Wine Country Century — May 6, 2017 Four routes through Sonoma County wine country with options for 35 miles, 66 miles, 100 miles, or 130 miles. Limit 2,500; sponsored by Santa Rosa Bicycling Club (registration opens Feb. 1)
Flat, Fast, Fun Bike Ride (3F Century) — May 6, 2017 Billed as a flat century through the pastoral scenery of Colusa and Sutter counties. Also a metric century and 38-mile ride. Starts in Colusa.
Grizzly Peak Century — May 7, 2017 A 100-mile ride up Grizzly Peak in eastern suburbs of San Francisco Bay; leaves from Campolindo High School, Moraga; sponsored by Grizzly Peak Cyclists
Tour de Cure – Yountville (Napa Valley) — May 7, 2017 Starts at the Veterans Home of California, featuring several options from 10 to 100 miles. Fund-raiser for American Diabetes Foundation.
Race Across America Cycling Challenge – Oceanside — May 13, 2017 Presented by Race Across America, the weekend includes two non-competitive rides (60 and 120 miles), 2 endurance races (200 and 400 miles), and an expo and post-event party. The 120-mile ride is a Gran Fondo; the races are solo, or 2- or 4-person teams.
Cruisin’ the Conejo — TBA Celebrating its 32nd year in 2016, the southern California bike ride features five route options up to 100 miles. Leaves from Thousand Oaks, sponsored by Conejo Valley Cyclists.
Tour of Long Beach — May 13, 2017 Options include a 5-mile Free Family Fun Ride, the picturesque 30-mile course on the bike paths and streets of Long Beach, the 62-mile through Long Beach to Newport Beach or the 100-mile Cruz Gran Fondo which loops through Long Beach then heads south down the Southern California Coast through Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. Benefits pediatric cancer research at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.
Tour of Novato and West Marin Metric Century — May The West Marin Metric Century route follows rural roads with rolling hills and a few challenging climbs out to Point Reyes Station. Tour of Novato cyclists choose either a 40- or 13-kilometer route. Sponsored by School Fuel, the Novato Foundation for Public Schools to benefit students and classrooms.
NorCal AIDS Challenge (Sacramento) May 11-14, 2017 This 330-mile bike ride in Central California to benefits HIV/AIDS services in the Sacramento Valley. There’s also a shorter weekend option. Online support for training and fund-raising.
Central Coast Double Century — May 13, 2017 The bike ride leaves Paso Robles and climbs into the Santa Lucia Range and down the Salinas Valley; total 209 miles and 13,000 feet of climbing; part of the Triple Crown; there’s also a 170-mile Central Coast Challenge.
Davis Double Century — May 20, 2017 A one-day, 200-mile ride through Yolo, Solano, Napa, and Lake counties. Presented by Davis Bike Club. Always 3rd Saturday in May.
Tour of the Unknown Coast — May 20, 2017 Bicyclists can tour northern California’s remote Humboldt County on routes ranging from 20 miles to 200 miles; metric century and century bike rides offered as well.
Tour de OC — May 20, 2017 Three options of 25, 50 and 100 miles. Begins at Newport Mesa Church on the Vanguard University campus, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Supports Royal Family Kids summer camp for abused children.
Sonoma County Backroad Challenge — May 20, 2017 Features three bike ride options on Sonoma County’s pastoral roads — 99, 70 and 35 miles. The loops start and finish at Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma. Presented by Petaluma Sunrise Rotary.
Tour de Cure – San Diego — May 20, 2017 Four ride options of 100, 62, 29, and 7 miles leaving from the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego. Fund-raiser for American Diabetes Foundation.
Tour de Cure – Gold Country — May 20, 2017 Gold Country Tour de Cure starts at Johnson Springview Park in Rocklin and offers five route options of 100 to 10 miles. Fund-raiser for American Diabetes Association
San Diego Century Bicycle Tour — May 20, 2017 A 102-, 65- and 37-mile bike ride options are included in this year’s Encinitas Sports and Fitness Festival. Bicyclists make their way up Dos Pico Peak on the century ride for a 30-mile descent to the finish. Sponsored by city of Encinitas.
Finish the Ride — May 21, 2017 Created to support bicyclists and pedestrians in southern California who are victims of hit-and-run motorists. Includes 6, 50, 27 and 22 mile bicycle rides, as well as 10K run, walk and roll. Starts in Hollywood and ends in Griffin Park.
Belgian Waffle and Belgian Wafer Rides — May 21, 2017 Starts at Lost Abbey Brewery in San Marcos. The courses promise dirt, gravel, sand, water crossings, hills, and wind. Belgian Waffle is 144 miles; Belgian Wafer is 70 miles. Fund-raiser for Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Strawberry Fields Forever — May 21, 2017 A fund-raiser for Cyclists for Cultural Exchange, with the express purpose of furthering peace and international understanding through exchanges between people with a common interest in cycling. Three route options of 30, 65 or 100 miles leaves from Pajaro Valley High School, 500 Harkins Slough Rd, Watsonville, CA, 95076.
Mendocino Monster — May 21, 2017 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.
Great Western Bike Rally — May 26-29, 2017 The rally over Memorial Day weekend in Paso Robles features 25 bicycling routes for rides of 5 to 100 miles. Also mountain biking routes and a bike train. Although most rides are unsupported, there is a supported century and metric century. Also bike swap, vendors, BBQ, etc. Tent camping or RV at the fairgrounds.
Ride Ataxia NorCal — See June calendar
Ojai Valley Century — See June calendar
Sierra Century — See April calendar
Auburn Century — See June calendar
Sequoia Century — See June calendar
AIDS Lifecycle See June calendar.
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