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Event Type: Rides | Ride
Registration closes: May 02 2012, 11:00 pm (Eastern)
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THE RIDEThe Stockton Bicycle Club invites you to the 35th Delta Century: Cycle de Mayo on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Bucolic Jessie's Grove Winery, 1973 West Turner Road, Lodi, again will host the event that traverses the rural Delta roads of the San Joaquin Valley. Flat quarter, metric and full century routes cover scenic vineyard, farm, and Delta roads-and a ferry ride across Steamboat Slough (metric and full centuries only)-with rewarding rest stops along the way. You'll commemorate your Delta Century ride on the beautiful grounds of Jessie's Grove Winery with a delicious post ride meal catered by De Vinci's Delicatessen and Catering-Lodi and entertainment by Creative Sounds DJ and Sound Services. The Bicycle Cafe-Lodi, California will offer pre-ride technical support; the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club will provide radio communications. Miles John Natural Light Photography will capture images of the event and GIC Graphic Wear will customize t-shirts, all of which will be available for purchase. And, Jessie's Grove Winery will offer a 20 percent discount on wine purchased at the event!
RIDE SPECIFICSThe Delta Century is limited to 600 riders. Riders younger than 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult registered for the ride. Each rider must sign a waiver at the event. Each rider also must wear an ANSI or US CPSC approved helmet. No helmet, no ride.
Riders must ride single file and obey all traffic laws. Earphones, headphones, ear buds and similar devices are prohibited. Each rider should carry a minimum of a spare tube, patch kit, bike pump or cartridge, cell phone, money, identification, water bottle.
Rider check-in will open at 6:00 a.m. for the full century, 7:00 a.m. for the metric century, and 8:00 a.m. for the quarter century. All riders must be on the course by 9:00 a.m.The course will close at 4:30 p.m.; the post ride meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Proceeds from the Delta Century benefit local charities. Riders, sponsors and volunteers helped the Stockton Bicycle Club donate $10,000.00 to the following organizations in 2012: Animal Friends Connection; Blessings In A Backpack; Bring Me A Book of San Joaquin County; Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America; Emergency Food Bank; First Baptist Church of Wallace; Galt Assisted Learning and Enrichment Program; Hope Ministries; Horizon Church Mission 360 (M360) Ride; Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial Community Center; Lodi House; Mokelumne High School P.T.A.; RSBIKELAB-Rocket Sports Junior Development; Saint Mary's Interfaith Dining Hall; San Joaquin Delta College Psychology Club; Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club.
Ineffable gratitude goes to those who help make the Delta Century happen:Jessie's Grove Winery, The Bicycle Cafe-Lodi, California, New Hope School District, Old Sugar Mill/Carvalho Family Wines, Performance Bicycle Shop #55, River Delta Unified School District, Road ID, Sacramento County Regional Parks, Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club, Vellum Cycles.
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