Centuries, Fun Rides & Races

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Northern California

Centuries, Fun Rides

Ride to Defeat ALS, Sept. 24, 2022

August

8/6 Marin Century: Stafford Lake Park, Novato. Ride thru farmlands, around Mt Tam, or Marshall Wall. Choose among five routes, the 25 mi. mini, the 61 mi. Compact Classic, the most popular 100 mi. Classic (7,300 ft. climbing), the 86 mi. Mt. Tam, or the 120 mi. Super Tam (>10,000 ft. elev.). marincyclists.com

8/7 Civilized Century: Sports Basement, Redwood City. 35, 60, 75, 100 mi. routes. Expect scenic views of the San Francisco Peninsula, a jaunt across Dumbarton Bridge, loop around Facebook/Meta campus, and a few hidden trails. Designed for safety, the South Bay section is clockwise to minimize left turns. And an overall portion of the course is trail, bike lane, or low car traffic. Civilizedcentury.com

Ride to End Homelessness rolls September 10, 2022.

September

9/10 Ride to End Homelessness: Flood Park, Menlo Park. Rides for novice to experienced riders around the San Francisco Peninsula. lifemoves.org/events/

9/10-17 California Coast Classic Bike Tour: San Francisco-Los Angeles. 8-day, 525-mile ride that raises funds for the Arthritis Foundation. This boutique 22nd annual tour along California's iconic Highway 1 is fully supported, open to beginners as well as experienced riders, and e-bike friendly. Join 250 cyclists who are helping people with arthritis as they enjoy ideal weather & explore the spectacular scenery of Monterey, Big Sur, Morro Bay, Solvang, & Ventura. Reg. arthritis.org/CaliforniaCoastClassic

9/11 Tour de Tahoe - Bike Big Blue: Stateline, Lake Tahoe, NV. 72 mi. ride s. Full support, rest stops, SAG and post ride pool party. Limited to 2,000 participants. BiketheWest.com/tour-de-tahoe/

3F Century - Fast, Flat, Fun, October 8, 2022.

9/17 Central Coast Ride to Defeat ALS: Bang the Drum Brewery in San Luis Obispo. Choose between a 33, 24, 16 mile ride, or a walk in beautiful San Luis Obispo County. At breakfast foods including coffee, bagels and fresh fruit will be available for all participants. All routes have SAG support. This is a fundraising event for the ALS community and the Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association. Save 20% with code: CYCLCA! CentralCoastRide.org

9/17 Tour de Menlo: Menlo Park. 35, 43, 63 mi. routes, plus a new 16 mi. family ride, which goes around the San Francisco Peninsula. After taking different routes from the start, all riders, except the 16 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. TourdeMenlo.com

Foxy's Fall Century goes off October 15.

9/17 Tour of the Unknown Coast: Fortuna. 100 mi., 100K routes in California's beautiful Humboldt County. www.tuccycle.org

9/24 Napa Valley Ride & Walk to Defeat ALS: Napa, Justin-Siena High School. Choose between a 9, 28, 47, 62-lite (flat), 62-challenge, or 100 mile route through beautiful Napa County. For any non-cyclist there is a short walk option offered. All routes have rest stops, SAG vehicles, and route monitors. The post-ride festivities include a lunch, beverages (beer, wine, and non-alcoholic), a live band, massage tent, and more. This is a fundraising event for the ALS community and the Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association. NapaValleyRide.org

9/24 Lighthouse Century: Morro Bay High School. Relatively flat 75 and 50 mi. routes along Hwy. 1 and a more difficult full century that travels east toward Paso Robles before returning to join the other routes on Hwy. 1. Experience scenic coastal vistas and cool ocean breezes. Limited to 1000 riders. Slobc.org

9/25-10/1 31st Annual OATBRAN: One Awesome Tour Bike Ride Across Nevada. Stateline Lake Tahoe, NV to Great Basin National Park, Baker, NV. Fully Supported Motel style tour on US Hwy 50, America’s Loneliest Road. 5 days of riding 415 miles with 17,000 feet of climbing. Limited to 40 participants. BiketheWest.com

Cycle of Hope ride for Habitat for Humanity, October 23.

