California Bicycle Ride Calendar — February

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Tour de Palm Springs — Feb. 7-8, 2020 A charity ride for nonprofits in the Coachella Valley, the five routes of 5 to 100 miles draw about 7,500 cyclists.

Velo Love Ride — Cancelled in 2020 A tradition for tandem cyclists dating back to 1988, the rally has been dubbed the “Love Ride” due to the couples on tandems and proximity to Valentine’s Day. Three options of 40, 60, or 100 miles around the famous Sutter Buttes ~ a series of mountain peaks made up of ancient volcanic domes. Starting from Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley. Sponsored by Chico Velo Cycling Club. (Singles welcome too.) Fully supported.

Firecracker Fun Bike Ride — Feb. 15-16, 2020 This year’s annual Firecracker Run festivities includes both a 20- and 40-mile bike rides from Chinatown as part of the weekend-long festival in Los Angeles. Both rides incorporate the LA River Bike Path Proceeds benefit Need2Read funding for local schools and non-profit community groups.

Pedaling Paths to Independence — Feb. 22, 2020  Two options of 65 and 25 miles are offered for this ride that starts and ends in Linden. Includes post-ride meal. Proceeds go to Community Center for the Blind and the Visually Impaired.

Stagecoach Century — Suspended during event director’s recovery from hit and run crash Seven desert routes from 26 to 150 miles leaving from Ocotillo, about 80 miles from San Diego. The routes trace the Great Overland Southern Stagecoach Route, circa 1849. 7 rest stops along the way. Sponsored by ST Promotions, Shadow Tour, Wells Fargo, Holiday Inn Select and AIDS/Lifecycle. Shadowtours.

Crossing the California desert

Ride Ataxia SoCal — Feb. 22, 2020 1, 6 & 12 mile cycling routes leaving from Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach. 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.

CicLAvia meets Mar Vista and Palms Feb. 23, 2020  South LA will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space. The free event runs from 9 to 4.

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