F/E100-The Sacramento Century Sponsored by: Kallie Arroyo, Green Smoothie Girl

Ride Summary Distance: 100 miles (and change)

Terrain: Flat for 100 miles (less than 2000), climbing should not be a major concern.

Rider Level: Strong Beginners and up. Riding 65 miles at a 14mph pace should not be a problem.

Speed: 14-15 mph <--- No Strava trophies will be earned here!!!

Sweep: Yes

Meet at the fountain near the front door of where Jamba Juice used to be, just opposite the Rite Aid.

We need to roll at 7am sharp! Arrive as early as needed to be ready at 7am!

Its baaaaaaack!!  This serves as your official notice that the Hammerin' Wheels will once again hold a Century ride to wrap up bike month. This is as beginner as centuries get. If you ever wanted to try a 100 mile ride but never wanted to pay for it, feel pressured by the more experienced cyclists, or ride to some far away town this ride is for you! ***As an added bonus the fine folks from Stepping Stones for Wellness will be providing Green Smoothies at a select rest stop, which one(s) will just have to be a surprise!  Please be sure to thank them for their support!!***

Our more seasoned riders should be aware that this ride is for beginner century riders, meaning we ride as a group and the pace will be much slower that you may be comfortable riding. The pace will be in the 14-15 mph range. So, If you are looking to blow through a century in 6 hours or less this is not the ride for you. On the flip side of that, we need to keep the pace in the 14-15 mph range so we are not on the trails all day long. If you RSVP please do not be offended if I contact you to see if you can handle the ride. I will have to turn you back if I determine that you are not going to be able to complete the ride in a timely manner. This ride traditionally takes between 7-7.5 hours of ride time.  This is one of those rides that is about "the journey".

As a note, this is NOT a fully supported ride with SAG and food at rest stops (hence its free!). This is simply a 100+ mile self supported ride. All stops will have water and restrooms. Aside from that you will need to provide your own snacks.

There will be a lunch stop as well as a post ride dinner at Chevys Please bring cash for dinner!!!!  You will need to tack 26% on to your food bill (18% gratuity +7.75% tax) I will take a poll at lunch for how many will be attending dinner.  I will make a reservation for 5pm under "Jeff" if anyone wants to skip the ride and dine with us.

The route will utilize as much bike trail as possible. When trails are not an option there will bike lanes or roads with minimal traffic. However, there are a few sections of roads with no bike lanes with moderate traffic.  You should be comfortable riding with traffic in these situations!

The 2012 route is now posted, you can view it here (Note, there may be a tweak or two for 2013)

CUE SHEETS can be printed here.  I will bring several with me to the ride start

Here is a breakdown of the segments with miles and elevation gain/lost for the 2012 route.  Please note these are approx.

Seg1 - 23.4 miles +187/-318

Seg2 - 18.5 miles +282/-148

Seg3 - 23.3 miles +295/-259

Seg4 - 21.8 miles +771/-584

Seg5 - 15.3 miles +427/-646

total 102.3 miles +1962/-1955

I'd like to state that there are no "major" climbs and the steepest grades are in the 5-7% range, similar to taking a trip to Beals Point.

You should bring plenty of water, snacks, and money for a lunch stop. You should also carry a spare tube or 3 along with any necessary repair items. Helmets are required. Please let me know if anyone has any questions.

In addition I am recruiting help from the lead team to help lead/sweep/herd the cats. : )

Don't forget to log your miles for Hammerin' Wheels at www.mayisbikemonth.com!!!

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  • Kallie A.

    I am very sorry to say the berries I used in the smoothies are being investigated as the source of a hepatitis A outbreak. They may not be the source, but it is always good to know as soon as possible. http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2...­

    1 · June 1, 2013

    • Alan

      I don't like to talk about it but when I was kayaking in Honduras I contracted hep b and went thru the treatment. Ugly, don't wish it on any one. Glad it was a false alarm but its better to be safe. Thanks for posting it.

      June 1, 2013

    • Kallie A.

      When we started traveling a lot with the kids we got the hep immunizations. It just sucks that we can get so sick from food that is supposed to be good for you. The worst part is even with several people getting sick they haven't launched a recall.

      1 · June 1, 2013

  • Rosie

    The hybrid group wants to thank you for your tolerance, understanding, and patience with us on that ride. It was an eye opening experience. The hunt is on for real road bikes with real bike shoes. We did learn sandals are not appropriate shoes for any sort of road bike trip. That is something we took to heart. Jeff and Alan you are special folks for taking care of us and making sure, even though we said we knew the way, we made it back to our car and to our margaritas.

