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Sea Otter Classic - April 16th-19th, 2015

Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, Ca

Amgen Tour of California - May 10th - 17th, 2015

Tour of California Talbot's Cyclery San Mateo, CA

Talbot's Century Ride Calendar

Upcoming Century, Half Century & Family Bike Rides

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
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 38th annual Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour. One of California's top-rated cycling events, the Tierra Bella takes place on Saturday, April 11, 2015. 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, 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 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, 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, 2015Cycle for SightNapa, CARegistration is now open for the 7th Annual Wine Valley Cycle for Sight / Rotary Ride for Veterans! Cycle for Sight has three scenic 50, 25, and 15 mile courses, that wind among the hills and vineyards of the World Famous Napa Valley. The ride starts and finishes at Justin Siena High School, 4026 Maher Street - Napa, CA 94558, where the Cycle for Sight Wine and Music Festival will take place. During the festival enjoy wine tasting from Napa Valley wineries, beer tasting from local microbreweries and local cuisine from Napa Valley restaurants, all while listening and dancing to the sounds of "Pride and Joy".
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 25, 2015Quackcyclists Devil Mountain Double CenturySan Ramon, CAThe Devil Mountain Double Century will be the 1st stage of the Triple Crown Stage Race series for 2015. The other two rides are Terrible Two and Mt Tam Double Century. This double century is 206 miles and over 20,000 feet (Cateye accuracy) of elevation gain in one day!
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.
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
May 2, 2015Rosarita-Ensenada Fun Bike Ride!Rosarito, MexicoHead to Baja California for this award-winning 50 mile bicycle ride along the Pacific Coast and inland through rural countryside from Rosarito Beach to Ensenada. Party afterwards at the legendary Fiesta Line Fiesta on the Ensenada waterfront!
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 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, 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 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 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, 2015Bicycling Spring Classic presented by Specialized BikesMorgan Hill, CABicycling Magazine and Specialized invite riders of all ability levels to join us on rides of 25, 60, or 90 miles on some of the best roads in Northern California—the same scenic climbs and descents used as proving grounds for Specialized's cutting-edge bikes and equipment, and for the staff's daily lunch rides. All riders will enjoy exceptional roads, scenic views, attentive on-course support including nutrition and hydration stations, mechanical and medical staff; timing chips (with prizes for five fastest climbers on the 90-mile route); and a post-ride party with a healthy lunch, free massage, family activities, bicycle industry expo, and more.
May 9, 2015Ride for MomModesto, CAWelcome to the fourth annual Ride for Mom®. On the day before Mother’s Day, have fun cycling with your family while raising awareness about making positive lifestyle choices. The 30 and 72 mile rides will include rest stops and support, and lunch.
May 9, 2015Carquinez Century RideMartinez, CAJoin us for a wonderful day of bike riding along both sides of the scenic Carquinez Strait! Choose a challenging 100K ride, or an easier 40K ride. Both rides begin and end at Martinez Waterfront Park (in the parking lot next to the bocce courts) travel across the Benicia and Carquinez bridges, and include Martinez, Crockett, Vallejo and Benicia. The 100K ride also includes a ride around the scenic San Pablo Dam. Ticket prices include an event t-shirt, plenty of beverages and snacks along the route, mobile aid stations, and a delicious gourmet boxed lunch provided upon your return. We'll have additional food, beverages and other cool items available for sale at the finish line. The after-party will be open to the public; family and friends and welcome to join you and celebrate your accomplishment!
May 9, 2015Tour of the Unkown CoastFerndale. CA10, 20, 50 mile, 100 Kilo, 100 & 200 mile routes. Enjoy cycling through some of the most beautiful country in the United States. In addition to participating in an invigorating and challenging ride you will be helping to support the North Coast Community.707-845-6117
May 9, 2015Motherlode CenturyLotus, CARolling through ranch, forest, farms, and vineyards the Motherlode Century guides you through some of Northern California's most beautiful landscapes The 34 mile (2,691’ of climbing) loop features a fantastic panoramic view of the valley, while the 64 mile, 78 mile, 84 mile, and 97 mile (9,630') routes add a remote canyon with rewarding climbs and awe inspiring scenery. Post ride soak in the cool river, hot showers and massage available. All riders will enjoy a delicious riverside dinner with live music following the ride. This ride helps support the Friends of El Dorado Trail. We deliver what avid cyclists value. Lodging options from $10 camping, to luxurious B & Bs. Expand your weekend experience with a rafting trip, a walk through time at the adjacent Gold Discovery State Park, hiking, mountain biking or a visit to the many local wineries and micro-breweries! 530.545.0698
May 9, 2015Central Coast Double CenturyPaso Robles, CAThe CCD consist of two routes. A lowland and highland route. The lowland route is 197.2 miles at 12,600 ft of climbing. The traditional route (highland) is 211.4 miles and 14,000 ft of climbing. Both routes are credited toward the Triple Crown, however, only the Highland route qualifies for the Stage Race.(805) 239-4397
May 9, 2015Tour of Long Beach Metric CenturyLong Beach, CAYou're invited to one of the premiere bicycle fundraising events on the West Coast as the Tour of Long Beach returns on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Bring the entire family for a day of fun and see for yourself how Long Beach is the most bicycle friendly city in the U.S.! Join in the fun by participating in the Tour of Long Beach's 5-mile Free Family Fun Ride, or the picturesque 30-mile course on the bike paths and streets of Long Beach, the 62-mile through Long Beach to Newport Beach or the 100-mile Cruz Gran Fondo which loops through Long Beach then heads south down the Southern California Coast through Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. All paths lead to a full-day Finish Line Festival with live entertainment, food trucks, beer garden and much more fun.
May 9, 2015Ride 2 Recovery Honor RideSacramento, CAStart on the north side of the Capital and ride the circuit that the Tour cyclists will follow and then head out and enjoy a longer ride on one of two scenic routes through the neighborhoods of Sacramento. This ride takes place the day before the start of the Amgen Tour of California and will have lots of cool surprises. The Honor Rides Series raises awareness and is the funding arm for Ride 2 Recovery and gives the public the opportunity to ride with healing heroes and enlisted military on a non-competitive, fun ride. Close to 20 Honor Rides will take place throughout the year, with varying distances from 10 to 100 miles. All funds raised through the Honor Ride Series support Project Hero programs throughout the US.
