COALINGA RIDE REVISITED
Ride Leader Al Graves (who was the Ride Director for the Annual Coalinga Century rides from Coalinga College), has scheduled a Club ride for all who want to join for April 17th, 2021. All club members are invited to participate in this unsupported ride.
- Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
- Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant, 24505 W. Dorris Avenue/Hwy 198, Coalinga, CA.
This ride will feature two options, for which physical route sheets will be provided (this information is also on the Ride Calendar):
HALF METRIC: is approximately 32 miles in length and will involve 995 feet of climbing. Restroom facilities will be available at mile 14, on the grounds of the West Hills College rodeo facility. From the rodeo grounds, all riders will ride another 18 miles back to Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant over flat, two-lane roads. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35539953
The METRIC is approximately 61 miles in length and will involve 2,320 feet of climbing. METRIC riders will turn R at the junction of Derrick Avenue and Los Gatos Canyon Road and ride to Los Gatos Park and back, for a total of 26.3 extra miles and 1,500 additional feet of climbing. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35510032
- ALL RIDERS should bring plenty of food and beverage.
- Restroom facilities and water should be available at the Park, but there are no guarantees.
- There will be no formal rest stops at which food and drink are provided. SAG will be provided by volunteers Bill Asselin and Ken Herrington. Many restaurants and fast-food facilities are located at or near the junction of I-5 and Hwy 198.
For further information: Al Graves, 559-284-0787 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please adhere to accepted Covid-19 protocols when in a group or when entering a business along the route.
FCC’S ANNUAL MONTEREY 17 MILE DRIVE RIDE
If you plan attending this annual Club event, be sure to register at https://fresnocycling.com/event-4076380 , so Ride Leaders Janet and Jim Lucido will know how many people will be riding. If you have never done this ride it is a lot of fun. It is a slower paced, casual ride but it is one of the most scenic rides you can imagine. You ride down the coast from Pacific Grove to Carmel.
The group generally has lunch in Carmel, then takes one of 2 options for the return trip. One retraces the same route along 17 Mile Drive, the other takes a more challenging route with more climbing involved and ends up on the trail near the Monterey Wharf. From there the route follows the trail along the ocean beach out toward Fort Ord.
The shorter route is around 35-40 miles, and the longer route is about 50 miles, depending on how far you wish to go.
DAILY - WEEKLY - M0NTHLY RIDES
Check the Ride Calendar on the Club website for current and future Club sponsored Rides. Don’t just think Road Rides, our members are into gravel riding and mountain biking as well.
- For Gravel Rides check out the FCC All-Roads Riders and Friends ride group on Facebook, as well as the Ride Calendar.
- Our friends at CCORC (Central California Off-Road Cyclists) has a Facebook presence where they post all their Mountain Bike rides.
FUTURE FCC CYCLING EVENTS
The Climb to Kaiser - the status at this time is uncertain, and the hope is that it can be scheduled for a date later than the original date, for sometime in July or August. The C2K is not like our other events. There are permits that have to be obtained, permissions granted, reservations made, and it is very expensive to put on each year. So, it has to be done with the idea of being able to at least break even on our expenses and ideally make some money for our advocacy and support efforts. I would like to form a C2K committee of enthusiastic members willing to help with the planning, organizing and carrying out the duties it takes to put on the C2K. If you’re interested, please contact me at email@example.com as soon as possible.
The Grizzly Century is scheduled for Saturday Oct 2, 2021. Planning is underway for this great event, headed up this year by Club member Tony Inderbitzin. If you’re interested in helping out with this event, contact Tony (firstname.lastname@example.org) or myself.
The Kirch Flat Century was rescheduled again for August 21, 2021.
The Tour de Femme is scheduled for Oct 23, 2021.
The Everyone Loves Raymond Gravel event is scheduled for Nov 6th, 2021.
Looking forward to seeing you at Biking w the Police event at Clovis West Parking Lot at 9 am Saturday April 10th, 2021.
FCC BICYCLE ITEMS FOR SALES Group
Any members that have bicycles or related items they want to offer for sale can do so on our Facebook Group FCC All things Bicycling Sell, Buy or Trade.
The Prez: Dennis Ball