Friday, April 18, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Livestrong Challenge cycling event to draw hundreds

16LiveStrongMapWeb

More than 800 bicyclists will fill the streets of Davis and the rural roads of Yolo and Solano counties next weekend as they ride up to 100 miles to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, the Livestrong Challenge activities will be focused on downtown’s Central Park. The riders will leave early Sunday, June 23, to ride 20, 45, 65 or 100 miles, raising money for the fight against cancer.

The Davis challenge is one of only three such events nationwide in 2013. The funds raised through rider pledges and sponsorships are distributed by the Livestrong Foundation for cancer research, prevention, early detection and control programs. Last year, riders in the Davis event raised more than $950,000.

Community members are invited to visit the Livestrong Challenge Village in Central Park to peruse the health-related and event sponsor displays. The village will be open Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., alongside the Davis Farmers Market, which operates from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Riders may pick up their registration packets in the park.

The booths also will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23. A free bicycle rodeo will be available for kids as well as the popular bicycle-powered Central Park carousel. Once they finish their bicycle ride, Livestrong Challenge riders will be able to enjoy post-race food and refreshments at Central Park. All four of the bicycle course routes will close to riders at 4 p.m.

Livestrong personnel will start raising the familiar white Village Expo tents on Thursday and Friday. B Street between Fourth and Fifth streets will be closed from 8 a.m. Thursday to Monday morning, June 24. Motorists and neighbors can use University Avenue or any of the other streets along the Fifth Street corridor to get downtown.

C Street next to Central Park between Third and Fourth streets will close at 2 p.m. Saturday, immediately following the market to allow for the construction of the start and finish zone, a city news release said. C Street will reopen by 8 p.m. Sunday. Parking for Sunday services at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St., will be available after riders leave C Street at 7:30 a.m., the release said.

Other road closures and no-parking zones will be in effect around Central Park on Sunday morning.

For a complete list of the dates and times for the Central Park area street closures, visit www.cityofdavis.org and click on the “Livestrong Challenge” information.

On Sunday, June 23, the assembled bicycle riders will begin their rides at 7:30 a.m. by heading south on C Street. They then will travel east through downtown on Second Street, north on F Street to County Road 29, and then west onto Yolo County roads.

Descriptions of the various courses to be ridden and registration information can be found under the “Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis” route and event information at:
https://www.teamlivestrong.org/events/1400. Riders can still sign up and registrations will be available online and in person at Central Park up until June 23.

Rest stops along the cycling routes will be staffed by local volunteers and community groups. The Challenge is not considered a race and Livestrong bicycle riders are instructed to use regular “rules of the road” while they safely complete their distance course.

At the finish line in Davis, each cancer survivor who finishes will receive a yellow long-stemmed rose. Community members are invited to cheer the riders as they leave Davis on Sunday morning and as they return to Central Park.

Other Livestrong Challenge bicycle rides will take place this year in Philadelphia on Aug. 17 and in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 20. For more information about the Davis event, visit www.cityofdavis.org or call the city manager’s office at 530-757-5602.

Special to The Enterprise

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    Chuck Rairdan joins school board race

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1, 3 Comments

    Going green at church, school, everywhere

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Former caretaker convicted of murder, elder abuse

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1, 4 Comments | Gallery

    Old friend helps Brad and others find kidneys

    By Dave Jones | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

     
    Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2, 7 Comments

     
    For the record

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

    UCD to host Global Health Day event

    By Cory Golden | From Page: A2

     
    ‘Hitchhiking’ dog looking for new home

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Need a new best friend?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Online K-12 school holds info night

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Volkssporting Club plans North Davis walks

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Schwenger lawn signs available

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

    Volunteers needed for Grad Night

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Davis grad makes rain collection a business

    By Jason McAlister | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    A few spots left on history tour

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Chipotle fundraiser boosts Emerson tech upgrade

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Event to provide nature scholarship

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Students have new options on leasing front

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Groups join for a day of service

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

     
    NAMI backers walk in Sacramento

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Food for the hungry

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10, 1 Comment

    .

    Forum

    Dad makes mom look bad

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

     
    Early help is a great investment

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    More tax money? Answer the question

    By Rich Rifkin | From Page: A6, 4 Comments

     
    UCD IS responsible for students

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6, 4 Comments

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

    In search of great ideas

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

     
    Please keep the nursery open

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    .

    Sports

    Sharks double up Kings in Game 1

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

     
    Aggies lose a slugfest in opener at Riverside

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Fox coming to UCD; Riffle heads to Florida

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

     
    DHS’ Golston goes full-bore on the diamond

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Devils show more life in loss to Mitty

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    DYSA roundup: Intensity has big week; 10U games dominate schedule

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Sports briefs: Aggies set the academic bar high

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8 | Gallery

     
    Pro baseball roundup: Susac sends Sacramento to a rare loss

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    ‘Transcendence’: A whole new level of tedium

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    ‘The Bloom’ paves way for Whole Earth Festival

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    DHS tribute to Tony Fields slated for April 25-26

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    UCD, city team up for Music on the Green

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    .

    Business

    Ford turns its Focus to domestic market

    By Ali Arsham | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, April 18, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: A9

     
    .

    Real Estate Review

    Featured Listing

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER1

    Professional Services Directory

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER2

    Lyon Real Estate

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER3

    Acacia at Huntington Square

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER4

    Jamie Madison

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER4

    Yolo FCU

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER4

    Travis Credit Union

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER5

    Kim Eichorn

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER6

    Suzanne Kimmel

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER6

    Lynne Wegner

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER7

    Kim Merrel Lamb

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER7

    Patricia Echevarria

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER8

    Chris Snow

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER8

    Andrew Dowling

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER9

    Sheryl Patterson

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER9

    Don Guthrie

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER9

    Coldwell Banker

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER10

    Coldwell Banker

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER11

    Heather Barnes

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER12

    Julie Partain & Dick Partain

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER12

    Malek Baroody

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER13

    Karen Waggoner

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER14

    Willowbank Park

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER14

    Team Traverso

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER15

    Julie Leonard

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER15

    Tim Harrison

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER15

    Tracy Harris

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER16

    Lori Prizmich

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER16

    Raul Zamora

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER17

    Joe Kaplan

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER17

    Coldwell Banker

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER18

    Open House Map

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER19

    F1rst Street Real Estate

    By Zack Snow | From Page: RER20