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Pedaling Paths to Independence

February 22 2025
Linden, California, USA
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Distances: 25, 62 miles
Difficulty: Gently rolling terrain with one or two short hills
Limited to: 500 Participants

The Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club invites you to the 15th Pedaling Paths to Independence to benefit Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Saturday, February 24, 2024. 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 1,400 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 ($55.00 for the metric century, $45.00 for the quarter century) include pastoral scenery, maps and route sheets, pre-ride technical support by Alton Stevens, radio communications provided by the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club, and fully stocked rest stops. Of course, riders and guests will end the day with a scrumptious post ride meal catered by DeVinci’s Delicatessen and Catering–Linden.

Register online at through February 22, 2024. Or, download a registration form from and mail your entry by February 15, 2024. Fees increase $10.00 on the day of the event. 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 on

We extend our gratitude to the awesome folks who’ve already stepped to the plate to support the 2024 event: DeVinci’s Corporation; Farmington Fire District; Calaveras Lodge No. 8, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California; Stockton East Water District; Comcast; Holy Cross Catholic Church; FLIP Office Furnishings; RouteArrows; Alton Stevens; Doug Beisner; Douglas E. Keehr; Sean Menefee.

Pedaling Paths to Independence raised $9,100.00 in 2023 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 Joyce at (209) 400-5421 or send an e-mail to

We hope to see you on February 24, 2024. As always, we’ve requested fabulous weather!!!

Pedaling Paths to Independence

Start Located At: DeVincis Delicatessen and Catering, 18847 East Front Street, Linden, California 95236
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8:30 a.m.--Rider check-in opens

10:00 a.m.--Rider check-in closes

11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.--Post ride meal service

Registration Fees

$55.00 for metric century

$45.00 for quarter century


Entry fee includes pre-ride technical support by Alton Stevens, maps and route sheets courtesy of RouteArrows, Support and Gear (SAG), radio communications, fully stocked rest stops, post ride meal catered by DeVinci's Delicatessen and Catering

Packet Pickups

Rider check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. All riders must be on the road by 10:00 a.m.

Registration 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
Downloadable GPS files
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Aid Stations: 3