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March 25, 2009 > Worldly Wanda Tour de Fremont pedals for equity

Worldly Wanda Tour de Fremont pedals for equity

Submitted By Shirley Gilbert

Get to know Fremont a bit better and, at the same time, cycle your heart out for a good cause: gender equity.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Fremont Branch, is sponsoring a bicycle adventure on Saturday, March 28. The event is being held to raise funds for promoting equity in education for women and girls. You can opt for a number of distances in the bicycle ride: a 50-mile, 50-K (30-mile), or 10-mile romp through Fremont.

"This is a great way to spend a Saturday," said Katherine Bray, chair of the second annual Worldly Wanda Tour de Fremont. "It's a win-win-win situation. You get to have a great, healthy ride through our town, discover new aspects of it along the way and give to a very good cause. What could be better?"

In case you're wondering why AAUW calls the bicycle tour Worldly Wanda, Katherine Bray has an answer. "Worldly Wanda," she said, "is our AAUW branch's gender equity ambassador. Her mission is to spread the word of gender equity throughout the world and bring hope to those who do not have a fair chance at an education. This bike ride will help do just that." For more information on Worldly Wanda, go to http://www.myspace.com/WorldlyWanda or call (510) 728-9700.

You can register for this event online by going to www.Active.com. Cost for adults to register is $32 per person and young people 12 to 17 is $25 per person. If you register the day of the event it's $37 for adults and $30 for young people. Registered cyclists will receive a t-shirt, maps and route directions, rest stop with refreshment, post ride entertainment and a goodie bag.

Bicyclists will meet in Central Park, near the Community Center. During the ride you will be touring through five districts of Fremont: Niles, Mission, Warm Springs, Irvington and Centerville.

Pedal for Equity
Saturday, March 28
8:30 a.m.
Central Park
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont
(near the Community Center)
(510) 728-9700
http://www.myspace.com/WorldlyWanda

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