The Rotary Club of Highlands County & the Highlands Pedalers Bicycle Club are proud to host the Bike Sebring 12 Hour & Ultra cycling RAAM Qualifier.
The event is held every February at the internationally famous Sebring International Raceway.
February is a great time to visit Florida and enjoy getting away from the snow, sleet and hail (about the only 3 weather conditions we can guarantee we won't have!)
Local accommodations are always available with rooms "blocked" for our participants.
The Rotary Club of Highlands County uses proceeds from this event to support local charities.
Please, come join us in Sunny Florida!!!
2018 Registration is now open! Save money by pre-registering early (before 2/1/2018).
The Texas Independence Bike Tour is a one day event bringing cyclists from the Houston area together to tour the San Jacinto Battleground and adjacent communities. This event brings the community and Texas history together and raises funds to support the Deer Park Rotary Club’s service and scholarship programs. This is a BP MS150 Recommended Ride.
Event details and schedule
Event Date: Saturday,February 24th, 2018
Location: Deer Park High School – South Campus
710 W. San Augustine, Deer Park, TX 77536
$35.00 through 2-11-2018
$40.00 beginning 2-12-2018
$45.00 day of event
6:30-7:30 am - Onsite Registration / Packet Pickup for the 30, 48 & 62 mile routes.
Start Times: 62 mile - 7:30 am
48 mile - 7:45 am,
30 mile - 8:00 am
The Assault on the Carolinas is the annual fundraiser for the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club. We offer a 100k, 60k, and 40k rides. The 100k goes through North Carolina and South Carolina mountains and valleys. Fully supported ride with 4 well stocked rest stops, and a challenging 6 mile climb up Ceasar's Head. The 60 and 40k go through the river valleys of Scenic Transylvania County.
The Assault on The Carolinas has three featured rides that are fully supported with well-stocked rest stops, bathroom facilities, traffic support at major intersections, well marked courses, and a hot lunch after the ride. All rides start and finish on Main Street in downtown Brevard.
Riders can choose between the 100K ( 65.8 miles), 60K (37 miles), and 40K (25 miles) options. All rides begin at 9:00am and start and finish at the Water Oak Suites Building on the Corner of East Main and Johnson Street. This 100k has it all from flats, rolling hills, the Walnut Hollow climb, fast descents, and a grueling 6-mile climb up Caesars Head near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. This ride will take you through the river valleys of Transylvania County, up Walnut Hollow, and up and over Highway 178. Hwy 178 offers some amazing descents, with miles of curves, that will be enjoyed by all. Once riders cross Hwy 11 in South Carolina they will stretch out their legs on some rolling hills and flat sections. Then riders reach the bottom of Caesars Head they begin a challenging 6 mile climb to the top. Once over Caesars head it's @ 15 miles back to Brevard with more descents, flats, and a ride back through the river valley. This ride has 4 rest stops. Total ascent of 3,727 ft. with a maximum elevation of 3,157 ft.
The 60K riders will get to test their climbing abilities on Walnut Hollow, which is a local favorite. Walnut hollow is a steep challenging climb that is sure to get everyone's heart pumping. The climb is 1.1 mile with grades reaching 15%. After climbing Walnut Hollow riders will enjoy a nice rolling ride home through the French Broad River Valley. The 60k has 2 fully stocked rest stops.
The 40K Ride goes through the scenic river valleys of Transylvania County and features some rolling hills and great scenery. This ride has 2 rest stops.
The Rotary Club of Marana’s second annual Tour de Cookie is the most fun you will ever have on a bicycle, without breaking a sweat.
This is a fundraising event for the many local, national, and international service projects that the Rotary Club of Marana undertakes each year. It is also a time when members of our community can come together for that most scrumptious of American treats: the cookie.
Along a 30-mile loop of the Santa Cruz river bike path, twelve community organizations and businesses will each have a station, where they will be handing out cookies to joyful riders. This is not a race, but a casual ride with great friends, family, and uniquely delicious cookies.
