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Bicycle Ride Benefits Food Bank
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The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club is sponsoring the Golden Hills Century ride this Saturday, Oct. 10 beginning at the Odd Fellows Lodge in Knights Ferry.

The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club consists of bicycle riding enthusiasts that promote bicycle advocacy, riding safety, and offer organized rides for its members.

This year, the Food 4 Thought program, coordinated by Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, will be the recipient of ride proceeds. The Food 4 Thought program provides more than 3,700 students at 42 different schools with approximately 16 pounds of food twice a month.

Additionally, Second Harvest provides meals to over 35,000 local individuals each month. They partner with over 200 non-profit agencies, community centers, and schools distributing approximately one million pounds of food each month.

Participants from all over the western United States will participate in this event which features rides of 30 miles – on a flat route through orchards and vineyards; 100k – over country roads of Stanislaus County heading east to the historic Gold Rush town of La Grange; and 104 miles – from the valley into the foothills taking on the challenging Marshes Flat Road, a favorite from the previous Cheese and Wine Century Rides.

Non-riders can participate in the event by purchasing tickets for the barbecue, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Individuals can register to ride or purchase barbecue tickets on the day of the ride.