Events, news & notes for 10/11
Valley Girls Ride
When: Oct. 20
Where: Start/finish at Wild Water Adventure Park (11413 E. Shaw Ave., Clovis)
For seven years, this all-female, noncompetitive event has promoted women’s cycling in the Valley while raising funds for local charities.
Choose from a 10- or 20-mile short course (11 a.m.), a 35-mile medium course (9:30) or the 64- or 75-mile long courses (8:30). All rides head into the countryside east of Clovis.
Register at active.com. Fees range from $25-$55 and offer SAG support. Longer rides also have rest stops. Details: valleygirlsride.com.
News & notes
- Always dreamed about hiking the world-famous John Muir Trail? Then check out a free presentation with photographs, stories, tips and planning details about the 211-mile trek from Yosemite Valley to Mount Whitney at 2 p.m. Sunday at REI. Register at rei.com/fresno.
- Officials at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are seeking input on draft alternatives for their Wilderness Stewardship Plan. Four public workshops are scheduled, including at the Visalia Marriott on Oct. 30. Comments will be accepted through Nov. 19 at parkplanning.nps.gov/sekiwild.
- Paddle with salmon on the Tuolumne River during one of four trips (Oct. 28, Nov. 3, 4 and 10) sponsored by the San Joaquin River Stewardship Program. No paddling experience necessary. Cost is $55 per person, which includes equipment. Details: Steve Starcher, (559) 289-8874.
- Gray wolves may be listed as an endangered species after the California Fish and Game Commission opened a 12-month window to study the issue.
- The Off the Front Century, scheduled this Saturday, has been canceled due to ongoing construction on Road 200.
- Guy Yocum of Dana Point may have won $1 million by catching a 427-pound yellowfin tuna last month off Mexico. If that weight is confirmed, it would break the world record of 405 pounds and win the monetary bonus offered by Mustad, the company that made the hook that caught the fish.
By Marek Warszawski