The Mendocino Monster Century Bicycle Ride, is happening on May 21, 2017. There are four rides this year – the Scary Monster is 96.9 miles (155.9 kilometers) and includes 10,320 feet of climbing – the Hairy Monster is 62 miles (100 kilometers) and includes 8,150 feet of climbing – the Merry Monster is 25.4 miles (41 kilometers) with 750 feet of climbing – and new this year is an 11 mile Family Fun Ride with very little climbing.
All rides depart from and finish at Mendocino College, just to the north of Ukiah in Mendocino County, California. Both the Scary Monster and the Hairy Monster take you over quiet country roads and include challenging ridge top climbs with stunning panoramas of Mendocino County as well as travelling through beautiful redwood groves and pastoral farmland, and if you choose the Scary Monster, you’ll also get to ride along the Pacific Ocean. The Merry Monster is a beautiful easy ride that goes through rural countryside with vineyard views and peaceful farmlands. The Family Fun Ride is 11 miles and has very little climbing. It mostly follows the Merry Monster route but is much shorter in distance.
These are really well organized rides with outstanding rest stops, great food, full SAG vehicle support and a great barbecue meal at the end of the ride. If you're up for the challenge, please sign up.
This is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Ukiah. We will be using the proceeds from this event for local scholarships for students, community projects like repairing park playground equipment and creating local parks, and international projects like polio eradication and water projects in India.
Check out our website for more details: www.mendocinomonster.com