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Talbot's Century Ride Calendar

Upcoming Century, Half Century & Family Bike Rides

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Jun 23, 2018Giro Bello Sebastopol, CALast year’s routes were a big hit. We will continue to have the same routes for 2018 that will COOL you down if we have a heat spell and take you off the beaten-path on some exclusive best-kept-secret roads. We will have each route marked with a different colored arrow on the pavement, making easier for you new riders to stay on course. Here are some highlights: 1. A cool romp through the redwoods of West County at the tail-end of the Century route. 2. This Century may not have one big climb, but collectively, you’ll be gaining over 5,100 feet! 3. A trek down West Dry Creek. This beautiful route will take you through the Dry Creek Valley wine country. 4. Lunch stop in the heart of Dry Creek Valley. For the first time this year, there will be a misting tent at this rest stop for those who need some wonderful cool-down. 5. Escape route for Century riders. We’ve all had those days where we’re just not feeling it. If this happens to you, you can shave 25 miles off your707.538.4770
Jun 23, 2018Castle Crags CenturyMt. Shasta, CAThis truly is a century ride with just the right amount of everything! Enjoy incredible views of some of nature's finest scenery as you ride this fabulous route. We will be offering 5 ride options this year: Super Century, Full Century, Mountain Metric Century, Valley Metric Century, and a Half-Metric Century. The rides will follow one or both of two loops – one to the south of Mt. Shasta and one to the north. All rides start and end in the beautiful Mount Shasta City Park. Here, the headwaters of the Sacramento River emerge from the base of Mount Shasta in its purest and clearest form. You will be treated to the best tasting drinking water the world has to offer! Bring a jug with you and fill up for later! With grass and shady trees, relax along the river in this heavenly location and enjoy what we hope is one of the most enjoyable bike rides you ever experience! (209) 753-7222
Jun 23, 2018Country 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 Lions Club BBQ meal and raffle ticket. The BBQ lunch will be open from 11:30am to 3pm. Addionally, a no-host pub with local premium wines and micro brew from our own 927 Beer Company are offered for your post ride enjoyment. Happy Hour opens at 11am.
Jun 30, 2018Devil's Slide RidePacifica, CARoad cyclists have a choice of three rides: the Century From Hell, which, with over 9000 feet of vertical gain, was named as one of “NorCal ’s Top 10 Gran Fondo and Century Rides” by 7x7 Magazine; the challenging, beautiful Merciless Metric Century (60-mile/4851-ft elevation)) with ocean vistas and mountain climbs through groves of ancient redwoods; and the Helion's Metric Half-Century (38-mile) that travels down the SM coast through farmlands to Half Moon Bay and back, and includes an optional shuttle service which allows you to bypass the narrow shoulder on northbound Highway 1 near the Lantos Tunnels. Rides are fully supported and fee includes SAG, aid stations, snacks, refreshments, cue sheets/maps and post-ride meal. Proceeds support PARCA.650.312.0730
Jun 30, 2018Climb to KaiserFresno, CAThe Fresno Cycling Club invites all riders to take the challenge at this year’s 42nd Annual Climb to Kaiser on Saturday, June 30, 2018. We offer three 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. The Climb to Kaiser is not an easy ride. How much you enjoy the ride will depend on your training in the months prior to the event. The Climb to Kaiser riders should be able to complete a century with 8,000 to 10,000 feet of climbing in 8 to 10 hours. We suggest that each rider have a bicycle in excellent condition, carry two water bottles and tools for doing your own minor repairs. The Tollhouse Century is 95 miles with 7,500 feet of climbing. Perfect for the intermediate climber who aspires to complete the Climb to Kaiser but wants to feel it out first and get a taste of the Fresno foothills and heat. The Millerton Metric is perfect for the beginning cli
Jun 30, 2018Alta 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!
Jul 14, 2018The 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 30th Anniversary of the Death Ride! 530.694.2475
Jul 14, 2018Graeagle 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.
Jul 21, 2018Tour 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 (routes subject to minor changes). 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 21, 2018Santa Cruz Mountains ChallengeSanta Cruz, CAWill you be ready for The Challenge? If you like bicycling on mountain roads through redwood forests, sign up for the 20th annual Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge, a road bike event. This July 21st fundraiser for the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club offers four routes—135, 101, 75 and 45 miles, with elevation gains ranging from 3,500 to 13,500 feet. Start from Baskin School of Engineering, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz 95064. Fantastic food and friendly volunteers! Register at: santacruzmountainschallenge.com
