Mt. Charlie Challenge A Success!

Thanks for Joining Us!
We had a wonderful day on our Mt. Charlie Challenge Century Ride. Preliminary numbers are over $29,000 gross, so that is very exciting. We still have more trickling in, lets see if we can get it over $30k. To turn in pledges please mail them to:
4444 Scotts Valley Dr, Ste 5B
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Or email me back to arrange a pick up.

Thank you so much for helping to make this such a successful event!

Lost and Found

  • Baggie with money and something else in it – if you can identify it is yours
  • NYPD baseball cap
  • Red & Black fleece zip up sweatshirt
  • Orange coffee mug – Joe Boxer thermos
  • Gray and florescent green zip up jacket

Top Fundraisers
Thank you to John Magliato and Kevin Hausenhauer, who each raised over $2,000 and to all of you for raising so much money for our schools!

You did an awesome job!

Some of the prizes that were awarded are as follows:

  • Cruiser bike from Cyclesport – Eddie Scher
  • Cyclesport Gift Certificate $75. – Kevin Hausenhauer
  • Chaminade Gift Certificate $75 – John Magliato
  • Trader Joe’s Gift Basket $50 and Movie tickets – Gretchen Schmitt
  • Scotts Valley Jeweler Gift Certificate $75 – Susan Silver
  • Fleming Jenkins Awesome bottle of wine – Terry LaPorte
  • Plantronics Blue Tooth headset – Lori West
  • O’Neil Dry Fit Sweatshirt – Matt Bergman
  • O’Neil Dry Fit Sweatshirt – Waverley Software
  • Dr. McGraw teeth whitening session – Roland Bevan

We also had a HP IPAQ hand held device, Kumon Math Basket, Family Reiki Therapeutics’s, Tony & Albas certificates, Supercuts Certificates, Bay Photo Lab certificates, Entergetics Fitness Certificates, World Gym certificate, and Glass School Ornaments. I don’t have the names of all the winners at my fingertips and we are calling all to let them know they have won.

Thanks for supporting SVEF in our raffle!

Opinions and Observations Help Us
What did you like best about the ride? What did you like least? How about the signs or arrows? Could you see them? What one suggestion would you make for a better ride next year?

Ride Day Information!

The 100k ride:
• Check-in & new registrations start 7am
• Mass 100k start 8:00am

The Scotts Valley Middle School Band will be playing between the two check-in periods, so make sure you don’t miss that treat!

The 50k ride:
• Check-in & new registrations start 8am
• Mass 50k start 9:00am

Both rides will feature many rest stops along the way and SAG vehicles will be present. You will get a map at check in that will include cell phone numbers of the people driving the SAG vehicle. If you require assistance or need to be picked up, call them. Keep in mind at the top of Eureka Canyon there may be no cell phone reception.

All SAG Support stops at 2pm so they too can enjoy the BBQ.

• Food served 11-3
• Symptoms of a Wet Guitar band play 12-3
• Raffle prizes will be announced at 2 pm

Cyclesport will be available for last minute maintenance help, if need be.

Course Notice
We wanted to make sure all of you riders that are going up Mt. Charlie for the 100k route are aware that the road is quite rough once you are on Highland Way and Eureka Canyon.

Due to prior mudslides the road is closed to car traffic, which makes it nice for bicycles (no traffic), but the road is a rough surface. Please be aware when going in and out of sunlight that you watch the holes and bumps.

We had our group ride go out that way last weekend and they said it was no problem and beautiful. Since it is closed to car traffic, we will have SAG vehicles on both sides of the barricades.

Course Map
You can view the course map ahead of time at our Mt. Charlie page on our website.


Please bring your pledges with you to check-in. If you were unable to raise pledges, please plan on giving the $55. donation in lieu of pledges.

Directions To Skypark Park
From Santa Cruz: Take Hwy 17 north toward San Jose. Take Mt. Hermon Exit. Follow Mt. Hermon Road strait, go through 2 stoplights, and take the 2nd right into the shopping center (where the theatre sign is). Follow about 1/10 mile, and take a left on Bluebonnet Rd. The parking lot next to the dog park / skate park is up on the left about 100 yards, or so.

Meeting Schedule up to the Ice Cream Social

We will have our last Mt. Charlie Planning meeting this coming Wednesday, April 24th, at 7pm at the district office (4444 Scotts Valley Drive, Ste 5B).

Then we will have three Ice Cream Social Planning Meetings as follows:

  • May 1st, Thursday 7pm
  • May 7th, Wednesday 7pm
  • May 15th, Thursday 7pm

We need more adults to sign up for volunteering the day of the event.  You can go to our sign up sheet, to do this.  Everyone is welcome to come to the meetings and pitch in where you can.  Hope you can make it.   Email Charlotte, if you have questions.

Mt. Charlie Group Ride 4/20

Sunday April 20th we will have multiple ride options for you to choose from, for conditioning this weekend. You choose what sounds best to you. All riders will meet at Skypark’s parking lot Sunday, April 20th at 9am. The riders will branch off to the different levels they would like to do.

Mt. Charlie Group Ride Sunday 4/13/08 9am

Sunday we will be holding two conditioning rides starting at 9:00am from the Skypark parking lot (directions below). Hopefully some of you who haven’t been able to make Saturday’s ride can come this week.

David will be leading a more advanced ride that will head up to the summit, for a long and mountainous ride. We’ll wait for people to catch up at the tops, but you will need to be ready for a hard effort.

The shorter ride will be lead out by Monique and the proposed route is about 20 miles, which would go up Bean Creek, to Glenwood then Granite Creek and Glen Canyon to the north side of Scotts Valley and on to Skypark. She is flexible on the route.

Biking event to raise school funds

The Santa Cruz Sentinel has been spreading the word about our upcoming SVEF Mt. Charlie Challenge Ride for the past two weeks. Here’s what they are saying:

The Scotts Valley Educational Foundation Mountain Charlie Challenge will kick off at 8 a.m. April 26 to raise money for Scotts Valley schools.

The program has raised more than $100,000 for school programs since it began five years ago. Riders may bike 50K or 100K distances starting at Skypark in Scotts Valley .

There will be a family lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live music and dancing. Money can be raised through corporate sponsorships and raffle ticket sales, but riders are also asked to raise $500 individually.

For more information, contact Charlotte Multer at [email protected], or visit

Mtn. Charlie Challenge Training Ride 4/5 10am

Come out for a group ride this Saturday, April 5th, 2008 at 10:00 am, lead by David. Everyone is welcome. We will meet at Skypark in Scotts Valley. Go to the parking lot that is past the skate park, and meet there. We’ll be heading up Mt. Charlie for a 2-3 hour ride. Everyone is welcome to join, and no one gets left behind.

Please contact David, if you have any questions.

Sign up now!

You can go to the SVEF Mtn. Charlie Challenge page on the SVEF site or sign up through Active directly.