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Northern California Centuries, Fun, & Charity rides


September

9/6 Tour & Taste of the Valley: Orcutt Union Plaza. This event is a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley. Enjoy the Central Coast fall weather as you ride a family fun ride of 15 km. or longer 50 km. or 100 km. All registrations DO INCLUDE the TASTE food, beer and wine event valued at $25. You may buy additional TASTE tickets for your guests, friends and family. All proceeds go directly to the Boys and Girls Club. For more info, go to www.tourandtasteofthevalley.org or call (805) 922-7163

9/6 Tour of Trinidad: Trinidad Elementary School. 12 mi., 28 mi., 65 mi. routes in Redwood Country! Day of reg available. FEES: 100 km. $40; 45 km. $25; 20 km. $15. The 12 km. family tour is mostly flat, but does offer some hills. The 28 mi. route offers some of the most scenic sections of the 100 km. route; the metric has breathtakingly beautiful scenery along Trinidad's famous Scenic Drive, has a climb up Hwy 299 & a fun descent to Blue Lake and a cruise over the Mad River. The start site is located at 300 Trinity St. All rides include fully stocked rest stops and a great pasta meal after catered by Abruzzi, one of the best restaurants in town. For more info, go to www.TeamBigFoot.net or (707) 845-3095.

9/6 Siskiyou Century: Right on the CA/OR Border just off I5. Only 4 1/2 hrs from San Francisco, 4 hours from Sacramento & 1.5 hrs from Redding. A top notch bike tour with your choice of three fully supported scenic & rural routes. Our 103 mile ride is challenging event for the novice rider with approx. 4,600 ft. of total vertical gain. We also offer a 64 mile or 38 mile mostly flat ride. All have stunning views of magnificent Mt. Shasta towering at 14,179 ft.. Enjoy one of the best after ride meals of BBQ chicken, tri-tip & veggie burgers with lots of sides. Yreka is a great vacation destination so come and stay. Rv & tent camping available Friday night and showers Fri/Sat. For more information or to register, check out our website at www.siskiyoucentury.com. Or call (916) 601-7479

9/7 Tour de Tahoe: Bike Big Blue - Ride to Cure Diabetes! Horizon Casino Resort, Stateline South Shore, Lake Tahoe. Fully Supported 72 mi. Tour de Tahoe circumnavigates roadways clockwise around Lake Tahoe. The boat cruise + 35 mi. ride option is offered on board the Tahoe Queen Paddle Wheeler Boat with site seeing cruise across Lake Tahoe complete with continental breakfast included. Non Bike Boat Cruise option offered for family members and guests. Pre Reg. fees: $100, for 72 mi. options; $115 boat cruise + 35 mi. ride. For info, Curtis Fong, (800) 565-2704 or www.BiketheWest.com

9/7 MCBC Dirt Fondo Mt. Tam Challenge: Point Bonita YMCA. 45 mi. w/7,000 ft. elev. gain. Also, 32, 20 & 10 mi. loop options. This event proceeds benefit MCBC's Off-Road Program created to expand mountain bike trail opportunities. Fee inlcudes post-ride barbecue, a dirt fondo t-shirt, special guest riders. For more info, go to www.marinbike.org 9/13 Tehachapi Gran Fondo: Tehachapi. 16, 32, 104 mi. routes. Not officially a race, this event is timed so that participants can compete for fastest times in their age category and on certain climbs. We will take riders through beautiful routes that showcase the areas scenic beauty. Use coupon code CAMAG14 for discounted entry! www.marinbike.org

9/13 Gran Fondo Tehachapi: Tehachapi. 16, 32, 104 mi. routes. Not officially a race, this event is timed so that participants can compete for fastest times in their age category and on certain climbs. We will take riders through beautiful routes that showcase the areas scenic beauty. For more info, go to www.TehachapiGranFondo.com

9/13 Tour de Fuzz: Santa Rosa. Come rub spokes with Sonoma County law enforcement in the most memorable ride of the year! Bicycle the 50K Enthusiast (32 mi.), the Roadie metric century (64 mi.) or the Commando century (includes optional KOM/QOM Challenge with jerseys for winners). Expect well-stocked rest stops, a end of ride barbecue with unlimited food and drink: barbequed pig and chicken (vegetarian, too), beer and wine, live music, swag, a pool and showers! Reg. is $75, $85, and $95 for the 50K/100K/100 mi. (Nonriders, $25/ Adult, $15/kids 12 and under). Check it out at www.TourdeFuzz.org or call (707) 703-9535. Limited to 1,250 riders.

