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4/1 California Classic Weekend: Chukchansi Stadium, Fresno. 35, 60, 100. mi. routes that range from flat to a maximum elevation of 2,000 ft. through the beautiful foothills of Fresno County before returning to the AAA Baseball Park in the heart of downtown Fresno! Riders are lead by a police escort to Freeway 168, where all riders can ride the freeway for 10 miles, vehicle-free! For more challenge - stay the night and run a half marathon on Sunday and earn the ride’s interlocking companion finisher’s medallion! Reg. includes BBQ, timing, event shirt, beer garden, ice cream, finisher’s medallion and the best SAG in the Valley! www.CaliforniaClassicWeekend.com
4/1 40th Annual Tierra Bella Bike Tour: Gavilan College, Gilroy. No Foolin! Four beautiful routes: ride the easier 35 mi. (56K) reservoir loop; enjoy a hilly & rolling metric century (62 mi.); or ride a challenging 100 mi. (160K) or 124 mi. (200K) route. Includes hot catered meal, 6 rest stops with fruit, snacks, baked goods and drinks, SAG support, and a free commemorative patch. Families are welcome! Team discounts! Reg. early and save. Through 1/16: $60 per rider / $120 per family (1 or 2 adults & their minor children). 1/17– 2/13: $65 per rider / $130 per family. 2/14–3/14: $70 per rider / $140 per family. 3/15–4/1: $85 per rider / $170 per family. Limited to 2,000 reg. www.TierraBella.org or call (408) 255-7957 to register.
4/7-9 Eroica California: Paso Robles. A ride & festival of riding! Concours on Saturday, ride on Sunday. 40, 65, 124 mi. routes along the pacific Coast Hwy and around the vineyards & countryside of northern San Luis Obispo County. www.eroicacalifornia.com
4/8 Bike around the Buttes: Pack up your bikes and head out to Sutter. Tour the old stage coach route from Sutter to Meridian, then head north thru the majestic Sutter Buttes mountain range on a 17.5, 40 or 100 mi ride. These routes unveil rolling hills, little elevation change and long stretches of beautiful countryside. The 100 mi. route adds a trek by the Sacramento River. Post-sride activities include a finish line meal by Cool Hand Luke’s, beer garden, massage therapy, and live music. For more info, www.BikeAroundtheButtes.com
4/8 Cinderella Classic & Challenge: Pleasanton. A tour for women & girls. Metric distance: 65 mi. along a relatively flat course, thru Amador, Livermore, Diablo & San Ramon Valleys. The Challenge route adds 20 mi. & 2,000 ft. elev. gain as riders climb Patterson Pass, Altamont Pass, South Flynn. www.ValleySpokesmen.org
4/8 Red Hawk Ride: Redding. Run or ride! 10K run or 10K, 25, 50, 100 mi. rides along relatively flat, friendly spring tune up event for all ages. Helmets are required for all riders. Reg. includes a gift bag, Polar water bottle, breakfast, healthy living vendor expo, as well as the opportunity to purchase lunch and participate in our drawing for prizes. Karen Smith, (530) 226-4177 for info.
4/15 10th Annual Mr. Frog's Wild Ride: Feeney Park, Murphys. Wild Ride approx. 50 km, Wilder Ride approx. 100 km. Enjoy a springtime ride in the Sierra foothills with fantastic timing to view the wildflowers! Both rides have climbing, along with rolling green pastures including New Melones lake views on the Wilder Ride. Wild Ride: $50; Wilder Ride: $60. Fee includes Rest Stops, SAG, BBQ dinner and first glass of beer or wine, massage, live music, time trial, and free camping. For more info go to: www.mrfrogswildride.org
4/15 42nd Sierra Century: Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth. Five routes for the seasoned cyclist. The 41er Tour, 41 mi. w/3,200 ft. of climbing; Metric Century, 65 mi. w/4,500 ft.; 69er Challenge, 69 mi. w/6,000 ft.; Classic Century, 102 mi. w/7,800 ft.; and Double Metric Century, 122 mi. w/9,600 ft. Beautiful, sometimes challenging terrain through the Amador and El Dorado wine country and historic Gold Rush towns, including Ione, Sutter Creek, Volcano, Daffodil Hill, Fiddletown, Mt. Aukum, Fair Play, Slug Gulch, Omo Ranch, and the Shenandoah Valley. Catered post-ride meal w/vegetarian option and beer concession. Full support. Early bird reg. thru 2/28: $60; $70, until 4/8. 1,500 rider limit. www.SierraCentury.org
4/20-23 Sea Otter Classic: Laguna Seca, Monterey. A variety of races and recreational rides plus a demo zone to see and try your next bike. Events take place on a combination of rural roads inside the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, the Laguna Seca Raceway, and public roadways of the Monterey Peninsula and Carmel Valley. Festival entry includes race viewing, marketplace with hundreds of vendors, kids zone, and more. For more info, go to www.SeaOtterClassic.com or call (800) 218-8411.
