California Bicycle Ride Calendar — April

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2022

Hemet Double Century and Century — April 2, 2022 The southern California ride, ongoing since 1965, is a giant figure-8 loop of two 100-mile rides; a 100-mile only option is possible for either loop. Course closes at 10 p.m.

Party Pardee Century — April 2, 2022 This 65-mile bike ride through the rolling foothills of Amador and Calaveras counties starts at Howard Park in Ione. A scaled-down version of 50 miles also available. Sponsored by Sacramento Bike Hikers.

Sea Otter Classic Weekend — April 7-10, 2022 Four rides — a gran fondo, mountain bike tour, open road tour, and a “gravel grinder”. Sea Otter Classic Recreation events. Monterey

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Boob RidesApril 9, 2022  Either start at the Irvine Amtrak station or in Solana Beach; both rides end at the Tidewater Tavern in Solana Beach. 30, 60, or 90 miles. Presented by FUN 4 GOOD, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Cinderella Classic —  April 9, 2022 This 65-mile bike tour around Amador, Livermore and Diablo valleys touts itself as the only ride for women and girls. Sponsored by Valley Spokesmen of Dublin. Fills up early. Check website for training rides

Primavera Century —April 10, 2022 Scenic rides on East Bay roads. Four choices — 100 miles, 90 miles, 100K, 25 miles. Starts in Fremont in East Bay. Celebrates 50th anniversary in 2022. Sponsored by Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club

Napa Valley Cycle for Sight —  April 17, 2022 Three options — 50, 25 and 15 miles — to raise funds for an eyesight and veterans program of the Rotary International chapter in Napa. Starts and ends at Justin Siena High School.

Redlands Bicycle Classic— April 20-24, 2022  Stage race in and around Redlands. Launching in 1985, the classic claims to be the longest continuous running invitational, professional stage race in America. 

Plain Wrap Ride — April 23, 2022 A noncompetitive bike ride associated with the Redlands Classic. The three courses share several segments with the race course and participants have access to the Redlands Classic vendor area.

Tour of Novato — April 23 – May 8, 2022 Participants ride on their own to explore Novato, earning badges by visiting Discovery Stops around town. Sponsored by School Fuel, the Novato Foundation for Public Schools to benefit students and classrooms..

Tierra Bella — April 23, 2022 The annual ride is actually five different routes, from flat to hilly. All leaving from Gilroy. Sponsored by the Almaden Cycle Touring Club.

Mt. Laguna Classic — April 23, 2022 Stage 2 of the King of the Mountains Century Challenge. Starts in Pine Valley in eastern San Diego County. Three loops of increasing difficulty. Start: Pine Valley Community Church, 28944 Old Hwy 80, Pine Valley, CA 91962

Bike Around the Buttes — April 23, 2022 This is a fund-raiser for the Diabetes Center of Yuba Sutter. Four courses — 20, 40, 65, and 100 miles. All routes have 7 miles of rolling hills .

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Wildflower Century (Chico) — April 24, 2022 Presented by Chico Velo Cycling Club, the ride features multiple options — 12 to 125 miles. Has been on Bicycling magazine Top 10 list.. (Registration now open)

Wildflower Century (Creston) — April 30, 2022 Presented by San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club, the ride features five route options — 45 to 97 miles — for a scenic bike ride through scenic valleys and isolated mountains of San Luis Obispo County

Delta Century — April 30, 2022 Flat 100-mile ride in Central Valley, starting at Jessie’s Grove Winery, Lodi. Sponsored by Stockton Bike Club

Belgian Waffle Rides — April 30 and May 1, 2022 The courses promise dirt, gravel, sand, water crossings, hills, and wind. Belgian Waffle is 135+ miles, more than 50-miles of which are off-road and held on Saturday; the Belgian Wafer is 70+ miles on Sunday. Based in San Marcos. Fund-raiser for Challenged Athletes Foundation.


Traditional April rides that haven’t been updated for 2022

California Classic — Running event in 2022 A 10-mile section of the Sierra Freeway (Route 168) is closed to cars for this bike ride that starts in Fresno. Three options of 35, 60, 100 miles. (All riders must start at 7 a.m.)

Tour de Cure – San Diego 2022 TBA 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 Sewer Bike Ride — No listing A 15, 30, or 67-mile fun ride around Bell Gardens. Curious about the name? Check the history. Presented by the Lions Club of Bell Gardens.

Tour de Danish Bike Ride — 2022 TBA The bike ride begins with a paced mass start after the Lindsay Orange Blossom Festival in Lindsay. A timed ride, 5 minutes are deducted for every pastry consumed along the 25-mile course. Presented by Svenhard’s Swedish Bakery and Sequoia-Visalia Kiwanis

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Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride — See May 2022 The 100K and 50K bike rides from Murphy’s explores southwestern Calaveras County. The fund-raiser for Feeney Park, a public park created and maintained by volunteers in the historic Mother Lode town. Prizes are offered. BBQ at the finish.

Alpine Challenge — 2022 TBA A premier ride in the eastern San Diego County mountains. Route comprise 25 miles, 50 miles, and 62 miles. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Alpine..

Tour de OC — 2022 TBA  University campus, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Supports Royal Family Kids summer camp for abused children.

Sierra Century — Retired  The event offers a metric century and metric half century.  Homebased at Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth (camp at fairgrounds Friday night). Both routes will go through Ione, the Half-Metric returning to Plymouth from there. The Full Metric will climb to Sutter Creek and then continue on to Volcano before returning through Fiddletown.

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  1. Good morning, say I am wondering how to get a ride posted on the calendar for April 2017

  2. Hi!
    My biking partner & I intended to ride the “Bike Around tge Buttes” ride but see that it’s date has changed from April 28th to Easter Sunday, April 21st. Is this date change correct?

    Originally there were 4 distanes & we were going for the 65-miles. That is no longer listed. Why was it removed?

    Thank you,

  3. I double checked, and Bike Around the Buttes is scheduled for April 27 this year (2019). There are still 4 route options, including the 65-miler that you’re interested in. Good luck!

    • Jim Fehrle on January 6, 2020 at 12:44 pm
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    Hi Gene,

    Will you be posting information on 2020 rides?

    This year’s Primavera Century will be on April 19, 2020. The ride lengths are 100 miles, 85 miles, 100K and 25 miles. The ride link should be http://ffbc.org/primavera/.

    Thanks,

    Jim

    1. Updated and added to the April California calendar. Thanks for getting in touch!

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