Five brave members of the CSBG participated in yesterday’s L’Etape du California, an opportunity for serious amateur cyclists to ride the same Stage 7 route the pros will ride in the upcoming Tour of California. The route begins in Claremont and ends at the Mt. Baldy ski area, covering more than 75 miles and 10,000 feet of climbing. Some of the riders then rode the harrowing steep descent down the mountain back to Claremont, where all of them received their medal and enjoyed a delicious pasta meal catered by Buca de Beppo. Congratulations to all of our CSBG riders for a ride WELL DONE!
Numerous CSBG members volunteered at Friday’s rider check-in, and on Saturday handing out goody bags, water bottles and medals, answering questions, and providing support and good cheer to the riders. In return, each volunteer received a t-shirt to wear during the event.
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