4/22 Cycle for Sight/Rotary Ride for Veterans: Justin Siena High School, Napa. 15, 25, 50 mi. rides through the Napa Valley Wine Country. Followed by the "Bay Areas Best" Post-ride- wine, food and music festival, featuring Pride & Joy and wine tasting of 30 Napa wineries. Registration fee includes event t-shirt and wine glass. Pre-reg.:$60, adults before 3/16/16: $70 after. Under age 21, $25. Adult festival only $30. www.Cycle4Sight.com or (707) 257-5611.
4/22 Velofix Gran Fondo Carmel Valley: Monterey. A part of the Sea Otter Classic. A combination group ride and tour along a 92 mi. wine country course around Carmel & Monterey. www.seaotterclassic.com/gran-fondos-tours/
4/23 45th Annual Primavera Century: Mission San Jose High School, Fremont. 5 routes: 25 mi. mostly flat; 65 km. Calaveras Loop; 100 km. metric century; 85 mi., 100 mi. century. Ride along beautiful tree-lined lanes, through vineyards, to the top of Altamont Pass, past wind turbines and through scenic canyons. The 25-mi. Fun Ride goes through scenic Coyote Hills Park with lots of wildlife. www.ffbc.org/primavera.
4/28-30 CampoVelo Napa Valley: St. Helena. 25 mi. Foodie Ride to Calistoga and back. 50 mi. Fitness Ride includes Lake Hennessey, Ink Grade, north to Calistoga and back. The 80 mi. Fuel Burner Ride includes Lake Hennessey, Lake Berryessa, Ink Grade and north to Calistoga. Explore the spirit of European culture and adventure in our own backyard. It’s all about owning the experience individually, while connecting with people over cycling, food and engaging conversation. www.campovelo.com
4/29 Healdsburg Harvest Century: 20, 35, 60 mi. routes thru Sonoma’s beautiful wine country. Moderately challenging ride through the Alexander, Dry Creek & Russian River Valleys. www.healdsburg.com/biketour
4/29 48th Annual Mt. Hamilton Challenge: Santa Clara. These are Century Rides with options of either 70 mi. or 125 mi., all on roads. Pre-registration fee is $25 by Apr 20; $40 on ride day. Proceeds benefit the Livestrong Foundation. Fees include SAG, medical standby, and delivery of applicant supplied lunches to each of three stops. Don Worn of Pedalera Bicycle Club, (408) 354-2944; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4/30 Chico Wildflower: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico. Wildcat 100 & 125 (for serious climbers), Wildflower 100, Wildflower 65 metric, Flatflower 60, 30, & 12; Childflower 12. All the rides have elevation gain & at least 1 rest stop. The weekend begins with the Wildfest expo on Saturday. www.wildflowercentury.org
5/7 Shasta Dam Bridge Ride: Sundial Bridge, Redding. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This ride begins and ends at the south end of the Sundial Bridge in Redding and goes to Shasta Dam. This is a fundraising event for the Redding East Rotary Community Fund and Shasta Family YMCA. 10 mi. ride for adults and families with children under 10 and 32 mile ride for adults and families with children over 12. Cost: 20 mi. ride, $25 and 32 mi. ride, $60. For reg. shastadambridgeride.com.
5/6 3F Century: Colusa. A Flat, Fast, & Fun bike ride! Century, Metric Century and 38 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, rest stops. At ride’s end, enjoy a pulled pork dinner meal. Proceeds support Lions programs in the Colusa area. Like us on Facebook or go to www.3FCentury.com.
5/6 16th Annual Tour de Lincoln: McBean Park, Lincoln. "Voted a Top 10 Metric Century” in 2015 by active.com. CA. 10 mi. Pleasure Cruise, 20 mi. Rolling Hills, 40 mi. Country Climb, or 100K. Pre-Register before 4/30: 10 mi. $20; 20 mi. $40; 40 mi. & 100K $55. After 4/30 and day-of, add $10. Fee includes Continental breakfast, route maps, well-stocked rest stops w/food and potties, SAG, great postride BBQ, with beer & wine garden. T-shirt available for $15. Helmets req’d. Friday night pre-reg. packet pick-up pasta dinner $15 (RSVP required). For early reg. discounts or more info visit www.tourdelincoln.org.
