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The Reunion Ride
"Not your mama's Bike-A-Thon!"

August 25–29, 2010
Lone Pine to Mono Lake

Mono Lake Committee Board of Directors David Kanner and Brent Coeur-Barron organized a reunion of cyclists who love Mono Lake to trace part of the historic Bike-A-Thon route.

In August 2010, three intrepid former Bike-A-Thoners took on the five-day, 120-mile ride from Lone Pine to Mono Lake. Congratulations to these hardy folks for bringing back the ride. Long live Mono Lake!

2010 Reunion Ride riders

 
 
Bike-A-Thon

The Mono Lake Committee's Bike-A-Thon took place from 1980 until 1995. The six-day, 350-mile ride began in front of the Department of Water & Power headquarters in Los Angeles, where riders filled vials from the reflecting pool.

Bike-A-Thon begins in LA

After riding through the desert and the deep Owens Valley along the Eastern Sierra, the Bike-A-Thoners emptied their vials into Mono Lake, returning the water to the lake in a symbolic gesture.

Bike-A-Thoners on Hwy 395

After the 1994 State Water Board decision provided concrete protection for Mono Lake, the Bike-A-Thoners had one last ride in 1995: the Victory Ride.

Bike-A-Thon ends at Mono Lake