Centuries, Fun Rides & Races

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Northern California

Centuries, Fun Rides

Cycle of Hope ride for Habitat for Humanity, October 23.

July

7/16 Fall River Century: Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds, McArthur. 25, 62, 100, and 120 mi. Moderate difficulty rides in forested and volcanic areas of California. Fees include breakfast, rest stops, SAG support and a fine after-the-ride meal. T-shirts are extra, the famous Fall River Century jerseys are available on the day of the ride. www.fallrivercentury.com

7/16 Death Ride: Tour of the California Alps: Markleeville, Lake Alpine. Ride one or all 6 passes to build a ride up to 103 mi. on a fully-supported course with epic climbing! 6 categorized climbs offering both sides of: Monitor Pass 8,314’; Ebbetts Pass 8,370’; Pacific Grade 8,050. Check-in in Friday 7/15 and shop the expo. Finish line expo with food, music, massage, vendors, and camaraderie! www.DeathRide.com

7/17 Ride for Palestine: Berkeley, Albany and Richmond. 11-mi. ride along the scenic Bay Trail. Fundraiser for the Middle East Children's Alliance's programs for arts, sports, counseling, education for children in Palestine & Lebanon. $50 for adults 18+, $25 for youth 10-17, free for children under 10. (Youth & children must be accompanied by adult 21+). Reg. include water bottle, t-shirt, post-ride festival with delicious food, live music, entertainment. www.rideforpalestine.com

7/23 Giro Vigneti Health & Wellness Cycling Tour: Healdsburg. Four options 25, 39.1, 59.6, 82.5 mi. routes with an optional 24 mi 3,600 ft hill climb in the Wine Country! Full support & post-rode meal. Presented by the Rotary Club of Healsburg. GiroVignetiHealdsburg.com

August

8/6 Marin Century: Stafford Lake Park, Novato. Ride thru farmlands, around Mt Tam, or Marshall Wall. Choose among five routes, the 25 mi. mini, the 61 mi. Compact Classic, the most popular 100 mi. Classic (7,300 ft. climbing), the 86 mi. Mt. Tam, or the 120 mi. Super Tam (>10,000 ft. elev.). marincyclists.com or email: CenturyRegistration@marincyclists.com

Ride to End Homelessness rolls September 10, 2022.

September

9/10-17 California Coast Classic Bike Tour: San Francisco-Los Angeles. 8-day, 525-mile ride that raises funds for the Arthritis Foundation. This boutique 22nd annual tour along California's iconic Highway 1 is fully supported, open to beginners as well as experienced riders, and e-bike friendly. Join 250 cyclists who are helping people with arthritis as they enjoy ideal weather & explore the spectacular scenery of Monterey, Big Sur, Morro Bay, Solvang, & Ventura. Reg. arthritis.org/CaliforniaCoastClassic

9/10 Ride to End Homelessness: Flood Park, Menlo Park. Rides for novice to experienced riders around the San Francisco Peninsula. lifemoves.org/events/

9/11 Tour de Tahoe - Bike Big Blue: Stateline, Lake Tahoe, NV. 72 mi. ride s. Full support, rest stops, SAG and post ride pool party. Limited to 2,000 participants. www.bikethewest.com

9/17 Central Coast Ride to Defeat ALS: Bang the Drum Brewery in San Luis Obispo. Choose between a 33, 24, 16 mile ride, or a walk in beautiful San Luis Obispo County. At breakfast foods including coffee, bagels and fresh fruit will be available for all participants. All routes have SAG support. This is a fundraising event for the ALS community and the Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association. www.centralcoastride.org Save 20% with code: CYCLCA!

9/17 Tour of the Unknown Coast: Fortuna. 100 mi., 100K routes in California's beautiful Humboldt County. www.tuccycle.org

9/24 Napa Valley Ride & Walk to Defeat ALS: Napa, Justin-Siena High School. Choose between a 9, 28, 47, 62-lite (flat), 62-challenge, or 100 mile route through beautiful Napa County. For any non-cyclist there is a short walk option offered. All routes have rest stops, SAG vehicles, and route monitors. The post-ride festivities include a lunch, beverages (beer, wine, and non-alcoholic), a live band, massage tent, and more. This is a fundraising event for the ALS community and the Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association. www.NapaValleyRide.org

