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5/1-7/31 Silicon Valley Bikes! Museum Exhibit: History San Jose. Passion, Politics & Innovation Since 1880. Free! Weekends 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Visit and experience Silicon Valley's rich and diverse racing, road, lowriding and mountain biking history from the 1880s to the present. The museum is located at History Park at Kelley Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose. For more info, go to www.historysanjose.org
5/22-25 Great Western Bicycle Rally: Paso Robles. Four days of bike riding from short family rides to a full century. Rides range from fully supported and self-guided rides. Racers will find a hill climb and time trial. Something for everyone. Wine, beer, and cheese tastings, the pasta feed and more are on tap. For more info visit www.greatwesternbicyclerally.com or call (917) 355-1317.
5/2 3F Century: A flat, fast & fun bike ride! Colusa. Century, Metric Century and 37 mile rides. This is a great ride for a first century. The course is really flat. It travels through farmland, primarily rice and around the Sutter Buttes, the smallest mountain range in the world. And at the end of the ride is a great pulled pork meal provided by the Colusa Lions Club. All proceeds from the ride are used by the Colusa Lions Club to support youth activities. For more info, go to www.3FCentury.com
5/2 Cycle de Mayo: Ride from either Davis or Woodland. The routes take riders to either school and back for a 25 mi. circuit. Or, choose a shorter ride 10 or 15 mi., and turn around at Plainfield Station, where the party is! Pre-reg.: $25, adults; $10 kids/students until 5/2. Day-of reg.: $30 & $15, respectively. For more info, contact Maria Contreras, (530) 753-1125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5/2 Fire Trek: Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. Metric Century and Metric ½ Century through beautiful Siskiyou County with impressive views of Mt. Shasta. End of ride home-made dinner included. Multiple food/rest stops. Sponsored by the Klamath River Volunteer Fire Company. For more info go to http://www.klamathriverfire.org/fire-trek/
5/2 West Marin Metric Century & Tour of Novato: Novato. 100k distances w/a few challenging climbs on scenic rural roads of West Marin. 13K & 40K tours of Novato; 5K walk will be in & around Novato. This event is a fundraiser for School Fuel, the Novato Foundation for Public Education. Fee will include t-shirt, SAG, rest stops, post-ride meal & entertainment. For more info, call (415) 225-4204.
5/3 Tour de Cure Napa Valley Wine Country: Veterans Home, Yountville. 10 mi. easy ride along residential and rural backroads. 25 mi. flat ride in the heart of Napa Valley. 50 mi. rolling terrain brings you to Calistoga where you cross valley and head down Silverado Trail. 80 mi. follows 29/128 past Calistoga out of Napa Valley into picturesque Alexander Valley w/ some hill climbing. 100 mi. continues past Healdsburg almost to 101 and Russian River. For more info and to register, go to www.tour.diabetes.org. Use coupon code "CYCLE15" for a deep discount.
5/3 BICYCLING Spring Classic: Morgan Hill. 25, 60, 90 mi. routes thru south Santa Clara County. The Editors of Bicycling Magazine and Specialized invite cyclists to ride of 25, 60, or 90 mi. on the same scenic climbs and descents used as proving grounds for Specialized's bikes and equipment. The start site is located at Specialized Bicycles, 15130 Concord Circle. Fee includes exceptional roads, scenic views, attentive on-course support including attentive nutrition and hydration support, mechanical and medical staff; timing chips (with prizes for five fastest climbers on the 90-mile route); and a post-ride party with a healthy lunch, family activities, bicycle industry expo, and more. For more info, or reg. to go www.BicyclingSpringClassic.com
5/3 Delta Century: Jessie's Grove Winery, Lodi. The routes traverse the rural Delta roads of the San Joaquin Valley. Flat quarter (26 mi., no elevation gain), metric (62 mi., 260 feet of elevation gain), and full (100 mi., 425 feet of elevation gain) century loops cover scenic vineyard, farm, and Delta roads, The metric & century routes include a ferry ride across Steamboat Slough. The start site is located at 1973 W. Turner Rd. For more info, go to www.stocktonbikeclub.org
5/3 Grizzly Peak Century: Campolindo High School, Moraga. 75, 101, 109 mi. routes. A scenic ride in the East Bay & north to Martinez. An optional route heads south to Castro Valley. Pre-reg.: $55 by 4/11; $65 after. For more info, go to www.grizzlypeakscyclists.org/century
5/9 Carquinez Century Ride: Waterfront Park, Martinez. 25 mi., 100 km. Ride the newly re-opened "Snake Road" (George Miller Trail) on the 25 mi. ride and around scenic San Pablo Dam on the 100k. Ride through scenic open space, farm land, Carquinez straits views and over two bridges. Reg.: 25 mi., $30; 100 km.: $65. Fee includes T shirt, beverages and snacks along route, mobile aid stations and gourmet box lunch at end of ride. Sign up on line at www.martinezrotary.org and click on bicycle!