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
We're proud to offer a bike riding experiences for the beginner to the advanced, and everyone in between. Our three scenic courses wind among the vineyards and hills of the world famous Napa Valley. Our post-ride festival, always a hit, features the sounds of band Pride & Joy accompanied by the tastes of local cuisine from Napa Valley restaurants and a bounty of great Napa Valley wineries and micro-breweries.
We have three ride courses: 15, 25 and 50 miles. There's something for every kind of cyclist. All rides are fully supported with SAG vehicles, have rest stops with food, drink, and of course a great community of fellow cyclists
On May 5th, 2018 AZ Gravel Rides will host the 5th Annual Chino Grinder, an endurance cycling event. The Chino Grinder features a 112 mile course that travels from Chino Valley, Arizona (12 miles north of Prescott) to White Horse Lake Recreation Area near Williams, Arizona and back to Chino Valley. There is approximately a 70/40 split between gravel and paved roads with nearly 10,000 feet of climbing. Almost any type of bicycle (road, cross, gravel, and mountain bikes) can be ridden on the course. AZ Gravel Rides has use of the Town of Chino Valley Community Center Park for the start/finish and expo area, providing ample space for parking, camping, and vendors. In the past year the AZ Gravel Rides website has been visited over 44,000 times from 1900 cities in 96 countries. In 2017, the Chino Grinder attracted over 500 participants and volunteers. AZ Gravel Rides has the full support of the Town of Chino Valley, Yavapai County, Coconino County and the United States Forest Service.
Of the many organizations AZ Gravel Rides proudly raises funds for, the Chino Grinder is delighted to contribute through registration based donations and other programs to the Chino Valley Rotary Club. Additionally, the Chino Grinder has become a part of the Town of Chino Valley involving local businesses and other charities, including the local National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) high school mountain bike team and the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club (they assist in search and rescue missions). Over $2000 was raised for these charities in 2017 and an estimated $250,000 was added to the Town of Chino Valley and the surrounding region's economy.
We are getting geared up for our 15th annual 2018 Cycle Flagler Ride for Rotary, on Sunday, May 6th! This is the original and premier event for our area with proceeds as always going toward doing good in the world through our many philanthropic accomplishments.
You will have the option to register for a 24, 40, 66 or 100 mile ride. There is also a 16-mile bike-path option through a beautiful nature trail for those who prefer a shorter distance in a quiet environment.
Stay connected with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CycleFlagler/
Details, maps and registration are available here. Thank you for supporting Rotary Club of Flagler Beach.
Help support Rotary's good work while promoting your business or organization. Please consider becoming a sponsor for Cycle Flagler, Race of the Runways or both. Please see our sponsorship package.
The Triple C Bike Ride is an early season ride on the front range of Colorado, starting in Broomfield, going north to Johnstown and back to Broomfield for an end‐of‐ride celebration. All proceeds from the ride benefit the Rotary Club of Broomfield Crossing Foundation, a 501C3 which provides grants and scholarships in our surrounding community and around the world. Join us for the ride and our goal of Service Above Self.
Our scenic Triple C route has been carefully selected with the help of several avid cyclists. The ride mirrors the historic northern Colorado coal seams that run from Marshall Mesa in the southwest through Dacono – Frederick – Firestone townships in the northeast. This flat, fast, early season century ride is ideal for beginning century riders, triathletes and long distance riders wanting to build for later more difficult rides.
Join us for the fourth annual gold country Challenge. A ride through the historic gold mining country of western Nevada County.
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley invites you to participate in our fourth annual Gold Country Challenge. The event includes a half metric, 55 and 75 mile metric ride and a 100 mile Century tour of the beautiful Gold Country region of Northern California.
The ride is fully supported by friendly volunteers, fantastic rest stops, support vehicles, and well-marked routes.
After your ride, you can relax, visit with other riders, purchase t-shirts and jersey, and enjoy a hearty dinner and entertainment.
The Century Ride begins at 6:30 am, the Metric rides at 7:30 am the half-Metric at 8:30.
All rides start at Gate 1 of the Fair Grounds. BBQ and beverages served from 12:30 pm through 4:30 pm.
