Fiesta Metric Century — (no ride in 2015; retired) This San Diego-based bike ride has 3 options — 20, 45 and 62 miles. Presented by Scripps Health.
Incarnation 100: A Ride to Benefit the Homeless — June 6, 2015 The Santa Rosa-based bike ride features three routes — 100 miles, 100 km, and 45 miles. Riders will be aided by sag support and fully stocked rest stops. Beer, wine and food at the finish. Benefits The Living Room, Sunday Open Table, and St. Andrew’s Food Kitchen.
Tour de Cure – Silicon Valley — June 7, 2015 Starts at 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto. Fund-raiser for American Diabetes Association.
Mendocino Monster — June 7, 2015 Two bike rides — the Scary Monster (100 miles) and Hairy Monster (62 miles) — leave from Mendocino Community College in Ukiah. Barbecue dinner at the end. Fund-raiser for Rotary Club.
Santa Clarita Century — see September 2015 Three options include100-, 50-, and 25-mile bike rides as well as a family-friendly ride. Begins at Valencia Town Center. Proceeds to the Santa Clarita Child and Family Center. Presented by Santa Clarita Velo Club.
Activis CF Cycle for Life – Half Moon Bay — June 13, 2015 The Cycle for Life bike rides raise money for research and treatment for cystic fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of some 30,000 adults and children in the US. The fund-raisers typically feature a one-day bike ride with several mileage options.
Mile High Century — June 20, 2015 This ride has a ride history of more than 30 years. The Lake Almanor Basin Indian Valley bike ride meets at Chester Park. Three options — 108, 56 and 33 miles — are available. All riders get an Elks Lodge spaghetti feed.
Sierra to the Sea Bicycle Tour — June 20-27, 2015 Covers some 420 miles from the Mother Lode in the Sierra Nevada, through the Sacramento and Napa Valleys to the Pacific Coast, ending at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The eight-day ride is designed for experienced cyclists and is limited to 130 riders. (A two-day Lake Tahoe option add two days of cycling before the main event). Contact the Almaden Cycle Touring Club’s website for information and registration.
Best of the Bay — June 13, 2015 This mountainous super-century’s includes options with or without the killer Sierra Road climb. Starts at Orinda Community Park. Sponsored by Cherry City Cyclists of San Leandro.
Bike the Bridges and Craft Beer Festival — June 14, 2015 The fund-raiser for Special Olympics of Northern California offers three options — routes of 25 miles, 100K, and 100 miles. All routes pass over the Benicia and Carquinez Bridges. Free lunch to riders and discounts to beer festival. Starts at Martinez waterfront.
Palomar Challenge — June Three distance options (24, 35, or 64 miles) from Lake Henshaw to the summit of Mount Palomar; also, a timed climb to the summit is offered.
Cycle the Sierras — June 20-24, 2015 The Sierra Nevada in Northern California is the locale for this fully supported annual bike ride. About 300 miles of bicycling with dinner, refreshments and camping at night. Registration limited to first 150 cyclists.
Climb to Kaiser — June 27, 2015 The bike ride has been rated as one of the 10 toughest by Bicycling magazine. The main ride climbs 13,000 feet in 155 miles; there’s also the Tollhouse Century and the Millerton Metric Century. Sponsored by the Fresno Cycling Club.
Giro Bello — June 27, 2015 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.
Riding the Wild Sierra — June 27, 2015 Four tough ride options: Wild Sierra Metric, Wild Sierra Century, 5 Pass Challenge, and 8 Pass Challenge Double Century. The bike rides take advantage of the many mountain passes in the Sierra that lead to the Turtle Rock Park starting point near Markleeville. Sag support and rest stops. Presented by Alta Pina Cycling Club.
Los Angeles River Ridge — June 28, 2015 Four bike ride options — 36, 50, 70 and 100 miles — as well as family and kid ride options start at Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach. Offered by Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition.
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