Jul 21, 2018Fall River CenturyFall River Mills, CAFall River Mills is nestled in a pristine northeastern California valley. The area offers many opportunities to ride in solitude with commanding views of two of California's famous volcanoes: Mt Shasta to the northwest and Lassen Peak to the south. We've planned a spectacular ride for you on a great route that capitalizes on this and other scenic wonders of the area.
Aug 4, 2018Silicon Valley Tour de CurePalo Alto, CAThe Tour de Cure is all-new and is perfect for all abilities. Choose the course that best suits you, your coworkers and friends. Members of your team do not have to sign up for the same activity so building a team is easy. All the routes will be fully supported with bike mechanics, volunteer route marshals, rest stops with food and water, cheering volunteers and more. Many Roads. One Purpose. Choose your distance and know that every mile helps make a difference. Whether you choose to ride your bike, run or walk all the roads we take lead to the same destination to fundraise for a cure.
Aug 4, 2018Marin 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 12, 2018Tour 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 19, 2018Tour 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.
Aug 25, 2018Carmel Valley Double CenturyCarmel, CAThe course starts and ends at the Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula (4590 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923) – 11 miles northwest of Carmel Valley – a sublime pastoral river valley nestled into the towering Santa Lucia range, and is one of the finest wine growing regions in California. For 2017 it will be an out-and-back course from Carmel to Bryson-Hesperia (lunch stop) and back to Carmel. You will enjoy climbing both sides of Cahoon Summit on Carmel Valley Rd. Total mileage will be 202 miles with ~12,000 ft. of elevation gain (slightly less than the original loop course with ~14,000 ft. elevation gain)
Sep 8, 2018Tour 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 8, 2018Ride4DiabetesCupertino, CATHE RIDE4DIABETES has a choice of routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist, and even a walk/run for those that just want to be part of the experience. Join us for the after-party with delicious food & music.
Sep 9, 2018Tour De Tahoe - Bike Big BlueLake Tahoe, NevadaLake Tahoe — Big Blue, as it is referred to by many — is North America’s Largest Alpine Lake and the Jewel of the High Sierra … and the Reno Tahoe Territory of the Nevada Commission on Tourism and Bike the West invites you to experience the adventure of riding your bicycle around her 72-mile shoreline by participating in the 15th Annual Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue. Bike the West has been producing America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride – Lake Tahoe for the past 25+ years and has gained a reputation as being one of best Spring rides in the country. It continues to sell out year after year leaving many riders not able to participate. This is your chance to ride around Lake Tahoe at Summer’s end offering fresh mountain air, incredible scenic beauty, great food & entertainment and managed and supported by one of the most experienced bicycle event management teams in the West.800-565-2704
Sep 15, 2018V3 Hopfest-Veteran's Victory Velo Bike RideSan Ramon, CAThe 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.
Sep 15, 2018Silicon Valley Tour de CoopMountain View-Los Altos, CAAnother clucking fun event! 1,793 foks registered for the 2017 SV Tour De Coop! 32 coops, 7 coop loops and a whole lot of new coops in construction (we hope!). More in 2018!
Sep 16, 2018Edible Pedal 100Washoe Valley, NevadaThe Edible Pedal 100® is a recreational yet challenging century bike ride (not a race) that showcases Northern Nevada. Ours offers three ride distances. Families with young children and cyclists seeking a taste of an organized ride will enjoy the leisurely 10-mile route through picturesque Washoe Valley. Those interested in a respectable ride will like the 50-mile, course that includes scenic country roads through rustic towns. Serious roadies ready for a solid challenge will be thrilled with the 100-mile ride, which features a lung-searing, thigh-burning, climb up Kingsbury Grade from Carson Valley to Lake Tahoe. Ride stops include historic Carson City, Genoa and Gardnerville. Participants will savor mouthwatering local food and drink. Local farmers, ranchers, vintners, brewers, bakers and other food artisans contribute to the event. Traditionally we’ve served Nevada beef, lamb, pork, chicken as well as Mary’s free range chicken. Reno High School and Pine Middle School students grow
Sep 22, 2018Lighthouse CenturyMorro Bay, CAThe Lighthouse Century offers three routes traveling along the coast past San Simeon with two longer routes climbing into the coastal hills. Scenic vistas of the central coast and cool ocean breezes make this a beautiful classic ride, so register early.
Sep 22, 2018Napa Valley Ride to defeat ALSYountville, CAThe Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk is a one-day cycling event 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.
