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Our Rest Stop Partners

Fowler:  Hosted by Edwin Blaney Senior Center of Fowler, the rest stop is located at the Panzak Park at the corner of 3rd and Merced St.  This beautiful setting is tempting to take a break, enjoy their delicious spread and energies yourself for the rest of the day.

Kingsburg:  Located on the corner of Marion St. and Lewis St. in downtown Kingsburg. As in the previous years, the rest stop his generously hosted by members of Kingsburg Kiwanis.  Create the opportunity to explore this charming Swedish Town and its hospitality.

Winton Park:  The Park near Pine Flat Dam is one of the well know rest stops for the Valley cyclists.  Courtesy of Edward Gonzales of Active Life Insurance Solutions, the rest stop reflects the free spirit of the cyclists who enjoy being in the nature and exploring new places.   

Reedley:  The Cricket Hallow Park by Reedley beach is the rest stop location.  The local Chamber of Commerce and Reedley business community welcome you to Reedley. Take a rest and enjoy this scenic and culming site of the river.  

Sanger:  Located on Lincoln Park on Cherry Ave., the students of Interact Club at Sanger High School enthusiastically welcome you to their most favorite town – Sanger!  Voted as their top choice by the riders, at the rest stop you could enjoy abundance of freshly picked fruits. 

Orange Cove:  Century riders will have a blast at the JD Eaton Memorial Park, located on the corner of Central St. and Park Blvd. where you will be served freshly squeezed Orange juice. Only in Orange Cove!   

Parlier:  One of the backbones of valley’s agro-business, here is where you meet members of the farming community that help pick and pack valley grown fruits and vegetables that we purchase at grocery stores nationwide! The rest stop will be in front of the city hall.  

Selma:  Water Stop located in Lincoln Park on the South East corner of Rose and McCall Ave. This year again volunteers at Selma Care are hosting the rest stop.  While there, take advantage and visit Selma Car Show that takes place at the park. 

The Vineyards at California Armenia Home:  All rides will start and finish from the beautiful grounds of The Vineyards at California Armenian Home located on 6720 E. Kings Canyon Rd., Fresno, CA 93727. At the end of the ride participants will enjoy delicious freshly cooked meals at the grounds of the California Armenian Home. 

You will also have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the new complex at The Vineyards, The tour guide will be offered every 30 minutes starting form 11:00 am till 3:30pm. Explore the Complex which is open to all who are in search of Independent Living, Assistant Living, Memory Care (for our loved ones suffering from Alzheimer and Dementia) and Skilled Nursing.  

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Explore the Heartland of America – the Fruit Basket of the World!

The 10th Annual Tour de Fresno Charity Bike Ride will start and finish from the beautiful grounds of recently expended The Vineyards at California Armenian Home, located at 6720 E. Kings Canyon Rd., Fresno, CA 93727.

The Ride is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 15, 2018!  

On-Line Registration is open.

The five different route options provide the participants with a great opportunity to explore the heartland of America, the fruit basket of the world! Join the ride and learn about people who live and work on farmlands, where fresh fruits are produced and end up in our kitchen.  

The route options include: Century, Metric Century, Fresno County Ride, Half Century, and Family friendly routes with rest stops provided at the cities of Fowler, Selma, Kingsburg, Parlier, Reedley, Del Ray, Orange Cove, Winton Park and Sanger, prior to returning to Fresno!  

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 again we are avoiding Belmont Ave. completely until all possible construction and road impairment activities have been completed.  

At the end of the rides participants will enjoy delicious freshly cooked meals just for you at the grounds of the California Armenian Home.

Upon return, you will also have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the new complex at The Vineyards, every 30 minutes starting form 11 am till 3:30pm.  Explore the Complex which is open to all who are in search of Independent Living, Assistant Living, Memory Care (for our loved ones suffering from Alzheimer and Dementia) and Skilled Nursing.   

We encourage you to take advantage of our month of May most “Early Bird” discount. Registration fee will increase each month thereafter.  The earlier you register the more you save. Register now AND SAVE!   http://www.signmeup.com/120667

Registration Fee effective dates and prices

  Till 6/30 7/1/18 8/15/18 9/13/18 Late Registration 9/15
Century  $55 $65 $75 $80 $95
Metric Century  $55 $65 $75 $80 $95
Fresno County  $55 $65 $75 $80 $95
Half Century  $55 $65 $75 $80 $95
Family Ride $35 $40 $45 $50 $60
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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.