Chileno Valley Cycling Classic
Fundraiser for NorCal High School Cycling League
Cyclists are invited to a memorable day of Marin cycling when the fundraising season for the Northern California High School Cycling League begins Sunday September 19th, with the Chileno Valley Cycling Classic. Based at Baumann Ranch near Petaluma, this is a fully-supported recreational road bicycle ride through some of Marin County’s most beautiful coast lands.
Vanessa Hauswald, Executive Director of the NorCal League says, “Cyclists really love this event, it’s a beautiful ride and a great post-ride party. The Chileno Classic is an important fundraiser for the League and we encourage Bay Area cyclists to be part of it.”
The Chileno Valley Cycling Classic exemplifies cycling in coastal Marin. With 45 and 65-mile routes including the fabled Chileno Valley Road, described by some as ‘the perfect cycling road,’ participants can expect breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads and challenging, but not overwhelming, climbs.
Rides begin at 10:00 a.m. from Baumann Ranch. Drivers are encouraged to carpool and advised to plan approximately 75 minutes travel time from San Francisco and the East Bay. Participants are advised to bring warm clothes for dinner, just in case, since the fog usually rolls into the Ranch in the early evening.
An afternoon of festivities is planned post-ride, including live music, delicious dining and beverages in a garden setting. Participation in the ride requires a fundraising minimum of $250.00. In addition to the ride, attendees will receive a ticket to the Chileno Valley Feast and a commemorative event t-shirt.
There are some incredible prizes at the Chileno Classic, including Specialized optics, which will be awarded to the five top student and the five top adult fundraisers. Additionally, two gorgeous bikes will be given to our champion fundraisers!
The top adult fundraiser will receive a Live 2, Vienna 4 or Haul 1 bicycle from Globe Bicycle. The top teen fundraiser will win District bicycle from Trek Bicycle.
The minimum age for participation in the ride is 14 years.
More information is available here.
Check-in 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ride start times: 10:00 a.m. – 65 mile; 10:45 a.m. – 45 mile
Chileno Valley Classic Festivities 2-7:30 p.m. snacks, beverages, massage, dinner, music, awards and prizes!
What: Chileno Valley Cycling Classic, 2010
Where: Baumann Ranch, Petaluma
When: Sunday, September 19th, 2010
Why: Fundraiser for high school cycling in Northern California
Who: All welcome, aged 14 and up
About the NorCal High School Cycling League
The NorCal High School Cycling League, founded in 2000, is a non-profit organization open to students from both public and private schools. The League exists by virtue of a range of fundraising activities as well as generous donors and sponsors including the founding sponsor of the SoCal League, Easton Foundations; the founding national sponsor, Specialized Bicycle Components, as well as SRAM, Trek Bicycles, Clif Bar and Co., Fox Racing Shox, Creation Engine, GU Sports, Mike’s Bikes, Primal Wear, Santa Cruz Bicycles, Shimano, Touchstone Climbing Gyms, Mellow Johnny’s, CamelBak, Dirt Rag, Feedback Sports and Mountain Bike Action. The League provides coaching and camaraderie to help students achieve both competitive and non-competitive cross-country mountain biking goals in a safe and enjoyable manner. Each season includes a fall Leader’s Summit for coaches, winter riding camps, the five-race series, and a variety of summer camps. For more information on the League visit www.norcalmtb.org or call 510.524.5464.
Source: Vanessa Hauswald