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Talbot's Century Ride Calendar

Upcoming Century, Half Century & Family Bike Rides

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Jul 30, 2016Santa Cruz Mountains ChallengeSanta Cruz, CASanta Cruz Mountains Challenge has it all; a course that is diversely beautiful and as challenging as it comes, while you are amply supported by enthusiastic volunteers offering yummy food. What is this well-organized ride missing?...the hefty entry fee, huge lines and too-crowded roads you’ll find at equally as challenging events such as The Death Ride. If you have the gumption to take on the steep climbs through tranquil redwood forests, screaming descents to the gorgeous California coastline, all on a course that is as tough as it is stunning, Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge will then go at the top of your list of rides you were the most pleased you were able to actually finish.
Aug 6, 2016Marin Century & Double CenturyMarin County, CAThere are 6 ride options from which to choose. All 6 rides have some hills to climb but as long as you have done some training and are reasonably fit, there should be a challenge here for everyone. Please note however, that the Mt Tam Century and Mt Tam Double Century are technical, climbing centuries with long ascents and rapid descents and should only be attempted by competent, experienced riders. All rides start and finish at the same location, however since this is not a timed event, there will be no official "start time." There will be a initial start for the Double Century riders at 5am. With other rides going off from 6am - 8am. We encourage participants to gather and ride with old friends and new groups for added safety and fun.
Aug 14, 2016Tour d'Organics-SebastopolSebastopol, CAA cycling and culinary experience like no other! The Tour d’Organics gives you VIP access to some amazing organic finds in Sonoma County. Savor organic fruit and produce in this destination bicycling event. There are 4 rides to choose from so there is something for everyone – and the thrill is in the journey! … And that’s because the journey is all about the food – fresh and organic food. A rest stop at a local farm? You betch’ya. And just wait ‘til you see the harvest-fresh bounty once you roll over the finish line! Pure Sonoma County bicycle enjoyment The Tour d’Organics has a ride for everyone. Choose from an easy-peasy 16-mile Family Fun ride, a breezy 35-mile Coaster, a 65-mile Explorer and a solid 100-miler called The Full Bounty.
Aug 20, 2016Tour de MenloMenlo Park, CARiders have their choice of 65, 46 and 35 mile routes, all well-marked and beginning at Menlo-Atherton High School. After taking different routes from the start, all riders eventually will head south on Stevens Canyon Road to the final rest stop at Madrone Park. Riders can rest and enjoy refreshments before heading back to Menlo Atherton High School for a relaxing lunch in the courtyard. The ride is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation and the Almanac. All proceeds are used to support Rotary scholarships, numerous other Rotary Foundation projects, and the Almanac's Holiday Fund drive, which contributes more than $150,000 a year to 10 local nonprofits. InnVision Shelter Network, Second Harvest Food Bank, and St. Anthony's Dining Room are among the beneficiaries of the Holiday Fund.
Aug 21, 2016Tour of Napa ValleyYountville, CA35 Mile flat coarse through Napa Valley wine country, Hilly 40 Mile, 65 mile 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.
Sep 10, 2016Tour 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 10, 2016Siskiyou CenturyYreka, CAThe 29th Annual Siskiyou Century will be held on September 10, 2016 in Yreka, CA.
