Bikeathon slated May 18 |

Bikeathon slated May 18

Sierra Services for the Blind and the Bicyclists of Nevada County will hold the 13th annual Cycle for Sight Bikeathon at Pioneer Park in Nevada City on May 18.

The mountain biking event will include a 26-mile intermediate to advance level cross country ride and a 13-mile fun downhill ride suitable for beginners.

There will also be a walking event and a home-cooked barbecue lunch. Walkers can take a self-guided tour of the historic Victorian homes and buildings of Nevada City. Lunch will be served to participants from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Pioneer Park.

A shuttle service will be provided to the starting location of the rides. Participating bike riders may take the walking tour in the afternoon. There will be a raffle at the picnic.

The registration fee is $25 per participant, which is waved with $100 in pledges. There is also a family plan available for $35.

The entry fee includes registration and lunch. The events begins at 8 a.m., and participants will need to register at the park before starting.

Cyclists will be transported to the trailhead at White Cloud Campground on Highway 20 at 9 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to the business, civil organization, school club and bicycle club that raise the most money. There will also be prizes for the individuals who raise the most money.

For further information, call Sierra Services for the Blind at 265-2121, come to the office, or write the organization at 546 Searls Ave., Nevada City 95959.

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