Centuries, Fun Rides & Races

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Northern California

Centuries, Fun Rides

February

2/25 Pedaling Paths to Independence: DeVinci's Ravioli Factory & Restaurant, Linden. 65 mi. w/1,400 ft. elev. gain, & 25 mi. w/300 ft. of elev. gain. The routes traverse the quiet rural roads of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, & Calaveras counties. A great early season ride. This ride raises funds for benefit Community Center for the Blind programs. pedalingpaths.com

April

4/1 Party Pardee: Ione. 26 mi., 62 mi. routes through the gentle rollings hills of Amador & Calaveras Counties. Participants must preregister. NO SAME-DAY REG. available, & there is a 1,500 rider limit. Reg. opens 1/1/23. Reg. includes rest stops, SAG, mechanical assistance at rest stops. Aprés ride, enjoy a hot meal & live music at the finish. bikehikers.com

4/20-23 Life Time Sea Otter Classic Gran Fondo: Laguna Seca, Monterey. Enjoy the views! Sea Otter offers two Gran Fondo events that cover the rolling hills and gorgeous coastal roads of Monterey County. If you prefer the dirt, there is an off-road tour for both gravel and mountain bikes that traverses the scenic trails and roads of the Fort Ord National Monument. seaotterclassic.com

4/23 Primavera Century: Mission San Jose High School, Fremont. 3 route options: 25 mi., 63 mi. or 100 mi. Climb the challenging Calaveras Wall, then cycle the scenic route along Calaveras Reservoir. Ride past Livermore vineyards and wineries. The longer routes have lunch at a winery, then it’s back to the start for a hearty meal. All routes are fully supported with SAG and rest stops. ffbc.org/primavera or (520) 490-8098

May

5/6-7 Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour: Upper Greenhorn Park, Yreka. Two day event. 5/6: All-paved road rides of 101 mi., 67 mi., 40 mi., & 21 mi. These routes are the same as last year — beautiful views of Mt. Shasta and Shasta Valley. 5/7: 2 gravel rides, 63 mi. & 39 mi. - both very challenging. Hosted by Rotary Club of Yreka & Jefferson Mountain Bike Assoc. Reg. includes rest stops, SAG, end of ride meals both days, w/ beer available. Camping at Greenhorn Park the 5/5-6t. To register, visit www.siskiyouscenic.com for all info.

Road Races

April

4/20-23 Life Time Sea Otter Classic: Laguna Seca, Monterey. Road Racing at Sea Otter rolls over the exciting and fast Laguna Seca Raceway track and the paved roadways of Fort Ord National Monument. Once you’re done, cruise the expo, sit with friends over a beer, enjoy the family-friendly experience at the Kids’ Zone. seaotterclassic.com

Southern California

Centuries, Fun Rides

January

1/1 Orange County New Year’s Day Ride: Alamitos Bay Marina, Long Beach. 100 mi. along PCH to Dana Point, then inland thru south Orange County. Racers, only! Socalvelo.com

February

2/11 25th Annual Tour de Palm Springs: Coachella Valley. What better time to ride the desert? There are routes for all levels of cyclists: 7, 25, 34, 56, 85, & 102 mi. routes, also 1, 3 mile walks. Tourdepalmsprings.com

2/18 Camino Real Double Century: Highland route: 193 mi., Lowland, 194 mi. 11,600 ft. elev. gain. 17 hour time limit. Reg. includes fully stocked aid stations, SAG (where possible). planetultra.com

Oregon

Centuries, Fun Rides, Tours

March

3/19 Worst Day of the Year Ride: Portland. Wear a costume, ride a bike! 3 loop rides incorporating Portland's best bikeways, a Main Loop, Southern Loop & Cathedral Park/Kelley Point Loop. Reg. includes a healthy breakfast or doughnuts, drummers to speed you along, a half-time party & hot lunch. Prizes for the best costume & 5-story chocolate fountain. worstdayride.com