Sunday, November 14th
7am - 10am
Brian Piccolo Park
9501 Sheridan Street
Cooper City, FL 33024
"Last week a pillar in the cycling community of South Florida was critically injured. You all know him if you have ever been to a race then you have seen Eddy “La Piña” Grubicy, he is always at the start/finish taking photographs of the races.
While riding his bike on SR84 last Wednesday morning he was hit from behind by the mirror of a truck, the impact knocking him off his bike and over the guard rail, He sustained head injuries including a fractured scull, also he has a punctured lung, and they had to remove his speeen. It was NOT a hit and run and the driver of the truck stayed to help. Until yesterday Eddy was unconscious and in the intensive care ward at Broward General Hospital. When I think of the Patrons of Cycling in South Florida two people come to mind Carlos Laborde and Eddy “la Piña” Grubicy.
This coming Sunday morning at 7am at Piccolo Park in Pembroke Pines we will be having a fundraising ride for Eddy. The Palm Ave entrance will be available to us for Registration and Donations, Fernando Angel another Patron of S Florida will be handling this process and it will be the same as a race registration process" - Keith Harrod
"We will use the electronic registration system that we use at the races. Any rider that already raced with us this year is already in the system; just by typing his last name we will be able to bring up his record to enter the amount donated. For those that we do not have in our system, they'll need to bring any ID to scan it and open up a new record for registration. The process is fast and paperless (all forms billed up into the system). The software will generate print outs with names and total received either by cash or check (both will be accepted). Funds are collected to support him and his family. As far as I know he has no private insurance, and due to his disability old back problem (he lives with a computer inside his back) is currently unemployed. As you may see he is in need of our cycling community to help support him and his wife.
The ride will be from Brian Piccolo Park, they will open free of charge the Palm Ave. entrance for parking, registration will be at the same place from 7:00 AM ride will be the same as the old Sheridan ride, from the park go west to US 27, right turn to SR 84, right turn after I-75 Bridge, and next street turn right to Griffin Rd. Then right to Flamingo, then left at Sheridan St. back to the park. It is about 32 mile controlled pace ride from 20 to 22 MPH. THIS IS NOT A RACE. Please come to this ride and make a donation for a great man in desperate need of HELP" - Fernando Angel (Miami Masters)
For donations by check:
Make checks payable to: "Judith Grubicy"
Mail payment to:
Miami Masters Cycling Team
7300 NW 35th Ave
Miami, FL 33147