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Welcome picnic for the Illini 4000 riders!

The Illini 4000 are cycling across the US to raise money for cancer research. They left NYC in May and will end their trip by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge! Come join us to welcome them and celebrate their accomplishment!

The Illini 4000 is a non-profit dedicated to the fight against cancer, supporting those that have been affected by cancer and affecting how cancer impacts the lives of Americans. They are cycling across the country to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer SocietyCamp Kesem UIUC and the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. It will take about 70 days and 4,500 miles of riding to reach San Francisco! 

Friday, Aug 4, 2017

12:00 - 2:00 pm (tentative)

Crissy Field East Beach Picnic Area 
Marina Blvd to Old Mason Street, past Sports Basement
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Event Details:  Please note food/drinks are on your own - bring snacks/lunch and soft drinks.  Picnic seating is limited so bring blankets and/or camping/folder chairs. SFBI is providing box lunches for the Illini 4000.   

If you'd like to order a box lunch from Jimmy John's, please use the link below. Lunches include freshly made sandwiches (veg option available) with assorted side salads, chips and cookies. Cost is $14.00 for each lunch.  

Click here and order by Tues 8/2 to ensure delivery.  

Contact Sylvia Kung via email with any questions. 

Cubs are in town!  We have a block of group tickets for the 8/7 Cubs-Giants game.  Come join us! Illini 4000 ridres, friends and family can buy tickets at the member price. Click here for tickets


Additional Info:   Summer in San Francisco actually starts in September! The weather can be windy and chilly, especially by the beach - it's best to dress in multiple layers and bring a light jacket. Wear athletic and/or comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes. There is a parking lot by the picnic area. Banners, signs and anything orange are always welcome!

For those coming from out of town, there's a lot to see, do and eat in San Francisco. Click here for suggestions. Tours to Alcatraz usually sell out quickly, click here to buy advance tickets.  Some recommendations from the SF Bay Illini Club include the Ferry Building, checking out a Giants game, or a day trip to the Napa Valley wine country or Monterey.


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