May 4, 2014 TAM FONDO
Today Bear finalized the route for our Bear Tam Fondo on May 4, 2014. The event will be hosted by our friends at Proof Lab Station. http://www.prooflab.com The route is 73 miles and features 4980 feet of climbing on and around Mountain Tamalpais. The Bear Development Team will be riding alongside pros Ben Jacques-Maynes and Ted King.
The ride meets at 9:00 AM. CHP Moto Escort rolls from Proof Lab Station parking lot at 9:30 AM. Gourmet coffee will be available from the new Equator Coffees and Teas at Proof Lab Station. http://www.equatorcoffees.com/find/equator-coffee-bar/location/proof-lab-surf-shop
An authentic taco lunch will be served at Proof Lab Station after the ride. Picnic tables will be set up for riders to kick back and enjoy the afternoon together.
The route is a climber’s delight, featuring some of the very best road riding Mountain Tamalpais has to offer. CHP escorts will lead riders up over Shoreline Highway before opening things up for a scenic descent down to the coast. Riders will then head north up the coast through quaint Stinson, CA before turning right and pace lining around Nicasio Reservoir. Pace lines will definitely come back together on Sir Francis Drake Blvd heading into Fairfax. In Fairfax, riders will catch the world renown Bolinas Fairfax Blvd for a spin around Alpine Lake and up from Alpine Dam. Ascending up onto Ridgecrest Blvd for panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Stinson Beach, Farallon Islands, San Francisco and jagged coastline from the route affectionately known as the Seven Sisters. At Rock Springs, riders will begin their descent back to Tam Junction for a taco lunch amongst friends at Proof Lab Station.
This is a difficult route for experienced and fit cyclists.
*There will be no parking available at Proof Lab Station. Riders can park on Almonte Blvd behind Mt Tam High School or at the Manzanita Park and Ride located at 15 Shoreline Highway, just underneath the 101.
*Bike racks and parking will be provided by our friends at Marin County Bicycle Coalition at Proof Lab Station before and after the ride.
You can signup for the Bear Tam Fondo here: http://www.beardevteam.com/shop-2/ Credit card payment is accepted on PayPal if you don’t already have a PayPal Account.
We look forward to seeing you May 4th. Thanks for supporting Bear.