Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Team Chico "Tunnels" Ride - January 23rd!!

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to let you know that the 4th Annual Team Chico
Tunnels Ride is taking place on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010! Please see
information below and on the attached PDF file too. There will be NO Airport
Criterium that day - I will be driving the SAG vehicle for the Tunnels ride.
This should be a great day of riding, and this particular ride is proving to
be a CLASSIC!! Hope to see you out there!! Apporoximate map of the course
can be found here:

Saturday, January 23rd 2010
9:00 AM One Mile Recreation Area

Tunnels. straight up! Test your winter fitness with this Team Chico favorite
in to the beautiful Feather River Canyon and to the Hwy 70 Tunnels. A
straight out and back heading out Chico-Oro, Durham Pentz, then up Hwy 70
over Yankee Hill and down into the canyon, past Pulga and along the North
Fork Feather to the SECOND set of tunnels. All riders in the lead group will
tough it out for the first KOM sprint by taking the steep detour up Lunt Rd.
near the end of the first climb, then connect back to Hwy 70 and continue
towards the tunnels. Sprint #2 will be at the end of the last, long tunnel.
Water stop another mile up the road, then back out of the canyon, down to
the valley and finish with a final sprint on Chico-Oro just before the bike

Notes: These rides are organized for fun(?) and are open to all who are
willing to try. This is an out and back ride and people can ride at their
own pace and regroup as the leaders are heading back. Come on out and try to
make it to the tunnels!! We will try to have a support vehicle(s) but please
come prepared, ride with a partner and have a plan to get home. Please dress
WARM and bring plenty of food, water and supplies and take responsibility
for yourselves. We will have our friends out there, but there will be
minimal course markings, no road closures, aid stations or coffee stops,
just dogs, squirrels, pickup trucks, and a bunch of bikers on a sweet ride
in the cuts! For more info contact Aren at or (530)