Epic Challenge 10/3/2014

Ready for an epic cycling adventure?  The EPiC Challenge!

Join us on October 3, 2014 for a 200K Team/Individual Challenge Ride, a supported, non-competitive endurance cycling event.

Ride the beautiful landscape between Paso Robles and Monterey on a route that rides past Lake San Antonio and Lake Nacimiento through charming Lockwood.  Enjoy lunch in San Lorenzo Park, then take scenic E. Carmel Valley Rd and be welcomed by a sumptuous dinner in Monterey.

Proceeds of The EPiC Challenge will benefit Rotary’s Polio Plus® in its work to eradicate polio globally and to take on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Challenge.  The Gates Foundation is matching the funds we raise 2:1.

For more information, go to www.epic-challenge.org

Download the EPiC Challenge Flyer.

EPiC Challenge Flyer (release)

8/24 VCM Summer Picnic

Download a pdf poster of this invitation: Picnic 2014 VCM Poster

Join us for the 2014 VCM Summer Ride and Picnic!
Sunday, August 24th at Carmel Valley Community Park.
Drive past Ford road, take the next left into the parking area.

THE RIDE: There will be an ARROYO SECO Loop ride, starting at the Carmel Valley Community Park (east) parking lot at 07:00.  It is a 87 mile difficult course…so judge your fitness carefully or do some training…..it’s a great ride if you have been cycling faithfully.  It is not sagged so you will need to carry your food and water supply.  There are a couple of places to resupply h20.  If you have any question feel free to email Vera Noghera at <vnoghera@gmail.com> or call 831-596-0705.

THE PICNIC:  At Carmel Valley Community Park
East end of the park on Carmel Valley road.

VCM will provide barbecued burgers, sausages, hot dogs and the fixings, as well as coolers/ice, plates and utensils and non-alcoholic beverages.(Bring your own spirits!)

Help by bringing your contribution: (first letter of your last name)
A—H salads/sides ••• I—Q appetizers ••• R—Z desserts

RSVP by August 17th
to Vera Noghera by email: vnoghera@gmail.com
(we need to get an accurate headcount).

California By Bike “Surf N Turf” Tour

My name is Debbie Brubaker, tour director of the California Bicycle Coalition’s inaugural California By Bike “Surf N Turf” tour. I would like to personally invite you and your members to attend our fantastic five-day tour from Santa Barbara to San Diego this fall.

This epic coastal adventure is a fully supported ride beginning on October 31, 2014, at the beautiful Fess Parker resort located on the beachfront in Santa Barbara, and includes all hotel accommodations, meals, full rest stops, SAG and mechanic support, and a commemorative jersey. Our riders will pedal along parts of the Amgen route from Santa Barbara to Ventura and world-class coastline of southern California. Opportunities abound to explore unique and trendy sections of Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego counties. Our inaugural Surf ‘N Turf tour will end in San Diego on Wednesday, November 5th. As leaders in California’s bike movement, our riders will have an opportunity to meet community leaders and superstars in the cycling world at our special dinner event on the Queen Mary in the Long Beach harbor.

Please see our website for more information, how to register, and a full list of FAQs. https://calbike.org/surfnturf/

CalBike’s mission is to enable more people to bicycle for the health, safety and prosperity of all Californians. With your help, we will be able to attain our goal of doubling the amount of cycling in the Golden State by 2017 and tripling it by 2020.  All proceeds from our tour will support our educational fund for both the Better Bikeways campaign and the Three Feet for Safety Act going into effect in September 2014.

Participants will have the option of fundraising through our interactive fundraising page with a $100.00 registration fee or purchasing a spot outright for $2150.00.

We at CalBike would be most appreciative if you would take a moment to help us promote our inaugural tour.  Working together, we can continue to create robust bicycle networks, mainstream bicycling, protect people who ride, and grow the advocacy movement throughout California.

Please feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions or would like me to provide you with some copy for your use.  Thank you in advance for your help!

Best Regards~

Debbie Brubaker
Tour Director
California Bicycle Coalition
debbie@calbike.org
916-802-5303

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