Centuries, Fun Rides & Races

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Northern California

Club, Shop Rides

Saturday morning rides: Hollister. Meet up 8 a.m. at Off the Chain, 101 Mc Cray St., Hollister. 22 mi. road ride. Moderate to fast pace, regrouping. www.offthechainbikes.com

Tuesday evening road ride: Hollister. Meet up 6 p.m. at Off the Chain, moderate to fast pace, regrouping. www.offthechainbikes.com

Thursday evening road ride: Hollister. Meet up 6 p.m. at Off the Chain, 33 mi. Cienega Loop, fast pace, regrouping. www.offthechainbikes.com

Swap Meets

June

6/3 Bike Swap: Tahoe Cross-country Lodge: Tahoe City. Donate your used gear and help raise money for youth programs in the Tahoe area. Tahoexc.org/bike-swap

Festival

September

9/15-16 Gold Country Classic: Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Angels Camp. MTB, eBike, Cyclocross racing. Expo, music, food and more! goldcountryclassicbike.com

Spectators Wanted!

June

6/21 Breaking Away Friday Night Championship: Hellyer Park Velodrome, San Jose. Racing begins at 7pm, but come earlier to watch the warm up and rider preparation. Men & Women World, National and State Cycling Champions and record holders will vie for the Championship of the Breaking Away Friday night series. The velodrome is located at 985 Hellyer Ave., San Jose hellyervelodrome.com/

Centuries, Fun Rides

June

6/1 Gold Country Challenge: Grass Valley. Challenging 100, 75, 55 and 35 mi. road rides or 49 and 29 mi. gravel rides. Ride the beautiful and historic back roads of the Nevada County gold country and along the scenic Yuba River. Excellent route support. Enjoy the post-ride meal & beer under the pines. Sponsored by Grass Valley Rotary and benefiting Bright Futures for Youth. Early bird discounts. Rotarygoldcountrychallenge.com

6/2 America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride: South Lake Tahoe. 72 mi., 100 mi. routes. 72-mi. circumnavigates Lake Tahoe clockwise in both Nevada and Calif. It includes a challenging 800 foot climb to a rest stop overlooking Emerald Bay and a 1,000 foot climb to Spooner Junction. The 100-mile Century is offered adding an out-and-back on Highway 89/ Bike Trail to visit historic Truckee, before continuing around the lake. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride

6/15 Mile High 100: Chester Park, Lake Almanor. 33 mi., 68 mi., 100 mi. with all routes including a full loop around Lake Almanor. The metric century and full century rides feature routes venturing east to Lassen County including a fully-stocked rest stop at the Walker Mansion, Westwood. All routes include multiple rest stops, rider support, catered lunch and beverages (including a complimentary post-ride beer from Timber House Brewing). www.milehigh100.com

6/22 Rock the Ride Napa Valley: Yountville. 10 mi. & 25 mi. & also a 3-mi. family & dog-friendly walk. A benefit event for gun violence prevention. The 10 mi. route is family-friendly, flat. The 25-mi. ride takes participants along the vineyards heading north to Rutherford, back down to Napa & around & back up to Yountville. Rocktherideusa.com

6/22 Ride Home: Hellyer County Park, San Jose. Join us for a 15 or 30 mi. trail ride, or a 2 mi. family-friendly walk! Registration includes a barbecue lunch, swag bag, live music, carnival games, and much more. A fundraiser to help individuals & families in San Mateo & Santa Clara counties stay securely housed. Register at: hifinfo.org/ride-home-2024/

6/22 Climb to Kaiser: Clovis. 99 mi. w/8,200 ft. elev. gain; 155 mi. w/16,089 elev. gain. This showcases the beauty & majesty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Enjoy the scenic vistas & ride along two beautiful lakes, Shaver & Huntington Lakes. Fresnocycling.com/Climb-to-Kaiser/

