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The Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Club
proudly presents
The 42nd Cinderella Classic ® & Challenge
Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Starting location changed to Las Positas College in Livermore!

The Cinderella Registration button below is for VS Member Classic/Challenge only. 
VS Members who wish to register for Cinderella Short route should use the regular registration button above.

VS Members Register Here

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Cinderella Classic Route
This unique bicycle tour for women of all ages and abilities winds through Amador, Livermore, Diablo, and San Ramon Valleys. The Classic route is a metric century (65 miles/105k) and is mostly flat with a few moderate hills. From the new start at Las Positas College in Livermore, the ride goes north on Collier Canyon Rd. and then along the base of beautiful Mt. Diablo to Danville before circling south through Pleasanton, out through the vineyards of Livermore, then north of Livermore, where it turns south and back to the Las Positas College.

Charming Princes will be at three rest/food stops along the way, with a cold lunch at the second stop. 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 or better yet, have him volunteer, and enjoy a special day!  

Cinderella Short Route
The new Cinderella Short route is a relatively flat 25 mile/40k route that starts at Las Positas College in Livermore.  It will wind through Livermore and out to Greenville Road.  At this point it joins up with the Classic route which continues north of Livermore on May School Rd., Manning, and Collier Canyon Rd before returning to Las Positas College.  There is one rest/refreshment stop in the northern part of Livermore.  

Cinderella Challenge Route
The Challenge route is for experienced and extra-conditioned riders only. It includes an additional 20 miles and almost 2,000 feet of climbing. At mile 47 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 and Altamont Pass after which you rejoin the Classic route 8 miles before the rest 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 on Altamont Pass. 

Entry to the Cinderella Challenge route will close at 1:30 pm!


WOMEN and GIRLS ONLY! - No male riders allowed on the course

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018 
(rain or shine, no make-up day, no refunds!)

Where: Las Positas College - Livermore, CA
From I-680: traveling North or South take I-580 east toward Livermore.  Exit at Isabel Ave. and head north.  Cross Portola Ave. onto Campus Hill Drive which ends at Las Positas College.  Follow Signs. Park as directed.
From I-580: traveling East or West, exit at Isabel Ave. and head north.  Cross Portola Ave. onto Campus Hill Drive which ends at Las Positas College.  Follow Signs. Park as directed.
Cost: $65 - Classic/Challenge advanced registration 
$75 Day of Registration
Payment by cash, credit card, check, or Apple Pay.
Includes parking, Cinderella patch, rest stops and lunch along the way, SAG support, plus post ride catered food and vendor Expo.
Beer and Starbucks coffee selection will be available for purchase at the end. A route map and Cinderella wrist band will be provided.  The Cinderella is rain or shine. No refunds, no makeup ride.

Cost: $35 - Short advanced registration
$40 Day of Registration. 
Payment by cash, credit card, check, or Apple Pay.
Includes parking, Cinderella patch, 1 rest/refreshment stop, SAG support, plus post ride catered food and vendor Expo.
Beer and Starbucks coffee selection will be available for purchase at the end. A route sheet and Cinderella wrist band will be provided.  The Cinderella is rain or shine. No refunds, no makeup ride.

LIMITED TO 2,500 RIDERS! 
Advanced Registration closes April 7th or 
when the rider limit is reached.

On April 10th all registered riders will receive a Cinderella Confirmation e-mail and a link to your Release/Waiver form. 

Print and bring the Confirmation e-mail, a completed Release/Waiver form AND a legal picture ID to rider check-in on April 14th where you will receive your Cinderella wrist band and route sheet

If you forget to bring your Release/Waiver form or proper ID, your ride start may be delayed.

Time: Gates open at 6:00 a.m. Rider check-in is open between 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. COURSE OPENS AT 7am. PLEASE DO NOT START BEFORE 7am, NO ROUTE SUPPORT BEFORE 7am.  ALL RIDERS MUST BE ON THE COURSE BY 9:00 a.m. Cinderella is NOT a Race. Course closes at 5:00 p.m. If you are still on the course, you will be SAG'd to the finish.

Support: There will be SAG support patrolling the route if you need assistance. Rest stops will have fruit, drinks and snacks, plus a cold lunch will be served at mid-point. Catered food is served at the end of the ride.  

Family/Friends: Your spouse, family and friends are welcome to meet you at the finish and all are invited to The Cinderella Expo where bicycle manufacturers, clothing suppliers and women’s organizations will have booths.

Shadow Puppet beers, Rosenblum wines, and Starbucks coffee drinks will be available for purchase at the end. 
Family and friends guest food tickets are $8.00 per person.

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" Do not pass riders on the right.
  • Riders should carry an extra tube, patch kit, tools, and Identification.
The Cinderella Classic, Challenge and Short rides are 65/85/25-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.

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/Challenge/Short 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 to our Cinderella Classic Team at cinderellaclassic@valleyspokesmen.org

Contact Prince Charming (Jim) cinderellaclassic@valleyspokesmen.org , 925-209-1369.  Contact via e-mail is preferred.

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