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Northern California Exhibit & Festivals

July

7/1-7/31 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


The Great Lake Tahoe Bike Race & Ride

Northern California Centuries, Fun, & Charity rides

June

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

July

7/4 Patriot16 Ride: Graeagle. 8, 16 mi. routes. Ride like a patriot (or a mini-patriot!) The start site is located at Howling Dogs Bike Shop. Reg.: $45 by 6/30. Fee includes t-shirt & refreshments. For more info, go to www.patriot16.com or call: (530) 249-4550. This event is put on by Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce.

7/4 Challenge the Bear Bike Ride: Bear Valley Springs, Tehachapi. 12 mi., 31 mi., 62 mi. routes that incorporate breathtaking mountain and lake views of the communities of Bear Valley and Stallion Springs. Reg.: Baby Bear (12 & under), $15; Baby Bear (13 & older), $25; Momma Bear, $65; after 6/15: $70; Papa Grizzly Bear, $85; after 6/15: $95. Fee includes lunch, SAG, aid stations, socks or waterbottle, can participate in 7/4 events. Call (661) 858-4106 or active.com/tehachapi-ca/cycling/races/challenge-the-bear-2015

7/11 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.

7/11 Bike 4 Breath: Menlo Atherton High School, Atherton. Join Breathe California for our 24th annual charity bike ride. Choose a shorter family-friendly route (10 mi.), an intermediate route (30 mi.) for those seeking a moderate distance, or a long course (62 mi.) for the experienced cyclist. Routes designed by Lorri Lee Lown, of Velo Girls and Savvy Bikes. Lunch will be provided to all riders! Reg.: $10-65, depending on route. Virtual riders welcome. Breathe California encourages corporate and family teams. For more info, go to www.bike4breath.org.

7/11 Tour de MALT: Nicasio Valley Farms, Nicasio, Marin County. 40, 60 mi. routes through scenic coastal farmland, much of it protected forever by MALT. 40-mile route has elev. gain of 2,396 ft. 60 mi. route has elev. gain of 3,819. The start site is located at 5300 Nicasio Valley Rd. Reg.: MALT members $85, nonmembers $125. Fee includes Farm-to-table lunch, SAG, rest stops on local farms, route map. For more info, go to www.malt.org/tour-de-malt or email: events@malt.org

7/18 Healdsburg Harvest Century Bicycle Tour: Healdsburg Community Church, 1100 University Ave. 23mi. 37 mi. 60mi. routes through Sonoma's Wine Country. Moderately challenging ride through the Aleaxander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. Pre-reg $75 by 6/1 $85 by 7/11. Early team reg. $65 per rider by 6/1, $75 by 7/11. Call (707) 433-6935for team promo code. For more info go to www.healdsburg.com/biketour

7/18 Devil's Slide Mountain Bike Ride: Pacifica, including Shamrock Ranch (exclusive access), McNee Ranch. MTB routes are in Pacifica & Montara and include exclusive access to privately-owned trail. Choose between two recreational ride options: a short 8 mi. loop w/1,310 ft. elevation gain for intermediate-level mountain bikers; and a long 14 mi. loop w/2,650 ft. elevation gain to the top of Montara Mountain's North Peak and back for stronger, advanced-level riders. Both options offer access to a private trail and world-class scenery and are designed to be enjoyed at a casual pace. The start site is Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica. Pre-reg.: $45 thru 5/25; $55 until 7/17; $65 day of event. Fee includes lunch, T-shirt, snacks, refreshments, cue sheets/maps, SAG. This ride is a fundraiser for PARCA. For more info, go to www.DevilsSlideRide.org or call Sirenetta Leoni, (650) 312-0730.