Sep 11, 2016Ride to Defeat DiabetesVacaville, CAThe Ride to Defeat Diabetes (R2D2) offers three routes, so cyclists of all levels are sure to enjoy this unique day of fitness, fun and new friendships. Choose the 100K (60 mile) route to challenge your mind, body and soul as you climb the Winters Loop; or, choose a shorter route to match your ability and enjoy the breathtaking Solano County view. No matter which route you choose, you'll be fully supported with route marshals, SAG support, basic mechanical support, fully stocked rest stops, hydration stations and more. At the finish, you will be welcomed by cheering volunteers, great food, entertainment and much more! 707 - 280-6872
Sep 11, 2016Ride the Parkway-(formerly the Rex Ride)Sacramento, CARide the Parkway features a 62-mile course stretching along the American River Parkway’s Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail from downtown Sacramento to Beal’s Point in Folsom. This is a fun ride—meaning there is no set distance! Ride as much or as little of the course as you like and refresh at our rest stops at Discovery Park, Nimbus Fish Hatchery, and William B. Pond Rec Area. Participants check in at William B. Pond Rec Area before starting the ride anytime between 7am-8:30am.(916) 486-2773
Sep 11, 2016Tour 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 17, 2016Tahoe Sierra CenturySquaw Valley, CAThe band families at North Tahoe Middle and High schools are happy to offer the 2016 Tahoe Sierra Century. This event is a fundraiser for the band programs so we can offer enriched and exciting music education for our students. We are dedicated to making sure this is your favorite ride of the year! You will find us all along the course, offering energy food, assistance or encouraging words. You will also meet and hear some of the music students your entry fees support.
Sep 17, 2016V3 Hopfest-Veteran's Victory Velo Bike RideSan Ramon, CAReturning for its 6th year, the V3 (formerly the Veteran’s Victory Velo) takes riders through some of the most iconic and beautiful areas of the East Bay. The 30, 60, 100 mile rides are fully supported and all rest stops are stocked with everything you need to have a successful ride. Upon your return, enjoy a post-ride hot meal and join us at the Hopfest for craft beer tasting and live music. Hopfest entry fee is heavily discounted for bike riders. All riders receive a commemorative ride t-shirt. To ensure you get a t-shirt, please register by SEPTEMBER 12th!
Sep 17, 2016Tour de FresnoFresno, CAWe are excited to announce the 8th Annual Tour de Fresno Charity Bike Ride, which will start and finish in the city of Kingsburg in Fresno County. The ride will offer a 6-city tour of Fresno County including Sanger, Parlier, Kingsburg, Selma, Fowler, Reedley and Orange Cove, and will celebrate the beauty that Fresno County offers! The ride provides four different route options: Century, Metric Century, Half Century Ride, and Three Cities bike rides.
Sep 17, 2016Santa Clarita Century RideSanta Clarita, CAA Great Ride for a Great Cause. We invite you to join us at the 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. Bikes / Bands / BBQ & BREW Cyclists of all levels will enjoy the After Party following an exhilarating ride. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch, Beer Garden courtesy Wolf Creek Brewing Company, Live music! Plus raffle prizes and more surprises!
Sep 17, 2016Silicon 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 24, 2016Bike MS: VegasLas Vegas, NVBike MS: Vegas, presented locally by Interbike, will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. You'll experience an incredible level of camaraderie as you embark on a journey filled with laughter, excitement, support and a profound sense of accomplishment. Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver programs and services to those who face the challenges of MS every day.1 310 479 4456 x 66134
Sep 24, 2016Lighthouse CenturyMorro Bay, CAThe Lighthouse Century starts and ends on the campus of Morro Bay High School in the quaint coastal community of Morro Bay. All routes travel North along the coast past San Simeon with the two longer routes including climbs into the coastal hills. Senic vistas of the central coast shoreline make this a beautiful ride. Those taking the Old Creek 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.
Sep 24, 2016Canary 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 24, 2016McCloud Bike-toberfestMcCloud, CAThe Great Shasta Rail Trail Association and the McCloud Chamber of Commerce invite mountain and road bike enthusiasts to enjoy a day of fun in historic McCloud. The event features supported rides through the beautiful forests surrounding the town. Mountain bikers will enjoy either a 12 mile trip to and from the Great Shasta Rail Trail (GSRT), riding through the historic Old Mill property or a 30 mile trip featuring a single track trip along the McCloud River. Road bike enthusiasts can choose a short ride to and from Friday’s Retreat & Fly Fishing Ranch (12 miles) or a 30 mile ride to and from the McCloud Dam – enjoying exquisite views of Mt. Shasta on the return leg. After your ride, plan to stay in town and enjoy lunch and our downtown festival. There will be music, booths, beer, and wine. The Ride-on-Race folks will again manage cyclo-cross races (4 levels) – fun to watch or ride! The GSRT (www.greatshastarailtrail.org) will benefit.
