The seventh annual Jim Rogers Memorial Ride is set for 11 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 6, rain or shine.
In 2010, Jim Rogers, a beloved local bicycle enthusiast was tragically killed by a distracted driver while riding his bike on Highway 174. His widow, Carolyn Jones-Rogers says the first memorial ride was organized just a few weeks after he was killed and drew about 300 riders. She says there are two main reasons they do the ride. First is because cycling was Rogers’ passion and made him really happy, so they want to encourage people in riding their bikes.
The event is free for all and will begin at Tour of Nevada City Bike Shop, located at 457 Sacramento St. in Nevada City. The ride follows the “LeMond Loop,” which is about 16 miles long, but also has a shorter ride that goes for about 6 miles which is family friendly.
A $5 donation is suggested and all funds raised will benefit youth bicycling groups in Nevada County.