Live entertainment begins at 1:00 pm
The Rotary Club of Petaluma Sunrise invites you to join us for our annual Sonoma County Backroad Challenge. Enjoy your choice of a challenging 36.52, 65.74 or 99.54-mile bike ride through beautiful Sonoma and Marin Counties.
It has been said that the Backroad Challenge is the best way to spend a Saturday outside. It’s your chance to ride one of three epic Wine Country back road routes that will take your breath away and test your resolve. Get your buddies together, drag them over the Marshall Wall, draft behind them on Chileno Valley Road, wait until that perfect moment then swing out and beat them to that cold beer and BBQ at the Backroad Festival.….No one will be disappointed. Make this the year that you took the Backroad Challenge and let your legs determine that you’re worthy.
We will provide you with your essentials for the day such as; maps, light breakfast food (coffee, yogurt, granola, pastries, and the like), some goodies for the road (bars, etc.) and hydration for your bottles.
Join us after for the Backroad Festival at Penngrove Park will be in full swing when you finish your ride. Enjoy a delicious BBQ chicken meal prepared by the Penngrove Social Firemen, live music, exhibits, and an extensive beer garden featuring several local craft breweries.
All proceeds go towards The Petaluma Sunrise Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Charitable Foundation.
For more information on the rides or on our cause we invite you to visit our website at www.backroadchallenge.com/home.
This 25th-year ride offers a variety of fun, scenic and challenging tours for every level of rider. Five tour lengths support all levels of riders and everyone will enjoy a free baked-potato feed at the finish. Tri-athletes may register for a Bike/Run “Brick” transition to a 5 K run from a secure bike holding area. All proceeds to benefit local charities supported by the Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary Club
Don’t Miss Out!
Lilac Century bike drawing for a Trek 7.1 FX Bike, sized to fit, with helmet, bottle and cage. Provided by North Division Bicycle. Value of $500.00! If you would like to enter the drawing, Tickets are $2.00. Tickets are available at the packet pick-up. Need not be present to win!
We will have a secure bike-run transition area for Triathletes who want to practice a "race-pace" transition into a short 5K run. Sign up for a "Brick"!!
Deluxe collectors long sleeve t-shirt; healthy snacks and beverages at all stops; great potato bake feed at the finish line; route map; rider’s packet full of goodies!
The route is monitored by Rotarians and volunteers. Technical and mechanical support is provided by North Division Bicycle Shop.
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
Your fees help raise funds for the Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary Club. These funds are returned to the community through Rotary Community Projects such as:
• Our Holiday Food Baskets for needy families
• Helping Kids at Risk
• Book give aways to low income kids
• 5 - $1000 College Scholarships
• Rotaplast - cleft palate repair clinics
• And other community needs
• Banner Bank • BCI
Chuck E. Cheese • Darigold • Edward Jones Investments
• Great Harvest Bread Co.
Jewelry Design Center
Law Office of John H. Loeffler
Spokane Produce • Mr. Reliable, Inc.
North Division Bicycle Shop •
SODEXO • Spokane Plastic Surgeons
Steve Dashiell, CPA • • Washington State Employees
Credit Union • Washington State Dairy Assoc. • Washington Trust Bank
Wendle Ford • Windermere Real Estate
25th Annual Lilac Century and Family Fun Ride
Sunday May 20th, 2018
6:00 – 10:30 am at Spokane Falls Community College
7:00 a.m. Century (100 miles)
8:00 a.m. Metric Century (66 miles)
9:00 a.m. 50 Mile ride
10:30 25 Mile ride
10:30 15 Mile ride and Family Ride
ALL ROUTES START and Finish at Spokane Falls Community College
Download Mail-In Registration Form: www.northdivision.com (Lilac Century Tab)
Spokane Falls Community College. 5:00 – 7:00 pm Saturday May 19th and on Ride Day
May 20th starting at 6:00am.
