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Community - August 8, 2018

Tour de Menlo benefit bike ride set for Aug. 18

The annual Tour de Menlo bike ride rolls out on Saturday, Aug. 18, from Menlo-Atherton High School.

More than 400 riders are expected to venture out on three routes this year: 35 miles, which is on virtually flat ground; 45 miles, which includes a few hills; and the popular 65-mile route, which goes north to Belmont.

Registration at TourdeMenlo.com is $70, and includes lunch from Luttickens Deli in Menlo Park. Riders will also be able to purchase colorful commemorative jerseys and T-shirts at the site.

The ride benefits need-based scholarships funded by the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation for high school graduates and The Almanac's Holiday Fund, which supports10 local nonprofit agencies.

All riders will receive a map color-coded to the route they select, which also includes all turns and the phone number of the SAG wagon, a vehicle that roams the course offering help where needed and a possible lift back to the start if necessary.

There are rest stops placed strategically along the way that include restrooms and plenty of snacks.

Riders are urged to start early (7 a.m.) to make sure they can return to the start in time for lunch. There are bike lanes on most sections of all courses, but it is also important to be cautious and obey all stop signs and traffic signals.

Menlo Altherton High School is at 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton.

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