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California Bike Rides and Events!
Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area.
If you would like to add your favorite event to our listing, please email the information to:

bicycles@talbotscyclery.com
Click below to view our Calendar Listings
Century Rides Gran Fondos Multi-Day Rides Bicycle Expos

 

Talbot's Century Ride Calendar

Upcoming Century, Half Century & Family Bike Rides

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Sep 29, 2018Knoxville Fall Classic Double CenturyVacaville, CARegistration opens July 2018. The ride will start & finish at Vacaville’s Pena Adobe Park. It’s right off I-80, just west of Vacaville. We ride north thru Fairfield, over Mt. George, up the Napa Valley, over Howell Mtn, then along Lake Berryessa on Knoxville Road, all the way to Lower Lake, site of the lunch stop. The afternoon course heads up Siegler Canyon and over Cobb Mountain via Loch Lomond, then heads south into Middletown & Pope Valley, back beside Berryessa, then finally down Pleasants Valley.
Sep 29, 2018Canary ChallengePalo Alto, CAThe Canary Challenge is a fully supported bike ride, offering 5-kilometer, 50-kilometer, 75-kilometer, 100-kilometer and 100-mile rides — all with multiple food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, and plenty of SWAG. The rides cater to all levels of cycling strength — from children, to fixed gear bikes and tandems, to time trial champions, and Pros — the Canary Challenge is a ride for the family! The rides cruise through the foothills of the Bay Area Peninsula, with the 100K and 100-mile routes taking cyclists up and over Skyline Boulevard, through Pescadero and San Gregorio, onto Highway 1, and up the coast. A benefit for the Stanford Cancer Institute.
Oct 6, 2018Los Angeles CF Cycle for LifeBurbank, CAGet your wheels in motion and join us for our 8th annual bicycle event as we ride through some of the most picturesque and scenic terrain in Griffith Park, Burbank, and more. Our bicycle event features well-stocked rest stops, bike mechanics, support vehicles, great food and more! Choose from two routes: 25 miles or 65 miles. Whatever route you choose, you can cycle at your own pace. This unique event empowers participants to act and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.323-939-0758
Oct 6, 2018Cherry City Cyclists-Best of the Bay RideOrinda, CAOur BOB ride has grown. We now offer a single-century and an official CTC double-century option. Both rides start and finish in Castro Valley, California, the home of Cherry City Cyclists. Our double-century route has three legs on which you will experience many of the best and most memorable cycling roads offered in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first leg has many smaller climbs and descents as you head North to Grizzly Peak and back; it will warm you up without using you up. On the second leg, you climb and descend Mt. Diablo - so you do the hardest part of our route while you are at your best. Then the third leg takes you through three other great cycling experiences offered in the Bay Area: Calaveras Rd., the Livermore vineyards, and the Mt. Diablo foothills. The last 60 miles are gentle so you can finish the double-century without any significant, challenging climbs. Our single-century option includes Leg 2 and the Calaveras Road portion of the double-century route.
Oct 6, 2018Konocti Challenge Lakeport, CASet in beautiful Lake County, the Konocti Challenge features three challenging event courses. Riders can opt for the leisurely 40 mile course that winds through the resort and vineyard sections of north Lakeport; for the more adventuresome riders, the event also offers a 65 mile course and endurance testing 100 mile course, both of which follow the north and east rim of Clear Lake and wind into the foothills of the south and west, offering breath taking views of the lake and vineyards, which are in full bloom in October. Finally, for those who just want to have a wonderful casual ride with a few friends and family we have our 20 mile family fun ride. While less challenging than the others this 20 mile ride offers riders a very relaxing and picturesque view of Lake County and enough of a challenge for you to feel like you earned our world famous steak & chicken dinner when your done!
Oct 6, 2018Sacramento CenturySacramento, CAAll rides start and finish at Capitol Mall and 8th Street. With the sun rising over the State Capitol all four of the rides cross the Sacramento River on the Tower Bridge and head South towards Isleton. The Full Century rides as far as Isleton, while progressively shorter loops create the Metric Century, ½ Century and Fun Ride. The Full Century Includes 6 Delta Islands and a Ferry Crossing.
