2014 Tour Challenge


We’re very excited to announce the inaugural “Californie du Nord Tour Challenge” – Coinciding with Le Tour, this three-week, friendly competition will challenge Non Pro Tour Cyclists to keep up with the pro peloton!  Aside from bragging rights, we’ve partnered with Castelli to design a Leader’s and KOM jersey that will be awarded to the top male and female riders in each age category.



Leader’s “GC” Jersey – Starting July 5th and through July 27th you’ll have an opportunity to compete for this jersey.  Flat, hilly, or rolling, it doesn’t matter!  The male and female riders that accumulate the most miles during this time in their respective age category will receive a free Castelli jersey to commemorate his or her achievement.



King of the Mountain “KOM/QOM” Jersey – If climbing is more your specialty, you’ll also have a chance to don a commemorative “Californie du Nord Tour Challenge” Jersey.  The polkadot jersey will be awarded to the male and female riders that accumulate the most elevation gain between July 5th and July 27th.  There are no minimum mileage requirements for the polkadot jersey, so go out and ride those famous Northern California climbs we all love.


Rules – The rules are simple:

– Sign up by filling out and submitting this form (Challenge is Over.)

– You’ll need to have a public Garmin Connect or Strava account.  It’s the only way we’ll be able to keep track of miles and elevation.  If you’re on Strava, make sure you sign up for our Club Page.  We’ll be posting updates and you’ll be able to gauge the competition.

– No manual uploads, so make sure your GPS/Phones are working properly!


Some things to keep in mind – The purpose of this challenge is to have a bit of fun throughout the Tour so make sure you keep that in mind!  This isn’t a race! Time, speed, Strava KOM’s don’t factor into it the outcome so ride safely.  Obey ALL traffic laws and be courteous to your fellow cyclists and motorists alike.  Because this is a “local” challenge, some of you may know one another.  If not, it could be a great opportunity to meet some new faces, and ride with some new people.  We’ll provide weekly email and social media updates of the top 5 men and women in each of the age categories.  In the event that you win a yellow or polkadot jersey, we’ll be in touch to make sure we get the right size.  Finally, come by the shop and say hi!  You can find our hours and directions here.