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9/30 Canary Challenge: Palo Alto. Choose from four scenic cycling routes (100 mi, 75K, 50 mi, 50K) and a family-friendly 5K walk/run/bike that’s great to do with kids or pets. Our Canary Village has music, food and tons of fun-filled activities. Join our amazing community coming together to fundraise for cancer early detection research. We’ve raised millions of dollars for programs that are developing methods to detect cancer earlier, when chances of beating it are greatest. www.CanaryChallenge.org
9/30 Central Coast Classique: Heritage Square Park, Arroyo Grande. 30, 64, 100 mi. rides along SLO’s iconic spots: Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Edna Valley Vineyards, Lopez Lake, and Huasna Valley. www.CentralCoastClassique.com
9/30 FestiVELO Diwali: Cupertino. FestiVELO Diwali is a fun family bike ride with routes designed for everyone. Add a spin to your day by taking on one amongst 3 cracking routes (the Sparkler: 5 km., The Spinner: 25 km. and The Rocket: 50 km.) All routes lead right to fun, food and festivities at Bay Area Diwali Festival of Lights. sv.ashanet.org/festivelo-diwali-2017/
10/7 Sacramento Century Challenge: Capitol Mall, Sacramento. Flat & Scenic routes that wind thru the Delta wine region. Apres ride, relax at the beer garden festival with live music, great food, and beer and wine. For more info go to www.SacramentoCentury.com
10/7 Konocti Challenge: Skylark Shores Resort, Lakeport. 20, 40, 65, 100 mi. options. The 65 & 100 mi. routes follow the north and east rim of Clear Lake and wind into the foothills of the south and west, offering breathtaking views of the lake and vineyards. The 40 mi. follows Clear Lake into the beautiful vineyard region of Finley. The 20 mi. is an adventure for those looking for a leisurely pace! Rest stop competition, SAG and end-of-ride BBQ on the lake shore. Reg from $40-$80. A project of the Rotary club of Lakeport. www.KonoctiChallenge.com
10/7 Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin: Stafford Lake Bike Park. 40, 70 and 100 mi. The short route goes thru Nicasio & Samuel P Taylor Nat’l Park. The 70 mi. adds the Alpine Dam climb, while the 100 mi. Shut up Legs route shows off the 7 Sisters and the rolling coastline north of Tomales. Event proceeds benefit The Marin County Bicycle Coalition. thejensiegranfondo.com
10/8 Mount Diablo Challenge: Athenian School, Danville. 11 uphill mi. Road closed to car traffic. An iconic Bay Area climb. Exciting new venue! After the ride, enjoy the festival with vendors, food, beer, wine & music! MountDiabloChallenge.org
10/14 Golden Hills Century: Historic Knights Ferry. 3 routes, 22 mile, 66 mile Metric and 100 mile Century. All three rides start and end at the gateway to the Gold Country. Ride some of the best cycling roads in northern Calif. an hour and 30 minutes from the East Bay. Early registration $65 for Century and Metric Century, $25 for 22 mile ride. Live music and dinner at the finish. www.StancoBike.org.
10/14 Ride For Awareness 2017: River Valley High School, Yuba City. 20 mi., 40 mi. and 60 mi. courses that showcases the beautiful Sutter County. All courses are flat and include fully stocked rest stops and SAG. A benefit for Pink October, Geweke’s Caring For Women Foundation. Post ride includes a meal, raffle. Helmets req’d for all participants. Pre-register online at www.pink-october.
10/14 Asti Tour de Vine: Cloverdale. 25K, 50K, 100K,100 mi. Ride on uncrowded routes through charming rural valleys, past autumn-hued vineyards, alongside the meandering Russian River, and on pathways overlooking Lake Sonoma. http://www.astitourdevine.com/
10/14 Lighthouse Century: Morro Bay. Ride scenic Highway 1 along the iconic Central Coast! 65, 85, 100 mi. routes. www.slobc.org/
10/14 Best of the Bay: Castro Valley. Century & Double Century. The single century climbs Mt Diablo, and does Calaveras Road - both famous and memorable cycling destinations.The double century adds a scenic ride through the East Bay hills to Grizzly Peak and also travels through the Livermore vineyards and returns on some great cycling roads in the Mt. Diablo foothills. cherrycitycyclists.org/
10/14 Bass Lake Powerhouse Double: Clovis. A ride for all serious cyclists to ride in the splendid beauty of the western Sierra Nevada mountain range. The route has 10,250 feet of climbing.
