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Centuries, Fun Rides, Other Bike Events

Davis Double Century, May 20, 2017

Northern California Road Bike Century Rides

March

3/4 Kings River Blossom Ride: Reedley College, Reedley. 20, 40, 60 mi. & a 10 mi. family route through the flowering trees of the Central Valley! Each ride builds on the last, from the easy family ride to the more challenging 60 miler into the foothills outside town. Reg includes rest stops, SAG and post ride meal. Get out and enjoy a day of scenic and challenging cycling. For info, www.BlossomBikeRide.com

3/11 Solvang Century: Hotel Corque. Half century, metric, full century rides around Santa Barbara County’s wine country. Rolling hills, vineyards, and farms! Reg. includes cycling festival on 3/10. Limited to 3,000 riders. Pre-reg.: $115, single riders; $195, tandem teams), by 2/22/17. Reg. includes goodie bag, samples, BBQ lunch, chain link key chain. For info www.bikescor.com or (800) 548-4447.

Tierra Bella 2017, April 1

April

4/1 California Classic Weekend: Chukchansi Stadium, Fresno. 35, 60, 100. mi. routes that range from flat to a maximum elevation of 2,000 ft. through the beautiful foothills of Fresno County before returning to the AAA Baseball Park in the heart of downtown Fresno! Riders are lead by a police escort to Freeway 168, where all riders can ride the freeway for 10 miles, vehicle-free! For more challenge - stay the night and run a half marathon on Sunday and earn the ride’s interlocking companion finisher’s medallion! Reg. includes BBQ, timing, event shirt, beer garden, ice cream, finisher’s medallion and the best SAG in the Valley! www.CaliforniaClassicWeekend.com

4/1 40th Annual Tierra Bella Bike Tour: Gavilan College, Gilroy. No Foolin! Four beautiful routes: ride the easier 35 mi. (56K) reservoir loop; enjoy a hilly & rolling metric century (62 mi.); or ride a challenging 100 mi. (160K) or 124 mi. (200K) route. Includes hot catered meal, 6 rest stops with fruit, snacks, baked goods and drinks, SAG support, and a free commemorative patch. Families are welcome! Team discounts! Reg. early and save. Through 1/16: $60 per rider / $120 per family (1 or 2 adults & their minor children). 1/17– 2/13: $65 per rider / $130 per family. 2/14–3/14: $70 per rider / $140 per family. 3/15–4/1: $85 per rider / $170 per family. Limited to 2,000 reg. www.TierraBella.org or call (408) 255-7957 to register.

4/7-9 Eroica California: Paso Robles. A ride & festival of riding! Concours on Saturday, ride on Sunday. 40, 65, 124 mi. routes along the pacific Coast Hwy and around the vineyards & countryside of northern San Luis Obispo County. www.eroicacalifornia.com

4/8 Bike around the Buttes: Pack up your bikes and head out to Sutter. Tour the old stage coach route from Sutter to Meridian, then head north thru the majestic Sutter Buttes mountain range on a 17.5, 40 or 100 mi ride. These routes unveil rolling hills, little elevation change and long stretches of beautiful countryside. The 100 mi. route adds a trek by the Sacramento River. Post-sride activities include a finish line meal by Cool Hand Luke’s, beer garden, massage therapy, and live music. For more info, www.BikeAroundtheButtes.com

4/8 Cinderella Classic & Challenge: Pleasanton. A tour for women & girls. Metric distance: 65 mi. along a relatively flat course, thru Amador, Livermore, Diablo & San Ramon Valleys. The Challenge route adds 20 mi. & 2,000 ft. elev. gain as riders climb Patterson Pass, Altamont Pass, South Flynn. www.ValleySpokesmen.org

4/8 Red Hawk Ride: Redding. Run or ride! 10K run or 10K, 25, 50, 100 mi. rides along relatively flat, friendly spring tune up event for all ages. Helmets are required for all riders. Reg. includes a gift bag, Polar water bottle, breakfast, healthy living vendor expo, as well as the opportunity to purchase lunch and participate in our drawing for prizes. Karen Smith, (530) 226-4177 for info.