Sep 24, 2016Knoxville 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 25, 2016Princess Challenge Bike RideFolsom, CAEnjoy a beautiful ride or run in historic Folsom, home to gold rush towns that still have all the charm of 1848 when gold was first discovered in California. We will tour the back roads and paved bike trails as we travel around Lake Folsom and Lake Natoma with hundreds of women just like you; looking for adventure, a challenge, and a rejuvenation experience. The ride includes route distances of 70, 66, 42, 30, and 12 mile options. The half marathon run is around stunning Lake Natoma on lakeside trails, over wooden bridges, and shaded by hundred-year-old oak trees and starts :15 minutes after the riders depart. This is a fully-supported ride and run and includes catered lunch and a finish line celebration of your accomplishment!(916) 705-3443
Sep 25, 2016Mount Diablo ChallengeDanville, CAThe Save Mount Diablo Challenge is a family-friendly 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. Cycling enthusiasts compete and prizes are awarded for several categories in a ceremony at the summit with food and beverages for all. Riders of all ages are welcome to join in this event! Riders can compete on any type of non-motorized bicycle, including tandems, uni-cycles and hand powered vehicles. All proceeds benefit Save Mount Diablo’s land conservation efforts to create a national park-sized wilderness in your backyard for you, wildlife and future generations to enjoy.(925) 947-3535
Sep 25, 2016The Harvest RideHopland, CAThe Harvest Ride, celebrating its 18th year, continues at its original venue and 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. At the end of your ride, please join us for a fresh grilled lunch, cold drinks and live music at the picturesque Fetzer barn in Hopland. The first 300 registered riders will receive a goody bag including a commemorative water bottle. All proceeds from this event benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Ukiah.
Oct 1, 2016Sacramento CenturySacramento, CAAll rides start and finish in front of 500 Capitol Mall at 5th & Capitol Mall. With the sun rising over the State Capitol four of the rides (not the Family Ride) 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 Fun Ride. The Full Century Includes 6 Delta Islands and a Ferry Crossing.
Oct 1, 2016Napa Valley Ride to defeat ALSYountville, CAThe Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk is a one-day cycling event, this year on October 1st, designed to appeal to every level of rider. We offer a 100-mile route (century), TWO 62-mile route (metric centuries) - one "lite" route and a NEW challenge route, a 24-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.
Oct 1, 2016Cherry City Cyclists-Best of the Bay RideOrinda, CAOur BOB ride has grown. We now offer a single-century and an official CTC double-century option. Both rides start and finish in Castro Valley, California, the home of Cherry City Cyclists. Our double-century route has three legs on which you will experience many of the best and most memorable cycling roads offered in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first leg has many smaller climbs and descents as you head North to Grizzly Peak and back; it will warm you up without using you up. On the second leg, you climb and descend Mt. Diablo - so you do the hardest part of our route while you are at your best. Then the third leg takes you through three other great cycling experiences offered in the Bay Area: Calaveras Rd., the Livermore vineyards, and the Mt. Diablo foothills. The last 60 miles are gentle so you can finish the double-century without any significant, challenging climbs. Our single-century option includes Leg 2 and the Calaveras Road portion of the double-century route.
