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Pedaling Paths to Independence
│ FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017 │
“I used to work in a bank when I was younger and to me it doesn’t matter whether it’s raining or the sun is shining or whatever: as long as I’m riding a bike I know I’m the luckiest person in the world.”
- Mark Cavendish
Pedaling Paths to Independence 2017
Event Registration Now Open
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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, Bike Friday, fixed gear, cruiser, high wheel, hybrid, unicycle–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 and Community Center for the Blind moved to a smaller facility sans big kitchen in September, 2016; however, the San Joaquin Delta College Culinary Arts Program graciously agreed to bake brownies!!! 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 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 through February 21st, 2017 below. 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!
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 (Premier Sponsor); Robert DiRocco and Jerry Winters (Cat 1 Sponsor); Stockton Bicycle Club (Cat 1 Sponsor); Delta Velo Cycling/Michael David Cycling Team (Cat 2 Sponsor); Merritt West LLC (Cat 2 Sponsor); Mutual of America Life Insurance Company (Cat 2 Sponsor); Marin Cyclists Road Club (Cat 3 Sponsor); Raphael Hardwood Flooring Inc. (Cat 3 Sponsor); Pita Banda; Bill Becker; Matthew Beckwith; Doug Beisner; Rachel Chen; Eric and Susie Coupe; Creative Sounds DJ and Sound Services; Karen Diekmeyer; Michael and BJ Driscoll; Farmington Circle K; Richard and Diane Freggiaro; Roger Gray; Andrew Grutman and Anita Herman; Bobbie Hamilton; Byron Ho; Ising’s Culligan Water; Jonathan and Michelle Kaplan; Douglas E. Keehr; Karen Kite; Jack Klebanoff; Angela Leonardo; J.S. and H.S. Levinson; Elizabeth Lopez; Greg Lozaga; McDonald’s of San Joaquin County; Caitlin McFall; Sandi Menefee; Sean and Kelly Menefee; Meyers Fashion Optical; Peg Miller; Grace Naylor; Donald Nevis; Performance Bicycle Shop #55; Quackcyclists; David Radmore; Bill Reynolds; Road ID; Aurelio Rodriguez, Sr.; Jayna Rogers; Crystal Rosene; Safeway Store #1769; Safeway Store #2707; San Joaquin Delta College Culinary Arts Program; Sharan Sohal; Aaron Schuster; Mary Silva; Amarpreet Singh; Kalyn Stockman; Stockton Bicycle Club; Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club; Ron Valverde and Maria Winget; Mark VanDunk; Ariana Whitmarsh; 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.
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 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 email@example.com.
We hope to see you on February 25, 2017. As always, we’ve requested fabulous weather!!!
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65 Mile Ride
25 Mile Ride
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De Vinci's Delicatessen & Catering Linden
18847 E. Front Street
Linden, CA 95246 - MAP IT