Iconic Cyclist, Gordy Shields, Honored With Memorial Bike Ride
In honor of iconic San Diegan cyclist, Gordy Shields, the San Diego Bike Coalition will hold a self-guided bike ride along the scenic Bayshore Bikeway. The ride offers a safe and socially distanced opportunity for families and solo riders to experience the benefits of biking and to remember the legacy that Gordy Shields left on San Diego’s biking community.
The self-guided ride will feature several pit stops along the Bayshore Bikeway with activities and giveaways such as $1,000 worth of products from CV Sciences.
Bikeway Village – 536 13th Street, Imperial Beach
o Rad Power Bikes – test ride an e-bike
o Trident Coffee – enjoy pre or post ride refreshments (a portion of sales will be donated back to the SDCBC)
o CV Sciences – learn about ride recovery and health
Pier 32 Marina and the Gordy Shields Bridge
o San Diego Bike Coalition swag table and bike repair with Stay True Cycleworks
Glorieta Park– 1975 Strand Way, Coronado
o San Diego Bike Coalition swag table
Coronado Ferry Landing
o Visit Holland Bikes and Beyond
o Ferry Schedule and details
A fixture of San Diego’s bike community
Gordy Shields, who passed away in 2013 at the age of 95, had been a fixture of San Diego’s bike community for decades. The Fletcher Hills resident first began biking in his 50’s and was equally known for breaking numerous age-group records over the following decades as he was for his advocacy for safer biking conditions throughout San Diego County. Shields had worked tirelessly to improve the 24-mile Bayshore Bikeway through his advocacy, and this ride honors his legacy.
“Gordy Shields played an integral role in promoting biking in San Diego, and we’re proud to honor him with this ride,” said San Diego County Bike Coalition Executive Director, Andy Hanshaw. “His legacy is a lesson for all of us: no matter how old you are, biking is for everyone.”
“We are thrilled to partner with the San Diego Bike Coalition to support its month-long celebration of cycling,” said Joseph Dowling, Chief Executive Officer of CV Sciences. “On May 2, many of our employees will be participating in the self-guided Gordy Shields Memorial Bike Ride along the scenic Bayshore Bikeway and stationed at our pitstop, where our team will be sharing the benefits of PlusCBD, handing out samples, and interacting with our local community.”
· CV Sciences
· Stay True Cycleworks
· Rad Power Bikes
· Trident Coffee
· Holland Bikes and Beyond
Date/Time: May 2, 8:30AM to 1PM, PST.
Location: Bayshore Bikeway
See you there….and stay healthy, San Diego!