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The Fire House - This route takes cyclists across the agricultural flatlands of the San Joaquin
Valley via historic Garces Hwy 155, through to the settlement town of Woody. From the rest stop
at the Firehouse and Historic settlement cabin, cyclists will turn around and descend back down
Garces Hwy 155 to Memorial Park in Delano, CA. From there the riders will head back to the
town of Allensworth. This is an up and back ride. Although most of this route is flat, riders will
still experience some beautiful ranchlands at the base of the foothills. (80 miles)
This route is for INTERMEDIATE RIDERS
Century and Funride
|Sunday, June 9, 2013
|Where is Colonel Allensworth State Park Located?
- Many former Colonel Allensworth Century Riders go on to become California Triple Crowners.
- Part of the Allensworth Ride is used by the California AMGEN Tour
|Come Roll with the Colonel into the turn of the century early California. Ride
across the agricultural farmlands of California's San Joaquin Valley into the
beautiful foothills of the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The Ride: The Allensworth Century is a bike ride
from Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park across the
farmlands of California's San Joaquin Valley. Ride the
beautiful foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada
The ride will conclude with a Buffalo Soldier style BBQ lunch,
celebration festival of the founding of Allensworth at the town's center.
There will be interesting exhibits, great food, good music, arts and
crafts. You can also tour the towns square, narrated by Friends of
ADVANCED CENTURY - (100+ miles) - NEW ROUTE!!! This route will take cyclists across the
agricultural flatlands of the San Joaquin Valley via historic Garces Hwy 155, through to the historic
settlement town of Woody. From the rest stop, cyclists continue their climb up through the
mountains toward Glenville, CA via Hwy 155 to Granite Road. Cyclists will descend southbound
back through the beautiful hillside rancheros of Woody via Old Stage Road.
There will be a stop in historic town of Ducor before heading back to the Allensworth Colony.
Riders will head back through the city of Delano northwest to the town of Allensworth. Riders will
experience some of the most beautiful frontier countryside in the southern Sierras.
NOTE: Due to changes in elevation and weather and traffic, this route is HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED FOR ADVANCED RIDERS or Experienced Century Riders.
Who was Colonel Allen Allensworth?
Colonel Allen Allensworth was an Army chaplain the
United States' 24th Infantry's infamous Buffalo Soldiers
who teamed up with another gifted visionary named
William Payne and upon his retirement created a colony
of opportunity in early 1900s Central Valley California
Read the Story
Buffalo Soldiers Funride - This ALL FLAT out and back route takes cyclists through the farming
communities of Delano. From the first rest stop in the orange groves cyclists will turn around and
head back to the town of Allensworth. This is an up and back ride.
Bring your aerobars, your tandems (40 miles) This route is for BEGINNERS
In August 1908 Colonel Allen Allensworth and four other settlers established a town founded, financed and governed by African Americans.
Their dream of developing an abundant and thriving community stemmed directly from a strong belief in programs that allowed blacks to help
themselves create better lives. By 1910 Allensworth's success was the focus of many national newspaper articles praising the town and its
An unavoidable set of circumstances made it impossible for the residents of this tiny town located 30 miles north of Bakersfield to achieve their
founders' dreams over the long term. But the town did remain home to a handful of families and individuals throughout the 20th century, and
true to the courage and resolve of its founders, the town has survived and persevered, earning the well-deserved title "The town that refused to
In 1974 California State Parks purchased land within the historical townsite of Allensworth, and it became Colonel Allensworth State Historic
Park. Today a collection of lovingly restored and reconstructed early 20th-century buildings-including the Colonel's house, historic schoolhouse,
Baptist church, and library-once again dots this flat farm country, giving new life to the dreams of these visionary pioneers.
With continuing restoration and special events, the town is coming back to life as a state historic park. The park's visitor center features a film
about the site. A yearly rededication ceremony reaffirms the vision of the pioneers.
|Roll with the Colonel's Posse!
Cycling Jerseys Available
Colonel Allensworth State Park is located in California's Central
Valley, north of Bakersfield and south of Fresno, CA between
highways I-5 and 99 on CA Hwy 43 (Info) & Directions
Colonel Allensworth State Park is located in California's Central Valley in the county Tulare near the Kern &
Tulare county line. Come visit a piece of California history. For More Ride Info Contact Us or (323)810.0141
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