California Bicycle Ride Calendar — April

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Updating to 2024

Party Pardee Century — April 1, 2023 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.

Hemet Double Century and Century — April 15, 2023 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.

Cinderella Classic —  April 15, 2023 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

Redlands Bicycle Classic— April 12-16, 2023  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 12-16, 2023 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 — 2023 TBA 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..

Bike Around the Buttes — April 15, 2023 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 .

Belgian Waffle Rides — April 16, 2023 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.

Sea Otter Classic Weekend — April 20-23, 2023 Four rides — a gran fondo, mountain bike tour, open road tour, and a “gravel grinder”. Sea Otter Classic Recreation events. Monterey

Mt. Laguna Classic — April 22, 2023 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

Tierra Bella — April 22, 2023 The annual ride is actually five different routes, from flat to hilly. All leaving from Gilroy. Sponsored by the Almaden Cycle Touring Club.

Primavera Century —April 21, 2024 Scenic rides on East Bay roads. Four choices — 100 miles, 85 miles, 100K, 25 miles. Starts in Fremont in East Bay. Sponsored by Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club


Boob RidesApril 29, 2023  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.

Wildflower Century (Creston) — April 29, 2023 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


Wildflower Century (Chico) — April 30, 2023 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)

Alpine Challenge — No ride in 2023; organizers say it may return 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..

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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



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

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