Published April 21, 2004


Join hundreds of cyclists on Saturday, April 24th for the 14th Annual Top Hat Classic bike tour.  All money raised at the Top Hat Classic is used to fund research and to provide programs and services for Northern Californians affected by multiple sclerosis. 

Fun and Prizes 
Begin your day with a continental breakfast at CarrAmerica Corporate Center in Hacienda, the starting line for the events. After finishing your event, be sure to return for the Finish Line Party where you will enjoy an afternoon of food, drinks and music. Sports massage therapists and professional bike mechanics will also be on hand for participants.  Win bike store gift certificates, clothing, or a trip for two to the "Tour of Champions" bike tour.  Prizes are being awarded based on the amount of pledges raised. 

Event Description 
This fun event offers several different courses making it an event for all abilities.  Every rider will enjoy pedaling through charming East Bay communities. Depending on the course, some riders will enjoy riding through the foothills of Mount Diablo (25 mile route), under the redwood trees of the San Leandro Hills (50 and 75 mile routes) and past the view of Briones Regional Park (75 mile route).  Rest stops will be located along the route. 

You can register as a single rider or a team.  You can register by simply following this link: www.nmss.org/can or by calling 1 (800) FIGHT MS.  The registration fee is $45, and pledges are encouraged but not required. Registration will also be taken on the day of the event.  Refer to the contact below for additional details.

Contact Information
Kathleen McMakini
National MS Society
150 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 268-0572 x 116  phone     (510) 268-0575   fax     kathleen.mcmakin@can.nmss.org e-mail     www.nmss.org/can  WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California 94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW