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Centuries, 1-day Fun Rides

California Century Rides

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Up and Down Ashland, July 21, 2018

Centuries, Fun Rides, Other Bike Events

Northern California Road Bike Century Rides


6/16 Half Moon Bay CF Cycle for Life: Arata Pumpkin Farm, Half Moon Bay. 25, 40, 100K rides along the San Mateo County coast. Expect amazing energy, themed rest stops, and an incredible finish-line celebration at these daylong rides. Fee includes SAG, rest stops, post-ride party.

6/23 Castle Crags Century: Half century, metrics, full century, super century rides around the Mount Shasta area. The rides will follow one or both of two loops – to the south of Mt. Shasta and one to the north.

6/23 RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley: San Mateo County. 78 mi., 6,900 ft. elevation gain. Fee includes full support, rest stops, chip timing, finish-line festivities, awards ceremony premium schwag. Limited to 1,000 riders.

6/30 Alta Alpina Challenge: Turtle Rock Park, Markleeville. Choose your favorite mountain passes & ride them! The most popular options include: Wild Sierra Metric (Luther-Blue Lakes), Wild Sierra Century (Kingsbury, Ebbetts, Monitor), 5 Pass Challenge (Carson-Ebbetts-Ebbetts-Monitor-Monitor), and 8 Pass Challenge (The World's Toughest Double Century). Or pick your own route with the Build Your Own Ride option. Enjoy smooth, low traffic roads and spectacular scenery in the beautiful Eastern Sierra near Lake Tahoe. Friendly support, SAG, many well-stocked rest stops with Hammer products, fresh fruit, energy bars, water, and ice. Reg. includes rest stops, post-ride meal, and frameable customized rider bib with pictures from the course completed. Info and online reg. at

6/30 Devil's Slide Ride: Pacifica Community Center. 104 mi. century; 61 mi. metric & 38 mi. metric half-century. 2 longest road rides go down San Mateo coast/back through redwoods & watershed; 38-mi ride travels coast through farmlands to Half Moon Bay and back. Fee includes full support, including SAG, aid stations, snacks, refreshments, cue sheets/maps and post-ride meal. See website for Early Bird discounts and use coupon code CYCLECA5 for an additional $5 off your reg.

Ride the Rim: Sept. 8 & 15, 2018


7/14 Death Ride: Markleeville. Turtle Rock Park, Markleeville, California. Five mountain passes to test your mettle: Monitor Pass: 8,314ft.; Ebbetts Pass 8,730 ft.; Carson Pass, 8,580 ft.! 129 mi. and 15,000+ feet of lung busting climbing. You also have the option of riding one, two, three or four passes. The first four passes will be closed at specific times to vehicular traffic.

7/21 20th Annual Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge: Baskin School of Engineering, Santa Cruz. 135 mi., 101 mi., 75 mi., 45 mi., with elevation from 3,500 to 13,500 ft. Bike on mountain roads through redwood forests. Start site is 1156 High St., Santa Cruz 95064. Fantastic food and friendly volunteers! Reg.:

7/21 Tour de MALT: Nicasio Valley Farms. Ride West Marin’s scenic coastline, valleys and open rangeland! Ride to eat local. Join this intimate ride and take in more than 40 MALT-protected ranches, fueling up on the best local foods along the way. Finish the 53-mile route with a tasty lunch, cold beer and a sweet treat in MALT farm-to-table style.

7/21 Fall River Century: Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds, McArthur. 25, 62, 100, and 124 mi. Moderate difficulty on great pavement with views of the surrounding volcanic area, well supported by cheerful volunteers. Maps, rest stops, SAG, breakfast before the ride, after-ride meal.

7/22 Oakland Gran Fondo: Jack London Square. 4 routes (13.5, 28, 55, & 80 mi. rides) catering to everyone including families. Join this community event that benefits Bike East Bay.

Southern California Century Rides


6/2 Ojai Valley Century: 31 mi. half metric, 63 mi. metric, 101mi. full century, 102 mi. Hammerhead, 134 mi. double metric routes. Routes offer a mix of flats, mountains, beautiful country, the Pacific coast and good weather all in one

6/3 Los Angeles River Ride: Griffith Park. 15 mi. Family Ride, 25 mi. Explorer Ride, 36 mi. Training Ride, 50 mi. Half century, 70 mi. Expert ride, 100 mi. LA River Century. Reg. includes 1-yr. membership to LACBC, goodie bag, t-shirt, finisher's medal, ride photo.


7/21 Borrego Double Century: Christmas Tree Circle, Anza Borrego Springs. 193 mi., 16,000 ft. elev. gain. The ride travels west for about 3 mi. towards the awesome Montezuma Grade, an 11-mi. pass that gradually takes you up out of the desert and into the mountains.