Ride Leader: Lori Cherry, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a challenging route that starts across the street from the Amtrak Station in Bakersfield and ends in Fresno's Tower District near the Amtrak Station in Fresno where riders can shower, eat and rest. Riders can utilize the train for transportation between points and drop bags can be carried by SAG vehicle from the start to the finish.
The route leaves Bakersfield and climbs east into the beautiful southern Sierras. It's a ville ride....Glenville, Porterville, Springville and then connects the dots of valley towns on its final flat leg toward Fresno. 27 hour time limit to complete. No Day of Event registration available.
Route and Cue Sheet available from Ride Leader via email.
Please familiarize yourself with RUSA rules for riding these events at rusa.org
Hotel Information in Bakersfield: Best Western Plus (661) 327-4064 (Breakfast 6am)
See note below, added on Monday, April 16th
A few logistics for the Bakersfield 400km this Saturday. The start hotel is the Best Western Hill House at 700 Truxtun, phone (661) 327-4064. They are directly across the street from the Amtrak station. There is a complimentary breakfast which starts at 6:30-and the ride starts at 6:30 in front of the hotel. So be there a few minutes early to check in with me at the lobby and grab food the minute it is available. There is a nicer Mexican restaurant walking distance from the hotel for a dinner option Friday night, Nuestro Mexico less than 1/2 mile away.
If you would like to drive to Fresno and leave your car at my house which is the finish, that also is an option. The train station is just at 3 miles from my home so it is possible to carry your gear that short distance and catch the afternoon train to Bakersfield.
There is plenty of bed and couch space at my house and everyone is welcome to shower and sleep before heading home.
David Robinson from Visalia is looking for a room mate at the hotel if anyone is interested please email him at email@example.com.
I could use a couple more volunteers but for now Dave Leonard from Sacramento is coming down to help SAG, and I will be SAG as well. If I get a volunteer then someone will be at Winton Park at mile 210...if not it will just be a water drop and sign in.
I will be able to SAG everyone's gear from the Start hotel to the finish at my house.
Please email or text with any other questions. And if you would like the Route Sheet send me an email.
Looking forward to great weather and a beautiful day (and night) of riding. Plan on a warm day and fairly cold night.