Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Livestrong Challenge cycling event to draw hundreds

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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.

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