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Art Jones needs new a bike fundraiser

Art Jones



Art is a member of the Major Taylor Cycling Club of San Diego (MTCCSD), as well as a California Triple Crown winner, governed by the ultra marathon cycling association.  To have the Honor of becoming a Triple Crown Winner, a cyclist must ride a distance of 200 miles in one day under an 18 to 22 hour time frame, which varies depending on the event.  You must complete 3 timed 200 miles rides in one calendar year to have the Honor of being named a Triple Crown Winner.  Art achieved that goal in 2012.  He is also a member of the Blind Stokers Club which helps give visually impaired people an opportunity to ride a tandem bike. Every year the Institutes for the Blind host a cycling event that raises money to help the institute.  It is a ride from Santa Barbara to San Diego; over a 227 miles in 3 days and without fail: Art is at every event, riding, training and fundraising to help the institute and to help mentor other visual impaired cyclist.

What makes Art unique is he is an amazing athlete and individual that lets nothing stand in his way to achieving his goals. 

He was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of three and due to complication of his disease lost his sight at the age of twenty.  This has been a difficult year for Art who was hit by an automobile while at a stop light on his tandem last year. It was at that time he was diagnosed with Paget’s Disease, which is a rare bone disease that causes him to have constant back pain.  A few months after his accident Art suffered an internal brain hemorrhage making it impossible for him to ride.  It has been a slow recovery process for Art  but is improving and is determined to let nothing hinder him from his next challenge.

Stay tuned for details on his next adventure but first Art needs a bike.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for a new bike.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Art’s bike fund and have a Paypal account, you can do so by going to, logging into your Paypal account and sending money to the MTCCSD Paypal account  MTCCSD is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization (EIN 90-0902219), and all donations will be 100% tax deductible

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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April 19th, 2008 – MTCCSD 13 member team participants in the Tour de Cure

MTCCSD was proud to participant in the TOUR DE CURE event and raise over $2,000.00 for the AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION.

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March 29th, 2008 – MTCCSD’s Mary Brown and Joseph Joyner Rocks the Bell at the

78 and 82 Years Young, Mary Brown and Joseph Joyner help raise funds for two of the county’s top HIV/AIDS organizations, the UCSD AIDS Research Institute and Being Alive San Diego.

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March 29th, 2008 – MTCCSD volunteer’s at the Ford Ironman 70.3 California

This was an exciting local race & a fun way for our club to be involved with the triathlon. MTCCSD volunteers was apart of the 2500 athletes’ success stories!

We served as bike race official, maned the pelienty tents and provied three sag drivers. MTCCSD volunteers made the difference in an athlete’s life on race day!

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January 19th, 2008 – MTCCSD participated in the 28th annual Martin Luther King JR. Parade

Major Taylor Cycling Club San Diego participated in the 28th annual Martin Luther King JR. Parade on January 19th, 2008 we were honored to received a 3rd place trophy. The category was under community service.

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December 22nd, 2007 – MTCCSD takes part in Freda Frye’s 2007 Christmas Bicycle Drive

On December 22nd, 2007 MTCCSD was happy to be apart of Freda Frye’s 2007 Christmas Bicycle Drive and give away and helping Ms Frye reach her goal of 100 bicycles. However, a picture is better than a thousand words.

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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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