5/9 Gold Country Challenge: Nevada County Fair Grounds, Grass Valley. Century, Metric (74 or 54 mi.), half Metric, 12 mi. family ride. The course rides through the historic gold country of the Western Sierra Foothills; crossing the Yuba River several times. The century is a difficult, greater than 9000 foot, climb. The metric and half metric are a milder ride. The start site is located at McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley. Pre-reg.: Early bird: Century $70, Metric $60, and Half Metric rides $50, family ride $35 (under 12 $25). By 3/1: Century $80, Metric $70, and Half Metric rides $60, family ride $40 (under 12 $25). After, Century $90, Metric $80, and Half Metric rides $65 family ride $40 (under 12 $25). For more info, go to: www.rotarygoldcountrychallenge.com
5/9 Motherlode Century: Coloma/Lotus Valley. 34, 63, 77, 83, & 97 mi. routes. Roll on backroads through ranch, forest, farms, and vineyards. The 34 mi. (2,691 ft. elev. gain) loop samples bucolic Gold Country riding, while the 63 mi., (6,036 ft. elev. gain), 77 mi. (7,800 ft. elev. gain), 84 mi. (7,866 ft. elev. gain), and 97 mi. (9,630 ft. elev. gain) routes add a remote canyon with rewarding climbs and awe inspiring scenery. Fee includes goody bag, aid stations, lunch stop and SAG. Logo gear and discounts for early reg. Post-ride enjoy a soak in the cool river, hot showers and massage and a dinner party with live music, craft beer and local wines. Lodging ranges from $10 tent camping to luxurious B&Bs. For more info, go to www.motherlodecentury.com
5/9 Mountain Charlie Challenge: Skypark, Scotts Valley. 4 bike rides (10 mi., 50K, 100K, 100 mi.) on the scenic and hilly back roads of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The 10 and 50K course go through the rolling hills around Scotts Valley. The 100K and 100 mile rides ascend steep Mountain Charlie road and travel along Summit Rd. and down through Corralitos. All rides include a t-shirt and post-ride BBQ at Skypark. 100% of proceeds benefit Scotts Valley Educational Foundation. For more info or to register: http://www.mountaincharliechallenge.com/#!tickets/c11m6
5/9 Tour of the Unknown Coast: Ferndale. 10, 20, 50 mi. & 100 km. & 100 mi. routes. Ride under the giant redwoods along California’s last stretch of undeveloped coastline on California’s toughest century. Free camping! For more info, go to www.tuccycle.org or call (707) 845-6117
5/9 The Best Ride Ever Ride: Ride some of the same roads that the pros will in just two days time through Lodi wine country! 3 routes start at Lange Twins Winery: 25 miles flat through beautiful Lodi vineyards; 100km mostly flat; west to Cosumnes River Preserve, East to Clements, one short hill and beautiful scenery; 100 mile continues east around Lake Camanche with 2500ft+ of climbing. BBQ lunch, wine tasting, t-shirt, SAG, and rest stops included for $35! For more info, go to www.sjbike.org
5/16 11th Anderson Century: Anderson River Park. 27, 40, 60, & 100 mi. routes. Enjoy riding along the Sacramento River with beautiful spring scenery with gradual climbs with dazzling views of meadows, wildflowers, rock walls, plus views of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen. Pre-reg.: 60, 100 mi.: $50. 27 & 40 mi.: $40 before 5/9. Add $5 to each reg. after. Fee includes lunch & post-ride meal for the 2 longer rides; post ride meal for the 2 shorter rides. Secret prizes awarded to some riders randomly at rest stops. For more info, go to www.andersoncentury.com
5/16 California Classic Weekend: Chukchansi Stadium, Fresno. 35, 60, 100. mi. routes. Riders will line up outside of Chukchansi Park before being lead by a police escort to the McKinley on ramp of Freeway 168, where all riders can ride the freeway for 10 mi. from McKinley Ave to Shepherd Ave. The start site is located at 1800 Tulare St. For more info, go to www.CaliforniaClassicWeekend.com
5/16 I Care Classic Bike Tour: South Santa Clara County. 100 mi. hilly, 100 mi. alternative, 100k, 50k, 20 mi. Experience the beautiful south Santa Clara County in the springtime! 5 different routes for every level of rider. Reg. includes continental breakfast, SAG, Maps, rest stops! For more info go to www.ICareClassic.org
