at The Mad Duck

Sunday, October 20th
​A Whisky, Brew & Art Affair

If you have a volunteer's heart and desire to help with this year's event, please contact Dawn.  You'll love her.
If you are an artist and would like to donate a piece to the auction, please contact Nick for more information.  He's pretty great too.

Heartfelt thanks to those who support us. 

Ampersand Ice Cream

In 2016 we traveled through the classic distilling of the Lowlands, Highlands and the coastal ranges of Scotland; in 2017 we ventured beyond those ancient traditions into the world of today's contemporary craft distilling.  And in 2018, The Mad Duck's Alex Costa and his team took us on a journey away from Scotland to another ancient land, as we explored the fine art of Japanese whisky, where they have taken a vital corpus of work from the Scotch masters and imbued their own flavor and style to create a libatious masterpiece. Specially fashioned Mad Duck craft brews are always featured, and with our humble thanks, Cru Wines also generously flowed.  Substantial artisanal fare once again complemented each tilt of the glass, while the Ben Boone designed jazz ensemble and a silent auction of works from some of the valley's finest artists ensured our inspired journey to Japan and back would leave us fulfilled in body, heart, mind and Ed spirit.​  ​Indeed it did.

Saturday, October 19th
The HAMMER Tunes & Tires

WTF food truck

Edward O. Lund Foundation

​​​​​​​​​​​A fine Scotch and a flagon of ale were two of Edward's favorite potations 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 and exceptional art, that we gather as friends and community each year to explore the nuances of these uniquely creative endeavors at our Whisky, Brew and Art Affair, in celebration of those worlds Ed loved.

A Whisky, Brew & Art Affair 

For Revelers of All Ages

​​​​​An Ed Lund Inspired Celebration of Music and Some Serious Cycling

Allard's Art Fresno

Last year's TUNES element of the HAMMER featured Liverpool's hot indie-rock band, BANNERS, as well as Southern California's Jeff Brinkman Band,

AC Myles and Call Me James. Cyclists, family and friends gathered together in celebration of community, music and a grand adventure on two wheels.  Mad Duck Craft Brews, phenomenal food trucks, Allard's Art booth and other activities for adults and kids completed the festive atmosphere.  STAY TUNED FOR THIS YEARS LINEUP!  The Hammer is a family-friendly event and admission is free to the general public.  


​The TIRES element of the HAMMER is a Road Rally format event with options for professional cyclists and rookies alike. Two-time National Champion, Olympic medalist and 3-time Tour of  California winner, Levi Leipheimer, participated in the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 events and will be one of the many

returning in 2019.  

​The Hammer Road Rally is a serious ride celebrating the love of adventure on two wheels.  It is perfect for your adventure road bike with 25c or larger tires. If you're going for the gravel options, most road cyclists will be comfortable on 28c tires, and are recommended. But if you're not comfortable with gravel descents on a road bike, you might even want to throw on some tires with a minimal amount of tread. To each his or her own!  Cool swag and unique awards are a given. Festival admission and a meal and drinks are also included with your cycling registration.

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.   Contact our friend, Lisa, at Bike Monkey for more info.  She's awesome.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

The Hammer Tunes & Tires

Edward was an avid cyclist and music lover throughout his life.  He never tarried around an opportunity to best his last time on a bike or enjoy an eclectic selection of tunes on and off the dance floor.

An Ed Lund Inspired Celebration of Music and Some Serious Cycling

And rest assured, it is not necessary to partake of whisky, wine or craft brews to appreciate this extraordinary gathering, as it is ultimately about enjoying the kinship of good friends and family.  Come join us.  Tickets will be available in September.


​​Please support them in return.

Celebrating Fine Art, Whisky and Inspired Craft Brews

Benefiting Arts Scholarships at Fresno State

The Smittcamp Family Honors College

A Weekend of Lund Jollity October 2019

Emboldening Students of the Arts at Fresno State