4/15 10th Annual Mr. Frog's Wild Ride: Feeney Park, Murphys. Wild Ride approx. 50 km, Wilder Ride approx. 100 km. Enjoy a springtime ride in the Sierra foothills with fantastic timing to view the wildflowers! Both rides have climbing, along with rolling green pastures including New Melones lake views on the Wilder Ride. Wild Ride: $50; Wilder Ride: $60. Fee includes Rest Stops, SAG, BBQ dinner and first glass of beer or wine, massage, live music, time trial, and free camping. For more info go to: www.mrfrogswildride.org

4/15 42nd Sierra Century: Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth. Five routes for the seasoned cyclist. The 41er Tour, 41 mi. w/3,200 ft. of climbing; Metric Century, 65 mi. w/4,500 ft.; 69er Challenge, 69 mi. w/6,000 ft.; Classic Century, 102 mi. w/7,800 ft.; and Double Metric Century, 122 mi. w/9,600 ft. Beautiful, sometimes challenging terrain through the Amador and El Dorado wine country and historic Gold Rush towns, including Ione, Sutter Creek, Volcano, Daffodil Hill, Fiddletown, Mt. Aukum, Fair Play, Slug Gulch, Omo Ranch, and the Shenandoah Valley. Catered post-ride meal w/vegetarian option and beer concession. Full support. Early bird reg. thru 2/28: $60; $70, until 4/8. 1,500 rider limit. www.SierraCentury.org

4/20-23 Sea Otter Classic: Laguna Seca, Monterey. A variety of races and recreational rides plus a demo zone to see and try your next bike. Events take place on a combination of rural roads inside the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, the Laguna Seca Raceway, and public roadways of the Monterey Peninsula and Carmel Valley. Festival entry includes race viewing, marketplace with hundreds of vendors, kids zone, and more. For more info, go to www.SeaOtterClassic.com or call (800) 218-8411.

4/22 Cycle for Sight/Rotary Ride for Veterans: Justin Siena High School, Napa. 15, 25, 50 mi. rides through the Napa Valley Wine Country. Followed by the "Bay Areas Best" Post-ride- wine, food and music festival, featuring Pride & Joy and wine tasting of 30 Napa wineries. Registration fee includes event t-shirt and wine glass. Pre-reg.:$60, adults before 3/16/16: $70 after. Under age 21, $25. Adult festival only $30. www.Cycle4Sight.com or (707) 257-5611.

4/22 Velofix Gran Fondo Carmel Valley: Monterey. A part of the Sea Otter Classic. A combination group ride and tour along a 92 mi. wine country course around Carmel & Monterey. www.seaotterclassic.com/gran-fondos-tours/

4/23 45th Annual Primavera Century: Mission San Jose High School, Fremont. 5 routes: 25 mi. mostly flat; 65 km. Calaveras Loop; 100 km. metric century; 85 mi., 100 mi. century. Ride along beautiful tree-lined lanes, through vineyards, to the top of Altamont Pass, past wind turbines and through scenic canyons. The 25-mi. Fun Ride goes through scenic Coyote Hills Park with lots of wildlife. www.ffbc.org/primavera.

