The Tri-Valley's Sentinels of Freedom organization will hold its second annual "Veterans Victory Velo" bike ride Saturday, Oct. 12 with 30, 60 and 100-mile options starting and ending in San Ramon.
The event is being held to raise funds for the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation, a San Ramon-based non-profit which has been helping wounded veterans regain their self-sufficiency and independence since its inception in 2003.
All V3 rides will begin and end in the parking lot of the Foundation offices located at 2678 Bishop Drive in San Ramon. Riders from the novice to the experienced are welcome.
The 100-mile Devil Mountain Century Ride begins at 7 a.m., the 60-mile ride at 9 a.m., and the 30-mile ride begins at 10 a.m. The 30 mile ride is an out-and-back along San Ramon and Foothill roads, with riders going to Sunol before heading back.
The 60 mile ride loops through the Tri-Valley, extending east from Danville to Livermore and then Pleasanton before returning through Dublin and San Ramon.
The 100-mile Devil Mountain Century ride takes cyclists to the ranger station on Mt. Diablo, down through Clayton and up and over Morgan Territory lands before descending into the Livermore/Pleasanton/Sunol region on the return.
Following the rides, Carl's Jr. and Rubio's will host a barbecue in the Sentinels of Freedom parking lot with live music by AKA of Ken Cooper Music, wine and beer tastings, free massages for riders and displays by local military organizations.
The festival is scheduled for 1 - 5 p.m. and is open to the public.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org/ or call Jenny Howard at (925) 380-6342.