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Talbot's Century Ride Calendar

Upcoming Century Rides

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Oct 25, 2014Fall Death Valley Century and Double CenturyDeath Valley, CAThe Death Valley Century and Double Century will start and finish at the Furnace Creek Ranch in the heart of Death Valley, CA.888-917-1117
Oct 25, 2014Sacramento CenturySacramento, CAAll Four rides start and end at the Oktoberfest area near 6th & Capitol Mall. With the sun rising over the State Capitol at our back, all rides cross the Sacramento River on the Tower Bridge and head South towards Isleton. Mostly on back roads looping as far as Isleton for the Full Century. Progressively shorter loops create the Metric Century, ½ Century and Fun Ride. Full Century Includes 6 Delta Islands and a Ferry Crossing. This is a Fun Flat Ride to end your Ride Season! The Full Century ride is less than a 1000 ft elevation, mostly going up and down island levees. Presented by the Rotary Club of Sacramento as a benefit for Sacramento Habitat for Humanity. Post-ride Festival with the popular band Mumbo Gumbo, plus food and wine and beer vendors.
Feb 8, 2015Rice Valley Love RideGridley, CARice Valley Tandem Rally is not just for tandems! Chico Velo Cycling Club bicycle ride starts in Gridley. 100, 60 and 40 mile options featuring a loop around the Sutter Buttes (the world's smallest mountain range?) in Northern California.
Feb 28, 2015Pedaling Paths to IndependenceLinden, CACommunity Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired invites you to pedal a path to independence, including a portion of Stage Three of the 2011 Tour of California, on the sixth Pedaling Paths to Independence, Saturday, February 22, 2014. A great ride on ANY bike–road, tandem, mountain, single speed, recumbent, fixed gear, cruiser, high wheel, hybrid, unicycle, Bike Friday–the metric (65 miles with 1,300 feet of elevation gain) and quarter (25 miles with 300 feet of elevation gain) century routes begin and end at De Vinci’s Delicatessen and Catering-Linden and traverse the quiet rural roads of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Calaveras counties, through verdant pastures, orchards, and vineyards.(209) 298-1372
Mar 8, 2015Senorita Century-A Beautiful Ride for WomenDel Mar, CAThis is the most beautiful women’s ride in the country! Both intermediate and seasoned cyclists will enjoy this scenic combination of meandering coastline and hills. Departing together from exclusive Ciello Village in Rancho Santa Fe, riders will wind down to sleepy Solana Beach, then flash the Pacific Coast Highway through Leucadia and Cardiff-By-the-Sea to the turnaround point at Magee Park in Carlsbad. The 42 and 62 mile course will include special rider “challenges” that will be announced at packet pickup, but there will be pampering, scenic views, and climbing on both routes so be sure to train accordingly.
Mar 14, 2015 Solvang Century & Half CenturySolvang, CA3 routes available, half, metric and full century. Climbs of 1850, 3000 and 4940 ft.(562) 690-9693
Mar 21, 2015Solvang Double CenturySolvang, CAA spectacular 200-mile route in Southern California's most popular and scenic cycling region! This is a double century only. No century option is available.
Apr 4, 2015Party PardeeIone, CACome and enjoy this early season metric century in the rolling foothills of Amador and Calaveras counties near the gold rush town of Ione. You’ll find well stocked rest stops and friendly volunteers to greet and refuel you along your tour. At the end of the ride you’ll enjoy a delicious after-ride meal and live music with Mumbo Gumbo.
Apr 11, 2015Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour - Almaden Cycle Touring ClubGilroy, CAThe Almaden Cycle Touring Club invites you to celebrate Spring by riding some of the prettiest roads in southern Santa Clara County on our 37th annual Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour. One of California's top-rated cycling events, the Tierra Bella takes place on Saturday, April 12, 2014. With four different routes, from flat to hilly, you're sure to find the route that's right for you. Over 250 ACTC members will be on hand to provide our traditionally outstanding rider support, including multiple rest stops on every route. Rest assured that there will be plenty of GREAT FOOD at every stop, plus a delicious catered hot meal at the end of your ride.408-255-7957
Apr 18, 2015Mr. Frog's Wild RideMurphys, CAWe are showing off the southwest end of our county and have even included a TIME TRIAL in the middle of the longer ride. We are not changing the route this year because of the great feedback we had from the riders last year. Both rides will leave you hungry for that homemade BBQ at the finish in Feeney Park. All the climbing and zippy downhills will be there without the rigors of the rough roads of past Frog rides The long route will include a ride to New Melones Lake and feature a short time trial in the middle if desired. Winner of the time trial will be awarded a prize at the conclusion of the ride. There is one mile of gravel in the long ride--that is perfectly rideable--so one can pretend briefly to be a randonneur at the Paris Roubaix. Elevation gain is 4436 ft. for the 100K and 2461 ft. for the 50K ride.
Apr 18, 2015Cinderella Classic and ChallengePleasanton, CAThe Cinderella Classic 100k bicycle tour for women of all ages winds through Amador, Livermore, Diablo, and San Ramon Valleys. The Cinderella Challenge will offer a longer loop which includes an additional 30 miles and 2,000 feet of climbing.
