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Local 14 year old rides 150 miles to help those in need Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and more

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Casey MacLean, an ambitious, altruistic 14-year-old aspiring firefighter from Marina Del Rey, CA will ride his bike from Fire Station #62 in Venice to San Diego in efforts to raise funds for those in need.  In his third annual ride for charity, he will bike 150 miles with the goal to raise $6,500 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and his education fund.

Whole Foods Market got involved two years ago when Casey visited his local store and shared his story. This year, Patrick Bradley, regional president, will join him for the second half of the ride from his hometown in Laguna Niguel to the Whole Foods Market store in Del Mar.  Casey has gained support organizations such as: GoPro, Wheel World Cycles, Santini SMS, Outlaw Graphix, Invo Coconut Water, Beyond Meat, Hornblower Cruises, Stromer, Bike Attack Electrc+, and Thule. More info about Casey and his cause available here. Last year, his ride from Los Angeles to La Jolla, CA raised more than $6,000.

ROUTE:    Saturday, June 25, 7:30 am – Take off at Fire Station #62,  11970 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Stop #1 – Fire Station #110, 4433 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA  90292 (mile 1)

Stop #2- Fire Station #1, 401 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (mile 14.2)

Stop #3- Fire Station #85, 1331 253rd, Harbor City, CA 90710 (21.2)

Stop #4- Fire Station #7, 3831 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA  92649 (39.6)

Stop #5- Fire Station #5, 410 Marigold Ave., Corona Del Mar, CA  92625 (51.7)

6:30 pm –  End at Whole Foods Market Laguna Niguel 23932 Aliso Creek Rd., Laguna Niguel, CA

92677 (56.5)

Sunday, June 26, 7:30am – Take off at Whole Foods Market Laguna Niguel, 23932 Aliso Creek Rd., Laguna Niguel, CA  92677 (56.5)

Stop #1- Fire Station #60 121 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA  92672 (74.6)

Stop #2- Fire Station #21640 S. Ditmar St., Oceanside, CA 92054 (mile 99.4)

Stop #3- Whole Foods Market Encinitas, South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA  92024 (109.5)

2-5pm Finish Line Celebration at Whole Foods Market Del Mar w/BBQ Fundraiser & Birthday Cake for Casey’s 15th Birthday!!! 2600 Via De La Valle #100, San Diego, CA 92014 (126.3)

Credit: Whole Foods Market.  Photo from website: http://www.mybikeride.net.