Sep 22, 2018Ride the RogueRogue River, OregonAll the rides have plenty of rest stops so you can ride light, and as fast or casual as you like! Sag support is available if you need it. All 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 541-582-4488
Sep 29, 2018Knoxville Fall Classic Double CenturyVacaville, CARegistration opens July 2018. 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 29, 2018Canary 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.
Oct 6, 2018Cherry 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 6, 2018Konocti 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 6, 2018Wine & 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 6, 2018Los Angeles CF Cycle for LifeBurbank, CAGet your wheels in motion and join us for our 8th annual bicycle event as we ride through some of the most picturesque and scenic terrain in Griffith Park, Burbank, and more. Our bicycle event features well-stocked rest stops, bike mechanics, support vehicles, great food and more! Choose from two routes: 25 miles or 65 miles. Whatever route you choose, you can cycle at your own pace. This unique event empowers participants to act and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.323-939-0758
Oct 6, 2018Grizzly CenturyNorth Fork, CA (by Yosemite)A refreshed Grizzly Century will once again offer a challenging ride, spectacular vistas, and amazing support. With changing views due to fires and drought, it is still awe inspiring. The route remains the same, challenging and fun, as always. All procedes go to improvements on the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway and other community projects. The major change is that we have a new director, Rick Garner, owner of Yosemite Bike Shop in Oakhurst. Our beloved leader of so many years, Mike Nolen, will be taking on a less strenuous role this year.
Oct 6, 2018Sacramento CenturySacramento, CAAll rides start and finish at Capitol Mall and 8th Street. With the sun rising over the State Capitol all four of the 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 Fun Ride. The Full Century Includes 6 Delta Islands and a Ferry Crossing.
Oct 7, 2018Mount 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
Oct 13, 2018Wheels for Meals RidePleasanton, CAWe're addressing an important issue that affects many seniors in Alameda County. We created the Wheels for Meals Ride so that anyone at any age can contribute. Please share this page with your family and friends. Your involvement is critical to our success. Help us close the hunger gap among the senior community. Thank you again for your support.
Oct 13, 2018Bass Lake Powerhouse Double CenturyClovis, CAThis is a strenuous event. Only experienced, long-distance cyclists should attempt this ride. The Fresno Cycling Club Support Team will do everything possible in order for you to complete this double century. Having said that, finishing the ride shall not take precedence over safety. If the Support Team feels it is not safe for a rider to physically, mentally, or mechanically continue, the rider will be pulled from the course. A conditioned rider should finish this ride within 20 hours.
Oct 13, 2018Asti 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 13, 2018Golden Hills CenturyKnights Ferry, CAThe Stanislaus County Bicycle Club invites you to ride with us in the Golden Hills Century. Enjoy a fun-filled family event that celebrates the charm and beauty of the golden California foothills. The 2018 Golden Hills Century features three routes at different cycling levels on the rural roads of the Sierra Nevada foothills, starting and ending in historic Knights Ferry. The Golden Hills Century is a fundraising event supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank’s Food 4 Thought program along with other projects including bicycle safety, bicycle advocacy, helmets for kids, ride leader training, and Share-The-Road-Signs. Descriptive route maps will be available at the start/finish. Routes will be well-marked. Radio-dispatched support provided by the Stanislaus Amateur Radio Association. Additionally, all participants will enjoy: Continental Breakfast, well-supplied Rest Stops, Bicycle mechanic will be on duty in Knights Ferry at the start. And enjoy the post-ride festivities.
Oct 20, 2018Foxy's Fall CenturyDavis, CADavis Bike Club extends this invitation to ride and enjoy our premier late-season cycling event – Foxy’s Fall Century. Often described as the ideal first century ride, it offers challenges, distances, and scenery for riders of all levels.
Oct 20, 2018Solvang Autumn Double CenturySolvang, CAJust 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!
Nov 17, 2018Death Valley CenturyFurnace Creek, CACYCLING IS BACK IN DEATH VALLEY! Century & Half Century Options! LIMITED TO 300 CYCLISTS. This epic route is both scenic and challenging, covering 100 miles with about 4,500' climbing. The first 55 miles is an out and back to Badwater and beyond. The next 46 miles include a challenging 6.5 mile, 2000' climb up Daylight Pass (Mud Canyon) to Hells Gate and back via Beatty Road.

