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Mt. Charlie Challenge – Sign up this Saturday April 23, then ride!

It isn’t too late to sign up for the Mt. Charlie Challenge Pledge Ride.  You can sign up the day of the ride for $100 and 100% of it goes to support district wide programs at Scotts Valley Unified School District. See our event page for more information on the ride itself.

New registration opens at 7:00am at the Scotts Valley Recreation Building in Skypark Park.  Come early, we expect a good crowd. To find registration go down Kings Village Road and turn left at Bluebonnet. 

We will have Scotts Valley Cycle Sport handling last minute bicycle maintenance.  Coffee and food will be available while the SVHS Drum Line, featuring Ryan Snell, Jasper Lee and Jared Clark, performs rousing percussion music 7:30 to 8:00 am in the Skypark parking lot.

After your 100k or 50k ride you can return to skypark to enjoy our family BBQ with two great bands:
De Golden Koi, comprised of Zeph Rhoads, Chris Horchler, Jasper Lee and Alex Johnson, performs 11 to 12 noon in Skypark’s BBQ area. The band performs covers of music by the Beatles, Earth, Wind & Fire, Radiohead and other rock bands.

New Paradigm, Mt. Charlie’s headliner (photo attached), performs from 12:30 to 2:30 in the BBQ area. The band is a veteran winner of SVHS’s Battle of the Bands, and plays both original Blues-based rock and funk, and covers of classic rock tunes, Jimi Hendrix and other popular artists.

The post-ride BBQ and concert are open to the community, and are free to riders who participate in the 100K or 50K ride. Tri-tip, chicken, vegeburgers, homemade cookies and other food will be served by SV Kiwanis.

We are having a fantastic Raffle Drawing, which we will hold at 2:00 and you don’t need to be present to win. We’ll be giving away a brand new cruiser bike from Scotts Valley Cycle Sport along with prizes listed below and more:

  • 4 Lower Box SF Giants Tickets (12 rows from field) from Alison & Paul Niday
  • A $100 Gift Certificates from Awaken Massage Therapy
  • Two $25 Gift Certificates from Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar
  • Boogie Board from O’Neill Surf Shop
  • One $25 Gift Certificate from Sports Basement
  • TraderJoe’s Gift Basket
  • Three Camelback Hydration Packs from Scotts Valley Cycle Sport
  • Five $10 Gift Certificates from Palace Art & Office Supply
  • Four $10 iTune Cards
  • Bottles of Special Wines
  • More Gifts Being Added Daily!

Check out our sponsors:

For more information, check the Foundation’s website, www.svef.net, or contact co-organizers Aura Clendenen, 247-4805, [email protected], or Mike Rein, 440-9835, [email protected].

Mt Charlie Challenge Pledge Ride Information – April 23rd

The Mt. Charlie Challenge ride is less than two weeks away. Registration will be open that morning, but you are not guaranteed a t-shirt/goodie bag, if we don’t know that you are doing the ride.

  • Check-In and Registration is at 7-7:45am
  • Rain or Shine – but we expect a great day!
  • Bring all pledges that you have collected in an envelope with your name on it, along with raffle tickets to turn in. Or if you have some now, we would love to come pick them up, so contact us at the numbers or emails below.
  • If you paid a $55 registration fee and don’t have pledges to turn in, please plan on donating the $45. balance at check-in, which brings you up to the $100 minimum ($55. reg fee + $45. donation).
  • The mass start is at 8:00am for the 100k and the 50k will go out right afterwards. We would like to get you all in the one incredible photo, so please plan to be there at 7:45 am for that

At the check-in and registration area, there will be a table with the information and
forms listed immediately below. As part of the County requirements for a permit our riders must sign a “conditions agreement”, along with our standard waiver at the time of check in. Please bring your ID.

The conditions agreement and waiver were sent to riders in an email, so they can pre-read them and sign when checking in. Here’s the forms and information you’ll find at the check-in tables:

  • Rider Waiver
  • County’s conditions agreement
  • Additional registration forms for new riders
  • Maps of each route – they have support phone numbers on them
  • Full listing of turns for both routes

If you haven’t signed up and plan on doing the ride, please let us know. It is really hard to get the right amount of food and t-shirts if we don’t know you are participating.

Pre-Ride Tune Up. Scott Valley Cycle Sport will have a mechanic on duty before the ride to fine-tune or trouble-shoot any last-minute problems with your bike.

