LA Bike Marathon - March 2, 2008


Joe continues to see improvements each day he goes to therapy. For more information and the most recent progress updates, see Joe’s blog at

Joe Guintu

Ivette Flores

UPDATED 2/29/08 - Race Day Info
Here are the details for the Acura LA Bike Tour for this coming Sunday, March 2.

5:20 AM - Team Meets @ Tommy Trojan, USC
5:35 AM - Team Lines up for Race Start

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM - Team Meets up at Final Mile Rally point with supporters
* If you are interested in cheering the team on as we close in on the finish line, you can support us at the corner of ADAMS BLVD and NORMANDIE AVE. Rally Point here
* Jaime Guintu (Joe's Dad) will be coordinating the Final Mile rally point - If you have any questions call him at 818-620-7519.
* Look for a big ORANGE T-SHIRT on a stick with the HELPJOEWALK logo on it. This is the official team t-shirt. Mr. Guintu will be holding one.
* The extended time frame is set because the team will not know the rate of progress. Anthony Lok will keep a phone on him to coordinate with Mr. Guintu to keep him updated on our progress.

Estimated Between 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Cross Finish Line! & Complete RACE @ Exposition Park

10:30 AM - Victory Breakfast. If you go to the race, this is about 10 miles west of the finish line. If you are not going to the race, we would love to see you at the breakfast anyways! All are invited! Mention Joe Guintu at
Jerry's Famous Deli in Marina Del Rey
13181 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, Ca 90292

Also, you can find out about the road closures here:

Complete Bike Race Map Here

Also, we have team shirts for sale for $20 each. They will be available at the race rally point, at the victory breakfast or you can also reply to this e-mail with your shirt size and quantity.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! ________________________________________________________

Support Joe Guintu in his 26.2 mile ride through the streets of Los Angeles as he rides with his team for the 2008 LA Bike Marathon. His team will be riding to raise funds to help his recovery efforts from his devastating spinal cord injury. A portion of the proceeds will be going to a start-up non-profit Surfer’s Myelopathy Awareness Organization.

How to Help
1. If interested in donating to Team Help Joe Walk, please click HERE or pledge to a team member. If donating online, please e-mail Ivette at or Anthony at to inform them of your support of the team.
2. If interested in sponsoring the team and advertising on the team shirt, please contact us by February 15, 2008 for more details.
3. Come and cheer on Team Help Joe Walk as they cross the finish line and join us afterward for a fundraising brunch. Check back here at for more info within the next few weeks.

Team Members
Katie Caldwell
Matt Dickey
Sandy Ding
Pegah Faed
Ivette Flores
Joe Guintu
Mike Gwaltney
Lawerence Ham
Dana Hansen
Jeff Hsu
Katheryn Kinnier
Anthony Lok
Gerardo Lopez
Michelle Meisels
Sandralyn Mejia
Divi Mistry
Alex Mollazadeh
Peter Papaioannou
TJ Roper
Larry S
Dave Sabo
Ali Sharif
Paul Thomas
John Vcelka
Leslie Wan
John Wu