SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
Edward was an avid cyclist throughout his life and never tarried around an opportunity to best his last time, nor did he hesitate to help a novice learn the nuances of a fulfilling ride.
The ROAD RALLY element of the HAMMER has options for professionals and rookies alike. Two-time National Champion, Olympic medalist and 3-time Tour of California winner, Levi Leipheimer, participated in the 2016 and 2017 events and will be one of many returning in 2018.
The rally is designed as a "Micro-Stage Race," offering a perfect mix of competition and camaraderie. We score specific "segments" through a single day, as well as the entire route from start to finish. That means you can ride for hours but only race for short periods of time where it's fun and challenging. The best cumulative times across all segments for the day are deemed the winners. Individual and combined segments are awarded. Festival admission and a meal are included in your registration.
The MUSIC element of the HAMMER features local and world-renown bands gathered together in celebration of life and family. Mad Duck Craft Brews, phenomenal food trucks, Allard's Art booth and other activities for adults and kids - as well as local artisan booths - complete the festive atmosphere. A special RIDE is also planned JUST FOR KIDS that might not be ready for the big routes just yet. The festival is a family-friendly event and is open to the general public. AND the FIRST 100 people to register for the festival will get FREE ADMISSION AND A MEAL!
Whether you choose to ride or not ride, dance to the music or simply relax and enjoy it, The Hammer is an idyllic time to revel in good spirit and fond memories, while creating some new ones - as Ed would.
If you would like to volunteer to help at the aid stations, Marshal, SAG, set-up or take-down, hospitality or kids activity station...We would love your help. Whether you have an hour or two or six, there is something for every skill level.
An Ed Lund Inspired Adventure in Music and Serious Cycling
Heartfelt thanks to those who support us.
Saturday, October 20th
The Hammer - An Ed Lund Inspired Adventure in Music and Serious Cycling
For Revelers of All Ages
Sunday, October 21st
A Scotch, Brew & Art Affair - A Three Hour Embrace of Good Things
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Edward O. Lund Foundation
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
A Scotch, Brew & Art Affair
A fine Scotch and a flagon of ale were two of Edward's favorite libations at the end of any good day. Blessedly, there were many good days for Ed.
It is because he held a special place in his heart for the lands and libations of the Scots that we gather as friends and community each year to explore the unique nuances of this fine spirit during our annual Scotch, Brew and Art Affair, in celebration of the worlds Ed loved.
In the past we traveled through the classic distilling of the Lowlands, Highlands and the coastal ranges of Scotland. We have also explored the art of contemporary scotch, travelling beyond the ancient traditions of yesteryear and into the world of today's craft distilling and its evolution into an exciting and seductive new category. Specially fashioned Mad Duck brews are always featured, and substantial epicurean fare complements each tilt of the glass. Of course, you don't have to partake of the scotch and brew to appreciate this inspired gathering, as it is ultimately about enjoying the kinship of dear friends and family. The Eva Scow Band and a silent auction of works from some of the valley's finest artists always ensures our journey from Scotland to the Central Valley leaves us fulfilled in body, heart, mind and Ed spirit.
Tickets will be available for purchase in September.
If you would like to volunteer to help at this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.