Cyclists ride east on the Highway 168 freeway near Shields Avenue in Fresno after the start of the California Classic bike ride Saturday, May 16, 2015. About 2,000 riders were expected to take part in the only recreational bike ride in California where part of the route is on a freeway. All three routes — 100 miles, 60 miles and 35 miles — started and finished at Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno and hit the freeway from McKinley Avenue east to Shepherd Avenue.
Cyclists ride east on the Highway 168 freeway near Shields Avenue in Fresno after the start of the California Classic bike ride Saturday, May 16, 2015. About 2,000 riders were expected to take part in the only recreational bike ride in California where part of the route is on a freeway. All three routes — 100 miles, 60 miles and 35 miles — started and finished at Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno and hit the freeway from McKinley Avenue east to Shepherd Avenue. CRAIG KOHLRUSS THE FRESNO BEE
Cyclists ride east on the Highway 168 freeway near Shields Avenue in Fresno after the start of the California Classic bike ride Saturday, May 16, 2015. About 2,000 riders were expected to take part in the only recreational bike ride in California where part of the route is on a freeway. All three routes — 100 miles, 60 miles and 35 miles — started and finished at Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno and hit the freeway from McKinley Avenue east to Shepherd Avenue. CRAIG KOHLRUSS THE FRESNO BEE

California Classic bike riders hit the freeway (video)

May 16, 2015 11:56 AM