Three city-sponsored events will be held in downtown Palo Alto this Saturday (Sept. 17): The Echelon Gran Fondo (a multi-mile bike ride from town to the coast and back), the Echelon Challenge (a closed-loop 0.6-mile course for fundraising cyclists or walkers) and the Taste of Palo Alto food festival, offering samples from many local restaurants, located on Hamilton Avenue and King Plaza.
Due to the events, street closures will impact portions of Hamilton, Forest and Homer avenues, as well as Emerson, Ramona and Bryant streets near City Hall (see map). Residents and businesses along the route will have access to driveways and parking, according to the city.
Gran Fondo riders will bike from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Challenge is open also from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., but participants can stop and go as they please. The Taste runs from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets to the food festival, which include five food samples, can be purchased at the event for $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12.
More information is available at www.echelongranfondo.org/palo_alto/.