Updating to 2013
Challenge the Bear — July 6, 2013 The inaugural bike ride offers three options for road rides beginning at Cub Lake in Bear Valley Springs, a gate-guarded community 15 miles south of Tehachapi. Ride lengths of 5 miles, 32 miles and 62 miles. The long ride features six climbs. (Must register by June 21.) Three days of July 4th events at Bear Valley Springs included in registration.
Giro Bello — July 6, 2013 Three bike route options through Sonoma County wine country and geysers; 102, 68.2 and 29.2 miles. Presented by the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa to benefit their charitable projects. Starts at O’Reilly Media Campus in Sebastopol.
Central Coast Century — July 13, 2013 8th annual ride in 2013 begins and ends in Avila Beach, California (on the coast southwest of San Luis Obispo). Three ride choices — 100, 62 or 15 miles. Fund-raiser for ALS.
Bike for Breath — July Fund-raiser ride for Breathe California of the Bay Area to support lung health and clean air policies. Routes of 10, 18, 50 and 62 miles start in Foster City.
Cycling for Sight with the Blind Stokers Club — July 12-14, 2013 A 200-mile, 3-day tour along the southern California coast. Participants will ride alongside team members of Blind Stokers, a club that enables cycling enthusiasts to ride tandems even though their eyesight prevents them from piloting the bikes. .
Windmill Century — July 20, 2013 Three route options of 26, 62, and 100 miles leave from Pioneer Park in Santa Maria for bicycle rides through lush valleys and past vineyard and ranches. Fully stocked rest stops and BBQ dinner at end of the ride. Presented by the Tailwinds Bicycle Club; benefits Wheelin’ Warriors Cycling Team (formerly Special Olympians) and North Santa Barbara County Children’s Cycling.
Healdsburg Harvest Century – July 20, 2013 Cyclists pedal through the Alexander, Russian River and Dry Creek Valley wine regions in Sonoma County on routes of 60, 37, or 23 miles. Check Sonoma County event calendar for month of July for details.
Fall River Century — July 20, 2013 Four options for cyclists who want a one-day bike tour in Northern California. Features a 200K, 100 mile, 100K and 25 mile routes — 2,200 to 4,000 feet of climbing — beginning in Fall River Mills. Pancake breakfast and post-ride spaghetti feeds are available.
Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge — July 27, 2013 Two bike rides — 100 miles and 60 miles. The century gain 10,000 feet in elevation, starting out on Mt. Charley Road with 18% grades. In all, one Category 1 climb, three Category 2 and four Category 4. Starts in Scotts Valley. Register early; there is a limit. Sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club.
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