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About Us

Ride the Hidden, Unridden, and Forbidden


Ride the Hidden, Unridden, and Forbidden Point Loma in San Diego, CA. on EXCLUSIVE routes open once a year!

See San Diego like you’ve never seen it before and the Bragging Rights that go with it!

Ride the Point was inspired by the late Jim Krause an avid bicyclist, Rotarian, and family man. Like all of us who ride, he loved getting out there with other cyclists for a day of riding, fun and comradery. He lived life to the fullest and dedicated himself to the cause of finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.

We missed riding with Jim and decided in 2013 to organize Ride the Point – a ride dedicated to Jim and his passion for life.

This year we are celebrating our 9th Annual Ride the Point and with your support we have donated over $250,000 to UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center for pancreatic cancer research. We thank all our past riders, sponsors, and volunteers and look forward to riding with you again this year!

Join us November 12, 2022 on an epic ride to support pancreatic cancer research in memory of Jim, Kiki, John, and in honor of all who suffer from this terrible disease.

In Memory of Jim Krause

Point Loma resident and local philanthropist Jim Krause passed away in August 2012 at the age of 62 after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer that began in the spring of 2008.

Jim grew up in Salem, New Jersey, and earned his undergraduate degree from Haverford College in 1972. In 1975, Jim graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego Law School. He practiced law for nearly 25 years in San Diego, specializing in complex commercial litigation throughout his career and was well known in the legal community as a securities law expert.

Jim believed in giving back to the community. He was a member of the Board of Trustees at USD and he volunteered at the Mission Valley YMCA for 18 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of San Diego for 35 years, loved classical music and was an enthusiastic supporter of the San Diego Opera.

Jim loved to cycle, developing friendships he valued greatly in two cycling groups: Ten Bears and Cyclo-Vets. His treasured accomplishments on the bike included many century rides completed with friends, including the Solvang Century, El Tour de Tucson, the Tour de Poway, and the Fiesta Metric Century. He loved the Eastern Sierra Century Ride, which he completed in 2007, 2009, and 2010.

Jim is survived by the family he deeply loved: his wife, Gale Jensen Krause and their three sons: Andrew, Mark, and David. Those who knew Jim well know that he considered his family to be the most important part of his life.

During his illness, Jim’s medical team became his virtual peloton. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center who were brilliant as well as kind and compassionate.

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