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The 9th Annual Tour de Fresno Charity Bike Ride is scheduled on Saturday September 16, 2017!

The 9th Annual Tour de Fresno Charity Bike Ride is scheduled on Saturday September 16, 2017! We are excited to announce that the 2017 ride will start and finish in the City of Fowler, just few miles south of Downtown Fresno. Register now at http://www.signmeup.com/120667

The 9th Annual Tour de Fresno Charity Bike Ride is scheduled on Saturday September 16, 2017! We are excited to announce that the 2017 ride will start and finish in the City of Fowler, just few miles south of Downtown Fresno. Register now at http://www.signmeup.com/120667 This year we are providing five different route options: Century, Metric Century Plus, Half Century, Four City tour and Family friendly bike routes – with the opportunity to ride through 8-city tour of Fresno County including Fowler, Selma, Kingsburg, Parlier, Reedley, Sanger, Del Ray, and Orange Cove. All rides start and finish from Lincoln Park in Fowler.

We avoided Belmont Ave. completely and any possible construction activities that we may have during the tour on that road. The routes are planned with the purpose of enjoying the cool morning temperatures and the opportunity to return back to the finish line by noon or early afternoon and thereby avoiding mid-afternoon Valley heat.

This year we again are providing you with early registration discount. Register by June 30, 2017 and take advantage of reduced “Early Bird” pricing! The earlier you register the more you save. Register now AND SAVE!   http://www.signmeup.com/120667

Registration Fee effective dates
6/8/17       7/1/17
99.5 mile    $60             $70
74.5 mile    $60             $70
49.5 mile    $50             $60
40 mile       $40             $50
16 mile       $30             $30

                 8/1/17         9/1/17            
99.5 mile      $75            $85
74.5 mile      $75            $85
49.5 mile      $65            $75
40 mile         $55            $65
16 mile         $35            $45

Late Registration   9/15 -16 /17
99.5 mile                     $95
74.5 mile                     $95
49.5 mile                     $85
40 mile                        $75
16 mile                        $55

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Announcing the 8th Annual Tour de Fresno Charity Bike Ride

Dear Friends of Tour de Fresno,

We are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Tour de Fresno Charity Bike Ride, which will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016. We are also excited to reveal that this year the bike ride will start in the city of Kingsburg.

This allows us to include Reedley and Orange Cove as part of some of the routes. The ride will end at the Kingsburg Historical Park, where you will be able to enjoy traditional Swedish hospitality as well as a no host wine and beer garden.

This year, the Tour will include the following cities: Kingsburg, Parlier, Reedley, Orange Cove, Sanger, Del Rey, Selma and Fowler. And there are four different ride options: Century (100 miles), Metric Century (74 miles), Half Century (52), and Three Cities (30 miles). The routes for Century and Metric Century rides will include a rest stop at Winton Park near Pine Flat Damb. As always, you can take advantage of the Early Bird discount by registering early. Click the link below to register now:

https://www.signmeup.com/114191

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A Ride with a Mission: Supporting the Needy and Feeding the Hungry

With over a thousand participants the Tour de Fresno Annual Charity Bike Rides have been a tremendous success year after year. All of the proceeds from the rides benefited a number of local charity groups in their programs to help the needy in the Central Valley.

Here are some of the names of the beneficiary organizations:

Hope Now for Youth

The Discovery Center

Tri-This, Inc.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Fowler Boy Scouts

Selma Cares

Fowler Food Pantry

Kingsburg Community Assistance Program

Parlier Youth Group of America

Sanger Boxing Club

Sanger High School Interact Club

Holy Trinity Youth Group

California Armenia Home (California Home for the Aged)

Parlier Lions Club

Homenetment Boy Scouts Troop #12

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Making a difference in our community

Proceeds from the Tour de Fresno support organizations in our community that are actively involved in making a positive and lasting difference in the lives of our youth, including the Boys Scouts, Hope Now for Youth, The Discovery Center, Tri-This, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Proceeds from the Tour de Fresno support organizations in our community that are actively involved in making a positive and lasting difference in the lives of our youth, including the Boys Scouts, Hope Now for Youth, The Discovery Center, Tri-This, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

With the assistance of Tour de Fresno, Hope Now for Youth will provide local youth with bicycles and helmets, a clean air means of transportation, a way to increase their confidence, and provide them with inceased opportunities to become successful.

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Press Release: Bicycles and Cycling Supplies donated to Junior Olympic School of Cycling

Press Release
May 2010
Contact: Varoujan Der Simonian, Executive Director (559) 224-1000, CEO@TourdeFresno.Com

More than $75,000 worth of bicycles and cycling supplies arrived in Armenia on March 27, 2010 as a follow-up fundraising drive to the inaugural 2009 Granville Homes Tour de Fresno Charity Ride. The ride was organized by the Armenian Technology Group, Inc.(ATG) / Bike for Hope and Fresno County Bicycle Coalition (FCBC) and took place in Fresno on Saturday, September 19, 2009.

Through financial and in-kind donations to the ATG BikeForHope program held in Los Angeles and later following the Granville Home Tour de Fresno Charity Fun Ride, ATG secured new racing bicycles, cycling components, biking supplies and clothing for the Junior Olympic School of Cycling in Yerevan. The equipment has a retail value of $75,361.00.

The supplies were shipped from US to Armenia courtesy of the UAF. They were entrusted to the supervision of the world-renowned cycling coach, Albert Soloyan, who will oversee the training of over 250 teenagers, as they prepare for the Olympics and other competitions.

“It is our hope that this after-school program will help restate and promote a healthy life-style among the children and the youth in Armenia,” said Varoujan der Simonian, executive director of ATG.

The donated cycling supplies have a special meaning to Hrach Gevrikyan, proprietor of Velo Pasadena and Velo Studio of Burbank who assisted ATG during this drive. Hrach, spearheaded the campaign to acquire, gather, itemize and box the items prior to their shipment to Armenia.

“I cannot forget what Albert Soloyan and the Cycling School in Armenia has given me when I was growing up. They are part of my daily life wherever I am,” said Hrach.

As a youngster, Hrach was trained under Mr. Soloyan, who had coached Hrach to win thirteen-time cycling championship of Armenia prior to migrating to United States.