Cycling Classics

Coyote Creek ride returns in October

LOCAL FAVORITE The Coyote Creek Cycling Classic offers a number of rides along the Coyote Creek Trail. Photo: Curt Hentschke

Hello, October. September recently showed us that we can go from century-topping heat to pouring rain in a matter of a few days. What do you have in store for us? Whatever you dish out, we’ll be out there cycling! (Note: Be sure to take the family out for a ride to check out the Halloween decorations.)

Longtime readers know how much I adore the Coyote Creek Cycling Classic, which returns Oct. 12. The CCCC is the perfect event to get your pedaling progeny pumped about bicycling events:

• Very doable rides! CCCC offers 10-, 25- and 50-mile options.

• Very safe routes! The 10- and 25-mile options travel the beautiful (and mostly flat) Coyote Creek Trail.

• Very rewarding! Face it, who doesn’t love a post-ride meal and shwag like shirts and patches? Think of the pride felt when walking into work or the classroom, rocking that CCCC T-shirt!

One week later, on Oct. 19, another area favorite returns: the Discovery Classic, this year staging out of Paicines. This year’s two choices are a challenging 100K Gravel Grinder ride and a lovely 40-mile Vineyard Tour, which promises cyclists “some of California’s most scenic landscapes on a fully supported event.” Riders will also feel rewarded that a portion of the Discovery Classic proceeds go to benefit San Benito County youths. 

Save the Dates

Oct. 12: Coyote Creek Cycling Classic, Morgan Hill—

Oct. 12: Wine & Roses Ride, Templeton—

Oct. 13: Biketoberfest, Fairfax—

Oct. 13: Mount Diablo Challenge, Danville—

Oct. 19: Discovery Classic Bike Event, Hollister—

Oct. 26: Wheels for Meals Ride, Pleasanton—

Nov. 3: Cycle of Hope,Palo Alto—

Nov. 3: Giro D’Vino, Acampo—

Curt “Cycle Guy” Hentschke has pedaled more than 60,000 miles of South Valley and San Benito County trails. Send your cycle celebrations to [email protected] Check for last minute changes before attending.

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