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Century Pre Ride Goes Well

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Murphys, CA — A pre ride for the 2007 Sierra Century Bike Ride in Murphys was held last week and went off without a hitch, except for a little rain.

The main ride will be on June 2 and usually attracts 2,000 riders. It is sponsored by the Sacramento Wheelmen bicycling club.

Organizer Dale Tudor says the pre-ride of about 50 riders was held on April 10 through the 12. Rain stopped the ride on Wednesday but was picked up again on Thursday.

The route begins at Ironstone Vineyards and travels to West Point and back via Sheep Ranch Road.

This is the first year the ride will take place in Calaveras County. It was previously held in Amador County.

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Written by Vanessa Turner.