It's important to note that the HAMMER Road Rally is a cycling experience for riders of all abilities who want to be a part of a special narrative. Only the "Hard" and "Hammer" routes are timed, while the "Easyish" and "Medium" routes are non-timed, casual ride options for those who simply want to experience a beautiful, fully-supported ride. It's all good.
Due to COVID-19 and the Creek Fire raging in the fall, it was with great sadness that we had to reschedule our
2020 events to October 16-17, 2021. We send our love and support to those affected
communities and all of our front line heroes.
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.
Last year we moved further up into the Sierra, where everything begins and ends at Shaver Lake. The routes have been expanded to include some of the most incredible roads and scenery you can find in a saddle. The HAMMER is the largest route and features an absolutely massive 15 mile long gravel climb at 9,196' above sea level. Two-time National Champion, Olympic medalist and 3-time Tour of California winner, Levi Leipheimer, has been enjoying the challenge since 2015, and will be one of the many cyclists returning this year.
2019’s Affair was another enchanting evening in celebration of art, in its many forms, and the life that inspired us to gather in revelry of it.
And, as always, HAMMERists will be greeted at the finish line with live tunes, great food and Mad Duck brews in celebration of another legit Sierra cycling adventure.
“The Scottish tradition gave life to all these different expressions, not unlike how artists are influenced by different masters and then eventually create their own movement.” - Alex Costa
An Ed Lund Inspired Celebration of Some Serious Sierra Cycling
Whether you choose to ride or not ride, dance to the music or simply relax and enjoy it, this October 17 will be an idyllic time to revel in good spirit and fond memories, while creating some new ones - as Ed would.
Heartfelt thanks to those who support us.
If you have a volunteer's heart and desire to help with this year's event, please contact Dawn. You'll love her.
Please support them in return.
More details for our October 18, 2020 happening will be release in May and tickets will be available for purchase in September. Mark your calendars now!
Guests enjoyed an exhibition and silent auction of works from some of our finest local and international artists, while grooving to the smooth sounds of Ben Boone and friends. And once again an abundance of savory bites and bevvies were served, while the Mad Duck’s Alex Costa lead the potation-curious through an exploration of the many articulations of whiskey that scotch has given to the world.
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2021
A Scotch, Brew & Art Affair
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 Scotch, Brew and Art Affair, in celebration of those worlds Ed loved.
for riders and revelers of all ages
And rest assured, it is not necessary to partake of scotch, wine or craft brews to appreciate this extraordinary gathering, as it is ultimately about enjoying the kinship of good friends and family. It is always an Ed-Spirit filled affair to remember. You should join us.
If you aren't able to ride but would like to be a part of this prodigious
experience, volunteers are always needed 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. Sign up directly with our friends at
Bike Monkey. They're awesome.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021
The Hammer Road Rally
Edward was an avid cyclist throughout his life and never tarried around an opportunity to best his last time on a bike. The HAMMER Road Rally was designed in the spirit of Ed; as a ride to recalibrate your soul. It celebrates the love of adventure, and a good challenge, on two wheels.