Bike the Bridges, a fundraiser for Special Olympics, will be held in June. (Courtesy photo)

Bike the Bridges, a fundraiser for Special Olympics, will be held in June. (Courtesy photo)

Law Enforcement Torch Run turns to cycling fundraiser

By Lt. Marlaina Dernoncourt, AA/Public Information Officer
California State Prison, Solano

In June, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employees will join others in law enforcement to pedal for Special Olympics.

The sixth annual Bike the Bridges event is scheduled for Sunday, June 14. This scenic ride and craft beer festival helps raise funds for athletes to compete in the Special Olympics.

Special Olympics benefits from the ride, featuring members of law enforcement as well as their families and friends.

Special Olympics benefits from the ride, featuring members of law enforcement as well as their families and friends. (Courtesy photo)

California State Prison, Solano, has created a team for prison employees, families and friends. Register under “Team Solano” to participate.

Riders will have the choice of a 25 mile, 100K (62 mile) or Century (100 mile) ride. New this year is the 25 Mile Bonus Route, extending the ride to 50K (29.29 miles). The bonus ride is included in the 25-mile registration fee.

The rides start and end at Waterfront Park in Martinez, with all courses taking the riders across the scenic Carquinez Bridge and the Benicia Bridge.

An all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch hosted by 96H Brand Catering will be provided to all riders. Guest lunch tickets can be purchased on site for $15 each.

Enjoy the Craft Beer Festival with live music provided by the Michael Beck Band and Well Secluded. Presale tickets for the festival are $20, and $25 at the door.

Ride registration runs from $50 to $70, depending on the route.

(Editor’s note: Some websites may not be accessible from a CDCR computer.)

For more information, and to register, visit https://www.sonc.org/events/our-fundraisers/bike-bridges-martinez.