Nick’s Ride: Arthritis Bike Classic

[One of our members, Nick Agelidis, will be cycling from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the California Coast Classic to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. Please consider supporting his efforts by clicking this link: Arthritis Bike Classic / Nick Agelidis. More information from Nick is provided below.-ed.]


The Ride

I recently registered for Arthritis Foundation’’s 15th Annual California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour, presented by Amgen! On behalf of the Foundation, the charitable bike tour will be raising funds to support arthritis research and community-based education programs for men, women and children affected by arthritis.

My goal is to raise a minimum of $3,100 by August 31st in order to participate in this tremendous event. I will be cycling 525 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles from September 26 to October 3, 2015.

About Arthritis

The facts about arthritis are alarming – nearly 53 million Americans currently suffer from arthritis. That’s 1 out of every 5 people. New projections predict arthritis to be the epidemic of the future. By the year 2020, the number of people with arthritis will almost double, affecting major life activities such as working, going to school, enjoying leisure activities, or keeping house.

Arthritis research can make a difference. The Arthritis Foundation devotes more than $11 million annually to research and is leading the way to more successful treatments for arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation also makes a difference in the lives of those affected by arthritis by providing programs that help people with arthritis and their families better understand and cope with their disease.

Supporting Nick’s Ride

Supporting the Arthritis Foundation by participating in the California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour is a very serious and important challenge that I am committed to. I hope you will help me in my quest by making a tax-deductible donation in any amount to the Arthritis Foundation.

You can support me by clicking here to go to my personal online fundraising page and make a donation. Or you can send a check made payable to the Arthritis Foundation and mailed to me at 7534 Cabrillo Ave, La Jolla CA, 92037.

You can also help me by forwarding this to anyone else you think might be interested in supporting this great cause.

Thank you in advance for your help. If you would like to learn more about Arthritis Foundation’’s California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour, please visit