Tour de Menlo
Plan now to ride Tour de Menlo, which offers three Peninsula routes for cyclists of all abilities. Join us as we get back to “real riding” in the welcoming fall weather of the Peninsula. The three routes – 35 mile, 43 mile, and 63 mile – all offer plenty of SAG support for those who need it.
Due to post-COVID planning needs, this year’s ride begins at a new location, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1105 Valparaiso Ave. in Menlo Park, where there will be ample parking, restrooms, registration, and support.
As in the past, the three routes will be well marked and all riders will eventually head south on Stevens Canyon Road to the final rest stop at Madrone Park. Riders can rest and enjoy refreshments before heading back to the Mormon Church. (Due to COVID, we haven’t been able to plan our traditional lunch; if this changes we’ll let you know.)
The ride is an annual fundraiser of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park and is supported by a host of generous individual and corporate sponsors. All proceeds support:
- $228,000 to The Rotary Club of Menlo Park’s Scholarship and Academic Awards Program, which for 36 years has provided needs-based college scholarships for local high school graduates,
- $90,000 in total Grants to local community based philanthropic organizations, and
- $10,000 contribution to The Almanac's Holiday Fund, which supports 10 local nonprofits such as Second Harvest Food Bank, Life Moves, and St. Anthony’s Dining Room.
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