Sierraville Fire and Rescue is again hosting the Tour de Manure metric century, a supported bicycle ride in Sierra Valley on Saturday, June 20.
The 2020 tour is the 12th annual event and is sure to sell out of the 500 available registration spots. “The gentle terrain and the choice of 30-, 45- and 62-mile routes make this a great ride for every kind of cyclist, from people doing their first supported ride ever to the experts looking for distance and light hills”, says Doug Read, the founder of the Tour.
The Tour de Manure begins between 8 and 9 a.m. at the firehouse at 102 E. Main Street in Sierraville, 25 miles north of Truckee on California Highway 89. Fees are $65 through June 6 and $75 thereafter until event day. Kids 12 and under pay $30. Participants will receive this year’s version of the infamous “raging bull” T-Shirt designed by Jay Huebert, as well as SAG wagon support, rest stop food and amenities, and a big finish line party with a BBQ and live music. Alibi Ale Works in Truckee, and the Brewing Lair in Blairsden are this year’s featured breweries. Live finish line music will be offered by Mike Hogan and Friends, and the BBQ is being catered by “When Pigs Fly”, based in Sierraville, with chips and salsa furnished by Sierraville’s Los Dos Hermanos restaurant.
“This event is the major annual fundraiser for the local Fire Department,” says Read. “A huge contingent of volunteers from in and around Sierraville come out to help stage this ride. It is a true community endeavor.”
Sign up at www.active.com. Get a mail-in entry form and learn more about the Tour de Manure at www.tourdemanure.com. Follow the Tour on Facebook as well.