Apr 18, 2015Bike Around the ButtesSutter, CA17.5 mile Fun Course - Novice Riders 40 mile Classic Course - This is the ride that started it all. 100 mile Century Course - Wow! What a treat for you real cyclists. In addition to friendly volunteers, each rest stop has a variety of energy sustaining foods. While each rest stop will vary slightly, you will generally find water, oranges, kiwis, bananas, rice cakes, peanut butter, Kashi bars, and delicious nut bread. Every rest stop is equipped with bathrooms, a first aid kit, and a radio support person. Rest stops on the longer routes will also have sports drinks, GU Gel, sandwiches, and energy bars as well. The Loyal Order of the Moose cooks up a delicious lunch included in the registration fee for all riders. The lunch is also available for purchase separately for attendees that are not riding for a small fee. Lunch includes your choice of BBQ chicken breast or polish dogs, green salad, potato salad, baked beans, bread and a dessert. (530) 763-4171
Apr 25, 2015Wildflower Century-San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo, CACruise through the green hills and secluded valleys of northeastern San Luis Obispo County. See California the way it was during the mission days. There are three route options: 50, 75 and 100-miles in length. All three routes begin in Creston, CA.805-543-5973
Apr 26, 2015Chico Velo Wildflower CenturyChico, CAThe Chico Wildflower Century is regularly listed in BICYCLING magazine as a TOP TEN CENTURY. It was first offered as an organized event in 1981. While the rain poured down for most of the day, about 60 riders slogged through to the finish. Today the Wildflower has something for everyone. As it has been from the beginning, our highest priority is to provide riders with the ultimate century experience. The traditional Wildflower 100, which climbs Humbolt, Honey Run and Table Mountain, and 65 which climbs only Honey Run offer plenty of challenge. The Wildcat options, started in celebration of Chico State's 125 year anniversary in 2012, will put any rider to the test. The Flatflowers (30 or 60 miles) and Childflower 12 boast absolutely no hills at all.530-343-8356
Apr 26, 2015Primavera CenturyFremont, CAThe Primavera Century covers some of East Bay’s most scenic roads. The longer-distance routes ride past the historic Mission San Jose to the scenic Calaveras Reservoir (part of past Amgen Tour of California Routes and home to Bald Eagles), along beautiful tree lined lanes, through vineyards, to the top of Altamont Pass, past wind turbines and through scenic canyons. The Fun Ride of 25 miles goes through Coyote Hills Park with abundant wildlife.
May 2, 2015West Marin Metric CenturyNovato, CARide 100K through breathtaking scenery in West Marin County on rural roads. With 2,297 elevation, there are rolling hills and a few challenging climbs. You will ride from Novato to West Marin, climb the Marshall "wall" then cruise along Tomales Bay to Pt. Reyes Station then back to Novato passing Nicasio Reservoir and Stafford Lake. 40K & 13K Tour of Novato rides and a 5K walk will be in and around the town of Novato. Registration includes SAG, fueled rest stops, T-shirt, post-ride meal & entertainment. This event is sponsored by School Fuel, the Novato Foundation for Public Schools and will benefit Novato students and classrooms. 415-827-9772
May 2, 20153F Century-FLAT, FAST & FUN!Colusa, CAThe 3F Century is different than most centuries. It doesn't have the heart-pounding, thigh-killing climbs that many centuries have. Instead of hills, hills and more hills, the 3F Century offers a FLAT, FAST, and FUN bike ride. The total elevation gain is 591'. Boy are you going to have fun! This is an opportunity to do your personal best century time....Visit the rural towns of Meridian and Sutter. Ride through the pastoral farmlands of the Sutter Bypass, cross the Tisdale Weir, ride along the scenic Sacramento River levee road and around the unique Sutter Buttes (the smallest mountain range in the world), where John C. Fremont camped his troops in 1848 and return to Colusa along the banks of the beautiful Sacramento River.530-617-2317
May 2, 2015Wine Country Century-Santa Rosa Cycling ClubSanta Rosa, CA35 miles, 100km, 100 miles and 200km routes passing through through as many as seven different vineyard appellations: Russian River Valley, Green Valley, Sonoma Coast, Northern Sonoma, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Chalk Hill.
May 3, 2015Delta Century-Stockton Bicycle ClubLodi, CAFlat quarter, metric, and full century loops cover scenic vineyard, farm, and Delta road--and a ferry ride across Steamboat Slough (metric and full century routes)--with rewarding rest stops along the way. Proceeds benefit local charities. Fees ($30 for quarter; $45 for metric and full) include pre-ride technical support, SAG, radio communications, fully stocked rest stops, catered post ride meal, and a lovely day in The Grove. 209-772-3775
May 3, 2015Grizzly Peak CenturyMoraga, CAThe Grizzly Peak Century has been a great success for many years. It sells out every year, so don't delay registering! There are two routes to choose from: 71 miles (5550 ft. climb) or 104 miles (8250 ft. climb).(510) 653-1771
May 3, 2015Napa Valley Tour de CureYountville, CATour de Cure offers routes from easy family rides of 10 miles or less to more challenging routes of 100 miles or more with several options in between.1-510-654-4499 x 7460