Oct 1, 2016Konocti Challenge Lakeport, CASet in beautiful Lake County, the Konocti Challenge features three challenging event courses. Riders can opt for the leisurely 40 mile course that winds through the resort and vineyard sections of north Lakeport; for the more adventuresome riders, the event also offers a 65 mile course and endurance testing 100 mile course, both of which follow the north and east rim of Clear Lake and wind into the foothills of the south and west, offering breath taking views of the lake and vineyards, which are in full bloom in October. Finally, for those who just want to have a wonderful casual ride with a few friends and family we have our 20 mile family fun ride. While less challenging than the others this 20 mile ride offers riders a very relaxing and picturesque view of Lake County and enough of a challenge for you to feel like you earned our world famous steak & chicken dinner when your done!
Oct 1, 2016Grizzly CenturyNorth Fork, CA (by Yosemite)THE GRIZ (100 miles) Over 10,000 foot elevation gain. Pass Mile High Vista, Jackass Rock, Arch Rock, the red fir forests of Cold Springs Summit, speedily descend to Bass Lake and back to North Fork. THE METRIC CENTURY (100k = 63 miles) A 5,000 foot elevation gain. North Fork to Mile High Vista and back. Tremendous views of conifer forests, rock formations, and the high Sierra. LOOP THE LAKE (24 miles) A 1,000 foot elevation gain around Bass lake, the Pines Resort. Beautiful pines and quiet roads. Then return to the staging area along county highway 274. THE BYWAY GRINDER (about 100 miles) A new addition to the Griz. 19 miles of new route, with a 9.5 mile grinder section of road beyond the Arch Rock Turn off. The road is half paved and half a combination of gravel, oil, native surface, etc. Bypasses the Grizzly Road
Oct 8, 2016Wine & 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 8, 2016Bass Lake Powerhouse Double CenturyClovis, CAThe Fresno Cycling Club is known for providing cyclists the notorious Climb to Kaiser. On October 10th 2015 they will be extending their tradition of quality rides with the 11th annual Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century. We invite all serious cyclist from around the country to ride in the splendid beauty of the western Sierra Nevada mountain range. The route chosen will have about 10,500 feet of climbing.
Oct 8, 2016Asti Tour de VineCloverdale, CARide on uncrowded routes through charming rural valleys, past autumn-hued vineyards, alongside the Russian River, and on pathways overlooking Lake Sonoma. We have 5 rides to choose from, the easy carefree 25k for the beginner rider to our 100 mile challenge we call the Rockpile Rumble. A new tour added this year will include a 100m flat ride. Along the way, enjoy our harvest-themed rest stops and healthy foods and snacks included with your registration SAG support too. At the end of your ride, a bountiful luncheon, prepared by the Cloverdale Rotary Club and served with wine, awaits you in Cloverdale at the Historic Asti Winery. Our region boasts lovely bed and breakfast inns, vacation rentals, and lodging facilities and it’s close to wineries, shops, recreation and fine dining. This bicycle tour is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Cloverdale. We will be using the proceeds from this event for local scholarships for students, and support for many local and international projects.
Oct 8, 2016Yuba-Sutter Pink October Ride for AwarenessYuba City, CAYuba-Sutter Ride For Awareness will feature a 20 mile and 40 mile course and metric century that will showcase the beautiful Sutter county rural areas. This ride will benefit Pink October, Geweke’s Caring For Women Foundation. The ride will be held Saturday October 10th and is open to all cyclists at all skill levels. Check in begins at 7am and routes open at 8am. There will be fully stocked rest stops at approximately 10 miles and 20 miles. Post ride will include a meal, community vendor fair and raffle.
