Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Club


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The Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Club
proudly presents
The 39th Cinderella Classic & Challenge
Saturday, April 18th, 2015


2014 Cinderella Photos are HERE

Cinderella Classic Route
This unique bicycle tour for women of all ages and abilities winds through Amador, Livermore, Diablo, and San Ramon Valleys. This metric century (100k/65 miles) is mostly flat with a few moderate hills. From the start at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, the ride circles south through Pleasanton, out through the vineyards of Livermore, then north and along the base of beautiful Mt. Diablo to Danville, where it turns south and winds back to the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Charming Princes will be at three rest/food stops along the way, with a cold lunch at the second. Our SAG service patrols the entire route to provide rider assistance if required. A Cinderella Classic ride patch is awarded to every rider. Leave your Prince Charming at home and enjoy a special day!

The Cinderella Classic & Challenge is a 65/95-mile recreational bicycle ride (not a race) for women & girls only. Males do not ride Cinderella they do the organization, support, rest stops and SAGs for the Cinderellas.
 
The Cinderella Challenge
The Challenge route is for experienced and extra-conditioned riders only. It includes an additional 23 miles and almost 2,000 feet of climbing. At mile 25 you turn east and climb Patterson Pass, then enjoy a six-mile steep rapid descent into the valley. Making a loop, you return via Midway, Altamont Pass, Carroll, North Flynn and the great descent of South Flynn, after which you rejoin the Classic route ten miles before the lunch stop. Riders will be monitored onto the route and given a Challenge route sheet. There will be a water/refreshment/Challenge award stop at Midway and Grant Line.
Entry to the Cinderella Challenge route turn off
will close at 10:30 am!

Registration

Limited to 2,500 Riders!

$48.00 Advanced Registration Only!
No Wait List
No "Day Of" Registration
Registration will close when rider limit is reached!

On-line registration opens Wednesday,
February 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Green Confirmation Cards will be mailed out March 24, 2014. Bring the Green Confirmation card along with your legal photo ID to rider check-in the morning of the ride.

The Cinderella Classic and Challenge will start and end at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA

IMPORTANT !!!
You must show a legal photo ID at rider check-in to receive your route map & wrist band. If you forget your photo ID at check-in your ride start may be delayed.


Fee includes registration, parking, route map, rider number, wrist band, Cinderella patch, rest stop food, lunch, SAG support, after ride food & hot soup, and vendor expo.

The ride is held rain or shine. No make-up ride. No refunds.

Your spouse, family, and friends are welcome to meet you at the ride finish and all are invited to the Cinderella Expo where women-oriented bicycle manufacturers, clothing suppliers, and women’s organizations will have booths. Enter through Gate 12, off Valley Avenue and proceed to Cinderella Parking on the left.

Gates open at 5:45 a.m. and check-in is between 7:00 and 9:00 am. Riders may enter the course and begin the ride as soon as they check in. The Cinderella Classic is not a race take your time and enjoy the trip. The course closes at 5:00 p.m. If you are still on the course, you will be SAG'd to the finish.
 
 
Important Reminders
Ride safely and obey the rules of the road

Bicycles are under the same rules
of the road as motor vehicles.
  • Be safe, be courteous... This is a ride, not a race.
  • Helmets are required.
  • No headphones, ear buds, or other listening devices.
  • Police Departments in all towns and cities along the route and the Highway Patrol are aware of this ride. They will be patrolling the route for your safety and looking for traffic violations.
  • Obey all "Rules of the Road' as printed in the California Vehicle Code. A bicycle is a vehicle and subject to vehicle law.
  • Obey all signal lights and stop signs.
  • Share the road with cars and leave their share clear for safe driving.
  • Ride close to the right edge of the road.
  • Ride single file, particularly when traffic is present.
  • Signal your turns and point out hazards to other cyclists.
  • Pass other cyclists on the left only and call out "passing left"
  • Riders should carry an extra tube, patch kit, tools, and Identification.

Prepare your bike! Please check your bike, or ask your local bike shop to give it a once-over before you arrive. You want to make certain that all components (brakes, tires, wheels, derailleur, etc.) are ready for this ride. The Valley Spokesmen will not inspect your bicycle and are not responsible for its condition. There will be at least one local bike shop on hand to assist you with any minor mechanical problems you might encounter.

A Cinderella Classic route sheet will be provided, and the road will be marked where possible with pink arrows.


Cinderella in Jeopardy

It is becoming increasingly difficult to get permission from counties, cities and towns to stage The Cinderella Classic/Challenge. Why? Increased traffic, development and complaints of Cinderella riders not obeying traffic laws and abusing the privilege of sharing the road by riding 2 and 3 abreast in the traffic lanes. Monitor your Cinderella riders for safety, and help keep us on the road.

  
Ride-a-Longs Jeopardize Cinderella
Our rider numbers are limited by the police departments and cities we ride through. Your rider number number is their requirement and is monitored by them. If you are not registered, please do not ride the Cinderella route. Don't be the one to cause the termination of this ride. Thanks for your cooperation.

Additional information

For additional information or to find expert answers to all your questions, send an e-mail to our Cinderella Classic Team at cinderellaclassic@valleyspokesmen.org, or call club founding members Bob and Bonnie Powers at 925-828-5299, or our Prince Charming, Jim at 925-209-1369.