October

10/1 Sacramento Century Challenge: Capitol Mall, Sacramento. 2 options: 1. In person 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 and beer and wine vendors. 2nd option: Do a self-directed physical activity of your choice. Get out and walk, run, hike, bike or swim! Any physical activity of your choice counts! Reg. for both options opens 6/1. www.sacramentocentury.com

10/1 Final, FINAL Konocti Challenge: Lakeport. Celebrate the end of a 30+ year era on 2 nostalgic rides, 20 mi., 40 mi. with themed rest stops. There will be an optional Friday night, 9/30, wine and beer tasting accompanied by live music provided by the Two Diamonds. Saturday starts with a continental breakfast, the final gun releasing the riders one last time followed by world famous chicken and steak BBQ, included in the cost of the reg. Commemorative wine glasses, final ride tees & jerseys are also available www.KonoctiChallenge.com

10/2 Tour de Cure: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park. 100 mi., 63 mi., 30 mi., 12 mi., in Sonoma Wine Country. Expect well-marked routes, with safety marshals, safety vehicles and fully stocked rest stops to fuel your journey! Registered participants will enjoy lunch, diabetes resources, family activities, music and wine at the end of your event route. diabetes.org/tdccalifornia

10/2 Mount Diablo Challenge: Danville. A 11.2 mi., individually-timed climb 3,249 feet to the summit of Mt. Diablo starting up South Gate Road. mountdiablochallenge.org/

10/8 3F Century: Colusa. A Flat, Fast, & Fun bike ride! Century, Metric Century and 39 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, great rest stops, post ride meal, first century completion patch. 3fcentury.com

10/15 Foxy's Fall Century: Davis. The ideal first century ride, it offers challenges, distances, and scenery for riders of all levels.100 mi. w/3,100 ft. of climbing, 100K w/1,100 ft. of climbing, a flat 50K along country roads thru orchards to Winters & back, davisbikeclub.org/foxys-fall-century-2022/

10/15 Tour de Lincoln: McBean Park, Lincoln. 25K, 50K, 100K routes. The metric rolls over oak-covered hills, by horse ranches, country estates & lush vineyards. Total climbing 3,826 ft. 50K has gentle climbs (1,300 ft.) & valley views. the 25K is a nearly flat loop. tourdelincoln.org

10/23 Cycle of Hope: Los Altos Hills. 5 routes + virtual: 100 mi., 62mi., 37mi., 10mi., and a kids’ course. Enjoy scenic routes, SAG, a great swag bag, and a finish line festival that’s fun for the whole family! Cycle of Hope supports Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley’s mission to build, renovate, and repair affordable housing for Bay Area families. SAVE 20% with code CYCLECA. HabitatCycleOfHope.org

Southern California

Centuries, Fun Rides

August

8/6 Tour de Big Bear: Big Bear. 5K, 25, 50, 70, 100 mi. courses & new this year, the Dirty Bear 50-mi. gravel ride! Enjoy beautiful mountain scenery and spectacular summer weather. bigbearcycling.com

8/20 Cool Breeze Century: Museum of Ventura County. 30 mi. mini metric, 60 mi. metric, 100 mi. century, & 125 mi. double metric routes with ocean vistas, just-right climbs along iconic backroads & beachside communities. Pedal assist bikes allowed, but must be legal for the bike path sections. Enjoy the fine riding and great rest stops, delicious lunch, a fine t-shirt, quality SAG, post-ride party w/buffet & D.J. music. coolbreezecentury.com

September

9/17 Mammoth Tuff: Mammoth Mountain. Arrive on 9/16 for shakeout ride, reg. & rider mtg. 45 mi. short route w/2,000 elev. gain; 100 mi. long course w/8,000 ft. gain. mammothtuff.com

October

10/8 UCI AntiCancer Challenge: Aldrich Park, Irvine. 14, 35, 60, & 100 mi. rides to raise awareness & funds for critical cancer research. Rides include climbing. anti-cancerchallenge.rallybound.org

10/15 Hammer Road Rally: Shaver Lake, Fresno County. 33, 76, 102 mi. gran fondo. A competitive event with prizes awarded to competitors in various age and gender categories. Only the "Hammer" route is timed. Hammerroadrally.com

10/22 Santa Barbara 100: Leadbetter Beach. 34 mi., 100 mi., 100K, gran fondo. All courses start at Leadbetter beach and follow the beautiful Santa Barbara beachfront before turning inland to experience all Santa Barbara has to offer. Ridesb100.com

November

11/5 Bike the Coast: Oceanside. 100, 50, 25 mi. rides on historic Highway 101, or enjoy a family ride on the San Luis River Trail (15 or 7 mi.). bikethecoastsd.com

