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Rice Valley Tandem Rally
2/8/2015 E-Mail: Chico Velo Cycling Club 40 60 100 530-343-8356

Rice Valley Tandem Rally – it's not just for tandems! This great ride starts in Gridley. 100, 60 and 40 mile options featuring a loop around the Sutter Buttes (the world's smallest mountain range) in Northern California. The ride around the world's Smallest Mountain Range circles in a clockwise direction, so the peaks are always on your right. There is a lunch stop and other services in Sutter on the southeast side of the Buttes, the only town you'll see on this ride. The ride's one climb (200') follows shortly after lunch. Then it's more gently-undulating terrain completing the loop around the Buttes, back past Gray Lodge and returning to Gridley for the post ride dinner. This is a very flat ride, but it can at times be windy, so an early start can help! Tandems and single bikes are ALL welcome! This is a Rain or Shine event.

 

Pedaling Paths to Independence
2/28/2015 E-Mail: Community Center for the Blind 25 65 (209) 298-1372

A charity bike ride to benefit programs and services for people who are blind. Longer route traverses a portion of Stage Three of the 2011 Tour of California. Both routes travel along quiet rural roads of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Calaveras counties. Stellar food, support, and entertainment make this an awesome pre-season event for cyclists of all levels.

 

Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego
4/12/2015 E-Mail: GranFondo Cycling Tours 20, 34, 56, 105 858-668-1739

Join thousands of avid cyclists and experience the Italian-inspired phenomenon while riding the Gran Fondo (105 miles), the Medio Fondo (56 miles), the Piccolo Fondo (34 miles), or the Mini Fondo Route of 10 miles. The Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego is known for its iconic start on the streets of Little Italy with Ferraris leading the way to fantastic routes, huge well-stocked rest stops, Campagnolo mechanical support and a gold medal celebration party at the finish line. Experience the luxurious after party at the Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego, presented by Bianchi. After returning from the Mini, Piccolo, Medio, or Gran Fondo routes, enjoy live music, a beer garden, massage, and an Italian feast from Aqua al Due, voted San Diego's best Italian restaurant. All this - and the endorphin rush of an epic bike ride - are free and waiting at finish line on the scenic waterfront pier in downtown San Diego.

 

43rd Annual Primavera Century
4/26/2015 E-Mail: Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club 100,85,63, 41, 25 520-490-8098

The Primavera Century is a spring century bicycle ride hosted by the Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club. The routes cover some of East Bay’s most scenic roads. Ride past the iconic Mission San Jose to Calaveras Reservoir, along beautiful tree lined lanes, through vineyards, to the top of Altamont Pass. The 100 mile, 85 mile, 100K, and 65K routes go around Calaveras Reservoir. The 25-mile Fun Ride goes through Coyote Hills Park, abundant with wildlife. Fully supported with SAG, Hot Meal at the end of ride. Registration starts Dec 1, 2014. Register early as another sellout is expected! 43rd Annual Primavera Century (300 character limit) Apr 26, 2015. Ride some of East Bay’s most scenic roads, past the historic Mission San Jose to Calaveras Reservoir, along beautiful tree lined lanes, through vineyards. Five routes to choose from: 100 mile, 85 mile, 100K, 65K and 25 mile Fun Ride. Registration starts Dec 1, 2014. Register early-sellout expected! 43rd Annual Primavera Century (unlimited) Apr 26, 2015. 41717 Palm Ave, Fremont, CA, 94539 The Primavera Century covers some of East Bay’s most scenic roads. Ride past the historic Mission San Jose to Calaveras Reservoir, along beautiful tree lined lanes, through vineyards, to the top of Altamont Pass. Five Routes to choose from: • Complete Century (100 Miles, 5500 ft) Start at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont and ride past historic Mission San Jose to Calaveras Reservoir, home to bald eagles. On to Sunol, Pleasanton, and Livermore, past vineyards to the top of Altamont Pass, past wind turbines to lunch at Rios Lovell Winery. Up the Dublin Grade and along quiet Palomares Road to Niles Canyon, and back to Fremont for a hearty meal. • 85 Mile (85 miles, 4300 ft) Same as Complete Century, but skip Altamont Pass. • 100k (63 miles, 3800 ft) Ride along Calaveras Reservoir, Dublin Canyon and Palomares without loop through Livermore. • Calaveras Loop (65k, 2100 ft) Ride by Calaveras Reservoir, then cycle Niles Canyon to your celebration lunch. • Fun Ride (25 Miles, mostly flat) Pedal to Coyote Hills Regional Park,
using parts of the Alameda Creek Trail on this mostly flat, fun, and educational ride. Suitable for newer riders, or those riders just returning to bicycling. Registration includes: Fully stocked rest stops and end of ride meal, goodie bags, clothes drops at three rest stops, and medals for kids completing the Fun Ride. Fully supported with SAGs and bicycle mechanics at rest stops. Transfers at no cost and the ability to change routes (except Fun Ride), even during the ride. • $55 December 1st, $60 January 1st, $65 February 1st, $70 March 1st Team discount - $5 per rider • Fun Ride: Adults - $25, under18 - $10 Registration opens December 1, 2014 on active.com Register early as another sellout is expected. For more Information and Mail-in Registration Form: ffbc.org/primavera Email: primavera@ffbc.org, or call 520-490-8098, or write: Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club, PO Box 1868 Fremont CA 94538