5/7 Napa Valley Wine Country Tour de Cure: Veterans Home, Yountville – 10 mi. easy ride along residential and rural backroads, 25 mi. flat ride in the heart of Napa Valley, 50 mi. route on rolling terrain takes you to Calistoga along the Silverado Trail, 80 mi. follows 29/128 past Calistoga over to picturesque Alexander Valley w/ some hill climbing, 100 mi. continues past Healdsburg almost to 101 and Russian River. Use the coupon code CC5 and take $5 off your reg. For info call (510) 654-4499, ext. 7460 or go to www.diabetes.org/napavalleytourdecure
5/7 Delta Century: Jessie's Grove Winery, Lodi. 25, 62, 100 mi. Three flat loops cover scenic vineyard, farm, and Delta roads with a ferry ride and rewarding rest stops along the way. Fee includes technical support, SAG, radio communications, detailed maps and route sheets, fully stocked rest stops, wine tasting, catered post-ride meal and entertainment. For info, www.stocktonbikeclub.org
5/13 26th Annual I CARE Classic Bike Tour: Morgan Hill. Enjoy a beautiful spring ride through South Santa Clara County. Four routes available, 100 mile, 100k, 50k, 20 mile. Registration includes continental breakfast, SAG support, rest stops, t-shirt, hot BBQ lunch, ice cream sundaes, raffle prices, etc. All proceeds from the ride support Almaden Lions programs to provide glasses for needy children, veterans and families. The Almaden Lions is a 501 (c) 3 corporation. For more info go to www.ICareClassic.org.
5/13 The Endue Classic: San Mateo Event Center. Enjoy the flat 30 km, EZ ride along the San Francisco Bay or the 30 km with rolling hills. The 70 km has no major mountain climbs. The 100 km has over 3000 ft. of climbing with periodic rolling hills. The 100 mi. has 7,000 ft. elev. gain. Reg. before 3/15: $50. 5/12: $60 (adults); $20 (Children 6-14), tandem teams, $75. Same day reg. $70 (adults.) Fee includes snacks, breakfast, pasta lunch, t-shirt, sag, maps, live music, five rest stops. A benefit for the Endue Foundation. email@example.com, (650-349-9879.
5/20 Davis Double Century: Davis Veterans Memorial Ctr. 200 mi. w/options to ride 100 mi. or 43 mi. An ideal first double century. There is no “death”, “terrible”, “monster”, “devil”, or “heartbreak” in this ride. Nine rest stops in addition to a lunch stop, and multiple SAG vehicles patrol the entire course 8,000 ft. of climbing with a few longer climbs. Nearly all of the climbing is under 10%, the climbing ends well before Mile 150. There is also a four-mile section of hard-pack dirt road around Mile 100 in Big Canyon. For info, davis_double_century or firstname.lastname@example.org
5/20 Sonoma County Backroad Challenge: Penngrove Park. 37.4 mi., 62.7 mi., 97.01 mi. The longest route has the best scenic country on offer in Sonoma County. Rolling hills, pasture lands, vineyards, coast line, redwood groves, and challenging climbs await you. The route now includes a long haul down Highway 1 to Pt. Reyes Station and Olema. The metric get the same coastal views, the challenge of the Marshall Wall and rolling hill country riding – but you’ll miss out on additional serious hill climbing. The half metric is mostly flat and you’ll enjoy scenic views of the pasture lands and rolling hills that surround Petaluma. Reg. includes t-shirt, pint glass, beer! www.backroadchallenge.com
5/20 Tour of the Unknown Coast Gran Fondo: Ferndale. New for: chip timing, medals for top three in the 100-mile, prizes for first male & female 100-mile finisher, new Vintage category (1986 spec or earlier) with prizes for most authentic and fastest finisher. 10 mi. farm tour; 20 mi. family fun ride, 50 mi. scenic ride explores the Eel River Valley and Ave. of the Giants; the 100K adds on a longer ride along the Ave. of the Giants; the 100 mi. takes riders along the ocean, up the WALL, down Wildcat back to Ferndale, toughest century in California! For more info, www.tuccycle.org
5/20 Rotary Gold Country Challenge: Nevada County Fair Grounds, Grass Valley. Century, Metric (74 or 54 mi.), and half Metric. The course rides through the historic gold country of the Western Sierra Foothills; crossing the Yuba River. The century is as challenging as it is beautiful with over 9,000 ft. of climbing. The metric and half metric are challenging but equally beautiful. Pre-reg.: Early bird: Century $70, Metric $60, and Half Metric rides $50, By 3/1: Century $80, Metric $70, and Half Metric rides $60. After 5/1, Century, $90, Metric, $80, and Half Metric rides $65. Post ride BBQ, beer and wine booth, entertainment starts at 12:30 For more info, go to: www.rotarygoldcountrychallenge.com
5/20 Gold Country Tour de Cure: and Step Out Walk To Stop Diabetes! Johnson Springview Park, Rocklin. Escape with us as we ride through the Gold Country historic mining communities of the foothills to the farm and ranches of the valley floor. Choose from either a 10 mi family ride, 22 mi, 42 mi or 64 mi. Enjoy a safe and supported ride, no matter your experience, stay for lunch and post-party. New this year: 5K walk. Use the coupon code CC5 and take $5 off your reg. For more info, www.diabetes.org/sacramentotour or (916) 924-3232 x 7406.
