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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/25/2022 09:15 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/25/2022 09:16 PM
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The 2022 Ride & Walk 4 Art Bicycle and Walk Event is March 20, 2022

Valley Springs, CA...The 2022 Ride & Walk 4 Art Bicycle and Walk event is March 20, 2022. Register at Cyclists and walkers will enjoy the rolling green hills and rural roads of West Calaveras County during the Calaveras County Arts Council’s Sixth Annual Ride & Walk 4 Art on March 20, 2022. With three bicycle ride choices—30, 45, and 100 miles—or a 4.5 mile walk along the shores of New Hogan Lake—there’s something for everybody.

This year, organizer Rob Williams, chair of the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition, the organization that helps manage and coordinate the event, has freshened the popular fundraiser that supports the arts in Calaveras County schools. The biggest change is a new starting venue. The new site, the Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial Park in Valley Springs, offers many benefits. “It’s just a better site,” Williams said. “There is parking for over 200 cars. There are indoor bathrooms. And it starts and ends the ride at a safe neighborhood location. No one is crossing any highways to start the ride.”

“I also like supporting the veterans center. It has really nice amenities and it’s a brand new facility.”

Another change has been the addition of a Century Ride, 100 miles of hill climbs, downhill coasting, and heart-thumping views. “On a clear day you can see across the Central Valley, and into the High Sierra,” Williams said.

“But you don’t have to cycle all 100 miles,” he said. Designed to offer cyclists a choice for their fitness level, the Century revolves around the central 45-mile route, with four out-and-back rides along the way; take all four branch rides to make 100 miles, or add the mileage that is just right for you. Williams cautioned that riders should honestly assess their abilities. Some of the hill climbs are intense.

If you get stuck on the ride with a flat tire, or you just run out of air yourself, volunteers with the Calaveras Amateur Radio Association are stationed at key points along the ride to call up a sag wagon. Two local bike shops will provide mechanical assistance along the route: Mountain Pedaler Bicycles from Angels Camp and Bear Valley Bicycles from Arnold.

“We’re really proud of our safety record, and of making sure cyclists feel comfortable on the road,” Williams said, emphasizing that road safety control will be available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day of the event, and the American Legion Ambulance service will be on site.

Williams was pleased to announce that after the last two years of Covid-precautions, all rest stops will be fully stocked, and barbecue will be served at the end of the ride. “I’d like to thank Moke Hill Nuts & Candies for leading off with a donation,” he said. He gave a nod to the volunteers who will be stationed at the rest stops. “They’ll take every health precaution to keep riders safe.”

If cycling isn’t your jam, you can enjoy a sedate walk along the Cameron Trail starting at the New Hogan Lake Over Look near the Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters. Hike as much of the 4.5-mile trail as you wish, then head over at noon to the veterans hall for lunch.

One of the most loved and welcome parts of the event is the chicken-in-a-barrel barbecue at the end of the ride. This year, Cynthia Przybyla will organize and cook the dinner with the help of volunteers Luis and Patty Luna. Thanks to a donation of Calaveras Barrel Blend Spice from the Spice Tin in Murphys, the chicken will be extra tasty.

Past participants say that this event is the best local bike and walk event, with plenty of volunteers, a friendly non-competitive community atmosphere, and the proceeds go to a worthy cause.

Ride & Walk 4 Art Supports Arts in Education
Ride & Walk 4 Art supports the Calaveras County Arts Council’s mission to support arts education in Calaveras public schools. Every year the fundraising event Ride & Walk 4 Art raises between $4000 and $6000.

Ride & Walk 4 Art helps pay for many things: art supplies for classes, visiting artists, school theater projects, art days at elementary schools. But most importantly, this fundraiser provides the resources for schools to help students make sense of their lives as they learn critical real-world skills like creative thinking, resilience, problem solving, and project management. Studies show that children with access to the arts fare better in school and in life.

Just by having fun riding a bike, participants give the gift of art to Calaveras County students. That’s a pretty good time for all.

Contact information:
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For more information:
Rob Williams

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Event occurs on 03/20/2022 from All Day to .

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Posted on: 2022-01-26 05:25:59   By: Anonymous

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Fuk Donald Trump and his brainwashed racist, hate filled, heartless, cruel, ignorant, inbred trolls of the GOP!!

President Biden is the best President in history!! Four More Years of Biden!! Build Back Better!! Let’s Go Joe!

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    Posted on: 2022-01-26 06:20:56   By: Anonymous

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      Posted on: 2022-01-26 07:09:25   By: Anonymous
      Expect John 'Prefontaine' Hamilton will enter the double cheeseburger sprint.

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      Posted on: 2022-01-26 07:31:18   By: Anonymous

      The only bumbling son of a b*tch is you for being so stupid you can’t see how awesome and amazing job our superhero in chief is doing!

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        Posted on: 2022-01-26 08:39:35   By: Anonymous

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          Posted on: 2022-01-26 10:13:55   By: Anonymous

          The comment above 👆 this one was made by a racist, hate filled, heartless, cruel, disgusting, vile, lying, ignorant, inbred troll of the GOP!

          The adults of this nation who aren’t brainwashed by Dumps endless lies can see how awesome and amazing job our superhero in chief is doing!!

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            Posted on: 2022-01-26 10:39:06   By: Anonymous
            ^^The above comment was made by an ignorant Demorat whose dick is as small as his brain! YEE HAW HAW HAW!

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              Posted on: 2022-01-26 14:46:45   By: Anonymous

              The comment above ☝️ this one was made by a GOP troll who’s wife been cheating on him with President Biden!

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                Posted on: 2022-01-26 21:09:46   By: Anonymous
                Seriously ass hole, is that all that you you can come up with as a response? That just proves what an ass hole Demorat that you really are.

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                  Posted on: 2022-01-27 06:17:24   By: Anonymous
                  Anyone who calls an old, wrinkled up, mentally incompetent, Dementia Patient a Superhero is not exactly a person dealing with a full deck as it is. Seriously you sound like you have the mentality of a ten year old who's been watching too many spiderman and superman cartoons.
                  We all know it's not BIDEN'S fault to be losing a grasp on his mental health, but it is everyone around him taking advantage of his deteriorating mental stability and that includes his wife Jill and biden's advisors for trying to control him and taking advantage of his position. It's another form of ELDER ABUSE and by how terribly bad he's done in his first year with decisions he's allegedly made turning into ONE DISASTER AFTER ANOTHER DISASTER. Imagine under his mental condition that he leads us into another war? He couldn't even pull us out of Afghanistan without making it the BIGGEST MILITARY DEBACLE IN MODERN HISTORY, costing hundreds of deaths and the biggest US military casualties in TEN YEARS THERE.

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                  Posted on: 2022-01-27 13:09:45   By: Anonymous

                  Hey cocksucker don’t take your anger issues on everyone here because your wife cheated on you with Biden and the rest of the Democratic Party!

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                    Posted on: 2022-01-29 09:45:48   By: Anonymous
                    Nice event, SRS

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