5/16 Lodi Sunrise Century "Tour delle Vigne": Michael David Winery, Bare Ranch Estate. 50 km., 100 km., 100 mi. Join us for the “Tour of the Vines” with routes through the rolling hills around the Lodi wine country. Each of the routes offers scenic views of vineyards, tranquil pastures and farm lands along lightly traveled roads. The 100 mile ride takes you around Lake Camanche! All the rest stops are well stocked with water, fresh fruit, carbs, amenities and at the finish ,you can relax and enjoy a Gourmet Meal and the fabulous wines of Michael David Winery. $55, by 5/9; $60/$65, after. For more info, go to www.LodiSunriseCentury.com
5/16 14th Annual Tour de Lincoln: McBean Park, Lincoln. 10 mi. Pleasure Cruise, 20 mi. Rolling Hills, 40 mi. Country Climb, or 100K. Pre-Register before 5/9: 10 mi.: $20; 20 mi.: $35; 40mi. & 100K: $45. Between 5/9 and day-of, add $10. Fee includes Continental breakfast, route maps, well-stocked rest stops w/food and potties, SAG, great post-ride BBQ, with beer & wine garden & live music. T-shirt available for $15. Helmets req’d. NEW option for 2015, Friday night pre-reg. dinner $15 (RSVP required) For more info call Lincoln Volunteer Center (916) 645-6254, or download an application at www.TourdeLincoln.org.
5/16 2015 Mountain Bike Endurance Ride: Pioneer Park, Nevada City. A benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County & North Lake Tahoe. The start site is located at 423 Nimrod St. and traces a tough route in the foothills of either 45 or 50 mi. A beautiful loop on local trails, including the South Yuba River Trail and National Forest Service Trails. The route is approximately 80% singletrack, 7,000 ft. in elevation, with stunning views of the river and mountains. In place of regular fees, riders are encouraged to raise $200 in donations. At all check points there is first aid, water and snacks - lunch is provided, as well as post ride refreshments. Helmets are required. Registration deadline 4/17. For more info call (530) 265-2059 or go to www.bigsofnc.org
5/17 Apple Blossom Bike Tour: El Dorado Adventist School, Placerville. Metric century, half metric, & family routes. The routes wind their way thru the orchards and vineyards of Apple Hill, an hour’s drive east of Sacramento on Hwy. 50. Riders can expect 3,500 to 5,000 vertical ft. in the Sierra Nevada foothills w/ spectacular views of the Sacramento Valley as they descend toward the finish line and receive a post-ride meal, (new this year, a delicious BBQ), SAG and rest stops w/snacks and drinks. All participants will receive t-shirts. A benefit ride for the scholarship fund for El Dorado Adventist School. Reg.: Metric century, $60; Half metric, $50; family route, $30. Reg. by , 5/3 & get a $5 discount. For info, go to www.AppleBlossomBikeTour.com or call Calvin, (530) 417-2857.
5/17 Napa Bike Fest: Old Copia, South Parking Lot. Road Ride, 30 mi.; MTB Ride, 20 mi.; KIDical Mass, 3 mi.; Historic Tour, 5 mi. The start site is located at 500 First St., Napa. Fees: Road Ride, $40/$50 day of event; MTB Ride, $15/$20 day of; KIDical Mass, free; historic tour, $10. Reg. deadline: 5/1. Fee includes lunch, beverage and water bottles for road and MTB rides. For more info, go to www.napabikefest.org or contact Joel King, (707) 812-1770.
5/17 Strawberry Fields Forever XXVI: Pajaro Valley High School, Watsonville. 30 mi., 100K, 100 mi. routes thru Santa Cruz & Monterey Counties. Pre-reg.: $65 by 3/15; $75 by 5/1. Fee includes fully stocked rest stops, SAG, meal at ride’s end, chocolate-dipped strawberries. For more info, email email@example.com or go to www.strawberryfields.org
5/23 The Art of Survival Century: Tulelake. Located on the Oregon/California border! 109, 86, 40, two 20 mi. family friendly routes; or a 20 mi. mountain bike route through the Modoc Forest. All road routes are light on traffic and have mostly flat terrain. Rest stops combine excellent food and beverages with educational components, ranger/historian-led talks. RV and camping sites available at Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds. Reg. includes SAG, post-ride celebratory dinner, entertainment and prizes. Silent auction table. Great weekend getaway! Visit Crater Lake Nat’l Park, wildlife viewing and road or off-road riding. Visit www.NorthernCaliforniaCycleChallenge.com or contact Bev at (541) 273-1666.