9/13 RAAM NorCal Cycling Challenge: Crocker Park, Sacramento. Distances: Half Fondo (60 mi.), Gran Fondo (120 mi.), 200 mi. (Solo, 2-person relay), 400 mi. (Solo, 2-person relay, 4-person relay). A premier cycling festival featuring the best of Northern California - with something for everyone - rides and races, expo and post-event party. Fee: $60 + (based on reg. date, distance and solo or team). For more info, go to www.raamchallenge.com

9/14 Sierra Valley Gran Fondo: Loyalton Park. The start site is located at 109 Beckwith Rd, Loyalton. 4 routes: Piccolo Fondo: 33 mi. w/336 ft. elevation gain; Medio Fondo: 66 mi. w/775 ft. elevation gain; Gran Fondo: 96 mi. w/5,380 ft. elevation gain; Mega Fondo: 160 mi. w/11,243 ft. elevation gain. Pre-reg.: $50; $65; $100; $120. For day-of reg. add $20 per reg. The start site is located off Hwy. 49. Fee includes 24 oz. SVGF water bottle, swag bag, post-ride meal by Los Dos Hermanos & an Outdoor Festival. This event benefits the Sierra Schools Foundation & Reno Cycling Club. Sign up and use CYCLECAL10 & receive a 10% discount. For more info, go to www.SVGF.org

9/20 GearUp Cycle for Youth: West Sacramento City Hall to Sacramento City Hall, 40 and 65 mi. routes, to benefit youth groups in both cities (Future Ready: The Mayor’s Trust for Youth and WayUp Sacramento). $45/$55 fee includes t-shirt, water bottle, rest stops, SAG, and lunch. Online reg. deadline: 9/17. Day of reg: $50/$60. 7 a.m. registration and waiver signing. 8 am start for 65 mile route. Flat route through city of West Sacramento, delta and river roads to Sacramento City Hall. For more info and reg. go to: www.gearupforyouth.org. Helmets req'd. Contact Glenda Higgins, (916) 501-0501 or glenda.higgins@gmail.com.

9/20 Veteran's Victory Velo and Hopfest: San Ramon. 30, 60, 100 mi. routes. Each ride explores the gorgeous landscape of the San Ramon and Livermore Valleys. The 100 mi. ride is a challenging century featuring 6,990 feet of elevation, including a climb up Mount Diablo to the junction. The 60 mi. ride features rolling hills through Livermore, Pleasanton, and back to San Ramon. The 30 mi. ride is a moderate level ride with some gradual elevation changes as your tour the Livermore Valley. For more info, go to www.veteransvictoryvelo.com

9/21 Surf City AIDS Ride: Santa Cruz County Courthouse. 100, 62, 30, and 12 mi. All the routes offer riding on small backroads. The 100 mi. option goes to San Juan Bautista via Moss Landing & the San Juan Grade. The 62 mi. route follows part of the 100 mi., then travels the rolling hills of northern Monterey County. The 30 mi. route follow the coastline from the Boardwalk to Seacliff beach. The 12 mi. goes to Capitola and back. Flat rate: $75, 100 or 60 mi. $50 for 30 mi., $20, 12 mi. Fee includes Light breakfast/coffee, SAG, fun rest stops every 10-15 miles, amazing catered hot lunch, community and camaraderie for a good cause! See website for less expensive fundraising options. www.SurfCityAIDSRide.org

9/20-21 Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride: San Francisco to Rohnert Park, day 1. Day 2: Ride the Wine Country. The ride takes in the Golden Gate Bridge, Hwy. 1 thru Stinson Beach, to Rohnert Park. Expect hills! Rest stops every 12 mi. or so w/lunch & post-ride dinner both days. A pledge ride for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Use coupon code CYCLECA for discount. $350 minimum fundraising. For more info, go to www.WavestoWine.org

