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Centuries, Fun Rides, Other Bike Events


Mt. Diablo Challenge, Oct 7, 2018


Northern California Bike Festival

October

10/13 Rio Velo: Township 9 Park, Sacramento. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE! Celebrating bicycles, the rivers and the people who love them, this event features live music, daredevil stunts, bike safety training, a bike rodeo, activities for kids, electric bike test rides, and SactoMoFo food and brew. RioVelo.com




Cycle of Hope, November 3, 2018


Northern California Century Rides


October

10/6 Sacramento Century Challenge: Capitol Mall, Sacramento. The Best River Ride! Fun and flat routes that start and finish on Capitol Mall and wind through the scenic Delta wine region. 100 mi., 63 mi., 36 mi.; 16 mi. The Best Post Ride Festival! Celebrate and relax at the post-ride festival with live music, great food and beer and win vendors. www.SacramentoCentury.com

10/6 Konocti Challenge: Skylark Shores Resort, Lakeport. 20, 40, 65, 100 mi. options. The 65 & 100 mi. routes follow the north and east rim of Clear Lake and wind into the foothills of the south and west, offering views of the lake and vineyards. 40 mi. route follows Clear Lake into the vineyard region of Finley. Rest stop competition, SAG and end-of-ride BBQ on the lake shore. www.KonoctiChallenge.com

10/6 Cycling 4 Veterans-C4V: Las Positas College, Livermore. 30 mi., 55 mi. and 115 mi. On-site reg. available day of ride. After-ride festivities include food, beer, wine, music! www.cycling4veterans.com

10/7 Mount Diablo Challenge: Mt. Diablo State Park, Danville. Challenge yourself with an 11.2 mi.,m timed road bike ride/race climb up to the summit, 3,249 ft. Mt. Diablo State Park will be closed to the public to provide participants a safe course for ascending and descending. Recreational riders, set a personal best for the climb! Competitive riders, attempt to finish under one-hour! Reg. includes t-shirt, SAG. Mount Diablo Challenge

10/13 Golden Hills Century: Knights Ferry. 22 mi., 1,025 elev.; 66 mi. metric, 2,402 elev.; 100 mi. 3,800 elev. gain. Limited to 400 entries (get your reg. in early!). www.Stancobike.org

10/13 Bass Lake Double: Clovis. 10,250 ft. of climb on the western slope of the Sierra. Expect the 6 mi. Walker Grade, North Fork (the geographical center of California). 7 rest stops. www.basslakedouble.com

10/20 Foxy’s Fall Century: Davis. Flat 50 km. ride; 100 km. metric century; 100 mi. century. Foxy’s offers challenges, distances, and scenery for riders of all levels. Fee includes maps, SAG support, bike mechanics, first aide support, CHP traffic control, free on-course photos, rest/lunch/water stops, volunteers, post-ride meal. There is no day-of reg. www.DavisBikeClub.org

10/20 Hammer Road Rally: Friant. Bike ride & music festival. 26 or 33 easy route; 69 or 76 moderate to hard mi. 102 strenuous mi. The moderate & strenuous rides have gravel sections, timed segments. Awards to top 3 in different age and gender categories. A fundraiser for Edward O. Lund Fdn, for aspiring Fresno State U art students. www.hammerroadrally.com

10/20 Discovery Classic: San Benito County. 50 mi. Gravel Grinder, 20 mi. family fun ride. Ride through undiscovered small idylic valleys surrounded by wide open mountain ranges and agriculture. Your fee includes t-shirt, after-ride meal, full support & schwag bag. DiscoveryClassic.org

10/20 Bikes for Tots: Community Park, Yountville. 35 mi., 50 mi., 70 mi. routes. The routes take riders along the Silverado Trail to Lake Hennessey. Long course heads towards Lake Berryessa and up Ink Grade Rd. and back on the trail to Yountville. Bikes for Tots is a partnership between the Fast Freddie Fdn. and Napa County Bicycle Coalition. All proceeds go to purchasing new bikes for the holidays for underprivileged children and funding youth development cycling. bikesfortotsevent.com

10/27 Spooktacular!: Bakersfield. Hideous Hundred (109 mi., 10,800 ft. climb), Horrible Hundred (106.4 mi., 7,853 ft. climb), Nighmare Ninety (94.1 mi., 5,068 ft. climb), Morbid Metric (62.2 mi., 273 ft. climb), Frightful 40 (39.7 mi., 1,125 ft. climb), all guaranteed to put a thrill in your legs! Kernwheelmen.org/spooktacular


Foxy's Fall Century, Oct. 20, 2018


Southern California Century Rides

October

10/7-12 5th Annual Dream Ride: Santa Barbara to San Diego. Ride for better bicycling in California. Enjoy a fully-supported 290-mile ride on an inspiring route, with great food, comfortable hotel accommodations, new friends, and a chance to peek behind the scenes into the world of bike advocacy. Not quite sure if you're ready for a tour? We have Gazelle e-bikes available for rider demo! www.CaDreamRide.org

10/28 Giro di San Diego: Escondido. 26, 52, 75, 113, road mi. New for this year is a route that includes the Mesa Grande, a serene and picturesque loop. The festival features a mass-start with police escort, timed cycling events for road and mountain bikers, the Bike & Fitness Expo. For MTBers, 24 mi. Ninja Quest Trail, that starts from Lake Hodge. girodisandiego.com


November

11/4 Tustin Dinosaur Dash & Bike Tours: The Market Place, Tustin. 5K, 15K, 50K bike tours; 2K, 5K, 10K run. Active.com

11/10 Tour de Foothills: Upland. Century, half, metric, half metric distances. Ride the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and up Glendora Mountain Rd. & part of Mount Baldy Rd. Most of the ride is urban, except for the two climbs. Tourdefoothills.com

11/10 Palm Desert Century: University Park, Palm Desert. 20, 32, 50, 60, 70, 100, 130 mi. distances. A fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley. www.shadowtour.com/century_rides/

11/17 Death Valley Century: The Oasis at Death Valley (formerly known as Furnace Creek Ranch). 50 mi., 100 mi. First 55 mi. is out-&-back to Badwater and beyond. The final 46 mi. includes a challenging 6.5 mi., 2000 ft. climb up Daylight Pass (Mud Canyon) to Hells Gate and back. planetultra.com

11/17 Bikes & Beers: Ballast Point Brewing, San Diego. 15, 30 mi. bike rides thru San Diego County & post-ride festival. www.bikesandbeers.com