The Mike Nosco Memorial Bicycle Ride gathers cyclists every November 3rd to ride a grueling 82-mile course (there are shorter options) with 9000 feet of climbing in the hills just off the beaches of Ventura County and Malibu. Those climbs are followed by white-knuckle, high-speed descents. In other words, riders can’t expect too much recovery before the next ascent. It is the type of ride that you want to quit but won’t in memory of Mike.
The Mike Nosco Memorial Bicycle Ride has been going on for 15 years now, so many might not understand why any rider would attempt such a challenge. The motivation is to honor and never forget Mike Nosco. You can read about Mike by clicking here.
The memorial ride was the idea of Mike’s brother, Jack, and I will bet my bottom dollar that Jack had no idea how successful the event would become when he kicked it off 15 years ago. It has raised thousands of dollars for families in need (and kept Mike’s memory alive). You can read more about the memorial by clicking here.
Watching the riders struggling up Deer Creek Road is truly an inspiration.