4/28-30 CampoVelo Napa Valley: St. Helena. 25 mi. Foodie Ride to Calistoga and back. 50 mi. Fitness Ride includes Lake Hennessey, Ink Grade, north to Calistoga and back. The 80 mi. Fuel Burner Ride includes Lake Hennessey, Lake Berryessa, Ink Grade and north to Calistoga. Explore the spirit of European culture and adventure in our own backyard. It’s all about owning the experience individually, while connecting with people over cycling, food and engaging conversation. www.campovelo.com

4/29 Healdsburg Harvest Century: 20, 35, 60 mi. routes thru Sonoma’s beautiful wine country. Moderately challenging ride through the Alexander, Dry Creek & Russian River Valleys. www.healdsburg.com/biketour

4/29 48th Annual Mt. Hamilton Challenge: Santa Clara. These are Century Rides with options of either 70 mi. or 125 mi., all on roads. Pre-registration fee is $25 by Apr 20; $40 on ride day. Proceeds benefit the Livestrong Foundation. Fees include SAG, medical standby, and delivery of applicant supplied lunches to each of three stops. Don Worn of Pedalera Bicycle Club, (408) 354-2944; email: donworn@hotmail.com.

4/30 Chico Wildflower: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico. Wildcat 100 & 125 (for serious climbers), Wildflower 100, Wildflower 65 metric, Flatflower 60, 30, & 12; Childflower 12. All the rides have elevation gain & at least 1 rest stop. The weekend begins with the Wildfest expo on Saturday. www.wildflowercentury.org


Southern California Road Bike Century Rides

March

3/4-5 Malibu Gran Fondo: Westlake Village. 12, 40, 106, 151 km Gran Fondo thru rolling farmland, scenic coastline, w/epic climb to the finish in the Santa Monica Mountains. Also, 20km Time Trial point-to-point course along Pacific Coast Hwy. www.ridemalibugranfondo.com

3/11 Solvang Century: Hotel Corque. Half century, metric, full century rides around Santa Barbara County's wine country. Rolling hills, vineyards, and farms! Reg. includes cycling festival on 3/10. Limited to 3,000 riders. Pre-reg.: $115, single riders; $195, tandem teams), by 2/22/17. Reg. includes goodie bag, samples, BBQ lunch, chain link key chain. For info www.bikescor.com or (800) 548-4447.

3/25 Bike MS: Coastal Challenge at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena. 30, 60 and 100 mi. Reg.: $45-75 reg fee and $350 fundraising minimum. Fee includes Finish Festival, lunch, shirt, SAG, maps, bike tech. Bikemsoscal.org or amydittmore@nmss.org

3/25 Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo: Irvine Valley College. 21 mi. metric half century, 50 mi. gran fondo, 100 mi. gran fondo. Also, 1 mi. kids ride and Tiny Tike bike course. The long route goes thru Santiago Canyon, San Juan Capistrano & down the coast to San Clemente. All the routes have some elevation gain. www.renegaderaceseries.com

3/25 The Dirty Devil: Campbell Creek Ranch Estate, Alpine. 84, 127 mi. extreme terrain, mostly road riding w/dirt sections. KOM, QOM awards. www.ccsd.com/dirty-devil

April

4/8 Mulholland Challenge: 52, 73, 106 mi. Must love hills! 106 mi. route includes 12,700 ft. elev. gain. Enjoy an epic challenge with tons of climbing in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains. For info, planetultra.com/events/

4/9 Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego: San Diego. A marriage of the best of San Diego and Italy! Mass start in Little Italy with Ferrari-lead out. Post-ride celebration in Seaport Village. 20,34, 56, 105 mi. Fully Timed Course & KOM/QOM with chip timing. 5 Well-stocked aid stations, Free Post-Ride Massage, 4 Award Winning Campagnolo Mechanical Support, Finisher's Medal. Benefitting Challenged Athletes Foundation - Operation Rebound, which is the premier sports and fitness program for American military personnel, veterans and first responders with permanent physical disabilities. www.sdgranfondo.com

4/22 Alpine Challenge: Summers Past Farms, near Alpine. 25, 50, 62, 100 mi. routes thru Eastern San Diego County. The rides go west to Lake Jennings Rd. and then travel back east on Blossom Valley Rd. and Flynn Spring Rd. After returning to ride past Summers Past Farms, you will head east to Harbison Canyon, then up to Alpine and back to Summers Past Farms. www.alpinechallenge.com


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