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Atascadero woman to bike 525 miles to raise funds for Arthritis sufferers 

Hospice nurse and Atascadero resident Jenn Foss.

–Jenn Foss, a local Hospice nurse from Atascadero, has signed up to ride the California Coast Classic in 2017 to help raise funds for those who suffer from Arthritis. This is a 525-mile bike ride that is completed in 8 days.

She will be heading out to San Francisco Sept. 8 and the ride leaves the morning of the 9 for an eight-day journey to Los Angeles. The journey typically takes bikers down Highway 1, but with the Big Sur slide, they will be making a new route from the 17 Mile Drive to King City then onto Paso Robles, then heading back to the coast. Foss will be passing through Paso Robles on day 4.

“This ride is something that I have never done before I’ve done my share of fun family bike rides but nothing to this extent,” said Foss. “I am a hospice nurse in San Luis Obispo and the last few years I have worked with geriatrics arthritis and the pain that encompasses it is something that my fellow nurses and myself work on controlling on a daily basis. I turned 30 this year I feel like I finally really know who I am where I am with my family, where I am in my career, and I wanted to do something that is scary intimidating and something I’ll probably never be able to get the chance to do again. The support within the Central Coast community of bike riders has been very strong and this journey I know is going to be so rewarding.”

To learn more about her ride or to donate, click here.

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