The Gordy Shields Memorial Ride is in honor of all the work Gordy did on the Bayshore Bikeway and resurfacing of the Fiesta Island Perimeter Road as well as countless hours of advocacy in the name of cycling for our cycling community.
To quote one of Gordy's long-time friends, "Gordy was considered the “heart and soul” of his beloved San Diego Cyclo-Vets Bicycle Club."
The Cyclo-Vets are enthusiastic supporters and participants in the Memorial ride each year, in honor of this Cyclo-Vets legend.
When:May 5, 2024
Start Time: 8:30 A.M.
Start Location: Pepper Park
3299 Tidelands Avenue, near the Gordy Shields Bridge in National City.
Distance: Approx. 35 Miles
Pace: This is a fun ride at a conversational pace on the Bayshore Bikeway to Coronado and back.
A special thanks goes out to Valerie Shields, who has returned the Shield's name to our club membership list! A donation to Cyclo-Vets was also made in the name of Jay Hollingsworth, who, while battling terminal cancer, came to love tricycling, & rode in Gordy's 9th memorial ride. He was so proud to be able to do that & wanted to ride this year, but unfortunately passed away on the very day of the 10th ride. The donation was made by Val Shields, Patrick Petit & Marilyn Wheeler, all fellow administrators with Jay in South Bay Union School District.
THE "FUN FORTY-FIVE" IS A FASTER-PACED RIDE.
IT WILL LEAVE PEPPER PARK AT 8:30 A.M. AND RIDE EAST, TO OTAY LAKE, DOWN OLYMPIC PARKWAY, OUT TO THE BOARDER, THEN THROUGH IMPERIAL BEACH AND ON TO PEPPER PARK, VIA THE GORDY SHIELDS BRIDGE.
LINK TO ROUTE FOR 2024 "FUN 45"