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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
8/6 Marin Century: Marin County fairgrounds. 50 km., 100 km., 200 km., 100 mi. The courses travel the rural roads of West Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties. The terrain varies from gentle rolling hills along the coast to a few very challenging climbs. Reg includes Post-ride feast and expo, water bottle, SAG, some lane closures. Go to www.MarinCyclists.com
8/6 Ryde for Lyme: Marin County Fairgrounds. Ryde for Lyme is an event within the Marin. LymeLight Ryders raise funds via an online pledge campaign to help children and young adults suffering with Lyme disease get medical treatment. The minimum pledge is $250. Distances are available for all levels: half metric, metric century, Marin century and double metric century. LymeLight Ryders receive pre-ryde dinner Friday night, Ryde day massages, custom jerseys are available. Register at RydeforLyme.org. For more details: email@example.com or call (650) 348-5509. LymeLight Foundation, 1229 Burlingame Ave. Suite 205, Burlingame.
8/14 Tour d'Organics: SCCC, The Barlow, Sebastopol. Unique ride experience with the 30 mi. Coaster (1,125' elevation), the 63 mi. Explorer (2,295' elevation), the 100 mi. "The Full Bounty" (4,817' elevation), and a 16-mile Family Ride, all through stunning west Sonoma County wine country. Rest stops are at beautiful organic farms, and includes a post-ride organic feast that offers sumptuous, high quality foods that you don't normally see in a ride (ok, Lagunitas beer isn't organic, but it's for this we make an exception!) Fully supported, with post-ride expo. Limited to 800 riders! Register now at tourdeorganics.com
8/20 Tour de Menlo: Menlo Atherton High School, Atherton. 35, 46, 65 mi. routes around the San Francisco Peninsula. The longer routes feature the hills of the peninsula, while the short route is flat. For your fee you get full SAG, rest and water stops, and lunch. www.TourdeMenlo.com
8/20 9th Annual Ebbetts Pass Century: Bear Valley. A demanding 101 mi. ride. Riders experience breathtaking vistas, challenging climbs and exhilarating descents. The metric century packs a lot of punch while explore some of the best terrain of the Ebbetts Pass Century including Spicer Reservoir, Lake Alpine and the westside of Ebbetts Pass. The half-century offers an enjoyable balance of climbs, descents, distance and of course spectacular scenery. The quarter century is a good introduction to Sierra Nevada cycling with smooth roads, exhilarating descents & substantial climbs. All the rides provide spectacular scenery with strategic support stations to keep you pedaling. At the end of your ride is a tasty post-ride meal. mtadventure.com
8/21 40th Annual Tour of Napa Valley: California Veterans Home, Yountville. Four course options for riders to choose from – a flat 35 mi., hilly 40 mi., as well as metric (62 mi.) and standard century (100 mi.) rides. The metric is about 3,000 ft. of climbing; full century over 6,500 ft. This year’s theme is the 1970s, in recognition of the inaugural year. www.EagleCyclingClub.org/tour
8/27 Kendall-Jackson Tour de Fox - Wine Country Edition: Join hosts Kendall-Jackson, Team Fox and other local businesses for a bike ride (82, 51, 31.5 and 10 mi.) to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research. Riders will experience true wine country lifestyle as they ride amongst the rolling hills of Sonoma County and finish at the K-J Wine Estate and Gardens with a celebration including local wine, beer, food and live music. All of the proceeds will go to the Michael J Fox Foundation. Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens, 5007 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95439. To register visit www.TourdeFox.org/winecountry.
8/27 Central Coast Classique: Arroyo Grande. Hilly 30, 64, 100 mi. rides from the hills to to the coast! Ride for your finisher medal! Expect SAG, full rest stops on the ride, barbecue after the ride, expo, wine tasting card. www.CentralCoastClassique.com
9/10 29th Siskiyou Century: Yreka. 103 mi., 64 mi., 38 mi. (the last two are mostly flat) ride is challenging with approx. 4,600 ft. of total vertical gain. All have stunning views of magnificent Mt. Shasta towering at 14,179 ft. Light traffic, beautiful scenery, great after post ride meal and friendly volunteers make this ride one of the best in the North State. Yreka is right on the CA/OR Border just off I-5. 4 1/2 hrs from San Francisco, 4 hours from Sacramento, 1.5 hrs from Redding and 1 hour from Medford, OR. Historic Yreka is the gateway to the Marble Mountain Wilderness. For more info or to register, www.siskiyoucentury.com