7/18 Devil's Slide Road Bike Ride: Pacifica Community Ctr. 103 mi. century, & 100 km. metric route, 36 mi. metric half century. 2 longest road rides go down SM coast/back through redwoods & watershed; 36-mi road ride is to Half Moon Bay and back. re-reg.: Century $80, metric $70 until 5/25; century $90, metric $80 until 7/17; century $100, metric $90 on day of event. Half metric: $45, $55, $65, respectively. Fee includes lunch, t-shirt, aid stations, snacks, refreshments, cue sheets/maps, SAG. For more info, go to www.DevilsSlideRide.org or call Sirenetta Leoni (650) 312-0730

7/18 Fall River Century: McArthur. Choose from 200k, 100 mi., 100k and 25 mi. rides with 2,200 to 4,000 ft. of climbing, little to no traffic and excellent pavement. Reg fee includes pancake breakfast, post-ride meal, well stocked rest stops and SAG. Limited to 500 pre-reg and 100 day of riders. Lots of scenery with two state parks nearby and plenty of camping on the fairgrounds. See more at www.FallRiverCentury.com or visit us on facebook.

7/18 Windmill Century: Pioneer Park, Santa Maria. 28, metric, century routes around the Santa Barbara wine country. The start site is 1050 1050 Foster Rd. For more info, www.tailwindsofsantamariabc.org

7/18 Marin Headlands Arthritis Bike Classic presented by AbbVie: Kentfield. 35 mi., 100 km., 100 mi. Fully supported scenic tour of all the San Francisco North Bay has to offer including great views, climbs, and food. Full day expo with kids area for cyclists, family, and friends. This is a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation. All registered cyclists receive training, fundraising, and logistics support. For more info, visit www.MarinHeadlandsBikeClassic.org or (415) 356-5483, or email bmiller@arthritis.org

7/18 Tahoe Trail 100: Northstar at Tahoe. Solo 100K, Solo 50K, 2-person 100K relay, Tandem 100K. Straddling the borders of Nevada and California, the Sierra Nevada is a mountain biker's dream. The Tahoe Trail 100 offers athletes a 2-loop, 50 kilometer course filled with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. Rocky summits and breathtaking pine forests are found in every direction. Fees: Solo 100K: $85; Solo 50K: $70; 2-person 100K Relay: $135; Tandem 100K: $170. Reg. Prices increase 3/1 & 6/1. Fee includes t-shirt, engraved bike rotor plaques will be awarded 3 deep in each division. Age groups are male/female in 10-year increments (20-29, 30-39, etc.). All riders completing the race under the cut-off will receive a rustic finisher's medal. For more info, go to www.TahoeTrailMTB.com

7/25 2015 Pedalfest: Jack London Square, Oakland. Celebrate all things cycling at the Bay Area’s biggest bicycle festival! Enjoy watching cycling daredevils performing in a 30-foot banked wooden Whiskeydrome; a pedal-powered stage featuring live music; pedal-powered food; two-penny bicycles; unicycles; dazzling handmade bicycles; vintage bikes; pedal-powered art; bicycle stunt shows and more. For additional information about Pedalfest and/or to volunteer, visit www.pedalfestjacklondon.com.

7/26 MCBC Jane Fondo: (Ladies Only!). Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, Fairfax. All-day ride on Marin's trails and fire roads. Multiple route options and great support! Fee: $115 ($95 MCBC members). Fee includes lunch, t-shirt, SAG, maps, route markings and amazing trails with spectacular views! For more info, go to www.marinbike.org/dirtfondo


McCloud Bike-toberfest

Southern California Centuries, Fun, & Charity rides

June


6/27 The Grand Tour: Malibu. Celebrate with the Los Angeles Wheelmen with rides that start in Malibu and go north as far as Moorpark, Ojai, or the Gaviota Pass, depending upon your appetite for long distances. Double metric, 124 mi. Hilly, but only at the start. Double Century, 200 mi. Lowland or Highland routes. Triple Century, 300 mi. Lowland or Highland routes. Or, add another 100 mi. loop for the Quadruple Century, 400 mi., and lifelong bragging rights! Full support, rest stops, sags, and BBQ at the finish. The Grand Tour, by the Los Angeles Wheelmen Bicycle Club, is a California Triple Crown ride for distances of 200 miles or more. For more info on California Triple Crown, http://www.caltriplecrown.com

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