The Tour de Thailand - Rides 4 Rotary are a series of (5) rides that cover the (5) regions of Thailand. Each ride is an epic adventure that is fully supported by a professional bicycle tour company and limited to 50 participants each. The rides average 800 km (500 Miles) over 8 days of cycling with a day off in the middle, a opening day, and a closing day (so a 10 nights/11 days cycling holiday). Riders will need to register and pay for each tour they want to join and then raise funds for End Polio Now and other Rotary Projects through their local Rotary Club and share with the hosting club: Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin (Thailand).
Our ride features great food stops offering regional snacks and a post-ride party including a buffet lunch as well as the area's nationally-famous cherry pie. During the party individual and team awards will be presented for our FONDO participants, as well as individual awards for our Yes We Can riders.
For our Fondo and Tour, participants have 4 distances to choose from:
The 30-mile route (28 miles) is an out-and-back ride from Crystal Mountain through Beulah on the east shore of beautiful Crystal Lake. The route is mostly flat with a long, easy climb out of Beulah on the way back.
The 45-mile route (45 miles) is being brought back by popular demand to give participants the opportunity to enjoy a bit more of the beauty in Benzie County without the additional challenges offered by our Metric Century route.
The Metric Century (65 miles) features some of the area's best biking roads. The route heads north from Crystal Mountain for about 9 miles of mostly flat roads. And then--are you ready for a 40+ mph downhill?--your first taste of a Benzie County downhill. Crossing US-31 you'll experience winding roads and hills, eventually meeting M-22, passing by the northwest corner of Crystal Lake and coming through Frankfort and Elberta on the way back to Crystal Mountain.
The 100-mile route (102 miles) challenges experienced riders. It follows most of the Metric Century route with an added bonus of some of Leelanau County's best hills. Have you ever ridden a "Roller"?
Again this year: FONDO Team Competition. No limit on the number of members on a team. Team's score will be determined by the time of its 3rd place finisher, with the team recording the best 3rd place finishing time declared the winner. Form a team on Zap Event, by contacting Bill Kennis or at the event.
Our Yes We Can Ride, which is offered at no cost to participants, winds through beautiful Crystal Mountain with distances of 1, 3, 5 and 8 miles.
Proceeds from Bike Benzie fund the Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club’s Tim Krause Memorial Scholarship (created in memory of the founder of Bike Benzie), as well as the Yes We Can Ride and many programs and activities that improve the lives of the youth of Benzie County.
For additional information about Bike Benzie, please email Bill Kennis or call him at (231) 227-1040.
22nd Anniversary of the Annual Durant Rotary MAGNOLIA BIKE TOUR!
**Saturday June 2rd, 2018 @ 8:00am**
Registration open at 6:00 AM
START/FINISH - Carl Albert Park
31ST ANNUAL APPLE CENTURY BIKE RIDE
The Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Club motto is "Service Above Self". We believe that volunteering and providing humanitarian services is the best way to build goodwill and peace locally and globally. We organize the Apple Century Bike Ride each year as a way for people to enjoy the Wenatchee Valley's rich, beautiful landscape. And in return, your registration fees help fund scholarships, hunger & disaster relief, Polio eradication, international student exchange programs and dozens of community projects.
This year marks the Apple Century Bike Ride's 31st year. The ride will be June 2rd. We have some fun changes for this edition, so be sure to sign up early at LocalRaces.com. Proceeds from this years bike ride benefit the following programs: Challenge Scholarship education incentives, Rotary Polio Eradication efforts, Kids Against Hunger, Shelter Box - Disaster Relief assistance, International Student Exchange and various local community support projects.
Chelan Century Challenge is a cloverleaf design passing through orchards and vineyards into the mountainous terrain surrounding Lake Chelan; one of the world’s most spectacular glacial carved lakes with some of Washington State’s most impressive scenery. Each leaf is completely different – Loop 1 is 29.9 miles in length with an elevation gain of 2359ft, Loop 2 is 40.8 miles long with an elevation gain of 4313ft and Loop 3 is 34.6 miles long with an elevation gain of 2937ft. Each loop combines challenging hills with captivating scenery. The ride is 105.3 miles with a total elevation gain is 9,609ft of (depending on your individual GPS and riding style). The signature climb is McNeil Canyon – this climb is 6 miles long starting at 850ft and finishing at 3100ft. It is rated as a “Cat 1” climb. Riders are required to complete all three loops in sequence, but are free to ride only the first loop or the first and second loop if they wish.