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, 2015Anderson CenturyAnderson, CAThis ride offers something for every level of cyclist, from the family who wants to get out and ride to the hardcore cyclist looking for their next Century. There are numerous rest stops along the way serving delicious local fruits, sports drinks, cookies and lots of cold water. The 60- and 100- milers will have a lunch stop. Dinner will be served at conclusion of the ride. 100, 60, 40 and 25-mile rides with staggered start times530/941-9977
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 16, 2015Sonoma County Backroad ChallengePetaluma, CAWe feature three rides which traverse through the most beautiful areas of Sonoma County and West Marin. Options include a Century Ride (99.7 miles and 7,419 feet of climb), a Metric Century Ride (71.5 miles and 4,262 feet of climb), and a Half Metric Century Ride (37.4 miles with 1,495 feet of climb). All courses begin and end at Penngrove Park where you'll find check in, maps, light breakfast food (coffee, yogurt, granola, pastries, and the like), some goodies for the road (Clif bars, etc.) and hydration for your bottles. The courses include well-stocked rest stations, SAG assistance, course marshals, and very well marked routes. 707-753-1588
May 16, 2015Lodi Sunrise CenturyLodi, CAThe Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club invites you to participate in our annual Sunrise Century. The event includes a 50k, 100k and 100 mile grand tour of the beautiful Lodi region of California. Each of the routes offers scenic views of the vineyards, tranquil pastures and farm lands along lightly traveled roads. (209) 625-9890
May 16, 2015Ride 4 A Reason Oakland/Sacramento,CAOIN OUR 7TH ANNUAL BIKE RIDE FROM OAKLAND TO THE CAPITOL TO SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION, and raise essential funds for Oakland schools. Last year, 250 students, teachers, parents and community members pedaled to Sacramento to draw attention to the crisis in funding for education. After years of dis-investment, we must demonstrate to Sacramento that Prop 30 is only the beginning, and make clear that more funding, resources and support is required. Prop 30 will help, but it won’t dig us out of the very deep hole we’re in. We once had the best schools in the nation. Working together, we can proudly restore public education in California!
May 16, 2015I-Care Classic South County Century & Bicycle Tour Morgan Hill, CAThe I Care Classic once again has the starting point in Morgan Hill, just off Cochrane Road at Monterey Highway and Madrone Parkway. We’ve tried to avoid the traffic snarls of San Jose allowing the rides to take advantage of the more scenic south county. All routes are well marked with great rest stops and water stops. There is full SAG support throughout the ride. The routes are all very scenic and especially beautiful in the spring.408.782.6287
May 16, 2015Tour de LincolnLincoln, CAThe Lincoln Volunteer Center held its inaugural Tour de Lincoln in May 2002. The Tour is a benefit bike ride for the Volunteer Center and has grown annually to over 900 cyclists in 2009. The Tour offers a wonderful Spring day of riding the scenic back roads of Lincoln and South Placer County. The ride is fee based and includes a continental breakfast, well stocked rest stops along the routes, and a great post-ride BBQ lunch. Area bike shops provide minor repairs at the start/finish and at some of the rest stops for your convenience.(916) 645-6254
May 16, 2015Davis Double CenturyDavis, CAThe Davis Double is considered an ideal first double century. There is no "death", "terrible", "monster", "devil", or "heartbreak" in this ride. What really sets the Davis Double apart from other rides, for first-time as well as more experienced long-distance riders, is the level of support we give our riders. There are nine rest stops in addition to a lunch stop, and multiple SAG vehicles patrol the entire course. As for difficulty, there is about 9,000 feet of climbing with a few longer climbs. Nearly all of the climbing is under 10%, primarily in the 6-8% range, and the climbing ends well before Mile 150. There is also a four-mile section of hard-pack dirt road around Mile 100 in Big Canyon. The hard-pack section of the ride is a gradual climb with a few gentle rollers
May 17, 2015Tour of MarinSan Rafael, CAThe MCBC benefit ride will start and end at Whole Foods Market in San Rafael. There will be delicious, wholesome food all day long, including fine gourmet cuisine from Marin artisan cheese makers and other local producers. You will see the fruits of MCBC’s labor – and the work your contributions support! – as you take in Marin’s network of safe bike lanes and pathways and enjoy scenic visits, like Big Rock and the Nicasio energizer station. The all-new metric century option includes the new Novato Narrows bicycle route through Olomapli State Park! All ride levels are welcome and no one is left behind! The ride is well supported with ride leaders, sweepers and SAG (support and gear) wagons. Following the ride, we'll gather at the San Rafael Whole Foods Market for made-to-order chicken and tofu tacos, drink and socializing.
May 17, 2015Strawberry Fields Forever-Santa Cruz CountyWatsonville, CASFF is a fully supported event. Each route includes rest stops with international themes, food, fruits, and beverages every 20-30 miles. Lunch will be provided on the 65 and 100 mile rides. Sag support for equipment and physical breakdowns. A hot meal will greet you at the end of the ride. Fresh whipped cream and strawberries dipped in chocolate ganache conclude the menu.
May 17, 2015Apple Blossom Bike TourPlacerville, CAThe Apple Blossom Bike Tour begins and ends at the El Dorado Adventist School near the quaint downtown district of Placerville, California. The roads and trails wind their way through blooming apple orchards, vineyards and stunning mountain views. Riders can choose from three routes: the metric century, the metric half-century and the family ride. Tasty apple treats, healthy snacks and refreshing drinks will be provided at the rest stops. A post-ride meal will be served and all participants will receive t-shirts and goody bags.(530) 417-2857
May 23, 2015GREAT WESTERN BIKE RALLY-Velo de Femme Women's RidePaso Robles, CAThe Velo de Femme is a Women-Only ride through the beautiful wine country surrounding Paso Robles. Our ride leaders, Team Chain Gang take cyclists on an adventurous ride that has options for every riding level. If you are looking for a spirited ride with a few extra miles, the Chain Gang will put you to the test on the long route(48 miles) at a brisk pace. The main group will keep a more moderate pace on the 42 mile route, that will offer riders the best opportunity to improve their group riding skills and enjoy the comradery of fellow women cyclists. New for 2014, a third option for the ride will take riders on a slightly shorter 25 mile loop. You will still have all the fun, but with a few less miles. For those who might be joining an organized group ride for the first time, the Velo de Femme is a great ride to learn a few tricks from experienced cyclists.(917) 355 1317
May 23, 2015Art of Survival CenturyTulr Lake, CALocated on the Oregon/California border riders pedal through scenic farm country and spectacular sites including the first US National Wildlife Refuge, the Valor of the Pacific National Monument and the Lava Beds National Monument where amazing geology and geography surround the rider. Rest stops combine excellent food and beverages with educational components, unique Ranger/Historian led talks. Choose routes of 109, 86, 40, two 20 mi. family friendly routes; or a 20 mi. mountain bike route through the Modoc Forest. All road routes are light on traffic and have mostly flat terrain. RV and camping sites available at Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds. Included in fees is a SAG, post ride celebratory dinner, entertainment and prizes. Silent auction table.541-273-1666.