Gran Fondos

September

9/10 Mammoth Gran Fondo: Mammoth Lakes. 102 mi. gran fondo w/6,643 ft. of climbing; 70 mi. medio route is mostly flat w/3,601 ft. of climbing; 42 mi. piccolo w/2,340 ft. of climbing. mammothgranfondo.com

Oregon

Centuries, Fun Rides, Tours

August

8/28 Monster Cookie Metric Century: Salem. The route is generally flat with a few short hills and follows much of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. Participants desiring a shorter ride can ride to the first rest stop and back for a 29-mile ride. Salembicycleclub.org

September

9/4 Vineyard Tour: Roseburg. 16, 30, 50, 66 & 100 mi. routes in Umpqua Valley Wine Country. Smooth, well-marked, lightly traveled roads, SAG, great rest stops and additional social rides for registered riders. Entry includes $20 voucher for restaurants/wineries. Spend the weekend & enjoy wine tasting, gourmet dining, hiking, fishing & biking! thevineyardtour.com

9/10 Ride the Rim: Crater Lake Nat'l Park. Ride the Rim offers a vehicle-free way to experience Crater Lake National Park. With approximately 25-miles vehicle free, 3,500 feet of climbing, and 5 rest stops - you don't want to miss out! Register RidetheRimOregon.com

9/17 Ride the Rim: Crater Lake Nat'l Park. Ride the Rim offers a vehicle-free way to experience Crater Lake National Park. With approximately 25-miles vehicle free, 3,500 feet of climbing, and 5 rest stops - you don't want to miss out! Register at RidetheRimOregon.com

9/24 Ride the Rogue: Palmerton Park, Rogue River. 20, 40, 67 mi. loop rides. All the rides have plenty of rest stops so you can ride light, and as fast or casual as you like! All proceeds support the development of the Rogue River Recreational Corridor and Greenway project. Ridetherogue.com

October

10/14 Bikes & Brews: Medford. 4.2 mi. Root Beer Cruiser, 20.4 mi. Pilsner ride, 36.6 mi. Amber ride, 51.7 mi. IPA ride, 65.3 Stout ridek Downtownmedford.org/bnb-routes

Gran Fondos

Nevada

Centuries, Gran Fondos

September

9/11-18 Human Powered Speed Challenge: Battle Mountain. Teams from around the globe race the fastest bicycles in existence attempting to break the human-powered land speed record (currently 89.59 mph). Attendees can see the bikes up close and meet the riders, or even drag race themselves against the world’s fastest. www.ihpva.org

9/24 Tri States GranFondo: Mesquite. Gran Fondo: 54 mi. w/2,500 ft. of climb. Ultimo: 112 w/8,000 of climb. This year is a tour-style w/leap-frog support. The only Gran Fondo / Century in the world where you can ride in three states in one incredible day of cycling. Nevada, Arizona and Utah! Planetultra.com

October

10/8 Park to Park Pedal Century: Lincoln County.40 mi. Helix, 60 mi. double Jack, 100 mi. extreme. Ride along Nevada’s first Scenic Byway, Highway 93. Tour through four of Nevada’s scenic State Parks: Kershaw-Ryan, Cathedral Gorge, Spring Valley and Echo Canyon, peddle past the 1920s mission-style depot in the railroad town of Caliente. Parktoparkpedal.com

Outside the Area

Centuries, Fun Rides

September

9/30-10/2 Walla Walla Tour Lite: Walla Walla, WA. Three days, three routes of 32 to 85 mi. Enjoy Washington wines and tour the farmlands and rolling hills of southeastern Washington on this fully supported three-day tour that starts and ends each day in Walla Walla, home to Whitman College and with multiple vineyards and tasting rooms nearby. Lots of opportunities for post-ride wine tastings and winery tours. Non-member $170, Cascade member $150, youth $40. Fee includes lunches, snacks, hydration and mechanical support. Cascade Bicycle Club, cascade.org

November

11/19 El Tour de Tucson: Tucson, AZ. 25, 50, 75, 100 mi. gran fondo routes. routes feature beautiful vistas of Tucson’s four surrounding mountain ranges – three rise over 9,000 ft- against the backdrop of the majestic Saguaro cactus. Course profiles range from flat to rolling or moderately hilly. Eltourdetucson.org