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    Ride w/Juli Furtado in the MCBC Dirt Fondo!

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    Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) will acknowledge Juli Furtado for her contributions to mountain biking at this year's MCBC Dirt Fondo. Come ride with Juli, our Guest of Honor, on an epic ride in the birthplace of mountain biking on Sunday, September 7, 2014. The MCBC Dirt Fondo takes riders on a 45-mile journey from the Marin Headlands to the top of Mt. Tam and back, with 7,000 feet of elevation gain!

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    Juli Furtado is one of the most accomplished women mountain bikers. She is a 3x World Cup Overall Champion and current record holder for most World Cup wins. She represented the USA in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and went on to create the first women's specific mountain bike.

    MCBC Dirt Fondos offer a taste of Marin's bike legal trail network, which includes world-class views and challenging trails and fire roads. The off-road Fondo is well supported and participants will enjoy riding with some of the pioneers of mountain biking, including Gary Fisher, Joe Breeze and Otis Guy. Other VIPs include Shine Riders Pro Lauren Gregg and NorCal Executive Director Vanessa Hauswald. There is incredible ride support along the entire route, a tasty gourmet BBQ at the end of the rides and all participants receive a free MCBC Dirt Fondo t-shirt.

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    MCBC encourages riders of all abilities to give it a try and our team of course marshals, roving mechanics and rest station hosts will help you achieve your goal. There are turn-back points along the way that create shorter loop options, including a 32, 20 or 10 mile route.

    What: An endurance ride, with 10, 20, 32 and 45 mile options
    When: Sunday, September 7, 2014 (soft start between 7:00 am and 8:00 am)
    Where: Point Bonita YMCA Conference Center, 981 Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94956
    Registration fee: $95 - Limited space, don't delay!

    Proceeds from the Dirt Fondo support MCBCs Off-Road Program, which works to expand trail opportunities for mountain biking while promoting good trail etiquette and environmental stewardship.

    So ride with Juli and support new trails, while being an ambassador of mountain biking.

    MCBC Dirt Fondo Mt. Tam Challenge - Sunday, September 7 -

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    I've seen Julie around town here in Santa Cruz a couple times and it's so weird because 99.9% of people have no idea they are in the presence of an Olympian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    I've seen Julie around town here in Santa Cruz a couple times and it's so weird because 99.9% of people have no idea they are in the presence of an Olympian.
    I use to see her at The Perg all the time when I lived in the bay area. She signed my RS Caffeinated poster many years that framed and it hangs in my office.

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    Juli is amazing, great to see she is still getting after it!
    Go get that KOM "You Deserve" -

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    Sure wish we didn't have plans to be riding in Ashland that day. She kicked butt back in the day, and a damn fine deserving champion that mountain biking can be very proud to have in its history of the " greats" that graced the racing scene.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Super modest, and a class act all the way.

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