Tour de Palm Springs — February 8, 2014 A charity ride for nonprofits in the Coachella Valley, the five routes of 5 to 100 miles draw about 7,500 cyclists. This year’s ride leaves from Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Ramon roads in Palm Springs.
Rice Valley Tandem Rally — February 9, 2014 A tradition for tandem cyclists dating back to 1988, the rally has been dubbed the “Love Ride” due to the couples on tandems and proximity to Valentine’s Day. Three rides for tandem bicycles, leaving on a figure-8 course from Gridley. Sponsored by Chico Velo Cycling Club. (Singles welcome too.) Fully supported.
Pedaling Paths to Independence – Feb. 22, 2014 Two options of 65 and 25 miles are offered for this ride that starts and ends in Linden. Includes post-ride meal. Proceeds go to Community Center for the Blind and the Visually Impaired.
Firecracker Fun Bike Ride — February 22-23, 2014 This year’s annual Firecracker Run festivities includes both a 20- and 30-mile bike rides from Chinatown as part of the weekend-long festival in Los Angeles. Both rides incorporate the LA River Bike Path Proceeds benefit Need2Read funding for local schools and non-profit community groups.