9/20-25 Pedal for Protein: Orick to Tomales. 1 or 2 day rides down the coast, 40-70 mi. per day. Choose your day or days! The routes follow the beautiful Northern California coast, mostly on Hwy1 and partly on Hwy 101. Reg.: 1 day ride, $50 thru 8/31, late reg. $55 plus minimum fundraising $100. 2 day ride, $110 thru 8/31, late reg. $120 plus minimum fundraising $200. This is fundraising ride for Northern California Food Banks – Food Pantry Program. Fee includes t-shirt, sag wagon, overnight accommodations at local churches, continental breakfast, some dinners, route maps, rest stops, semi-supported tour. For more info, contac Patty, PattyRedwoodsHAE@sbcglobal.net or go to www.imathlete.com/events/Pedal4Protein

9/21 Edible Pedal 100: Bowers Mansion Reg'l Park, between Reno & Carson City. 10, 50, 100 mi. routes. The short route takes families or beginners through the Washoe Valley. The 50 mi route rolls along country roads and thru rustic towns and has some climbing. The 100 mi. takes riders up Kingsbury Grade from Carson City to Lake Tahoe. Pre-reg.: 10 mi. $35, by 7/16; $45, by 9/21. 50 mi.: $60 by 7/16; $70 by 9/1; $80, by 9/21. 100 mi.: $70 by 7/16; $80 by 9/1; $90 by 9/21. Reg. fee includes challenging courses, fully-stocked rets stops, SAG, waterbottle, after-ride barbecue. For more info, go to www.EP100.org/cycleca

9/27 Canary Challenge: Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto. 100 mi. (~6,400 elevation), 100 km. (~5,100 elevation), 75 km. (~3,000 elevation), 50 km. (~1,000 elevation) and new 5 km. Canary Cruiser on the San Francisco Peninsula. Reg. + $400 fundraising, min. 100% of donations benefit Stanford Cancer Institute for cancer research. Canary Foundation, dedicated solely to cancer early detection, created the event. For more info, contact Jesse Murillo, (650) 646-3199, email jesse@canaryfoundation.org, or go to www.CanaryCentury.com

9/27 Covered Bridge Bike Classic: Wood Park, Oakdale. New venue! 20 mi., 5 mi. family ride, 40 mi., century rides. The start site is located at F St. & Hwy 108. Century and 40-mile is $60, $70 after August 30 - 20-mile and Family Ride is $25, $35 after 8/ 30. Also, sponsorship opportunities. Raise $200, and receive a t-shirt! For more info, go to www.HealingNationsModesto.org/cbbc.html

9/27 Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk: Yountville Veterans Home. 12, 27, 62, 100 mi. routes around the beautiful Napa Valley. Reg. fees: before 8/1: $65; until 9/28: $75. Reg. for children 12 and under: $35. All registrants are encouraged to fundraise $150, which will support the mission of The ALS Association. Fee includes breakfast and mechanical support at the start, snacks, hydration, medical support, bike mechanics, and restrooms at the rest stops, SAG wagons, lunch, and entertainment. For more info contact The ALS Association Golden West Chapter, (415) 904-2572, www.RidetoDefeatALS.org

9/27 BORP Revolution Ride: Geyserville. 5K, 25 mi., 45 mi., 65 mi. This event supports Berkeley nonprofit Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP). BORP provides recreation and sports opportunities for people with physical disabilities in the Bay Area. The "Rev" is a all-day cycling event for people of all ages and abilities. For more info: www.borp.org/revolution

9/28 Fetzer Harvest ride: Hopland. 11, 31, 62 mi. rolling metric, 65 mi. hilly metric. The hilly metric century has a timed section and awards for the fastest climb up the Boonville grade. For the less adventurous, the rolling metric century course offers beautiful scenery with few hills. The 31 mi. and 11 mi. rides roll along the valley floor. Fees are 62, 65 mi.: $65; 32 mi., 11 mi.: $50. Noncyclists' lunch is $15. Add $10 after 8/25. A 100 mile option is available ($75) with ride director approval. Fees include This event is a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Ukiah. For more info, go to www.harvestride.com or call (707) 467-4900.

