Strawberry Fields Forever XXVIII

Attention Registered Participants: You can check – in on Sunday, May 21, from 7 AM, or do an Early Check – in on Saturday, May 20, from 2 PM to 5 PM at the Bike Station next to Jamba Juice, Brown Ranch Market Place in Capitola. Address: 3555 Clares St, Capitola, CA 95010. 

Strawberry Fields Forever is...

  • An organized Bike Ride
  • A tour of some of the most beautiful regions of Santa Cruz County
  • An international culinary experience

Description: SFF is a fully supported event. Each route includes rest stops with food, fruits, and beverages every 20-30 miles. Lunch will be provided on the 65 and 100 mile rides. Sag support for equipment and physical breakdowns. A hot meal will greet you at the end of the ride. Fresh whipped cream and strawberries dipped in chocolate ganache conclude the menu.  Come join us for a great day!  Bring a friend.

The 28th annual Strawberry Fields Forever Century Ride

To register online please click HERE.

ROUTES  2017

The weather has much improved, some roads have been fixed (sort of), some decisions have been made.

These are all new map pages, but, in fact, the routes are all identical to what we have used the last several years.  The cue sheets, however, have a few changes.  Based on the situation we faced a couple of months ago, it seems to be a miracle that our old routes are usable.

We have had complaints in the past from a few riders concerning the condition of the roads we were using.  Well, this year is going to be worse (in that regard) than ever – what with all of the damaged roads we are using.  But we still think we can do this safely and provide a good experience (although maybe no PRs) for our riders.

Route, link Distance (miles) Climbing (feet)
30 mile 30.4 871
100 km 61.0 2938
100 mile 100.7 5783

Notes: Due to heavy winter storms, some roads have been damaged. They are all still open to cyclists, but may have a poor surface or restricted lanes. Be alert and obey all warning signs. Walk your bike if you’re unsure of a dubious section.

Total washout of Soquel-San Jose Road. (This only effects the 100 mile ride.) Walk your bike past the barrier, stay away from the drop-off, and lift your bike over the second barrier. Then resume riding. Please respect the local homeowner’s privacy.  Follow directions of CHP and our course monitors.

Date:  Sunday, May 21, 2017

Registration:  Registration will open in January 2017. NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION, AND NO REFUNDS RAIN OR SHINE.

Cost:  $65.00 before 1:00AM, March 16, 2017.  $75.00 after 1:00AM, March 16.
Children under 13 accompanied by a parent, no charge.  Children must register. NO REFUNDS RAIN OR SHINE.

Online jersey/tee shirt orders are not available after April 1. A limited number of jerseys and tees will be available for purchase on the day of the event.  Jerseys – $65.00.  Tees – $18.00

Check-In   Sunday, May 21, 2917,  Pajaro Valley High School, 500 Harkins Slough Rd, Watsonville, CA, 95076

7AM – 8AM – 100 Mile Riders

7:30AM – 9AM – 100 Kilometer Riders

8:30AM – 10AM – 30 Mile Riders

 

Ride Start   As soon as you are checked in.  You must complete your ride by 5PM.

Starting Location This Year: Pajaro Valley High School

500 Harkins Slough Rd, Watsonville, CA, 95076


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