Ride Leader: Lori Cherry, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the a perfect ride for double century cyclists. The route combines the best of the local Bass Lake Double Century and the Blossom Ride and traverses beautiful low traveled foothill regions. Riders will follow a cue sheet and be required to check in at designated control points to receive credit for the ride. RUSA membership (RUSA.org $25/yr) prior to the event will record successful completion for members in a national database and is important to riders wanting to qualify for various awards and events.
The 300km route starts in Clovis and loops through the mountain towns of Bass Lake, Auberry and Wonder Valley before returning to the valley floor for a flat finish through several small valley towns. 190 miles with 9,769 ft of elevation gain with a 20 hr time limit. Services are limited so be prepared to be self sufficient-however lunch will be provided at the Humphrey Station control at mile 87. Day of event registration available 30 min prior to ride start.
Please familiarize yourself with RUSA rules for riding these events at rusa.org. You will definitely be required to have appropriate lights and reflective gear for this event.
The following note was added April 5, 2018...
So you signed up for a beautiful ride and now it is going to rain...probably a lot!. I just wanted to let you know that there are lots of bail-out options if it gets too miserable. I will also offer refunds for this ride if you decide not to do it by tomorrow, because no funds have been spent to put it on yet. The rain does look like it will improve later in the day but most of the rain seems to be concentrated heavily in the foothills and that is where the majority of this ride will be. My NUMBER 1 concern is SAFETY. So if you decide to come out please make sure to have fresh batteries in your lights and good visible reflective clothing. The rain makes everything a little more risky and I want everyone to finish without injury.
I plan on ordering Subway sandwiches for your lunch stop and I will probably be changing location to the Sierra Oaks Senior Center just after Sierra High School because there we will have a patio cover to get out of the rain instead of outside by Humphreys station. We will talk about that at the start and order sandwiches at the start. Lunch will most likely be at mile 78.5 instead of mile 87.
Let me know if you have any further questions,