Mountain Charlie Ride sign-ups underway
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Apr 03, 2012 | 1024 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Organizers seek riders for the 10th annual Mt. Charlie Challenge Fundraising Bike Ride.

The annual ride has raised more than $200,000 during its nine years to benefit the Scotts Valley Educational Foundation.

This year the ride will take place May 5. There are three options for rides – The 50 kilometer ride starts at 9 a.m. and has modest climbs through Santa Cruz County; the

100-kilometer ride starts at 8 a.m. goes past beautiful wineries and forests up to the summit; while the 100-mile ride starts at 7 a.m. and stretches from the Summit to Elkhorn Slough across scenic and sometimes challenging climbs. This is the first year the 100-mile ride is offered.

Riders can register at for $75 until April 20 when the fee increases to $100.

Riders receive a t-shirt, goodie bag, ride support, staffed rest stops, raffle tickets, weekly training rides preceding the ride, ride-day bike tuning and repair services, and a post-ride barbecue lunch prepared by Scotts Valley Kiwanis, and a music concert in Skypark.

This year a children’s bike ride and other family activities are planned for Skypark during and after the ride.

The Scotts Valley High drumline will perform and Back to Nowhere, the winner of a recent high school battle-of-the-bands, will perform in Skypark.

For information:, or contact Aura Clendenen at 247-4805 or or co-chair Michael Rein at 440-9835 or

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