    5 · May 28, 2013

    • Alan

      Rosie I know I speak for Jeff when I say this, it was our pleasure to see you to the end. Also, much respect for finishing the ride with such a handicap. Look forward to riding with you guys again on your new steeds.

      2 · May 28, 2013

  • Kurt N.

    Thanks to all the organizers of this great ride yesterday. It was well thought out, extremely rider friendly, food at the rest stops was great, weather perfect, and met many nice folks. Was fun to see Julie Ni's kids out and killing it, the super art work from the kids at rest stop 3, and also glad to see one other mixed up rider (Thanks Sabrina) wearing Cycle Folsom attire. Kidding of course, and of course my miles are going to HW.

    3 · May 26, 2013

  • Julie N.

    Jeff S: my kids wanted us to log miles for HW. They really enjoyed riding with the club and thanks for allowing them to ride with the club. We would also like to contribute to the club. I am leaving WAV (sorry) to be back to my home club. :) We will contribute my 1,200 miles with my kids (each of them has >350miles) - a total of ~ 2,000miles. Hope to ride with you soon. :)

    4 · May 26, 2013

    • Alan

      Julie, I just have to tell you that riding with your boys was as fun as riding with everyone else. They are inspirational. Go Team NI!

      1 · May 26, 2013

    • Julie N.

      Thanks Alan! We enjoyed riding with you too.

      May 26, 2013

  • Dale

    Pohlin and I really enjoyed the ride with this group of supportive, caring, and fun loving people. Jeff gets the kudo's for organizing a ride that can satisfy the needs of the whole range of riders, and to his lovely wife and children for organizing the goodies. Pohlin says that she will wear her new HW socks with pride while running on the ARBT! Hooray for chips, and beer!

    1 · May 26, 2013

    • Alan

      Hey Dale and Pohlin, it was great to meet you guys yesterday, and just in case you don't remember I was the guy that said I wouldn't pass you on the right and of course, I did ;)

      May 26, 2013

    • Dale

      Alan, real nice to meet and chat with you also. You can pass us on either side, we are so new to tandem riding that we do not have a preference.

      May 26, 2013

  • Mariah

    Really love this ride. So nice to see everyone, great way to spend a Memorial Day. Maybe one of these years I will complete it:). Thanks to Kallie for the SAG and smoothies. Thanks to Jeff's fam for the wonderful artwork and food. Jav for the entertainment and Sarah for the lunch. Look forward to more social rides after the death ride.

    2 · May 26, 2013

  • Larry A.

    Hope you folks all have a great and safe ride. Wish I could be joining you. Looks like the weather will be perfect. I had surgery last Tuesday (plate and 6 screws), now I am just going crazy sitting at home "recovering". Doc says 4-6 weeks. we'll see.

    4 · May 23, 2013

    • Mary L.

      I know it isn't easy, but try to enjoy some of that recovery time off.

      May 23, 2013

    • Alan

      Good to see you Larry. Heal quick my friend we miss you.

      1 · May 26, 2013

  • Kallie A.

    It was great seeing so many friends and meeting some new riders today. I'm happy that so many people enjoyed the Green Smoothies and Deep Blue that I provided today. I am part of a team of wellness coaches that promotes whole body health. We teach classes on plant based nutrition (that doesn't mean you have to become a vegan) and plant based medicine. I invite you to click on the link on the left side of this page to find our website. We are in the process of setting it up so for now it only has our Facebook page link and an email. If you want to receive our monthly newsletter then send me an email and I'll add you to the distribution list. Our free classes will be listed in our newsletter and they are posted on the facebook page under the events. I hope to see some of you soon at the classes. I'll post the recipe for the smoothie in the comments.

    2 · May 25, 2013

    • Kallie A.

      Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothie: This is what Javier drinks before a hard ride. 1.5 cups coconut liquid or coconut water, 1 large unpeeled carrot (you can add the greens as well) 1/4-1/2 of a medium beet, raw and peeled, 1/4 cup cashews (raw and unsalted), 1/4 cup dates, 2 tsp real vanilla, 12 frozen strawberries. Javier also adds 2 Tbsp protein powder, we use the green smoothie hemp/pea protein. Javier says he gets more energy for longer with this drink than he did while using perpetuem.

      1 · May 25, 2013

    • Alan

      does it make your pee brown ?

      May 26, 2013

  • Sarah C.

    Robert are you back working?

    May 23, 2013

    • Robert G.

      No, Sarah. Family stuff back east.

      May 26, 2013

  • Tony O.