6/29 Giro Bello: Luther Burbank Ctr., Santa Rosa. Three great rides - 100 mi., 67 mi., 31 mi. thru some of Sonoma County’s most breathtaking scenery. Reg. includes well-stocked rest stops, lunch, SAG support, a great meal after the ride, music, expo & a t-shirt. More into & reg. at www.girobello.com

July

7/13 Death Ride Tour of the California Alps: Markleeville, Lake Alpine. Ride one or all 6 categorized climbs of three iconic CA Alps passes/grades to build a ride of up to 104 mi. on a fully-supported course with about 14,000 feet of climbing! You can pedal both sides of Monitor Pass 8,314’, both sides of Ebbetts Pass 8,370’ & both sides of Pacific Grade 8,050’. Bonus: All but about 10 miles of the course is closed to vehicles! Grover Hot Springs camping, as well as other campgrounds on both the east and west slope (except Indian Creek.), will be available. Check-in on Friday 7/12 and shop the expo. Finish line expo with food, music, vendors, & camaraderie! www.DeathRide.com

7/20 Fall River Century: Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds, McArthur. Routes are 25, 62, 100, and 120 miles routes of moderate difficulty in forested and volcanic areas. Fees include breakfast, rest stops, SAG support and a fine after-the-ride meal. T-shirts are extra, and our famous Fall River Century jerseys are available on the day of the ride. This ride is presented by an independent group of cycling enthusiasts. Fall River Century

August

8/3 Marin Century: Stafford Lake Park, Novato. 60 mi., 100 mi. Classic, 100 mi. Mt. Tam Climbing Course. The backdrop continues to inspire as riders navigate through either the foothills or to the top of Mount Tamalpais, the beautiful rolling hills and grasslands of West Marin, & the nearby coast of Tomales Bay. Marincyclists.com

8/10 Tour de Menlo: Menlo Park. 33, 43, 65 mi. routes, plus the 12 mile family ride, which goes around the San Francisco Peninsula. After taking different routes from the start, all riders, except the 12 mi., will eventually head south on Stevens Canyon Rd. to the final rest stop at Madrone Park. Riders can rest and enjoy refreshments before heading back to the start for a relaxing lunch. www.tourdemenlo.com.

September

9/21 Tour of the Unknown Coast: Humboldt County Fairgrounds, Ferndale. 100 mi., 100K tarting in the historic town of Ferndale, the course passes through towering redwoods, over coastal mountains and along the rim of the Pacific Ocean. tuccycle.org, tourunknowncoast@gmail.com

9/21-28 California Coast Classic Bike Tour: San Francisco to Los Angeles along iconic Hwy 1. is fully supported, open to beginners as well as experienced riders, and e-bike friendly. Join 250 cyclists helping people with arthritis as they ride. Learn more at https://arthritis.org/CaliforniaCoastClassic

9/28 Lighthouse Century: Morro Bay. 65, 75 and 95 mi. routes along the central coast with scenic ocean vistas and cool breezes. Reg. includes rest stops with food and bike mechanics, SAG, cue sheets, post-ride meal, photos by Captivating Sports Photos. slobc.org/lighthouse/

9/28 11th Annual Sacramento Century Challenge: Capitol Mall, Sacramento. Bike ride on Saturday thru the scenic Delta wine region. Fun and flat distances:100 mi., 63 mi., 36 mi., 16 mi. Please join us for our Post Ride Festival with live music, great food, beer and wine. Registration opens 5/1. Sacramento Century

9/29 Mare Island PedalFest: Vallejo. Urban cyclocross bike races. Family-friendly historic island bike tour, kids bike rodeo, bike swap. FOR THE XC RACE: Mare Island terrain with pedaling through and around shipbuilding gantries, alleys, winding trails, tunnels, twisted staircases, railroad tracks, jumps and a few bumps. mareislandpedalfest.com