May 9, 2015Ride 4 A Reason Oakland/Sacramento,CARIDE FOR A REASON IS IN IT'S SIXTH YEAR. R4R is an annual bike ride to Sacramento to advocate for public education, and raise essential funds for school enrichment programs in Oakland. Last year, 150 riders pedaled from Oakland to the steps of the State Capitol to protest the massive cuts in funding for education. Passage of Proposition 30 will help our schools, but additional resources are needed after decades of disinvestment. Parents, teachers, students, and community members are riding again to raise funds and public awareness in this cause. Many elective classes and enrichment programs depend entirely on community fundraising. Our support remains critical. California once had the best schools in the nation. Working together we can restore public education in California.
May 9, 2015Motherlode CenturyLotus, CAWelcome to the Motherlode Century! Our mission is to provide you the best bicycle ride Northern California has to offer. We hope your positive experience here will not only compel you to participate every year, but will also entice you to return to enjoy a river trip, wine tasting or the many products this bountiful area has to offer. The Motherlode is conveniently staged in the springtime foothills of the Gold Country, and offers five ride options from 28 leisurely to 97 challenging miles. This century bike ride benefits the American River Conservancy, and Breathe California Sacramento Emigrant Trail charities.530.545.0698
May 9, 2015Gold Country ChallengeGrass Valley, CACentury, Metric Century, Recreational, Tour Cycle through beautiful Grass Valley and Nevada County and support the community service projects of The Rotary Club of Grass Valley, CA
May 16, 2015Sonoma County Backroad ChallengePetaluma, CAIf you have ever had the chance to ride or drive the true Backroads of Sonoma County you know that patches can be "rustic" & bumpy. We like to think of it this way: you'll be handsomely rewarded with the best scenic ride of your life(707) 283-8038
May 16, 2015California Classic Century RideFresno, CAJoin 2,000 riders in the only race in California on a closed freeway on Saturday May 17! We’ve got the best amenities: chip timing, dry-fit shirts, custom medallion, bike valet, free Giants’ AAA Team baseball tickets, Barbecue by the Fresno Police Officer’s Association, free Cold Stone Creamery ice cream and enjoy a Michelob Ultra or Heineken Light in our Celebration Beer Garden.
May 30, 2015Eastern Sierra Double CenturyBishop, CAThis course has 10,200 feet of elevation gain, more than half of which is between mile 30 and mile 70. As doubles go, it’s not that tough and the views and roads are so incredible, you won’t even notice the climbing that it does have!
Jun 7, 2015Silicon Valley Tour de CurePalo Alto, CATour de Cure offers routes from easy family rides to more challenging routes of 100 miles or more with several options in between. Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It's a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.
Jun 7, 2015Mendocino Monster-Ukiah,CAUkiah, CAThere are two rides – the Hairy Monster is 62 miles (100 kilometers) and includes 6900 feet of climbing – the Scary Monster is 100 miles (160 kilometers) and includes 9200 feet of climbing. Both rides start in Ukiah at Mendocino College and the Scary Monster goes all the way to the coast and back. Both rides are quite challenging but very beautiful.
Jun 7, 2015Sequoia Century - Western WheelersSan Francisco Peninsula-Palo Alto, CAThe Sequoia Century is the Western Wheelers Bicycle Club's annual, fully supported bicycling event. This year, we are returning to Foothill College in Loas Altos. The registration fee will include a hot meal at the end of the ride. The ride winds through the redwoods. The 200K, 100-mile and 100K routes climb Redwood Gulch before descending toward the coast. The routes are challenging. Redwood Gulch and Big Basin Way climbs total 1900 feet in 4.5 miles. There is also a mellower 50-mile route. Register early, the ride is limited to 1300 participants. 650-592-9651
Jun 13, 2015Mile High 100 - Chester,CAChester, CAThe Mile High 100 Bike Ride takes place in the Lake Almanor Area, a summer recreation mecca, every Father's Day weekend for the past 33 years. The Mile High 100 offers three rides to accommodate cyclists of all abilities; a century ride, metric century ride, and half-metric century ride - all of which include lakeside views of Lake Almanor. This ride offers 4 rest stops with lots of delicious food, SAG service, unique and breathtaking views of Lake Almanor, Mount Lassen and Indian Valley, and of course fresh mountain air. As a registered rider, you will receive an event t-shirt, goody bag, post ride lunch at Chester Park; century riders also receive a catered luncheon in Taylorsville.530-258-2426
Jun 20, 2015Terrible Two-Santa Rosa Cycling ClubSebastopol, CAAll of the successful (and most of the unsuccessful) TT participants are experienced, fit riders. The Terrible Two should not be your first double century. Before you attempt the TT, you should complete such rides as the Markleeville Death Ride (all passes), Climb to Kaiser, or the Davis Double. Most riders who have done both Davis and the TT find that the latter takes three to four hours longer, depending on one's climbing ability. So please don't attempt the Terrible Two if Davis took you much over 13 hours. On the other hand, don't be intimidated. If you've completed other doubles comfortably, you ought to try this. All the climbing may be a big challenge, but you do get to rest on all the descents, and it's certainly more scenic and entertaining than 200 miles of flat lands!