May 23, 2015Indian Valley CenturyGreenville, CAAll 3 rides begin in Greenville at the Greenville High School. About 30 miles from there in Genesee, California is our picturesque lunch stop and turn around for the Metric ride. For the 100 hundred mile riders, the fruit and drink rest stop is another 17 miles and a 1,500 foot climb at Antelope Lake in the Stunning Plumas National Forest. The 100 mile riders lunch stop is on the return trip down to Genesee with juice and fruit stops in between. The Metric Ride is Fast and Flat, along rich pasture, and grazing land, with streams and Wonderful various trees. The 100 mile riders climb is moderate, and up around Antelope Lake before it’s return to the valley floor. Return to Greenville and showers are to be had at the Greenville High School. Please bring a towel. Included in the fee is a lunch, rest stops, SAG wagon, and a shower at the end.
May 24, 2015GREAT WESTERN BIKE RALLY-Giro di PasoPaso Robles, CAA beautiful, fully supported century route which takes riders over the range of hills to the West of Paso Robles and down to the Pacific Ocean before a challenging return to Paso Robles up Old Creek Road. The Giro di Paso also offers a metric century with significantly less climbing than the full century route. (917) 355 1317
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!
May 30, 2015Sierra Century - Sacramento WheelmenPlymouth, CAPresented by the Sacramento Wheelmen, the Sierra Century offers four different routes (35/65/102/122 miles) for the seasoned cyclist through the beautiful rolling oak woodland and pine forests of Amador and El Dorado Counties, including the wine country of Fair Play and the Shenandoah Valley and the historic Gold Rush towns of Ione, Sutter Creek, Volcano, Fiddletown, Mt. Aukum and Slug Gulch.
May 30, 2015Lost & Found Gravel GrinderLake Davis, CAThe Lost & Found course features a perfect blend of pavement, dirt road, gravel road and historic railroad grade. Racers must choose their weapon wisely (road bike, cross bike or mountain bike). The route is 100 miles with 7,000' of elevation gain and is 80% dirt. Also available are two shorter course options; 30 miles and 60 miles. The BIG route starts at Lake Davis, located 15 minutes north of Portola, and takes racers on a rolling tour around the lake, up into the surrounding mountains and then sends them through some of the most beautiful and empty alpine valleys California has to offer. Participants can choose to race or simply ride the route and take advantage of the quality aid stations. Racers and riders from around the world will be invited to lose themselves and find this two-wheeled paradise.(530) 545-2580
May 31, 2015Sequoia Century - Western WheelersLos Altos Hills, CAThe Sequoia Century is one of the most challenging and beautiful rides in the San Francisco Bay area. Riders will travel through Stevens Canyon, past redwood forests and through small towns to the Pacific Ocean. After a ride along the coast, riders again pass through rural areas and forests before descending a challenging route back to the start. Total distances range from 70 to 120 miles, while climbs range from 6700 to 10,000 feet. Those wishing to ride a shorter route can opt to start in Pescadero and travel 55 miles to Half Moon Bay with a climb of 4000 feet.
May 31, 2015The Auburn Century-The Wildest Ride in the West!Auburn, CA Come take on the most exciting and challenging road ride through the California Gold Country. Now in our 10th year, we are gearing up for another great ride through the beautiful Gold Country Foothills. Choose from one of four cycling courses, ranging from 40 to 140 miles in length. Riding through some of the most scenic foothills in Califonia, riders experience both grueling climbs and thrilling descents.
Jun 6, 2015Incarnation 100Santa Rosa, CAThe Incarnation 100: A Benefit for Homeless Services offers three routes: 45 mile, 100 KM, and 100 mile. All routes start and end in downtown Santa Rosa, and feature the best of Sonoma County. The 45 Mile route takes a leisurely path through the Russian River Valley and West County. Both the 100 KM and 100 Mile routes include the hidden gem of Sweetwater Springs Road, a challenging climb cherished by many Sonoma County cyclists! The 100 mile route includes a grand tour of Dry Creek Valley down to Valley Ford. The Incarnation 100 is a fundraiser for three different homeless service organizations. Please visit our website for more information.
Jun 7, 2015Lake Tahoe-America's Most Beautiful Bike RideLake Tahoe, NevadaAmerica's Most Beautiful Bike Ride-Lake Tahoe has built a reputation for its spectacular scenery, great food and support. Boat Cruise/35-Mile Fun Ride, 72-mile ride around the Lake, and full 100-mile century are offered.800-565-2704
Jun 7, 2015Ride the Parkway-(formerly the Rex Ride)Sacramento, CAFormerly the REX Ride, Ride the Parkway continues the legacy of Steve and Peggy Rex, local business owners and avid supporters of the Parkway. Enjoy a leisurely ride along the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail with friends and family! Ride as much of the 60 mile course as you like, stopping at our Discovery Park and Hazel Ave rest stops. The Ride starts and finishes at William B. Pond Recreation Area in Carmichael with a post-ride BBQ, raffle, drinks and more! Only 499 riders can participate, so be sure to register early!(916) 486-2773
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 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 13, 2015Canyon Classic CenturyPatterson, CAThis beautiful summer ride starts in central Patterson and continues through orchards, vineyards, foothills, and canyons of central California. Riders have four (4) rides to choose from.209-577-0177
Jun 13, 2015Hayfork CenturyHayfork, CAIf you are a bike enthusiast looking for a challenge, breathtaking vistas, and fun activities for you, your family and friends, off the beaten path ~ then you have found the right Century Ride! Experience our 115 mile and 126 mile rides that challenge you with 10,800 feet and 12,330 feet of climbing, respectively, along with spectacular views of the Trinity Alps and Mt. Shasta, and almost no vehicle traffic through remote wilderness. Our other three rides provide challenges for riders of varying abilities and distance needs. All the rides start and finish at the Trinity County Fairgrounds where the riders, family and friends will have ample camping and RV spots along with restrooms and hot showers. The After Ride BBQ Meal is also located at the Fairgrounds.
Jun 13, 2015Cherry City Cyclists-Best of the Bay RideOrinda, CAWe have options (click here to down a pdf map) 78 miles, 94 miles, 101 miles, and 117 miles, that allow you to make this ride as challenging as you wish, from moderate to extremely challenging. We have even had people do Sierra Road TWICE! In any case, no matter which route you choose to do, your ride will be memorable. Not only are these great cycling roads; every rest stop is in a park like location with signature menus designed for cyclists. There is plenty of support from our club's friendly, knowledgeable volunteers. Finally, everyone ends up at a restaurant for a post ride meal; something for every taste; a great way to end an epic day in the saddle.