5/21 5th Annual Apple Blossom Bike Tour: El Dorado Adventist School, Placerville. Metric century, half metric, & family routes. The routes wind their way thru the orchards and vineyards of Apple Hill, an hour’s drive east of Sacramento on Hwy. 50. Riders can expect 3,500 to 6,000 vertical ft. in the Sierra Nevada foothills w/ spectacular views of the Sacramento Valley as they descend toward the finish. Reg includes post-ride meal, SAG and rest stops and a t-shirt. Child care available! For info www.appleblossombiketour.com or call Calvin, (530) 417-2857.
5/27 The Art of Survival Century: Tulelake. Century, metic, 40 mi., 20 mi. family friendly, or a 20 mi. mountain bike route through forest lands. All road routes are light on traffic and have mostly flat terrain. Ride through Lava Beds Nat’l Monument, past Tule Lake Nat’l Wildlife Refuge where waterfowl and wildlife abound, and by rolling farmland with serene settings. RV and camping sites available. Fee includes SAG, post-ride celebratory dinner, entertainment, prizes. SurvivalCentury.com
4/8 Mulholland Challenge: 52, 73, 106 mi. Must love hills! 106 mi. route includes 12,700 ft. elev. gain. Enjoy an epic challenge with tons of climbing in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains. For info, planetultra.com/events/
4/9 Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego: San Diego. A marriage of the best of San Diego and Italy! Mass start in Little Italy with Ferrari-lead out. Post-ride celebration in Seaport Village. 20,34, 56, 105 mi. Fully Timed Course & KOM/QOM with chip timing. 5 Well-stocked aid stations, Free Post-Ride Massage, 4 Award Winning Campagnolo Mechanical Support, Finisher's Medal. Benefitting Challenged Athletes Foundation - Operation Rebound, which is the premier sports and fitness program for American military personnel, veterans and first responders with permanent physical disabilities. www.sdgranfondo.com
4/22 Alpine Challenge: Summers Past Farms, near Alpine. 25, 50, 62, 100 mi. routes thru Eastern San Diego County. The rides go west to Lake Jennings Rd. and then travel back east on Blossom Valley Rd. and Flynn Spring Rd. After returning to ride past Summers Past Farms, you will head east to Harbison Canyon, then up to Alpine and back to Summers Past Farms. www.alpinechallenge.com
5/6 Oceanside Double Century: Oceanside Days Inn. 197 mi., 15,717 ft. elevation. The route takes riders talong the ocean, then heads inland up to Julia & Santa Ysabel. Other high points are Yaki Pass, Montezuma Grade & the White Big Foot monument. 6 rest stops + dinner stop. A Cal Triple Crown event. www.mtnhighcycling.com
5/7 Team NPF Cycle: Silver Strand State Beach, Coronado, 10, 20 and 65 mile routes available. Registration is $25 with a $200 fundraising minimum. Visit www.teamnpf.org/coronadocycle to register or contact Liz @ email@example.com or (503) 546-5565.
5/13 Tour of Long Beach: Downtown Long Beach. Free 5 mi. family ride; 30 mi. Tour of Long Beach; 62 mi. metric; 100+ mi. Cruz Gran Fondo. After the ride, enjoy a festival w/food, beer garden & music. www.renegaderaceseries.com
5/20 Heartbreak Hundred: Frazier Park. A King of the Mountains Century Challenge, stage 3. 100 mi. w/8,800 ft. elev. gain. Routes through Los Padres National Forest. No traffic lights & only 4 stop signs. Chip timed. For info, planetultra.com/events/
5/21 Oregon Gran Fondo: Cottage Grove. 71 mi. Medio, 117 mi. gran fondo. Hills, rivers, vistas, more hills, good eats. Team competition. www.oregontriplecrown.com
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