Updating to 2021
Due to the coronoavirus outbreak, please verify your bike rides as they’ve likely been cancelled or postponed. Many charity bike rides are offering alternative fund-raising opportunities.
Ojai Valley Century — Rescheduled to Sept. 12, 2020 Four route options include the Double Metric Century and the Hammerhead Century (featuring a morning hillclimb). All rides leave from Libby Park in Ojai.
Gold Country Cycling Challenge — Rescheduled to September; check back for date Cyclists will tour the backcountry roads of Nevada County – the heart of California’s gold rush. Options of 100, 74, 54, and 35 miles.
rideATAXIA NorCal — Virtual fund-raising event in 2020; see website Bicyclists can choose options of 1.5, 10, 23, or 52 miles. Fully stocked rest stops, SAG support, and post ride food prepared by Outback Steakhouse and Lazy Dog Restaurant. Fundraising benefits the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).
The Sequoia (formerly Sequoia Century) —
June 7, 2020 Cancelled due to Covid-19 Western Wheelers Bicycle Club of Palo Alto presents four fully supported challenging routes through the Santa Cruz Mountains. Options of 100 and 72 miles are offered, as well as new routes of 67 and 44 miles. All routes have rider caps, so register early. #
Breathless Agony —
June 6 2020 Cancelled due to Covid-19 Four options for riding into the mountains around Redlands. Leaves from Sylvan Park. Choices of 46, 67, 87 and 107 miles. Presented by Orange County Wheelmen.
Tour of the Unknown Coast — Cancelled due to Covid-19 Bicyclists can tour northern California’s remote Humboldt County on routes ranging from 20 miles to 200 miles; metric century and century bike rides offered as well.#
Los Angeles River Ride — Cancelled due to Covid-19; returns in 2021 Five bike ride options — 2 miles to 100 miles — as well as family and kid ride options start at Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach. Offered by Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition. #
AIDS Lifecycle Cancelled due to coronavirus. See website March 23 for online town hall meeting to answer questions. A 545-mile fund-raiser bike ride from San Francisco Los Angeles. Sponsored by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center.#
L’Etape California — This is the “citizens” ride for the 2019 Tour of California. 90 miles of riding and 12,000 feet elevation change, or 55 miles with 8,000 feet of elevation change. The course features three major climbs of Lower Mt. Baldy Road, Glendora Mountain Road, Upper Mt. Baldy Road. Registration opens Feb. 20.#
Devil’s Slide Ride — Postponed until Oct. 17, 2020 Options of 104, 61, or 37 miles include Highway 1 through Devil’s Slide overlooking Pacific Ocean. Starts in Pacifica. Benefits people with developmental disabilities in San Mateo County.
Bike the Bridges — Postponed to fall due to Covid-19. Check back for date The fund-raiser for Special Olympics of Northern California offers four options — routes of 25 miles, 50K, 100K, and 100 miles. All routes pass over the Benicia and Carquinez Bridges. Free lunch to riders and discounts to beer festival. Starts at Martinez waterfront. #
Mendocino Monster — Cancelled until June 2021 due to Covid-19 Two bike rides — the Scary Monster (100 miles) and Hairy Monster (62 miles) — leave from Mendocino Community College in Ukiah. Barbecue dinner at the end. Fund-raiser for Rotary Club.
CF Cycle for Life – Sonoma County —
June 13, 2020 Virtualy fund-raising event. See website 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. Options of 25, 40 and 100 km in and around Sonoma County.
Mile High Century — Rescheduled to Sept. 5, 2020 This ride has a ride history of more than 30 years. The Lake Almanor Basin Indian Valley bike ride meets at Chester Park. Three options — 108, 56 and 33 miles — are available. All riders get an Elks Lodge spaghetti feed.
Sierra to the Sea Bicycle Tour — Cancelled due to Covid 19 Covers some 420 miles from the Mother Lode in the Sierra Nevada, through the Sacramento and Napa Valleys to the Pacific Coast, ending at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The eight-day ride is designed for experienced cyclists and is limited to 160 riders. (Route changes in 2017.) Contact the Almaden Cycle Touring Club’s website for information and registration.
RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley — Cancelled due to Covid-19 Starting in East Palo Alto, cyclists can choose options of 62 or 75 miles through the Coastal Range to within sight of the Pacific Coast. Limited to 1,000 participants, who can raise money for local charities.
Giro Bello — Cancelled due to Covid-19 Three bike route options through Sonoma County wine country and geysers; 102, 68.2 and 29.2 miles. Presented by the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa to benefit their charitable projects. Starts at O’Reilly Media Campus in Sebastopol.
Climb to Kaiser — Cancelled due to Covid-19 The bike ride has been rated as one of the 10 toughest by Bicycling magazine. The main ride climbs 13,000 feet in 155 miles; there’s also the Tollhouse Century and the Millerton Metric Century. Sponsored by the Fresno Cycling Club..
Rosarito Ensenada — June 26, 2021 A 50-mile bike ride along the Pacific Coast from Rosarito Beach to Ensenada in Baja California. Mostly flat along the coast, there is a climb to the inland portion of the course.
Tour de Cure – Silicon Valley — Rescheduled to Oct. 18, 2020 Starts at
Foothills College, 12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills Fund-raiser for American Diabetes Association.
Riding the Wild Sierra — June 27, 2020 Four tough ride options: Wild Sierra Metric, Wild Sierra Century, 5 Pass Challenge, and 8 Pass Challenge Double Century. The bike rides take advantage of the many mountain passes in the Sierra that lead to the Turtle Rock Park starting point near Markleeville. Sag support and rest stops. Presented by Alta Pina Cycling Club.
Cycling for Sight with the Blind Stokers Club — A virtual event in 2020 due to Covid-19; see website A two-day ride from San Diego to San Marcos. Participants will ride alongside team members of Blind Stokers, a club that enables cycling enthusiasts to ride tandems even though their eyesight prevents them from piloting the bikes. .
Tour de Cure – Yountville (Napa Valley) — Rescheduled as virtual event on Oct. 18, 2020 Starts at the Veterans Home of California, featuring several options from 10 to 100 miles. Fund-raiser for American Diabetes Foundation.
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