The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce will host the first annual Discovery Classic Bicycle Ride on Saturday, Oct. 20.
The event will feature a 20-mile Family Fun ride and the 50-mile Gravel Grinder ride. All rides will depart and finish at the Veterans’ Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. Rider check-in opens at 6:30 a.m.
The 20-mile ride will start at 8:00 a.m. in downtown Hollister, then head south on Southside Road for family and friends to enjoy the country.
The 50-mile ride starts at 7:00 a.m. and will go through the foothills of Tres Pinos, out to Paicines Ranch, and through the Cienega Valley wine country.
“We have a lot of people registered for the event and encourage more to sign-up,” said Heatherly Takeuchi, event coordinator.
Registration is still open for the event and those interested in signing up can visit http://www.discoveryclassic.org/. The Family Ride is $60 per person and the Gravel Grinder is $80 per person. Kids 12 and under are free.
Registration includes the ride, T-shirt, post-ride meal and rest stops stocked with water and aid stations.
“After the ride cyclists will be served a yummy barbecue lunch and can listen to jazz player David Huboi,” said Takeuchi.
A vendor expo is expected to include HazMat, Hollister Soap House, B&R Farms, Win Ugly Art Studio, JAC Gardens, Tourist Hat Coffee, Created by Grace, Off the Tube and Mazzuca Made repurposed fabric items.
“The weather will be perfect and make for a run day of riding,” said Takeuchi.