Following the success of the 2016 and 2017 Chelan Cycle de Vine the 2018 ride will again include a trip across the lake. This experience was extremely well received by all riders. Gone is the need to ride out along the north shore or south shore then back into Lake Chelan. The lake crossing will of course be subject to weather conditions. The ride has become a circular tour of the beautiful Lake Chelan Valley. Your ride will begin and end in Don Morse Park in downtown Chelan as always.
The trip across the lake will be either from Manson Bay Park or the Lake Chelan State Park depending on whether you start by riding along the north shore to Manson Bay or the south shore to Lake Chelan State Park.
Volunteers will be at both parks for snacks and beverages and will be giving out valuable coupon books from local Chelan wineries to participating riders. The coupons can be enjoyed after the ride, throughout the weekend and some have longer expiration dates to entice you to return and enjoy all the Chelan has to offer.
A number of the wineries have excellent restaurants and offer live music on weekends. Riders are encouraged to eat at the wineries and enjoy the music venues. You may even enjoy special discounts as a ride participant.
First-timers and old pros,
it’s time to get ready to ride!
The Longview Rotary Club once again presents Tour de Blast, a bicycle ride into the heart of the Mount St. Helens blast zone! The Spirit Lake Memorial Highway winds its way up the Toutle Valley into the Mount St. Helens blast zone to the Johnston Ridge Viewpoint. Most of the course is on recently resurfaced highway with wide shoulders and excellent visibility. Fully supported ride with staffed rest areas (food and drink), bike repair, sag wagons and on-course motorcycle aid if things just don’t work out (flats, tired, sasquatch sighting…).
Do you crave adventure?It’s not crazy, but you could hit 50+ mph if you are.(this is not a challenge, ride in control)
Do you like to make a difference? The TDB enables the Rotary Club of Longview to do more good at home and in the world.
Do you STP? The TDB is a great training opportunity. After you ride the mountain you will be confident to tackle the STP.
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The TDB is a sensational bucket list ride that you will come back to again and again. It’s just that good.
53K (33-mile) round-trip fun ride to the Hoffstadt Bluffs Rest Area/Viewpoint.
Only 900′ elevation gain.
87K (54-mile) round trip to Elk Rock.
3,300′ vertical gain
Fantastic view of Mt. St. Helen
132K (82-mile) round trip to Johnston Ridge viewpoint.
6,240′ vertical gain
Look into the crater!!!
Do you have the gumption?
This is a truly hardcore ride.
Worth every last gasp.
Toutle Lake High School
5050 Spirit Lake Hwy
Toutle, WA 98649
Starting line opens at 6:30 am
Choose from Century, Metric Century, and Fun routes and enjoy Sonoma County cycling at it’s best!
Last year’s routes were a big hit. We will continue to have the same routes for 2018 that will COOL you down if we have a heat spell and take you off the beaten-path on some exclusive best-kept-secret roads. We will have each route marked with a different colored arrow on the pavement, making easier for you new riders to stay on course. Here are some highlights:
1. A cool romp through the redwoods of West County at the tail-end of the Century route.
2. This Century may not have one big climb, but collectively, you’ll be gaining over 5,100 feet!
3. A trek down West Dry Creek. This beautiful route will take you through the Dry Creek Valley wine country.
4. Lunch stop in the heart of Dry Creek Valley. For the first time this year, there will be a misting tent at this rest stop for those who need some wonderful cool-down.
5. Escape route for Century riders. We’ve all had those days where we’re just not feeling it. If this happens to you, you can shave 25 miles off your ride skipping the West County route. Don’t worry, we won’t tell!
Since its beginnings in 1995, the Mesquite Rotary Club's Rodeo Road Rally has provided a consistently praised, fun event for cyclists, and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. This success has enabled the Mesquite Rotary Club to provide strong charitable support to the area community, and in support of Rotary International efforts.