Due to the bad weather over the past month Highland Way has been washed out again, therefore, the route will not go down Eureka Canyon, as it has in the past. It will now go from Summit down San Jose – Soquel to Soquel to Freedom Blvd. This will make the ride a few miles longer instead of 62. You can decide to go part of the way and turn around before the Corralitos rest stop, or not. We will be posting a new map on the website this week.

Rest stops and SAG support:

  • The SAG vehicle and all rest stops will have some first aid and water. The SAG crew can pick up any riders, if help is needed or have just had enough.
  • Rest stops will have a list of riders, so please let them know when you come through.
  • Rest stops will have food, drinks and happy faces.
  • Rest stops and SAG finish up at 2:00, so let them know if you would like a ride back.

Come back to Skypark behind the recreation building and join in our family BBQ – FREE for riders! We’ll have live music. Invite your family and friends to meet you there.

Lunch is served between 11:30 and 3. We will have skirt steak, chicken, hot dogs and veggie burgers, along with salad, fruit, garlic bread, drinks and desserts. Additional lunch tickets can be purchased there.

We will hold our raffle at 2:00. We’ll be giving away a brand new cruiser bike from Scotts Valley Cycle Sport, along with quite a few other prizes.

Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 23for another AWESOME Mt. Charlie Challenge.

Check out our $1,000 sponsors:

Our $500 sponsors:

And our $250 sponsors

We appreciate any donation you or folks you know would like to give! A special THANK YOU to our sponsors!

Training Ride Saturday March 19th 9 a.m. Cancelled due to Weather

Group Ride tomorrow, Saturday March 19th 9:00 a.m.

We had a great  training ride last weekend with Aura. This Saturday George will lead out a group ride on Saturday March 19th at 9:00 a.m. Riders will meet at Scotts Valley Cycle Sport at 245-J Mt. Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley. Email George, if you have questions.
The ride will be weather permitting. Helmets are required.

If you aren’t registered yet, see our events page.

You have until April 1 to get your logo or name on the t-shirt, sponsor soon to get on our next advertisement, website and t-shirt. You can become a sponsor of the ride with three levels to choose from. Click on the sponsorship link on our events page also. Riders are encouraged to get pledges for the ride by selling raffle tickets and soliciting corporate and private sponsorships and donations, which are all tax deductible.

We appreciate all our sponsors, raffle prize donors and volunteers!

Please contact Aura Clendenen at 247-4805 [email protected] , or Mike Rein at 440-9835 [email protected], should you have any questions.


The SVEF Mt. Charlie Challenge Team
Scotts Valley Educational Foundation

Mt. Charlie Challenge Group Training Ride Sunday March 6th – Cancelled due to rain

We will hold our first group training ride Sunday March 6, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.  The riders will meet in the parking lot in front of Scotts Valley Cycle Sport at 245-J Mt. Hermon Road.  Rob will lead out the riders, weather permitting.  He plans to do around a 30 mile ride to get our riding legs working for the upcoming Mt Charlie Challenge ride that will be April 23rd.  So dust off your bikes and come to Cycle Sport.

If you can’t make this one, stay tuned for more group rides.  George Kamian will lead out a ride on March 19th.  If you would like to lead out a ride next weekend or any other weekend, let us know at [email protected].

Time to get signed up and start raising pledges for our Scotts Valley Public Schools. Go to our event page for all the information you need to sign up.

If you have any question, please email [email protected].

Happy Riding!

Time for the Mt. Charlie Challenge Pledge Ride

We have just opened up the 2011 registration for our Ninth Annual Mt. Charlie Challenge Pledge Ride.  We have a great ride. The ride will be April 23, 2011.  All of the details are on our event page for the Mt. Charlie.

You can sign up by downloading the registration form from our website or go to Active.com.

Mt. Charlie Challenge Sign Up

It is time to sign up for the 8th Annual Mt. Charlie Challenge Pledge Ride. Our ride will be held Saturday April 24, 2010.

We have two great routes to choose from and you can find all the details on our Mt. Charlie Challenge event page.

Print and fill out the Registration Form and Release Form and mail it in.

Training rides will start soon, weather permitting.

If you have questions, would like to be a sponsor or donate a raffle prize, please contact Aura Clendenen at 247-4805 [email protected] ,  or Mike Rein at 440-9835 [email protected], should you have any questions.