Katrina Keating, math professor at Diablo Valley College, was an official Top Fundraiser in the “Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride” held Sept. 25 and 26, raising $3,975.
The ride is sponsored by the National Multiples Sclerosis Society of Northern California, and consists of a 90-mile bike ride over two days from Rohnert Park to Lake Sonoma.
“The first day, my team and I rode a 40-mile loop from Rohnert Park out toward Point Reyes,” Keating said. “The second day, we rode 50 miles, from Rohnert Park to Lake Sonoma. I completed the ride in the saddle the whole time—an amazing feat, considering not only that I had just three months of training, but that the weather was incredibly hot. It was over 90 degrees the first day, and over 100 degrees the second day.”
More than 2,000 people participated in the ride, Keating said. “I was number 45—making me an official Top Fundraiser. My team, the Super Slugs, raised $6,140. The top 150 fundraisers raised more than $614,124, and all the riders combined raised more than $1.939 million.”
Keating said she will be riding again next September as the cause is close to her heart. “If anyone would like to join the Super Slugs next year,” she added, “we would love to have you.”