The Rodeo Road Rally (formerly known as the Mesquite Rotary Bike Ride) is an extremely well organized event with traffic control at all intersections and excellent, well run rest stops. The Rally is attractive to the entire family with three routes of 20 miles, 40 miles and 60 miles. The event will start at the Mesquite Rodeo Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive (near Military Parkway and I-635 L.B.J. Freeway) at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Included will be a catered breakfast and lunch from Panera Bread Cafe of Mesquite, Whataburger of Mesquite, and more, a super-soft ringspun cotton event T-shirt to the first 1,300 riders, a goody bag of gifts from area businesses, and more.
All registered riders 18 years of age or older will be automatically eligible to win a prize drawing for new $2,500 Trek Emonda ALR 6 Pro Road Bike from Richardson Bike Mart. The bike drawing will take place at 12:00 Noon on Ride day at the Rodeo Convention Center Exhibit Hall. Riders do not have to be present to win. See Official Rules for complete details..
Registration Cost: Sign up early! Before May 1st, the cost is $30 for adults, $30 for 1st tandem rider and $20 for 2nd tandem rider, $20 for kids up to age 14; May 1st to ride day, it is $35 for adults, $35 for 1st tandem rider and $25 for 2nd tandem rider, $25 for kids up to age 14; on ride day morning the cost will be $40 for adults, $40 for 1st tandem rider and $30 for 2nd tandem rider, $30 for kids up to age 14.
Please contact us at 972.284.9411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hot Doggett 100 event includes 3 great rides. The title event is a 100 mile tour through the mountains of Madison County North Carolina with 10,100 feet of climbing. For a little less challenging ride there is the Devil's Fork Metric Century with 6,500 feet of climbing. Again this year, The Big Laurel Grind is a 60 kilometer ride for those who prefer a shorter ride. See our website for more information.
Ride amenities include showers, a post ride meal, ample parking, 7 well stocked and staffed rest stops, recorded times,low cost college dorm rooms and commemorative T shirts. All this plus the hospitality of Madison County.
Bike Club Incentive Program applies to Bike Clubs with 6 or more pre-registered riders. Be sure to list your Bike Club and see our website for details.
All of this plus the hospitality of Madison County
Rotary Club of Madison County
The 5th Annual Vernon Silver Star Rotary Ride takes place July 22, 2018. This charity ride is limited to 200 participants. This tour style non-competitive event starts in Vernon, BC and riders can choose from three (3) different route lengths, 66 km, 98 km or 126 km, depending on your ability and your fitness level.
Silver Star Rotary invites riders to join them for a delicious post-ride BBQ.
All proceeds from this event are committed to the completion of the Okanagan Rail Trail, a multi-use trail being developed between Vernon and Kelowna. This community driven trail system benefits all communities, residents and visitors alike and will become a valuable asset for recreation, tourism and those pursuing a healthy lifestyle.
Registration fee for all tours is $85 including the BBQ. A donation tax receipt of approximately $50 will be provided by mail via the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan after the event.
All Hot Rocks participants will receive a free t-shirt and a free lunch. Sandwiches will be provided by Applebee's, soup by Luby's, and barbecue sponsored by Candera Funding followed by ice cream treats provided by Oak Farms Dairy.
Hot Rocks is an annual cycling event presented by the Rockwall Rotary Club, with proceeds benefitting Rotary college scholarships. The ride attracts all levels of riders from children to aggressive competitors, offering a 5mi, 12mi, 24mi, 42mi, and 60mi courses.
Sacramento Century Challenge
October 6, 2018
Sacramento Century seeks to be your best bike experience of the year! Join us for a beautiful ride through the historic Sacramento Delta wine country, awesome ride support, great food, and a fantastic end of ride festival. Music this year by Mumbo Gumbo!
WHO WE ARE
The Sacramento Century is presented by the Rotary Club of Sacramento. Rotary is a service organization. The Rotary motto is “Service above Self”. 2014 was our club’s 100th anniversary of service to our community and the world. A Century of Service! Our club has over 350 members and we meet weekly for lunch, fun, fellowship and Top Notch Speakers.
