Levi’s GranFondo — Oct. 5, 2019 A chance for all levels of bicyclists to ride with Leipheimer and some of his pro friends. Leaves from Santa Rosa and visits the Sonoma coast, redwoods and vineyards. Eleven route options. This is a fund-raiser for several local charities and the Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. Register ASAP!.
Pablove Across America — Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 2019 A 550-mile bike ride from the East Bay to LA. The route heads east into Yosemite and Sequoia national parks ending up in Los Angeles. A fund-raiser to support the battle against childhood cancer.
Konocti Challenge — Oct. 5, 2019 Four courses comprising a family fun ride to a century around Clear Lake in Lake County. Benefits Lakeport Rotary.
Sacramento Century Challenge — Oct. 5, 2019 The loop rides start at the Capitol Mall in Sacramento and features four mostly flat courses of 100 miles, metric century, metric half-century, and 16 miles. Proceeds will benefit Sacramento Children’s Home’s Crisis Nursery program.
Asti Tour de Vine — Oct. 12, 2019 Northern Sonoma County is the setting for four bike route options of 25k, 50k, 100k or 100 miles (Rockpile Rumble).
Mt. Diablo Challenge — Oct. 13, 2019 Eleven-mile ride, all uphill, to the top of Mt. Diablo in East Bay suburbs of San Francisco Bay. 1,000 cyclists expected Must pre-register. Sponsored by Save Mt. Diablo.
Golden Hills Century — Oct. 12, 2019 (formerly Fruit Yard Century, and Riverbank Wine and Cheese Century) The ride starts in Knights Ferry and explores the Mother Lode foothills on three options — 23, 66 and 100 miles. (Check in at Odd Fellows Hall on Sonora Road) Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Bicycle Club.
Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century — Oct. 12, 2019 The 200-mile bike ride begins in Clovis and routes cyclists up to about 3,800-foot elevation, with an estimated 16,000-foot total elevation gain. Lights are required for this one, although they can be dropped off at a morning rest stop and picked up at another stop later on the route. Sponsored by the Frenso Cycling Club.
Tour de Pink (California) — Oct. 25-27, 2019 Young Survival Coalition is sponsoring a charity bike ride for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. The three-day ride rolls out from Santa Barbara to Del Mar
Solvang’s Finest Century — Oct. 19, 2019 One hundred miles around Solvang. Presented by Planet Ultra; supports the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Spooktacular — Oct. 19, 2019 Several strenuous cycling routes — including a century ride with 10,000 feet of climbing — in and around Bakersfield. Rides include Hideous Hundred, Horrible Hundred, Nightmare Ninety, Morbid Metric, Frightful Forty, and Trembling Twenty. Sponsored by Kern Wheelmen.
Solvang Double Century — Oct. 19, 2019 A 194-mile bicycle route with more than 11,000 feet of climbing. Also, a metric double option. Presented by Planet Ultra.
Bay to Bay — Oct. 19-20, 2019 Bike from Irvine to San Diego on this Bike MS charity ride. Choose between 25-mile one-day option or 100-, 125-, or 150-mile two-day options
Discovery Classic Bike Ride — 2019 TBA Beginning in Hollister, two options feature the Gravel Grinder (road bikes work well using wider tires) or Family Fun Ride. Travels through valley bordered by mountain ranges. Presented by San Benito Chamber of Commerce.
Foxy’s Fall Century — Oct. 19, 2019 Billed as a good “first century,” the three bike routes — 31, 62, or 100 miles — take cyclists through the orchards and rolling hills of Solano and Napa counties. Begins at Davis High School and sponsored by the Davis Bike Club.
Santa Barbara Century — Oct. 19, 2019 The century and metric century start at Leadbetter Beach and visit beaches and mountains of Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria. Significant elevation gain on each.M
Wheels for Meals Ride — Oct. 26, 2019 The ride that supports the Alameda County Meals for Wheels offers three routes of 70, 35 and 15 miles starting in Pleasanton
Oceanside Double Century — Oct. 26, 2019 This 200-mile bike ride uses roads along the coast as well as climbs into the mountains and desert. Options of 130 and 150 miles also are offered. The ride, which starts and ends in Oceanside, is included in the California Triple Crown Series.
OC Ride for AIDS — 2019 TBA