9/28 Gran Fondo Lake Tahoe: South Lake Tahoe. 36, 72 mi. 2,593 ft. of elevation gain, 2 Cat 3 climbs, 4 Cat 5 climbs, max. Reg.: $99. Fee includes race shirt, water bottle, rolling closure (72 mile), SAG support, finisher medal. For more info, go to www.tahoebikeclassic.com

9/28 Mustard Seed Spin: William Pond Park, Sacramento. 5, 13, or 25 mile ride along the American River Bike Trail for kids, families, and adults. This is a fun, family-centered charity event and ALL registration fees go directly to the Mustard Seed School for homeless kids. Registration is open now, rider fee of $30 (family discount is $25/rider) includes lunch, shirt, SAG, goodies, bike and helmet check. Fees increase 9/1. Helmets are req’d. Please contact us and register thru the website: www.mustardseedspin.org, email mss@surewest.net or call (916) 955-5065 for more info.

October

10/4 Indian Valley Leaf Peeper Rides: Greenville. The route rolls out to Genesee and Antelope Lake and back to the start. For more info, go to www.indianvalley.net

10/4 Grizzly Century: North Fork. Loop the Lake, 24 mi. and 2,000 ft. of climbing; the Metric Century with 5,000 ft. climbing; or The Griz, 72, 80 or 100 mi.vwith 8-10,000 ft. climbing. Options also available: Loop and a Half: 37 mi. and 2,750 ft. climbing. This was added so riders can pick up some miles on a shortened loop by crossing the new dam as you double your ride around Bass Lake. New addition this year: the Scenic Byway loop 95 mi., 9,500 ft. of climbing. Includes 9 mi. of gravel road. Rejoin The Griz route before Cold Springs rest stop. Expect light traffic, free camping, pancake breakfast by the Lions Club, numerous rest stops, great volunteers, unparalleled scenery and post ride BBQ. North Fork is located 20 mi. due south of Yosemite National Park. Limited to 600 riders. Pre-reg.: $35 or $50, includes t-shirt, by 9/21. After, add $10 to each registration. Proceeds go to community and Scenic Byway improvement projects. For more info, contact Mike, (559) 877-2218 ext. 3156 or www.GrizzlyCentury.org

10/4 Konocti Challenge: Lakeport Yacht Club. 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 breathtaking views of the lake and vineyards. The 40 mi. follows the shore of Clear Lake into the beautiful vineyard region of Finley. The 20 mi. is an adventure for the entire family! Rest stop competition, SAG and end of ride BBQ on the lake shore. Reg. from $20-$70. Register by 4/30 & save $10 on either the 65 or 100 mi. options – ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY! SWAG sizes and quantities guaranteed for those registered by 8/31/14. A project of the Rotary club of Lakeport. For more info, go to www.konoctichallenge.com or www.KonoctiChallenge.com

10/4 No Hill Hundred: Fallon, NV. 30, 60, 100 mi. flat routes around the Churchill County/Fallon area traveling by locations such as the Naval Air Station in Fallon, Soda Lake and along the Carson River. Reg.: $40 (30 mi.), $60 (metric & century riders). Fee includes a swag bag with a fleece jacket, water bottle and other goodies. 60 and 100 mile riders will get lunch during the ride and all riders will be welcome to attend the post ride lunch. Full support For mo reinfo, contact Danny Gleich Recreation-Athletic Supervisor Churchill County Parks and Recreation, www.churchillcounty.org/parksnrec or via Twitter: @ChurchillCoPR

10/4 Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day: Toro County Park, Salinas. Short trail rides, man-made obstacle course; and games to promote mtn biking skills. For more info, contact: Monterey Off Road Cycling Assoc. (MORCA, a chapter of IMBA) and go to www.morcamtb.org

