Pro cyclist Chris Horner – currently riding for Team Radio Shack – will be in the Sacramento area this coming weekend (September 18) at Clark’s Corner Coffee House and Community Center in Ione, CA. He will be there in conjunction with a cycling event – the Clark’s Corner Cycling Challenge – where participants can take part in a group ride with Mr Horner himself through Ione. In addition, there will be a VIP dinner on Friday night, September 17.
The Clark’s Corner event is a little unique in that there is no “official” start line, but rather an end line in Ione. The ride with Chris – beginning at 11:00am on the 18th – will begin and end in Ione, but it is the getting to Ione by 11:00 is the intriguing part. According to Kraig Clark, owner of Clark’s Corner:
The concept of the Challenge is to ride from where you’re at with a group of friends for a common finish line with other cycling enthusiasts. Then, you can meet your family and friends in downtown and hang out and share some great stories. Visually, I can picture this tradition for years to come. My wife had this concept and I jumped fully on board since it combines a great training day with some special family time.
Kraig himself is no stranger to cycling and sport – having competed in the Ironman France in Nice, among other events.
Chris Horner’s 14 year pro career includes a 10th in this year’s Tour de France, a fourth place finish in the Tour of California 2010, and several USA Cycling National championships. His numerous top 10 placings include a first place finish in the Tour de Georgia in 2003. He also achieved no small amount of fame when he stopped to give a ride (yes – give a ride) to a crashed rider and his broken bike. He pedaled himself, the injured Billy Demong and Billy’s bike the final 2 kilometers across the finish line.