Saturday May 14 2011 comments Gold Country Century and Family Fun Festival By: Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal -A +A Jeff Ambrosia (front) and Bruce Cosgrove race toward the finish line of the celebrity tricycle race Saturday, one of the fun events at the Auburn Recreation Park. (L-R) Tom Beattie, Pam Harrison, and Mike Tully leave start line on the metric century ride Saturday morning. The metric century ride took bicyclists 68.9 miles through the Auburn countryside. Auburn Chief of Police Valerie Harris gets serious during the celebrity tricycle race Saturday. Vickie Hayashigatani,of Roseville (R) and her sister-in-law Vida Hayashigatani attach their wristbands and get set to leave on the 68.9 mile metric century ride Saturday. "We were going to ride in Tahoe, but it was too cold," said Vickie Hayashigatani. "It's a moms day away." Auburn City Councilman Mike Holmes on one of the giant tricycles in the celebrity tricycle race. Auburn Police Captain John Ruffcorn (L) gets registered with volunteers (L-R)Bob McElhany, Bill Beadle, and Kathy Beadle. Ruffcorn was riding the metric century a almost 70 mile ride. Kim MItchell, Daphni Ames, Perry Spence, Fred Strickland and Kay Sakamoto were ready to ride Saturday morning. Bike Auburn committee member Jim Northey put on a funny wig and raced in the celebrity tricycle race against 5th District Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery. The just-for-fun tricycle race was one of the family activities at the Gold Country Century and Family Festival Saturday. Sean Fitzpatrick (L) and his wife Amy leave on the metric centry ride. The Fitzpatrick's are from Oakdale but made the trip to Auburn for the ride. "We're good friends with Dan and Dawn Tebbs, owners of Victory Velo, and my husband rides here almost every weekend," said Amy.