Marin County Century and the Mt. Tam Double – Aug. 2, 2014 Six bike ride options are offered; 50K, 100K, Marin Century, Mount Tam Century, 200K, and Mt. Tam Double Century. Limited to 2,000 riders. All rides start at the Vallecito Elementary School in San Rafael. Sponsored by the Marin Cyclist Bike Club. (Registration closed July 28, 2014)
Tour de Peninsula — Aug. 3, 2014 Coyote Point Park on San Francisco Bay in San Mateo is the focal point of this recreational bike ride. Ride options of 21, 32, and 63 miles are offered as well as shorter rides for families with kids. Barbecuing, picnicking and other activities are available. Proceeds to San Mateo County Parks and Car-free Sunday Bicycling on Canada Road. (Information in .doc format.)
Shasta Summit Century — Aug. 3, 2014 Four rides of 139, 100, 60 and 30 miles. The “super century” features 16,500 feet of climbing; all the rides take in the Alpine scenery of Mt. Shasta in the Shasta – Trinity National Forest. Starts about midway between Redding and Yreka. Sponsored by Mountain Wheelers.
Bike and Brew Fest Week – Aug. 11-17, 2014 Supports the US Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis.
Holstein Hundred — Aug. 16, 2014 Three options — 100 miles, 67 miles and 35 miles. Bikes use rural roads through West Marin and Sonoma counties for scenic views. The century features 5,500 feet of climbing. Destinations include Bodega Bay and Chileno Valley. A fund-raiser for West Marin Senior Services.
Cool Breeze — Aug. 16, 2014 Four bike ride routes up the coast and into the mountains, leaving from Ventura. Distances — 38 miles, 60 miles, 102 miles and 124 miles. The Double Metric is a Brevet sanctioned by the Randonneurs USA and features 8,500 feet of climbing.
Tour of Napa Valley — Aug. 17, 2014 Three options are available for cyclists — 100 miles, 65 miles, and 30 miles. Bike tours start at the Yountville Veterans Home and proceeds over Ink Grade, Pope Valley, or Mt. Veeder, depending on the route. Sponsored by the Eagle Cycling Club of Napa.
Central Coast Classique – Supporting Uniformed Officers and Armed Forces (California) — Aug. 23, 2014 Cyclists can choose from three options — 100, 62 and 30 miles — for the bike ride that begins at Arroyo Grande and passes vineyards in the Edna Valley. Winery discounts offered at rest stops. Presented by Creative Meditation and San Luis Obispo Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation (SLOLEAF).
Bike the Bay — Aug. 24, 2014 Ride your bike across the Coronado Bay Bridge. The 25-mile bike ride is limited to the first 2,500 entrants. Takes in San Diego, Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City. Benefits San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.
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