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5/5 3F Century: Colusa. 3 courses: 38 mi., 100K (63 mi. metric) 100 mi. century. No hill rides around Colusa and Sutter Counties. Limited to 600, so get your reg. in early! A benefit for youth activity programs in the Colusa Unified School Distric. www.3FCentury.com
5/5 The Endue Classic: San Mateo Event Ctr/Fairgrounds. Flat 30 km, easy ride along the San Francisco Bay or 30 km with rolling hills. 70 km for the intermediate rider has no major mountain climbs. The 100 km has over 3,000 ft of climbing with periodic rolling hills. The 100 mi. has over 7,000 ft. of vertical as you head to the Pacific Ocean and back. Fee includes snacks, breakfast, lunch, t-shirt, SAG, laps, live music, rest stops. This ride benefits the Endue Foundation for more information firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 349-9879
5/6 40th 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. Fees: $55 full and metric centuries; $35 for quarter century. Add $10 after 4/15. Reg. deadline 5/1. Deltacentury.org
5/6 Napa Valley Tour de Cure: Veterans Home, Yountville – Ride, run or walk to fight diabetes! Ride distances: 10, 25, 50, 80 or 100 miles. New this year – 5K Walk and 5K Run options. For info call (510) 654-4499, ext. 7460 or go to diabetes.org/napavalleytourdecure.
5/6 Grizzly Peak Century: Campolindo High School, Moraga. 52 mi., 76 mi., 102 mi. and 110 mi. A hilly Scenic ride in the east bay hills with an optional loop north to Martinez. Optionally ride an additional loop in the east bay hills south to Castro Valley. www.grizz.org/century
5/12 I Care Classic Bike Tour: Morgan Hill. Enjoy a beautiful spring ride through South Santa Clara County. 100 mi., 100k, 50k and 20 mi. routes. Reg includes continental breakfast, SAG support, rest stops, t-shirt, hot BBQ lunch, ice cream sundaes, raffle prizes, etc. Jerseys will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the ride support the Almaden Lions programs to provide glasses for needy children and families. The Almaden Lions is a 501 © 3 Corporation. For more info www.ICareClassics.org
5/12 Tour de Lincoln: McBean Park, Lincoln. 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.
5/12 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. After the ride, enjoy a glass of a local wine or beer! healdsburg.com/biketour
5/19 Davis Double Century: Davis Veterans Memorial Ctr. 200 mi. w/options to ride 100 mi. or 45 mi. An ideal first double century. Ride 200 miles in one day through Yolo, Napa, and Lake counties on the most popular and one of the best supported double centuries in California. Nine rest stops in addition to a lunch stop, and multiple SAG vehicles patrol the entire course. davisbikeclub.org
5/19 Tour of the Unknown Coast: Ferndale, Humboldt County. Chip timing, medals for top three in the 100-mi., 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! tuccycle.org
5/19 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. Check the website for early bird discounts! Post ride BBQ, beer and wine booth, entertainment. www.rotarygoldcountrychallenge.com
5/20 Apple Blossom Bike Tour: El Dorado Adventist School, Placerville. New routes for 2018! Family ride, half century & century rides through the Sierra Foothills. Pedal among the Petals! Reg. includes support, Appleblossombiketour.com
5/20 Strawberry Fields Forever XXIX: Pajaro Valley High School, Watsonville. 30, 65, 100mi. routes around Santa Cruz County. Full support, rest stops with food, fruits, beverages, lunch on 65 & 100 mi. routes. Hot gourmet meal at end for all participants. Strawberries dipped in chocolate ganache tops off the experience! Pre-reg.: $65, before 3/16; $100, after. Reg. deadline 5/14. A fundraiser for Cyclists for Cultural Exchange. www.StrawberryFields.org
5/20 Ride the Parkway: William B. Pond Recreation Area, Carmichael. 5 mi., 12 mi., 26+ mi. along the beautiful American River Parkway’s paved Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail; mostly flat with a few rolling hills. Reg.: Adults: $65 thru 4/8, $80 4/9 – 5/19, $100 day of; Kids (12+): $40 thru 4/8, $45 4/9 – 5/19, $50 day of; Kids (11 & under): FREE; BBQ only: $40. A fundraiser for the American River Parkway Fdn. http://arpf.org/events/ride/
5/25-28 Paso Robles Cycling Festival: Paso Robles. Family events, long distance rides, women-only rides, group rides and solo routes. Star Farms bike train ride has front, middle and rear sweep ride leaders. And, the Huffy Toss returns! www.greatwesternbicyclerally.com
5/26 The Art of Survival Century: Tulelake. Saturday: 100 mi. century, 100 mi. century PLUS; metric, 45 mi., 16 mi. family friendly, or a 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. On Sunday, new this year, Grit 'n Gravel rolls from Dorris. 8 mi. family route, 54 mi. & 72 mi. gravel grinders! RV and camping avail. Fee includes SAG, post-ride celebratory dinner, entertainment, prizes. www.survivalcentury.com
6/2 Fast Freddie Challenge: Sebastopol. 15, 54, 82 mi. courses. Gett kids on bikes and raise impactful funds for those affected by the North Bay Fires. Bikesignup.com
6/3 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. (800) 565-2704 or go to www.bikethewest.com.
