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6th Annual Folsom Powerhouse Century
Sat, Apr 26, 2014
About This Activity
The Sixth Annual Folsom Powerhouse Century Ride hosted by the US Cycle Tour Club is on the calendar for Saturday, April 26th 2014. This event benefits the National Parkinson Foundation and offers cycling enthusiasts of all levels of interest to join in a fun, worthwhile cause. Parkinson’s is an incurable disease that inflicts on average, 1 in 100 people by age 60. The event founder and president of the US Cycle Tour Club, Mike Ambrozewicz, lost his father to Parkinson’s and has chosen the National Parkinson Foundation as the beneficiary of this event. A few years ago when Mike was looking to purchase a bike and thinking about creating this event, he visited Bicycles Plus in Folsom and spoke to owner, John Crews. John, who also has Parkinson’s, offered to support Mike’s vision of the Folsom Powerhouse Century and has been the key event sponsor since its beginning. Mike has often said, “The moment I met John I knew that this event was a must and many lives would be enriched because of the support and knowledge that an event like this would bring.”
The ride is coming up fast! Please note our start times: 100 Mile Starts at 6:30AM at Bicycles Plus 62 Starts at 6:45AM at Bicycles Plus 30 Starts at 8:45AM at Bicycles Plus
*You may pick up your packets and register at Bicycles Plus Friday April 25th from 6:30 to 7:30PM.
Event schedule and times
On Saturday, the ride beginsand ends at Bicycles Plus located at 705 Gold Lake Drive, #320, Folsom, CA 95630. Cyclists can choose a 30, 62 or 100 mile route which will travel through the New Castle countryside to the Loomis basin, into the Gold Rush countryside and onto the breathtaking views of the snowcap Sierra mountain range. -------Following the ride, participants are invited to a lunch and reception at the Historic Folsom Powerhouse State Park, which houses one of the oldest hydroelectric facilities in the world and provided electricity throughout Sacramento from 1895 to 1952.
Rest Stops -------Rest Stops will be set up approximately every 20 miles. Riders will have an opportunity to refuel before continuing to wind up through the California gold country. The lunch area will be in a beautiful park setting that includes a pond, grassy area, shade trees and beautiful spring flowers. The lunch will energize riders as they continue to the finish line.
Safety & Rules of the Road -------Remember… this is a ride, there are no winners or losers! Side on the area of caution when in a pack and when traveling down grades. Bicyclists must obey all California Vehicle code laws, including all stop signs and signals. It is vitally important that each rider has their bike in proper working order, this mechanical responsibility is up to rider to monitor. Here is a check list of items to consider: -ANSI/Snell approved helmets must be worn at all times during the ride -All riders must carry a driver’s license or other form of ID with emergency information Riders must carry: 1-Spare Tube, Patch Kit, Pump, Tire Irons, Tools and Water Bottles
SAG - Mechanical Support -------SAG- Mechanical Support will be provided to help with minor mechanical problems or questions about the route. This group of volunteers will be connected by radio and will be roaming the course throughout the event.