Oct 8, 2016Cycling 4 VeteransLivermore, CAWe are proud to announce the second annual Cycling 4 Veterans (C4V) ride on Saturday, October 8, 2016 hosted by Veterans First Program at Las Positas College and the C4V volunteer group organizers. As a veterans and military supported event, C4V is leading the way in Northern California, and this year they are featuring three epic rides for 30 miles, 55 miles and 115 miles! We would like to personally invite you to combine your passion for cycling with a fun-filled day spent with family, friends, and your local community members at C4V! We encourage you to participate in a recreational or competitive ride and to share this event with your friends, family and colleagues. The opportunities are endless: participate as a cyclist, volunteer the day of the event, or cheer on someone you know at the finish line! The C4V event will be the talk of the town on October 8, now all we need is you! C4V is dedicated to support military veterans and current in-service personnel. All fundraising wi
Oct 9, 2016Surf City AIDS RideSanta Cruz, CA100, 65, 30, and 12 mile ride options (no extreme climbs!) that take riders south down the coast, through rolling hills, and strawberry fields. There are 7 rest stops in total including the famous Gizdich pie stop. This year we will have a hot post ride meal for the longer rides and an option to buy the meal for the shorter rides. Fundraising is greatly encouraged! Raise a minimum of $300 and receive a limited edition t-shirt. Raise a minimum and receive the 2015 ride jersey. There is no registration fee for fundraisers, but we expect you to meet your fundraising goal. 100% of the event proceeds go to the Santa Cruz AIDS Project831-427-3900 ext 123
Oct 15, 2016Shasta Wheelmen Jamboree RidesRedding, CAThe Shasta Wheelmen and Ride Redding have teamed up to bring you The Wildcat Gran Fondo & Cycling Festival. Come explore the amazing backroads nestled in the foothills between Mount Lassen and Redding. With 7 routes to chose from 14 to 123 miles including a optional gravel grinder short cut on the long route. Also a free kids ride!
Oct 15, 2016Solvang 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!
Oct 22, 2016Canyon Classic CenturyPatterson, CAIn 1990 Modesto North Rotary had an idea to hold a ride for charity in Modesto, California. The first ride was called the Graffiti Century and was held in downtown Modesto, CA. In 1995, the start and finish of the ride was moved to Patterson, CA and its name was changed to Canyon Classic Century. The ride has kept its intimacy over the years. In 2010 Modesto North Rotary joined forces with Gateway Rotary and Sunrise Rotary to enhance the awareness of Rotary programs that benefit our community. This beautiful summer ride starts in central Patterson and continues through orchards, vineyards, foothills, and canyons of central California. Riders have five (5) rides to choose from. 209-577-0177
Oct 29, 2016Wheels for Meals RidePleasanton, CAThis year’s Wheels for Meals Ride will take place on October 29, 2016. The bike ride will include three routes consisting of 15 miles, 35 miles, and 70 miles. Each route will begin and end at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park in Pleasanton. 510-777-9560

Talbot's Gran Fondo Calendar

Upcoming Gran Fondo Rides

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Sep 10, 2016Gran 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 10, 2016Mammoth Gran FondoMammoth Lakes, CAFor 22 years the Mammoth Gran Fondo has been a top-level cycling event in an amazing landscape. For 2016, we are adding a timed KOM/QOM section of the Gran Fondo, a team/corporate challenge, and we are pleased to announce that over 3/4 of the roads of the Gran Fondo will be closed to vehicle traffic! As high-end and top-rated Fondos go, we believe the Mammoth Gran Fondo is one of the best cycling events in the United States and at $89, it may also be the best Gran Fondo value anywhere in the world!
Sep 10, 2016Challenge Fondo - Accessible for Cyclists of all AbilitiesChico, CAThe Challenge Gran Fondo 100, Medio Fondo 65, Breve Fondo 50 offer riders mass-start, timed events, traveling a tough hilly course on mostly lightly-traveled back-roads, with just a few major intersections. The NEW Veloce Fondo 30 offers a mass-start, timed event on a mostly flat course with one small hill. You’ll be motivated by the thought of crossing the finish line! The Piccolo 20 is a more leisurely flat ride through the orchards and farms south of Chico. It offers a relaxed starting time window, and it is not a timed event.530-343-8356
Sep 10, 2016Challenge 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 11, 2016Giro di San Diego GranFondo - RoadSolana Beach, CASouthern California meets Italy at the Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo, a celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego's North Coast. Held in beautiful Solana Beach, CA, our two-day festival features five mass-start, timed cycling events for road and mountain bikers, the Bike & Fitness Expo, and the Super Tasty 5K - Taste of Solana Beach Restaurant Walk.
