Odale Baker - Founder

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Articles by Odale

August 1-3, 2008 – 4th annual 2008 Cycling for Sight (CFS)
3-day tour from Santa Barbara to San Diego

“220 miles of beautiful scenery 3 days of fun and friendship – A lifetime of difference

MTCCSD members, led by Art Jones, Ivan Morgan and Rob Tavakoli , raised a total of over $4500 in donations for the Braille Institute.

MTCCSD would like to thank everyone that helped with the fund rising and their donations

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See photos: By Dennard Clendenin

See photos: By John Porner

December 15th, 2007 – MTCCSD joined (SDBC) annual San Diego Bicycle Club Toy Ride

On December 15th, 2007 MTCCSD joined forces with numerous other local bike clubs in the annual San Diego Bicycle Club (SDBC) Toy Ride. There were approximately 200 riders in all. This was a charity event, and each rider was instructed to bring at-least one toy and a non perishable food item to be donated to less fortunate children and families and collected at the Joan Kroc Salvation Army Center in East San Diego.

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June 3rd, 2007 – MTCCSD volunteer’s at the San Diego annual Rock and Roll Marathon

June 3rd, 2007 was the date of the annual Rock and Roll Marathon – More that 20 thousand people participated in the marathon event. The Major Taylor Cycling Club San Diego was on hand as volunteers to help at the start of the event. Movers and shakers from the Mayor on down to, City Officials, Media and many more were there to start the race. Our members were dispersed throughout the massive start area, helping where ever needed. The visual and sensory entertainment was overwhelming. Helping runners with logistics and general information was not unlike any cycling event. It was our pleasure to assist in the start of the marathon; And It was really Fun!!!!

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Cycling (Wikipedia)

Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport.[1] Persons engaged in cycling are cyclists[2] or bicyclists.[3] Apart from ordinary two-wheeled bicycles, cycling also includes riding unicycles, tricycles, quadracycles, and other similar human-powered vehicles (HPVs).

Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number about one billion worldwide.[4] They are the principal means of transportation in many regions.

Cycling is a very efficient and effective mode of transportation[5] optimal for short to moderate distances. Bicycles provide numerous benefits compared to motor vehicles, including exercise, an alternative to the use of fossil fuels, no air or noise pollution, much reduced traffic congestion, easier parking, greater maneuverability, and access to both roads and paths. The advantages are at less financial cost to the user as well as society (negligible damage to roads, and less pavement required).[6] Criticisms and disadvantages of cycling include reduced protection in crashes, particularly with motor vehicles,[7] longer travel time (except in densely populated areas), vulnerability to weather conditions, difficulty in transporting passengers, and the skill and fitness required.

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