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Foxy's Fall Century, Oct. 19, 2019, Davis, Calif.


Northern California Bike Festival

October

10/12 Biketoberfest Marin: Fairfax Plaza, downtown Fairfax. 11 a.m. –5 p.m. The fall celebration of bikes, music, food and family fun – plus a stellar brewfest! Biketoberfest features more than 50 exhibitors & a handmade bicycle show with something for everyone: from commuters, roadies, mountain bikers, BMXers, fixie devotees, cargo-carriers, e-bikers and touring aficionados. Plus pre-event road and mountain bike rides with Bay Area framebuilders & cycling luminaries. www.marinbike.org/biketoberfest/




Northern California Centuries & Fun Rides

October

10/5 Sacramento Century Challenge: Capitol Mall, Sacramento. The Best River Ride! Fun and flat routes that start and finish on Capitol Mall and wind through the scenic Delta wine region. Distances: 100 mi., 63 mi., 36 mi.; 16 mi. The Best Post Ride Festival! Celebrate and relax at the post ride festival with live music, great food and beer and win vendors. SacramentoCentury.com

10/5 Konocti Challenge: Skylark Shores Resort, Lakeport. 20, 40, 65, and a new 85 mi. option. The 65 & 85 mi. routes follow the north and east rim of Clear Lake and wind into the foothills of the south and west, offering views of the lake and vineyards. The 40 mi. route follows Clear Lake into the vineyard region of Finley. Check in on Friday for wine tasting by the lake. Your registration includes the rest stop competition, SAG and end-of-ride BBQ with two live bands and a local vendor expo on the lake shore. www.KonoctiChallenge.com

10/5 Rotary Bike & Hike to End Polio: Point Reyes Station, Point Reyes National Seashore. 50K. Route course is a loop starting and finishing at the Bear Valley Picnic Area. For nonriders, hiking on the trails! Fee includes includes route map, coffee at check in, SAG, delicious, fully catered picnic lunch with fresh cooked salmon and grilled meat. All proceeds go towards Rotary's End Polio Now Campaign and is matched 1:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Harborrotary.org

10/12 Golden Hills Century: Knights Ferry. 22 mi., 1,025 elev.; 66 mi. metric, 2,402 elev.; 100 mi. 3,800 elev. gain. Limited to 400 entries (get your reg. in early!). Stancobike.org

10/12 Biketoberfest: Fairfax. The fall celebration of bikes, music, food and family fun – plus a stellar brewfest! This fun-filled event brings everyone together: commuters, roadies, mountain bikers, BMXers, fixie devotees, cargo-carriers, e-bikers and touring aficionados! Enjoy pre-event road & mtb rides w/framebuilders & cycling luminaries. www.marinbike.org/biketoberfest

10/13 Mt. Diablo Challenge: Monte Vista High School, Danville.11.2 mi., timed bike race that climbs 3249 feet to the summit of Mt. Diablo up South Gate Rd. Mini-celebration at the top with food & bev. Then cyclists descend in waves and ride over to Monte Vista High School for a grand celebration with lots of delicious food, drink, music, goodies and awards plus vendors with cool gear! mountdiablochallenge.org/

10/16 Twilight Cycling: Weathertech Raceway, Laguna Seca, Monterey. Ride on the race track from 5 to 7 p.m. $10 reg. fee goes to local charity. Helmets req’d. Experience Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238-mi. course with the Corkscrew that drops an equivalent of 5 1/2 stories. Each month is hosted by a different local group, some holding competitions such as time trials or criterium races and many with off-track activities such as barbecue dinners, costume contests and giveaways. Rental bikes and helmets available. www.weathertechraceway.com/twilight-cycling or (831) 242-8202

10/19 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, SAG support, bike mechanics, first aide support, CHP traffic control, free on-course photos, rest/lunch/water stops, volunteers, post-ride meal. There is no day-of reg. davisbikeclub.org

10/19 The Ohana Ride: Seymour Ctr at Long Marine Lab, Santa Cruz. 20 and 50 mi. routes. Ohana Ride for Breast Cancer is a Hawaiian-style coastal tour of Santa Cruz County. The event also includes a delicious post-ride Luau Celebration at the Seymour Center on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with live Hawaiian music and Hula and massages for riders. New this year, enjoy a self guided coastal cliff walk. And we are carbon neutral this year! 100% of all funds raised benefit The U’ilani Fund for Breast Cancer Support. www.theuilanifund.org

