California Bicycle Ride Calendar — May

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 Updating to 2021

Due to the coronoavirus outbreak, please verify your bike rides as they’ve likely been cancelled or postponed.


Tour de OC — Virtual event May 1-May 30, 2021  University campus, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Supports Royal Family Kids summer camp for abused children.

Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour  — May 1, 2021 Ride options of 101, 87, 67, 40, 21 and 8 miles through Northern California’s Siskiyou Valley. Fully supported with multiple rest stops and sag wagons and an end of ride meal. The 87 mile route is part gravel, the others are all paved. Elevation gains of (longest to shortest rides) 4,986, 5,320, 4,373, 1,352, 947 and 393 feet. Starts and finishes at Upper Greenhorn Park in Yreka

Borrego Double Century — May 1, 2021 Slightly more than 200 miles through the desert, beginning in the southern California town of Borrego Springs. Presented by Mountain High Cycling.

Tour of Novato — No 2021 bike ride The  route follows rural roads with rolling hills and a few challenging climbs. Tour of Novato cyclists choose either a 40- or 13-kilometer route. Sponsored by School Fuel, the Novato Foundation for Public Schools to benefit students and classrooms..

Ride for Mom — May 9, 2020 Pre-Mother’s Day bike ride. Options of 10, 35 and 77-mile rides staged out of Johansen High School in Modesto with fully supported rest stops, SAG and lunch#

I Care Classic — May 9, 2020 The South County Century and Bicycle Tour features a 100-mile course, a 100-kilometer course, a 50-kilometer course and a 20-mile course. Based out of Morgan Hill.#

Wine Country Century — Moved to October 2021 Four routes through Sonoma County wine country with options for 35 miles, 66 miles, 100 miles, or 130 miles. Limit 2,500; sponsored by Santa Rosa Bicycling Club (registration opens Feb. 1) #

Team NPF Cycle in Southern California — May 15, 2021 (Virtual event in 2021) A charity bike ride for the National Psoriasis Foundation. Ride in your own area at your own pace.

So Cal Ride to Defeat ALS — May 15, 2021 (Replaced with a virtual event in 2021 for fund-raising) The SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk/Run is a one-day cycling event. Choose from a 40-mile challenge route, a 25-mile route, or a 5 or 10-mile family fun ride.Leaves from Dos Vientos Park, Newbury Park, CA #

Davis Double Century May 16, 2021 one-day, 200-mile ride through Yolo, Solano, Napa, and Lake counties. Presented by Davis Bike Club. Always 3rd Saturday in May.#

Belgian Waffle RidesRescheduled to July 2021 The courses promise dirt, gravel, sand, water crossings, hills, and wind. Belgian Waffle is 144 miles; Belgian Wafer is 70 miles. Fund-raiser for Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Rosarito Ensenada — Rescheduled to 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 Lincoln — Postponed to Oct. 30, 2021 Based in Lincoln, the bicycle tour offers four routes — The Pleasure Cruise (10 miles), The Rolling Hills (20 miles), The Country Climb (40 miles) and the Metric Century (63 miles). Longer rides have some climbing. Benefits Rotary service projects.#

Flat, Fast, Fun Bike Ride (3F Century) — Moved to Oct. 9, 2021 Billed as a flat century through the pastoral scenery of Colusa and Sutter counties. Also a metric century and 38-mile ride. Starts in Colusa.#

Delta Century — Cancelled for 2021 Flat 100-mile ride in Central Valley, starting at Jessie’s Grove Winery, Lodi. Sponsored by Stockton Bike Club

NorCal AIDS Challenge (Sacramento) Moved to Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2021 This  330-mile bike ride in Central California to benefits HIV/AIDS services in the Sacramento Valley. There’s also a shorter weekend option. Online support for training and fund-raising.#

California North Coast Bike Ride: Climate Ride — Returns in 2022 A 5-day bike ride from redwoods in Fortuna to San Francisco. 40 to 100 miles a day, depending on options. Proceeds benefit any of 100 charitable organizations chosen by participants.

Finish the Ride —  2021 TBA Created to support bicyclists and pedestrians in southern California who are victims of  hit-and-run motorists. Includes 6, 50, 27 and 22 mile bicycle rides, as well as 10K run, walk and roll. Starts in Hollywood and ends in Griffin Park.

Sonoma County Backroad Challenge — Returns in 2022 Features three bike ride options on Sonoma County’s pastoral roads — 99, 70 and 35 miles. The loops start and finish at Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma. Presented by Petaluma Sunrise Rotary.#

Hungry Buzzard Century 2021 TBA Leaves from Woodlake Miller Brown Park, 160 N. Magnolia, Woodlake, CA Hungry Buzzard is 105 miles, Mountain House Metric is 70 and Venice Hills is 40. Presented by Southern Sierra Cyclists club.#

San Diego Century Bicycle Tour Returns May 21, 2022 A 102-, 65- and 37-mile bike ride options are included in this year’s Encinitas Sports and Fitness Festival. Bicyclists make their way up Dos Pico Peak on the century ride for a 30-mile descent to the finish. Sponsored by city of Encinitas.#

Central Coast Double Century — Moved to Sept. 4, 2021 The bike ride leaves Paso Robles and climbs into the Santa Lucia Range and down the Salinas Valley; total 209 miles and 13,000 feet of climbing; part of the Triple Crown; there’s also a 170-mile Central Coast Challenge.#

Tour delle Vigne Lodi Sunrise Century Moved to October 2021; date TBA Presented by the Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club, the ride offers options of 50k, 100k and a 100 mile grand tour through the wine country surrounding Lodi.#

Heartbreak Hundred — May 29, 2021   The third stage of the Planet Ultra King of the Mountains challenge. The 100-mile ride in the Los Padres National Forest starts near Lebec. 8,800 feet of climbing in this timed event.

Strawberry Fields Forever  — Cancelled A fund-raiser for Cyclists for Cultural Exchange, with the express purpose of furthering peace and international understanding through exchanges between people with a common interest in cycling. Three route options of 30, 65 or 100 miles leaves from Pajaro Valley High School, 500 Harkins Slough Rd, Watsonville, CA, 95076.#

Great Western Bike Rally — Moved to Oct. 15 – 17, 2021 The rally over Memorial Day weekend in Paso Robles features 25 bicycling routes for rides of 5 to 100 miles. Also mountain biking routes and a bike train.  Although most rides are unsupported, there is a supported century and metric century. Also bike swap, vendors, BBQ, etc. Tent camping or RV at the fairgrounds.#

Devil’s Slide Ride —  May 30, 2020 Rescheduled to Oct. 17, 2020 Ride the most scenic routes in Northern California, while supporting more than 1,000 individuals with developmental disabilities. The DSR features three routes that offer something for everyone, from weekend warriors to hard-core endurance cyclists. Each distance features coastal vistas, mountain climbs, rolling hills, backroads and best-in-class support. Choose from the Century, Metric Century or Forty Mile distances. 

Ride Ataxia NorCal  — May 30, 2020 Ride cancelled; see virtual event 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).

Ojai Valley Century —  May 30, 2020 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.

Sierra Century — Cancelled

AIDS Lifecycle  Cancelled due to coronavirus. See website for fund-raising challenge.

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  1. Is it possible for my ride to be added to your calendar? 3F Century, May 7

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