Jun 13, 2015Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for LifeHalf Moon Bay, CAGet your wheels in motion and join us for our annual bicycle event as we ride through some of the most picturesque and scenic terrain in Half Moon Bay, CA. CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 25 & 65 miles. From breakfast to our cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.
Jun 14, 2015Beach Babe Classic Bike RideLong Beach, CAHere’s the deal. Each summer we host the Beach Babe Bicycling Classic – a casual, fun ride along the coast from Long Beach to Huntington Beach and back. We have a palm tree-lined start, surf music, and the babes are adorned with all things beach – from leis to pink flamingos! The ride is not timed, there is no winner, and you get to soak in the sights like a true Southern California Girl as you nibble on delectable cuisine at rest stops along the way. Once you ride as a beach babe, like summer, you’ll be back each year.(916) 705-3443
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
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 of the Carson Valley - Barbecue & Ice Cream SocialGenoa, NevadaTour of the Carson Valley – Barbecue & Ice Cream Social is a fun historic bicycle tour for all abilities in the Beautiful Carson Valley. A Celebration of the Cycling Culture. Pedal back in time on optional mileage routes taking recreational bicyclists along the eastern foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on former Pioneer, Pony Express, Stagecoach & Emigrant Wagon roadways.800-565-2704
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 27, 2015Alta Alpina Challenge-Riding the Wild SierraAlpine County,CA Every rider is challenged to set a personal goal based on his or her own individual abilities. We offer five ride options, consisting of a fun ride, metric century, century, 129 miles, or 198 mile rides. Alta Alpina would like every participant to achieve their own personal goal and our members would be glad to assist in selecting an appropriate ride for your abilities. Riders can also opt for a personalized course consisting of an arbitrary combination of passes. Please contact us for more details. The Alta Alpina Challenge is a personalized event. Every rider bib is personalized based on their choice of ride. Rider's collect special pass stickers on the bib and the result can be framed as a souvenir of the accomplishment!
Jun 27, 2015Country Coast ClassicCambria, CAThis ride offers a great day of cycling fun along some of the most scenic coastline and hills in California. Beat the heat and enjoy the cool air and great scenery of the California Central Coast. Registration includes well-stocked rest stops, experienced SAG, delicious BBQ, and raffle ticket.
Jun 27, 2015Climb to KaiserFresno, CAThe Fresno Cycling Club invites all riders to take the challenge at this year’s 39th Annual Climb to Kaiser on Saturday, June 27, 2015. We offer three different rides to choose from: The traditional Climb to Kaiser, rated as one of the 10 toughest rides in America by Bicycling Magazine; The Tollhouse Century; and the Millerton Metric Century.
Jun 27, 2015Giro Bello Sebastopol, CAThree gorgeous ride options showcasing scenic Sonoma County wine country. Constantly changing terrain including Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Vineyards, and West County redwoods make this ride a “must do” for every cyclist. Ride includes well stocked rest stops, yummy lunch stop with custom made sandwiches, post ride meal, Expo with live music and of course, Lagunitas beer!707.538.4770
Jul 11, 2015Tour de MaltNicasio, CATour de MALT is a truly spectacular bike ride through the West Marin countryside, much of it protected as farmland forever by MALT. Both the 40-mile and 60-mile rides begin at the MALT-protected Nicasio Valley Farms. Farms and ranches along the routes will host SAG stops. The ride ends in MALT style, with a farm-to-table lunch. This may just be the best food you've had on a supported ride!
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 18, 2015Fall River CenturyFall River Mills, CAFall River Mills is nestled in a pristine northeastern California valley. Ride in solitude with commanding views of Mt Shasta and Lassen Peak. Spectacular rides for you on a great route that capitalizes on this and other scenic wonders of the area. On the fairgrounds Friday 5:00pm 'till dark, this event will showcase local farm products like beer, beef and wild rice. Also present will be artists of the area to display their surprising creations. Live music is provided at no extra charge! Beer is a farm product, isn't it?
Jul 18, 2015Healdsburg Harvest CenturyHealdsburg, CAJoin us as we pedal through the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country. Road and mountain bike bikes, skinny tires and fat tires welcome. Moderately challenging ride through the Alexander, Dry Creek & Russian River Valleys. Distance options include 23, 37 or 60 miles; gradually increasing in difficulty. The 23 mile route is rather flat, while the 37 & 60 mile routes have more rolling hills and moderate climbs.
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 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, 2015Marin Headlands Arthritis Bike ClassicKentfield, CAThe routes will feature the beauty of the North Bay, including spectacular views of the rugged California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Cyclists, friends, and family members are invited to enjoy the BBQ lunch and kid's activities after the ride. Funds raised through the ride are used to support the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases.(415) 356-5483
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.
Jul 26, 2015Graeagle Century RideGraeagle, CAThe 101 mile route has 6,615' of elevation gain and begins in the historic mill town of Graeagle, California, then heads over the Gold Lake Road and through the Lakes Basin Recreation Area to Yuba Pass, down through and around Sierra Valley, up another tough climb to Lake Davis, then down to the historic railroad town of Portola and back to Graeagle. This ride also offers two Half Century rides: a gentler 50 mile loop with 2,353' elevation gain and a tougher Half Century loop that has 4,795' of elevation gain, (begins in Graeagle, travels up the Gold Lake Highway, over Yuba Pass, down to Calpine in Sierra Valley and back to Graeagle through beautiful Mohawk Valley). We also offer a new 80 mile route that follows the Century route but leaves off the last brutal climb to Lake Davis.
Aug 1, 2015Marin Century & Double CenturyMarin County, CACheck Marin Cyclists Club website for current info.
Aug 2, 2015Shasta Summit CenturyMt. Shasta City, CAThe Summit Century is a collection of four rides of various lengths and climbing difficulties. As you ride you pass through multiple biomes, and past incredible views of alpine lakes and mountains. The ride starts at the headwaters of the Sacramento River and climbs up to the pine scrublands of Mount Eddie. It follows the North Fork of the Sacramento through a twisty river canyon, emerald pools tantalizing, then rises again to a glacial lake with views of Mount Shasta. The final climb to the Old Ski Bowl on Mount Shasta itself passes through old growth forests and alpine meadows. The Super Century is 138 miles with 16,500’ of climbing and all four summits. The Mt Shasta Summit Century is 100 miles with 10,500’ of climbing. It omits the first climb (Parks’ Creek) and half of the Mumbo climb. The Metric Century is 59 miles and 4000’ of climbing. The Half Metric is 30 miles and 2,100’ of climbing.
