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  9-time CCC Rider
  Gavin Keith Hough

Gavin is a 9-time California Coast Classic rider and volunteer. He travels from Manchester, England to take part in the Arthritis    Foundation's California Coast Classic. Watch his story on why he comes back year after year for the cause.


First Time CCC Rider
Heather Lea

Journalist Heather rode the tour on a Yamaha e-bike and summarized her experience for GearJunkie. Spoiler alert: she loved it! Read more about Heather and her journey.



Veteran CCC Rider
Benton Runquist

The California Coast Classic really should be on everyone’s bucket list. It was an amazing eight days of riding and camaraderie.

Benton was recently honored with ElliptiGO’s 2023 Authentic and Inspiring Award, and completing CCC is just one of his amazing accomplishments! Read Benton's full story.



CCC Volunteer
Roger and Roberta Voet

Initially, I started riding to support my wife, Roberta who has Arthritis. After Roberta heard the stories of the lifelong friends, I made at the CCC Tour, she wanted to volunteer, and we've been volunteering together ever since. Each year we look forward to seeing our CCC friends, who we now call our CCC family.


Kyle Berg
10-time CCC Rider

“What started out for me as an event challenge from family turned into an annual tradition with those who have become my favorite people! I ride to support and improve the lives of the 300,000 kids who suffer from forms of arthritis."



Raquel Olivo
6-time CCC Rider
“Once my daughter was diagnosed with JIA, I knew I had to do something so I jumped right in. My experience was incredible! From the fellow riders who took me under their wings, the staff, beautiful California scenery and ride support crew, everything was amazing! Staff and riders really took the time to get to know you and your story. Each rider has a different connection to arthritis and as part of this ride, we were riding with a purpose. The connection to this important cause made the journey down the coast much more meaningful.”

Srikanth Madduri
3-time CCC Rider
“We enjoyed the ride, the hospitality and the camaraderie so much. We signed up in 2018 as a personal challenge, but after listening to the honorees and talking to others on the ride, we are convinced that we are in it for a much bigger purpose.”