10/15 Oakland Gran Fondo: Jack London Square. Mini fondo: 13.5 mi. Petite fondo: 28; Mezzo Fondo: 55 mi., Vaste Fondo: 100 mi. The beginning of the ride will travel by Lake Merritt and up Park St. with a rolling closure for all cyclists on the 28, 55 and 100 mile rides. www.oaklandgranfondo.com
10/21 Foxy's Fall Century: Davis. Flat 50 km. ride; 100 km. metric century; 100 mi. century. Foxy’s offers challenges, distances, and scenery for riders of all levels. Fee includes maps, bike valet, SAG support, bike mechanics, corner marshals, CHP traffic control, free digital on-course photos, rest/lunch/water stops, cheerful volunteers, and post-ride meal. There is no day-of reg. For more info, www.DavisBikeClub.org
10/21 Wildcat Granfondo: Palo Cedro Community Park. Century, super-century, 14, 30 and 62 mi., Redding. Registration via web site or day of ride includes rest stations, sag support, and after ride meal, beer and music at the start. thewildcatgranfondo.com or Shastawheelmen.org.
10/21 Wheels for Meals Ride: Shadow Ciffs Reg’l. Park, Pleasanton. 15, 35, 70 mi. rides. The 70 mi. ride rolls thru beautiful Livermore Valley. Participants will have the opportunity to win awesome cycling gear and Wheels for Meals swag all for fundraising. Following your ride enjoy the post-ride expo and savory BBQ lunch, plus music and games for the entire family. Proceeds benefit five Meals on Wheels providers that prepare and deliver nutritious meals to local homebound seniors in Alameda County. For info, www.feedingseniors.org.
10/21 Bikes for Tots: Yountville North Park, Yountville. 25, 55 and 75 mi. In its 12th year, a boutique charity bike ride and festive dinner with a silent and live auction. Long time event ambassador and four-time US National Road Race champion, Freddie Rodriguez. To date, over 3,800 bicycles and helmets have been donated thanks to Bikes For Tots events. http://bikesfortotsevent.com/
10/21 Spooktacular Century: Bakersfield. HIDEOUS 100: 109 mi., 10,800 ft. of climbing. This ride up Breckenridge Mountain will HAUNT you and the descent will give you CHILLS. First 100 riders get the Hideous Hundred patch. HORRIBLE 100: 102 mi., 8,600 ft. of climbing. Lions Trail and White Wolf Grade (each 5+ miles long with grades of 6-10%). will make your quads SCREAM with PAIN. NIGHTMARE 90: 92 miles / 4,500 ft. of climbing. White Wolf Grade to Caliente Creek - To Twin Oaks and back. MORBID METRIC: 62 mi. / 2,900 ft. of climbing.With a MONSTER climb, White Wolf Grade will get your lungs HOWLING! Destination is Caliente where you will meet other riders. FRIGHTFUL 40: 40 mi. / 500 ft. of climbing. Halloween ride along the Kern River on the bike path past Lake Ming, Ethel’s and up Rattlesnake. TREMBLING 20 20 mi. / 500 ft. of climbing Same route as the Frightful 40, only shorter. https://kernwheelmen.org/spooktacular/
10/28 SLO Gran Fondo: Avila Beach. 25 mi. Piccolo; 61 mi. Medio; 100 mi. SLO Gran Fondo! 3 routes that will take you through SLO Town, wine country and the beautiful Central Coast! Ride with the pros and the always fun Bob Roll! 10/29: Take a VIP ride with Bob Roll! www.SLOGranfondo.com
10/21 Solvang Autumn Double: Buellton. 194 mi. & 11,500 ft. elev. For info, planetultra.com/events/
10/22 Giro di San Diego GranFondo: Kit Carson Park, Escondido. 35 mi. loop; 60 mi. San Eliho metric; 66 Palomar metric; 105 mi. Mesa Grande Century & Ninja Trail Quest MTB Ride. Challenging and picturesque routes, outstanding ride support, delicious food on course and a post-ride party! www.girodisandiego.com
11/4 Bike the Coast: Oceanside. 7, 15, 25, 50, 100 mi. routes on Highway 101 or shorter routes along the San Luis River bike trail. spectrumsportsevents.com/bike-the-coast/
11/5 Dinosaur Dash: 5K, 15K, 50K bike tour. Ride for Education. All proceeds benefit Tustin Public Schools Fdn & local public schoolsRenegaderaceseries.com/upcoming-events/