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Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 4

Early Packet Pick-Up at Bicycle Brüstop, 830 Grant Ave, Novato, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

For those of you who want to skip the event day check-in lines, register online by May 2, and you can stop by to see our friends at Bicycle Brüstop from 2:00 - 6:00 pm on Friday, May 4 to pick up your packet early. They are located at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Sherman Avenue in downtown Novato, right by the start/finish line for the Tour of Novato.

Saturday, May 5

Tour of Novato and Community Fair, 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
On Sherman Avenue in front of the Novato Town Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue, Novato.

7:30 am Tour of Novato Check-In Opens
8:00 am Novato Classic 50K (31mi) Official Start
8:15 am First Rest Stop Opens and SAG Wagon Service Starts
8:30 am Novato Classic 40K (25mi) Official Start
8:45 am Novato Classic 25K (15.5mi) Official Start
9:00 am Family Ride Safety Inspection & Talk
9:30 am Family Ride Official Start
10:00 am Downtown Walking Adventure Official Start
Tyke Trek Decorating Begins
Community Fair and Art Showcase Open
Food Court Opens
11:00am Tyke Trek Parade Begins
1:00 pm Last Rest Stops Closes
2:00 pm Community Fair and all activities close until next year

Showcase Schedule

The showcase will start at 10:00 am and continue until 2:00 pm with a wide variety of student performances.  Here is the current line-up:

  • 10:00 am - San Jose Middle School Ukulele Supremes
  • 10:30 am - San Jose Middle School Jazz Band 2
  • 11:00 am - San Marin High Jazz Choir
  • 11:30 am - kindergarten zumba (multiple schools)
  • 12:00 pm - Marin School of the Arts Rock Band
  • 12:30 pm - Marin School of the Arts Jazz Combo
  • 1:00 pm - Marin School of the Arts oboe trio


From Hwy 101 in Novato, take the De Long Avenue exit. Go west 0.3 miles on De Long Avenue and turn right at the first light onto Reichert Avenue. Parking is available near the railroad tracks north of Whole Foods (turn right on Grant Avenue) and on side streets. Limited parking is also available on De Long Avenue.

Sunday, May 6th  noon

Tour of Novato, CycleBar Challenge
CycleBar Novato is hosting an opportunity to ride indoors at their premium indoor cycling facility in the Hamilton Marketplace in south Novato. There will be at least one ride starting at noon, and there may be others depending upon demand.