9/10 Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle. 15, 30, 62, 100 mi. routes down the California Coast to Hearst Castle for an apres-ride party with entertainment by the Beach Boys. There is also a 5K run/walk being led by Olympic great, Carl Lewis. The 100 mi. starts at Quail Lodge Golf Resort in Carmel; the 62 mi. starts at Big Sur; the 30 mi. route from Sand Dollar Beach; the 15 mi. from Ragged Point. Only the 15 mi. ride offers a flat course; all the others have some climbing. On 9/9, mountain bikers have the opportunity to ride the off-road trails of the Land Rover Experience at Quail Lodge, demoing premium Cannondale mtbs. (Or, they can ride their own mtbs!) For reg. info, www.BestBuddies.org
9/11 Annual Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Stateline South Shore, Lake Tahoe. Fully Supported 72 mi. ride around Lake Tahoe or The Boat Cruise 35 mi. bike tour. Fee includes goodie bag, event number, event 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. For info, Curtis Fong, (800) 565-2704 or www.BiketheWest.com
9/10 Challenge Fondo: Durham Community Park. The Challenge Gran Fondo 100, Medio Fondo 65, Breve Fondo 50 & The NEW Veloce Fondo 30 offers a mostly flat course with one small hill. All the events offer riders mass-start, timed riding. Also, all-abilities expo, rest stops, SAG, catered meal, awards, ceremonies, raffle and more! www.chicovelo.org/challenge-fondo-september.html
9/17 Tehachapi GranFondo: Tehachapi. 18, 38, 60, 86, 104 mi. routes. Not officially a race, this event is chip timed so that participants can compete for fastest times in their age category and on certain climbs. We will take riders through beautiful mountains and valleys that showcase the areas scenic beauty. Your reg includes custom event jersey, timing chip, finisher medal, post ride meal at the festival. Use coupon code CAMAG16 for a 15% discount on your entry! Go to www.TehachapiGranFondo.com
9/17 V3 Hopfest: San Ramon. 30, 60, or 100 mi. rides through the majestic foothills of Mount Diablo, the San Ramon and Livermore Valleys. Pre-reg.: 30 mi. $60; 60 mi., $85; 100 mi. $85, by 8/16. After, add $15 to each ride. Just the Hopfest is $35; $45 at the door. Fee includes full support, well-stocked rest stops, post-ride meal. Commemorative t-shirt, if you are registered by 9/7. This ride supports DVSR Rotary Club programs & charities. www.v3hopfest.com
9/17 Tour de Fresno: Kingsburg Memorial Park. 30, 52, 74, 100 mi. routes. Reg. includes goody bag, t-shirt, fresh fruit/food/water at rest stops, bib number, ride festival, End of the ride meal, relaxed parking, Entertainment, motorcycle escort/law enforcement control, SAG, mechanical support. www.tourdefresno.com
9/18 The 13th Great Lake Tahoe Bike Ride & Race: Tahoe City & Zephyr Cove. The 35 mi. route starts in Tahoe City; the Classic 72 mi. starts at Zephyr Cove for a clockwise ride around the lake. The 35 mi. ride is a clockwise ride from Tahoe City over Spooner summit and downhill to Zephyr Cove. The 72 mi. route has special time achievement awards and finishers medals for everyone who finishes the race or ride! There are also purse prizes for the fastest finishers. go to www.TahoeBikeRace.com
9/24 Canary Challenge: Palo Alto. Routes: 100 mi. (8,200 elevation), 75 km. (6,400 elevation), 50 mi. (2,000 elevation), 50 km. (1,700 elevation) and family-friendly 5 km. Rest stops packed with food & drinks. Family-fun activities at Canary Village. Music and entertainment. Reg. + $400 fundraising, min. 100% of donations benefit early cancer detection research. Brainchild of Canary Foundation, non-profit dedicated to cancer research. contact Jesse Murillo, (650) 646-3199, or go to www.canarychallenge.com.
9/24 McCloud Bike-toberfest: McCloud. 30 mi. McCloud Dam picturesque rolling hills ride begins on Main St. Wind your way around McCloud Lake to the Dam and return. Fall colors and the Mt Shasta views are spectacular. 12.5 mi. bike ride w/rest stop out to rest stop at Friday's Resort is a gradual downhill. The return ride is uphill back to downtown McCloud. A festival of biking with road and off-road rides, cyclocross racing, live band. www.mccloudchamber.com/mccloud-events//bike-toberfest
9/24 Carquinez Century Ride: Martinez Waterfront Park. Riding along both sides of Carquinez Strait. Choose a challenging 100k ride or an easier 40k ride. Reg.: 40k/25 mi ride, $35 by 9/10 $40 after. 100k/65 mi ride $70,by 9/10, $75 after. Reg. includes event t-shirt, beverage, snack, mobile aid stations along the route and delicious veggie (or not) lunch provided by El Ranchero Catering. Go to www.martinezrotary.org to register online or for add’l info
9/24-25 Bike MS Waves to Wine: SF to the Wine Country. Bike MS: Waves to Wine 2016 will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before and help end multiple sclerosis. Enjoy a 1-day or 2-day cycling adventure with 2,500 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. Each day, all routes conclude with our wine festival at the finish area in Sonoma County. Learn more at www.wavestowine.org and use discount code “cycleca” for a $10 discount off registration.
