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Entries being accepted for Edible Pedal Charity Bike Ride


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Entries are being accepted for the seventh annual Edible Pedal 100 cycling event scheduled Sept. 17 at Bowers Mansion Regional Park.

The event, which consists of rides ranging from 10 to 100 miles, is sponsored by the Reno Sunrise Rotary Club and proceeds support educational programs, scholarships, and building bike paths.

“The Edible Pedal is a favorite event in this region because it’s both fun for families and challenging for serious cyclists,” ride chairman Don Iddings said in a statement. “The ride showcases our area’s breathtaking scenery and features local culinary students’ talents. We invite the entire community to join us.”

Start times are staggered, beginning as early as 6:30 a.m. and as late as 11 a.m.

Entrants can pick from the following routes:

  • A leisurely 10-mile ride in Washoe Valley
  • An easy to moderate 35-mile ride through Carson City to Ross Gold Park
  • A historic, scenic 50-mile loop through Carson City and Genoa
  • A moderate to challenging 74-mile ride through Genoa to the bottom of Kingsbury Grade
  • A serious 100-mile ride climbing up to 6,500 feet along Kingsbury Grade with views of Lake Tahoe at the summit and upon descent to lake level.

Entry fees range from $35 to $85 depending on age of rider and distance. Helmets are required.

Photo: Edible Pedal

Midway stops along routes will include healthy snacks, followed by a barbecue at ride’s end, according to Rotary. Volunteers will also be on hand to provide support and gear, light repair, and assistance.

Online registration closes Sept. 14. Walk-up registration is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Sports West Athletic Club, 1575 S. Virginia St. Pre-ride registration starts at 5:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Bowers Mansion, 4005 Bowers Mansion Road in Washoe Valley.

For more information: www.EdiblePedal100.org or 775-393-9158.

Carla O'Day
Carla O'Day
Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.