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Northern California Centuries, Fun, & Charity rides
5/4 I Care Classic 2013: South County Century & Bicycle Tour. Morgan Hill. 20 mi., 50 km., 100 mi. 100 mi. hilly challenge, 100 km. routes thru southern Santa Clara County. The 100 mi. is a flat alternative to the hilly 100 mi. up Metcalf Rd. This event is a fundraiser for the Almaden Super Lions Club. Bring old eye glasses to donate! For more info, go to www.icareclassic.org
5/4 3F Century: A flat, fast & fun bike ride! Colusa. 100 mi. century, 100 km metric, 37 mi, 20 mi rides. The start site is located at Egling Middle School, 813 Webster St. For more info, go to www.3fcentury.com
5/4 Tour de Cure: Roseville. 10 mi., 31 mi., 62 mi., 100 mi. routes through the Gold Country. Reg.: $25 + $150 fundraising. For more info, go to www.diabetes.org
5/4 Tour of Novato: Novato. 5K walk, 13 km., 40 km., 100 km. rides. The metric is held in west Marin County., the other events heald in Novato. This is a benefit for Novato pulic schools. For more info, contact Sue Pollock, (415) 827-9772 or email email@example.com
5/5 Give Me Wings Super Century: Foothill High School, Palo Cedro. 60, 100, 128 mi. routes. The ride starts across the flats of the east side of Redding but quickly heads for the foothills of Lassen. The hills just keep coming with over 12,000 ft. elev. gain. You will have time to take in the amazing views because you will encounter very little traffic. For more info, go to www.gmwsupercentury.com
5/5 Tour de Cure Napa Valley: Veterans Home, Yountville. 10 mi. family route along residential and rural backroads; 25 mi. flat route that crosses Napa Valley. 50 mi. rolling terrain brings you to Calistoga where you cross the valley and head down the Silverado Trail. 80 mi. follows 29/128 past Calistoga out of the Napa Valley into the beautiful Alexander Valley w/some hill climbing. 100 mi. is best suited for the experienced cyclist. Once you reach Fieldstone, you will continue out past Healdsburg almost to Highway 101 and the Russian River. For more info, go to www.tour.diabetes.org
5/5 Delta Century: Jessie's Grove Winery, Lodi. The start site is located at 1973 West Turner Rd. Distance: 25, 62, 100 mi. Three flat loops traverse the bucolic Delta roads of the San Joaquin Valley. Pre-reg.: $45 (full and metric centuries); $30 (quarter century). Add $5 per reg. after 4/26. Fee includes route sheets and maps, SAG, pre-ride tech support, radio communications, well stocked rest stops, ferry ride and lunch on metric and full centuries, catered post ride meal, music and entertainment. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (209) 772-3775.
5/5 Grizzly Peak Century: Campolindo High School, Moraga. 75 mi., 101 mi. and 109 mi. A hilly scenic ride in the east bay hills and north to Martinez. Optionally ride an additional loop in the east bay hills south to Castro Valley. Pre-reg.: $55.; $65 after 4/13. Reg. must be postmarked by 4/13, to avoid $10 late fee. Fee includes: rest stops with food, lunch, route sheet, map, route marking, SAG and radio support and souvenir first aid kit Helmets ARE req’d. For more info, go to www.grizzlypeakcyclists.org/century
5/11 12th Annual Tour de Lincoln: McBean Park, Lincoln. Four routes: The 10 mi. Pleasure Cruise, 20 mi. Rolling Hills, 40 mi. Country Climb, or 100K Metric Century. Pre-reg: until 5/8: 10 mi.-$15; 20 mi.-$30; 40mi. & 100K-$40. Reg. closes 5/8. Day-of reg. add $10. Fee includes Continental breakfast, route maps, well-stocked rest stops w/food and potties, SAG, great post-ride BBQ. Tour T-shirt available for $15. Helmets req’d. For info call, Lincoln Volunteer Center (916) 645-6254., P.O. Box 1295, Lincoln, CA 95648, or download application at www.tourdelincoln.org.