6/3 Sequoia 2018: Foothill College, Los Altos Hills. Challengingly beautiful. 100 mi. w/10,000 ft. elevation; 72 mi., w/7,700 ft., 67 mi., w/7,200 ft., 44 mi., 4,460 ft. The signature, 100 mi. ride has miles of forested climbs, ridge-top vistas, redwood canyons, & bucolic coastal ag lands. westernwheelersbicycleclub.org
6/9 Incarnation 100: Downtown Santa Rosa. 45, 100 mi., & 100K routes. 45 mi. route meanders through Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley and highlights Wohler Bridge, Martinelli Rd., and historic downtown Graton. 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 rest stops, SAG, and gourmet meal. Save 10% with code CYCLECA www.incarnation100.org
6/16 Half Moon Bay CF Cycle for Life: Arata Pumpkin Farm, Half Moon Bay. 25, 40, 100K rides along the San Mateo County coast. Expect amazing energy, themed rest stops, and an incredible finish-line celebration at these daylong rides. Fee includes SAG, rest stops, post-ride party. Fightcff.org
6/23 RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley: San Mateo County. 78 mi., 6,900 ft. elevation gain. Fee includes full support, rest stops, chip timing, finish-line festivities, awards ceremony premium schwag. Limited to 1,000 riders. www.rbcgranfondo.com
6/23 Castle Crags Century: Half century, metrics, full century, super century rides around the Mount Shasta area. The rides will follow one or both of two loops – to the south of Mt. Shasta and one to the north. Castlecragscentury.com
6/30 Alta Alpina Challenge: Turtle Rock Park, Markleeville. Choose your favorite mountain passes & ride them! The most popular options include: Wild Sierra Metric (Luther-Blue Lakes), Wild Sierra Century (Kingsbury, Ebbetts, Monitor), 5 Pass Challenge (Carson-Ebbetts-Ebbetts-Monitor-Monitor), and 8 Pass Challenge (The World's Toughest Double Century). Or pick your own route with the Build Your Own Ride option. Enjoy smooth, low traffic roads and spectacular scenery in the beautiful Eastern Sierra near Lake Tahoe. Friendly support, SAG, many well-stocked rest stops with Hammer products, fresh fruit, energy bars, water, and ice. Reg. includes rest stops, post-ride meal, and frameable customized rider bib with pictures from the course completed. Info and online reg. at www.AltaAlpina.com/challenge
6/30 Devil's Slide Ride: Pacifica Community Center. 104 mi. century; 61 mi. metric & 38 mi. metric half-century. 2 longest road rides go down San Mateo coast/back through redwoods & watershed; 38-mi ride travels coast through farmlands to Half Moon Bay and back. Fee includes full support, including SAG, aid stations, snacks, refreshments, cue sheets/maps and post-ride meal. See website for Early Bird discounts and use coupon code CYCLECA5 for an additional $5 off your reg. www.DevilsSlideRide.org
5/12 Tour of Long Beach: 5 mi. Family Fun Ride, 30 mi. tour, 62 mi. Metric Century or 100 mi. Cruz Gran Fondo. The longer rides go down the coast past the beaches you've all heard of: Huntington, Newport, Seal. Professional Cyclist Tony Cruz will be leading the 100 mi. ride along with members of Long Beach's Lightning Velo Cycling Team. Renegaderaceseries.com
5/19 Heartbreak Hundred: & Double Century. Lebec. Ride one of the toughest doubles in California! 202 mi. w/15,500 ft. of elevation through Los Padres National Forest. Chip timing, fully stocked aid stations along the route and roving SAG support, finisher award. Planetultra.com
5/20 Tour de Pier: Manhattan Beach Pier & Strand. A stationary cycling fundraiser. Raise $ for 3 cancer charities! The area’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin riders through five 50-minute sessions with energizing music and loads of excitement. www.tourdepier.com
5/20 Mojave Death Race: Mojave Nat'l Preserve, Nipton. 250+ mi. run, mountain bike & road bike relay across the Mojave Desert. Teams of 8. Mojavedeathrace.com