Registration for the Levi Leipheimer King Ridge GranFondo, an annual ride that takes cyclists over some of the most challenging and scenic roads in Sonoma County, opens Monday morning.
It will be the fifth year for the ride, which last year raised $248,000 for nonprofit organizations, fire departments, schools and the city of Santa Rosa, which uses the money to help pay for the cost of hosting a stage of the Amgen Tour of California.
The ride will have slots for 7,500 riders. The 4,000 slots for the 100-mile ride are the most popular, usually selling out within a few days and drawing riders from throughout the United States and overseas.
The cost is $150 for the century ride, $130 for the 65-mile medio ride, and $75 for the 35-mile piccolo ride.
The ride will be held Oct. 5, with the start and finish line and a festival at the Finley Center in Santa Rosa.
Registration opens at 9 a.m. at www.levisgranfondo.com.
Community Hanukkah celebrations
5 p.m. Sonoma County Chabad Jewish Center celebration at Oakville Grocery Store, 124 Matheson St., Healdsburg.
6:15 p.m. Congregation Shomrei Torah “Night of Lights” potluck party at the Santa Rosa synagogue, 2600 Bennett Valley Road. Bring a vegetarian or dairy dish to share. Click here for more information.
5:30 p.m. Community Hanukkah celebration at B’nai Israel Jewish Center, 740 Western Ave., and potluck dinner in Petaluma. Click here for more information.
5:30 p.m. Congregation Ner Shalom Hanukkah party and vegetarian potluck dinner, 85 La Plaza, in Cotati. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Click here for more information.
7 p.m. Sonoma County Chabad Jewish Center celebration at the Sebastopol town plaza.
10:30 a.m. Hanukkah story time at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma.
4 p.m. Sonoma County Chabad Jewish Center celebration at Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa.
4:30 p.m. Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma’s “Chanukah at the River” celebration, 100 Petaluma Blvd. N., with a 9-foot menorah lighting, food, music, a raffle and more.
5 p.m. Sonoma County Chabad Jewish Center celebration at Oliver’s Market, 546 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati.
5 p.m. Sonoma County Chabad Jewish Center celebration at Oliver’s Market, 560 Montecito Center, Santa Rosa.
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