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8/8-14 Oakland Feather River Camp BIKE WEEK: Quincy. With miles and miles of new singletrack right outside your tent, stunning alpine road riding, great camp activities, all meals, Bike Week is perfect for families with one or two riders or riders of different skills. The road rides include a loop ride to Buck’s Lake or a steep climb to La Porte. Reg. open until filled. Fee includes tent cabin accommodations, all meals, family programming, camp activities, shared rides. For more info, call (510) 336-2267 or go to www.FeatherRiverCamp.com
6/5 America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride – Lake Tahoe: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Resort, Stateline, South Shore Lake Tahoe. Fully supported 72 mi. ride around Lake Tahoe or full 100 mi century. Boat Cruise 35 mi. bike tour; Fee includes goodie bag, event number, event long sleeve t-shirt, waterbottle, food & beverage at rest stops including lunch on course, tech support, first aid, SAG transport support, event photo, after-ride meal & pool party with live music. Traditionally sells out. For more info, call (800) 565-2704 or go to www.BiketheWest.com.
6/5 Sequoia Century: Foothill College, Los Altos Hills. 70 to 120 mi. routes, climbs range from 6,700 to 10,000 ft. One of the most beautifully challenging rides in the San Francisco Bay area. Riders will travel through Stevens Canyon and Redwood Gulch past redwood forests and through small towns on the way to the Pacific Ocean. Stop at all of the outstanding rest stops to fuel up because after a ride along the coast, riders again pass through rural areas and then get ready for a quiet yet challenging climb up Tunitas Creek, one of the best biking roads in the Bay Area, or anywhere else. Riders are invited to stay after for a great post-ride meal and tell stories about their awesome ride. For more information visit www.WesternWheelers.org/sequoia.
6/11 Incarnation 100: Downtown Santa Rosa. 45, 100 mi., & 100K routes starting and finishing at the historical Church of the Incarnation. The 45 mi. route goes through Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley and highlights Wohler Bridge, Martinelli Rd., and historic downtown Graton. The 100 km. route has the hidden gem and challenge of Sweetwater Springs Rd. The 100 mi. route is a challenging, grand tour of Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, and West Sonoma County; riders head further west. This event is a fundraiser for support three Sonoma County homeless organizations. The fee includes t-shirt, rest stops, SAG, and gourmet meal at the after ride party. For more info www.Incarnation100.org
6/12 Silicon Valley Tour de Cure: Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto. 25 km., 50 km., 75 km., 100 km., 120 km., routes which explore the micro-climates of the SF peninsula leading over Skyline Blvd., through Pescadero to San Gregorio and back to Palo Alto. Festivities include our family-friendly Kids Zone, healthy living fair and entertainment throughout the day! Register with the code CYCLE16 for a discount! For more info, go to www.diabetes.org/SiliconValleyTourdeCure or call Karen Zimmerman at (408) 241-1922 ext. 7470
6/18 CF Cycle for Life for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Half Moon Bay. A fully-supported ride with route options of 25, 40, and 65 mi. From breakfast to the post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 mi., bike mechanics, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way. Pre-reg.: $35, by 4/30; $45, by 6/17; $50, day of + $150 minimum fundraising. For more info, firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 989-6500, www.cff.org/Chapters/nca
6/18 34th Annual Mile High 100: Chester Park. 108 mi. century, 56 mi. metric, 33 i. half metric. Located where the scenic Southern Cascades bump into the gentle Northern Sierra, the Mile High 100 will treat you to an exciting day on the back roads through the lush green forests surrounding Lake Almanor and the Indian Valley. Breathtaking views of Mt. Lassen. This is not a race, but a collection of tours for cyclists of all abilities. Four rest stops with delicious high-quality natural foods, along with SAG and all the fresh mountain air you can handle. A catered lunch will be offered at the finish line for all participants and a second lunch is offered at Taylorsville for century riders. For more info, visit www.lakealmanorarea.com or to register, www.MileHigh100.com.
