California Bike Rides

Welcome to, covering road bicycle rides in California and related topics. Rides range from flat and fast centuries and gran fondos to epic super centuries and double centuries, as well as multi-day tours. I started to share my passion about cycling, hoping to provide information and inspiration.
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DateRide NameLocationDescription
07/26/2014Scotts Valley, CA99 mi 10,600 ft
07/27/2014Graeagle CenturyGraeagle, CA 
08/02/2014San Rafael, CA195 mi 16,100 ft
08/02/2014Tour de Big BearBig Bear Lake, CA 
08/03/2014Mount Shasta City, CA96 mi 12,300 ft
08/10/2014Tour d'OrganicsSebastopol, CA 
08/16/2014CAF Back to Back Century Challenge (2 Days)Sausalito, CAFundraiser
08/16/2014Ventura, CA128 mi 7,200 ft
08/16/2014Holstein HundredTomales, CA 
08/17/2014Tour of Napa ValleyNapa, CA 
08/23/2014Central Coast ClassiqueArroyo Grande, CA 
08/23/2014Ebbetts Pass CenturyBear Valley, CA 
08/23/2014Bishop, CA205 mi 27,200 ft
09/06/2014Irvine, CA100 mi 2,700 ft
09/06/2014Best Buddies Challenge Hearst CastleCarmel, CAFundraiser
09/06/2014Gold Rush CenturyFolsom, CA 
09/06/2014Mammoth Lakes, CA103 mi 6,400 ft
09/06/2014Siskiyou CenturyYreka, CA 
09/06/2014Ventura CenturyVentura, CA 
09/07/2014Giro di San DiegoSolana Beach, CA 
09/12/2014CAF Cycling Challenge Ojai Valley (3 Days)Santa Barbara, CAFundraiser
09/13/2014NorCal Cycling ChallengeSacramento, CA 
09/13/2014Tahoe Sierra CenturySquaw Valley, CA 
09/13/2014Tehachapi Gran FondoTehachapi, CA 
09/13/2014Tour de FuzzSanta Rosa, CA 
09/13/2014West Valley CenturyPatterson, CA 
09/13/2014White Mountain Double CenturyBishop, CA 
09/14/2014Sierra Valley Gran FondoLoyalton, CA 
09/20/2014Bike MS: San Francisco to Sonoma (2 Days)San Francisco, CAFundraiser
09/20/2014Unknown Coast Weekend (2 Days)Ferndale, CA 
09/27/2014BORP Revolution RideGeyserville, CA 
09/27/2014Canary ChallengePalo Alto, CA 
09/27/2014Covered Bridge Bike ClassicOakdale, CA 
09/27/2014Knoxville Fall Classic Double CenturyVacaville, CA 
09/27/2014Lighthouse CenturyMorro Bay, CA 
09/27/2014Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALSYountville, CA 
09/27/2014Whitney ClassicFurnace Creek, CAFundraiser
09/28/2014Gran Fondo Beverly HillsBeverly Hills, CA 
09/28/2014Harvest RideHopland, CA 
09/28/2014Poway, CA104 mi 4,600 ft
10/03/2014End Polio Cycling ChallengePaso Robles, CA 
10/04/2014Grizzly CenturyNorth Fork, CA 
10/04/2014Konocti ChallengeLakeport, CA 
10/04/2014Santa Rosa, CA101 mi 8,500 ft
10/04/2014OC Gran FondoIrvine, CA 
10/04/2014Tour de Camp PendletonCamp Pendleton, CA 
10/05/2014Share the Road RideSimi Valley, CA 
10/11/2014Asti Tour de VineAsti, CA 
10/11/2014Clovis, CA201 mi 11,100 ft
10/11/2014Bike MS: Santa Monica to Santa Barbara (2 Days)Santa Monica, CAFundraiser
10/11/2014CAF Million Dollar Challenge (7 Days)San Francisco, CAFundraiser
10/11/2014Fruit Yard CenturyModesto, CA 
10/11/2014Jamboree Rides featuring the Super CenturyPalo Cedro, CA 
10/11/2014Solvang's Finest CenturySolvang, CA 
10/11/2014Temecula Valley CenturyTemecula, CA 
10/11/2014Veterans Victory Velo Bike RideSan Ramon, CA 
10/11/2014Wine and Roses Bike RideTempleton, CA 
10/12/2014Challenge FondoDurham, CA 
10/18/2014Bike MS: Irvine to San Diego (2 Days)Irvine, CAFundraiser
10/18/2014Davis, CA100 mi 3,300 ft
10/18/2014Santa Barbara, CA101 mi 9,000 ft
10/18/2014Solvang, CA201 mi 10,000 ft
10/18/2014Bakersfield, CA107 mi 9,300 ft
10/25/2014Patriot Ride for our HeroesLa Quinta, CA 
11/01/2014Bike the CoastOceanside, CA 