Aug 2, 2015Tour de PeninsulaSan Mateo, CATdP is a perennial highlight of the Bay Area ride calendar, offering a variety of routes to suit everyone from kids (2 to 6 miles) and first time riders (20-mile) to serious cyclists (31 / 56 / 63-mile options). Based in scenic Coyote Point Park along the bay in San Mateo, it's easy to hangout after the ride with a picnic lunch, listening to live music and enjoying family activities, including visiting the CuriOdyssey Environmental Education Center. Proceeds benefit San Mateo County Parks and San Mateo County Parks Bicycle Sunday.650-321-1638
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!
Aug 16, 2015Tour of Napa ValleyYountville, CA30 Mile flat coarse through Napa Valley wine country, 65 challenging course with 3,000 ft. of climbing. 100 mile with approximately 5,000 ft. of climbing. BBQ lunch (vegetarian available) at the end of all rides.
Aug 22, 2015Tour de MenloMenlo Park, CADiscover the Tour de Menlo, a beautiful ride down the San Francisco Peninsula with route options that range from moderately hilly to flat. The 100k route is good for experienced rides, while the 60 and 75 k courses are appealing to beginning and mid-level
Sep 12, 2015Tahoe Sierra CenturySquaw Valley, CATahoe Sierra Century Ride has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60 and 100 mile routes), full support services, great food and incredible music.
Sep 12, 2015High Sierra Fall CenturyMammoth Lakes, CAChosen as a “Top Ten Century Bike Ride” in June 2012 by Bicycling Magazine for its “Jaw-Dropping Vistas,” the Mammoth High Sierra Fall Century bike ride is more than just another century bike ride. This is a “Bucket-List” century bike ride and will provide each participant with lifetime memories. The 2014 version of the High Sierra Fall Century bike ride is the 20th year of this amazing event. Our Century route starts and finishes at “The Village” in Mammoth lakes with a mass start and CHP traffic control to get riders out-of-town and onto the main course route safely.
Sep 12, 2015Tour de FuzzSanta Rosa, CAStarting & ending in Santa Rosa, Tour de Fuzz takes you on a cycling adventure — see why Bicycling Magazine chooses Sonoma County as a destination for their annual "Dream Rides". This year, you'll enjoy dozens of new, baby-butt smooth, freshly paved roads on our route (thank you Sonoma County)! Choose from: 50K Enthusiast (35 miles), cruising through some of the most stunning scenery in the world with only a few, small hills; 100K Roadie (63 miles) through beautiful, rolling vineyard landscapes (our most popular ride); 100-mile Commando, an epic ride with an awesome climb over the Geysers (not for the faint hearted!) and optional King/Queen-of-the-Mountain challenge.
Sep 13, 2015Tour De Tahoe - Bike Big BlueLake Tahoe, NevadaThe 72-mile Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue course circumnavigates the highways clockwise around Lake Tahoe in both Nevada and California. It includes a challenging 800-foot climb to a rest stop overlooking Emerald Bay and a 1,000-foot climb to Spooner Junction. There are also many short rolling ascents and descents totaling over 4024 vertical feet of elevation gain! The altitude ranges between 6,300 feet and 7,100 feet above sea level and the ride is recommended for conditioned recreational bicyclists, not for beginners. Participants must be at least 14 years of age (no children, please) and must be experienced in riding roadways.800-565-2704
Sep 19, 2015Ride the RogueRogue River, OregonAll rides take you through stunning areas of natural beauty and colorful history. From the majestic Table Rocks of Sam’s Valley, to the sparkling Rogue River, the vineyards of Applegate Valley and the lush splendor of Evans Valley, the experience will be one you won’t soon forget. You won’t want to miss the post race celebration at the Palmerton Park Arboretum, a beautiful park nestled along the banks of sparkling Evans Creek. Big trees, green lawns, a pedestrian suspension bridge and the friendly and supportive community make this an amazing place to hold the RTR event. This is also why we limit the amount of riders to 1200 as this location is special and it would be difficult to replace without losing the true quality of the experience. Ride the Rogue is more than a ride, it showcases the splendor of Southern Oregon’s incredible beauty, it’s people and epicurean delights.541-582-4488
Sep 19, 2015Santa Clarita Century RideSanta Clarita, CAWe invite you to join us at the 7th annual Santa Clarita Century Ride. This event includes a 100 mile, 50 mile, and 25 mile ride, all starting and finishing at the Mann Biomedical Park in Santa Clarita.
Sep 19, 2015Silicon Valley Tour de CoopMountain View-Los Altos, CANo better way to connect with your neighbors and community than coop tours! Be inspired by your local chicken raising families and their creative coops! Find out how your left over food can be used to help feed your chickens for eggs and how they help with the garden compost! A self-guided tour map will be emailed to all those registered for the event through eventbrite about 1 week before the event. This year, we have added some fun and social food events right after the Coop Tour. Currently we have two Post Coop Tour gathering event that start at 4 PM. One event will take place in downtown San Jose at a coop stop and garden and another in Mountain View. This event is FREE and open to anyone with an interest in coops, chickens, biking and urban farming! Simply register, get the email with the map, and print out the Tour De Coop map, select your coop tour, and GO! The event and coops will be open from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Sep 20, 2015Surf City AIDS RideSanta Cruz, CAThis event offers 12, 30, 65, and 100 mile routes. Our goal is to raise $75,000 this year! Your support will help to fund services for men, women and children who are HIV positive, as well as prevention and education programs. Lunch will be served for the 65 and 100 mile riders on the route. Snack and drinks will be served at all rest stops and the finish line. 415-890-6565
Sep 26, 2015Lighthouse CenturyMorro Bay, CAAll three routes leave Morro Bay on scenic Highway 1, with vistas of Morro Rock and the Estero Bay shoreline. Those taking the Old Creek 85 Route travel up the winding, oak-tree-shaded and challenging Old Creek Road while those choosing the Century Route make the long climb up Highway 46. Both of these routes turn around at the Donati Family Vineyard rest stop and enjoy the long Highway 46 downhill with its breathtaking views of the coast. Those choosing the Coastal 65 Route remain on Highway 1 throughout. All riders enjoy a rest stop at Cambria's Shamel Park and then continue north along the San Simeon coast to the turnaround rest stop at the Cypress Tree Vista just below the Elephant Seal Observation area. Be sure to look for zebras on the Hearst Ranch property. The Shamel Park rest stop again serves all riders as they return to the start. Hopefully the return ride from Cypress Tree Vista will be tailwind-aided all the way to Morro Bay High School and a well-earned post-ride BBQ.
Sep 26, 2015Napa Valley Ride to defeat ALSYountville, CAThe Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk is a one-day cycling event, this year on September 27th, designed to appeal to every level of rider. We offer a 100-mile route (century), TWO 62-mile route (metric century) -- one "lite" route and a NEW challenge route, a 27-mile route, and a 12-mile route. We also have a short walk around the Yountville Veterans Home for any non-cyclists! Every participant can count on support from start to finish with rest stops, SAG vehicles, and route monitors. Upon completing the tour, riders are welcomed back by cheering crowds and finish line festivities that include entertainment, a delicious BBQ lunch, and more.