9/24 Lighthouse Century: Morro Bay High School. Relatively flat 75 and 50 mi. routes along Hwy. 1 and a more difficult full century that travels east toward Paso Robles before returning to join the other routes on Hwy. 1. Experience scenic coastal vistas and cool ocean breezes. Limited to 1000 riders. Slobc.org

9/25-10/1 31st Annual OATBRAN: One Awesome Tour Bike Ride Across Nevada. Stateline Lake Tahoe, NV to Great Basin National Park, Baker, NV. Fully Supported Motel style tour on US Hwy 50, America’s Loneliest Road. 5 days of riding 415 miles with 17,000 feet of climbing. Limited to 40 participants. www.bikethewest.com

Ride Seattle to Portland, July 16-17, 2022

October

10/1 Sacramento Century Challenge: Capitol Mall, Sacramento. 2 options: 1. In person bike ride on Saturday thru the scenic Delta wine region. Fun and flat distances: 100 mi., 63 mi., 36 mi., 16 mi. Please join us for our Post Ride Festival with live music, great food and beer and wine vendors. 2nd option: Do a self-directed physical activity of your choice. Get out and walk, run, hike, bike or swim! Any physical activity of your choice counts! Reg. for both options opens 6/1. www.sacramentocentury.com

10/2 Tour de Cure: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park. 100 mi., 63 mi., 30 mi., 12 mi., in Sonoma Wine Country. Expect well-marked routes, with safety marshals, safety vehicles and fully stocked rest stops to fuel your journey! Registered participants will enjoy lunch, diabetes resources, family activities, music and wine at the end of your event route. diabetes.org/tdccalifornia

10/2 Mount Diablo Challenge: Danville. A 11.2 mi., individually-timed climb 3,249 feet to the summit of Mt. Diablo starting up South Gate Road. mountdiablochallenge.org/

10/8 3F Century: Colusa. A Flat, Fast, & Fun bike ride! Century, Metric Century and 39 mi. rides. A GREAT first century. The course is really flat. The routes travel along the Sacramento River, through orchards and rice fields and around the Sutter Buttes. SAG support, great rest stops, post ride meal, first century completion patch. 3fcentury.com

10/23 Cycle of Hope: Los Altos Hills. 5 routes + virtual: 100 mi., 62mi., 37mi., 10mi., and a kids’ course. Enjoy scenic routes, SAG, a great swag bag, and a finish line festival that’s fun for the whole family! Cycle of Hope supports Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley’s mission to build, renovate, and repair affordable housing for Bay Area families. SAVE 20% with code CYCLECA. HabitatCycleOfHope.org

Ride to End Homelessness rolls September 10, 2022.

Southern California

Centuries, Fun Rides

August

8/20 Cool Breeze Century: Museum of Ventura County. 30 mi. mini metric, 60 mi. metric, 100 mi. century, & 125 mi. double metric routes with ocean vistas, just-right climbs along iconic backroads & beachside communities. Pedal assist bikes allowed, but must be legal for the bike path sections. Enjoy the fine riding and great rest stops, delicious lunch, a fine t-shirt, quality SAG, post-ride party w/buffet & D.J. music. coolbreezecentury.com

Gran Fondos

June

6/11 Giro di San Diego Granfondo: Ryan Park, Escondido. 20 mi. Piccolo Fondo; 32 mi. Medio Fondo, 56 mi. Palomar Metric; 95 mi. Mesa Grande Century. Enjoy the best riding San Diego has to offer. Or, do a 30-day challenge, 5/13-6/11: earn climbing challenge achievement pins at 10K ft., 25K ft., 50K ft., 100K ft. Earn distance challenge achievement pins at: 250 mi., 500 mi. 750 mi., 1,000 mi. All participants of the 30-Day Cycling Challenge will receive a commemorative bib, free t-shirt, a medal and have access to the custom website to track their progress. All ride data must be uploaded within 24 hours of the ride. girodisandiego.com

September

9/10 Mammoth Gran Fondo: Mammoth Lakes. 102 mi. gran fondo w/6,643 ft. of climbing; 70 mi. medio route is mostly flat w/3,601 ft. of climbing; 42 mi. piccolo w/2,340 ft. of climbing. mammothgranfondo.com