6/18 Castle Crag Century Ride: Mount Shasta City park. Pack your bike and spend the weekend in Amazing Mount Shasta! Truly Incredible ride with breathtaking views! Ride around the Crags and experience a 10 mile descent! 5 rides to choose from: Super Century 125 mi. 8,000ft. $75 Century 97 mi. 8500 ft. $65. Mountain Metric Century 62 mi. 6,300 ft. $55. Valley Metric Century 62 mi. 2,500 ft. $55. Half Metric Century 37 mi. 2,200 ft. $45. After 5/18 add $10 per ride. Fees include rest stops, SAG, post ride meal, and live music. Helmets required. Jerseys and tee shirts available to order. More info at castlecragcentury.com
6/18 Terrible Two: Analy High School, Sebastopol. 200 mi. & 200K. Expect four big climbs: Trinity Grade, the Geysers, Skaggs Springs, and Fort Ross. Numerous smaller but pesky hills add to the overall challenge. Trinity, the Geysers, and Fort Ross are all double-summit climbs, while Skaggs Springs is a long series of climbs and descents. For more info srcc.memberlodge.com
6/18 Tour de Manure: Sierraville. 62, 40, 30 mi. routes. Pedal through ranchlands, meadows, and historic communities in the beautiful Sierra Valley in this bike tour benefitting the all-volunteer Sierraville Fire and Rescue Dept. Watch for hawks, yellow-headed blackbirds and other wildlife abundant on these headwaters of the Feather River. Sweeping views over the valley. Reg.: $60, by 6/10; $70, after; children 12 & under, $30. Souvenir t-shirt, rest stop food and drink, and a post-tour party including live music and delicious food included with reg. For more info, tourdemanure.org
6/25 Alta Alpina Challenge: Turtle Rock Park, Markleeville. Enjoy smooth, low traffic roads and spectacular scenery in the beautiful Eastern Sierra near Lake Tahoe. Most popular options include: Wild Sierra Metric (Luther-Blue Lakes), Wild Sierra Century (Kingsbury, Ebbetts, Monitor), 5 Pass Challenge (Carson-Ebbetts-Ebbetts-Monitor Monitor), 8 Pass Challenge (The World’s Toughest Double Century). Friendly support, SAG, many well-stocked rest stops with, fresh fruit, energy bars, water, and ice. Reg. includes rest stops, post-ride meal. For more info and online reg. go to www.AltaAlpina.org
6/25 Climb to Kaiser: Clovis. 155 mi. w/13,900 ft. elev. Riders reach the top via six different climbs, and there are three small climbs on the way back. For more info, www.climbtokaiser.com
6/25 Country Coast Classic Bike Ride: Cambria. 25, 50, 100 mi. rides along the beautiful Central Coast. Beautiful scenery & cool ocean breezes soothe the soul as you ride the scenic coastline and hills. Reg. includes well-stocked rest stops, SAG, an after ride barbecue & raffle ticket. This event is a fundraiser for youth development programs in Cambria. For more info, www.countrycoastclassic.org
6/25 Giro Bello Bike Ride: Sebastopol.27, 67 mi. 102 mi. routes. Gorgeous ride options showcasing scenic Sonoma County wine country. Constantly changing terrain including Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Vineyards, and West County redwoods make this ride a “must do” for every cyclist. Ride includes well stocked rest stops, yummy lunch stop with custom made sandwiches, post ride meal, Expo with live music and of course, Lagunitas beer! For more info, www.girobello.com
6/25 The Endue Classic: San Mateo Event Center/Fairgrounds. Flat 30 km ride along the San Francisco Bay or the 30 km with rolling hills. 70 km w/no major mountain climbs. 100 km, over 3,000 ft of climbing with rolling hills. The 100 mi., 7,000 ft. to the Pacific Ocean and back. Reg. by 6/24, $55 (adults) (Children 6-14) $20. Tandem $75. Same day reg. $65 (adults). Fee includes snacks, breakfast, pasta lunch, t-shirt, sag, maps, live music, five rest stops. A benefit for the Endue Foundation. For info, email@example.com or call (650) 349-9879.
7/2 4th Annual Challenge the Bear: Tehachapi. Metric Century, Half Metric Century or Family Fun ride incorporates breathtaking mountain and lake views. Tour the communities of Bear Valley and Stallion Springs with multiple routes for all riding levels, from enjoyable to challenging. riders will receive a medal, lunch coupons and have the opportunity to participate in the Bear Valley Springs 4th of July Festival. For info, www.facebook.com\challengethebear
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
6/4 Ojai Valley Century: The Mob Shop, Ojai. 31, 63, 101, 102, 134 mi. routes that take riders from the ocean, to forest, to mountains in Santa Barbara County. For more info, www.ojaivalleycentury.org
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
7/2 4th Annual Challenge the Bear: Tehachapi. Metric, half metric, family fun ride along routes with mountain & lake views. Tour the communities of can participate in the Bear Valley Springs July 4 festival. For info,
7/16 Windmill Century Ride 2016: Pioneer Park, Santa Maria. 28 mi. mostly flat ride, 62 mi. metric through beautiful back roads where you can take in the picturesque beauty of the Central Coast’s vineyards along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, 102 mi. century towards the hills of Casmalia, and climbs, passing Vandenberg AFB. You'll travel the back roads of Lompoc and head to the authentic Danish village of Solvang where you'll stop for a nourishing lunch. Then it's on through the picturesque roads of Ballard and Santa Ynez. You'll enjoy the winding country roads and the rolling hills along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. For more info, tailwindsofsantamariabc.org/century.html
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
7/1-4 Northwest Trandem Rally: Klamath Falls, OR. All the Friday rides take off from Steen Sports Park. There are guided rides and self-supported rides, all around southern Oregon, in the shadow of Mt. Shasta. The first days take people around southern Oregon and into parts of northern California; the final day of riding takes tandemists around the westside of Klamath County. For more info, www.nwtr.org
7/16-17 Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic: 200 fully supported mi. The route takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon. (Sells out in February or March, but refund openings are filled in June.) $80-$155. For more info, www.cascade.org
7/23 7Up & Down: Ashland, OR. Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway. Spend the weekend in Ashland and ride the first Scenic Bikeway in southern Oregon (much of the former Mountain Lakes Loop). 51 mi. with 5,100 ft. of climbing, full support, 2 rest stops and a free, delicious barbecue lunch and beer at the finish at Emigrant Lake Park. This is not a race, but it is a strenuous ride for cyclists familiar with mountain roads. Ride starts anytime between 7 and 9 a.m., check in available also Fri. 4 - 7. Proceeds benefit the maintenance and expansion of the Bear Creek Greenway. For info, see upanddownashland.com or https://www.facebook.com/upanddownashland/ or call ML Moore (541) 201-1121.
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