Cyclists Pedal the Pier to Send Kids to Camp

By Whitney Levine

Los Angeles Events Pedal on the Pier

More than 400 riders will pedal over 100 stationary bikes to help send kids to camp. PHOTO COURTESY PEDAL ON THE PIER

On May 31, more than 100 stationary bikes will be placed on Santa Monica’s iconic pier and more than 400 riders will bike 100 miles in five hours for the Harold Robinson Foundation, a nonprofit working to improve the lives of impoverished children by providing them with a camp retreat.

The goal of this year’s “Pedal on the Pier” is to raise $500,000 for the foundation. That’s enough to send students from 20 inner-city schools to camp for all-expenses-paid retreats.

Los Angeles Events Camp Ubuntu

Inner-city kids who attend Camp Ubuntu build friendships and develop leadership skills. PHOTO COURTESY HAROLD ROBINSON FOUNDATION

Kids who attend HRF’s Camp Ubuntu are able to participate in recreational programs designed to strengthen confidence and independence, build character and develop leadership skills.

Cycling instructors guiding teams of riders and individuals throughout the day, and friends and families will cheer for them on the sidelines. Teams can be made up of up to five people who trade off riding a single bike. The event will feature DJs, bands, celebrity guests, food and drinks.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m., with the ride beginning at 11 am. Parking is available in Lot #1 North (lower lot) located at 200 Santa Monica Pier.

Each team/bike must raise a minimum of $2,500 to participate. For more information or to make a donation, visit

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