OC to LA Dream Ride

Dream Act Riders, Dream Team Los AngelesOrange County Dream TeamEl Centro Cultural de MexicoSolidarity Ink and City of Lights are proud to announce that we are officially opening registration for the OC to LA Dream Ride 2012. This years ride will be on Sunday March 4th and will be starting in Orange County from El Centro Cultural de Mexico in Santa Ana with a ride kick off celebration and ending at Solidarity Ink in Lincoln Heights with a welcoming celebration. The ride will be in celebration of the passage of the California Dream Act, but also connecting the immigrant rights movement with the biking community.

If you would like to participate in this years ride, pleaseCAREFULLY READ AND FILL OUT the  form provided in the link below. Once we have received it, you will be notified and be provided with additional information and updates about the ride as we get closer to the day.

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM

Requirements for the ride:
* Bicycle that’s in working condition ( If you’re bike needs a tune up or adjustments, contacts us to fix it)
* No Beach Cruisers
* Comportable/casual clothes (you will get sweaty)
* Refillable water bottle/canteen to have during the ride
* Working front and back lights (required by law)

Registration fee:
There is a one time, non-refundable $20 registration fee for this ride that will cover logistics and the following for all riders/volunteers participating:
* Lunch
* Dinner
* Snacks/Water
* Bicycle Assistance
* First Aid Care

Payments can be made online through the Pay Pal Link below or in person to Erick Huerta and/or Yenni Diaz if they can’t be made online.


Volunteers Needed:
If you would like to volunteer for the bike ride, we are looking for folks who can help do traffic control during the ride, drive and be escorts in vehicles, setting up lunch and dinner at the respective locations. ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL HAVE THEIR MEALS TAKEN CARE OF AND THEIR REGISTRATION FEE WILL BE WAIVED. If you helped out last year or wanna volunteer this year, contact us

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