Cyclists Raise Funds & Awareness for Sonoma County’s Homeless


Approximately 100 bicyclists rode this year’s Code Blue Bicycle Event raising funds and awareness for support and services for the approximate 3,000 homeless people in our Sonoma County community.  
This event was supported and sponsored by the County of Sonoma, Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, Catholic Charities, St. Joseph Hospital, NorCal Bike Sport, Beeline Bikes, volunteers and other groups.
Code Blue Sonoma brings support and awareness to the problems of homelessness during winter weather. Code Blue Bicycle Ride is an annual fundraising event held each October. Sonoma County officials and local homeless services providers have operated the Code Blue Winter Weather Project since 2013, when a run of frigid nights left homeless advocates scrambling to keep homeless people warm and safe. The plan is similar to other emergency efforts in that it provides extra resources that would not otherwise be available.

SCBC would like to give a special shout out to Paula Shimizu, Don Keylon and Ed Buonaccorsi, who this past summer, rode their bicycle across the United States on an 81-day, 4,469 mile adventure to help increase funds and awareness of homelessness in our community! Not everyone can experience, or wants to experience, riding their bicycles across America. But many did decide to support this critically important effort by joining the local Code Blue Bicycle Ride on October 15th, 2016. If you missed the Code Blue Sonoma Bicycle Event this year, please join us next year on October 14th, 2017.