5/11 Tour of the Unknown Coast: Humboldt County Fairgrounds, Ferndale. Enjoy California’s Toughest Century! 10, 20, 50 mi., 100 km., 100 mi. routes through the redwoods. Expect a variety of weather changes. Inland can be warm, while the higher altitudes can be cold, and the area along the ocean is usually windy. Come prepared. Pre-reg.: 10 mi., $10; 20 mi., $20; 50 mi., $45; 100 km. $45; 100 mi., $50. Fee includes rest stops w/food, SAG, after ride meal, tour patch to finishers. For more info, go to www.tuccycle.org
5/11 Motherlode Century: Coloma/Lotus Valley. 28, 64, 71, 94 & 101 mi. rolling routes through ranch, forest, farms, and vineyards. The 28 mi. (3,009 ft.) loop features a fantastic panoramic view of the valley, while the 64, 71 & 94 mi. (10,848 ft.) loops add a remote canyon with rewarding climbs and awe inspiring scenery. A bonus 7 mi. (1,467 ft.) loop gives the tenacious an extra climb. Water bottle w/early reg. Fee includes goody bag, delectable aid stations, lunch stop, SAG, first aid. All riders will enjoy a delicious riverside dinner with live music following the ride. Expand your weekend experience with a rafting trip, a walk through time at the adjacent Gold Discovery State Park, hiking, mountain biking or a visit to the many local wineries and micro-breweries! For more info, go to www.motherlodecentury.com
5/11 Ride for Mom: Johansen High School, Modesto. 10, 30, 72, and 100 mi. routes that traverse eastern Stanislaus County. A family event to have fun and promote awareness on about lifestyle choices that may reduce cancer, diabetes and health disease. Reg. $15, $40, $50 and $50 respectively before 4/11; add $10 after. For more info, Modesto Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation, www.rideformom.com
5/11 Petaluma Kids Gran Fondo: Lucchesi Park. 4 mi., 7 mi. bike ride; 4 mi., 7 mi. run; 1 mi. ride/run/walk. For more info, go to Event Expo includes: Raffle with fantastic prizes, Games, Food and music. For more info, go to www.stevencozzaraceforkids.org, where you can sign up for the event as well as download pledge forms.
5/18 Lodi Sunrise Century: Michael David Winery, Bare Ranch Estate. 50 km., 100 km., 100 mi. routes through the rolling hills around the Lodi wine country. Each of the routes offers scenic views of the vineyards, tranquil pastures and farm lands along lightly traveled roads. All the rest stops are well stocked with water, fresh fruit, carbs, amenities and at the finish, you can relax and have a nice dinner. $50, by 5/9; $55, after. For more info, go to www.lodisunrisecentury.com
5/18 Anderson Century: Anderson River Park. 25, 40, 60, 100 mi. routes. Enjoy riding among the beautiful spring scenery along the Sacramento river. Expect gradual climbs with dazzling views of meadows, wildflowers, rock walls, old-time cattle ranches plus views of Mt. Shasta
and Mt. Lassen. Pre-reg.: 25 & 40 mi., $35; 60 & 100 mi., $40. Fees include rest stops, lunch and/or dinner, SAG. T-shirts $10 extra by pre-order. This event is a fundraiser for the Enterprize Lions Club and Anderson Lions Club. For more info, go to www.centurybikeride.com or www.AndersonCentury.com
5/18 Nevada City Mountain Bike Endurance Ride: a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County & North Lake Tahoe. Nevada City. This ride offers a 45 and 50 mi. route that follows a beautiful loop on local trails, including the South Yuba River Trail. 80% singletrack, 7,000 ft. of climbing, with stunning views of the river. Shorter routes available. In place of reg. fees, riders are to raise $250 in donations for mentoring programs. The ride includes: bags full of goodies, check points with first-aid, water and snacks, as well as lunch and dinner for all riders. Call (530) 265-2059 or visit www.bigsofnc.wordpress.com/events/mountain-bike-endurance-ride for more info
5/18 Sonoma County Backroad Challenge: Penngrove Park, Petaluma. Century (100 mi, 6,810 ft. elev. gain), metric (70 mi, 3,730 ft.) and half-metric (35 mi, 1,287 ft.). Tour winding back roads through Sonoma County's famous rolling hills, vineyards, green pastures, dairy ranches, redwoods and native oaks. The longer rides add challenging climbs and ocean views. Reg. fee of $65/$75/$85 includes ride with great rest stops, SAG and first aid support, swag, a t-shirt, and the post-ride barbecue. Enjoy cold beer, live music, fun and fellowship until 5 pm. Expected to sellout - limited to 1,750 participants. A fundraising project of the Petaluma Sunrise Foundation. For more info go to www.backroadchallenge.com
5/18-19 California Classic Weekend: Fresno. Join 2,000 cyclists on the only California freeway closed to vehicular traffic on these 35, 60 or 100 mi. bike routes! After your ride receive a finisher’s medallion and enjoy a great BBQ, FREE Cold Stone ice cream, Beer-garden, watch a free baseball game at the San Francisco Giant’s AAA Chukchansi Park and so much more! Up for a challenge? Then do the Century and half-marathon the next day and receive a Challenger Jacket! For info or to register, go to http://www.californiaclassicweekend.com/
5/19 Strawberry Fields Forever XXIV: Cabrillo College, Aptos. 100 mi., 65 mi., 35 mi. Ride the coast! The start site is located at 6500 Soquel Dr. Reg.: $65. Fee includes SAG, rest stops, meal at the finish. For more info, contact Frank Pritchard, Event Director, email@example.com or www.strawberryfields.org
5/25 Velo De Femme: Paso Robles. 42 mi. Ride through beautiful wine country with other women cyclists of all levels. Enjoy the incredible scenery, develop your cycling skills, and build fitness as you take part on this unique cycling adventure. A stop for food and drink at a local winery with an optional stop at the farmers market are included in the ride. Whether you are new to organized group rides or an experienced cyclist, you will enjoy this day on the open roads of Paso Robles. Reg: $35. For more info, go to www.greatwesternbicyclerally.com or call (562) 455-0157.
