King Ridge Conversations - Episode 1: Forget Me Not Farm
For over a decade Levi’s GranFondo has remained one of the premier cycling events in the world drawing thousands to Sonoma County. The region’s endless ribbon roads, towering redwoods, expansive vineyards, and glorious coastal mountain ranges bring riders from around the globe to share in what we continue to refer to as “the best day on two wheels.” From its inception, 13 seasons ago, the Fondo has always been more than just a ride. From former and current pro’s to families enjoying their first GranFondo experience, we pride ourselves in connecting with not only our participants, but to endeavors of love and purpose for those who need it most. The King Ridge Foundation, the non-profit behind Levi’s GranFondo, is committed to supporting local organizations that give at-risk kids a chance to break free from cycles of abuse, neglect, and hardship. This past year, we highlighted the efforts of three such organizations. Outride, TLC Child and Family Services, and Forget Me Not Farm. We want you to know their stories and the people behind the hard work and good deeds done daily. This first episode of our new series, The King Ridge Conversations, shares the story of Carol Rathmann, Executive Director, and Nathan Rathmann, Director of Operations, for Forget Me Not Farm in Santa Rosa CA. For over 30 years, they have helped thousands of at-risk kids through animal therapy and rehabilitative support. They are the original beneficiary of Levi’s GranFondo. Their story is a compelling narrative as to why the King Ridge Foundation exists to support those who need it most. We hope you enjoy this short excerpt from a conversation with Carol and Nathan on a beautiful July afternoon on the farm.
July 15, 2022