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Challenged Athlete Foundation and Our San Diego Cyclo-Vets

CAF Supports Past President of Cyclo-Vets, Don Peters

2002 and 2003 Past President, Don Peters suffered an illness that required he retire from riding two wheel bikes. Don was an accomplished cyclist with many national comptetitive events including completing and finishing in the top ten teams of the Race Across America in 2007 as well as many local Southern California Road Races and Criteriums.

With the assistance of the Challenged Athlete Foundation, he is again on the road to serious competition having received assistance on equipment and training on his new racing machine !

Many Cyclo-Vets have assisted this foundation with their inclusion in the Million Dollar Challenge and interpersonal development with the foundation. Again in 2011 there are club members and sponsors who are working and riding the Million Dollar Challenge event to make sure athletes like Don can remain competitive and once again enjoy the competition and lifestyle that was once so enjoyable.

Dodge Million Dollar Challenge (MDC)  is an unforgettable seven-day, 620-mile journey down the breathtaking California coastline from San Francisco to San Diego.  It is fully underwritten by outside sources insuring the cycling fundraisers that their donations are utilized for the needs of the athletes.

Entry is limited to 100 cyclists who each raise funds for CAF and in return enjoy a fully supported ride including van support, mechanics and route guides. Also included are hotel accommodations for seven nights, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, massage, cycling apparel and more. The stops along the route include Santa Cruz, Big Sur, Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica and Dana Point... some of California’s most picturesque towns!

CAF is a unique organization that enables physically challenged athletes to find success in sports — and in life. The Million Dollar Challenge has earned a reputation as one of the premier cycling events in the country where individuals can use their passion for cycling to make a difference in the lives of others. MDC riders not only change gears, but change lives along the roads of California, and around the world.

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