 

The Chico Velo Wildflower Century
4/26/2015 E-Mail: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company 125 100 65 60 30 12 530-343-8356

The Chico Wildflower Century is regularly listed in Bicycling magazine as a Top Ten Century. It was first offered as an organized event in 1981. While the rain poured down for most of the day, about 60 riders slogged through to the finish. Today the Wildflower has something for everyone. As it has been from the beginning, our highest priority is to provide riders with the ultimate century experience.

The Wildflower has grown steadily over the years to 4,000 participants. About 3,000 riders take to the hills (Wildcat 125 or 100, and Wildflower 100 or 65), about 900 ride the Flatflowers (60, 30 or 12 miles) and over 200 young cyclists ride the Childflower 12 on the bike path to Durham and participate in the Butte Bike Coalition Bike Skills Rodeo. All the rides aim to satisfy the century rider's three biggest priorities – challenge, scenery, and food! Our routes are designed to offer 'just enough' challenge to any level of cyclist on our best rural roads lush with springtime beauty. Your rest stops are loaded with plenty of fresh baked goodies (like java, banana-walnut and lemon-poppyseed breads and raspberry and apricot granola bars), fresh fruits, salty snacks, energy bars and drinks, and each ride offers a lunch spread that accommodates any dietary constraints. And then there's the traditional rider dinner at the finish!

 

West Marin Metric Century & Tour of Novato
5/2/2015 E-Mail: School Fuel, Novato Foundation for Public Schools 13K, 40K, 100K 415-827-9772

West Marin Metric Century(100K) & Tour of Novato Rides(40K, 13K) Novato, CA, 94945 Ride 100K through breathtaking scenery in West Marin County on rural roads. With 2,297 elevation, there are rolling hills and a few challenging climbs. You will ride from Novato to West Marin, climb the Marshall "wall" then cruise along Tomales Bay to Pt. Reyes Station then back to Novato passing Nicasio Reservoir and Stafford Lake. 40K & 13K Tour of Novato rides and a 5K walk will be in and around the town of Novato. Registration includes SAG, fueled rest stops, T-shirt, post-ride meal & entertainment. This event is sponsored by School Fuel, the Novato Foundation for Public Schools and will benefit Novato students and classrooms. Register at: www.tourofnovato.org Contact: Sue Pollock, susangeee@gmail.com

 

