Alabama’s Magnificent Bicycling Adventure– The Alabama Bicycle Coalition continues this week-long bike tour that visits different destinations every day from one central location. The tour is based at the Beckwith Camp and Conference Center in Mobile. Check website for itinerary in 2013. Dates: April 20-26, 2013.
Alaska Clean Air Challenge Cyclists will ride the George Parks Highway to an overnight stay at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge for views of Denali and the Alaska Range. Return the second day; either 100K or 200K. Raises funds for the American Lung Association. Date: May 18-19, 2013.
Denali Adventure — A 430-mile self-contained bicycle tour on dirt and paved roads. Starts in Anchorage and ends in Denali; presented by nonprofit Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: July 13-26, 2013.
Grand Canyon -Van — These week long fully supported mountain bike tour explores the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Participants will ride the Rainbow Rim and Arizona Trails, as well as other trails above the canyon. Starts in Jacobs Lake. Offered by Adventure Cycling Association. Two tours. Dates: Van 1 -- Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2013, Van II — Sept. 7-13, 2013, Van 3 – Sept. 15-21, 2013.
Great Picacho Century – Presented by Greater Arizona Bicycling Association. Date: February 17, 2013
Ride the Fault — The inaugural 7-day bicycle tour loop visits areas of four states hit by the 1812 New Madrid earthquake. Starts in Sikeston near the “boot” of Missouri, followed by overnights in Malden, Mo., Paragould, Ark., Caruthersville, Mo., Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tenn., Hickman, Ky., and New Madrid, Mo. Flat route with options for cyclists seeking hills or more mileage. Dates: June 22-29 2013
Other bike rides
Arky 100 is a bike tour presented by the Arkansas Bicycle Club. All four options — 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles — starts in Sheridan. Date: Oct. 14, 2012.
WaCanId Ride — A 340-mile, fully supported bike tour on the International Selkirk Loop encompasses parts of Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. Riders can begin in three locations – Sandpoint, ID, Creston or Nelson, BC. Presented by Rotary Clubs of the Selkirk Loop. Dates: Sept. 16-21, 2013.
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria Pro cyclist sponsoring a bike ride around Victoria; choice of 90km and 140km. Date: Sept. 22, 2013
Vancouver Tour de Biennale — Two options — 110k urban bike ride or 125k ride from Vancouver to Steveston Harbour. Date: Aug. 19, 2012