Sep 26, 2015Knoxville Fall Classic Double CenturyVacaville, CA2014 info not available yet. 2013 info listed. The ride will start & finish at Vacaville’s Pena Adobe Park. It’s right off I-80, just west of Vacaville. We ride north thru Fairfield, over Mt. George, up the Napa Valley, over Howell Mtn, then along Lake Berryessa on Knoxville Road, all the way to Lower Lake, site of the lunch stop. The afternoon course heads up Siegler Canyon and over Cobb Mountain via Loch Lomond, then heads south into Middletown & Pope Valley, back beside Berryessa, then finally down Pleasants Valley.
Sep 26, 2015Canary ChallengePalo Alto, CAThe Canary Challenge is a fully supported bike ride, offering 5-kilometer, 50-kilometer, 75-kilometer, 100-kilometer and 100-mile rides — all with multiple food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, and plenty of SWAG. The rides cater to all levels of cycling strength — from children, to fixed gear bikes and tandems, to time trial champions, and Pros — the Canary Challenge is a ride for the family! The rides cruise through the foothills of the Bay Area Peninsula, with the 100K and 100-mile routes taking cyclists up and over Skyline Boulevard, through Pescadero and San Gregorio, onto Highway 1, and up the coast. A benefit for the Stanford Cancer Institute.
Sep 27, 2015Princess Challenge Bike RideFolsom, CAWhat started as a promenade has turned into a challenge! In 2007 we launched the Princess Promenade as a way to trick women into exercise via the bike. Yes, we did. But then, something happened. Women came from all around to ride the American River bike trail and each year they rode further and further. In 2015 we moved the start to the Sierra Nevada foothills of Folsom, California and threw down a challenge – a Princess Challenge! Can you hang with a royal princess? Ride with us to find out!(916) 705-3443
Sep 27, 2015The Harvest RideHopland, CAThe Harvest Ride, celebrating its 17th year, will start and finish just outside the town of Hopland at Fetzer Vineyards in beautiful Mendocino County. Join us for miles of breathtaking views and the changing colors of the Harvest Season. Regardless of the route you choose, you will be pampered by our fabulously refreshing rest stops. After the ride, please join us for a fresh grilled lunch, cold drinks and live music at the picturesque Fetzer barn. The first 300 registered riders will receive a goody bag including a commemorative water bottle . All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Ukiah. There are 4 routes to choose from: A Hilly Metric Century, including a times section (with prizes) up the Boonville grade, a Rolling Metric Century through the vineyards and orchards of the Ukiah Valley, a 31 mile Fun Ride, which is a shortened version of the Rolling Metric Century and an 11 mile Family ride. Use the discount code "Talbots" for 10% off your registration fee!
Oct 3, 2015Konocti Challenge Lakeport, CAVoted Cycle California! Magazine's Best Metric Century of 2015, the 25th Annual Konocti Challenge Century is a beast!! With over 6200 feet of vertical climb, your legs will be burning! Never fear though, there are 3 other rides to choose from - 40 mile, 65 mile and the 20 mile Fun Ride. The 65 and 100 mile routes both give you the opportunity to ride AROUND the largest natural lake in California breathing the cleanest air in the state. Ride through pastoral vineyards, towering pine trees, mountain roads, rural pastures, beautiful lake views - all on one ride! We boast a VERY unique rest stop competition with all 7 strategically placed rest stops are competing for your vote so you just never know what fun you may encounter! The end of ride greets you with the world famous chicken and steak BBQ right on the shore of the lake with entertainment, beautiful views of the lake, massage and much more!
Oct 4, 2015Mount Diablo ChallengeDanville, CAThe Save Mount Diablo Challenge, presented by CA Technologies, is traditionally, an 11.2 mile timed bike ride, starting at Athenian School in Danville and climbing up Southgate Road 3,249 feet to the summit of Mount Diablo. We now have a Junction Wave which will end at Mt. Diablo's Junction at 6.5 miles and 1,578 feet elevation gain- great for those building their climbing skills! 1,000 cycling enthusiasts compete and prizes are awarded for several categories in a ceremony at the summit with food and beverages for all. All proceeds benefit Save Mount Diablo’s land conservation efforts.(925) 947-3535
Oct 10, 2015Asti Tour de VineCloverdale, CAJoin your hosts, the Cloverdale Rotary for the 7th annual Asti Tour de Vine, a 25k, 50k, 100k, or 100m (century) bicycle tour. The tour is on Saturday, October 11, 2014, and takes place in Northern Sonoma County, California’s breathtaking wine country. This exclusive ride is limited in size, and is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Cloverdale. October is the perfect season for a bike tour in beautiful Northern Sonoma County. Ride on uncrowded routes through charming rural valleys, past autumn-hued vineyards, alongside the meandering Russian River, and on pathways overlooking Lake Sonoma. We have many rides to choose from, including the easy carefree 25k for the beginner rider and our extreme 100 mile challenge we call the Rockpile Rumble. Along the way, enjoy our harvest-themed rest stops, SAG support. At the end of your ride, a bountiful luncheon, prepared by the Cloverdale Rotary Club and served with Cellar No.8 wines, awaits you in the historic Asti Winery’s courtyard.
Oct 10, 2015The Fruityard CenturyModesto, CAThis event offers three routes traversing the Central Valley farmlands, and the Central Sierra Nevada foothills. There’s a route for every skill level. We have even included a favorite part of our previous Cheese and Wine Century, the formidable Marshes Flat Road!
Oct 10, 2015Shasta Wheelmen Jamboree RidesRedding, CAamboree Rides featuring the Super Century Date set for 2015 Jamboree Rides Because our first fall Jamboree Rides (Oct 11th) was such a great success, we will again hold the Jamboree Rides in October next year. The 2015 Jamboree Rides will be held Saturday, October 10th.
Oct 10, 2015Sacramento CenturySacramento, CAAll four rides start and end in front of 500 Capitol Mall. With the sun rising over the State Capitol, all rides cross the Sacramento River on the Tower Bridge and head South towards Isleton. The Full Century rides as far as Isleton, while progressively shorter loops create the Metric Century, ½ Century and Easy Fun Ride. The Full Century Includes 6 Delta Islands and a Ferry Crossing. This is a fun and flat ride to end your ride season! The Full Century ride is less than a 1000 ft elevation change, mostly going up and down island levees.
Oct 10, 2015Wine & Roses Bicycle RideTempleton, CAWelcome to the premier boutique wine country ride on the Central Coast. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery and outstanding terrain. The Central Coast offers some of the best rides available to cyclists. When you are finished, come celebrate your ride with a scrumptious BBQ and enjoy premier wines from Wild Horse Winery. This is a place to be among friends, old and new. Afterwards, enjoy the beautiful Templeton downtown park and explore our quaint downtown with unique shops and amazing eateries. You can also explore our world class wineries just minutes away. The Templeton Wine and Roses Bicycle Ride is limited to 350 participants.
Oct 17, 2015Solvang Autumn Double CenturySolvang, CAust as beautiful, but significantly more challenging than the Spring event! A spectacular double century route in Southern California’s most popular cycling region! 194 miles with about 11,500' of climbing!

