11th Annual PAUL HULSE PosPeds Century
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Jim Jansen, Casey Keller and Positive Pedalers proudly welcome you to the 11th annual Paul Hulse Century! This is a one day scenic 104 mile trip through some of Southern California’s most spectacular orange grove country sides. The scenery is quite beautiful and the aroma of the orange groves will blow your mind! The ride has become one of the premier training ride events for Southern California in preparation for AIDS Lifecycle (ALC) and a season favorite for most riders.
Our century is dedicated to Paul Hulse, a cyclist who played a primary role in the development and expansion of Positive Pedalers and the mission to eliminate the stigma of HIV/AIDS through our positive public example
The registration fee for this year’s ride is $40.00. The ride maximum capacity of 250 riders.
Registration includes all the amenities of a fully-supported ride, as well as lunch from Subway. The lunch vegetarian option includes a new tasty Subway veggie patty sandwich, a heartier, tastier option than we have had in the past
TRLs: We have a sufficient number of TRLs.
Volunteers: If you are not riding but would like to help out, we can still use your support. Contact Jim Jansen for further information on volunteer opportunities.
Level of Difficulty: Climbing: 2, Distance: 4 This is an inspiring ride for newbies and veterans alike. It makes a GREAT first century if you haven’t done one. The route involves no significant climbing, just gentle rolling hills. Please do not attempt this ride if you haven’t completed (and been comfortable with) a half-century. This is a supported event and there will be sweep vehicles available to assist as necessary. Veterans and support teams will be there to encourage riders to ride every mile possible. If you’ve wanted to tackle that elusive century, there’s no better ride to set your mind to it! By June you’ll be doing several of these in one week, so climb on that century bandwagon today!
Weather: Can vary significantly. Please watch the forecasts and be prepared accordingly, especially if the forecast is for unusually cool or warm weather. Please arrive at the event well hydrated and well fed.
Rain policy: Heavy rains will cancel this ride so please come prepared if the rain is light/variable. If it does rain and you choose not to ride you will need to arrange your own transportation back to the start point – sweep vehicles will only be able to assist with emergencies.
Breakfast: This is a long, all-day ride. Please eat a substantial breakfast before arriving at the event. Minor refreshments will be available at the start and end of the ride.
What to bring: All gear typically required by an ALC training ride (shoes, helmet, gloves, tubes, 2 bottles with water/electrolytes, pump/CO2, etc.). Since this is a long ride, extra salt, carbs (goo) and chamois butter are highly recommended. Please wear your Pos Peds jersey if you have one – one huge goal of this ride is showing strength in numbers with lots of visibility! Plenty of smiles and a great, can-do attitude are also welcome – both free and easy to share with others!
Route: This century starts in Santa Clarita, CA, with a lunch stop in Ventura, CA and then returns to Santa Clarita, CA. There are long rolling hills along Highway 126.
- Rest stops 1 & 3 are in Piru, CA with snacks, fruit, electrolytes available; sunscreen & maybe chamois butter – while supplies last.
- Lunch at Marina Park in Ventura, CA along the waterfront.
- Rest stops 2 & 4 will be at Ragatz Bicycle World in Santa Paula, CA.
Support: This ride is supported with SAG vehicles & TRLs. We also have the wonderful folks at Ragatz Bike shop available at Rest Stop 2 & 4 to assist with any serious mechanical issues.
Saturday, April 4, 2014
6:30 am - Check-in: – please be parked & have your bicycle/gear ready for check in at 6:30 am
7 am - Safety/admin
Immediately following safety speech - Ride-out
Pavilions parking lot at Promenade at Town Center
27095 McBean Pkwy
Santa Clarita, CA
All riders are welcome to this inspirational ride and we look forward to having you join us!
Contribute: If you would like to assist members who cannot afford the registration fee this year, or help defray the costs of the support and the volunteers on the ride, click on the “Donate” button to contribute to Positive Pedalers.