Sep 11, 2016Giro di San Diego Trail Quest Adventure - Mountain BikeSolana Beach, CAMountain Bikers, join us at Del Dios Community Park in Escondido for the Trail Quest. Tackle the 10- or 30-mile course, each with totems hidden along the way and well-stocked rest stops for support. To complete the event, retrieve the totems and head to the finish line. See if you can win the King and Queen of the Mountain competition along the way!
Sep 17, 2016Tehachapi 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.
Sep 24, 2016Tri-States Gran Fondo-NV, AZ & UTMesquite, NVThe only Gran Fondo in the U.S. where you ride in 3 states – NV, AZ, and UT, all in one amazing day on the bike! Super scenic, quiet roads.
Sep 24, 2016The Jensie Gran Fondo of MarinNovato, CASTAFFORD LAKE IS THE START AND FINISH POINT OF THE JENSIE The Jensie Gran Fondo has been designed to be a pleasurable day in Marin County, with a focus on enjoying the best of Marin with Jens Voigt and our respected event partners. At the conclusion of the event, “suffering” the Jensie way, we will have prepared a “village” environment for you to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Taking an hour or two to relax and recover is a part of any cycling event’s tradition. You’ll find a wide range of foods available from some of the best vendors in Marin County. You’ll also find a glass of something cool and refreshing to wash it down with, whilst you sit in the shade, soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the moment. 415-380-1882
Oct 1, 2016Levi'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.
Oct 8, 2016Golden Hills Gran FondoKnights Ferry, CAThe Stanislaus County Bicycle Club invites you to ride with us in the 2016 Golden Hills Gran Fondo. Enjoy a fun-filled family event that celebrates the charm and beauty of the golden California foothills. The 2016 Golden Hills Gran Fondo features three routes at different cycling levels on the rural roads of the Sierra Nevada foothills, starting and ending in historic Knights Ferry. For the century riders there will be three well marked timed sections of about three miles each. The metric century will have two timed sections and the family 25 mile riders will have one timed section each about 3 miles. Your results will be available at the finish. The century is not timed, only the marked sections , so you can enjoy the rest stops. October is the perfect season for a Grand Fondo on popular cycling roads of Stanislaus County.
Oct 15, 2016The Wildcat Gran FondoPalo Cedro, CAThe Shasta Wheelmen and Ride Redding have teamed up to bring you The Wildcat Gran Fondo & Cycling Festival. Come explore the amazing backroads nestled in the foothills between Mount Lassen and Redding. With 7 routes to chose from 14 to 123 miles including a optional gravel grinder short cut on the long route. Also a free kids ride!
Oct 30, 2016Giro Della Costa CentraleAvila Beach, CAThe Giro Della Costa Centrale presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com offers participants a Classic Italian Cycling Festival with four timed rides through the beautiful California Central Coast. Enjoy scenic coastal and wine country vistas, in 70 degree fall weather over rolling miles of clean open road. The event weekend features a Saturday Pro Panel Reception with Bob Roll and other special guests, plus a post-ride Festivale Italiano with five star Northern Italian cuisine from Buona Tavola, award winning local wines, craft beers and classic Italian music! All rides will host a variety of pro cyclists to challenge the field. Giro PINK jerseys go to all top riders.