9/25 Mount Diablo Challenge: The Athenian School, Danville. A timed ride (family-friendly) or race (USAC categories) climbing up Southgate Rd. 3,249 ft to the summit of Mount Diablo. Early Registration $80 (until midnight 8/21); add $3.75 to reg. for USAC racers; after: $100 (8/22 until 9/18 midnight); add $3.75 to reg. for USAC racers. VIP Donation: $100 (ride in VIP wave 15 minutes before USA Cycling racers; reg. at Athenian). Reg. includes bbq lunch by Slow Hand BBQ. For info, SaveMountDiablo.org
9/25 Fetzer Harvest Ride: Hopland. 31 mi., 11 mi., 65 mi. hilly metric; 62 mi. rolling metric, 100 mi. route. The hilly metric century is a challenging course with a timed section and awards for the fastest climb up Boonville grade. For the less adventurous, the Rolling metric century course offers beautiful scenery with few hills. The family-friendly 31 mi. and 11 mi. rides course the valley floor. Apres ride, lunch buffet, bluff top vineyard views, live music, beer and wine. When registering, use the discount code “CycleCA” for 10% off your registration fee. For info, www.harvestride.com
8/6 Tour de Big Bear: Big Bear Lake. 100, 70, 50, and 25 mi. It is part of a week-long bike festival at Big Bear Lake, packed with events for all the family, riders and spectators. The week begins 7/30 with mountain biking, continues with multiple rides and expos, and ends with a time trial on 8/7. http://tourdebigbear.com
8/20 Cool Breeze Century: Ventura. 34 mi. flat coastal cruise, 62, 100, hillier 100, & challenging 124 mi. routes. The 124 mi. route goes to Ojai & Casitas Pass. Full support, sags, and a catered lunch will be served after the ride. Reg. is open Friday evening and Saturday morning. For info, www.cibike.org/cool-breeze.html
9/3 Tour & Taste of the Valley: Orcutt Union Plaza, Orcutt. 31, 62 mi. routes along the rolling hills of the Santa Maria Valley. Also, enjoy the best food festival in the area w/tasting booths, an artisan market & music by Steppin’ Out. The Tasting portion of the event hosts over 60 wineries, breweries, and food stations. This event is a fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley. For info, tourandtasteofthevalley.org
9/10 Mammoth Gran Fondo: Mammoth Lakes. 42 mi. Piccolo, 70 mi. Medio, 102 mi. Gran Fondo. New this year, a timed KOM/QOM section on the gran fondo. Over 3/4 of the roads of the Gran Fondo will be closed to vehicle traffic. Experience cycling in the Eastern Sierra! http://www.fallcentury.org.
9/10 Amtrak Century: Irvine. This beautiful, mostly flat ride starts from Irvine, lunches in Oceanside, ends in San Diego, and returns by a private Amtrak train -- IF you got that reservation early. For info, www.ocwheelmen.org
9/11 Giro di San Diego 2016: Solana Beach. 38, 66, 106 mi. Southern California meets Italy! a celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego's North Coast. This two-day festival features five mass-start, timed cycling events for road and mountain bikers, and the Bike & Fitness Expo. www.girodisandiego.com
8/20 Crater Lake Century: Fort Klamath Museum. Looking for a few good climbs? This ride follows the Wood River Valley, climbs to Crater Lake, for a trip around the lake then back to Wood River Valley. A fundraiser for the museum. http://craterlakecentury.com/
8/20 Beaverton Banks & Beyond: Beaverton. 35, 64, & 100 mi. tours that explore beautiful farmlands as you wind through the country roads of North Plains and work your way toward the paved Banks-Vernonia State Trail in Banks. Enjoy the serenity of the countryside, glimpses of wildlife, and the company of others. A fundraiser for the NW Bicycle Safety Council. For info, http://nwbicyclesafetycouncil.org/
8/21 Yaquina Lighthouse Century: Bike Newport Bike Shop, Newport. Ocean, coastline, coastal mountains & old-growth forest: This ride has it all! For info, http://www.yaquinawheels.org/Century.html
9/10 Vineyard Tour Bike Ride: Roseburg, OR. 15, 30, 50, 75, to 100 mi. routes along the lightly traveled rural roads along the scenic Umpqua River. Ride by vineyards, forests, fields, mountains and orchards, with opportunities to visit local wineries and tasting rooms. Great rest stops at scenic locations with good food and snacks. For info, www.thevineyardtour.com
9/17 3rd Annual Ride The Rim: Crater Lake National Park, OR. This fully supported bike and ped-friendly event lets you enjoy 24 of the 33 mi. Rim Drive around Crater Lake without vehicles. It’s FREE and open to all cyclists. Register today at www.RideTheRim2016.com
9/17 Cycle the Lakes: Bohemia Park, Cottage Grove. 32, 42, 67, 77, 102 mi. routes. All routes include the nationally renowned 16 mile Row River Trail. The routes also include a major portion of the Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway. Pre-reg.: $39, by 9/3; after, add $10 to each reg. For info, cyclethelakes.org
9/24 3rd Annual Ride The Rim: Crater Lake National Park, OR: This fully supported bike and ped-friendly event lets you enjoy 24 of the 33 mi. Rim Drive around Crater Lake without vehicles. It’s FREE and open to all cyclists. Register today at www.RideTheRim2016.com
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