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Christmas Coma Bike Ride Benefits Challenged Athletes Foundation

Local company Barracuda Networks sponsors a fun coma ride that will help people.

The fifth annual Christmas Coma Bike Ride Dec. 26, 2013 benefits the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Courtesy Christmas Coma Ride
The fifth annual Christmas Coma Bike Ride Dec. 26, 2013 benefits the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Courtesy Christmas Coma Ride

Written by Sheila Sanchez

Barracuda Networks and the Challenged Athletes Foundation host the fifth annual Christmas Coma charity 100- and 50-mile bike rides at 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively, Thursday, Dec. 26.

Riders will leave from Barracuda Networks headquarters in Campbell and ride through Los Gatos, the Orchard City, descending on San Jose Soquel Road and then looping around Corralitos to Uvas Road.

The ride gives participants a chance to burn their Christmas feast and raise money for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

The nonprofit raises money to provide prosthetics and hand cycles for athletes with disabilities.

The 160- and 80-plus-kilometer routes take riders on beautiful and scenic terrain that isn’t overly challenging, said event spokesman Jesse Kimbrel.

"The atmosphere is fun, participation has grown each year and is becoming well received in the local cycling community," Kimbrel added.

This year, the event has added the 50-mile option for riders who don’t want to pedal the full 100-mile version, Kimbrell explained.

Registration is $50 and benefits CAF, or $100, which includes a jersey.

To sign up, please click here.

Details: Michael Hughes, mhughes@barracuda.com. 

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