There were two longer courses for a century or half-century. A family ride and 25 mile were also offered for the less competitive. The bike expo and Family Fun Fair was located at the start/finish line. Local shops displayed their wares and bike equipment retailers showed their wares.
Dancing with our stars was a charity event in which a local member of Santa Clarita was paired up with a professional dancer. These dancers competed and danced for their charity of choice. There were 12 couples dancing and competing. The audience paid $25 for each vote for either the best dancer or choice charity.
This is a monthly marketplace at College of the Canyons in the parking lot next to the football stadium that features local arts and crafts vendors. Several handmade items, ranging from the practical to simply decorative, were offered. Gourmet food trucks were on hand for hungry shoppers. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the SCV Emergency Winter Shelter.
The Michael Hoefflin Foundation Pediatric Cancer Challenge Walk, held March 19 at College of the Canyons, was a fund-raising walk-a-thon and a first-time event for the foundation. The Michael Hoefflin Foundation supports families of children affected by the disease as well as research into treatments and the search for a cure for pediatric cancers.
The Skyhawks are a Semi-Pro team that call Santa Clarita their home. They played the San Diego Thunder in their first game of 2011. They played at Canyon high school. The team also partnered with the Michael Hoefflin Foundation and play to help children with cancer. They lost the game 22 to 13. The half time show was performed by a band called Audio Kill.