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Centuries, Fun Rides, Other Bike Events


Northern California Summer Camp

August 2016

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

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Northern California & Nevada Summer camp

August 2016

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. call (510) 336-2267 or go to www.featherrivercamp.com

Northern California & Nevada Road Bike Century Rides

July 2016

7/2 4th Annual Challenge the Bear: Tehachapi. Metric Century, Half Metric Century or Family Fun ride incorporates breathtaking mountain and lake views. Tour the communities of Bear Valley and Stallion Springs with multiple routes for all riding levels, from enjoyable to challenging. riders will receive a medal, lunch coupons and have the opportunity to participate in the Bear Valley Springs 4th of July Festival. For info, www.facebook.com\challengethebear



7/2 4th Annual Patriot16 Bike Ride: Graeagle. A challenging 16 mi. out and back that starts at 8 a.m. in front of the Howling Dogs Bike Shop. Hot dogs and sodas at the finish at the world famous Graeagle Outpost. Come ride and stay for the festivities. For more info www.patriot16.com

7/2 4th Annual Challenge the Bear: Tehachapi. Metric, half metric, family fun ride along routes with mountain & lake views. Tour the communities of can participate in the Bear Valley Springs July 4 festival. For info, www.active.com/tehachapi-ca/cycling/races/challenge-the-bear-2016?int

7/9 Death Ride: Turtle Rock Park, Markleeville, California. Five mountain passes to test your mettle: Monitor Pass: 8,314ft.; Ebbetts Pass 8,730 ft.; Carson Pass, 8,580 ft.! 129 mi. and 15,000+ feet of lung busting climbing. You also have the option of riding one, two, three or four passes. The first four passes will be closed at specific times to vehicular traffic. For info, go to www.DeathRide.com.

7/9 Bike 4 Breath: Encinal Elementary School, Atherton. The 25th anniversary of Bike 4 Breath! Cyclists may choose from three route options: a family-friendly 10 mile route, a 30 mile intermediate route, and a challenging 64 mile route for the cycling enthusiast. In celebration of this landmark Silver anniversary year, riders can expect special touches at the start finish area and as always, riders will receive free breakfast and lunch. Fundraising is not required but all funds raised by riders will support lung health in our local communities, and will help ensure that breathing is not a struggle, or a risk, for anyone. Reg.: $10-65, depending on route (fees increase May 1). Virtual riders welcome. Breathe California encourages corporate and family teams. For more info, go to www.Bike4Breath.org.

7/9 Arthritis Bike Classic – Marin: College of Marin Physical Education Complex, Kentfield. Two scenic route options: A beginner friendly 26 mi. 62 mi for advanced to intermediate rider. $75 reg., no fundraising minimum. Participants who raise $300 or more will receive a 2016 commemorative jersey. Fully supported ride, all participants receive finishers medal, lunch and access to the Lagunitas beer and wine garden. To register visit www.MarinHeadlandsBikeClassic.org.

7/16 Fall River Century: Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds, McArthur. 37, 66, 103 mi. routes. Pre-reg.: 37 mi. $30; 66, 103 mi. routes $50; 131 mi. $60. Add $5 late fees apply after 7/1. Fees include SAG, new and improved maps, and a gourmet lunch following your ride. You’ll also encounter well spaced rest stops staffed by happy people! The course is scenic and volcanic, moderately difficult. The roads are great, and the traffic is very minimal. For more info, www.fallrivercentury.com

7/23 Tour de MALT: Nicasio Valley Farms, Marin County. Ride through the farms and ranches of West Marin and along spectacular Tomales Bay. 40 mi./1,620 ft. or 60 mi., 3,744 ft. Reg.: Fees: $85 MALT members/$125 nonmembers. A fundraiser for Marin Agricultural Land Trust. For more info, www.Malt.org/Tour-de-Malt

7/23 Devil's Slide Ride: Pacifica Community Center. 36, 61, 104 mi. routes. The longer routes are down the San Mateo coast & back thru the redwoods & watershed. The 36 mi. is to Half Moon Bay & back. Pre-reg.: Century (104-mi) Ride: $78 early reg. discount thru 1/31; $98 from 1/31–7/22; $108 day of. Metric: $68 early reg. discount thru 1/31; $88 from 1/31 – 7/22; $98 day of; 36-mi) ride: $45 early reg. discount thru 1/31; $65 from 1/31– 7/22; $75 day of. Fee includes lunch, t-shirt, aid stations, snacks, refreshments, cue sheets/maps, SAG. For more info, www.DevilsSlideRide.org

