. This study, which also took place at NHS hospitals in Manchester, showed that in 11% of the cases the tumors had disappeared entirely, and in 17% of the patients the tumors had shrunk to less than 5mm.  How did they do it? The researchers combined two drugs, Herceptin and Tyverb and gave them to the patients before the usual treatments of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation.  While the effects of the treatment are still being studied, the current theory Continue reading →

The Boob Ride’s San Diego 3 Day Cheering Section

The Boob Ride Cheering Station at the 2017 San Diego Susan G. Komen 3 Day The Boob Ride is bringing a massage therapist student down to our cheer station on Day 2! We will be there to get all the San Diego Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walkers patched up and feeling good so that they are dancing into camp on Saturday November 18th!  We are determined to show some Boob Ride love to our fellow San Diego Boob Riders, walkers, and volunteers. Come on out Continue reading →

The KOM Rides for EOD Wounded Warrior

Supporting Each Other The Boob Ride has always had a great turnout from the Navy EOD Wounded Warrior riders.  Since we've supported each other's causes, we would like to invite all our Boob Riders to support them as well. Our event would not have been as successful without their early and continued support. The Most Inspirational Bra is in memory of Commander Kevin Childre, who also won the Yellow Bra. Their Service EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, the disarming and disposal of bombs. EOD Continue reading →

Wishing Them Well in Twin Cities!

We would like to wish our very own Marianne Masterson (SD Boob Ride Director) and Ampy Baldemor (long-time supporter) a fabulous 3 Day Walk in Twin Cities! We wish you beautiful weather, great company, and no blisters! Be sure to spread The Boob Ride love! #TC3day #The3Day

The Boob Ride CA Donates to Breast Cancer Angels

The Boob Ride CA 2017 was a pivotal event for us. This marks the beginning of our transition from solely supporting national charities to keeping the money in the region in which it was raised.  In keeping with this new direction, we donated $6,700+ from the funds raised at the OC and SD rides to the Breast Cancer Angels organization of Southern California. The Breast Cancer Angels charity donates 100% of their funds raised to local breast cancer patients in need, which we think is Continue reading →

Over The Hump Family Night

The Boob Ride is proud to exhibit at Orange County's greatest mountain bike race series, Over the Hump, again this year! Tonight is family night, so come out and enjoy face painting, bounce houses, tykes race, RC Race cars, climbing wall, and much more. The gate opens at 4:00 PM and races start at 5:30 PM. Stop by our booth and say "hi"!

Boob Glasses

Or, Beer Glasses Bikes, Boobs, and BEER! The Boob Ride 2017 will have our very own pint beer glasses for sale at the post-ride party. $7 and it comes with a specialty beer. Not only do you get to enjoy a craft beer, but you also get to keep the glass! There are only 70 of these glasses available and they will go quickly. Some of cyclists that are doing the D cup rides may be extra thirsty, so they may want to pre-order their Continue reading →

Exciting News for Las Pulgas Rest Stop

You asked and we listened! We are proud to announce that the Las Pulgas Rest Stop will have a porta potty!  We received many requests for this last year, so we will have one onsite - thanks to a private sponsor!  Sadly, it won't be pink. Remember to hydrate on the ride (and during the post-ride party)! The Boob Ride Orange County Registration The Boob Ride San Diego Registration

Show Your Colors!

Show Your Colors with Irvine Bicycles! The Boob Ride is almost here! Irvine Bicycles is offering a special price on a "show-your-colors" pink Suomy Timeless helmet for anyone supporting the Ride.  This price will be honored until April 30, but if you’d like one to complement your official jersey (you do have one, right?), please let us know by Tuesday, April 18. Irvine Bicycles is the proud sponsor of our Most Inspirational Diamond Bra Award and will be the mechanical support at the Orange County Continue reading →

Late Registration 2017

You can still sign up for The Boob Ride if one of these is true. . .  You have applied to Camp Pendleton to ride through the base in the last 11 months, for more details click here. OR You are riding the B-Cup U-turn route in Orange County or San DiegoOR You are riding the A-Cup 30 mile route in San Diego (Not Orange County).  Normal registration for The Boob Ride closed on 4/7/17. The ride is on 4/22/17. Everyone that signed up for the event before Continue reading →

Nutrition Sponsors for The Boob Ride 2017!

