Cyclists from around Northern California will gather in Calaveras County next month to show off their wild — or wilder — side at the annual Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride.
Registration is now open for entry to both rides.
The Wild Ride is a 50k jaunt through the country.
The Wilder Ride is a 100k course that includes areas around New Melones Lake.
This year’s ride will coincide with peak wildflower season in the Motherlode.
Here’s what you need to know about this year’s event.
The 50-kilometer Wild Ride has an elevation increase of 2,461 feet.
The 100-kilometer Wilder Ride has an increase of 4,436 feet. Both begin and end at Feeney Park.
Courses will open to riders at 7:30 p.m. on race day. And all riders must begin by 9 a.m.
The annual event is the main fundraiser for Feeney Park, which is located off Highway 4 on Pennsylvania Gulch Road. The park is home to the Bret Harte Little League as well as Ebbetts Pass Youth Soccer League.
Registration is $50 for the Wild Ride and $60 for the Wilder Ride.
A post-ride barbecue chicken meail at Feeney Park is included in the fee, and there will be a vegetarian option available. Until April 11, registration is available at www.mrfrogswildride.org.
You can also register and check in Friday, April 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Feeney Park.
Ride day registration and check-in begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m.
On-site bicycle tech support will be provided by Angels Camp’s Mountain Peddler.
Maps of both courses are located at www.mrfrogswildride.org.