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.

The Boob Ride 2018 Donates to Breast Cancer Angels

The Boob Ride CA 2018 is proud to present a VERY LARGE CHECK to Breast Cancer Angels. Breast Cancer Angels aligns with The Boob Ride's mission to assist breast cancer patients in the last mile of their treatment, as they provide direct financial and emotional assistance to breast cancer patients (and their families) as they undergo breast cancer treatment in the South Bay, Orange County, and San Diego areas. These services can include transportation to chemo/radiation treatments, meal preparation, housecleaning, and help with other financial Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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

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 →

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 →

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 →

Training for Your First Metric Century

Riding your first metric century is a physical and psychological challenge. Once you have conquered your first one, you will feel proud of the accomplishment. In order to prepare for a metric, you will need to spend time on your bike getting physically fit and psychologically comfortable with the distance. While some of my teammates and Paul have ridden many centuries, I have only ridden metric centuries.  But the important part is to train. My first one was a VERY BIG DEAL to me. I had planned to do Continue reading →

Cannondale Sponsors the Green Bra

We are thrilled to announce that our first corporate sponsor for The Boob Ride CA 2017 is Cannondale! 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! Mike Miranda, the Los Angeles and Orange County rep, is sponsoring the Green Bra for Best Sprinter. He also insists on upgrading the bra to a new sparkly green bra that better represents the Cannondale green color. It gets even better Continue reading →

Amazon Smile Donations For Breast Cancer

Looking for last minute gifts on Amazon? Register with Amazon Smile and select FUN 4 GOOD as your charity. It doesn't cost you anything and we will receive donations to help with the operational costs of The Boob Ride!  FYI: our non-profit's corporate name is Fun 4 Good, in case you were wondering. You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same Continue reading →

Targeting Aggressive and Metastatic Breast Cancer Webinar

Targeting Aggressive and Metastatic Breast Cancers (Webinar 1/11/17) One of the singular most important research topics is metastatic tumors. Since 2006, Komen has invested more than $91 million in nearly 200 research grants that focus on understanding why metastasis occurs and how to treat it. We have a large population of people living with metastatic cancers 10 years after diagnosis. If you want to learn more on "mets", sign up for Komen's webinar below.  This webinar will be hosted by: Amber Livingston—3-Day Specialist Dr. Jay Continue reading →

10 Waiting Room Tips

Waiting Room Worries Have you ever spent several excruciating hours in a hospital waiting room? If you haven't, you are lucky. If you have, you know how much the worry and the waiting can take a toll on the people around you. It depends on who and why you are waiting, but for many people, it is room fraught with worry. You usually have an assortment of waiters who have been signed in, registered, and are walking around with name tags on their shirts. Most people Continue reading →

Fundraising with Our Favorite 3 Day Teams

6 Days until the San Diego Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk! The Boob Ride is so very proud of the men and women preparing to do the 2016 San Diego 3 Day Walk in just in just SIX days! We are extremely proud to call these men and women friends and I am inspired by their dedication, courage, and frankly - their craziness to come back year after year! Congrats to the teams, Cliff's Crew, Team STRIDE, and Walking and Wine-ing on your fundraising and your commitment Continue reading →

Team STRIDE and The Boob Ride Cheer Station 11/19 in San Diego

Team STRIDE and The Boob Ride Cheer Station Team STRIDE and The Boob Ride are teaming up to help cheer on the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3 Day Walkers on Saturday November 19th. We would love to show some Boob Ride love to our fellow San Diego Boob Ride volunteers. Come on out and help support the cause!  We will cheer walkers on from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm on Saturday November 19th. The cheer station is located on the bayside walk/beach boardwalk at Continue reading →

Breast cancer and the healing effects of massage

Michelle Przemieniecki and Robin Roberts at AMTA 2016 Our ride director for The Boob Ride PA, Michelle Przemieniecki,  recently met Robin Roberts, a breast cancer survivor best known for being an Good Morning America host, at the American Message Therapy Association conference in Milwaukee, WI . The two met up in October and discussed surviving triple negative breast cancer as well as how massage has played a significant role in their recoveries.  After her second battle with breast cancer, Michelle changed careers and started her own business as a massage Continue reading →

Breast Cancer Riders Support Navy EOD

It is breast cancer month and we want to give back to a group that has supported The Boob Ride for many years. The Navy cycling team is always seen on The Boob Ride and their riders are instrumental to our success. The Navy team is raising funds for their own this weekend, The Wounded EOD Warrior Ride is Sunday. You can ride with these brave solders, attend a great event on Camp Pendleton, and donate to support the cause. One of our favorite riders from Continue reading →

West coast support

Hey CA Boob Riders – Tomorrow we are hosting our 2nd Annual Boob Ride Pennsylvania. We would love to have all of our CA Boob Ride riders wear their Boob Ride kits to show our west coast support. If you wear your kit tomorrow, please post a picture and tag us in it: @TheBoobRide , #TheBoobRide Don’t have a kit? You can order one here; http://store.scudopro.com/search?type=product&q=The+boob+ride

What’s in a name?

Co-Authored by two of the co-founders, Paul and Jennifer. As a co-founder of FUN 4 GOOD (the non-profit that produces The Boob Ride), I handle branding as a consultant all the time. Many people ask me about the pros/cons of such a colorful name as “The Boob Ride”. Evolution We started out with a personal passion to raise funds for breast cancer treatment/research with a fun bike ride. It was intimate, not a business effort that was a very grass root event. All the riders supported the Continue reading →