Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM PDT
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New Hogan Dam Administrative Offices 
2713 Hogan Dam Rd
Valley Springs, CA 95252

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Rob Williams
Calaveras County Arts Council

2021 Ride & Walk4Art 

Please join us on March 21, 2021 for Ride & Walk4Art in the beautiful California foothills in West Calaveras County. Choose from 3 bicycle rides—25-miles, 45-miles or 75-miles—or an easy 4.5-mile walk skirting New Hogan Lake.

We're expecting no more than 300 participants, making this an intimate ride with a community vibe. You'll traverse rolling California foothills along roads that rarely see cars, past scenic views of oak forests and pastoral meadows and the blue waters of three reservoirs.

All Ride4Art rides start at the Hogan Dam Reservoir Administration offices and follow the same route through the town of Valley Springs. At mile 6, the 25-mile bike ride splits off and takes cyclists through the small Gold Rush town of Campo Seco. The 45-mile course continues past Pardee Reservoir north to Harrah's new Northern California entertainment center and casino in Ione, then heads south to Camanche Reservoir, and back to New Hogan Reservoir. New this year, a 75-mile ride takes you past a rolling landscape and five steep hill climbs to the small Gold Rush towns of Paloma and Jackson. The new Metric Plus Century Hill Climbs descents have spectacular views of Mt Diablo, the Valley and the Tri-Lake area.

The Walk4Art walking path is smooth and well maintained with no steep inclines. This multi-use trail starts at the small parking area north of park headquarters. From there it travels above the water on a crushed gravel path past Wrinkle Cove, Fiddleneck, Acorn Campground, and Oak Knoll Campground.

Health guidelines
We will be strictly observing all health protocols at that time to keep you and our volunteers safe. Please be aware that this event is subject to State and Local health department rulings and guidelines, and all public health safety protocols will be required for participation, including wearing a mask to cover your nose and mouth when you can't maintain at least 6 feet of space from other participants, hand sanitization, and maintaining appropriate social distancing. 

Register Now!

Registration: February 8—March 19
Registration closes at 250 riders and 40 walkers
25 miles/ $40
45 miles/ $45
75 miles/ $65
$20/age 16 and under all rides

$20 for Walkers

$5 discount for Calaveras County Arts Council Members (To be taken at checkout. Call the Arts Council for the discount code, or watch for it in your email.)

Ride and Walk4Art is sponsored by the Calaveras County Arts Council and all proceeds support Arts in Education. This fund supports classroom teachers and school sites to provide art classes and programs to elementary, middle, and high school students. 

See you there!