California Bicycle Ride Calendar — October

 2018

Levi’s GranFondo — Oct. 5-7, 2018 A chance for all levels of bicyclists to ride with Leipheimer and some of his pro friends. Leaves from Santa Rosa and visits the Sonoma coast, redwoods and vineyards. Eleven route options. This is a fund-raiser for several local charities and the Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. Register ASAP!.

Pablove Across America — Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2018 A 550-mile bike ride from the East Bay to LA. The route heads east into Yosemite and Sequoia national parks ending up in Los Angeles. A fund-raiser to support the battle against childhood cancer.

Konocti Challenge — Oct. 6, 2018  Four courses comprising a family fun ride to a century around Clear Lake in Lake County. Benefits Lakeport Rotary.

Sacramento Century Challenge — Oct. 6, 2018 The loop rides start at the Capitol Mall in Sacramento and features four mostly flat courses of 100 miles, metric century, metric half-century, and 16 miles. Proceeds will benefit Sacramento Children’s Home’s Crisis Nursery program.

Grizzly Century — Oct. 6, 2018  A 100-mile ride starting in North Fork to promote the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway. Also, 63- and 25-mile loops.

California Dream Ride —  Oct. 7-12, 2018 California Bicycle Coalition benefits from this ride from Santa Barbara to San Diego; 290 miles.

Mt. Diablo Challenge — Oct. 7, 2018  Eleven-mile ride, all uphill, to the top of Mt. Diablo in East Bay suburbs of San Francisco Bay. 1,000 cyclists expected Must pre-register. Sponsored by Save Mt. Diablo.

Asti Tour de Vine — Oct. 13, 2018  Northern Sonoma County is the setting for four bike route options of 25k, 50k, 100k or 100 miles (Rockpile Rumble).

Los Angeles Tour de Cure –  Oct. 14, 2018 Charity bike ride for American Diabetes Association meets at the Santa Fe Dam. Six options of 12 to 100 miles.

Golden Hills Century — Oct. 13, 2018  (formerly Fruit Yard Century, and Riverbank Wine and Cheese Century) The  ride starts in Knights Ferry and explores the Mother Lode foothills on three options — 23, 66 and 100 miles. (Check in at Odd Fellows Hall on Sonora Road) Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Bicycle Club.

Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century — Oct. 13, 2018   The 200-mile bike ride begins in Clovis and routes cyclists up to about 3,800-foot elevation, with an estimated 16,000-foot total elevation gain. Lights are required for this one, although they can be dropped off at a morning rest stop and picked up at another stop later on the route. Sponsored by the Frenso Cycling Club.

 CF Cycle for Life – Sacramento — Oct. 7, 2018 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

 

Tour de Pink (California) — Oct. 26-28, 2018 Young Survival Coalition is sponsoring a charity bike ride for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. The three-day ride rolls out from Santa Barbara to Del Mar

Lighthouse 2018 Ride — Oct. 22, 2018 The bike ride offers two hilly centuries and a flat metric century. All rides begin at Morro Bay High School. Sponsored by the San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club. (Note: Register early!)

Solvang’s Finest Century — Oct. 20, 2018 One hundred miles around Solvang. Presented by Planet Ultra; supports the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Spooktacular Oct. 28, 2018  Several strenuous cycling routes — including a century ride with 10,000 feet of climbing — in and around Bakersfield. Rides include Hideous Hundred, Horrible Hundred, Nightmare Ninety, Morbid Metric, Frightful Forty, and Trembling Twenty. Sponsored by Kern Wheelmen.

Solvang Double Century — Oct. 20, 2018 A 194-mile bicycle route with more than 11,000 feet of climbing. Presented by Planet Ultra.

Bay to Bay — Oct. 20-21, 2018  Bike from Irvine to San Diego on this Bike MS charity ride. Choose between 25-mile one-day option or 100-, 125-, or 150-mile two-day options

Discovery Classic Bike Ride — Oct. 20, 2018 Beginning in Hollister, two options feature the Gravel Grinder (road bikes work well using wider tires) or Family Fun Ride. Travels through valley bordered by mountain ranges. Presented by San Benito Chamber of Commerce.

Foxy’s Fall Century — Oct. 20, 2018   Billed as a good “first century,” the three bike routes — 31, 62, or 100 miles — take cyclists through the orchards and rolling hills of Solano and Napa counties. Begins at Davis High School and sponsored by the Davis Bike Club.

Santa Barbara Century — (No ride 2018; returns in 2019) The century and metric century start at Leadbetter Beach and visit beaches and mountains of Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria. Significant elevation gain on each.

 

Miramar Bay to Bay MS Tour — Oct. 20-21, 2018  The fund-raiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society follows the Pacific Coast from Irvine to San Diego. Bike ride options of 25, 100, 125 or 150 miles.

Wheels for Meals Ride — Oct. 13, 2018 The ride that supports the Alameda County Meals for Wheels offers three routes of 70, 35 and 15 miles starting in Pleasanton

Oceanside Double Century — Oct. 27, 2018 This 200-mile bike ride uses roads along the coast as well as climbs into the mountains and desert. Options of 130 and 150 miles also are offered. The ride, which starts and ends in Oceanside, is included in the California Triple Crown Series.

OC Ride for AIDS  — Oct. 27, 2018  This charity ride for the AIDS Services Foundation gives cyclists three options — 30, 62 or 100 miles. All the loops begin and end at William R. Mason Regional Park in Irvine, and include the Pacific Coast Highway and the Back Bay Bike Trail.

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3 comments

    • John R. on August 17, 2015 at 2:45 pm
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    Bike MS coastal challenge is on the 10th and 11th
    http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/CALBikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=25958

    The Bay to Bay tour is on the 17th & 18th
    http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/CASBikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=26037

  1. Wildcat Granfondo date has been moved up one week to October 21, 2017. Wayne Wilson, Treasurer Shasta Wheelmen and committee member of the Wildcat Granfondo 530 221-1883

  2. The San Benito Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Discovery Classic Bike Ride in Hollister, October 20, 2018. Visit http://www.discoveryclassic.org to register for either the Gravel Grinder, $80 a person or Family Fun Ride $60 per person and 12 yrs and under ride free. Fee includes: * T- shirt *After Ride Meal *Fully Supported Ride *Swag Bag If your riding the gravel grinder it is mostly fire roads. Road bikes work well with your largest tire. Beautiful San Benito County is located in California’s central coast. It’s one of California’s gems. Ride through an idyllic small valley surrounded by spectacular agriculture and grand mountain ranges.

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