Tour de Peninsula 2010 Family Bike Ride

"A Bay Area cycling classic, the Tour de Peninsula recreational bike ride and family social gathering has been a highlight of the Bay Area cycling calendar for nearly 20 years, and is the largest urban-based organized bicycle ride in the Bay Area. The ‘Dirty Shirt’ ride is back, this time at a great location nudged a few yards to the south from ’09. There are a variety of bicycle routes to suit every type of cyclist, and full day of family outdoor activities.

The Tour de Peninsula offers four fully-supported route options on beautiful courses, with built in shortcuts, designed to suit everyone from young children and first time riders to serious cyclists. The rides – Kids, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced – will take riders on popular Peninsula bike routes that visit numerous San Mateo County Parks, with breaks at rest stops and scenic sites along the way. Route options include:

Kids/Family Route – 1-3 miles on bike trail in Coyote Point Park

Short Route for beginner to intermediate cyclists – 20 miles

Long Route for intermediate to experienced cyclists – 31 miles

Metric Century for advanced cyclists – 63 miles, or take the Simon Says shortcut to make it 50 miles.

Ride Schedule

6:00 – 8 a.m.: Event Day registration at the Eucalyptus Picnic Area
7:00 a.m.: 100k/50 mile rides begin
8:00 a.m.: 31/20 mile rides begin
10:00 a.m. onwards: Fun and festivities in the park
12 noon: Kids/family rides in the park

Proceeds benefit the San Mateo County Parks Foundation and Bicycle Sunday – car-free biking on Canada Road for more than 60,000 cyclists annually. Registration is now open at www.supportparks.org/tdp."

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