Tour de Menlo hits road Aug. 16
Original post made on Jul 29, 2008
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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?
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.
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.