7,500 people participated in Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge Gran Fondo yesterday in Santa Rosa, California.
Ken Conley was there taking photos, which you can view here. More photos will be posted to the official Gran Fondo gallery later this week.
Elsewhere: Ron “Spingineer” Ng chronicles his Gran Fondo ride, Jacob Bayless rode his mountain bike more than 100 miles, Brett Lider’s Gran Fondo photos, Podium Insight report and photos.
During Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge Gran Fondo bicycle ride last October, 57 year old Anoush Zebarjadian was hit from behind with the side mirror of a 90s maroon Ford Explorer. The driver, who reportedly harassed other cyclists on the ride, fled the scene. Riders who witnessed the collision on Graton Road said the hit appeared to be intentional. Zebarjadien is still recovering from the severe head injuries he sustained in the assault.
The California Highway Patrol has hit a deadend on their investigation. The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the hit-and-run driver.
“The CHP needs the public’s help in this investigation,” says CHP sergeant Robert Mota I believe that someone out there has information that could lead to the arrest of the responsible person. The reward money will hopefully entice that person to come forward.”
More information and a fund-raising appeal at Bike Sonoma.