5/26 Great Western 100 Century & Metric Century: Paso Robles. 100 mi., 70 mi. routes. Ride through beautiful scenery on quiet back roads through farmland, vineyards, native oaks and ocean views. One of California’s premier places to ride. Full support and rest stops. Camping, showers, post-ride food and activities are available. Reg: $50. For more info, go to www.greatwesternbicyclerally.com or call (562) 455-0157.
6/1 Ride Aaxia: Veteran's Memorial Center, Davis. 15, 37, 60 mi. routes. Pre-reg.: $25, $25, by 5/1. After, add $5 per reg.; ride day, add $10 per reg. Fee includes t-shirt, SAG support, fully stocked rest stops by UC Davis Dining services, lunch by Outback Steakhouse. Fundraising: Not required but strongly encouraged. Discounted reg. for those who raise $200 or more. Official Ride Ataxia jersey for those who raise $500 or more. For more info, go to http://rideataxia.org/norcal
6/2 America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride – Lake Tahoe: Stateline, South Shore Lake Tahoe. The start site is located at Horizon Casino Resort, 35 mi. bike tour & non-biking guest boat cruise; 72 mi. ride around Lake Tahoe; 100 mi century. 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, after-ride pool & pasta party, live music. Traditionally sells out by mid-February / On-site same day reg. based on no shows after 7 a.m. For more info, call (800) 565-2704 or go to www.bikethewest.com
6/2 Sequoia Century: Foothill College, Los Altos Hills. 50 mi. (2700 ft.), 100 km. (6,400 ft.), 100 mi. (9,300 ft.), 200 km. (10,900 ft.), routes through the mountains. Pre-reg.: $65, by 5/18; after, $75. Reg. may be paid online by Visa or Mastercard credit card or by check. Registrations are not refundable, but may be transferred. For more info, go to www.westernwheelers.org/sequoia
Southern California Centuries, Fun, & Charity rides
5/4-5 Reaching for the Cure: Bike tour, half marathon, 10k, 5k & kids run/walk. Irvine Spectrum. The bike tour is on 5/4; the running events are on 5/5. This event is designed to heighten public awareness and raise funds for pediatric cancer research. A fun-filled two day weekend is planned where both adults and children join together to support Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation's mission to raise funds to improve the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with cancer. For more info, go to www.pcrf-kids.com or call (949) 859-6312, www.renegaderaceseries.com, (949) 975-1812.
6/1 La Bella Preme: Triunfo Creek Vineyard, Santa Monica Mountains. 14, 31, 63 mi. routes. Women cyclists will traverse the breathtaking canyons and coastline of Malibu in the inaugural La Bella Preme Women’s Cycling Challenge. 3 courses of breathtaking scenery and varying difficulty. La Bella Preme offers multiple challenges and multiple goals throughout the ride that level the playing field so that the beginner as well as the pro can participate and succeed. Participant fundraising efforts benefit Girls on the Run of Los Angeles, I AM THAT GIRL, and Little Bellas. Reg.: $150. For more info, or to register, go to Labellapreme.com.
6/8 2013 Sea-to-Summit Gran Fondo: Ventura Teen Challenge. The Sea-to-Summit Gran Fondo is a road cycling event first held in the 1973. The summit course starts near the ocean in Ventura and winds 87 mi. up to the top of Mt. Pinos in Kern County and has a total 12,000 ft. elevation ascent. This year there will also be a second course. The Seaside Course is ideal for intermediate, recreational riders. This 37 mi. loop starts in Ventura, heads south to the ocean and follows the coastline north to Rincon and back again. For more info, go to www.teenchallenge.org
6/9 Ride the Los Angeles River Bikeway: Griffith Park, Los Angeles. 15, 36, 50, 70, 100 mi. routes. For the little ones, there is a safety ride & fun fair starting at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park. Another 70 mile option and new this year, a 25 mile Long Beach Loop that start and end at beautiful Shoreline Park, Aquarium Way in Long Beach. Your ride makes a difference. Support the completion of the LA River Bikeway by the year 2020. For more info go to http://la-bike.org/riverride
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