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Centuries, Fun Rides, Other Bike Events

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Northern California Bike Rally

May 2016

5/22-25 Great Western Bicycle Rally: Raso Robles. The rally has something for everyone. Four days of bike riding from short family rides to a full century. Rides range from fully supported and self-guided rides. Racers will find a hill climb and time trial. Wine, beer, and cheese tastings, the pasta feed and more are on tap at the rally. For more info visit www.greatwesternbicyclerally.com

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Northern California Festivals

May 2016

5/15 Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival & Bicycle Show: History Park, San Jose. A day with Silicon Valley's bicycling communities, food trucks, craft beer, kids' space, bicycle show, free valet bike parking, Expo, demonstrations, history exhibit. Come join the Valley's racing, road, recumbent, mountain, BMX, cargo biking, custom, cruiser, fixed gear, low rider, recreation and bike polo playing communities, clubs, riding groups and their families for a day of celebrating cycling and its history, family fun. For more info, www.siliconvalleybikesfestival.org

5/27-29 Shasta Cascade Sports Festival: Redding, Anderson & Shasta Lake. Events for everyone in the family: For adults, a Half-Iron Tri, Endurance Du, Olympic distance Tri/Du, marathon, half marathon, 5K/10K; 4,15,40 mi. bike tours & Kid's events: Splash, Pedal-n-Dash, 1/2 mi. & 1 mi. Dash. Entertainment & fun! For more info, go to shastasportsfest.com

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Northern California & Nevada Road Bike Century Rides

May 2016

5/1 Napa Valley Wine Country Tour de Cure: Veterans Home, Yountville. 10 mi. easy ride along residential and rural backroads. 25 mi. flat ride in the heart of Napa Valley. 50 mi. rolling terrain brings you to Calistoga on the Silverado Trail. 80 mi. follows 29/128 past Calistoga out of Napa Valley into picturesque Alexander Valley w/ some hill climbing. 100 mi. continues past Healdsburg almost to 101 and Russian River. For more info call 510.654.4499, ext. 7460). Register with the code CYCLE16 for a discount! Go to diabetes.org/napavalleytourdecure.

5/1 2016 Grizzly Peak Century: Campolindo High School, Moraga. 75, 101, 109 hilly scenic mi. in the east bay hills and north to Martinez. Optionally ride an additional loop in the east bay hills south to Castro Valley. Reg.: $60, by 4/9; $70, after. Fee includes: rest stops with food, lunch, route sheet, map, route marking, SAG and radio support and a souvenir bandana. For more info, www.grizzlypeakcyclists.org/century

5/1 Delta Century: Jessie's Grove Winery, Lodi. 100, 62, 26 mi. All loops cover scenic vineyard, farm, and Delta roads--and a ferry ride on metric and full centuries--with rest stops along the way. Commemorate the ride with entertainment and a delicious catered post ride meal. Proceeds benefit local charities. Fees before 4/15: $45 for full and metric centuries; $30 for quarter century. Add $5 after 4/15. For more info, www.stocktonbikeclub.org

5/7 25th Annual I Care Classic Bike Tour: Morgan Hill. Enjoy a beautiful spring ride through South Santa Clara County. 100 mi., 100k, 50k and 20 mi. routes. Reg includes continental breakfast, SAG support, rest stops, t-shirt, hot BBQ lunch, ice cream sundaes, raffle prizes, etc. Jerseys will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the ride support the Almaden Lions programs to provide glasses for needy children and families. The Almaden Lions is a 501 C3 Corporation. For more info go to www.ICareClassic.org

5/7 3F Century: A flat, fast & fun bike ride! Colusa. Century, Metric Century and 37 mile rides. A great first century. The course is really flat. It travels through farmland, primarily rice fields and around the Sutter Buttes, the smallest mountain range in the world. And at the end of the ride is a great pulled pork meal provided by the Colusa Lions Club. All proceeds from the ride are used by the Colusa Lions Club to support youth activities. For more info, go to www.3FCentury.com

5/7 Tour of the Unknown Coast: Ferndale. 10 mi. farm tour; 20 mi. family fun ride, 50 mi. scenic ride explores the Eel River Valley and Ave. of the Giants; the 100K adds on a longer ride along the Ave. of the Giants; the 100 mi. takes riders along the ocean, upt the WALL, the down Wildcat back to Ferndale, toughest century in California! For more info, www.TUCCycle.org