Multi-Day Cycling Events

Upcoming Multi-Day Cycling Events Calendar

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Sep 17, 2016Unkown Coast Weekend 9/17-9/18 2016Ferndale, 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 24, 2016Bike MS: Waves to Wine 9/24-9/25San Francisco to SonomaBike MS: Waves to Wine 2016 will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. Enjoy a 1-day or 2-day cycling adventure with 2,500 other passionate individuals. Customize your own challenge: depart from San Francisco and traverse coastal Highway 1 on one of our longer routes or cruise the rolling hills and back roads of Sonoma County on a shorter option. Each day, all routes conclude with our wine festival at the finish area in Sonoma County. In addition, you'll experience an incredible level of camaraderie as you embark on a journey filled with laughter, excitement, support and a profound sense of accomplishment. Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver programs and services to those who face the challenges of MS every day.415-230-6678
Sep 24, 2016California Coast Classic 9/24-10/1San Francisco-Los Angeles - 8 daysThe Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic Bike Tour is a scenic bike ride that takes place over 8 days and covers 525 miles along the coast on Highway 1. The Tour starts in the heart of San Francisco and ends on the iconic strand of Los Angeles. The "CCC", as it is affectionately known, is a full-service ride which provides the framework for one of the most incredible experiences of a lifetime. We welcome beginners to experienced cyclists to enjoy the coastline's famous wineries, lighthouses and beaches. The California Coast Classic benefits the Arthritis Foundation by raising vital funds needed to find a cure for arthritis. Money raised provides educational resources for adults and children, scholarships for our national Juvenile Arthritis Conference, kids' camps and much more. 408.569.2237 or ecampbell@arthritis.org
Sep 25, 2016OATBRAN - "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 3, 2016California Dream Ride - 10/3 to 10/8San Luis Obispo to San DiegoEnjoy gorgeous ocean sunsets with new friends who love cycling as much as you do. Ride along quiet ocean paths. Eat fantastic meals with great company. Relax in comfortable hotels at the end of a day of riding. Participants are a diverse group of riders—men and women of a wide range of ages and cycling abilities. Some of us spend every weekend riding many miles; for others, this is our first multi-day tour. Some of us care passionately about bike advocacy; others are new to the idea of bike advocacy. All are valued, fully supported, learn a lot, and have a fantastic time. Proceeds benefit the California Bicycle Coalition, enabling more people to bicycle, for the health, safety, and prosperity of all. This is the only ride in California that specifically raises money to support the dream of a more bikeable California.

Upcoming Bike Expos & Events Calendar

Upcoming Bicycle Expos & Events

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Aug 4, 2016Downieville ClassicDownieville, CAThe 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. Downieville is a very unique place. It boasts a vivid history, and sits in one of the most beautiful spots on this rapidly shrinking planet. You can do almost anything here without breaking any laws or stepping on any toes. The trails are sublime and seem endless, climbing from rivers to peaks and snaking invisibly through trees. It is a place where you can ride for a couple hours and find somewhere that feels truly quiet. Empty. This is a rare fortune, possibly worth more than any gold ever taken from these hills, and one that will only increase in value as we increase in numbers.
Sep 17, 2016Silicon Valley Tour de CoopMountain View-Los Altos, CAThe Fourth annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a free, self-guided bicycle tours of chicken coops, gardens, bee hives, hoop houses, and coolest Silicon Valley urban homesteads happened on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9AM to 4 PM. This year’s coop tour is being sponsored by Slow Food South Bay, local chapter of Slow Food USA. Slow Food South Bay actively promotes our local food communities so that everyone can enjoy food that is good, clean and fair.
Oct 15, 2016Biketoberfest MarinFairfax, CAThe MCBC late fall celebration of bikes, music, food and family fun – plus a stellar brewfest! This fun-filled event brings everyone together – including commuters, roadies, mountain bikers, BMXers, fixie devotees, cargo-carriers, e-bikers, touring aficionados and even the bike-curious! Last year’s Biketoberfest was the biggest ever, so look for tickets to go even faster this fall (don’t worry, we’ll let you know when those are available.) Biketoberfest Highlights include more than 70 exhibitors and a handmade bike show – Over 35 varieties of beer from 20 West Coast brewers – Live Music – Cargo bike racing, plus pre-event road and mountain bike rides with Bay Area frame builders and cycling luminaries – Delicious food from local vendors!