The WaCanId is an annual bicycle tour taking cyclists on paved roads encircling the Selkirk Mountains of Washington, Canada and Idaho – hence the name WaCanId.
Our 6-day event covers 370 miles/595 kilometers and showcases the International Selkirk Loop’s spectacular scenery – majestic mountains, beautiful lakes, rivers and North America’s longest free ferry ride. We also have the best SAG support of any ride – so if you need a lift, no problem. There will be a few climbs to challenge you, but it will be the scenery that will take your breath away:
The weather is usually mild in September with warm days and chilly nights. The traffic is low at this time of year and we will have you on secondary highways whenever possible so you may not see a car for many miles. The communities you pass through and people you will meet are friendly. We will haul your luggage, provide snacks and drinks to keep you fueled, help with minor repairs and keep you headed in the right direction. You just ride and take in the scenery.
So what are you waiting for…. It is a terrific ride and we look forward to having you join us for the 2018 WaCanId!
Remember that all participants will need a valid, current passport or enhanced drivers license to cross the international border. IT IS THE PARTICIPANT’S RESPONSIBILTY TO ENSURE THEY WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. At the border crossings, riders will grab their own bags off the truck, check them through customs, and then give them to the waiting support vehicles for transport to that day’s destination.
2018 marks our 6th V3 (a.k.a. Veteran’s Victory Velo) !!! The rides wind through some of the most iconic and beautiful areas of the East Bay. The 15, 30, 60, 100 mile rides are fully supported and all rest stops are stocked with everything you need to have a successful ride. Upon your return, enjoy another FABULOUS post-ride hot meal (the gumbo is returning and will have a vegetarian option!). After the ride, join us at Hopfest for craft beer tasting and live music. The Hopfest entry fee is included for all bike riders.
The sixth annual RIDE THE RIDGES, set for September 15, 2018, and will again take riders through some of the most scenic areas in Southeastern Minnesota. RTR is the premier bike tour in the region. Wonderfull scenery – from lush valleys along streams to bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Choose one of four routes, all having well-stocked rest stops, friendly hosts and SAG support.
Forget about life's little ups and downs.
With four route options, RIDE THE RIDGES features something for everyone. And yes - each route provides you with at least one opportunity to put things in perspective--that is, climb approximately 700 vertical feet to enjoy the breathtaking vista that is the Upper Mississippi River Valley. Explorer Zebulon Pike, when he took in the view from Sugarloaf Mountain in Winona was said to exclaim that a person might be lucky to take in such a beautiful view but 2 or 3 times in their life. Well, we have good news... If you tackle the century ride, you'll get to take in those bluff-top views five times!
Healdsburg to Santa Cruz or Bust! Explore the legendary 3 day course that covers 200 miles of beautiful Northern California scenery. For those who haven't yet ridden the historic, challenging, and always beautiful Healdsburg to Santa Cruz track as laid out by the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club here is your chance.
Jon & Ken’s Most Excellent Adventure
SANTA CRUZ SUNRISE ROTARY CHARITY BIKE RIDE
Originally not intended to be a fundraiser, the first Most Excellent Adventure Charity Bike Ride rode off in October of 1998. Jon Sisk and Ken Whiting, both members of the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club, simply wanted to go on a distance bike ride.
Once they had determined a course and a date, they and a group of friends, both Rotarians and non-Rotarians, set off for what was a truly great adventure riding between San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz. The event turned out to be a great success - and in the course of planning, an accidental fundraiser. The first ride ended up raising over $4,000.00 and what started as a simple adventure among friends soon evolved into a popular event and a successful fundraiser.
Since that first ride in 1998 things have taken on a life of their own. The Jon and Ken’s Most Excellent Adventure Charity Bike Ride has become an annual event with the 16th Ride scheduled for October 3rd through October 5th of 2013 . The event organizers decided that the bike ride could really be used as an event to “build something” for the community and it was eventually decided that funds would be put towards building a new track and field for Santa Cruz High School. To work towards this goal, Jon and Ken committed to run the bike ride for 10 years. This original goal that they set out with was realized last year. With nearly $500,000 raised through the bike ride, a new track and field was completed in early 2010 at Santa Cruz High School.