11/01/2014Oceanside Double CenturyOceanside, CA 
11/08/2014Palm Desert CenturyPalm Desert, CA 
11/08/2014Upland, CA102 mi 7,200 ft
11/09/2014Giro della Costa CentraleNipomo, CA 
12/06/2014Dead of Winter Double CenturyMalibu, CA 
12/13/2014Borrego Springs, CA97 mi 2,800 ft
12/26/2014San Diego, CA400 mi 26,200 ft
01/01/2015Long Beach, CA88 mi 2,100 ft
01/17/2015Ocotillo, CA100 mi 4,300 ft
02/14/2015Palm Springs, CA104 mi 3,100 ft
02/15/2015Rice Valley Tandem RallyGridley, CA 
02/21/2015Camino Real Double CenturyIrvine, CA 
03/14/2015Solvang, CA101 mi 4,500 ft
03/21/2015Joshua Tree Double CenturyTwentynine Palms, CA 
03/21/2015Malibu, CA102 mi 10,200 ft
03/21/2015The Life Ride (2 Days)Solvang, CAFundraiser
03/28/2015Gold Country Gran FondoEl Dorado Hills, CA 
03/28/2015Solvang, CA191 mi 6,800 ft
03/28/2015Escondido, CA99 mi 9,500 ft
04/04/2015Cinderella Classic and ChallengePleasanton, CA 
04/04/2015SoCal Cycling ChallengeOceanside, CA 
04/05/2015Citrus Blossom CenturyFillmore, CA 
04/05/2015San Diego, CA104 mi 6,700 ft
04/05/2015L'Etape du CaliforniaThousand Oaks, CA 
04/11/2015Bike around the ButtesSutter, CA 
04/11/2015Hemet Century and Double CenturyHemet, CA 
04/11/2015Agoura Hills, CA110 mi 11,500 ft
04/11/2015Agoura Hills, CA202 mi 16,200 ft
04/11/2015Ride 2 Recovery Honor RideSan Jose, CA 
04/11/2015Monterey, CA94 mi 6,100 ft
04/11/2015Tierra BellaGilroy, CA 
04/25/2015Alpine ChallengeAlpine, CA 
04/25/2015San Ramon, CA205 mi 18,000 ft
04/25/2015Mt. Hamilton ChallengeSanta Clara, CA 
04/25/2015Tour de OCCosta Mesa, CAFundraiser
04/25/2015Creston, CA107 mi 6,900 ft
04/26/2015Carlsbad, CA130 mi 10,200 ft
04/26/2015Chico, CA110 mi 7,100 ft
04/26/2015Primavera CenturyFremont, CA 
04/26/2015Sonora Gran FondoSonora, CA 
05/02/2015Redlands, CA112 mi 11,500 ft
05/02/2015Flat, Fast, Fun Bike RideColusa, CA 
05/02/2015Gold Country Tour de CureRocklin, CAFundraiser
05/02/2015Hungry Buzzard CenturyVisalia, CA 
05/02/2015Mountain Charlie ChallengeScotts Valley, CA 
05/02/2015Ride 2 Recovery Honor RideAgoura Hills, CA 
05/02/2015Wine Country CenturySanta Rosa, CA 
05/03/2015Delta CenturyLodi, CA 
05/03/2015Grizzly Peak CenturyMoraga, CA 
05/03/2015Napa Valley Tour de CureYountville, CAFundraiser
05/09/2015Central Coast Double CenturyPaso Robles, CA 
05/09/2015Thousand Oaks, CA100 mi 6,000 ft
05/09/2015Gold Country ChallengeGrass Valley, CA 
05/09/2015I Care ClassicMorgan Hill, CA 
05/09/2015Motherlode CenturyColoma, CA 
05/09/2015Ride for MomModesto, CA 
05/09/2015Long Beach, CA100 mi 3,000 ft
05/09/2015Tour of the Unknown CoastFerndale, CA 
05/14/2015NorCal AIDS Cycle (4 Days)Folsom, CAFundraiser
05/16/2015Anderson CenturyAnderson, CA 
05/16/2015California Classic CenturyFresno, CA 
05/16/2015Climate Ride (4 Days)San Francisco, CAFundraiser
05/16/2015Davis Double CenturyDavis, CA 
05/16/2015Palmdale, CA202 mi 14,800 ft
05/16/2015Lebec, CA99 mi 8,500 ft
05/16/2015Lodi Sunrise CenturyLodi, CA 
05/16/2015Ride for a ReasonOakland, CA 
05/16/2015San Diego Tour de CureSan Diego, CAFundraiser
05/16/2015Sonoma County Backroad ChallengePetaluma, CA 
05/17/2015Apple Blossom Bike TourPlacerville, CA 
05/17/2015Strawberry Fields ForeverWatsonville, CA 
05/23/2015Borrego Springs, CA204 mi 13,000 ft
05/23/2015The Art of Survival CenturyTulelake, CA 
05/24/2015Paso Robles, CA104 mi 7,100 ft
05/30/2015Auburn CenturyAuburn, CA 
05/30/2015Country Coast Classic Bike RideCambria, CA 
05/30/2015Eastern Sierra Double CenturyBishop, CA 
05/30/2015Ojai Valley CenturyOjai, CA 
05/30/2015Encinitas, CA104 mi 5,300 ft
05/30/2015Sierra CenturyPlymouth, CA 