We are happy to announce that Honey Stinger will be donating product to us again this year. We love partnering with Honey Stinger because not only are their products tasty, but they are all natural and actually help your body before, during, and after exercise. "Honey is rich in carbohydrates, making it ideal fuel for working muscles."  Before exercise: When eaten before activity, it is released into the system at a steady rate throughout the activity.  During exercise: Helps muscles stay nourished longer, delays fatigue.  Continue reading →

Last Call for The Boob Ride (4/7/17)!

We know you are busy - but this is the last call for registration for The Boob Ride CA! Since most of the routes go through Camp Pendleton, we need to submit our roster two weeks before the ride to get y'all access to the base.  So, don't be a Boob, Sign up now! The Boob Ride Orange County Registration The Boob Ride San Diego Registration

Irvine Bicycles, Inc Sponsors the Diamond Bra for 2017!

Announcing our Diamond Bra Sponsor - Irvine Bicycles, Inc   We are so excited to introduce our Diamond Bra sponsor - Irvine Bicycles Inc! Irvine Bicycles has sponsoring the Diamond Bra for the second year in a row.  The Diamond Bra is awarded to the Most Inspirational participant or volunteer and is in honor of our good friend Cmdr. Kevin Childre.   Irvine Bicycles is a premier bicycle shop and an authorized dealer for Felt, Cannonade, Look, Scott, Colnago and KHS. The shop carries many Continue reading →

Rock N’ Road Sponsors the Red Bra for 2017

Rock N Road Cyclery in Orange County, CA is sponsoring the Red Bra this year! Matt Ford has been a long-time supporter of our cause and we greatly appreciate it. Rock N Road has a discount code for The Boob Ride. If your a customer or a Team VeloSport member, contact the shop or club for the code. Established in 1991, Rock N' Road Cyclery now has 4 state-of-the-art bike shops in Orange County, California. The first, located in Mission Viejo, just went through a Continue reading →

The Boob Ride is in Pacific Magazine!

Thanks to our dedicated PR team, we are happy to announce that we are now in Pacific Magazine's April Calendar! Scroll down and and find our entry under April 22nd!  PACIFIC San Diego Magazine (PacificSD) is the county's hip, cultural barometer, highlighting the Where, When & WOW! of America's Finest City. PacificSD leads the conversation on the region's dining, style, art, culture and entertainment for progressive, fashion-forward and upwardly mobile professionals. The Boob Ride Orange Count Registration The Boob Ride San Diego Registration

Boob Ride Party Location for OC and San Diego in 2017

The Tidewater Tavern We had a great time at the Tidewater Tavern last year. They have a great beer selection as well as soft drinks and a full bar. The menu is perfect for after the ride and the location is spot-on. And, they donated 15% of all proceeds for the day to the cause. It was a great event and we are excited to be back. Location Tidewater Tavern221 North Highway 101 Solana Beach, California 92075 Fun Things at the Party The Boob Awards - Continue reading →

Free Post Ride Massage from our New Sponsor

In addition to getting an amazing coastal ride, a happy heart for supporting a good cause, and a killer after-party, now you get FREE SPORTS MASSAGES AFTER THE BOOB RIDE! That’s right… for the first time in our 8-year history, the highly-trained practitioners and massage therapists from Del Mar Chiropractic Sports Group will be stretching tight muscles, massaging sore areas, kinesio-taping wobbly joints, and icing any body parts with inflammation. Don’t let fatigue and tight muscles affect your performance or recovery! Stop by their booth Continue reading →

Magnificent Seven: Nutrition Myths and Cancer

I struggle when it comes to finding the answers about nutrition, and especially when it comes to nutrition and cancer. Our co-found and fellow four time cancer survivor, Dayna, has done extensive research on nutrition and credits it to helping her survive a stage four diagnosis. Therefore, I am excited to announce that Hoag will be sponsoring a seminar on nutrition myths and cancer. The Magnificent Seven: Nutrition Myths and Cancer – There are many nutrition questions with a diagnosis of cancer and many theories Continue reading →

The Pink Club Special Rewards for Our Donors

Special Rewards for our Donors Introducing the new PINK CLUB for our supporters that donate above the normal event registration amount.  For every $25 donated above the normal registration fee, you get an opportunity to win special prizes. Just donating more than $25 puts you in this special group. It all started very simply One of our new sponsors, Cannondale offered a bike as a raffle prize, but they requested that it go to someone who has either raised extra money or donated above the normal amount. We Continue reading →

