“The Hammer Road Rally” Adventure Road Ride
October 22nd, Clovia, CA
Levi Leipheimer and other professional cyclists coming to Fresno to honor the late Edward O. Lund and support the Edward O. Lund Foundation art scholarship program.
Clovis, CA—October 5th, 2016— Edward O. Lund Foundation today announced the inaugural HAMMER ROAD RALLY – a bicycling event for professionals and beginners alike that will take place in Clovis, CA on October 22nd, 2016. Two-time National Champion, Olympic medalist and 3x Tour of California winner, Levi Leipheimer, has announced his upcoming participation in the event. Proceeds from the ride will provide scholarships to qualifying students applying to Fresno State College’s art program.
The event features four route options, all starting and finishing in Clovis, CA:
• Easy Route – 27 miles, 860’ of elevation. Designed for beginner/intermediate riders.
• Road Route – 60 miles, 5,000’ of elevation. Designed to be a challenge for fit, experienced cyclists.
• The Hammer – 95 miles, 9,100’ of elevation. Best suited for a bike that can accommodate wider tires, 25c or bigger at least.
THE HAMMER ROAD RALLY will culminate in a festival to celebrate riders with prizes, T-shirts, music, food, and beer provided by Mad Duck Brewery. The festival is a family-friendly event that is open to the general public and is sponsored by the Edward O. Lund Foundation.
Event registration fees are $80 for the Easy Route and $145 for more advanced routes. Discounted rates are available to cycling club members and local bike shops. Check with your local retailer or club affiliation. Attendance at the festival is free and everyone is welcome.
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Registration is available online at www.HammerRoadRally.com or by contacting Bike Monkey at (707) 560-1122.
“The ride honors Ed Lund, a long time cyclist in the (Fresno) area and someone who lived life to the fullest,” said Levi Leipheimer in a recent social media video. “It will be an incredible day. I’ve ridden this route before and I’m really looking forward to doing it again.”
THE HAMMER ROAD RALLY is the brainchild of Lisa Lund-Brown and honors her late brother Edward O. Lund. In 2015, Edward tragically lost his life in a cycling accident while participating in a Levi’s GranFondo in (Santa Rosa, CA). “Eddy was an incredible human being who enjoyed life to the point of tears. His biggest passions were cycling and art, so it seemed natural to bring the two together with a road race that funded scholarships for young people applying to Fresno State’s art program."
“THE HAMMER ROAD RALLY is a chance to celebrate Ed’s love for the bike, and to share that with the community that he cared so much about,” said Carlos Perez, event director and Founder of Bike Monkey of Santa Rosa.
For more information about THE HAMMER ROAD RALLY, contact Bike Monkey at (707) 560-1122 or visit www.HammerRoadRally.com
About Bike Monkey
Bike Monkey is a professional event service, management and production company that specializes in cycling and running events. Events Bike Monkey has produced include Tour de Fox, Boggs 8-Hour, Annadel XC, Santa Rosa Cup and Levi’s GranFondo.
About Levi Leipheimer
Levi Leipheimer (born October 24, 1973) is an American former professional road racing cyclist. He was twice US national champion, winning the time trial title in 1999 and the road race in 2007, and is an Olympic medalist. Leipheimer was born and raised in Butte, Montana and resides in Santa Rosa, California. He is the patron of the widely attended King Ridge GranFondo, the largest and most renown GranFondo in North America.
Leipheimer's major career accomplishments include winning the 2007, 2008 and 2009 editions of the Tour of California, the 2011 Tour de Suisse and the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. His Grand Tour results include 2nd in the 2008 Vuelta a España, and 5th in the 2009 Giro d'Italia. Leipheimer won the bronze medal in the time trial at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.