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Motorcycle tour of old Highway 99 taking place during week of July 19-25
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WILLIAMS - A motorcycle touring group will explore the Historic Old Highway 99 road in California, departing from Williams and passing through Manteca.

Billed as The Grand Tour of California’s Historic Old Highway 99, it will run for a full week, July 19-25, following a 2,000-mile route and covering the entire length of the state. The Tour is a fund raiser for the New Life Christian Center in Williams, which is hosting the event. The Center’s future home (a former bowling alley) is being renovated into a modern church.

The $99.99 ride fee from each Tour participant will go toward the building upgrades. All makes and models of motorcycles are welcome on the Tour, which had its first run in July 2009. The Old 99 route was the original north/south border-to-border main highway in the Golden State, and many Californians today can still remember driving the lengthy and circuitous road even up to the 1960s, when it was de-certified, and replaced by the Interstate system. The Old 99 Tour is the only one of its kind in the state covering the Historic Highway, which is now being rediscovered after years of obscurity and neglect.