06 April 2013

Clovis Big Hat Century - 6 April 2013

Saturday was the first annual Clovis Big Hat Century, a Fresno Cycling Club sponsored event held in conjunction with Clovis Big Hat Days.  The ride started at the Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis, Ca.

There were four rides: a Century (100+ miles), a Metric Century (65+ miles), a half Metric (35+ miles), and a Family fun ride (10 miles.)  The event was attended by about 170 riders.

There were 11 SAG vehicles spread out over the course, including 2 motorcycles.

It was a great day for a ride with perfect weather, from 50°-65°, and a light breeze.

A Big Hat Century organizational meeting on 4 April 2013 in a Starbucks parking lot (as Starbucks was packed with nowhere for us to sit).  Attended by Jen Collins (Registration), Mike Quiroz (Fresno Cycling VP), Nancy Sumaya (Fresno Cycling Board Member At Large), Dennis Ball (Fresno Cycling Club President), Rob Mavis (Radio Communications), & Doug Handy (Ride Director)
SAG vehicles at the beginning of the day.
SAG briefing with the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers - SAG drivers: Rodney Lawrence, Kevin Nehring, Nancy Dooley, & Bill Asselin
Riders begin to gather for the mass start.
Radio & communication personnel.
Riders begin to gather for the mass start.
SAG Drivers Doug Wachtell, Kevin Nehring, & Ken Herrington.
Riders begin to gather for the mass start.
Riders begin to gather for the mass start.
Riders begin to gather for the mass start.
Fresno Cycling Club President Dennis Ball prepares to lead the group out.
Route map posted at the Bass Lake Rest Stop.
Bass Lake Rest Stop volunteers.
Cyclists at the Bass Lake Rest Stop.
Riders leave the Spring Valley Elementary School rest stop - Road 200 (Northfork Road) & Road 210, O'Neals, Madera County, Ca.
Nancy Sumaya shows off her Sunnyside Bicycles Jersey.
The last Century rider made it in.
Fresno Cycling Club President Dennis Ball congratulates the last Century rider for a ride well done.
Event Jerseys.
Sponsor banner.
Bikes on the rack await their riders.
Rest Stop & SAG volunteers enjoy a meal at the end of the ride.