Check out our Facebook page to see photos taken at this year's ride photos by Jeff McLain and John Belobraidic. Thanks so much for volunteering your time and talents for us - and for the great shots! You can also visit their websites by clicking on their names above.
We'd also like to hear your thoughts on this year's event. Riders, if you have not already done so, please take a minute to fill out our online survey.
Thank you to everyone who rode, volunteered, donated, hosted and played a part in this year's RATPOD event on June 29, 2013. It was the most successful (to date) yet with donations thus far totalling over $445,000 for Camp Mak-A-Dream!
Next year's event is set for Saturday, June 28, 2014 and we'll be updating the website information as details are available.
Photos have been posted to the RATPOD Facebook page, so check them out and 'like' RATPOD today!
Thanks again for participating, donating, volunteering and making this event possible!
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