The 2017 CA Routes

Our routes have tongue-and-check route names after bra sizes. We like to have fun and we don't take ourselves too seriously. This blog is an overview of the route options for both San Diego and Orange County (please scroll down for the OC routes). San Diego Boob Ride on 4/22/17 (Sign up here) A-Cup 31.4 miles with 784 (+/-) feet of climbing This route has a slight change at mile 3 this year. Safer intersection that veers to the right after the U-Turn in Del Mar. This new Continue reading →

Reiki Therapy – West Meets East for Healing

When someone we love is given a cancer diagnosis, many of us will not stray from the Western techniques of chemotherapy and radiation. However, some people seek out alternative therapies and treatments. I think that patients and their families benefit when the best of both worlds come together to promote healing. I was surprised and excited that Hoag is now offering Reiki  classes for their patients and their families. This is a Japanese technique that reduces stress and promotes relaxation and healing. Loosely translated Reiki Continue reading →

Is Your Bike Ready?

It had been awhile since I got out on my bike, so we decided to take a short easy ride through Huntington Beach. We only had a few hours before it was supposed to rain, so we set out on a beautiful brisk Sunday morning. We road near the pier, checking out the sites and trying not to hit oblivious tourists, dog walkers, and random weird stuff on the path. We were enjoying ourselves and the day and happened upon a cyclist with an interesting issue.  He was Continue reading →

Post-Surgery Breast Cancer Strength Building Workout

One of the most substantial issues that my mom has had to deal with after her mastectomy was the loss of strength in her arm. Since mastectomies are radical surgeries that take out the surrounding tissue and any other structure that maybe compromised, many patients are left with stiffness, loss of strength, and loss of mobility. My mom takes senior circuit training classes to help her rebuild her muscles (which my niece affectionately refers to as geezersize), but if that isn't for you, you might Continue reading →

New Finish for The Boob Rides in CA

We are getting really excited about The Boob Rides in CA for 2017. There are two events on April 22, 2017 that come together for a big post ride party.  The Boob Ride Orange County (the original) The Boob Ride San Diego We have outgrown last year's finish area and had to move to a larger facility. The party is still at the Tidewater, but the finish is a block away. Below is a map for all the routes to the new finish area. Big benefits Continue reading →

Dedicated to the Ones We Love

Breast cancer scares me more than anything else I have come across. It has no boundaries and it attacks without consideration of socio-economic status, race, or lifestyle. The two most significant risks for developing breast cancer are being a woman and getting older. The part that gets me the most, is that cancer can develop even if you eat well and exercise and take care of yourself. Take my high school friend, Christine. She has dedicated herself to living a clean lifestyle with health and Continue reading →

Transportation Sponsors for 2017

 The Boob Ride Orange County is a great one way route. Participants enjoy a long coastal ride, go to a fun party, and then take the train home. We transport your bikes back by with our transportation sponsors.  We are excited to welcome back our transportation sponsors for our Boob Ride CA 2017! Epic Freight donates the use of one of their trucks to safely transport your bike back to Orange County. Rest assured that your bike will be nicely tucked in, with the blanket you provide, Continue reading →

Put Yourself in the Driver’s Seat: Healthy Eating, Exercise, and Mindfulness

A few months ago I went to a three session training session on mindfulness at Fullerton College. This is the new mindset for striving for balance in work, relationships, and emotional/physical health. I really enjoyed the series and what I can take from it for my students and for my survivor friends.  As part of the Komen Education series, they are offering a seminar called Put Yourself in the Driver's Seat: Healthy Eating, Exercise, and Mindfulness at the Center for Cancer and Prevention and Treatment at Continue reading →

The Unlikely Cyclist Sponsors The Maglia Rosa 2017

New Sponsor for 2017 We are proud to announce the Maglia Rosa bra has a new sponsor for 2017, The Unlikely Cyclist. One of our Co-Founders has been riding with The Unlikely Cyclist for many years now. They are doing a great job of getting new cyclists off the couch and on the road. Lisa owns and oporates this shop with a strong leaning towards supporting women in cycling. If you have riden in one of the testosorone packs in OC and felt out of Continue reading →