With the track and field complete, funds from the bike ride are now being put towards youth athletics and community projects benefiting children in Santa Cruz County.
Even though the event has grown as a fundraiser each year, the organizers believe that more is not better. The size is limited to about 60 bike riders, plus the support team. At this size, friendships are made or renewed and everyone has a great time. The level of service our support team can deliver to this size of group exceeds expectations, and any more than this simply adds to the management and work, as well as would complicate the logistics of traveling 200 miles over three days.
The current course begins in Healdsburg and ends in Santa Cruz, with hotel stays in Bodega Bay and Pacifica. Each rider is required to raise a minimum of $500, as well as pay $350 that covers the expenses of putting on the event. Tremendous corporate sponsorship support and a raffle ticket sale enhance the fundraising component.
One of the real strengths has turned out to be non-Rotarian participation. About half the participants are not members of Rotary. Many of them have really adopted this event and have raised thousands of dollars. Several have gone on to become very active members of the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club since their involvement with this bike ride.
Also in true Rotary fashion, the volunteer support this event enjoys is what makes it the truly unique experience it has become. For rider safety, comfort and enjoyment, there are several trucks on the road to assist riders, a nurse, and a motor home filled with all the necessary provisions. The finish line party is an energizing event that only occurs through the contributions and efforts of other Sunrise Rotarians.
Under the umbrella of Rotary, hundreds of people have participated in the bike ride, many times more have made contributions, and nearly 180,000 miles have been ridden. Over the past 15 years, what started out as a fun adventure among friends has managed to remain true to this original spirit while also becoming a way to give back to the community. The bike ride has achieved the original goal of “building something” with the recent completion of the track and field project at Santa Cruz High School. In the next ten years the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club looks forward to supporting our local Santa Cruz youth and providing an adventure for all participating riders in the Jon and Ken’s Most Excellent Adventure Charity Bike Ride.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Skylark Shores Resort
1120 North Main St ~ Lakeport
This one of a kind cycling event is held every year on the 1st Saturday in October. Come enjoy one of our 4 fun and challenging routes around the largest natural lake in California - Clear Lake! www.konoctichallenge.com
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lakeport, the Konocti Challenge has become one of the premier "boutique" rides in the state! From the beauty of the scenery, to the fun and energetic reststops, the fantastic end of ride BBQ set on the shore of Clear Lake - this a ride you don't want to miss!
Voted Cycle California! Magazine's Best Metric Century of 2014
The Tour de Livingston ride provides an opportunity for our riders to enjoy outstanding fall colors during the peak color season in southeast Michigan. This fully supported ride includes hospitality tents, a full breakfast, snacks along the route, and a hearty meal prepared by the chef at Mt. Brighton.
All proceeds from this event help to: bridge the gap for local hardworking families struggling to meet their most basic needs; prepare every child to be ready for success; and build a healthy community for all residents via the Livingston County United Way Basic Needs Programs.
Since its start in 2008, the Tour de Livingston has raised over $250,000 to address the community’s most critical needs!
The Tour de Livingston is organized and run by the Howell Rotary Club. The Howell Rotary Club was established in 1924. More information about the Howell Rotary Club can be found at: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1507.
Livingston County is conveniently located 30 minutes north of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 45 minutes northwest of Detroit, and 30 minutes east of Lansing, Michigan.
All routes originate at the Mt. Brighton Ski area (located at 4141 Bauer Road, Brighton, Michigan 48116).
Choose a 5, 10, 29, 38, 62 or 100 mile route – or bring the family for the Family Fun Loop. All distances are approximate. Routes will be well marked with large route markers on pavement. Final routes and maps will be distributed the morning of the ride. (Note: Tour organizers reserve the right to make changes to routes based on construction and other factors beyond our control.)
Thank you for all that participated in the 11th Annual Howell Rotary Tour de Livingston! We look forward to seeing you again in 2018! Mark your calendars for our 10th year on Oct. 9, 2018.
Thanks to our Jersey Riders who raised about $12,000 in 2017!
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