Jun 20, 2015Castle Crags CenturyMt. Shasta, CAFinally! A century ride with just the right amount of everything! Enjoy incredible views of some of nature's finest scenery while you test your mettle with a challenging climb up a scenic one lane windy mountain pass to Mumbo Summit along the Sacramento River. The river should be rushing and wildflowers blooming along the way! Enjoy a fantastic downhill segment with distant views of Shasta lake, the Trinity Alps and Scott Valley. Both the Metric and full century routes will circle around the sky-scraping 6000 ft. spires of polished granite called the Castle Crags. 4 ride options include full century (97 miles with nearly 8000 feet climbing) Metric Century (61.4 miles - 5700 feet climbing) , half metric (34.5 miles 2200 feet climbing) This route has never been offered as part of a century ride before but we guarantee that it will quickly move to the top of your list of annual "Must Ride" favorites! (209) 753-7222
Jun 20, 2015The Endue ClassicSan Mateo, CAENDUE Bicycle Classic is an annual celebration of life and its wonderful gifts. Ride with us and enjoy the beauty of the SF Bay Peninsula while raising awareness of the people who want to ride but can’t; those with developmental disabilities like Down’s syndrome and Autism. If you are able to ride, then we hope you grab a friend and join us at the ENDUE Classic.650-349-9879
Jun 20, 2015Tour de FrondsPowers, OregonThe Tour de Fronds is one of the most beautiful cycling events in Oregon. The Tour is your choice of scenic rides on low-traffic roads in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Coast Range. From your saddle enjoy views of old-growth forests, wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and mountain vistas. The Tour de Fronds transverses Oregon’s premier Glendale/Powers Bicycle Recreation Area, a project of USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. 7 rides are available from 30 to 116 miles long with different climbing and grade challenges.541-439-2418
Jul 11, 2015The Death Ride-Tour of the California AlpsMarkleevile, CARecognized as one of the premier cycling events in the West, the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the 29th Anniversary of the Death Ride! 530.694.2475
Jul 12, 2015Beach Babe Women's Cycling ClassicLong Beach, CAJoin the Beach Babe Pedal Party! Ride the Southern California coast with hundreds of beach babes on bicycles! Starting at Shoreline Aquatic Park, bike riders of all levels and ages will enjoy the 15 and 36 mile “out and back” courses. Wind along the beach from Long Beach, through Naples, to Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, and then Huntington Beach. Bike Taxis are available should you throw in the pink towel. Ride includes full rest stop support, delicious food, tech support, course lead and sweep, finisher’s gift and bragging rights
Jul 18, 2015Devil's Slide RidePacifica, CARoad cyclists have a choice of three rides: the Devil's Slide Century, which, with over 9000 feet of vertical gain is quickly gaining a reputation as not only a ride of stunning beauty, but a real test of endurance, ability and strength among even the most hardcore cyclists; a challenging, beautiful Metric Century (61-mile) with ocean vistas and mountain climbs through groves of ancient redwoods; and a Metric Half-Century (36-mile) scenic round-trip along the coast. For mountain bikers we offer short- and long-loop options, both of which offer world-class views and include exclusive access to private horse trails normally off-limits to cyclists. No matter which ride you choose, you can count on full support, from start to finish.650.312.0730
Jul 18, 2015Windmill Century-Santa MariaSanta Maria, CAThis scenic ride begins at Pioneer Park in Santa Maria, CA. Santa Maria is located on U.S. Highway 101, in northern Santa Barbara County, in the heart of one of the nation’s premier wine regions. It is about 190 miles north of Los Angeles and approx. 260 miles south of San Francisco. We are just 30 minutes from Pismo Beach and 12 minutes north of the historic community of Los Alamos. On your ride you'll see lush valleys, vineyards and ranches while cycling on quiet country roads. You will have a choice of a full Century, half Century or quarter Century.
Jul 25, 2015Santa Cruz Mountains ChallengeScotts Valley, CAThe ride starts at Scotts Valley High School, 500 Glenwood Drive, Scotts Valley, CA - at the break of dawn. Did you miss the Death Ride? Here is your chance to make up for it. We are known for our friendly volunteers, great support, homemade bake goods at rest stops and a big spread at our lunch stop. All with absolutely fabulous scenery while doing some of the most challenging climbs in the mountains of Santa Cruz. After the ride, all participants get to enjoy our famous all you can eat burrito (build your own), salad and ice cream post-ride meal. What a way to finish a great day in the mountains of Santa Cruz.
Aug 9, 2015Tour d'Organics-SebastopolSebastopol, CAWith four routes to choose from and local, organic bounty at every rest stop, the Tour d’Organics is a west county cycling event not to be missed! Unlike other rides, the ride food we offer is organic, fresh, and locally sourced. The Tour d'Organics offers an educational experience, fueling your athletic pursuits in a way that is healthy for you and the planet. All routes start and end at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, and wind through the stunning, west Sonoma County countryside, with all rest stops at local, organic farms. A post-ride meal is included for all participants. If you like beautiful cycling, camaraderie, and fresh, local, organic food, this ride is for you!

