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).
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 River Ride is Saturday, October 6th, 2018 – Rain or Shine!
Routes open at 9:00AM.
All routes start and end at at the JTI Fountain at the intersection of Main Street and Memorial Drive.
Registration: Pre-registration will be available through BikeReg.com. Registration opens in June.
Goody bags are included for all registered cyclists. Swag details will be announced soon.
Rest stop support and SAG support will be provided on the 30, 50 and 80 mile routes.
At each rest stop and at the finish line, you will be greeted by friendly volunteers offering water, Powerade, and snacks to keep you fueled for the ride!
There is plenty of free parking available throughout the downtown area and within a short ride of the starting point.
Volunteers are needed to greet cyclists at rest stops and to drive SAG vehicles along the routes to assist any cyclists who need a break or a bike repair.
Danville Riverview Rotary is coordinating volunteers. To volunteer, contact James Turner, Ride Director at email@example.com.
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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