Talbot's Gran Fondo Calendar

Upcoming Gran Fondo Rides

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Jun 23, 2018RBC Gran Fondo-Silicon ValleyEast Palo Alto, CAhe creators of the largest Gran Fondo in North America are expanding to a brand new location in 2018: Silicon Valley. Set in California’s high-tech venture capitalist heartland and a true cycling paradise, the event will see a grand new hub of cycling established on Saturday June 23, 2018. The first year is strictly limited to 1000 cyclists with registration now open.
Aug 18, 2018MCBC Solstice Dirt FondoFairfax, CAWe think the best way to honor Marin’s miles of bike legal trails is to ride them! The Dirt Fondo series lets you experience the beautiful variety of terrain in a low-key social ride atmosphere, with all the perks of tech support and planned routes. Celebrate the long days with a long ride! The Marin County Bicycle Coalition is proud to announce the return of the Solstice Dirt Fondo, an all-day mountain bike ride in August 2018. We encourage bicyclists of all skill levels to join us on a dirt tour of the trails and fire roads of central and west Marin, starting and ending at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame! This Dirt Fondo is limited to 150 riders and includes amazing support, great swag and a top notch BBQ social at the end. The 39 mile ride starts in Fairfax and includes trails at Tamarancho and on Marin County Open Space perserves. While not everyone is prepared to ride such a distance, we encourage all interested parties to give it a try. There will be shorter route options o
Sep 8, 2018Mammoth Gran FondoMammoth Lakes, CA Following a major trend in the recreational cycling events world, we have transitioned the 25 year old High Sierra Fall Century into the Mammoth Gran Fondo. Converting to the Fondo format gives all of our 102 mile riders the same high-end Fondo experience including great support, rest and food stops, on-course SAG, a great after-ride buffet meal and party and timed results for age, gender and for the whole Fondo field. Although almost everyone has a cycling computer, it is still a lot of fun to see how you did versus everyone else on the ride and at $89, this has to be one of the best deals anywhere in the high-end Century or Gran Fondo world. We'll do our best to give you a world-class Fondo experience in Mammoth Lakes and the amazing Eastern High Sierra mountains!
Sep 8, 2018Gran Fondo Whistler-British Columbia, CanadaVancouver, B.C, CanadaThe training kilometers are behind you; now you’re lining up at the startline with 4500 others, full of nervous excitement and anticipation. And then suddenly you’re off; the click of shoes fixing to their cleats combining with a symphony of rolling wheels proceeding as one round the leafy dawn of Stanley Park. Soon, the road will deliver you onto the majestic Sea-to-Sky corridor, with the vast Pacific Ocean and shimmering turquoise of Howe Sound awaiting to inspire you for the challenge ahead. With full waterbottles on your bike and fresh mountain air filling your lungs, you’re fully alive in the moment. Take in the smiles of those around you, the cheers of the crowds and your own inner determination. Whistler awaits, and beyond that one epic celebration. Here comes one of the rides of your life.
Oct 5, 2018Levi Leipheimers King Ridge 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 four 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. The Gran route is a 103-mile journey of grandeur through the towering and enchanted forests, bare ridgetops, and pucker-worthy descents. When it comes to scenic wonder, the 65-mile Medio route is neck and neck with the Gran. The Piccolo route is created solely for recreational and beginner cyclists who wish to participate in the mass start and big group atmosphere en route to Occidental, but are not prepared for the long, steep climbs in the far western flanks of Sonoma County. Expect full support on course, with mobile mechanical support and full emergency services. We host eight rest stops, each with whole foods as well as on-bike liquid and gel energy. Expect mechanical service at each sto
Oct 28, 2018Giro di San Diego GranFondo - RoadEscondido, CAOrganizers release new date for the Giro di San Diego GranFondo and new routes, including a mountain bike route for 2018. Back by popular demand the date has been pushed back 5 weeks to cooler weather, now scheduled for late October. The start and finish will be at Kit Carson Park in Escondido allowing a cooler climb of the Mt Palomar, now positioned only 20 miles from the start. The long Course features a route that includes the Mesa Grande, a serene and picturesque loop in the back country of San Diego. Come Saturday to the Health and Fitness Community Expo and and bring the family to our new "Ghouls on the Run 5K and 1 mile kids run."
Oct 28, 2018Giro di San Diego Trail Quest Adventure - Mountain BikeLake Hodges, CAFor mountain bikes, try the Ninja Trail Quest 24 mile Mountain Bike Route at Lake Hodges. This themed ride features 3 totems must be retrieved along the way, well-stocked rest stops for support, and the Giro di San Diego Finish party at the finish line. To complete the event, retrieve the 3 totems shown below and head to the finish line. Collect your Totems in any order. The MTB ride starts at Kit Carson park in Escondido. Ride at your own pace to the re-group point across Bear Valley Parkway for the start of the timed race. After the race enjoy the band, brew, expo and amazing post ride Italian lunch ALL INCLUDED with your ride!

