So that you can plan your refueling needs, here’s is the food you’ll find at each rest stop.

10-Mile

Scheller & Dougherty

6.5 miles

Bananas
Tangerines
Cookies
Nuts
M&M’s
Gummies
Fruit packs
Water
Gatorade

50K

Bridle Path

12.7 miles

Bananas
Tangerines
Cookies
Bars
Nuts
Cheese Ritz
Water
Gatorade

Watsonville

24.5 miles

Bananas
Tangerines
Cookies
Uncrustables
Bars
Nuts
Cheese Ritz
Fruit packs
Water
Gatorade

100K

Bridle Path

13.0 miles

Bananas
Tangerines
Cookies
Bars
Nuts
Cheese Ritz
Water
Gatorade

Las Animas

22.2 miles

Bananas
Tangerines
Cookies
Trail mix
Nuts
Cheese Ritz
Gummies
Water
Gatorade

Watsonville

37.8 miles

Bananas
Tangerines
Cookies
Uncrustables
Bars
Nuts
Cheese Ritz
Fruit packs
Water
Gatorade

Bailey

53.9 miles

Bananas
Tangerines
Cookies
Trail mix
Peanut butter Ritz
M&M’s
Water
Gatorade

100-Mile

Bridle Path

13.0 miles

Bananas
Tangerines
Cookies
Bars
Nuts
Cheese Ritz
Water
Gatorade

Gilroy Hot Springs

19.4

Bananas
Tangerines
Cookies
Uncrustables
Bars
Nuts
Water
Gatorade

Las Animas

37.8 miles

Bananas
Tangerines
Cookies
Trail mix
Nuts
Cheese Ritz
Gummies
Water
Gatorade

Watsonville

62.0 miles

Bananas
Tangerines
Cookies
Uncrustables
Bars
Nuts
Cheese Ritz
Fruit packs
Water
Gatorade

Bailey

78.1 miles

Bananas
Tangerines
Cookies
Trail mix
Peanut butter Ritz
M&M’s
Water
Gatoradef

When we updated our routes, we also looked at the placement of the rest stops. The first stop was too close to the start of the ride so we moved it up onto Bridal Path. It’s about 13 miles out, which works well for 50K and 100K riders. The 100-mile riders will find a second rest stop at Gilroy Hot Springs and Canada Road, about 19 miles out and after some climbing.

The 100-mile rest stops are at mile markers 19, 38, 62 and 78. The 100K has its at 13, 23, 39 and 55 miles. The 50K, in addition to avoid the 11% grade on Bridal Path, will find its rest stops at 13, and 25 miles.

And you’ll all enjoy our BBQ lunch when you arrive back at Paramit at the end of the ride.

In addition to our homemade cookies, we’ll have other food and drink available at each of the stops. We’ll be posting our menus online as we get closer to the ride.

We’ve taken the feedback from our riders and modified our routes for 2022.

First, we realized that the 20-mile and 50k (31-mile) were similar in length and shortened our shortest route to 10 miles. We’ve come up with some nice scenery near Paramit for a leisurely ride with limited travel on major streets.

Next, we removed the steep grade on the 50k ride. That ride is typically for those with an interest in getting out for the day and not pushing quite as hard as the 100k and 100-mile riders.

Finally, we removed the Coyote Creek bike path from the 100-mile and added a trip up Redwood Retreat Road and back down. It’s a beautiful area and we think you’ll like it.

We’ve also moved the rest stops around a bit to space them out more evenly. We’ll publish more about that later.

Check out all the routes at https://ridewithgps.com/events/170017-i-care-classic-2022.