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November 2, 2011
Cyclists ride for 25 hours as reminder to roll back clocks

A 300-mile cycling ride called the American River Bike Trail - 25 will begin at noon Saturday and end at noon Sunday but take 25 hours. That's not bad math. This is the weekend most of the country sets its clocks back an hour.

Cyclists will start the ride at William B. Pond park, ride along the American River Parkway's bike trail to Discovery Park, turn toward Beal's Point in Folsom 32.5 miles away and return to William B. Pond park about five hours later. They'll repeat the route five times.

Cyclists are expected to pedal 300 miles in the 25 hours. They've called on friends and volunteers for all-night support to provide food, water, snacks and warmth as they ride through rain and overnight temperatures in the low 40's. The ride, now in its second year, was envisioned by local endurance cyclist, Greg Wilson and fellow members of the Hammerin' Wheels cycling club.

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