Ever since it began in 2009, the annual Mike Nosco Memorial Bicycle Ride has continued to grow and expand – and over 800 riders are expected to participate in this year’s race. This year, our cycling team at Bike Legal is proud to announce that we will be partnering with bike gear provider JLvelo to man a SAG stop along the route!
The Mike Nosco Memorial Ride spans over 80 miles along the coast of Southern California, and it will begin and end at the Dos Vientos Community Center in Newbury Park, CA on November 3rd, 2019. Because of the ride’s length, it’s crucial that cyclists have regular access to water, food, equipment, spare tires, restrooms, and other amenities. Our “Support and Gear” or SAG stop with JLvelo will provide some of these amenities to riders, where we will cheer them on to the finish line.
What Is the Mike Nosco Memorial Ride?
When Chief Petty Officer Mike Nosco was killed in a traffic accident on November 3rd, 2004, his brother Jack Nosco remembers hopping on a bike and riding over 80 miles just to process his grief. An Eagle Scout and military service member awaiting his third deployment to Iraq, Mike Nosco was known throughout Newbury Park as a dedicated member of the community, and his loss was deeply felt by his family.
After several anniversaries of Mike’s passing, Jack decided to take action and give back to the community, just as his brother would have done. By forming the Mike Nosco Memorial Ride with a fellow coworker at the Paso Robles Fire Department, Roy Knickman, Jack Nosco hoped to honor the memory of his brother – and raise money for Roy’s son, who was diagnosed with metastatic osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in 2009.
Starting with just a dozen friends and family members at first, Jack and Roy have expanded the Memorial Ride every year since 2009. Now, a host of over 800 biking participants and volunteers get together every year to commemorate Mike Nosco and raise awareness about traffic safety.
About Our Partnership with JLvelo
At Bike Legal, many of our personal injury attorneys are also avid cyclists who participate in the annual Mike Nosco Memorial Ride. That’s why we’re excited to announce our SAG stop partnership with JLvelo, one of the best-respected biking and outdoor gear companies in the country. Joining together to provide food, drink, and amenities for tired cyclists, we hope to support the mission of the Mike Nosco Memorial Ride, as well as support our friends and colleagues who will be entering the event.
Do you have questions about the upcoming ride on November 3rd? Contact our team at 1-877-Bike-Legal for more information!