Today, barthaynes.com is featuring an annual San Diego charity event called Ride The Point. According to the organization’s website, this charity raises money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer and honors Jim Krause, a Point Loma resident and local philanthropist. The Ride The Point “About Us” page reads:
“Ride the Point was inspired by the late Jim Krause an avid bicyclist, Rotarian, and family man. Like all of us who ride, he loved getting out there with other cyclist for a day of riding, fun and comradery. He lived life to the fullest and dedicated himself to the cause of finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. We missed riding with Jim and decided in 2013 to organize Ride the Point – a ride dedicated to Jim and his passion for life.”
And, for those of you who don’t know about Jim Kraus, here is a short biography about the incredible man that this ride honors:
“Point Loma resident and local philanthropist Jim Krause passed away in August 2012 at the age of 62 after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer that began in the spring of 2008. Jim grew up in Salem, New Jersey, and earned his undergraduate degree from Haverford College in 1972. In 1975, Jim graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego Law School. He practiced law for nearly 25 years in San Diego, specializing in complex commercial litigation throughout his career and was well known in the legal community as a securities law expert. Jim believed in giving back to the community. He was a member of the Board of Trustees at USD and he volunteered at the Mission Valley YMCA for 18 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of San Diego for 35 years, loved classical music and was an enthusiastic supporter of the San Diego Opera. Jim loved to cycle, developing friendships he valued greatly in two cycling groups: Ten Bears and Cyclo-Vets. His treasured accomplishments on the bike included many century rides completed with friends, including the Solvang Century, El Tour de Tucson, the Tour de Poway, and the Fiesta Metric Century. He loved the Eastern Sierra Century Ride, which he completed in 2007, 2009, and 2010.“
This past year, the race was held on November 11, 2017. The event raises money for pancreatic cancer research to help those who suffer from this terrible disease.
Below are photos featuring the ride in 2017. My hope in sharing this event on my blog is to let my San Diego County readers know about this annual tradition so that more cyclists will join the cause in 2018.
All photos below are courtesy of the Ride The Point Gallery from 2017. Many thanks to all of the organizers and supporters of this incredible event!
Thank you all for following along! Please don’t forget to check out my affiliate, image-based site over at bartonhaynes.com.