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April 2020 Cycle California! Magazine

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Big Sky Biking: Missoula’s Bitterroot Trail

By Dan Shryock

This is the first of a two-part series on family cycling in the Pacific Northwest. Read about bike rides in Boise, Idaho, in the June issue.

It was a long drive to Missoula. It was scenic but on arrival lethargic legs told me some time was needed on two wheels. The next morning I rolled the bike from my hotel room and within minutes I was riding along the city’s trail system along Clark Fork River.

Within a mile I was on the Bitterroot Trail and on my way out of town.

Ride the Rockies, June 14-19, 2020

1890s California Race Scene

By Bob Marr

When Waltham, Massachusetts, opened its oval dirt track on Memorial Day, 1893, it was one of the finest bicycle tracks anywhere and the first in Massachusetts dedicated solely to bicycle racing. With a covered grandstand and adjacent bleachers it was designed to seat 9,000 spectators. Today it might be hard to imagine building a 9,000 seat facility for bike racing, but in fact on opening day a crowd of 15,000 showed up for the races and were lined up six-deep around the track, with many others seated on the adjacent hillsides.

Bike Events in the Age of COVID-19

Coronavirus 19 is wreaking havoc on this spring's bicycle events — Here is a short list of the events that we know have rescheduled or are canceled for 2020. We will add to this list as we hear of other event changes — check back frequently for more.

Event Name New Date Organizer/Contact
Rotary Gold Country Cycling Challenge Rescheduled: Sep 12
America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride Rescheduled: Sep 13
San Francisco Bike to Work Day Rescheduled: Sep 24
Silicon Valley Bike to Work Day Rescheduled: Sep 24
Bike Around the Buttes Rescheduled: Sep 26
Tour de Lincoln Rescheduled: Sep 27
Sea Otter Classic Rescheduled: Oct 1-4
Siskiyou Scenic Bike Tour Rescheduled: Oct 3
3F Century Ride Rescheduled: Oct 10
Strawberry Fields Rescheduled: Oct 11 CyclistsforCulturalExchange
Party Pardee Rescheduled: Oct 24
Cinderella Classic Apr 10, 2021
California Classic Weekend Apr 11, 2021
Tierra Bella Apr 24, 2021
I Care Classic Bike Tour May 8, 2021
Paso Robles Cycling Festival May 28-31, 2021 PasoRoblesCyclingFestival
Sequoia Century Jun 6, 2021
Folsom Grom Race Series Check website
Prairie City Race Series Check website
Oregon Gravel Grinder Series Check website
Capitol Bike Fest Postponed until 2021 CapitolBikeFest
Cherry of a Ride Postponed until 2021
Cupertino Bike Shop Swap Meet Postponed until 2021
Davis Double Postponed until 2021
Grizzly Peak Century Postponed until 2021
Groveland Grind Postponed until 2021
Primavera Century Postponed until 2021
Redlands Bicycle Classic Postponed until 2021
Tour of the Unknown Coast Postponed until 2021
Wildflower Century SLO Postponed until 2021
Wine Country Century Postponed until 2021
Campagnolo Granfondo San Diego TBD
Delta Century TBD
CampoVelo TBD
Chico Wildflower TBD
Cycle for Sight TBD
Mr. Frog's Wild Ride TBD
Rotary Gold Country Challenge TBD
Solvang Century TBD
Tour de Cure - Wine Country TBD TourdeCure

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