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 Monte Sano State Park at the southern tip of the Appalachians. Destinations include Mooresville Space Center, Guntersville Dam, and Hurricane Valley. Mountain bike options also available. Dates: May 19-25, 2018.
Bo Bikes Bama ( Alabama) Bo Jackson leads this charity bike ride of 22 or 62 miles to raise funds for the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund. The Heisman Trophy winner created the ride in response to the deadly tornado outbreak of April 2011. Starts on campus of Auburn University. Date: April
Alaska Clean Air Challenge A one-day bike ride with classic views of Denali Range and Talkeetna Mountains. Options of 10, 26, 58, 84, and 100 miles. Raises funds for the American Lung Association. Date: May 12, 2018
Grand Canyon — This week long van 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. DATES: Sept. 16-22, 2018
Desert Classic Century — Presented by Arizona Bicycle Club. Registration and start at 6681 W. Beardsley Road
Glendale, AZ 85308 Date: April 28, 2018.
Greater Arizona Bicycle Association — Non-profit bicycle club schedules overnight bicycle tours: Sonoita – Bisbee; Salt River Canyon; Luna Lake; Cave Creek. See website for dates and more information.
Bicycle Ride Around Arkansas (BRAA) — A 250-mile self-contained bicycle loop around Arkansas. Carry your own gear and cook in camp. Other meals in diners along the way. Must be an Arkansas Bicycle Club member. Dates: April 15-21, 2018
Other bike rides
Check the calendar at the Arkansas Bicycle Club.
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. Registration opens Jan. 1. Dates: Sept. 10-15, 2018
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria Pro cyclist sponsoring a bike ride around Victoria; choice of 90km and 140km. Date: September
Vancouver Tour de Biennale — Two options — 110k urban bike ride or 125k ride from Vancouver to Steveston Harbour. Date: August