Day 31: Milpitas to Pebble Beach, CA

Well, I made it! 3,500-plus miles from Long Island, New York, to Pebble Beach, California. What an amazing trip! Bruce from Development and Tom, an Notre Dame alumnus, rode with me again today. It was a pretty hilly ending when we rolled into Pebble Beach on 17-mile drive. The Monterrey landscape is beautiful, with rolling sand dunes just about everywhere. We had a big dinner event on the pier at Pebble Beach with all of the golfers and guests last night. It is the largest turnout ever, since the Pebble Beach fundraiser began four years ago. Mike and Cindy Parseghian dunked the front bike tire in the Pacific with me at the evening event, signifying the end of my ride. It is going to be an incredible weekend.IMG_3530 Read more »

Closing Dinner at the Parseghian Classic

Amy GrantIt was a Notre Dame moment like no other.  This is why we call ourselves the Notre Dame family:  We pull together.  After a wonderful two days of golfing, camaraderie, and building lifelong memories, the closing dinner on Sunday at the Beach Club at Pebble Beach gave us an incredible moment – a Notre Dame moment that none of us present will ever forget. Read more »

Parseghian Classic

Parseghian ClssicGolfing was terrific – there is no place like Pebble Beach for golfers. It is the most pristine course and among the top ranked courses in the county.  The first day we played at Spanish Bay, and the second day was the famous Pebble Beach course.   I am sure it was a time to remember for all – the course, the friendships, the fun, etc.  We had some great memories on the course as well. Read more »

Parseghian Classic

Greg with Cindy and Mike Parseghian

The Parseghian Golf Classic was a fantastic event.  Held at Pebble Beach for the first time, forty golfers, plus spouses and guests, enjoyed the spectacular beauty of Pebble Beach, 17-Mile Drive, and the  picturesque surroundings – all for a great cause.  On Friday night, we started off with the tire dip.

As I pulled in on my bike to wrap up the 3,300 mile ride, it was so nice to see everyone waiting for me by the water. Read more »

Day 33: Livermore, CA to Pebble Beach, CA

The final day of the ride was uneventful, but beautiful. There were two very big climbs to get over to San Jose from Livermore, then one more climb to get to Monterey.  The ride was so pretty that it was hard to think about how tired my legs have been.  Along the way today we saw deer, wild turkeys, and other wildlife.  I could not have asked for better weather or more beautiful nature. Read more »

Day 23: Granby, CO to Craig, CO

We left Granby  at 6:00 this morning and the temperature was 36 degrees. I was wearing so many different layers that it was hard to ride.  I am not fond of cold weather and 36 degrees on a bike feels really cold. Despite the low temperature and the high altitude, this was the task for today.

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First Day: Boston to Sturbridge, MA

Today was a nice ride – temperatures in the mid-60s and, believe it or not, a tailwind most of the way. We had a little misty rain, but overall the day was very pleasant. This was the shortest leg of the whole ride – only 75 miles. Passing through Boston was a somewhat surreal experience – it was Boston College’s graduation day, and we were zipping through all that traffic with our Notre Dame van and our jerseys on full display. I was a bit nervous, and we did catch some beeps and bleeps, but we made it through Eagle country without incident and rode to Sturbridge, MA, which is right on the Connecticut state line.

Ara and Greg on the road

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Team Notre Dame

Well, all of this planning for the ride and events could not have been done without great teamwork.

Team Notre Dame

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Parseghian Classic for NPC Research

At the end of my ride we are hosting a golf fundraiser, the Parseghian Classic for NPC Research, June 22-24 in Pebble Beach, California. The Parseghian Classic is a three-night event with dinners, receptions and rounds of golf on The Links at Spanish Bay and Pebble Beach Golf Links.

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