Registration For Seventh Annual Bike to Hope Fundraiser in Petaluma, California, Opens

Event co-sponsored by SB Architects and Hudson Pacific Properties will benefit City of Hope and feature long and short rides followed by food and entertainment

PETALUMA, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2018) – Registration for the Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council’s seventh annual Bike to Hope fundraiser formally opens today. The Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 event will start and end at Penngrove Park in Petaluma, California.

SB Architects and Hudson Pacific Properties sponsor the anticipated sell-out event, which benefits City of Hope, a nationally recognized research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. With more than 250 people expected to join, riders are encouraged to sign up online and assure their spot. Riders will be equipped with a personalized fundraising website as well.

Bruce A. Wright, vice president and principal at SB Architects, said his team is thrilled to continue sponsoring Bike to Hope. “Since our founding, we have felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people’s lives better,” Wright said. “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.”

Drew Gordon, senior vice president, Northern California, of Hudson Pacific Properties, said his company shares City of Hope’s dedication to be a leader in innovation. “Sponsoring Bike to Hope allows us to support an organization that transforms the lives of so many people,” Gordon said. “It also allows our team to come together on this ride and support one another. Not only do participants feel proud of their accomplishment in finishing the ride, but they also are rewarded by knowing they are helping to advance the treatment and prevention of life-threatening diseases.”

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

Wally Naylor, project executive at Pankow Builders and the Bike to Hope chair, said the real estate industry volunteers who make up the Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council are dedicated to helping City of Hope find a cure for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

“We have dozens of people already signed up, so I encourage interested sponsors and riders to join immediately,” Naylor said. “It’s a great networking opportunity. Biking, after all, is 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.”

In addition to SB Architects and Hudson Pacific, another top sponsor to date is Nibbi Brothers General Contractors. Several sponsorship levels are available and include branding, collateral and other visibility.

For more information about registration or sponsorships for this year’s Bike to Hope, please contact Daniele Hurwitz at or visit

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 $12 million for City of Hope, making this industry alliance one of the premier fundraising groups in the region.

About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main campus is in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram

About Hudson Pacific Properties
Hudson Pacific Properties is a vertically integrated real estate company focused on acquiring, repositioning, developing and operating high-quality office and state-of-the-art studio properties in select West Coast markets. Hudson Pacific invests across the risk-return spectrum, favoring opportunities where it can employ leasing, capital investment and management expertise to create additional value. Founded in 2006 as Hudson Capital, the Company went public in 2010, electing to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. Through the years, Hudson Pacific has strategically assembled a portfolio in high-growth, high-barrier-to-entry submarkets throughout Northern and Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. The Company is a leading provider of design-forward, next-generation workspaces for a variety of tenants, with a focus on Fortune 500 and industry-leading growth companies, many in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. As a long-term owner, Hudson Pacific prioritizes tenant satisfaction and retention, providing highly customized build-outs and working proactively to accommodate tenants’ growth. Hudson Pacific trades as a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000® indices. For more information visit

About SB Architects
SB Architects is widely known for its architectural work in the hospitality, mixed-use, urban design and residential space. Since 1960, the firm has promoted sustainable communities and iconic brands, both locally and globally, including large-scale hotels, resorts, destination resort communities as well as large scale multi-family residential and urban mixed-use projects. With offices in San Francisco and Miami, SB Architects provide responsive, creative and tailored experiences and the technical capabilities to successfully deliver projects of all scales from initial concept through construction. For more information about SB Architects, visit

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