Talbot's Gran Fondo Calendar

Upcoming Gran Fondo Rides

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Apr 4, 2015Gran Fondo Las VegasLas Vegas, Nvntry includes chip timing with overall and age category results posted to the web; fully stocked checkpoints along the route with water and a great selection of food and snacks including Hammer Nutrition Products; roving SAG support; entry into Red Rock National Conservation Area; Gran Fondo Las Vegas finisher medal (guaranteed for those who sign up at least 30 days in advance); discount during event weekend at our sponsor shop, Las Vegas Cyclery; post-ride lunch and refreshments; per rider donation to Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Apr 12, 2015Campagnolo Gran Fondo-San DiegoSan Diego, CABe one of a select group of riders to join the Campagnolo Gran Fondo San Diego. Maybe this is the year you'll tackle the 105-mile Gran Fondo, traversing the Great Western Loop in East County. Perhaps the Medio or Piccolo are the rides for you. Regardless, from the Ferrari-led rollout through Little Italy to the last bite of post-ride pasta, you'll love the entire Campagnolo Gran Fondo San Diego experience.
Apr 18, 2015Road Gran Fondo at Sea OtterLaguna Seca, CATwo Routes: Carmel Valley Route (96 miles) Experienced cyclists visiting Monterey County seek out the famed "Monterey Loop” — the foundation of Sea Otter Classic’s Carmel Valley Route! Departing Laguna Seca Recreation Area, this route travels first through the Salinas Valley—John Steinbeck country. The Salinas Valley is renowned too, as the “Salad Bowl of America,” its rich agricultural lands include some of the finest boutique vineyards in the region. Coastal Route (49.3 miles) This out-and-back route departs from Laguna Seca and heads for the coast. Once there, the route winds along the Monterey Bay shoreline. You’ll enjoy breathtaking vistas and, most likely, some sea otters as you bike the popular Monterey Bay Coastal Trail.
Apr 18, 2015Mountain Bike Gran Fondo at Sea OtterLaguna Seca, CAThe route offers recreational off-road cyclists a great opportunity to enjoy the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) trail system on the Fort Ord Public Lands. Gran Fondo participants will be challenged by short, sandy climbs, fast downhill sections, and almost 24 miles of the sweetest singletrack on the Monterey Peninsula. Along the route, there will be two rest stops where riders will be offered a variety of light snacks and hydration options.
Apr 25, 2015Bottega Gran Fondo-We Ride to Eat!Yountville, CAThe worlds of food, wine and cycling converge here at Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Gran Fondo. 6 Celebrity Chefs, 6 Celebrity Sommeliers, 6 Pro Cyclists and 6 Special Guests will be the Ride Leaders during this one of a kind Napa Valley adventure. This two day event celebrates the passion points for Chef Chiarello – sustainable farming, winemaking, cycling and supporting three important causes that impact the community of Napa Valley and beyond: Clinic Ole, Napa Bike and the Vine Trail. From healthcare services to bike safety to improving the roads of Napa County, these non-profit organizations are critical to residents and tourists alike. Register today for an intimate weekend of cooking demos, wine tastings, lounging, laughing, riding, and eating, amidst the masters from the kitchen, the cellar and the pro-circuit. The Bottega Gran Fondo – limited to 300. No limits on the food. After all, we ride to eat!
Apr 25, 2015Zion Gran FondoSpringdale, Utah77 mile route including Quail Creek and Sand Hollow State Parks – or make it a Century by riding into Zion National Park. Breathtaking views!
Apr 26, 2015Sonora Gran FondoSonora, CACome Join Fast Freddie Rodriguez, 4 time and reigning United States road race champion and Tour De France veteran/Giro D’Italia stage winner and ride a stretch of Stage 4 of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California through the beautiful rolling hills and climbs of the Mother Lode. See why Amgen Tour of California chose to include this scenic stretch of the Golden Chain Highway in the ATOC. Riders Finish times will be recorded and published on following the event. The top 3 Men and top 3 Women finishers of the Gran Fondo will receive merchandise and a free entry into the 2014 Sonora Gran Fondo. Proceeds from the Sonora Gran Fondo will be used to support the Live well Be Well Center at Sonora Regional Medical Center.
May 2, 2015California Girls Series-Women's Gran FondoCalistoga, CAGreat news! We are hosting the world’s first Women’s Gran Fondo™ on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the spa-soaked town of Calistoga, California! Join us for this exciting expansion to women’s cycling as we merge the prestigious cachet of a gran fondo with the pamper-rich, high caliber women’s events we are known for. The Women’s Gran Fondo™ series rides will be announced soon. For the first time, pro women riders will be joining recreational women riders from all over California and beyond to celebrate the freedom and enjoyment of cycling. And, this beautiful ride will have a route for everyone. Using the backdrop of the upper Napa Valley, explore the rolling vineyards and experience luscious routes of 70 miles with 5500' of climbing, or 50 and 30 mile options. We’ll have a timed Queen of the Mountain climb for the long course with fun elements on each of the other routes to challenge and inspire every rider.(916) 705-3443
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.
Sep 12, 2015Mammoth Gran FondoMammoth Lakes, CAChosen by Bicycling Magazine for its Jaw-Dropping Vistas, the Mammoth High Sierra Fall Century and Gran Fondo ride takes you through breath-taking Mono County with views of Mono Lake, the majestic Eastern High Sierra and the White Mountains. The Gran Fondo and the 100 Mile century routes are the same and have the same rest stops, support and after-ride meal and festival, however, Gran Fondo riders will have timing chips and timed ride results provided at the end of the ride based on age and gender.
Sep 12, 2015Gran Fondo Whistler-British Columbia, CanadaVancouver, B.C, CanadaImagine for one day, the best possible cycling roads are closed to traffic. Before you is an epic route with challenging climbs and thrilling descents. All you have to do is concentrate on the beauty around you. You're feeling fit and you're lined up for a huge ride with thousands of your fellow cyclists. It's not a race, so there's no pressure. You can ride whatever pace you want. You can even stop for a sandwich along the way - they're provided. And no matter what pace you choose, you're not likely going to be riding alone. There will be a fast bunch at the front if you want to keep up with them and you can count on local spectators cheering along the way. The scenery is better than you would see in a magazine. The ride ends with a massage and a party, and everyone’s invited.
Sep 13, 2015Giro di San Diego Trail Quest Adventure - Mountain BikeSolana Beach, CAThe 30 mile route is timed with KOM/QOM on Raptor Ridge. The 10 mile route is not timed. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers for men and women on the Raptor Ridge climb. Prizes will be available at the Bike and Fitness Expo. Fully stocked rest stops and staffed rest stops at strategic locations along the course. Post Ride Party:Feast in the true Italian tradition at the post-ride party. Beer, wine, and other beverages will be available. The post-ride party is located at Fletcher Cove, a short 15 minute drive west. Massage: Post ride massage at the EXPO. Freebies: A goodie bag and awesome finishers medal.
Sep 13, 2015Giro di San Diego GranFondo - RoadSolana Beach, CATiming : Chip timed course with KOM/QOM, raffle prizes for all age categories for specified climbs on the Gran Fondo course. Breakfast: No one rides hungry! Join us for Breakfast at the Expo, 6:30 - 9:00am. We will be serving coffee, orange juice, muffins, and bagels. Rest Stops: Fully stocked and staffed rest stops at strategic locations along all courses. Post Ride Feast: Feast in the true Italian tradition after the ride. Beer, wine, and other beverages are available. Massage: Post ride massage at the EXPO. Freebies: A goodie bag and awesome finishers medal.
Sep 13, 2015Challenge FondoDurham, CAThe Challenge Gran Fondo 100, Medio Fondo 65 and Breve Fondo 50 routes offer riders mass-start, timed events, traveling a tough hilly course on mostly lightly-traveled back-roads, with just a few city intersections. Check-ins will be monitored at each rest stop, and you’ll be motivated by the thought of crossing the finish line! The Piccolo 30 is a more leisurely flat ride through the orchards and farms south and west of Chico. It offers a relaxed starting time window, and it is not a timed event. There will be 3 and 10 mile fun rides also to offer fun events for all ages and riding styles!
Sep 19, 2015Tehachapi Gran FondoTehachapi, CA97 miles on an exhilarating ride beginning and ending in Downtown Tehachapi. This ride will take participants past the world famous Tehachapi Loop, through the rolling foothills of Golden Hills, into the wooded heights of Alpine Forest, into the gorgeous residential communities of Bear Valley and Stallion Springs, and past the towering wind turbines of eastern slope. Enjoy grand vistas, twisting turns and lung challenging ascents as you climb and descend over 7,691 vertical feet.
Oct 3, 2015Levi's Gran FondoSanta Rosa, CAIn an effort to make Levi’s GranFondo a ride in which almost any cyclist can participate, riders in the GranFondo have the choice of three separate routes. Regardless of what type of riding appeals to you or what fitness level you’re currently enjoying, we’ve got a route that works for you.

