2010 Tour de Peninsula ("TdP") Recreational Bicycle Ride – Sunday Aug. 1


-WHAT: 2010 Tour de Peninsula (“TdP”) Recreational Bicycle Ride
-WHEN: Sunday, August 1, 2010, rides start at 7:00 am and 8:00 am
-WHERE: Start/finish at Eucalyptus Picnic Area (small shift from ’09), Coyote Point, San Mateo, California
-WHY: Enjoy a day of cycling and outdoor fun with family and friends. Proceeds benefit San Mateo County Parks and Bicycle Sunday – car free biking on Canada Road.
-INFO: www.supportparks.org


The 2010 Tour de Peninsula is more than just a bike ride. It is a day of fun, fitness, and healthy activities for all the family. Everybody is invited to take part in one of Northern California’s most fun recreational cycling events/family/social gatherings – the Tour de Peninsula – held in scenic Coyote Point Park fronting the San Francisco Bay in San Mateo. Founded 19 years ago, the TdP is a perennial highlight of the Bay Area’s recreational social calendar, offering a variety of routes to suit everyone from young children and first time riders to serious cyclists. 2/20/31/63 mile course options. During and after the ride, a day of family fun activities takes place in the park, with a children’s playground, barbecuing, picnics, live music, and equally lively conversation. Proceeds benefit San Mateo County Parks and Bicycle Sunday – car free biking on Canada Road.

Route Options
-Kids/Family Route – 1-3 miles on bike trail in Coyote Point Park begins at 12 noon
-Short Route for beginner to intermediate cyclists – 20 miles begins at 8 am
-Long Route for intermediate to experienced cyclists – 31 miles begins at 8 am
-Metric Century for advanced cyclists – 63 miles (contains short-cut for 50-mile option) begins at 7 am

Through June 30: Kids 11 and under are free. 12-16 year olds: $20. Adults 17 and over: $40.
July1– July 29: Kids 11 and under are free. 12-16 year olds: $25. Adults 17 and over: $45.
Registration for 12 and older includes T-shirt.

DEADLINE: Participants are encouraged to register online by July 29, by visiting http://www.supportparks.org/tdp/. Ride-day registration is also available for an additional $5, beginning at 6:00 am.

General Enquiries
Contact: tdp@supportparks.org, 650-321-1638

To Volunteer
Visit www.supportparks.org/tdp/volunteers.html or volunteer tab on TdP pages at Supportparks.org, or call 650-321-5812


source: Megan Brown
O2 Sports Marketing

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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  • rox says:

    mountain bikers should boycott this event. the san mateo county parks dept does not have any legal mountain biking. why is this even a news item?

  • jimmae says:

    This event supports the SMCo Parks “Foundation”. I say support this event by riding your bicycle in it, and speak to each+every other rider,volunteer,and promoter about the current ban on mt bikes within SMCo Parks.
    This event directly funds “Bicycle Sunday”, which requires paid staff to close +monitor each end of Canada rd during this popular summer non auto traffic’d opportunity to ride on Canada rd.
    My point is to suggest that we work on opening trails from within the ranks of parks supporters, also showcasing the advantages of inclusive policies that could generate $$ from cyclists ranks to support parks.
    I am thoroughly disgusted by the current mt bike ban on every inch of dirt trails within SMCo Parks.

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