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The Almaden Super Lions Club Presents:

25th Annual I Care Classic South County

Century Bicycle Tour

May 7, 2016

Thanks for joining the Almaden Super Lions Club on the 2015 ride. 100% of the proceeds raised from the ride will buy eye exams and glasses for children in need.

We're already planning for our big 25th anniversary ride in 2016. Save May 7 on your calendars to come join us for another great ride with lots of good support and food.

100-Mile Hilly (5,165 ft Elevation)

100-Mile Hilly Challenge Route

Note: the route has changed slightly as of May 10. We are no longer going down West San Martin Ave. Please refer to the route at RideWithGPS for details.

The 100-mile hilly challenge takes you up Monterey Highway to tackle Metcalf first thing in the morning. You enjoy the challenge of the backroads of Metcalf and San Felipe. You then go through Silver Creek Valley before taking an oversized loop around Hellyer County Park. Now you head down Santa Teresa to Bailey to start your tour of the west foothills. You travel down Uvas Rd and past the reservoirs and drop down to loop around Gilroy on Watsonville Rd, Hecker Pass Rd, Santa Teresa Blvd and Day Rd. Then you cross over the valley floor on Watsonville Rd, Masten, Buena Vista and Leavesley. One final hill climb up Leavesley to Roop and back down to cruise along the east foothills. You'll go up New Ave and Foothill Ave before crossing back on Tennant and heading back to Paramit on Butterfield Blvd. You'll find the map, printable cue sheets, and a download for your Garmin over at RideWithGPS

Course start time is between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM. Course closes at 4:00 PM

100-Mile Alternative (2,567 ft Elevation)

100-Mile Flat Route

The 100-mile alternative route tours the base of the east foothills of South Santa Clara County, heads south to Hollister and then returns north across the valley to the west foothills. The ride will pass 3 reservoirs before heading back to Paramit. The ride starts on Madrone Parkway and heads east to Cochrane Road. The ride continues to wind through the base of the east foothill roads (Hill, Foothill, and New) to the first rest stop. The ride continues south on New Rd and continues south on Leavesley before heading west on Dunlap. The ride continues south over Holsclaw, Frazier Lake, Shore on the way to Hollister. From Hollister the ride heads North via Highway 25 (large shoulder) making its way to Santa Teresa and Hecker Pass Rd. The ride continues south on Hecker Pass Road (west) then turning north to Watsonville Road. The ride follows Santa Teresa Rd to Willow Springs (west) to Oak Glen. After turning on Sycamore, the ride continues to Watsonville Rd (west) to Uvas Road (north). The ride continues on Uvas Road to Bailey Rd then down the hill to Santa Teresa to head South back to Paramit. You'll find the map, printable cue sheets, and a download for your Garmin over at RideWithGPS.

Course start time is between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM. Course closes at 4:00 PM

100K (2,041 ft Elevation)

100K Route

The 100K route tours the base of the east foothills of South Santa Clara County and then crosses the valley to the west traveling over mild hills on the return route back to Paramit. The ride starts on Madrone Parkway and heads east to Cochrane Road. The ride continues to wind through the base of the east foothill roads (Hill, Foothill, and New) to the first rest stop. The ride continues south to Buena Vista, and then heads west to Santa Teresa Rd. The ride continues south to Hecker Pass Road (west) then turning north to Watsonville Road. The ride follows Santa Teresa Rd to Willow Springs (west) to Oak Glen. After turning on Sycamore, the ride continues to Watsonville Rd (west) to Uvas Road (north). The ride continues on Uvas Road to Bailey Rd then down the hill to Santa Teresa to head South back to Paramit. You'll find the map, printable cue sheets, and a download for your Garmin over at RideWithGPS.

Course start time is between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM. Course closes at 4:00 PM

50K (589 ft Elevation)

50K Route Narration

The 50K route tours the base of the east foothills of South Santa Clara County and then crosses the valley to the west traveling over mild hills on the return route back to Paramit. The ride starts on Madrone Parkway and heads east to Cochrane Road. The ride continues to wind through the base of the east foothill roads (Hill, Foothill, and New) to the first rest stop. The ride continues south to Buena Vista, and then heads west to Santa Teresa Rd. The ride continues south to Hecker Pass Road (west) then turning north to Watsonville Road. The ride then follows Santa Teresa north to Main St and back to Paramit. You'll find the map, printable cue sheets, and a download for your Garmin over at RideWithGPS.

Course start time is between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Course closes at 4:00 PM

20-Mile (283 ft Elevation)

20-Mile Route

The 20-mile family fun ride takes a tour of the east valley. The ride starts on Madrone Parkway and heads east to Cochrane Road. The ride continues to wind through the base of the east foothills roads (Hill, Foothill, and New) and after a rest stop heads back to Paramit taking a slightly different return route. You'll find the map, printable cue sheets, and a download for your Garmin over at RideWithGPS.

Course start time is between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Course closes at 4:00 PM

Registration

New Registration Forms for 2015 are available. Click HERE to reach our online system to register, pay, submit the liability waiver, and print receipt.

Printer friendly; Registration Forms are also available (use links at the bottom of this page). Registration Forms should be printed out, completely filled in, and mailed with entry fees to:

Almaden Super Lions
P.O. Box 18511
San Jose, CA 95158

Please make check payable to
ASL Charitable Foundation

Please complete one Registration Form per rider. Minor riders must have a completed Minor Rider Form with them on the ride.

Early registration helps us ensure that all riders receive their requested size T-Shirts, and that we have plenty of food for all. There will be Registration Forms available the day of the ride for late additions to your riding group!

Welcome again to the Annual I Care Classic!

Online Registration - Secured online registration

Minor Rider Form - Print & Bring

2015 Offline Registration Form - Print & Mail

2014

2014 I Careclassic Pictures

Morning Registration
Bike Tour Riders
Rest Stops
Lunch at Paramit
Some of Our Volunteers

* If you would like to submit a picture of your own from a past event, you can email them to info@icareclassic.org

2013

2013 I Careclassic Pictures

Morning Registration
Bike Tour Riders
Lunch at Paramit
Our Volunteers and Sponsors

* If you would like to submit a picture of your own from a past event, you can email them to info@icareclassic.org

2015 Brochure

Please click HERE download our 2015 Brochure.


About Us

The I Care Classic Bicycle Tour is a fundraising ride that benefits organizations and agencies both local and national in scope. The I Care Classic has raised thousands of dollars with your support and participation. Below is a list of some of the Agencies and Programs that benefit from the proceeds of the I Care Classic Bicycle Tour.

Recipients

Lions Silicon Valley Center for the Blind and Sight Impaired
http://www.visionbeyondsight.org

City of Hope
http://www.cityofhope.org

Canine Companions
http://www.caninecompanions.org

Books Aloud
http://www.booksaloud.org

San Jose School District, Positive Grand Parenting, Ear of The Lion, Sight Conservation, Lions Eye Foundation, Santa Clara County Children's Shelter, and many more.

Contact Us

We love to hear from past participants, as well as people intersted in taking part in future events. So, we have provided you with a variery of ways to get in touch with us on this page. Drop us a line, and we'll get back with you as soon as we can.

By E-Mail: We will respond to email in no more than one business week, if needed.

info@icareclassic.org

By USPS Mail: Please allow 2-3 weeks for a response, if needed.

I Care Classic Bicycle Tour
c/o Almaden Lions Club
P.O. Box 18511
San Jose, CA 95158

 

 

 

 

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