Registration for City of Hope’s real estate industry’s eighth annual Bike to Hope fundraiser in Petaluma, California, opens

City of Hope
Event co-sponsored by SB Architects and Hudson Pacific Properties; features short and long rides followed by food and entertainment
SAN FRANCISCO/PETALUMA, Calif– Real estate professionals are invited to come out and support City of Hope, recently named the leading cancer center in the west by U.S. News & World Report, by joining the 2019 Bike to Hope. Registration for the Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council’s eighth annual fundraiser is up and running.
The Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, event will start and end at Penngrove Park in Petaluma, California.
SB Architects and Hudson Pacific Properties are sponsoring the anticipated sell-out event, which benefits City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. With more than 250 people expected to join, riders are encouraged to sign up online and assure their spot. Riders will be equipped with a personalized fundraising website as well.
Bruce A. Wright, vice president and principal at SB Architects, said his team is thrilled to continue sponsoring Bike to Hope. “Our philanthropic efforts have grown organically from our values,” Wright said. “Wellness shapes our architectural design approach and plays a crucial role in our personal lives at SB Architects. Both the event and cause fit our values and passions, and we’ve been a proud supporter for two decades. Through our continued support and participation in Bike to Hope, we hope to increase optimism and interest in health and wellness, and in life-enhancing efforts by organizations like City of Hope.”
Drew Gordon, senior vice president, Northern California, of Hudson Pacific Properties, said his company shares City of Hope’s commitment to innovation. “We are deeply committed to supporting causes in our community like Bike to Hope that yield a transformative impact on the lives of others,” Gordon said. “This incredible event empowers our team to take action ― as both race participants and humanitarians invested in the treatment and prevention of life-threatening diseases. We are pleased to continue our longstanding tradition in advancing City of Hope’s mission.”
Bike to Hope will feature two-course options to cater to seasoned and casual riders alike: a metric century and a half-metric century. Both routes will take the cyclists through the back roads of Sonoma County and will culminate with celebratory brews and barbecue at Penngrove Park.
Wally Naylor, project executive at Pankow Builders and Bike to Hope chair, said the real estate industry volunteers who make up the Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council are dedicated to helping City of Hope find a cure for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. “We’re finding that Bike to Hope is filling up sooner every year, so we encourage people to make plans well ahead, especially if they want to make a weekend of it,” he said. “There’s no better networking than being out in the Sonoma countryside, and the camaraderie of friends and new acquaintances is always a highlight of the ride.”
In addition to SB Architects and Hudson Pacific, other sponsors to date include: Pankow Builders, Nibbi Brothers General Contractors, Swinerton, Plant Construction Company, WCI General Contractors, Brereton Architects, Romak Iron Works, Trammell Crow Residential, Tishman Speyer, TEECOM + FORGE and more.
Several sponsorship levels are available and include branding, collateral and other visibility.
For more information about registration or sponsorships for this year’s Bike to Hope, please contact Daniele Hurwitz at
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About the Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council
The Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council was founded in 1986 when a banquet was arranged by a group of real estate and construction industry leaders to honor Dan Costello, Bank of America’s former executive vice president of its corporate real estate division. Throughout its history, the Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council has brought together a cross-section of industries representing real estate and construction professionals, brokers, building owners, developers and consultants on behalf of a single philanthropic goal: supporting the lifesaving treatment and compassionate care of City of Hope. To date, the council has raised more than $19 million for City of Hope, making this industry alliance one of the premier fundraising groups in the region.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked one of America's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.
About Hudson Pacific Properties
Hudson Pacific Properties is a real estate investment trust with a portfolio of office and studio properties totaling more than 20 million square feet. Focused on premier West Coast epicenters of innovation, media and technology, its anchor tenants include Fortune 500 and leading growth companies such as Netflix, Google, Square, Uber, NFL Enterprises and more. Hudson Pacific is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol HPP, and listed as a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000® indices. For more information, visit
About SB Architects
With nearly 60 years of continuous practice, SB Architects has established a world-wide reputation for excellence in the planning and design of large-scale hotels, resorts, destination resort communities, and all associated resort amenities, as well as large-scale multi-family residential and urban mixed-use projects. The dedicated staff in the firm’s San Francisco, Miami, Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh offices successfully merges six decades of experience with the energy, drive and dedication of a second generation of partners. For more information about SB Architects, visit