Real Estate Industry’s ‘Bike to Hope’ Oct. 20 Adds Presenting Sponsor Hudson Pacific Properties; Riders, Register Now, Avoid the Rush

City of Hope, Hudson Pacific Properties, SB Architects, Petaluma, California, Penngrove Park, Sonoma County, Penngrove Park, Pankow Builders, Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council

6th Annual Benefit for City of Hope in Bike-Friendly Petaluma Features Top Sponsors HPP and SB Architects …& Food, Libation, Music

Sept 29, 2017 – City of Hope announced today that Hudson Pacific Properties has upped the ante as a joint Presenting Sponsor with SB Architects for the real estate industry’s premier biking event, Bike to Hope, set for Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Petaluma, California.

“Hudson Pacific Properties is a proud financial supporter of and an active participant in Bike To Hope,” said Drew Gordon, Senior Vice President of Hudson Pacific Properties. “We are committed to our local communities and appreciate all the dedicated riders who come out to raise money for this terrific organization.”

The ride is expected to attract over 250 people so riders are encouraged to sign up online for the event that will start and end at Penngrove Park in Petaluma. Cyclists have two course options aimed to accommodate most every skill and ability. All registration and fundraising dollars go directly to City of Hope, the world-renowned medical, scientific research and treatment center.

“We are thrilled to continue as a sponsor for this year’s City of Hope Bike to Hope event,” says Bruce Wright, vice president of SB Architects. “Since our founding, we have felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people’s lives better. Our passion and commitment to architectural design excellence, paired with our continued involvement with Bike to Hope and giving back to a great cause, allows us to fulfill this mission.”

Bike to Hope will feature two course options, a metric century and a half-metric century, to cater to the industry’s seasoned as well as casual riders alike. Both routes will take the cyclists through the back roads of Sonoma County, culminating with celebratory brews and barbecue at Penngrove Park.

“We have dozens of folks already signed up, so I encourage interested sponsors and riders tosign up immediately,” says ride chair Wally Naylor of Pankow Builders. “It’s great networking, too, in a sport that’s called ‘the new golf’. The camaraderie of friends and new acquaintances among hundreds of people and dozens of companies makes for an added benefit.”

Riders will be equipped with an automatically-generated personalized fundraising website, enabling them to raise additional funds from their peers to benefit City of Hope’s cancer and diabetes programs.

“Our Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The personalized websites enable us to generate even more donations to City of Hope and that is exactly what Bike to Hope is about,” says Naylor.

Along with SB Architects and Hudson Pacific, other top sponsors to date include construction firms Nibbi Brothers General Contractors, Pankow Builders, Cooper Pugeda, Hensel-Phelps, Romak, Trammel Crow Residential and WCI-GC. Sponsorship levels are available and include branding, collateral, as well as other visibility.

For more information about registration or sponsorships for this year’s Bike to Hope, please contact Monica Riebli at (415) 788-1002 or mriebli@coh.org or visit www.cityofhope.org/recbiketohope17.

About the Real Estate & Construction Council
The Real Estate & Construction Council was founded in 1986 when a banquet was arranged by a group of real estate and construction industry leaders to honor Dan Costello, Bank of America’s former executive vice president of its corporate real estate division. Throughout its history, the Real Estate & Construction Council has brought together a cross section of industries representing real estate and construction professionals, brokers, building owners, developers and consultants on behalf of a single philanthropic goal: supporting the lifesaving treatment and compassionate care of City of Hope. To date, the Real Estate & Construction Council has raised more than $10 million for City of Hope making this industry alliance one of the premier fundraising groups in the region.

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