Bike Monkey introduces Truckee Dirt Fondo this June 8th, 2019
Truckee Dirt Fondo is a competitive off-road bicycle race and family festival featuring the incredible dirt and gravel roads that lace their way throughout Tahoe National Forest.
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(Truckee, CA, 22 Mar 2019) – In partnership with Truckee, California, Bike Monkey is proud to announce the first annual Truckee Dirt Fondo from what was previously known as the Sagan Fondo Truckee Dirt Edition. The change comes about as a result of weather precluding Peter Sagan’s participation in the wildly successful event which first took place on May 5th, 2018.
“The Town of Truckee is very excited to host a second year, under the new event name Truckee Dirt Fondo, produced by Bike Monkey. As a rider in the event myself, I could not be more proud of showcasing Truckee’s world class trails to those who are also passionate about off road adventures in our beautiful alpine environment.” – David Tirman, Mayor.
The race will consist of three enhanced routes compared with the inaugural event, taking participants as high as 8,006 feet above sea level over Sardine Peak inside Tahoe National Forest. The course is best suited for mixed-terrain, cyclocross, or mountain bikes. Each participant will be encouraged to select a bike that best suits their style of riding, but the courses will all favor the cyclocross format.
The post-race festival will feature loads of family-oriented activities, food trucks, live music and beer provided by FiftyFifty Brewing Company. Immediately following the start of the main race on Saturday, the event will feature a fun, non-competitive, fully supported family ride along the Legacy trail system and through the Truckee Bike Park.
“The Truckee Dirt Fondo is going to be recognized as a staple that pins Truckee to the consciousness of anyone who owns a gravel bike.” – Carlos Perez, Event Director.
King Ridge Foundation, founded by ex-professional cyclist (and Truckee resident) Levi Leipheimer, in close partnership with Bike Monkey will produce a fundraising gala in association with the event in a showing of support for Adventure Risk Challenge, a California 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves at-risk youth.
“Through chance circumstances I moved to Truckee after losing my home in Santa Rosa and quickly connected deeply with its community and abounding wilderness. It’s fitting for me to bring the work we do at King Ridge Foundation to the region by supporting Adventure Risk Challenge. Truckee has become my second home and I’m committed to giving back to its community.” – Levi Leipheimer, Ex-Professional Cyclist.
Participants and festival goers may learn more about the event and register online at www.truckeedirtfondo.com for all routes and for the fundraising gala.
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About Bike Monkey
Bike Monkey is a bicycle event production company that specializes in the adventure and passion of cycling. Active since 2005, Bike Monkey organizes races and rides across multiple formats, hosting tens of thousands of cyclists annually in events in California and beyond. To learn more about Bike Monkey, visit bikemonkey.net.
Truckee, California located just 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe is an authentic mountain town with hundreds of scenic dirt and road miles used as a training base camp for athletes around the world. With a charming historic downtown dating back to the 1800’s and a vibrant Cultural District, there is plenty to do from shopping to craft brew tastings and walking along the Truckee River. Visit Truckee at https://www.truckee.com
About King Ridge Foundation
The King Ridge Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Santa Rosa, California. The organization is the charitable partner to Levi’s GranFondo and has been serving at-risk youth since 2009. Some past and current organizations supported by the King Ridge Foundation include the Forget-Me-Not Farm, Social Advocates for Youth, the B-Rad Foundation, Sonoma Pride, Cancer Support Community, Adventure Risk Challenge, and Tahoe Safe Alliance.
About Adventure Risk Challenge
ARC’s interactive and innovative year-round programming is rooted in the integration of rigorous academic instruction and outdoor education, and it truly changes lives. Their participants are selected for their leadership potential, their willingness to learn and challenge themselves, their need for an experience that bolsters their academic and leadership skills, and their lack of access to meaningful and transformational experiences in the outdoors.