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Mendocino Monster Century Bicycle Ride

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Calling all Bicycle Riders. You won’t want to miss the upcoming Monster Bike Ride on Sunday, June 10. 2012, with these two monster rides. There will be the Hairy Monster Ride and the Scary Monster Ride. Both rides start in Ukiah at the Mendocino College.

There will be a full century and a metric century in a fully supported premium ride through some of the USA’s finest cycling country. You will enjoy quiet country roads, and very challenging ridge top climbs with picturistic panoramas of Mendocino County. You will travel through beautiful redwood groves and pastoral farmlands. There will be two fully supported routes. Both are different routes with some difficult climbing and some technical descents.

The Scary Monster ride is a 100 miles long and will include 9,200 feet of climbing and  leaves Mendocino College and will head west over Orr Springs Road with a very big climb, and then will drop down into the redwoods into the small town of Comptche. From there you will ride all the way to the coast and then back before climbing the back side of Orr Springs to where you started at the Mendocino College in Ukiah. This the century ride.

The Hairy Monster takes you through the same course, leading to Comptche and then turns around to hit the back side of Orr Springs with  6,900 feet of climbing on this route, and is actually over 61 miles.

They will provide conveniently located rest stops with lots of great food and drink. All rest stops will have rest room facilities. The will also have well organized SAG support, which will be available to help you if you are too tired to finish or need mechanical help.

The registration fee for both rides includes a great BBQ meal at the end of the ride with a vegetarian option. For friends and relatives of riders, extra meals can be purchased at the time of registration. The cost of both rides are $75 , which includes the rest stops, food and drink, SAG support, goodie bag, and also an event t-shirt..

This is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Ukiah. They will use the proceeds for local scholarships for students, repairing park playground equipment, creating local parks, and contributions to the world wide effort to eliminate polio and developing water projects in India and more worthy projects not listed here.

Please click registration to enter this great event.

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