California Bicycle Ride Calendar — July

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Windmill Century — July 13, 2019 Three route options of 26, 62, and 100 miles leave from Pioneer Park in Santa Maria. Presented by Tailwinds Bicycle Club.

Fall River Century — July 20, 2019 Four options for cyclists who want a one-day bike tour in Northern California. Features a 200K, 100 mile, 100K and 25 mile routes — 2,200 to 4,000 feet of climbing — beginning in Fall River Mills. Pancake breakfast and post-ride spaghetti feeds are available.

Tour de MALT — July 20, 2019  Two bike ride options of 40 and 60 miles route cyclists across the West Marin countryside through areas protected by MALT, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust. The ride begins and ends at Nicasio Valley Farms, where cyclists can enjoy a fresh farm-to-table lunch. Participants also can do the ride as a MALT fund-raiser.

Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge — July 20, 2019 Four routes take riders on mountain roads shaded by redwoods and along the Pacific Coast Highway (SR #1). Distances include 45, 75, 101 and 135 miles with elevations of 2,905’ to 13,215’. Leaves at dawn from Baskin School of Engineering, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (Campus of the University of California, Santa Cruz)Sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club.

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    • Anita on July 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm
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    My 18 year old bike enthusiast (who road cross country last summer) wants to take the family (14 year old brother and 50 something’s mom and dad) on a trip from San Jose to Los Angeles. I’ve read about the route and we bought the ac maps, but it seems that the route is highway 1 where there is fog, traffic and logging trucks? Ugh! Seems a little dangerous to me and difficult! Not wanting to ruin her great idea, but i wonder if this is a bad idea? I have not seen any bike tour companies advertise this route. Is that because it is just too dangerous or difficult or foggy? Thanks.

  1. Your step by step information is too good.i just bookmarked it….

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  2. (please add to your july calendar, thank you!) The Santa Cruz County Cycling Club presents the 21st annual Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge, a road cycling event, on Saturday July 20th. Start and finish is the University of California Santa Cruz’s Baskin School of Engineering courtyard. Four routes include a 45–miler with 2,900’ of climbing, a 75–miler with 6,700’ of climbing, a century with 10,300’ of climbing and a double century featuring 12,550’ of climbing. Each ride features coastal views and redwood forests, with the three longer routes passing through Big Basin State Park. For more information go to the event website:

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