Bad Hombres Participate in Bike MS: Bay to Bay 2022 to Raise Funds and Awareness to End Multiple Sclerosis

In mid-October 2022, six Bad Hombres set out from the greater Los Angeles area to do good!  The Bad Hombres were among nearly 1,200 participants riding 100 miles from Irvine to San Diego in the Bike MS: Bay to Bay 2022 bike ride to raise funds and awareness to end Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

The ride started in Irvine after a bit of early morning rain, but other than damp streets, the weather was perfect for riding.  They had a great ride through Newport Coast down to PCH, then stayed on PCH through San Onofre, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside then finished the first 55 miles in Carlsbad.  The Bike MS organizers had a great meal, music and drinks to help us all celebrate our first day’s accomplishment.

Fortunately, this year the Bad Hombres were a bit more responsible and didn’t shut down the local bars, so they were fresh for the trail the next day. It was another great day of weather with overcast skies keeping the ride cool and refreshing, until they hit the Torrey Pines incline. The sun broke free just as they were starting a climb that seemed to last for hours yet really only took about 20 minutes. There was a very welcome rest stop and cheering crowds at the top of the Torrey Pines climb, which helped reenergize them for the last 25 miles.”  The rest of the ride was smooth sailing and they crossed the finish line in San Diego to more cheering supporters and more great food, music and celebration.

Bob Bond, BCS’ President and Founder, is also a founding member of the Bad Hombres bicycle group that starts its rides with a shot of Jameson and ends with a Bloody Mary…and they typically get 25-40 miles of riding in between.  This is the Bad Hombres and Bob’s fourth year participating in the MS Ride.  It’s great when one can align a passion, like bicycling, with a great cause to help make a positive impact in the world.  This year the Bad Hombres raised nearly $4,000 to help fight MS, and over the past four years the Bad Hombres have raised nearly $15,000 to help fight MS.