Team MarFac Completes Century Bicycle Ride

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“Team MarFac” from the Marine Facility at the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California, completed the Strawberry Fields Forever Bike Ride.

A group of men and women stand together smiling for the camera and wearing bicycling gear.

Left to right: Gerry Hatcher, Peter Harkins, Pete Dal Ferro, Rob Wyland, Jenny White, and Jackson Currie of the USGS, and Pete Dal Ferro's wife, Melissa Foley.

This article is part of the July-August 2012 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter.

On Sunday, May 20, 2012, “Team MarFac” from the Marine Facility at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California, completed the Strawberry Fields Forever Bike Ride, an annual bicycle ride sponsored by Cyclists for Cultural Exchange.

Team MarFac cyclists rode either the 100-kilometer route with 4,400 feet of climbing or the 100-mile route with 8,275 feet of climbing! Everyone finished in good spirits with no major mechanical problems (bikes or bodies).

It’s good to know that your coworkers at MarFac—who are responsible for taking you, your equipment, and your science into the field—are no couch potatoes!

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