5/23 Indian Valley Century Bike Rides: Greenville High School. 30, 65, 100 mi. routes. Experience true alpine vistas as you ride through 3 Gold Rush towns in the Plumas National Forest. The 100 mi. route has a little climbing to Antelope Lake, while the metric is fast and flat. Fee includes lunch, rest stops, SAG, & a shower at the end of the ride. For more info, go to www.IndianValley.net
5/30 40th Sierra Century: Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth. Five routes for seasoned cyclists 35 mi. w/1,700 ft. of climbing; 65 mi. w/4,500 ft.; 69 mi. w/5,800 ft.; 102 mi. w/7,800 ft.; and 122 mi. w/9,600 ft. Challenging, beautiful 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. The 69 mi. route is new this year and takes you to the base of Slug Gulch Rd. at mile 24. Post-ride meal w/expo and live entertainment. Early registration through 3/1. $45 for 35 mi. route; $55 for 65, 69, 102, 122 routes. 1,200 rider limit. For more info, go to www.SacWheelmen.org
5/31 Sequoia Century: Foothill College, Los Altos Hills. One of the most challenging and beautiful rides in the San Francisco Bay area. Riders will travel through Stevens Canyon, past redwood forests and through small towns to the Pacific Ocean. After a ride along the coast, riders again pass through rural areas and forests before descending a challenging route back to the start. Total distances range from 70 to 120 mi., while climbs range from 6,700 to 10,000 ft. For a shorter route riders can start in Pescadero and travel 55 mi. to Half Moon Bay with a climb of 4000 ft. Fee includes SAG, after-ride meal. Go to www.WesternWheelers.org for more information and registration.
5/31 Wildest Ride/Auburn Century: Auburn Recreation District Park. 40, 70, 110, 140 mi. routes on some very steep hills. Pre-reg.: $55, $75, $85, $95, before 5/15; $70, $90, $100, $110, after and day of the ride. For more info, go to www.wildestride.com
6/6 Incarnation 100: Santa Rosa. 45 mi., 62 mi. metric, 100 mi. century routes around Russian River Valley, Graton, Dry Creek Valley. The start site is at Church of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino Ave. Reg.: $80, 45 mi., $90, 100 km.; $100, 100 mi. Reg. fee includes rest stops, t-shirt, lunch after the ride. This event is a fundraiser for homeless services. For more info, go www.incarnation.org
6/7 24th Annual 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. Pre reg fees: $125 for 72/100 mi. options; $145 for boat cruise 35 mi. ride. For more info, call (800) 565-2704 or go to www.bikethewest.com.
6/7 Mendocino Monster Century Ride: Mendocino. Beautiful scenery through the vineyards, oaks, redwoods and to the coast – all on quiet, rural roads. Two other courses, including a short, easier ride for family and friends who want to share in the fun but not the challenge. Delicious, high quality food and great barbeque after the ride in a beautiful setting. Excellent support from Ukiah Rotarians. For more info, go to www.mendocinomonster.com
6/7 Tour de Cure Silicon Valley: Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto. 25 km., 50 km., 75 km., 100 km., 120 km. routes around the SF Peninsula. The longer routes take riders over Skyline Blvd. thru Pescadero to San Gregorio and back to Palo Alto. $25 reg. fee, or $50 reg. fee day-of, + minimum $250 fundraising. For more info, go to www.diabetes.org/siliconvalleytourdecure or call (408) 241-1922 ext. 7468
6/7 Ride the Parkway: William B. Pond Recreation Area, Carmichael. 60 mi. ride along the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail & heads down to Discovery Park in downtown Sacramento and then up to Beal’s Point in Folsom before returning to William B. Pond Park for post-ride festivities. Participants can ride as much of the course as they like, stopping at Discovery Park and Nimbus Fish Hatchery for rest stops. Festivities after the ride will include a BBQ, beverages, live entertainment, local cycling vendors, and a raffle. For more info, go to http://arpf.org/ride-the-parkway.php
6/13 Hayfork Century: Trinity County Fairgrounds. 19 mi., flat route; 45 mi., w/3,300 ft., 70 mi. w/7,500 ft., 115 mi. w/10,800 ft., 126 mi., 10,800 ft. elevation gain. Enjoy the roads of Trinity County. Almost no vehicle traffic. Continental Breakfast and Smokehouse BBQ. Rest Stops at intervals of 25 mi. or less. VHF radio communication for safety at or near the rest stops (most of the courses have no cell phone service and are in remote wilderness areas). Water stops are placed at strategic locations. SAG and Sweeper vehicles are provided. Well marked routes. For more info, go to www.hayforkcentury.com
6/13 Cycle for Life: Arata Farm, Half Moon Bay. 25 or 65 mi. rides around the coastside. Fee includes SAG, rest stops, bike mechanics. After ride party includes food, beer, music. For more info, call (415) 989-6500.