10/5 Ride to Defeat Diabetes (R2D2): NorthBayVacaValley Hospital, Vacaville. 10, 25, 60 mi. routes should offer good weather and plenty of family-friendly camaraderie, all wrapped up in a healthy, fun way to exercise while raising awareness of Solano County’s diabetes crisis. Fees: 10 mi., $10 (free for children ages 12 & younger. 25 mi., $25; 60 mi., $35. Funds raised during the event benefit the NorthBay Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology. For more info, go to www.northbay.org/r2d2

10/5 Wine Country Howl-O-Wheel'n Ride To Provide: Windsor. mostly flat Freaky 15.5 mi., Frankenstein 48.5, and Morbid Metric 65.5 miles with more challenges and climbs. All routes have vineyard landscapes. Each route is fully supported with stocked spooky themed rest stops. Pre-reg. thru July: Freaky 15, $20 with the other two routes at $45. All early registrants receive a shirt. After July rates increase to $25 for the 15 mi. and $50 for the 48.5 and 65.5 mi. routes. The local terrain is a combination of flat, rolling hills, and climbs so be sure to pick the route that best suits your fitness level. Net proceeds support Fed By Fields, a 100% volunteer run organization's programs that benefit communities, people, and the environment. For more info call (707) 433-2731 or go to www.Bike2Provide.com

10/11 McCloud Bike-toberfest: McCloud. The start site is located on Main St. 30 mi. singletrack mountain bike ride. 12.5 mi. GSRT family bike ride; 12 & 30 mi. scenic road bike ride. Fees: $45 for 30 mi. rides, $15 for 12 mi. family rides. The mountain bike ride starts w/ moderate, somewhat technical singletrack on the McCloud River Trail w/ a full service rest stop at Lakin Dam. Fee includes ride maps, lunch Voucher for 30 mile rides only, rest stops with catered food, water bottle, donation to Great Shasta Rail Trail. For more info, go to www.mccloudchamber.com

10/11 Biketoberfest Marin: Fairfax. Handmade bike show, bike expo, cargo bike jubilee, group road rides and stellar brewfest! Incredible live music and tasty food! Musical Guests include: Moonalice and Alice Drinks The Kool-Aid. Admission is free, Beer Tasting tickets are $25 in advance or $30 day of event, all group rides are $20. ID is Required for Beer Tickets. For tickets visit: http://biketoberfestmarin.eventbrite.com. For more info visit www.BiketoberfestMarin.com or contact April Spooner (415) 456-3469, ext 7#

10/11 Jamboree Rides: featuring the Super Century! Foothill High School, Palo Cedro. 26, 41, 103 or the 126 mi. Super Century. The 63 mi. metric features a roll on Millville Plains & has views of Palo Cedro and the surrounding mtns. The Century follow part of the metric, and heads north on Black Butte Rd. to Hwy 44, past vineyards & farmland. The Super Century adds on a climb to the base of an extinct volcano and more climbing! The metric, Century & Super Century participants get an apres ride meal. For more info or to register, go to www.ShastaWheelmen.org

10/11 The Fruit Yard Century: Modesto. 30 mi., 104 mi., 100 km. routes. The routes traverse the Great Central Valley farmlands and grasslands to the Central Sierra Nevada foothills. 104 mi. route includes a challenging climb up Marshes Flat Rd. There is a route for every skill level. Ride will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. Food at rest stops will be deliciously prepared by chefs with the American Culinary Foundation Heart of the Valley Chapter. Post ride BBQ chicken dinner provided by The Fruit Yard, vegetarian fare also available. Pre-reg prior to 9/30: $55 for 104 mi., $45 for 100km, $30 for 30 mi. For more info, pls go to www.StancoBike.org

10/11 13th Annual Wine & Roses Bike Ride: Templeton Community Park. 30, 62, 100 mi. rides along the central coast. The start site is located at 6th & Crocker Sts. These rides sell out, so register early. For more info, go to www.wineandrosesride.com

