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Summer Solstice Century - "just as challenging as the Death Ride"

6/9/2010

Shannon Morrow

Sports Editor

The Summer Solstice Century is an epic bicycle ride held in Quincy each summer that features a grueling 137-mile loop and 13,400 vertical feet of climbing.

While most recreational cyclists wouldn't want to attempt such a ride, for the armies of intrepid cyclists who love a big challenge, the Summer Solstice offers a delightfully painful test of endurance and willpower.

A very similar ride is the Death Ride, held just south of Lake Tahoe two weeks after the Summer Solstice Century.

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Tour de Manure bicycle ride set for June 12

6/4/2010

Last year’s inaugural Tour de Manure metric century in Sierra Valley went so well the Sierraville Fire and Rescue Department is doing it again.

“This year some things are changing, but most things are staying the same,” said Doug Read, race co-coordinator. “It’s still a bunch of firefighters who don’t ride bicycles putting on a fun event for people who do ride. But we have adjusted a few tour features in response to comments from last year. Most important, we’ll have more of the mad-bull T-shirts to sell. Also, we’ve added a hill for people who say the course wasn’t tough enough.”

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New activities for June 19 Mile High 100 bike ride

Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce director Garn Pringle has announced two new elements to the 28th annual Mile High 100 Bike Ride line-up.

In addition to the traditional choice of three cycling distance courses for the Father’s Day weekend event, there will be a new disc jockey and cowboy poetry.

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Portola Tigers advance to title game

Fleisher pitches win

Portola pitcher Jarrod Fleisher earned the win in the Tigers’ semifinal game May 18.

  5/26/2010 - The Portola High School baseball team took second place in the Northern Section Division IV baseball playoffs, after falling 8-4 in the title game against East Nicolaus last Saturday, May 22, at Shasta College in Redding.

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