Tour de Menlo hits road Aug. 16 Portola Valley, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jul 29, 2008 at 5:03 pm
Area cyclists are invited to participate in the fifth annual Tour de Menlo, a scenic, fully supported and redesigned bike ride, on Saturday, Aug. 16, over a 65-mile metric century route that stretches from Menlo Park north to the Belmont hills and south to Montebello Ridge in Cupertino. A 35-mile route is also available for those taking a more direct route.
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Posted by Alekaneleno, a resident of the Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde neighborhood, on Jul 29, 2008 at 5:03 pm
This is all very nice and all, but why don't we local residents have a say regarding the inconvenience of having our roads closed for protracted periods for someone else's amusement. If a horde of flatlander bicyclists want to hold an event like this, why don't they stick to their own neighborhoods? Say, a loop around El Camino, Alma, University Ave, Bayshore frontage roads, and across the San Mateo and Dumbarton Bridges. If it's OK for them to come here, why not in their own places?
Posted by Mark, a resident of the Portola Valley: Ladera neighborhood, on Aug 1, 2008 at 11:14 am
Alekaneleno, thanks for your positive comments. I'm an avid cyclist, I live in Portola Valley and I say THANKS to those arranging the ride. Gives me and many others the opportunity to enjoy a fun, relaxing day on my bike.
Posted by Donald, a resident of another community, on Aug 3, 2008 at 8:40 pm
Alekaneleno, the roads will not be closed. The inconvenience should be minor if not nonexistent. These bicyclists will be traveling in small groups spread out over many miles. It will be just like any other weekend, perhaps with a few more bikers than usual. This is a fundraiser. Who in their right mind would organize a ride where they charge people to ride their bikes on El Camino? I can guess at how much money you would raise doing that.
Posted by Joan Swift, a resident of the Menlo Park: University Heights neighborhood, on Aug 13, 2008 at 12:35 pm
Maybe cyclists and Portola Valley residents could come to some sort of arrangement: bicyclists from the flatlands won't venture into Portola Valley as long as residents of that town keep their SUVs in the driveway and don't ever leave Portola Valley's town boundaries.