Multi-Day Cycling Events

Upcoming Multi-Day Cycling Events Calendar

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Jul 14, 2018Seattle to Portland ClassicSeattle-Portland - 2 dayThis 200+ mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, with up to 10,000 participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. The route takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon. Come ride what Bicycling Magazine has listed as one of the best cycling events in the nation!
Sep 15, 2018Unkown Coast Weekend 9/15-17, 2018Ferndale, CAJoin us for a fun-filled weekend touring the quiet coastal towns of Ferndale, Honeydew, and Petrolia. The ride starts and finishes in Ferndale and consists of two extremely hilly, scenic days– 61 miles on Saturday and 39 miles on Sunday. 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.530.343.8356
Sep 22, 2018California Coast Classic 9/24-10/1San Francisco-Los Angeles - 7 daysThe 18th annual Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic (CCC) is a fully-supported boutique tour limited to 250 riders to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. Ride the iconic Highway 1—from San Francisco to Los Angeles among waves, woods, and wineries—fully supported at your own pace. We ride along coastal roads and camp or hotel in areas not open to larger groups. The CCC covers over 500 miles over 8 days during the best time of year in California, September 22-29, 2018. This ride raises over $1 million dollars for the Arthritis Foundation mission. 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 22, 2018Bike MS: Waves to Wine 9/23-9/24San Francisco to Sonoma - 2 daysBike MS: Waves to Wine will take you farther than you've ever gone before. Enjoy a 1-day or 2-day cycling adventure with 2,000 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. Full meals, generous amenities, stunning landscapes, fully stocked rest stops and spirited festivities are all included. Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.
Sep 23, 2018OATBRAN – One Awesome Tour Bike Ride Across Nevada 9/23-29 2018Stateline, 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 7, 2018California Dream Ride - 10/7 to 10/12Santa Barbara to San DiegoFor CalBike's 5th annual California Dream Ride, we'll return to Southern California. You'll pedal 290 miles, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, over five days, while enjoying the scenic canyons, skyline ridge roads and quiet beach bike paths of this route, which is a favorite of our riders. 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.
Oct 13, 2018Project Hero-United Healthcare California ChallengeSan Francisco-Los Angeles - 8 daysJoin us for the 11th annual UnitedHealthcare California Challenge, where we will ride 450 miles of stunning beaches and landscape from San Francisco to the West Los Angeles Medical Center. This is one of the most challenging of the Project Hero events, with a climb up Stagecoach Pass followed by a fast flowing long descent with ocean views. Travel down the beautiful and scenic Highway 1 while enjoying stunning views of the Pacific Coast at every turn! The Pacific Ocean will be off your right shoulder as you head south through great cities like Santa Cruz, Salinas, San Simeon, Pismo Beach, Solvang and Ventura. The ride will depart from the San Francisco and finish at the West Los Angeles VA. This ride is a Category: Hard (Difficult) PARTICIPATION Full week Challenge Events will be limited to 150 participants. Selected participants will receive a Project Hero Challenge jersey and bib, socks, and t-shirt, as well as housing, rider support, luggage transportation (50 lbs max)

Upcoming Bike Expos & Events Calendar

Upcoming Bicycle Expos & Events

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Aug 2, 2018Downieville Classic-August 2nd-5thDownieville, CARace or ride the epic cross country to the Sierra Crest and back to town, or take in a double dose with 15 miles of the Downieville Downhill in the All Mountain World Championships. Or just come to enjoy the bike festival for the weekend. Either way, you win. Good Times Thursday Thru Sunday!
Oct 13, 2018Biketoberfest MarinFairfax, CAThe long-running, 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! Every year’s Biketoberfest seems to get a little bigger and the tickets go even faster – so put this festive event on your calendar now! Biketoberfest Highlights include more than 70 exhibitors and a handmade bike show – 35 varieties of beer from 20 West Coast brewers – Live Music – plus pre-event road and mountain bike rides with Bay Area frame builders and cycling luminaries – Delicious food from local vendors!