John Peckham memorial ride: 0830 24 Sep 2006
Info provided by Brian Peterson... please forward as you deem appropriate. This tragedy has a scope which extends well beyond the racing community, or even the cycling community.
A memorial ride for John E. Peckham, the Alto Velo rider hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver, will be held on Sunday September 24th. John loved cycling, and it is only appropriate that we celebrate John and the activity he loved so much together. The ride begin at 8:30 am on Sunday morning September 24th. There will be time before the ride begins for those who wish to say a few words about John.
The ride will stop on Old Page Mill Rd at the place of John's death to place the flowers and seeds, and observe a moment of silence. Flowers and wildflower seeds will be available at the start. From there, we will have a short route back to the start and a longer route, as described below.
Everyone and anyone who owns a bike can attend the ride. The pace will be easy and relaxed, this is not a competitive event.
Please check the Alto Velo website, http://www.altovelo.org , for the latest information and changes to the details provided below.
John Peckham Memorial Ride
When: 8:30am Sunday, September 24th
Start: Parking Lot #2
Veteran's Administration Health Care
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1290
Route: Foothill, Page Mill, Old Page Mill (where we will place flowers and pause for a moment of silence), Page Mill, right on Arastradero to Alpine.
The short route option will turn right on Alpine to go back to Foothill. The short route is 12.5 miles and has no major hills.
The long route option will turn left on Alpine, right on Portola Valley, left on Portola to Hwy 84, left on Tripp, right on Kings Mtn Rd, left on Albion, right on Olive Hill, Canada to Hwy 92 and return. The long route is about 37 miles and has no major hills.
Directions to the start:
NOTE: when you enter the VA Hospital please observe all stop signs and speed limits.
From 280: take the Page Mill Rd exit and head east. At Foothill Expressway turn right. At the first light, HillView Ave, turn left. Immediately after the light turn right on to Miranda. Go left into the VA and turn left again to double back to parking lot #2.
From Foothill heading south: cross Page Mill and at the next light, Hill View Ave, turn left. Immediately after the light turn right on to Miranda. Go left into the VA and turn left again to double back to parking lot #2. If you get to Arastradero on Foothill, you went too far and need to turn around.
From Foothill heading north: cross Arastradero and at the next light, Hill View Ave, turn right. Immediately after the light turn right on to Miranda. Go left into the VA and turn left again to double back to parking lot #2. If you get to Page Mill on Foothill, you went too far and need to turn around.
From 101, take the San Antonio Rd exit (heading West towards Los Altos). Turn right on Charleston Rd and keep going. The road will change name to Arastradero Rd when you cross El Camino Real. Keep going until you reach Foothill Expressway. Turn right on Foothill and follow the directions for Foothill heading north.