05/31/2015AIDS/LifeCycle Ride to end AIDS (7 Days)Daly City, CAFundraiser
05/31/2015America's Most Beautiful Bike RideLake Tahoe, CA 
05/31/2015Sequoia CenturyLos Altos Hills, CA 
06/06/2015Hayfork CenturyHayfork, CA 
06/06/2015Indian Valley CenturyGreenville, CA 
06/06/2015Tour of Two Forests Double CenturySanta Clarita, CA 
06/07/2015Mendocino MonsterUkiah, CA 
06/07/2015Silicon Valley Tour de CurePalo Alto, CAFundraiser
06/13/2015Canyon Classic CenturyPatterson, CA 
06/13/2015Mile High 100Chester, CA 
06/13/2015Redlands, CA100 mi 9,200 ft
06/13/2015Santa Clarita CenturyValencia, CA 
06/20/2015Best of the BayOrinda, CA 
06/20/2015Big Ring CenturyLaguna Hills, CA 
06/20/2015Castle Crags CenturyMount Shasta City, CA 
06/20/2015Cycle the Sierra (5 Days)Nevada City, CA 
06/20/2015I Bike Sonoma County CenturySanta Rosa, CA 
06/20/2015Sebastopol, CA199 mi 16,200 ft
06/21/2015Los Angeles, CA100 mi 1,400 ft
06/27/2015Markleeville, CA113 mi 9,800 ft
06/27/2015Clovis, CA155 mi 13,900 ft
06/27/2015Devil's Slide RidePacifica, CA 
06/27/2015Giro BelloSebastopol, CA 
06/27/2015Malibu, CA201 mi 5,100 ft
07/11/2015AbbVie Marin Headlands Arthritis Bike ClassicKentfield, CAFundraiser
07/11/2015Markleeville, CA123 mi 14,200 ft
07/18/2015Fall River CenturyFall River Mills, CA 
07/18/2015Windmill CenturySanta Maria, CA 
Not HeldMount Laguna Bicycle ClassicPine Valley, CA101 mi 9,600 ft
Not HeldHell's Gate HundredFurnace Creek, CA101 mi 8,900 ft
Not HeldDeath Valley Spring Double CenturyFurnace Creek, CA196 mi 9,100 ft
Not HeldDirty DevilAlpine, CA145 mi 14,200 ft
Not HeldDeath Valley Fall Double CenturyFurnace Creek, CA197 mi 9,000 ft
Not HeldNear Death Experience (3 Days)Kirkwood, CA 
 Butterfield Double CenturyAnaheim Hills, CA198 mi 8,000 ft
 Santa Monica - Long Beach - Santa MonicaSanta Monica, CA95 mi 2,900 ft
 Dana Point Century (Southbound)Dana Point, CA104 mi 2,900 ft
 Dana Point Century (Eastbound)Dana Point, CA116 mi 4,400 ft
 Rad Fondo (6 Rides)San Clemente, CA610 mi 23,800 ft
 Dana Point Century (Northbound)Dana Point, CA100 mi 5,200 ft
 Joshua Tree National ParkJoshua Tree, CA110 mi 6,900 ft
 Dana Point - Santiago Peak - Dana PointDana Point, CA90 mi 7,800 ft
 Mount Palomar CenturyTemecula, CA90 mi 8,100 ft
 Nate Harrison Grade and Black CanyonPauma Valley, CA84 mi 8,400 ft
 Oceanside - Mount Palomar - OceansideOceanside, CA105 mi 9,000 ft
 Angeles Crest CenturyLa Cañada Flintridge, CA97 mi 10,300 ft
 Dawson Saddle TraverseAzusa, CA101 mi 13,100 ft
 Mount Baldy Notch and Crystal LakeAzusa, CA99 mi 13,300 ft
 Mount Baldy and Islip SaddleGlendora, CA106 mi 13,800 ft
 Salton Sea CircumnavigationMecca, CA125 mi 1,200 ft
 Los Angeles - San DiegoLos Angeles, CA135 mi 3,000 ft
 Santa Barbara - San ClementeSanta Barbara, CA179 mi 4,400 ft
 Huntington Beach - Mount Baldy - Huntington BeachHuntington Beach, CA122 mi 9,000 ft
 Dana Point - Palm SpringsDana Point, CA130 mi 9,000 ft
 Seal Beach - Dawson Saddle - Seal BeachSeal Beach, CA145 mi 10,200 ft
 Angeles Crest HighwayLa Cañada Flintridge, CA121 mi 13,300 ft
 Dawson Saddle and Mount BaldyAzusa, CA125 mi 16,300 ft
 Son of Death RideLake Isabella, CA138 mi 16,600 ft
 Eastern Sierra Climbs (5 Days)Lone Pine, CA200 mi 30,200 ft
 High Sierra (3 Days)Mammoth Lakes, CA230 mi 18,400 ft
 Redwood Coast (4 Days)Brookings, OR490 mi 34,400 ft
 California Coast (6 Days)Fort Bragg, CA650 mi 35,900 ft
 White Mountain PeakBig Pine, CA38 mi 5,900 ft
 Mount Wilson and Mount GleasonLa Cañada Flintridge, CA99 mi 10,800 ft
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