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The Big Sur Classic is a bike ride to help raise funds to help lift children out of poverty. For three days in September participants will pedal their way down the Pacific Coast Highway from Monterey to Paso Robles, just North of San Luis Obispo.

The event is organized by 25000spins. 25000spins is a group that is dedicated to helping reduce global poverty.

Every minute 17 children somewhere in our world die due to poverty related causes. This is shocking and 25000spins mission is to make a real change. Children suffer the worst from poverty because they are unable to overcome this nightmare.

Sponsor the riders that are participating by clicking here.
If you would like more information on the ride, or would like to participate please visit: www.25000spins.com.
When we discovered that ADRA was participating in a cycling trip down the coast of California to raise funds for children in poverty, my wife Lauren and I leapt at the opportunity.

 Lauren and I are avid cyclists.  We average about 150 km a week.  We have cycled some of the famous mountain rides like Mt. Ventoux and the Alps de Huez in France, and the Abruzzo area of Italy.  It is our favorite form of exercise and a great way to de-stress from our busy lives. 

 We are also passionate about social justice and mercy issues.  Jesus, not only asks, but requires us to minister to those in need who are less fortunate and who cannot speak for themselves. 

 The Syrian children finding refuge in Lebanon are some of those who need our help.  250,000, or half of all the Syrian refugee children in Lebanon do not attend school.  Many have been unable to attend since the start of the Syrian civil war over five years ago. 

 You can help these children.  Funds raised by ADRA supporters in this ride will give many Syrian children another chance at an education. 

 We thank God for organizations like ADRA who can be the hands and feet of Jesus and for our ability to do whatever we can to help alleviate the pain and suffering that prevails in this sinful world.   

 There is a verse in Deuteronomy that says the poor will always be with us, but that should not keep us from acting.  If we read further on in that verse, it says “That is why we are to be generous with them.”

 The 25000 Spins three day ride in Big Sur is for a great cause.  We are looking forward to this event and we invite others to join us in participating and donating to help these children in need.

 See you there!