Oregon

Centuries, Fun Rides, Tours

July

7/9 Tour des Chutes: Bend. 25, 50, 75 100 mi. All the rides have some climbing: 25 mi. a canyon climb; the 50 mi. route includes rolling terrain with terrific mountain views along the Twin Bridges Loop. The 75 mi. & 100 mi. rides use 18 mi. of the Sisters-Smith Rock State Scenic Bikeway. tourdeschutes.org

7/16-17 Seattle to Portland (STP): 206 mi. The largest, most iconic and fully supported group ride in the Pacific Northwest, with up to 8,000 riders pedaling from Seattle to Portland over one or two days. Reg. fee includes luggage transport, SAG support, five free food and hydration and aid stations, mechanical and medical support, camping at halfway point in Centralia, WA, on grounds of Centralia College. cascade.org

August

8/28 Monster Cookie Metric Century: Salem. The route is generally flat with a few short hills and follows much of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. Participants desiring a shorter ride can ride to the first rest stop and back for a 29-mile ride. Salembicycleclub.org

September

9/4 Vineyard Tour: Roseburg. 16, 30, 50, 66 & 100 mi. routes in Umpqua Valley Wine Country. Smooth, well-marked, lightly traveled roads, SAG, great rest stops and additional social rides for registered riders. Entry includes $20 voucher for restaurants/wineries. Spend the weekend & enjoy wine tasting, gourmet dining, hiking, fishing & biking! thevineyardtour.com

9/24 Ride the Rogue: Palmerton Park, Rogue River. 20, 40, 67 mi. loop rides. All the rides have plenty of rest stops so you can ride light, and as fast or casual as you like! All proceeds support the development of the Rogue River Recreational Corridor and Greenway project. Ridetherogue.com

October

10/14 Bikes & Brews: Medford. 4.2 mi. Root Beer Cruiser, 20.4 mi. Pilsner ride, 36.6 mi. Amber ride, 51.7 mi. IPA ride, 65.3 Stout ridek Downtownmedford.org/bnb-routes

Gran Fondos

Nevada

Road Races

September

9/11-18 Human Powered Speed Challenge: Battle Mountain. Teams from around the globe race the fastest bicycles in existence attempting to break the human-powered land speed record (currently 89.59 mph). Attendees can see the bikes up close and meet the riders, or even drag race themselves against the world’s fastest. www.ihpva.org

Outside the Area

Centuries, Fun Rides

June

6/4 Flying Wheels Summer Century: Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA. 50, 70, and 100 mi. options. Ride the rural country roads and verdant farmlands of Western Washington's Snoqualmie Valley, passing through forests and along riverbanks just a short drive east of Seattle. $70 non-member, $80 for Cascade members, $30 for youth. Fee includes food and water stops, SAG support. Cascade Bicycle Club, cascade.org

July

7/16-17 Seattle to Portland (STP): University of Washington, E-1 Parking Lot. Seattle. 206 mi. The largest, most iconic and fully supported group ride in the Pacific Northwest, with up to 8,000 riders pedaling from Seattle to Portland over one or two days. Fee includes luggage transport, SAG support, five free food and hydration and aid stations, mechanical and medical support, free camping at halfway point in Centralia, WA, on grounds of Centralia College. $170 non-member, $150 for Cascade members, $70 for youth. $20 late fee after 7/10. Cascade Bicycle Club, cascade.org

7/31-8/6 Ride Around Washington (RAW): Cheney & Chewelah, WA. 450 mi. over six days. Fully supported weeklong deluxe camping tour of rural eastern Washington, with three catered meals per day, hot showers, and beer from Fremont Brewing. A Cascade favorite, more than 50% of riders are returnees. $1,200. Fee includes all meals, camping spots, catered hot breakfasts and dinners, beer, baggage vans, SAG and mechanical support, evening entertainment, wine tastings, and lots of personal attention. Cascade Bicycle Club, cascade.org

September

9/30-10/2 Walla Walla Tour Lite: Walla Walla, WA. Three days, three routes of 32 to 85 mi. Enjoy Washington wines and tour the farmlands and rolling hills of southeastern Washington on this fully supported three-day tour that starts and ends each day in Walla Walla, home to Whitman College and with multiple vineyards and tasting rooms nearby. Lots of opportunities for post-ride wine tastings and winery tours. Non-member $170, Cascade member $150, youth $40. Fee includes lunches, snacks, hydration and mechanical support. Cascade Bicycle Club, cascade.org