After crossing Lake Oroville, which is pictured in the background, cyclists must grind out the 37-mile climb up to Bucks Lake before dropping back into Quincy. This climb must also be done in the heat of the afternoon with very little shade.
Many of the almost 200 cyclists that rode in the Summer Solstice Century last Saturday were full of praise for the event. "This ride's great," said a participant from Marin. "Everybody's so helpful and friendly." A considerable community effort went into the event, as 10 sponsors and more than 30 volunteers from the Quincy area supported the ride.