2017 Rider Info

2017 Rider Info

The Shasta Wheelmen are looking forward to your joining us for the Wildcat Granfondo.We are ready for you and know you will enjoy a great ride through our beautiful mountains and countryside.

You will be riding with Bobby McMullen of Ride Blind Racing, our celebrity rider.  Come prepared to be amazed and challenged.  Check him and his amazing achievements out at http://rideblindracing.com/ 

 

Information that will compliment your ride

1. Parking:  Everyone will be parking at Bishop Quinn 21893 Old 44 Dr, Palo Cedro, CA 96073 

Directions from Parking to Registration


2.    Registration and Check In:  At Palo Cedro Community Park 9373-9435 Cedro Rd
Palo Cedro, CA 96073
  Friday night from 3:30 to 7:30 and Saturday morning starting at 5:30 AMOn Saturday morning, after parking at Bishop Quinn, you should ride to the registration area to check in and pick up your bib number.  It is a half mile from the parking area to registration so you will want to allow a little extra time.  Take everything you will need for the ride with you so you don’t have to return to your car. 

3.    Start Time: Everyone will start at 7:30 am in a mass start.  We will use Webscorer to time your ride so be sure and check in with us at the park when you return.

4.    Mass Start Ride Information:  We will close Cedro lane for the start.  The first 10 miles of the ride will be under “SINGLE LANE with CENTER LINE traffic control RULES” directed by the California Highway Patrol and Rader Excavating.  Follow their direction, especially when crossing intersections.  When safe, for the first 10 miles only, you may ride side by side in this special controlled section until you reach the Millville Plain and Dersch Road intersection.  We will try to limit cars traveling in our lane but we cannot guarantee that none will travel with us so be alert and courteous to the car traffic.  From the Millville Plains and Dersch intersection on, you should follow the normal rules of the road as no special traffic control will be provided.  

5.    Weather forecast is good at this time, but it is Fall in the mountains, so be prepared for a cool morning.  The ride will go on rain or shine so be prepared.

6.    After-ride meal for 50 mile and longer riders.  Served by Kahuna’s Mongolian Barbeque from 11:00 to 5:00 at the park.

7.    Beer Garden is open from 1 pm to 5 pm at the park.

8.    Deep Grove will provide the Disc Jockey at the park.

9.    Pick up your T-shirt and Dignity Health water bottle after your ride using your bib number.

10.    Check out the ride maps on line or the Strava maps for routes and Rest Stops.  We will also provide a ride map with cue sheet for your ride at registration.

Your ride leader is Randy Brix and he has more than 50 volunteers serving you during this ride event

2017 Schedule of Fees

2017 Schedule of Fees

Register now before the fees go up September 6st and October 18th!

Postponed to 2017 due to Weather

Postponed to 2017 due to Weather

It looks like the weather is going to be pretty nasty this weekend with an early season storm, so we have decided to postpone The Wildcat GranFondo until 2017 (date TBD). Please do not crucify our decision if the sun comes out on Saturday there are a lot of factors that come into play when making this decision with the best data we have on hand. We wanted to give the out of town participants a chance to cancel their hotels and change their arrangements. We absolutely want to make sure that this event kicks off well and is here to stay.

Official Statement from the board below. 

"Rider safety is our utmost priority.  Regretfully, the Board of Directors and the Wildcat committee for the Wildcat GranFondo have made the decision to postpone the Wildcat GranFondo until October 2017.
Our decision has been made with much consideration to the health safety and welfare of all riders.  The unseasonable stormy forecast for the two days before and the day of the ride indicate a high probability of heavy rains, winds, and poor visibility.  
We would like to offer you the chance to stay with us with your registration money and ride next year, but if you would absolutely need a refund, please send an email to info@thewildcatgranfondo.com"

National Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 6AM PDT TUE

... ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN EXPECTED LATE THIS WEEK...

.IMPACTS... *SLICK ROADS *SNOW IMPACTING SEASONAL MOUNTAIN PASS TRAVEL *CLOGGED GUTTERS AND DRAINS FROM FALLEN LEAVES *DOWNED SMALL BRANCHES AND BLOWING DEBRIS

.FORECAST CONFIDENCE... *HIGH CONFIDENCE

.TIMING AND STRENGTH... *SEVERAL WAVES OF PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY *1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN ACROSS THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY, 3 TO 8 INCHES OVER THE MOUNTAINS *BREEZY SOUTH WINDS ACROSS THE VALLEY, WINDY OVER THE MOUNTAINS *SNOW LEVELS MAINLY ABOVE 7000 FEET *COOLER TEMPERATURES (VALLEY HIGHS IN THE 60S)

.WEATHER SUMMARY... BIG PATTERN CHANGE IS EXPECTED LATE THIS WEEK, AS A SERIES OF WEATHER SYSTEMS MOVE INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. SEVERAL WAVES OF RAIN ARE EXPECTED, STARTING LATE THURSDAY AND CONTINUING INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. PRECIPITATION CHANCES DECREASE LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. SNOW LEVELS LOOK HIGH AT THIS POINT, MAINLY ABOVE MAJOR PASS LEVELS. SEASONAL PASSES SUCH AS SONORA AND EBBETTS PASSES MAY BE IMPACTED, AS WELL AS LASSEN NATIONAL PARK. COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO ACCOMPANY THE PATTERN CHANGE.

If you are not riding you can still help get helmets 4 kids!

If you are not riding you can still help get helmets 4 kids!

Putting on an event like this takes a lot of work, a lot of meetings and pre-production. A small team from the Shasta Wheelmen and Ride Redding is handing most of that work, but what we need the most is help during the event itself ! So consider volunteering on the day, we will have a lot of different options for helping out and just want everyone to have a good time! 

Just add your name to the list below and we will be in touch! 

Schedule of fees

Schedule of fees