6/14 6th Annual Bike the Bridges: Martinez Waterfront Park. Riders will have the choice of a 25 mile, 100K or Century rides and all are new routes! All courses take riders across the scenic Carquinez and Benicia Bridges. You can upgrade to the 50K Bonus Route and extend your ride to 30 miles (included in your 25 mile registration fee!). Full SAG support on all routes. Post ride BBQ (included) and Festival with bands and beer garden available from noon - 4 p.m. A benenfit for Special Olympics No. California. To register or to get more info visit sonc.org/events/our-fundraisers/bike-bridges-martinez.
6/20 Castle Crags Century: Mt. Shasta. Experience the riding around Mt. Shasta along with some altitude: 4 ride options: 97 mi. century: 7,800 feet of climbing $65; Metric: 62.4 m. 5,800 climbing; $55; Half metric: 34.5 mi. 2,000 feet climbing; $45; Gone fishin: 10 mi. 600 feet climbing; $15. Reg.: Century, $65; Metric, $55; Half metric, $45; Gon fishin: $15. For more info go to www.castlecragscentury.com
6/20 Mile High 100: Lake Almanor. 33, 56, 100 mi. routes. The longer rides offer 4 rest stops and breathtaking views of Lake Almanor, Mt. Lassen & Indian Valley. Pre-reg.: by 5/15. For more info, go to www.MileHigh100.com
6/20 8th Annual Tour of the Carson Valley – Barbecue & Ice Cream Social: Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV. Fully Supported 11 mi. family/beginner fun ride; 20 mi. bike & hike option; 44 mi. tour w/optional Kingsbury Grade climb for a 60 mi. ride option. Ride along the eastern foothills of the Sierra on the historic routes of the pioneers. Fee includes goodie bag, event number, event t-shirt, waterbottle, food & beverage at rest stops, tech support, first aid, SAG transport support, after ride barbecue, ice cream and live music. Pre-reg. fees: $65, 44 mi. & 60 mi.; $55, 20 mi bike & hike; $35, 11 mi. family/beginner fun ride. For more info, call (800) 565-2704 or go to www.BiketheWest.com
6/20 Tour de Manure: Sierravile. Metric, half century loops, or 30 mi. 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. The start site is 102 Main St. Pre-reg.: Adults $60, children $30 until 6/13; $70 after. Fee includes souvenir t-shirt, rest stop food and drink, and a post-tour party including live music by the SimpleTones and delicious food from local purveyors. Sign up online at www.active.com or download a reg. form at tourdemanure.org
6/27 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); and the Foothill Fun Ride, or Build Your Own Ride option. Friendly support, SAG, many well-stocked rest stops with Hammer products, fresh fruit, energy bars, water, and ice. Reg. includes rest stops, post-ride meal, and frameable customized rider bib with pictures from the course completed. For more info and online reg. go to www.AltaAlpina.org/Challenge
6/27 Climb To Kaiser: Alta Sierra Middle School, Clovis. 3 distances. The riders should be able to complete a century with 8,000 to 10,000 ft. of climbing in 8 to 10 hours. 95 mi. Tollhouse Century has 7,500 ft. climbing. Millerton Classic has 71 mi. w/3,500 ft. of climbing. For more info, go to www.climbtokaiser.com
6/27 Country Coast Classic Bike Ride: Shamel Park, Cambria. 100, 50, 25 mi. Fee includes maps, SAG, lunch for century riders, post-ride BBQ, rest stops, raffle. For more info, go to www.countrycoastclassic.org
6/27 Giro Bello: O'Reilly Media Campus, Sebastopol. 27 mi. fun ride, 67 mi. metric, 102 mi. century. The routes roll around Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and the West County redwoods. The start site is O’Reilly Media Campus. Reg.: $55, fun ride; $75 metric ride; $95 century. Fee include lunch, SAG, after ride meal, live music, Lagunitas Beer. For more info, go to www.girobello.com
6/27 Ride for Life: St. Andrew's Church, Saratoga. 2nd Annual. The Ride for Life proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The Metric Century route covers some of the best cycling areas in Saratoga, Los Gatos, Cupertino and San Jose. Reg: $30. Fee includes Fully supported rest stops, SAG, no-host lunch with bike corral, and rider swag. This event is a fundraiser for Saratoga Relay for Life (in support of American Cancer Society). For more info, go to www.acsrideforlife.com
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