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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
6/4 America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride – Lake Tahoe: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Resort, Stateline, South Shore Lake Tahoe. Fully supported 72 mi. ride around Lake Tahoe or full 100 mi century; Fee includes goodie bag, event number, event long sleeve t-shirt, waterbottle, food & beverage at rest stops including lunch on course, tech support, first aid, SAG transport support, event photo, after-ride meal & pool party with live music. Traditionally sells out. For more info, call (800) 565-2704 or go to www.BiketheWest.com.
6/4 The SEQUOIA: Foothill College, Los Altos Hills. The SEQUOIA has more beauty, more challenge, more reasons! Four NEW routes: 49, 64, 72 & 100 mi. routes that gain over 100 ft./mile and the NEW 100 has over 10,000 ft! Ascend Moody & Page Mill, then across open grassy ridges, thru redwood forests to the Pacific. The famous La Honda rest stop will be there to re-fuel you for the ride out to the coast or back over the hill. The two longer routes traverse bucolic coastside areas then to the challenging Tunitas Creek climb. The NEW 64 has 5+ miles on a car-free gravel road thru the redwoods! Enjoy the finish line area with great food, music, beer, vendors and more! For info www.WesternWheelers.org.
6/10 Incarnation 100: Downtown Santa Rosa. 45, 100 mi., & 100K routes. The 45 mi. route meanders through Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley and highlights Wohler Bridge, Martinelli Rd., and historic downtown Graton. The 100 km. route has the hidden gem and challenge of Sweetwater Springs Rd. The 100 mi. route continues further west & is a challenging, grand tour of Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, and West Sonoma County. A fundraiser for support three Sonoma County homeless organizations. Fee includes t-shirt, rest stops, SAG, and gourmet meal at the historical Church of the Incarnation where the ride starts/ends. For info www.incarnation100.org
6/10 Wildest Ride: Gold Country Fairground, Auburn. AKA, Auburn Century. Road: 80-140 mi.; Gravel: 45-80 mi. A fun and challenging day filled with historic gold-mining town, epic climbs, solitude-filled roads and trails. End the day recounting your accomplishments while enjoying the Auburn Brewfest, great music and wonderful food. Ride benefits the Placer Foothills MTB Club, Auburn Bike Park, FATRAC and youth athletics. Fees: $125 by 6/8; $140 after; Reg. deadline 6/9. www.wildestride.com
6/11 Silicon Valley Tour de Cure: Hewlett- Packard, Palo Alto. 25 km., 50 km., 75 km., 100 km., 120 km., routes which explore the micro-climates of the SF peninsula leading over Skyline Blvd., thru Pescadero to San Gregorio and back to Palo Alto. $25 reg. fee, or $50 reg. fee day of event. $250 fundraising minimum. Use the coupon code CC5 and take $5 off your reg. For more info, go to www.diabetes.org/siliconvalleytourdecure or call Karen Zimmerman at (408) 241-1922 ext. 7470
6/17 CF Cycle for Life: Half Moon Bay. 25, 40, 65 mi. routes thru the most picturesque and scenic terrain on the coast. From breakfast to post party, enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 mi., bike mechanics, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight for a cure for cystic fibrosis. Pre-reg.: $35 by 4/30; $45, until 6/16. Day of, $50. Must raise minimum $150. Use the discount code cycle for $15 of reg. For info, www.cff.org/nca/
6/17 Mile High 100: Chester Park. 108 mi. century, 56 mi. metric, 33 mi. half metric. Located where the scenic Southern Cascades bump into the gentle Northern Sierra, the Mile High 100 will treat you to an exciting day on the back roads through the lush green forests surrounding Lake Almanor and the Indian Valley. Breathtaking views of Mt. Lassen. Four rest stops with delicious high-quality natural foods, along with SAG. A catered lunch will be offered at the finish line for all participants and a second lunch is offered at Taylorsville for century riders. For more info, visit www.lakealmanorarea.com or to register, www.milehigh100.com.
6/17 Tour de Manure: Sierraville. 62, 40 mi. loops or 30 mi. route trip. Pedal thru ranch lands, meadows & historic communities are Sierra Valley. Watch for hawks, yellow-head blackbirds & other wildlife near these headwaters of the Feather River. Reg. includes t-shirt, rest stops w/food & drink, post ride party. Adults: $60, by 6/10; $70, after; kids 12 & under, $30. A fundraiser for Sierraville Fire & Rescue. tourdemanure.org
6/24 Giro Bello: O'Reilly Media Campus, Sebastopol. 28, 67, 102 mi. gorgeous ride options showcasing scenic Sonoma County wine country. Constantly changing terrain including Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Vineyards, and West County redwoods. Ride includes well stocked rest stops, yummy lunch stop with custom made sandwiches, post ride meal, Expo with live music and of course, Lagunitas beer! www.girobello.com
6/24 41st Climb to Kaiser: Clovis. Two rides: Traditional Climb to Kaiser, 155 mi., 15,500 ft. climb; Tollhouse Century, 95 miles, 7,500 ft. Both rides offer specular views in the Sierras, and altitude. Year in and year out cyclists rave about the exceptional rest stops, sag service, and gourmet meal at the finish. Reg, www.climbtokaiser.com, includes t-shirt, rest stops, after ride meal, and chance to purchase finisher jersey.
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/
6/3 Eastern Sierra Double: Bishop. fast, flat warm up through the Owens River region, you’ll head north through Round Valley and climb up Crowley Lake, through pinion woodlands while following Lower Rock Creek to Mono County and the heartland of the Eastern Sierra. 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
6/17 Tour de Fronds: Powers County Park, Powers, OR. A variety of rides: 5 asphalt rides (30-117mi.) and 2 asphalt gravel adventures of 58 and mi. The asphalt ride follow the south fork of the Coquille River to its headwaters mostly single lane roads through the Siskyou National Forest and BLM lands. 1,000'-12,000' elev gain. The 2 asphalt/gravel rides, one of 71 mi. to the Old Agness Store on the famous Rogue River and the 55 mi. adventure ride past the largest Port Orford cedar in the world, offer challenging climbs and remote riding. www.tourdefronds.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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