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School Fuel's Tour of Novato Brought Smiles to All

Hundreds turn out to raise money for the nonprofit that supports our public schools. You can upload your own photos here.

Congratulations to all of the walkers and riders who participated in School Fuel's Tour of Novato on Saturday.

The weather was fantastic! The new location — downtown Novato on the blocked-off Sherman Avenue and the Novato City Green — was perfect to showcase all the businesses, clubs and local school talent participating in the FunFair. 

The event raised $73,462 as of Saturday. Didn't have a chance to donate? It is not too late, the website will be accepting donations until May 30.

Thanks, Robin Diederich, for sharing the photos with Novato Patch!

All Season Soccer May 06, 2012 at 06:58 PM
This was our first time participating in this event and I must say I was pleasantly surprised as to how well it was run and it was great to see all the kids out and about.
Jean Randall May 06, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Great job! Elizabeth Sleath, Sarah Sangster and the many more who put on this wonderful event. Thanks Sue McQuinn for the great pictures.
Sue McQuinn May 06, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Wow, sorry to hear you mention the parents were not observing the rules. We followed the riders throughout Novato and found the exact opposite to be true. Parents were very cautious with their children, guarding them like "mama bear and papa bears" . They rode behind their children or sandwiched them in between two parents if both parents were participating. They stopped to ensure helmets were properly adjusted and kids were sufficiently hydrated. Motorist proceeded with caution and extremely courteous. What a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors exercising with family.
SP May 07, 2012 at 05:18 AM
Ruth, 90% out of how many? Five, six...c'mon let the good vibe go without having to criticize! The parents that were out there did so because they care! Thankfully, you're a very cautious driver and were certain to protect the safety of the PARTICIPANTS who were working hard to fund programs that our nanny-state has cut. Great job Novato!
Kebby May 07, 2012 at 03:14 PM
This event was amazing. Dale (and his team) was wonderful to work with and has the biggest heart with a true passion for raising funds for our schools. I too have heard wonderful comments about the event. I know some shops that weren't involved, that would love to be involved next year, as they saw many families "discovering" downtown. As a business partner who was involved on many levels, I am thrilled with the outcome. Hope you bring it back to our wonderful downtown!

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