    Thanks Jeff for organizing such a great event. This was my first HW century and I was impressed. Great day with a great group of people. Thank you Jessica and Kallie for the snacks. Now we can officially say that Alan didn't crash with out jinxing it. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Tedd S.

    What a fun ride! Thank you to everyone who organized and supported the ride. It was the perfect way to get in a century during a month of lots of riding. And, I will still be able to ride Sunday and Monday. :)

    May 26, 2013

  • Rodd L.

    Thanks to Jeff for putting this together and to Kevin and Javier for their leadership and for pulling us. A special thanks to Kallie and Jessica for the rest stop snacks and other goodies. This was a fantastic ride. I got the chance to meet and spend time with a lot of new people, and a chance to catch up with some I hadn't seen in a while. It was a lot of fun!

    May 26, 2013

  • Scott T.

    Thanks Jeff and other for organizing this. Thanks support crews at rest stops. Great day and great group. Austin and I had fun.

    May 26, 2013

  • Craig P.

    here is the link http://youtu.be/6fvwGJoZuIo­

    May 25, 2013

    • Alan

      That is exactly the spot that Javier should have taken the "Other left" :)

      May 26, 2013

  • Robert G.

    Still in NYC. Can't make it.

    May 24, 2013

    • Alan

      Was wondering what happened. We missed you Robert, hope all is well.

      May 26, 2013

  • Sarah C.

    Fun! Thanks for the wonderful girls that helped support us!

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Sabrina M.

    This was an excellent ride, well supported, well organized and awesome people! Thanks to all the ride leaders, Kallie and Jeff's wife and kids for the rest stop goodies!

    2 · May 26, 2013

  • Rich L.

    Great ride with a bunch of great people. Thank you to Jessica and Kallie for the great snacks and smoothies at the 2nd rest stop.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Javier A.

    Great ride, great weather, great group of people, congrats to all the 1st time century rides -- Eva, Perry, Kurt, Dale's Wife (forgot name :-| ) ...and I'm sure there were others :-)

    May 25, 2013

    • Julie N.

      and my boys - Jeff Huang and Evan Huang. :)

      4 · May 25, 2013

    • Javier A.

      Oh yea thet did great!!

      May 26, 2013

  • Craig P.

    Here is the first of two (2) Videos from today's ride

    May 25, 2013

  • Julie N.

    Great century ride and we enjoyed it so much! It was so nice to meet new and old friends. This is my boys' first century ride and they did well with your support and encouragement. Especial thanks to Reza, who took Jeff H back when he made a wrong turn. Thanks again!

    3 · May 25, 2013

  • Reinhold G.

    Fun ride great rest stops!

    May 25, 2013

  • Kallie A.

    I have someone's pink fleece jacket. Let me know and I'll find a way to get it back to you.

    May 25, 2013

  • Bryan L.

    Thanks to Jeff for putting it all together and Kallie for the smoothie shot. Lesson for next time, don't let Jav lead the segments that are not his normal stomping ground. :)

    2 · May 25, 2013

  • Eva Z.

    Thanks everybody, that was fun. Thank you Jeff, Javier and Kevin for pulling us and for leading us, and making sure that we all stay together. Thanks Javier for waiting up for me. If it wasn't for that I don't think I would have made it.

    2 · May 25, 2013

    • Javier A.

      No problem, that's what this century is all about ...congrats on your 1st century!

      1 · May 25, 2013

  • Alan

    Running sweep has it's advantages. Great day everyone. So good to ride with the group again. Shon is nuts, just sayin ;)

    May 25, 2013

  • VaShon R. Elmer (Shon E.

    Had a fabulous day, everyone!! Thank you KALLIE AND JESSICA for your super-dooper-appreciated support. Spending a beautiful day, on my bike, with some of my most favorite peeps, is a perfect day!

    4 · May 25, 2013

    • VaShon R. Elmer (Shon E.

      Oh, and thank you to our fearless leaders for putting it all together! You guys rock!

      2 · May 25, 2013

  • Eva Z.

    And thanks Kallie for the smoothies and the deep blue. Love that stuff.

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Greg P.

    Great ride, thanks leaders and those who provided refreshments. Met some great people today, look forward to riding again with you.

    2 · May 25, 2013

  • Mary L.

    A beautiful day for a little bike ride. Good times with good people. Thanks to everyone who made this ride happen. :-)

    2 · May 25, 2013

  • Liz Y.

    Fab! The 20 miles I managed were a good time.

    2 · May 25, 2013

  • Chris J.

