Davis bicycling enthusiasts can ride with American stars of the sport

Published: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 - 2:04 pm

The United States Bicycling Hall of Fame announced its first Legends Gran Fondo will take place in Davis on May 6.

The new event will give cycling enthusiasts a chance to ride alongside America's cycling legends, according to a Hall of Fame news release. Participants can choose a fast and rolling 90-mile Gran Fondo or a 63-mile Medio Fondo. Both courses will traverse Yolo and Solano counties.

Many Hall of Fame inductees and other cycling legends are scheduled to ride in the event. They include two-time world champion and three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, world champion and Olympian Ruthie Matthes and Olympic silver medalist Nelson Vails.

The event will be limited to 1,000 cyclists.

"The bringing together of America's greatest cycling legends and avid riders creates a fantastic atmosphere to promote the growth of cycling at both competitive and recreational levels," Joe Herget, Hall of Fame executive director, said in a written statement.

For details about the Legends Gran Fondo, see the website at www.usbhof.org/gran-fondo-home.

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