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100% of net from the event goes into supporting the park benefiting youth sports and recreation for the community.

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Mark your calendars now for April 15, 2017 to come to Calaveras County to bicycle through the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills. All proceeds benefit Feeney Park, a non-profit community sports and recreational facility in Murphys, offering youth soccer and baseball fields, skate park, walking trails, picnic areas, a disc golf course, plus an amphitheater.

Wildflower-full April is a great time to get into the frontier spirit evoked by Mark Twain in his “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” 


We are showing off the southwest end of our county and have even included a TIME TRIAL in the middle of the longer ride. We are not changing the route this year because of the great feedback we had from the riders last year. Both rides will leave you hungry for that homemade BBQ at the finish in Feeney Park. All the climbing and zippy downhills will be there without the rigors of the rough roads of past Mr. Frog
’s Wild Rides. The long route will include a ride to New Melones Lake and feature a short time trial in the middle if desired. Winner of the time trial will be awarded a prize at the conclusion of the ride.
On the 100K route, there is one mile of gravel in the long ride--that is perfectly rideable--so one can pretend briefly to be a randonneur at the Paris Roubaix. Elevation gain is 4436 ft. for the 100K and 2461 ft. for the 50K ride.

Come join us April 16, 2016 for our springtime ride in the beautiful Sierra Foothills! Everyone from kids to grandparents are welcome to join in the fun whether riding or not. Spend Sunday wine tasting, hiking, enjoying the sights and history, shopping, or just relaxing. There will great food, live music, and much more.

2014 MAPS (same route but TimeTrials diff location):     50K    100K

For ride details see REGISTRATION page.

PLEASE NOTE:  This ride is meant for the safe enjoyment of our participants. Every participant should train for the challenges presented by that rider's chosen route. Use of CPSC approved helmets is required. The California Vehicle Code must be followed, and courtesy to other riders and drivers is expected. Although these two routes are paved, except for one mile of gravel in the 100K ride--that is perfectly rideable, much of the traveling is on back roads that have undergone much spot patching, leaving irregularities and bumps. Potholes happen. Ride organizers and sponsors are not responsible for the condition of the pavement surface. Every rider should carry personal identification and spare tubes, a tire pump and a patch kit. Waivers must be signed on ride day.

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ABOUT Feeney Park

Veteran's Day 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of Feeney Park's official opening. That ceremony in 1999 was the culmination of nearly a decade of effort by community members to provide a recreational facility for Murphys and the Highway 4 corridor. 

 

Feeney Park was a "field of dreams" that began with Edna Feeney's bequest of land to the community of Murphys.  What followed has been a heartening example of collaboration and perseverance for the greater good.     Early Feeney Park Foundation members like Jan and Dave Olson, Felize Cizmich, and Glen Plowman established the legal basis for the park, entered into a joint use agreement with the Vallecito School District to extend the acreage after Barden Stevenot agreed to a land swap, and raised funds for construction. Led by John Yost and John Hacker with the donation of time, equipment, and expertise by Emerson, Sutton, and Ford construction companies and the muscle of the Vallecito Conservation Corps, the park was built.  Many individuals, and many businesses gave of their time and talent as the land was graded and blasted--that much flat land being hard to come by in the foothills--water, sewer, and electrical infrastructure was laid, turf and trees planted, an irrigation system installed, and the buildings erected.  Each component has its own story, from whole families picking rocks before the newly graded fields were seeded, to a high school student painting a map of the park for the entry kiosk.

 

Through the years the maintenance and further development of the park have continued to be community efforts.   A recognition board on the deck between the snack bar and restrooms lists many of the contributors and will be updated at the end of this year. 

 

Over the years, additions to the original soccer and baseball fields and parking lot include a perimeter walking trail, skatepark, amphitheater stage and lighting, pavement, picnic tables, and most recently, a popular disc golf course.  Many people do not realize that the only governmental input has been supervisor support, the aforementioned Vallecito crew, grant money from Proposition 40 for access road paving, amphitheater stage and lights with adjacent ADA restroom, and CalFire grants in the early years for trees.   Everything else built at the park and its ongoing maintenance are due to the goodwill of users and others of the community plus two major fund raisers a year, the Murphys Gold Rush Street Faire held in conjunction with Grape Stomp, and Mr. Frog's Wild Ride, a bike ride held in the spring. 

 

Visit the park and see what a community working together can accomplish! 

 

Contact info:

feeneypark@gmail.com;  Feeney Park, PO Box 2432, Murphys, CA 95247


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