Southern California

Centuries, Fun Rides

June

6/1 Eastern Sierra Double Century: Bishop. 190 high altitude mi. “Mass” start at 5am for riders needing 13-17 hours to finish. All riders expecting to finish in under 13 hours must start at 6 a.m. A 2024 California Triple Crown stage race event. planetultra.com/eastern-sierra/

6/1 Ojai Valley Century: Ojai. 31, 63, 75, 103 mi. routes. 2 new routes: 1 further out Hwy 33 to USFS Ozena Fire Station 72 at Lockwood Valley Rd., the other with half the ride on gravel of the Ojai hills. www.ojaivalleycentury.org/

6/8 Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo: Escondido. 30 mi., 44 mi., 67 mi., 105 mi. The south grade of Palomar Mountain will serve as the KOM/QOM for the Gran Fondo riders. E-bikes permitted, but not eligible for KOM/QOM. girodisandiego.com

6/8 Tour of Two Forests Double Century: Santa Clarita. 200 mi. Riders travel thru Los Angeles, Ventura & Kern Counties, through Ojai, Pine Mtn., & Lebec then back to the start. Planetultra.com

August

8/3 Tour de Big Bear: Big Bear Lake. 25, 50, 70, 100 mi. road bike rides; 25 mi, 50 mi. gravel rides. Also, family fun! bigbearcycling.com/tour-de-big-bear

8/17 Cool Breeze Century: Ventura. 5 routes: Mini = 30 mi.; Metric = 62 mi.; Classic Century = 100 mi.; Hilly Century = 110 mi.; Double Metric = 120 mi. Rides graduate from flat to hilly. Mini & Classic Century go straight up PCH to Rincon Beach Park. The other 3 go to Ojai before then going to Rincon Beach Park and then either return to Ventura Mission Park or continue to Stow Grove in Goleta before returning along the coast. www.coolbreezecentury.com

Oregon

Centuries, Fun, Charity Rides

June

6/1 Oregon Gran Fondo: Cottage Grove. 16, 71, 117, 122 mi. routes. Road riding w/options for mixed surface gravel. Timed, supported, & fun! Mudslingerevents.com/oregon-gran-fondo

6/15 Tour de Fronds: Powers. 30 mi, 45 mi, 63 mi, 77 mi, 102 mi. road rides; also, 71 mi. Rogue River Singing Springs Adventure. http://www.tourdefronds.com/

6/22 Petal Pedal: The Oregon Garden, Silverton. 30, 50, 60, 70, or 100 mi. routes around the Willamette Valley. Orbike.com/rides

July

7/12-14 Cycle Oregon WEEKENDER: Linfield University, McMinnville. Daily adventures include multiple route options around the picturesque rolling hills & flatland of the Willamette Valley & the fringe of the Oregon Coast Range. Friends, families, and fun seekers—this weekend is for you! Reg. deadline: 7/2. cycleoregon.com/ride/weekender

August

8/9-11 Cycle Oregon Joyride: Justesen Ranch, Tygh Valley. 27-98 mi. An event for female identifying & nonbinary people, designed to create a fun and welcoming environment in a space that centers the experiences of women. Daily route options take you along wild and scenic rivers, across high plateau fields and surround you with views of the Cascades. Off the bike experiences include hiking, rafting the Deschutes River, fly fishing, clinics. Reg. deadline: 7/30. cycleoregon.com

September

9/8-13 Cycle Oregon Rally: The Wallowas w/stops in Elgin & Enterprise. A new choose your own adeventure 5-day event. 198-298 mi., depending on the route options. Designed with daily road and gravel route options, and base camping out of two communities, you will have plenty of on and off the bike options to create your ideal experience. cycleoregon.com/ride/rally

Events outside the Area

August

8/23-26 Hoodoo 500: St. George, UT. Ultra-endurance event. The ride is either 500 mi. or 300 mi. along quiet roads thru or around 3 Nat’l Parks, 3 Nat’l monuments & several Utah state parks. Amazing scenery. At the end, enjoy a banquetw/awards & prizes. Hoodoo500.com