Konocti Challenge Cycling Event: The Final Ride

Celebrating 30 years

The 30th running of the Konocti Challenge cycling event is set to take place Saturday, October 1st in Lake County for one final time. This cycling event, produced by the Rotary Club of Lakeport, brings in hundreds of cyclists and their guests to participate in this unique and fun, and fitness-oriented event. The ride is staged from the Skylark Shores Resort in Lakeport with the festivities beginning on Friday afternoon with local wine & beer tasting and the rider packet pick-up from 4-7 PM.  This final ride will feature the two “Nostalgia Rides” of 20 miles and 40 miles culminating in the after-ride BBQ and live music. 

The cyclists will be departing Saturday morning from the Skylark between 8 AM and 10 AM. The 20-mile and 40-mile routes travel through Scotts Valley and to Kelseyville. The ride route maps can be found at:

www.konoctichallenge.com 

The ride has significantly impacted our local economy for 30 years, bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Lake County community with hotels booked to capacity, restaurants filled and the shops and wineries seeing many visitors. “This is an amazing event for our community and we are excited to bring all of these folks to our beautiful area,” said Konocti Challenge Ride Director and Lakeport Rotarian Jennifer Strong. “While this is the end of an era, it is our opportunity for us to show off the incredible assets we have and to encourage these cyclists to come back other times during the year”. The ride has been highly regarded as one of the best in the state as was apparent with their Cycle CA! Magazine Awards for the Best Metric Century of 2014 and the 2015 Excellence in Service Award. 

If you would like to register for the event, please do so online at:

www.konoctichallenge.com.  

The deadline to register this year is September 23rd and no same-day registrations will be available. Thank you to our long-time sponsors: Calpine Corporation, Eagle One Distributing, Lake County Tribal Health, and Kelseyville Lumber.   

There are also still volunteer opportunities available – contact konoctichallenge2022@gmail.com if you are interested in helping and please share the road! The Rotary Club of Lakeport meets every Wednesday from 12 pm-1 pm at O’meara Brother’s Brewing. Follow us on Facebook at  Lakeport Rotary to keep up to date on all Rotary activities and events!

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