Thanks to all of the sponsors, riders, volunteers, donors, community members and vendors who helped make the 13th annual RATPOD event a success this year! Check out this year's ride photos here, as well as on our Facebook page. If you rode this year and have not yet completed the rider survey, we appreciate you taking just a couple of minutes to tell us what you think!
Next year's ride is set for Saturday, June 27, 2015 and we'll be updating the website in the near future with more information about registration.
Most everyone who has participated in RATPOD (and many who have made contributions to it) is probably familiar with the name David Sobba. David has been riding in and raising money for Camp Mak-A-Dream through this event since 2004 - the same year he was diagnosed with cancer. His passion for this cause, his dedication to raising money and spreading the word was tremendous to say the least. David's name appears on the RATPOD top fundraiser trophy now 7 times, most recently for his efforts in raising over $28,000 in 2012 alone!
Sadly we lost David on January 22, 2013. In his honor, numerous members of 'Team Sobba' who have ridden and supported David's efforts in past years, will ride again this year on June 29 to honor him and all he was to so many of us. David even has a fundraising page for THIS YEAR's event for anyone who would like to make a donation to RATPOD/Camp Mak-A-Dream in his name: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/davidsobba/ratpod-2013.
In his honor, the RATPOD trophy will be officially renamed in David's name and his name will also appear on this year's jerseys. David, you will continue to be with us both at RATPOD and at Camp this year and long into the future!
We'd like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the talented folks who made both the incredible new video and beautiful photography on this new site possible. They've all donated their time and footage to us and we can't thank them enough. Please check out their other work as well!
Damon Ristau Tom Robertson John Belobraidic