Talbot's Gran Fondo Calendar

Upcoming Gran Fondo Rides

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
May 10, 2015Tour of Long Beach-Cruz Gran FondoLong Beach, CAhe 100+ mile Cruz Gran Fondo brings Italian cycling culture to Southern California. The course will take cyclists along the Tour route then down Pacific Coast Highway through Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine, and Laguna Beach before returning. Professional Cyclist Tony Cruz will be leading the ride along with members of Long Beach's Lightening Velo Cycling Team. Riders will finish at the Marina Green Park where finisher's medals, food and refreshments are available. Participants receive a goodie bag, water bottle, event t-shirt, finisher's medal and entry into the Finish Line Festival.

Multi-Day Cycling Events

Upcoming Multi-Day Cycling Events Calendar

Upcoming Bike Expos & Events Calendar

Upcoming Bicycle Expos & Events

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Oct 23, 2014Night Ride with MonkeyLectricHuckleberry Bikes-Market St. San FranciscoMonkeyLectric will be leading a fun brighten-up-your-night ride for SF Bicycle Coalition members and supporters! Come show off your Halloween costume. Monkey Light prizes will be awarded for best costume and best bike decoration. We will check out the Bay Bridge lights and explore some hidden gems of San Francisco. Bring a lock, lights and water.
Oct 29, 2014Bike to Theater Night - TestamentACT Theatre, San FranciscoCome out to this special night of theater that’s specifically for bicyclists! Join us for a preshow happy hour from 7-8 p.m. at A.C.T.’s Sky Bar (inside the Geary Theater) for complimentary beer and snacks. Patrons who bike to the theater receive a special discount on tickets ($35 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, and $10 Balcony), using code THEATERSFBC online or by phone. Originally staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2011—and retitled for Broadway in 2013 as The Testament of Mary—Testament is an incisive, lyrical, and deeply human work that recounts in riveting detail a defiant mother’s story of her son, who has been taken from her by men she regards as fanatics. Variety raved that “you’ve never seen anything like it,” and you won’t want to miss Canadian leading actor Seana McKenna (A.C.T.’s Napoli!) in this powerful, tour-de-force role. As always, your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will be providing complimentary valet bicycle parking