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2017 Pedaling Paths to Independence

Pedaling Paths to Independence

February 25 2017
Linden, California, USA
 

Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired invites you to the ninth Pedaling Paths to Independence on Saturday, February 25, 2017. A great ride on ANY bike–road, tandem, mountain, single speed, recumbent, fixed gear, cruiser, high wheel, hybrid, unicycle, Bike Friday–the metric (65 miles with 1,300 feet of elevation gain) and quarter (25 miles with 300 feet of elevation gain) century routes begin and end at DeVinci’s Delicatessen and Catering Linden (18847 East Front Street, Linden) and traverse the quiet rural roads of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Calaveras counties, through verdant pastures, orchards, and vineyards.

Riders may check in and ride any time between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.; everyone must be on the course by 10:00 a.m. Fees paid prior to the event ($45.00 for the metric century, $40.00 for the quarter century) include pastoral scenery, maps and route sheets, pre-ride technical support by Performance Bicycle Shop #55, radio communications provided by the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club, and fully stocked rest stops. (General Mills, Inc. Lodi Plant closed in November, 2015; however, the San Joaquin Delta College Culinary Arts Program graciously agreed to bake brownines!!! How cool is that?) Of course, riders and guests will end the day with a scrumptious post ride meal catered by DeVinci’s Delicatessen and Catering–Linden and entertainment by Creative Sounds DJ and Sound Services. PhotoCrazy will capture images of riders on the road, available for purchase at http://www.photocrazy.com after the event. And, be sure to bring a few extra dollars to purchase raffle tickets–$1.00 each or six for $5.00–to win some very cool items. 3rd Eye Clothing will sell commemorative T shirts at the event for $15.00 (cash or check, no credit cards).

Register online —no additional fee—at http://www.pedalingpaths.com through February 20, 2017. Or, download a registration form and mail your entry by February 11, 2017. Fees increase $5.00 on the day of the event and must be paid by cash or check—no credit cards. Riders must be at least 16 years of age; each rider must sign a waiver at the event. We’d appreciate immensely your helping us spread the work about the event by sharing and liking us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/546873125520910/

We extend our gratitude to the awesome folks who’ve already stepped to the plate to support the 2017 event: DeVinci’s Corporation; Farmington Fire District; Keystone Lodge No. 161, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California; Stockton East Water District; Laurrie Brown Memorial Golf Tournament; Stockton Bicycle Club; Delta Velo Cycling/Michael David Cycling Team; Pita Banda; Bill Becker; Matthew Beckwith; Doug Beisner; Eric and Susie Coupe; Creative Sounds DJ and Sound Services; Karen Diekmeyer; Robert DiRocco and Jerry Winters; Farmington Circle K; Richard and Diane Freggiaro; Roger Gray; Teresa Hansen; Ising’s Culligan Water; Jonathan and Michelle Kaplan; Douglas E. Keehr; Angela Leonardo; J.S. and H.S. Levinson; Elizabeth Lopez; Greg Lozaga; Marin Cyclists Club; McDonald’s of San Joaquin County; San Joaquin Delta College Culinary Arts Program; Sandy Menefee; Sean and Kelly Menefee; Peg Miller; Donald Nevis; Performance Bicycle Shop #55; Quackcyclists; David Radmore; Road ID; Aurelio Rodriguez, Sr.; Aaron Schuster; Jayna Rogers; Mary Silva; Amarpreet Singh; Stockton Bicycle Club; Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club; Ron Valverde and Maria Winget; Mark VanDunk; Tommy Windle; Xe Dap Viet Cycling Club.

And, we gratefully acknowledge the amazingly awesome folks who’ve supported Pedaling Paths to Independence each year since its 2009 inaugural:

DeVinci’s Corporation; Farmington Fire District; Keystone Lodge No. 161, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California; Stockton Bicycle Club; Doug Beisner; Farmington Circle K; Richard and Diane Freggiaro; Roger Gray; McDonald’s of San Joaquin County; Performance Bicycle Shop #55; Bill Reynolds; Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club; Ron Valverde; Mark VanDunk; Maria Winget. Thank you does not begin to express our appreciation for the unconditional support every year.

Did you notice Pedaling Paths to Independence has its very own web page complete with domain name? A ginormous thank you goes to Sean Menefee for creating the page, donating the domain, setting up online registration, and handling everything technical. Thank you, Sean!

Pedaling Paths to Independence raised almost $23,000.00 in 2016 thanks to financial and in-kind sponsors, riders, and volunteers. The Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s board of directors, staff, and clients extend ineffable gratitude to everyone who makes the event happen! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Questions? Call Joni at (209) 298-1372 or send an e-mail to pedalingpaths@comcast.net.

We hope to see you on February 25, 2017. As always, we’ve requested fabulous weather!!!

2017 Pedaling Paths to Independence

 
Routes: 25, 62 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: B - Gently rolling terrain with one or two short hills
Entry Limit: 500
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Riders check-in will open at 8:30 a.m. Riders may start any time between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. The course will close at 3:00 p.m., food service will end at 3:30 p.m.

Costs

$40 for quarter century, $45.00 for metric century online at http://www.pedalingpaths.com by February 20, 2017; or, mail entry by February 11, 2017. Add $5.00 day of the event.

What's Included?

Entry fee includes pre-ride technical support by Performance Bicycle Shop #55;

maps and route sheets
SAG support
radio communications thanks to the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club

fully stocked rest stops with those renowned brownies prepared by the students of the San Joaquin Delta College Culinary Arts Program
apple slices provided by McDonald's of San Joaquin County
Gatorade from Farmington Circle K
precious water from Ising's Culligan Water
post ride meal catered by DeVinci's Delicatessen and Catering
entertainment courtesy of Creative Sounds DJ and Sound Services at the finish..

Packet Pickups

Rider check-in will open at DeVinci's Delicatessen and Catering, 18847 East Front Street, Linden, CA at 8:30 a.m. Riders may start any time between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. All riders must be on the road by 10:00 a.m.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Registration/Entry On the Day
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: DeVincis Delicatessen and Catering, 18847 East Front Street, Linden, California 95236
 
 
 
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Feb 25 2017 - EVENT: Pedaling Paths to Independence