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Northern California & Nevada events

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Northern California Bicycle Century Rides


10/3 Konocti Challenge: Lakeport Yacht Club. 20, 40, 65, 100 mi. options. The 65 & 100 mi. routes follow the north and east rim of Clear Lake and wind into the foothills of the south and west, offering breathtaking views of the lake and vineyards. The 40 mi. follows the shore of Clear Lake into the beautiful vineyard region of Finley. The 20 mi. is an adventure for the entire family! Rest stop competition, SAG and end of ride BBQ on the lake shore. Reg. from $20-$70. Register by 4/30 & save $10 on either the 65 or 100 mi. options -- online registrations only! SWAG sizes and quantities guaranteed for those registered by 8/31/15. A project of the Rotary club of Lakeport. For more info, go to

10/3 Giro d'Barkada: Oak Grove Reg'l Park, Stockton. 42 & 65 mi. flat miles around the Delta. Fee includes SAG, rest area, lunch & music at the finish, raffle prizes. For more info contact Frank Gatdula,

10/3 Indian Valley Leaf Peeper Rides: Greenville High School. Metric & full century rides round Genesee and Plumas National Forest. The 100 mi. ride features a 1,500 ft. climb at Antelope Lake. The metric is fast & flat. There is also a 33 mi. ride. Reg.: all routes, $50. 16 years or younger: $25. Fee includes lucnh, rest stops, SAG, shower. For reg.: go to (click on the Forms link).

10/4 Third Annual Wine Country Howl-O-Wheel'n: Windsor. A two wheel'n howl-o-ween party! Routes for everyone! Mostly flat Freaky 15.5 mi., Frankenstein 48.5, and Morbid Metric 65.5 mi. with more challenges and climbs. Vineyard views, supported Halloween themed rest stops, costumes, SAG, and post ride meal. Pre-reg. thru 7/1: Freaky 15, $20, $45 for the other routes. All early registrants receive a shirt. After July rates increase to $25 for the 15 mi. and $50 for the 48.5 and 65.5 mi. routes. The local terrain is a combination of flat, rolling hills, and climbs so be sure to pick the route that best suits your fitness level. Net proceeds support Fed By Fields, a 100% volunteer run organization’s programs that benefit communities. For more info call (707) 433-2731 or go to

10/4 Ride to Defeat Biabetes: Vacaville. 10, 25, 60 mi. routes. All routes start from NorthBayVacaValley Hospital, 1000 Nut Tree Rd. All reg. get T-shirts, a raffle ticket, lunch and refreshments. Reg.: 10 mi., $15; 25 mi., $30; 60 mi., $45. For more info, go to

10/4 Save Mount Diablo Challenge: Athenian School, Danville. 11.2 mi. timed bike ride, starting at Athenian School in Danville and climbing up Southgate Rd. 3,249 feet to the summit of Mount Diablo in Mt. Diablo State Park. Reg.: $75, by 9/7; $90, until 10/1. For more info, go to

10/10 Jamboree Rides featuring the Super Century: Foothill High School, Palo Cedro. Millville Plains 26 mi.; Ash Creek 41 mi.; 63 mi. Ponderosa Ride; 102 mi. Lassen Foothills Century; 126 mi. Give Me Wings Super Century. For more info, go to

10/10 Sacramento Century: Sacramento. 100 mi., 62 mi., 31 mi., 20 mi. Delta Wine Country rides. Reg. includes full support, lunch, an after-ride meal and Octoberfest beer & wine to Halloween Festival and live music. For more info, contact the Rotary Club of Sacramento,

10/10 Yuba-Sutter Ride For Awareness: River Valley High School, Yuba City. 20 mi., 40 mi, and metric century routes that showcase beautiful rural Sutter County. A benefit ride for Pink October, Breast Cancer Awareness, Geweke’s Caring For Women Foundation. Reg.: $30, adults; $15, ages 13-18; ages 12 & under, free. For more info, go to or call (530) 674-0179, Van's Bicycle Center.

10/10 The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin: Stafford Lake. 40, 70, the Jens Voigt signature "Shut Up Legs" (100 mi.). Joining the riders for the day, world renowned and equally-loved professional cyclist Jens Voigt. A fundraiser for Marin County Bicycle Coalition. For more info,

10/10 Golden Hills Century: Knights Ferry. 30, 65, 105 mi. routes. rural roads of the Sierra Nevada foothills, starting and ending in historic Knights Ferry. October is the perfect season for a bike tour on popular cycling roads of Stanislaus County.This ride is sponsored by Stanislaus County Bicycle Club. For more info, go to

10/10 Wine & Roses Bike Ride: Templeton Community Park, Templeton. 32, 62, 100 mi. Central Coast routes. Reg.: $70. Reg. includes rest stop, BBQ chicken and tri-tip lunch, souvenir wine glass, Wild Horse Winery wine, 805 beer and a rose for the ladies. For more info, go to

10/11 Tour of Loleta Redwood Century: Loleta. 30, 60, 72, & 107 mi. routes. Experience the beauty of California's North Coast: the scenic views, historic towns and majestic redwoods. Fee includes well-stocked rest stops w/snacks, fruit, Cytomax & bottled water. Post ride, enjoy the Loleta Fireman's deep pit barbecue! For more info go to

10/17 Foxy's Fall Century: Davis. 50 km. family ride; 100 km. metric century; 100 mi. century. The ideal first century ride! It offers challenges, distances, and scenery for riders of all levels. Fee includes SAG support, a hearty lunch, maps, corner marshals to keep you on track, bike support, a post-ride pasta dinner and some other special fun things. Early reg. $55 and after 9/16 reg. is $65 (for the 100 km. and 100 mi. rides). The fee for the 50 km. family ride is $25. For more info. go to

10/25 The Women's Series Tour de Cure: Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Pleasanton. Rides through the Livermore Wine Valley to help stop diabetes. 12, 35, or 50 mi. routes. All riders who raise the fundraising minimum of $200 will receive a commemorative Women's Series Tour de Cure t-shirt. Children 12 and under raise $50 to participate in the event. The Tour de Cure Women's Series is all about riding together and leaving no woman behind. All rides have full support and well-stocked rest stops. Fee includes warm breakfast, catered lunch, massages, music and more. Helmets req’d. Register at: Tour de Cure Women's Series

Southern California Centuries, Fun, & Charity rides


11/1 Dinosaur Dash: The Market Place, Tustin. The 50K non-timed ride will take you on a tour of picturesque Santiago Canyon from the City of Orange side to Foothill Ranch. Riders skirt the El Toro Marine Base and Great Park before returning. The shorter 15K option is recommended for families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee includes tech shirt, Dino Dash socks, food court ticket, SAG support, and 2 stocked rest stops. This event is a fundraiser for Tustin Public Schools Foundation. For more info, or call (714) 832-3060

Events outside of California


10/6-9 Huntsman World Senior Games: Road bike events. Southern Utah. Race on the road surrounded by the red rocks. 4 events: Hill climbing, time trialing, criterium and road racing. Got game? Huntsman Senior Games are for you. For more info go to

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