5/14 Gold Country Challenge: sponsored by Grass Valley Rotary: Nevada County Fair Grounds, Grass Valley. Century, Metric (74 or 54 mi.), and half Metric. The course rides through the historic gold country of the Western Sierra Foothills; crossing the Yuba River several times. The century is a difficult, greater than 9500 foot, climb. The metric and half metric are a milder ride. The start site is located on McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley. Pre-reg.: Early bird: Century $70, Metric $60, and Half Metric rides $50, By 3/1: Century $80, Metric $70, and Half Metric rides $60. After 5/1, Century, $90, Metric, $80, and Half Metric rides $65. BBQ, beer booth, live entertainment starts at 12:30 For more info, go to: www.RotaryGoldCountryChallenge.com

5/14 Central Coast Double: Paso Robles. 2 routes: a lowland route of 197 mi. w/ 12600 ft. of elevation & a 211 mi. w/14,000 ft. elevation gain. Both will be credited toward the Triple Crown. For more info go to www.caltriplecrown.com

5/14 15th Annual Tour de Lincoln: McBean Park. 10 mi. Pleasure Cruise, 20 mi. Rolling Hills, 40 mi. Country Climb, or 100K. Pre-Register before 5/7: 10 mi. $20; 20 mi. $40; 40 mi. & 100K $55. After 5/7 and day-of, add $10. Reg. online by 2/28 and save $10 on 40 mi. and 100K. Fee includes Continental breakfast, route maps, well-stocked rest stops w/food and potties, SAG, great postride BBQ, with beer & wine garden. T-shirt available for $15. Helmets req’d. NEW option for 2016, Friday night pre-reg. dinner $15 (RSVP required). For more info call Lincoln Volunteer Center (916) 645-6254, or visit www.TourdeLincoln.org

5/14 West Marin Metric Century & Tour of Novato: Novato City Hall. 100, 40, 12 km rides, 5km walk. 100km of scenic West Marin rural roads, including gentle rolling hills and a few challenging climbs (3,760 ft). Other distances are in/around Novato. The start site is located at 901 Sherman, Novato. This ride is a fundraiser for School Fuel - The Novato Foundation for Public Education. For more info, go to www.tourofnovato.org

5/15 Strawberry Fields Forever: Pajaro Valley High School, Watsonville. The three routes are 100 mi, 65 mi and 30 mi. Pre-reg.: $65 by 3/16; $75, after. For more info, Sff@strawberryfields.org (831) 818-5656

5/15 Apple Blossom Bike Tour: El Dorado Adventist School, Placerville. Metric century, half metric, & family routes. The routes wind their way thru the orchards and vineyards of Apple Hill, an hour’s drive east of Sacramento on Hwy. 50. Riders can expect 3,500 to 6,000 vertical ft. in the Sierra Nevada foothills w/ spectacular views of the Sacramento Valley as they descend toward the finish. Reg includes post-ride meal, SAG and rest stops and a t-shirt. A benefit ride for the scholarship fund for El Dorado Adventist School. For info, go to www.appleblossombiketour.com or call Calvin, (530) 417-2857.

5/21 Tour delle Vigne: formerly Lodi sunrise Century). Michael David Winery's Bare Ranch Estate, Lodi. 50k, 100k and 100 mi. Pre-reg.: $55, includes t-shirt, by 5/1. $60, after, t-shirt not included. Fee includes SAG, water stops, snack stops, and post ride meal provided. For more info, www.lodisunrisecentury.com or email Info@tourdellevigne.com

5/21 Gold Country Tour de Cure: Johnson Springview Park, Rocklin. Escape with us as we ride through the Gold Country historic mining communities of the foothills to the farm and ranches of the valley floor. Choose from either a 10 mi family ride, 22 mi, 42 mi or 64 mi. You’ll enjoy a safe and supported ride, no matter your experience, stay for lunch and post-party. Register with the code CYCLE16 for a discount! For more info, www.diabetes.org/sacramentotour www.diabetes.org/sacramentotouror (916) 924-3232 x 7490.

