Tag Archives: Breast Cancer

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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

We’re in the news again! “The Cycle of Giving: Part 1”

We, at the Boob Ride, are fortunate to have so many people contribute to our ride and our cause, whether it be through riding, volunteering, or networking. One such Boob Rider is Pete Gerrard, from the Irvine Cycling Examiner and Irvine Bicycles. Not only has Peter ridden the ride for several years, but his shop has also sponsored the “Most Inspirational” bra award in 2016 and he continues to help us promote the ride through several articles. Peter gets us. He knows that The Boob Ride Continue reading →

Team STRIDE supports The Boob Ride San Diego

The Boob Ride is very excited to welcome a new 3Day Walker team to our event – Team STRIDE! Team STRIDE will be out there supporting all the riders at the rest stops, the finish, and of course at the party! I met Cathy while on the 2015 3Day Walk and we started chatting about fundraising and its challenges. We just happened to be walking up a hill in Point Loma, and Cathy was gracious enough to listen to my Boob Ride pitch (in between Continue reading →

High fiber, healthy melons?

High fiber ain’t just for all us old people! Young women with a high fiber diet have a lower incidence of breast cancer. I know many of us struggle to figure out what constitutes a healthy diet. Many times a study is published that exalts something like “dark chocolate is good for you”, only to disprove or cast doubt on it the very next week. Figuring out what to eat and in what quantities is usually a struggle for most of us. If you are like me, I know Continue reading →