An Adventure Bike RIDE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
October 20, 2018
the Hammer Road Rally
In support of the Edward O. Lund Foundation for aspiring Fresno State University art students. The Hammer Road Rally is a serious ride celebrating the love of adventure on two wheels.
This ride is perfect for your adventure road bike with 25c or larger tires. If you're opting for the gravel options, most road cyclists will be comfortable on 28c tires, and are recommended. But if you're not comfortable with gravel descents on a road bike, you might even want to throw on some tires with a minimal amount of tread. To each his or her own. Please inquire if this doesn't answer it for you!
Schedule of events
3:00 - 6:00 pm: Packet pickup and same-day registration at Steven's Bicycles in Clovis, CA
6:30 - 8:00 am: Packet pickup and same-day registration at Start/Finish (Meadow Campground - Millerton Lake, CA)
8:00 am: Mass start
11:00 am: Music & Food Festival opens
4:00 pm: Award Ceremony
The start/finish is on the northern shore of Millerton Lake. We chose this location because it means the last leg of your ride will be quiet, and absent of heavy vehicle traffic. Just don't bliss-out too much on the way back to the barn. It's windy!
The Convention and Visitors Bureau of Fresno/Clovis has coordinated three hotel options with discounted rates for you to choose from.
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Fresno 327 E. Fir Ave. Fresno, CA 93720
Holiday Inn Express- Riverpark 7115 N. Howard St Fresno, CA 93720
Comfort Suites, Fresno River Park 102 E. Herndon Ave. Fresno, CA 93720
LAKESIDE CAMP SITES AVAILABLE! Reservable campsites are available right at the start/finish line at Millerton Lake, complete with running water, flushing toilets and nice flat camping and picnic areas.
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The easy route is accessible to participants that might consider the longer options too challenging for their current fitness level, or perhaps just want to ride a shorter distance. There's an optional gravel segment if you want to add another 7 miles and 1,000' to your ride.🚴🏻 26 or 33 Moderate Miles
⛰1,700' or 2,700' of Gain
NO TIMED SEGMENTS
🍉 1 Aid Station
The road route is designed to bring you around some beautiful, relatively lightly traveled roads while keeping the elevation and length manageable. There's an optional gravel segment if you want to add another 7 miles and 1,000' to your ride.🚴🏻 69 or 76 Moderate-Hard Miles
⛰ 5,800' or 6,900' of Gain
⏱ 1 or 2 Timed Segments
🍉 3 Aid Stations
The "Hammer" route this year is going to run as scheduled! This year's route brings you along the beautiful waters of California's Redinger Lake, the EXACT center of the State of California, and beautiful Bass Lake.🚴🏻 102 Strenuous Miles
⛰ 9,600' of Gain
⏱ 3 Timed Segments
🍉 4 Aid Stations
Register to ride
ROAD RALLY FORMAT
Our "Road Rally" format introduces the perfect mix of competition and camaraderie. We score specific "segments" through a single day. That means you can ride for hours but only race for short periods of time where it's fun and challenging. The best cumulative times across all segments for the day are deemed the winners. Individual and combined segments are awarded.
Climb to Prather
9:45am Deadline to complete segment
CLIMB TO REDINGER
(Hammer route only)
STEEP ROAD CLIMB
11:30Am Deadline to complete segment
TECHNICAL, UNDULATING DIRT & GRAVEL
3:00pm Deadline to complete segment
How it works.
There will be awards given to the top 3 in varying age and gender categories. As many as 18 awards will be given out for cumulative overall times. Your times on each segment will be added together and ranked amongst your age/gender category.
Each podium place will receive a custom Hammer Road Rally medal and additional prizes for their efforts.
This is a RULES OF THE ROAD event. You are required to obey all traffic laws and follow direction from all traffic enforcement staff.
Timed segments will require that you make certain time cuts in order for your times to be recorded and valid in the final results.
Getting access to on-course support infrastructure such as aid stations and marshals requires that you maintain at least an 11mph average speed. At some point we have to pull in the resources, and we estimate that all riders participating in the longest route should be able to achieve this. Shorter routes can be completed at slower speeds and still have support.
REGISTER for Hammer Road Rally
Jerseys: $80 | Bibs: $100
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