    So bummed, have to cancel for me and Stephanie due to illness. Been in denial the last 2 days but time to face reality. Have fun and we look forward to joining another ride sometime soon.

    May 24, 2013

  • Reinhold G.

    I'll join this event but I will have to probably bale out early. Have another event in the PM.

    May 24, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Barb and I will be on the tandem.

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Julie N.

    When are we expecting back to starting point - 3p.m. or 4p.m.? Sorry we may not able to join you for the dinner. See you tomorrow!

    May 24, 2013

    • Jeff S.

      The group will finish between 4-5.

      May 24, 2013

  • Robert G.

    Still in NYC.

    May 24, 2013

  • Joel Jonas C.

    Missing all the good rides... coming back Sat PM.

    May 24, 2013

  • Julie N.

    When are we expecting back - 2p.m. 3p.m. or 4p.m.? Sorry we have family plan and may not able to join you for dinner. But we will do the ride for sure. Looking forward to seeing all of you! :)

    May 24, 2013

  • Joe M.

    Argh. Have to cancel.

    May 24, 2013

  • Alan

    YAY!!! Mr. Grant, otherwise known as the head ninja, is gracing us with his presence.

    May 23, 2013

  • Robert G.

    Provisional yes, returning from East coast late Friday.

    2 · May 23, 2013

  • Kristen R.

    This will be my first HW ride! Don't kill me VaShon! See you on Saturday...

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • VaShon R. Elmer (Shon E.

      You have a point, Gil!! I think Kristen said she was doing Auburn or TDR or something. We'll see her again soon.

      May 23, 2013

    • Javier A.

      Wildweed!!!

      1 · May 23, 2013

  • Joe M.

    Guess I should get all my miles in for May in one ride. I'll be joining up at the Guy West Bridge.

    May 23, 2013

  • Kallie A.

    I just made up a big batch of Deep Blue in some coconut oil. So if you have achy muscles find me at the Tetotum Park and Woodbridge park rest stops. Deep Blue is an essential oil blend to help with sore muscles and inflamation. I dillute it so it shouldn't feel too hot when you put it on sweaty skin.

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Liz Y.

    I've had my flat for the month so I'm ready for Saturday.

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Tony O.

    Jeff, I will be riding from home and either meet the group at ARBT at Watt or at the first rest stop at Discovery park. Do you have a rough ETA for these destinations? Thanks, Tony

    May 21, 2013

    • SteveMD

      the start is roughly at mile 20, Watt is at mile 10, and Discovery Park is at mile 0. At 15 mph, Watt would be about 40 minutes, mile 0 about 80 minutes.

      May 22, 2013

    • Javier A.

      Dude, that's like way to much math right there :-|

      2 · May 23, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    Just an FYI that I have update the route sheets with a slight tweak to the route (cut out the Sun City loop. It shaves off about 1.2 miles and just south of 200 feet of gain per RWGPS.). I'm not going to redo the route map but the cue sheets have been updated. I am bringing several to the start but I would HIGHLY suggest that you take a minute to review the route and map. As a final reminder please note the desired speed of this ride. There are some "heavy hitters" attending and if you are blowing up my pace I will be cutting spokes and flattening your tires at the rest stops, lovingly of course. It is hard enough to keep everyone in touch with the group without someone trying to earn a Strava trophy. Chat with your neighbor and enjoy the mellow pace, please and thank you!

    2 · May 22, 2013

  • Javier A.

    Assuming I do the rides I have planned the rest of this week, the HW century will put me over 1,000 miles for MIBM :-)

    3 · May 23, 2013

  • Javier A.

    All, socks won't be at the ride start, I meant the ride end on my original post ....Kallie will bring them with her since I'm hitching a ride out to the ride start, I also don't want to leave all the sock inventory and purchase money in the car all day at parking lot, not that it's a bad area -- but Murphy's law being what it is, I'd hate to see a whole contingent of crackheads with stolen HW socks in the weeks to come!

    May 22, 2013

    • Javier A.

      Ah ...ok I can bring your 2 pair out with me then since you will be peeling off before end

      May 22, 2013

    • Liz Y.

      Oh! ok. Thanks much.

      May 22, 2013

  • Pete Sale S.

    Javier, I still want to pick up a couple of HWs socks from you. If you can save a couple of LARGE sizes for me until the next HW ride that would be great! Sorry to miss this one...how you guys have a great ride!! :)

    May 21, 2013

    • Alan

      You get the red ones yet Javier ;-P

      May 21, 2013

    • Pete Sale S.

      Thnx, Javier. Have a good ride :)

      May 21, 2013

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