Multi-Day Cycling Events

Upcoming Multi-Day Cycling Events Calendar

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
May 17, 2015Climate Ride California 5/17-5/21Eureka-San Francisco, CAClimate Ride California is a gorgeous cycling adventure that begins in California's historic Redwood Empire near Eureka, travels along the scenic coast, and ventures into the famed Russian River Valley before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. Climate Ride California is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles - the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation.
May 31, 2015AIDS Lifecycle 5/31-6/6San Francisco-Los AngelesAIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AIDS/LifeCycle 2014 will take place June 1st through June 7th, 2014. Every year, this landmark ride through beautiful California delivers a life-changing experience for thousands of participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels united by a common desire to do something heroic. Whether you're considering your first ride or are a seasoned veteran, we want you with us on AIDS/LifeCycle 2014. You belong here.415/581-7079
Jun 21, 2015Sierra to the Sea Bicycle Tour 6/21-6/27Northern CaliforniaSierra to the Sea is a 8-day bicycle tour through Northern California, June 14-21. The basic tour route is approximately 420 miles long and averages 60 miles per day for each of seven cycling days. It is challenging and designed for experienced riders. Some less strenuous route options are provided, as well as options for riders who wish greater challenges. Start at the Sierra Nevada Mtns, traversing the Sacramento and Napa Valleys, down the Pacific Coast, cross the Golden Gate and finish at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Jul 11, 2015Seattle to Portland Classic 7/11-7/12Seattle, WAThis 200-mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, 10,000 cyclists riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. The route takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of Washington and Oregon.
Sep 19, 2015Unkown Coast Weekend 9/19-9/20Ferndale, CAWhat a great ride this is – we carry all of your stuff and you get to cruise on some of the quietest and most scenic roads in the state. You will start riding through the lush, green Eel River Valley on meandering roads that weave their way through groves of majestic redwoods trees, then you'll ride along the beaches of Cape Mendocino; and finally, along the crest of Rainbow Ridge, which has some of the best views anywhere. Registration includes optional camping at the Fairgrounds on Friday night, luggage transportation, detailed route map, overnight accommodations at the Mattole Camp & Retreat Center, on-road support, post-ride snacks, dinner, breakfast and SAG support... and plenty of fun! 530.343.8356
Sep 26, 2015California Coast Classic 9/26-10/3San Francisco-Los Angeles - 8 daysThe California Coast Classic is and Arthritis Foundation bike event that starts in San Francisco on September 26th this year and finishes in Los Angles 8 days later on October 3rd. It's a wonderful event, 525 miles in all, about 65 miles per day. It's a fully supported ride with about 50% returning rider rate. And 2015 will be our 15th anniversary! It's promises to be quite an event this year. We expect our ridership of 300 to fill by early summer.
Sep 26, 2015Bike MS: Waves to Wine 9/26-9/27San Francisco to SonomaBike MS: Waves to Wine Ride is one of the most picturesque rides in the country – the Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Ocean, and Sonoma County vineyards and farmlands are just a few of the sites you will see. The ride can be customized based on your fitness level and interest. We offer route options of 40, 82, and 104 on Saturday and 52 or 75 miles on Sunday. Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride is a two-day fully supported ride that includes six meals, generous amenities, stocked rest stops every 12-15 miles, SAG vehicles, camping, spirited festivities, and a wine & beer garden. As one of the most monumental achievements any rider can experience in a lifetime, Bike MS is both a weekend-long and lifelong stance against MS.415-230-6678
Sep 27, 2015OATBRAN - "One Awesome Tour Bike Ride Across Nevada"Stateline, NevadaIMAGINE… A lone rider stares out at the horizon and the trail that lay before him. It will be a long day challenging the elements, climbing and descending summits, and facing the solitude of the wide-open spaces. He takes a long drink of water as a welcomed breeze greets the beads of sweat on his brow and the fragrant smell of sage and juniper fills the air. As he mounts up, he glances back from where he has already come. As far as he can see, he is surrounded by the awesome beauty of the Great Basin … massive mountain ranges that rise from wide valley floors. It is this panorama that reminds him of what it was that brought him west in the first place. As he rides out, visions of a hearty meal, a cold drink and tales of the day’s adventure shared with other riders, is what he looks forward to at the end of the day.800-565-2704
Oct 10, 2015Coastal Challenge-Santa Monica to Santa Barbara 10/10-10/11Santa Monica, CABike MS Coastal Challenge: Santa Monica to Santa Barbara is more than a ride; it's an unfortettable experience that will take you further than you've gone before. Challenge yourself to conquer the miles, tackle the hills, and fundraiser to support the 20,000 people living with MS in our communities. It's more than a ride; it's Bike MS.310.479.4456

Upcoming Bike Expos & Events Calendar

Upcoming Bicycle Expos & Events

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Apr 16, 2015Sea Otter Classic April 16-19Monterey, CAThe Sea Otter Classic hosts the largest consumer bike exposition in North America. The Expo holds hundreds of vendors who display new products, distribute free samples, and offer great bargains. The four-day, action-packed festival includes an international food court, entertainment, bike demos, stunt shows, and carnival activities for children.(831) 373-2331
Jul 25, 2015Pedalfest 2015Jack London Square, Oakland CAPedalfest is a free celebration of bikes, cycling, food, family and fun! This fun – filled celebration is for everyone from the recreational rider and casual observer to the seasoned cyclist, showcasing what makes cycling such an amazing activity for individuals, groups and families. In collaboration with Bike East Bay, enjoy pedal-powered food, a pedal powered sound stage featuring live music, dare devil stunts, a kid’s bike rodeo, safety training, and the most amazing collection of bicycles to be seen from vintage and hand built bikes to high-end customs, sturdy commuters and creative art bikes.
Jul 30, 2015Downieville ClassicDownieville, CAJoin Us for the 20 Year Anniversary! July 30 - August 2, 2015 The Downieville Classic has been named one of the top 10 best bike festivals from Outside Magazine. See for yourself, watch the videos below, or better yet, come out and join us for fun in the mountains! What it is: A weekend of racing and partying in the Sierras where riders have to pick one tool for two disciplines: a 29-mile cross country race, and a 15-mile downhill with 5000 vertical drop.
Sep 19, 2015Silicon Valley Tour de CoopMountain View-Los Altos, CANo better way to connect with your neighbors and community than coop tours! Be inspired by your local chicken raising families and their creative coops! Find out how your left over food can be used to help feed your chickens for eggs and how they help with the garden compost! A self-guided tour map will be emailed to all those registered for the event through eventbrite about 1 week before the event. This year, we have added some fun and social food events right after the Coop Tour. Currently we have two Post Coop Tour gathering event that start at 4 PM. One event will take place in downtown San Jose at a coop stop and garden and another in Mountain View. This event is FREE and open to anyone with an interest in coops, chickens, biking and urban farming! Simply register, get the email with the map, and print out the Tour De Coop map, select your coop tour, and GO! The event and coops will be open from 9 AM to 4 PM.