Patrick Garner, R.N.

Patrick Garner is an R.N. who has worked for NorthBay Healthcare for more than 20 years and has been an avid cyclist for more than 30 years. He is experienced in multiple aspects of cycling, such as bike commuting, road riding, touring and mountain biking. He has been involved in organizing events such as bicycle races, centuries and bike tours and is the Captain of Team NorthBay.

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Latest Blog Posts

High School mountain bike league update

November 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

I have been involved with the Vacaville high schools (Composite Team) mountain bike team for the past few years. The 2016/2017 season is beginning soon and the team is busy training for the upcoming season.

Recently we had a large group ride in Rockville park. It was so large that we broke it up into three groups. The returning riders...
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September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 5th annual R2D2 is in the books. Regular readers of this blog know what R2D2 means but for anyone else, it stands for NorthBay’s Ride to Defeat Diabetes.

The headline on this blog is R2D2-EP. So what does the EP stand for? The explanation involves the date of the 2016 ride: Sept. 11. The date is, of course, an...
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R2D2, No Worries

September 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

I have been talking up R2D2 with friends and coworkers every chance I get. Some of the people I talk to have concerns related to feeling safe riding on the road. If you have a desire to ride but have this concern, I want to give you some reassurance. September 11 is the one day that you have an opportunity...
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The Winters Road Race

September 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

NorthBay supports community sporting events by providing staff and supplies for First Aid stations. I have been involved with the Monticello Cycling Club for years and the club has been involved with putting on a bike race in downtown Vacaville  for many years. 

Unfortunately the race this year was canceled due to insufficient number of volunteers. It is critical to have...
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R2D2 Just Around The Corner

August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Ride To Defeat Diabetes (R2D2) is just around the corner. You may have thought that it was not until October, but after four years being on the first Sunday in October, it was decided to change the date in hopes of increasing the turnout.

It was understandable when we realized the previous dates had us competing with some other popular...
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