Tracy Riders Cycling Club hosts 350 cyclists on uphill ride
by Jen De Los Santos
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Tracy Riders Cycling Club’s fourth annual Windmill Ride was another success, drawing more than 350 cycling enthusiasts from different parts of Northern California on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The invitational road cycling event featured two routes, 42 and 60 miles, both going over Patterson Pass.

More than 80 men and women also took part in King and Queen of the Mountain challenges on the steep incline, despite 30 mph wind on the pass.

Red Felix of Antioch took home the KOM title, and Karyn Casaus of Livermore claimed QOM bragging rights. John Shore of Modesto won the men’s 50-plus age group, while Nicole Genua of Walnut Creek bagged the women’s title for the same age group.

Glenn and Vilma Lejano of Castro Valley led the mass rollout of more than 350 participants and volunteers from Thoming Park, 1000 Cambridge Place. Glenn Lejano had a heart attack during last year’s Windmill Ride and was fortunate that he was surrounded by fellow riders who helped save his life.

Tracy Riders Cycling Club has about 60 members who share a love for cycling, health and fitness. They meet once a month and have weekly rides.

Interested individuals may go to for information about how to join the club.

Contributing to the 2013 Windmill Ride, which was free to participants, were several local and regional sponsors: Barista's, Comcast, Surla's Restaurant, Take Care Termite, Silva’s Bicycle Service, Island Gourmet, Livermore Cyclery, Mike’s Bikes, Kinetics Cycles, Road ID, Alicia’s Hair & Gossip at Rumors on Tenth, Beauty by Tess, Patxi’s Pizza, Joyful Smile Family Dentistry, Savvy Bikes and Prime Health & Nutrition.

•Members of clubs in Tracy or Mountain House are invited to share news about their groups. Send email to, call 835-3030 or leave a note at 131 W. 10th St.

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