California Bicycle Ride Calendar — April

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Party Pardee Century — April 7, 2018  This 65-mile bike ride through the rolling foothills of Amador and Calaveras counties starts at Howard Park in Ione. A scaled-down version also available. Sponsored by Sacramento Bike Hikers.

Tierra Bella 2018— April 14, 2018 The annual ride is actually four different routes, from flat to hilly. The rides comprise 60K, 100K, 100 hilly miles and 126 hilly miles, all leaving from Gilroy. Sponsored by the Almaden Cycle Touring Club.

California Classic — April 7, 2018 A 10-mile section of the Sierra Freeway (Route 168) is closed to cars for this bike ride that starts in Fresno. Three options of 35, 60, 100 miles. (All riders must start at 7 a.m.)

Red Hawk Ride — April 7, 2018 Options of 10, 25, 50 & 100 miles. Each rider receives a gift bag, ride support, fully stocked rest stops, finisher medal and free lunch after the ride. Begins and ends at Simpson University in Redding.

wild-logo-200Wildflower Century (Creston) — April 7, 2018 Presented by San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club, the ride features three route options — 50, 75 and 100 miles — for a scenic bike ride through scenic valleys and isolated mountains of San Luis Obispo County

Tour de Cure – San Diego April 14, 2018  Four ride options of 100, 62, 29, and 7 miles leaving from the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego. Fund-raiser for American Diabetes Foundation.

Cinderella Classic — April 14, 2018  This 65-mile bike tour around Amador, Livermore and Diablo valleys touts itself as the only ride for women and girls. Sponsored by Valley Spokesmen of Dublin. Fills up early. Check website for training rides

Tour de Danish Bike Ride — April 14, 2018 The bike ride begins with a paced mass start after the Lindsay Orange Blossom Festival in Lindsay. A timed ride, 5 minutes are deducted for every pastry consumed along the 25-mile course. Presented by Svenhard’s Swedish Bakery and Sequoia-Visalia Kiwanis

Belgian Waffle and Belgian Wafer RidesApril 15, 2018 Starts at Lost Abbey Brewery in San Marcos. The courses promise dirt, gravel, sand, water crossings, hills, and wind. Belgian Waffle is 144 miles; Belgian Wafer is 70 miles. Fund-raiser for Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Bike Around the Buttes — April 21, 2018 This is a fund-raiser for the Diabetes Center of Yuba Sutter. Three courses — 17.5 miles, 40 miles and 100 miles. The century is essentially a flat course that passes through Meridian.


Hemet Double Century and Century — April 21, 2018  The southern California ride, ongoing since 1965, is a giant figure-8 loop of two 100-mile rides; a 100-mile only option is possible for either loop. Course closes at 10 p.m.

Tour de OC — April 21, 2018 University campus, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Supports Royal Family Kids summer camp for abused children.

Sierra Century — April 21, 2018 The event offers 3 routes that take cyclists through Meadow Vista and the foothill towns of Colfax, Applegate, and Newcastle. Homebased at Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth (camp at fairgrounds Friday night). Full rider support includes continental breakfast, unique cuisine at rest stops and complimentary post-ride pasta dinner; sponsored by Sacramento Wheelmen. (Limited to 1,500 cyclists.)

FrogMr. Frog’s Wild Ride  — April 14, 2018 The 100K and 50K bike rides from Murphy’s explores southwestern Calaveras County. The fund-raiser for Feeney Park, a public park created and maintained by volunteers in the historic Mother Lode town. Prizes are offered. BBQ at the finish.

Sea Otter Classic Weekend — April 19-22, 2018 Three rides — a gran fondo, mountain bike tour, and open road tour.  Sea Otter Classic Recreation events. Monterey

Napa Valley Cycle for Sight — April 21, 2018  Three options — 50, 25 and 15 miles — to raise funds for an eyesight and veterans program of the Rotary International chapter in Napa. Starts and ends at Justin Siena High School.

2017-01-02Boob RidesApril 21, 2018 Charity bike ride for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk, the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer, and the Young Survival Coalition. Either start at the Irvine Amtrak station or in Solana Beach; both rides end at the Tidewater Tavern in Solana Beach. Presented by FUN 4 GOOD, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Alpine Challenge — April 21, 2018 A premier ride in the eastern San Diego County mountains. Route comprise 25 miles, 50 miles, and 62 miles. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Alpine..

Primavera Century — April 22, 2018  Scenic rides on East Bay roads. Four choices — 100 miles, 100K, 70K, 25 miles. Starts in Union City in East Bay. Sponsored by Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club

CiLAvia – Heart of the Foothills — April 22, 2018  The open-streets event will connect the City of San Dimas, the City of La Verne, the City of Pomona and the City of Claremont! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space!

50-Mile Ride — April 28, 2018 A mountain bike ride to raise money for Team Rwanda Cycling and World Bicycle Relief. 25- and 10-mile routes also offered. Meets in Rancho Santa Margarita.

wildflower-logo-2013Wildflower Century (Chico) — April 29, 2018  Presented by Chico Velo Cycling Club, the ride features multiple options. Has been on Bicycling magazine Top 10 list.. (Registration now open)

Finish the Ride —  April 29, 2018 Created to support bicyclists and pedestrians in southern California who are victims of  hit-and-run motorists. Includes 6, 50, 27 and 22 mile bicycle rides, as well as 10K run, walk and roll. Starts in Hollywood and ends in Griffin Park.

Tour de Cure – San Diego — April 14, 2018  Four ride options of 100, 62, 29, and 7 miles leaving from the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego. Fund-raiser for American Diabetes Foundation.

L’Etape California — Summer 2018 (TBA) The ride covers 80 miles and 11,000 feet of elevation gain in north Los Angeles to summit Mt. Baldy, an Amgen Tour of California summit finish for the May 2017 race.


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  1. Good morning, say I am wondering how to get a ride posted on the calendar for April 2017

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