5/21 Anderson Century: Anderson River Park. 25, 40, 60, 100, 125 mi. routes. Expect gradual climbs with dazzling views of meadows, wildflowers, rock walls, old-time cattle ranches plus views of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen. This event is presented by the Enterprise Lions Club of Redding. 25 & 40 mi., $40; 60, 125 & 100 mi. routes: $50. For more info, www.andersoncentury.com or www.centurybikeride.com

5/28 The Art of Survival Century: Tulelake. Century, 45 mi., 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. Celebrate the National Parks Centennial by riding through the Lava Beds and the WWII Valor of the Pacific National Monuments. Ride also winds through the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge where waterfowl and wildlife abound. Rest stops combine excellent food and beverages. RV and camping sites available. Fee includes SAG, post-ride celebratory dinner, entertainment and prizes. For info survivalcentury.com.

5/28 Indian Valley Century Bike Rides: Start at Greenville High School. 65 or 100 mi. routes. Experience true alpine vistas as you ride through 3 Gold Rush towns and Plumas National Forest. The 100 mi. route has a good climb to Antelope Lake, while the metric is fast and flat. Fee includes lunch, rest stops, SAG, & a shower at the end of the ride. For more info, go to www.indianvalley.net


Southern California Road Bike Century Rides

May 2016

5/14 Tour of Long Beach: Marina Green Park. 5 mi. Free Family Ride, 30 mi. Tour, 62 mi. Metric Century, 100 mi. Cruz Gran Fondo. Ride the picturesque 30-mile course on the bike paths and streets of Long Beac, the 62-mile through Long Beach to Newport Beach or the 100-mile Cruz Gran Fondo which loops through Long Beach then heads south along the coast through Sunset, Huntington, Newport and Laguna Beaches. For more info, www.touroflongbeach.com

June 2016

6/4 Eastern Sierra Double: Bishop. 200 mi., 10,000 ft. elev. A mass start, after a fast, flat warm up through the Owens River region, thru Round Valley and up to Crowley Lake, along Old Sherwin Grade to enter Mono County to Mammoth Lake. Lots of altitude. For more info, planetultra.com

6/11 Ride Around the Bear: Sylvan Park, Redlands. 100 mi. Very hilly ride to Big Bear Lake, then lunch at Dana Point, then up Onyx summit. Very fast downhill. For more info, www.ocwheelmen.org

6/11 Tour of Two Forests: Santa Clarita. Brevet-style 200 mi. Los Angeles, Ventura and Kern Counties, passing through Ojai, then up Pine Mountain to Lebec and back to the finish. Reg: $55 just to cover insurance, any necessary permits, and the single leap-frog support vehicle which will carry snacks and water and drop bags along the route. All riders must be willing and able to ride the entire distance with minimal support, or bring private SAG. For more info, planetultra.com

6/12 Los Angeles River Ride: Griffith Park, Los Angeles. 100 mi., 70 mi., 50 mi., 36 mi., 25 mi., and 15 mi. rides, plus a Kids' Ride + Fun Fair. enjoy a great day of bicycling fun, exploration, a post-ride expo, a raffle, live music, and more. All participants receive a t-shirt, goodie bag, and finisher's medal. All proceeds benefit the work of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. For more info www.la-bike.org/riverride

6/25 Grand Tour: Malibu. 100, 200, 300, 400 mi. fully supported routes. All routes offer the best of scenic Southern California: beaches, valleys, mountains, luxury homes, orange groves, ranches, farms. For more info www.lawheelmen.org


Southern Oregon Road Bike Century Rides

May 2016

5/28-30 Century Ride of the Centuries: Ride the CROC! Pendleton, OR. Three days of fully supported riding and meals with new routes of 25, 40, 60, 100 mi. each day through Eastern Oregon farmlands near Pendleton and Blue Mountains. Limited to 275 riders. $195 (discounts for youths). For more info, go to http://www.cyclependleton.com/

June 2016

6/4 3 Rivers Race Against Domestic Violence: La Grande, OR. Ride 35, 55, 70 or 100-mi. routes (also running options) thru the Grande Ronde Valley; 15th annual event benefits fight against domestic violence. Fee includes barbecue and poker run for prizes. $50 minimum pledge ($100 family). For more info, http://3riversrace.com/

6/18 Tour de Fronds: Powers County Park, Powers, OR. Expect 7 rides 5 asphalt rides from 30 to 101 miles, mixed gravel/asphalt rides of 55 and 71 mi. 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. All routes are on either Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management land on low-traffic roads. There are challenges for riders of all riding abilities. Reg.: $50-$70, includes SAG, maps, cue sheets, snacks at rest stops, and a post ride lasagne dinner. For more info contact Slim Stauffer, (541) 598-5087, tourdefronds.com

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