Clovis News

Events, news & notes May 26

Memorial ride in honor of cyclist Saturday

A memorial bike ride for Crystel Stanford, the 29-year-old cyclist who died following a crash during last weekend's Eye-Q Fresno Classic Century, has been organized for Saturday morning.

The 30-mile memorial ride will depart Clovis East High (2940 N. Leonard Ave., Clovis) at 8 a.m. from the east parking lot, according to a posting on Facebook.

The course will be mostly flat and ridden at a "no-drop pace so all can join," the post said.

Stanford, who grew up in Chowchilla but lives in San Carlos, was on a downhill part of Hills Valley Road near Highway 180 when she skidded and crashed during the 100-mile ride, according to the California Highway Patrol.


Shadow of the Giants 50K

When: June 4

Where: Fish Camp

Gorgeous scenery, crazy stream crossings and long uphills are all part of the deal for anyone fit enough to sign up for one of Central California's longest-running ultramarathons. A condensed 20-kilometer version is also held.

Details and signups:

News & notes

  • Nathan Heinrichs of Clovis, Bob Engellenner, Edward Hashim and Glenn Yemoto of Fresno, Brad Holt of Kingsburg and Spencer Hutchings of Madera are among those gunning for titles at the Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championship. The competition runs June 2-5 in San Luis Obispo.
  • A memorial fund to help maintain the Mono Pass Trail in the Sierra National Forest has been established by the family Herbert M. London, wilderness activist and owner of the Rock Creek Pack Station near Bishop since 1947. London died March 31 at age 92. Go to for details on how to donate.
  • Day-use recreation and the Chowchilla boat launch at Eastman Lake reopened Monday following a temporary closure of the park to repair a rock slide. Campgrounds in the Codorniz and Wildcat recreation areas are expected to remain closed until late June.
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