7/23 Great Historic Hotel Bike Ride: Fort Bidwell, Modoc County. 100 km. & 150 km. Bike over 6,300 foot Cedar Pass climbing 1,650 feet crossing over the Warner Mountains, viewing the Hayes Mountain Range and tranquil valleys. Experience rugged beauty as you begin at Fort Bidwell bike 100 km to the historic Hotel Niles or continue on 150 through the scenic Wildlife Refuge and open Modoc Valley. Reg.: 100 km, $65; for 150 km., $80. Reg. includes lunch, T-shirt and transportation. For more info, www.ModocParksandRec.com

7/24 Graeagle Century Ride: Graeagle Fire Hall. Two different 50 mi. rides, 80 mi. & 101 mi. century. The easier of the half centuries has 2,353 ft. elevation gain; and the tougher, 4,795 ft. The 80 mi. route follows the century, but cuts off before the last brutal climb to Lake Davis. The 101 mi. heads over Gold Lake Rd., thru the Lakes Basin Recreation Area to Yuba Pass, down thru Sierra Valley, up another tough climb to Lake Davis, then down to the historic railroad town of Portola and back. For info, www.communitymultisport.com

7/30 Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge: UCSC campus, Santa Cruz. 4 routes that take off down the Great Meadow Bike Path: 45, 75, 100, 125 mi. Not for the faint of heart or overly ambitious couch potatoes! Improved 45 mile course due to popular demand. Beautiful redwood groves with gnarly altitude gain on three out of four routes. Enthusiastic volunteers and burritos at the finish. Overnight housing on campus available. Proceeds go to local bike related projects like Bike Smart, Trips for Kids and the Rail Trail. 600 rider limit, so register early! For more info, go to www.SantaCruzCycling.org

Foxy's Fall Century

August 2016

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: info@lymelightfoundation.org 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

Southern California Road Bike Century Rides

July 2016

7/2 4th Annual Challenge the Bear: Tehachapi. Metric, half metric, family fun ride along routes with mountain & lake views. Tour the communities of can participate in the Bear Valley Springs July 4 festival. For info, www.active.com/tehachapi-ca/cycling/races/challenge-the-bear-2016?int

7/16 Windmill Century Ride 2016: Pioneer Park, Santa Maria. 28 mi. mostly flat ride, 62 mi. metric through beautiful back roads where you can take in the picturesque beauty of the Central Coast’s vineyards along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, 102 mi. century towards the hills of Casmalia, and climbs, passing Vandenberg AFB. You'll travel the back roads of Lompoc and head to the authentic Danish village of Solvang where you'll stop for a nourishing lunch. Then it's on through the picturesque roads of Ballard and Santa Ynez. You'll enjoy the winding country roads and the rolling hills along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. For more info, tailwindsofsantamariabc.org/century.html

August 2016

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


Southern Oregon Road Bike Century Rides

July 2016

7/1-4 Northwest Trandem Rally: Klamath Falls, OR. All the Friday rides take off from Steen Sports Park. There are guided rides and self-supported rides, all around southern Oregon, in the shadow of Mt. Shasta. The first days take people around southern Oregon and into parts of northern California; the final day of riding takes tandemists around the westside of Klamath County. For more info, www.nwtr.org

7/16-17 Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic: 200 fully supported mi. The route takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon. (Sells out in February or March, but refund openings are filled in June.) $80-$155. For more info, www.cascade.org

7/23 7Up & Down: Ashland, OR. Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway. Spend the weekend in Ashland and ride the first Scenic Bikeway in southern Oregon (much of the former Mountain Lakes Loop). 51 mi. with 5,100 ft. of climbing, full support, 2 rest stops and a free, delicious barbecue lunch and beer at the finish at Emigrant Lake Park. This is not a race, but it is a strenuous ride for cyclists familiar with mountain roads. Ride starts anytime between 7 and 9 a.m., check in available also Fri. 4 - 7. Proceeds benefit the maintenance and expansion of the Bear Creek Greenway. For info, see upanddownashland.com or https://www.facebook.com/upanddownashland/ or call ML Moore (541) 201-1121.

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