10/20 Zombie Bike Parade (and picnic): Central Park, Davis. Join 500 riders in a huge Zombie Bike Parade! The Zombie Apocalypse starts in Davis! 2.5 mi. route thru UCD & Downtown Davis. Must have makeup and/or torn clothing, and look dead or risen from the dead to be in the parade. Attend the picnic for free, $5 to be in the Zombie parade. http://www.ZombieBikeParade.com

10/26 Wheels for Meals: Shadow Cliffs Reg’l Park, Pleasanton. 15 mi., 35 mi., or 70 mi. Ride through the scenic Livermore Valley hills then enjoy the post-ride celebration featuring a hearty BBQ lunch, booth expo, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and massage booths. Register today at www.mowac.link/wfmr2019reg 20% off your registration with promo code CALI. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels of Alameda County.

November

11/3 Cycle of Hope: Foothill College, Los Altos Hills. New & incredible routes — the best of the South Bay is laid out before you & you get feel-good energy that comes from a community gathering to make some serious change. Expect a finish line celebration with great food, beer & entertainment. www.HabitatCycleofHope.org

11/20 Twilight Cycling: Weathertech Raceway, Laguna Seca, Monterey. Ride on the race track from 5 to 7 p.m. $10 reg. fee goes to local charity. Helmets req’d. Experience Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238-mi. course with the Corkscrew that drops an equivalent of 5 1/2 stories. Each month is hosted by a different local group, some holding competitions such as time trials or criterium races and many with off-track activities such as barbecue dinners, costume contests and giveaways. Rental bikes and helmets available. www.weathertechraceway.com/twilight-cycling or (831) 242-8202




Southern California Centuries & Fun Rides

October

10/5 Zoo to Santa Monica Beach: Los Angeles. A roll along Mullholland Dr. from the zoo to the beach. Enjoy a spectacular view of the city and an equally spectacular view of the valley! californiatriathlon.org/zoo-to-beach/

10/5 Share the Road Ride: Simi Valley. 25 mi., 50 mi., 62 mi. & 100 mi. (Challenge & easy). The start site is at the DMV parking lot 3855 Alamo St. www.soaringspirits.org/share-the-road-ride

10/12 Riverside Citrus Classic: Riverside Plaza. 100, 50, 28 and 7 mi. routes. The short route is a family fun ride; the 28 is for those who want more miles; the half century & full centuries offer time trial & KOM action. Register by 9/28 & get a Citrus Classic t-shirt. This event is a fundraiser for Riverside Educational Enrichment Foundation (REEF). http://riverside-citrus-classic.com/

10/12 2019 Tour d’Historic Orange: Orange Cycle. 14, 25, 61 mi. routes. Fees based on distance, day-of reg. add $10. Reg. includes: $10 Old Towne dining voucher, T-Shirt, rest stops, cue sheets and map, SAG, and discounts. www.KiwanisTourdOrange.org

10/19 Ride Santa Barbara 100: Leadbetter Beach. 34 mi., 100 mi. 100K friendly intermediate cycling experience featuring scenic coastal and mountain roads, 100K + Gibraltar: For experienced riders who want to tackle the famous Gibraltar Challenge. www.RideSB100.com.

November

11/8-10 The Grand Roadie-Oh: San Marcos. 50 km, 100 km and 150 km distances. 150 km. riders ride with Peter Sagan. Fee includes King & Queen of the Sprint, SAG, post-event feast. Roadieoh.com

11/9 CTS Figueroa Mtn Gran Fondo: Santa Ynez. The crown jewel of this gran fondo is undoubtedly Figueroa Mountain. The climb up is long with steep pitches that will test your legs. Trainright.com/granfondo/




Out of Area Events: Utah

October

10/7-19 Huntsman World Senior Games Road Racing: St. George, UT. Hill Climb, Time Trial, Criterium, Road Race. For athletes of all skills age 50+. SeniorGames.net, facebook.com/worldseniorgames




Out of Area Events: Colorado

November

11/2 Denver Veloswap & Sports Expo: Ntl Western Complex, Denver, CO. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Over 300 booths from local sales reps and retailers selling off last years gear, Bike Tour Groups, Local Events, and Manufactures displaying the 2020 new products. Individuals and Pro Athletes Corner- selling gear as well. Lectures, music, great gear for sale. $8-$10 entry. www.VELOSWAP.com