Updating to 2017
AIDS Lifecycle June 4-10, 2017 A 545-mile fund-raiser bike ride from San Francisco Los Angeles. Sponsored by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center.
Ride Ataxia NorCal — June 4, 2016 Options of 15, 30 or 50 miles or a metric century leaving Memorial Stadium in Davis. Benefits the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, which is researching a cure for the debilitating, life-shortening neuro-muscular disorder. Outback Steakhouse provides post-ride food.
Ojai Valley Century — June 4, 2016 Four route options include the Double Metric Century and the Hammerhead Century (featuring a morning hillclimb). All rides leave from Libby Park in Ojai.
Auburn Century — June 5, 2016 Calling itself the wildest ride in the West, the bike ride features five bike ride options: 40, 60, 80, 106 and 126 miles. The century has 11,000 feet of climbing. Cyclists in the 80- and 106-mile routes can ride the Iowa Hill Time Trial, a timed-course up the 13.5% average grade, 1.75-mile climb. Organized by Auburn Endurance Events.
AIDS Lifecycle June 5-11, 2016 The fund-raiser is produced by and helps benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center i. 545 miles.
Sequoia Century — June 5, 2016 Western Wheelers Bicycle Club of Palo Alto presents three fully supported challenging routes through the Santa Cruz Mountains of 56, 71 and 113 miles.
Incarnation 100: A Ride to Benefit the Homeless — June 11, 2016 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.
Hayfork Bigfoot Century — June 11, 2016 Choose 115-mile or 126-mile rides with 10,800 feet and 11,680 feet of climbing, respectively, along with views of the Trinity Alps and Mt. Shasta. Ride begins at Trinity County Fairgrounds in Hayfork; BBQ at finish.
Tour de Cure – Silicon Valley — June 12, 2016 Starts at 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto. Fund-raiser for American Diabetes Association.
Mendocino Monster — See May calendar
CF Cycle for Life – Half Moon Bay — June 18, 2016 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. Options of 25, 40 and 60 miles in and around coastal Half Moon Bay.
Mile High Century — June 18, 2016 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 17-24, 2017 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 160 riders. (Route changes in 2017.) Contact the Almaden Cycle Touring Club’s website for information and registration.
Best of the Bay — (hiatus in 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 12, 2016 The fund-raiser for Special Olympics of Northern California offers four options — routes of 25 miles, 50K, 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.
Los Angeles River Ridge — June 12, 2016 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.
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 18-22, 2016 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 25, 2016 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 25, 2016 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 25, 2016 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.
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