The ride begins at Menlo-Atherton High School at 8 a.m. and will include a lunch catered by Draeger's on the grounds of the historic Picchetti Open Space Preserve and Winery. There will be two rest stops along the way and a drawing for numerous gift certificates at the finish, along with dessert.
The ride is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Menlo Park and The Almanac. All proceeds will be used to fund Rotary tutoring projects and high school scholarships. Prizes in the drawing include gift certificates from Menlo Velo bicycle shop, Beltramo's Wines and Spirits, Maui Jim sunglasses and others.
This year's 65-mile route begins at M-A and then heads north over Edgewood Road to Highway 92, skirts the Crystal Springs Reservoir and follows Polhemus Road to the Bike Bridge trail that crosses Interstate 280.
The route then heads south through Woodside, around Portola and Alpine roads, and then south to Los Altos. Riders will connect with Foothill Boulevard at Loyola Corners and head south again to the Stevens Creek Reservoir, before turning up to the Picchetti Preserve on Montebello Road for lunch.
All riders will return on Foothill, crossing the Stanford campus at Page Mill Road, and continue back to Menlo-Atherton.
The 35-mile course begins at M-A, turns south on Alameda de las Pulgas at Valparaiso Avenue and continues south to the open space preserve, and lunch, before returning to M-A.
For more information and to sign up, go to www.tourdemenlo.com.