a dear friend of mine's hometown is the city of sendai in the miyagi prefecture. miyagi is one area hit hard by the japan earthquake and resulting tsunami.
on my RSS feed today i read that Rapha is doing "Rapha Rides for Tohoku," (the region of which miyagi belongs) and that there is a San Francisco/Marin area ride: 3/20, 8am. Two meetup points: one at base of Golden Gate Bridge, the other at Studio Velo in Marin.
these charity rides are being held around the world. check here for somewhere near you.
via urban velo, image from rapha