10/12 Challenge Fondo: Durham. Join pro cyclists Robin Farina and Kurt Stockton in Chico Velo's only Fondo event. The Challenge Gran Fondo 100 and Medio Fondo 65 routes offer riders mass start, timed events, traveling a tough hilly course on mostly lightly-traveled backroads, with just a few city intersections. Check ins will be monitored at each rest stop, and you'll be motivated by the thought of crossing the finish line! The Piccolo 25 is a more leisurely flat ride through the orchards and farms south and west of Chico. It offers a relaxed starting time window, and it is not a timed event. New for 2014: Breve Fondo 45. For more info go to www.chicovelo.org/challenge-fondo-october.html

Southern California Centuries, Fun, & Charity rides


September

9/7 Giro di San Diego GranFondo & Trail Quest MTB: Solana Beach to Mt. Palomar. The trail quest begins at Del Dios Community Park, Escondido and takes riders on 10 or 30 mi. courses, each w/totens hidden along with way. To complete the event, retrieve the totems & head back to the finish line! Live music, medals, fantastic support. For more info, go to www.girodisandiego.com

9/13 Gran Fondo Tehachapi: Tehachapi. 16, 32, 104 mi. routes. Not officially a race, this event is timed so that participants can compete for fastest times in their age category and on certain climbs. We will take riders through beautiful routes that showcase the areas scenic beauty. For more info, go to www.TehachapiGranFondo.com

9/14 Tour de Cure: Temecula. The start site is at the South Coast Winery Resort & Spa in the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country. The short 28 mi. route is a good challenge for intermediate cyclists and will be fully supported with rest stops (every 10 mi.) SAG vehicles, bike mechanics, and more. After the ride, participants can relax and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow riders with a fabulous chef-prepared brunch under a shady umbrella. For more info, go to www.diabetes.org/sandiegotourdecure

October

10/11-12 Bike MS Coastal Challenge: Santa Monica Civic Ctr to Santa Barbara. : The 65 and 100 mi. riders head north, experiencing sweeping ocean views, rolling foothills and some challenging, but rewarding, hill climbing. 30 mi. riders start and end their day at San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura, where they will join the others for an evening of food, massages, music and fun! Stay the night in one of our host hotels, or set up camp by the beach. Riders head out on Day 2 after enjoying a hot and delicious breakfast and continue north up the beautiful central coast with 35 or 50 mi. routes. Use coupon code CYCLECA for discount. Celebrate your accomplishments as friends, family and volunteers cheer you across the finish line at your final Reg.: $55 until 5/31, $65 until 7/31, $70 until 9/30, $75 through event weekend and $350 minimum pledges. For more info, go to www.BikeMSSoCal.org

10/18 Santa Barbara Century: Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara. 34 mi, 100 km, 100 mi. These courses are for experienced riders only The 100 mile ride includes 9000+ ft. of elevation gain; the Metric Century climbs 4000 ft., and the 34 mi. ride climbs 2200 ft. All the routes are beautiful with a beach start/finish but very challenging. Reg Deadline: Limited to 1200 riders when registration will close. Fees: $80 for 100 mi., $75 for Metric, and $60 for 34 mi. If event not filled by Oct 1st fees increase by $10. Helmets req’d. www.santabarbaracentury.org for pictures, ride video, maps and more info.

10/25 Orange County Ride for AIDS 5: William R Mason Regional Park, Irvine. 3 routes: Taste of OCRA 30 mi., metric century 62 mi. and Century 100 mi. Reg.: $50 and every rider must raise a total of $125 (which includes the $50 registration fee) to participate. Fee includes includes an inspiring opening ceremony, delicious breakfast, rest stops and SAG on the routes, a delicious lunch, OCRA cupcakes, massage stations and fun Post Ride Festival. The start site is located at Shelter 6, 18712 University Dr. For more info, or to register email cspivak@ocasf.org or call (949) 809-5750

10/25 Tour de Sewer: John Anson Ford Park, Bell Gardens. 15, 25, 50, 60 mi. routes. All the routes incorporate roads & bike paths. The 15 mi route is all on bike paths. The 60 mi. route returns for a tough climb to Turnbul Canyon road. On the 50 and 25 mi. course there is one moderate hill to climb, the remainder of the course is relatively flat. The 15 mi. course is flat. For more info, go to www.tourdesewer.org

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