Motherlode Century
5/9/2015 E-Mail: Events Far West 33 63 77 83 97 5305450698

Rolling through ranch, forest, farms, and vineyards the Motherlode Century guides you through some of Northern California's most beautiful landscapes The 34 mile (2,691' of climbing) loop features a fantastic panoramic view of the valley, while the 64 mile, 78 mile, 84 mile, and 97 mile (9,630') routes add a remote canyon with rewarding climbs and awe inspiring scenery. Post ride soak in the cool river, hot showers and massage available. All riders will enjoy a delicious riverside dinner with live music following the ride. We deliver what avid cyclists value. Lodging options from $10 camping, to luxurious B & Bs. Expand your weekend experience with a rafting trip, a walk through time at the adjacent Gold Discovery State Park, hiking, mountain biking or a visit to the many local wineries and micro-breweries! For more info go to www.motherlodecentury.com

 

Incarnation 100: A Benefit for Homeless Services
6/6/2015 E-Mail: The Church of the Incarnation 45 67 100

Starting and finishing at the Church of the Incarnation in the heart of historic Santa Rosa, the Incarnation 100 offers three different course options. The 45-mile route takes a leisurely path through Sonoma County's Russian River Valley and West Sonoma County with course highlights of Wohler Bridge, Martinelli Road, and historic downtown Graton. The 100-km route is almost identical to the 45-mile route but includes the hidden gem and challenge of Sweetwater Springs Road "a secret favorite of many Sonoma County cyclists" which skirts the entrance of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. The 100-mile route is a challenging, grand tour of Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, and West Sonoma County; in addition to Sweetwater Springs Road, riders will make their way farther out west along a course that includes Graton, Joy, Occidental, and Cherry Ridge Roads.

 

Giro Bello
6/27/2015 E-Mail: Rotary Club of Santa Rosa 27 67 102

Three gorgeous ride options showcasing scenic Sonoma County wine country. Constantly changing terrain including Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Vineyards, and West County redwoods make this ride a “must do” for every cyclist. Ride includes well stocked rest stops, yummy lunch stop with custom made sandwiches, post ride meal, Expo with live music and of course, Lagunitas beer!

 

The Challenge Fondo
9/13/2015 E-Mail: Chico Velo Cycling Club 30 50 65 100 530-343-8356

The Challenge Fondo is an "accessible" Fondo, specializing in support for alternative forms of cycling. Although this Fondo is for everyone, we will also have Ride Rangers standing by ready to partner up with if needed! The Challenge Gran Fondo 100, Medio Fondo 65 and Breve Fondo 50 routes offer riders mass-start, timed events, traveling a tough hilly course on mostly lightly-traveled back-roads, with just a few city intersections. Check-ins will be monitored at each rest stop, and you’ll be motivated by the thought of crossing the finish line! The Piccolo 30 is a more leisurely flat ride through the orchards and farms south and west of Chico. It offers a relaxed starting time window, and it is not a timed event.

 

The Unknown Coast Weekend
9/19/2015 E-Mail: Chico Velo Cycling Club 35 65 530-343-8356

Join us for a fun-filled weekend touring the quiet coastal towns of Ferndale, Honeydew, and Petrolia. The ride starts and finishes in Ferndale and consists of two extremely hilly, but scenic days – 65 miles on Saturday and 35 miles on Sunday. What a great ride this is – we carry all of your stuff and you get to cruise on some of the quietest and most scenic roads in the state. You will start riding through the lush, green Eel River Valley on meandering roads that weave their way through groves of majestic redwoods trees, then you'll ride along the beaches of Cape Mendocino; and finally, along the crest of Rainbow Ridge, which has some of the best views anywhere. Registration includes optional camping at the Fairgrounds on Friday night, luggage transportation, detailed route map, overnight accommodations at the Mattole Camp & Retreat Center, on-road support, post-ride snacks, dinner, breakfast and SAG support...and plenty of fun! We haul all your stuff, you just enjoy the scenery.

 

 

 

 

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