Oct 6, 2018Wine & Roses Bicycle RideTempleton, CAWelcome to the premier boutique wine country ride on the Central Coast. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery and outstanding terrain. The Central Coast offers some of the best rides available to cyclists. When you are finished, come celebrate your ride with a scrumptious BBQ and enjoy premier wines from Wild Horse Winery. This is a place to be among friends, old and new. Afterwards, enjoy the beautiful Templeton downtown park and explore our quaint downtown with unique shops and amazing eateries. You can also explore our world class wineries just minutes away. The Templeton Wine and Roses Bicycle Ride is limited to 350 participants.
Oct 6, 2018Grizzly CenturyNorth Fork, CA (by Yosemite)A refreshed Grizzly Century will once again offer a challenging ride, spectacular vistas, and amazing support. With changing views due to fires and drought, it is still awe inspiring. The route remains the same, challenging and fun, as always. All procedes go to improvements on the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway and other community projects. The major change is that we have a new director, Rick Garner, owner of Yosemite Bike Shop in Oakhurst. Our beloved leader of so many years, Mike Nolen, will be taking on a less strenuous role this year.
Oct 7, 2018Mount Diablo ChallengeDanville, CAThe Save Mount Diablo Challenge is a family-friendly 11.2 mile timed bike ride, starting at Athenian School in Danville and climbing up Southgate Road 3,249 feet to the summit of Mount Diablo. Cycling enthusiasts compete and prizes are awarded for several categories in a ceremony at the summit with food and beverages for all. Riders of all ages are welcome to join in this event! Riders can compete on any type of non-motorized bicycle, including tandems, uni-cycles and hand powered vehicles. All proceeds benefit Save Mount Diablo’s land conservation efforts to create a national park-sized wilderness in your backyard for you, wildlife and future generations to enjoy.(925) 947-3535
Oct 13, 2018Wheels for Meals RidePleasanton, CAWe're addressing an important issue that affects many seniors in Alameda County. We created the Wheels for Meals Ride so that anyone at any age can contribute. Please share this page with your family and friends. Your involvement is critical to our success. Help us close the hunger gap among the senior community. Thank you again for your support.
Oct 13, 2018Bass Lake Powerhouse Double CenturyClovis, CAThis is a strenuous event. Only experienced, long-distance cyclists should attempt this ride. The Fresno Cycling Club Support Team will do everything possible in order for you to complete this double century. Having said that, finishing the ride shall not take precedence over safety. If the Support Team feels it is not safe for a rider to physically, mentally, or mechanically continue, the rider will be pulled from the course. A conditioned rider should finish this ride within 20 hours.
Oct 13, 2018Asti Tour de VineCloverdale, CARide on uncrowded routes through charming rural valleys, past autumn-hued vineyards, alongside the Russian River, and on pathways overlooking Lake Sonoma. We have 5 rides to choose from, the easy carefree 25k for the beginner rider to our 100 mile challenge we call the Rockpile Rumble. A new tour added this year will include a 100m flat ride. Along the way, enjoy our harvest-themed rest stops and healthy foods and snacks included with your registration SAG support too. At the end of your ride, a bountiful luncheon, prepared by the Cloverdale Rotary Club and served with wine, awaits you in Cloverdale at the Historic Asti Winery. Our region boasts lovely bed and breakfast inns, vacation rentals, and lodging facilities and it’s close to wineries, shops, recreation and fine dining. This bicycle tour is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Cloverdale. We will be using the proceeds from this event for local scholarships for students, and support for many local and international projects.
Oct 13, 2018Golden Hills CenturyKnights Ferry, CAThe Stanislaus County Bicycle Club invites you to ride with us in the Golden Hills Century. Enjoy a fun-filled family event that celebrates the charm and beauty of the golden California foothills. The 2018 Golden Hills Century features three routes at different cycling levels on the rural roads of the Sierra Nevada foothills, starting and ending in historic Knights Ferry. The Golden Hills Century is a fundraising event supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank’s Food 4 Thought program along with other projects including bicycle safety, bicycle advocacy, helmets for kids, ride leader training, and Share-The-Road-Signs. Descriptive route maps will be available at the start/finish. Routes will be well-marked. Radio-dispatched support provided by the Stanislaus Amateur Radio Association. Additionally, all participants will enjoy: Continental Breakfast, well-supplied Rest Stops, Bicycle mechanic will be on duty in Knights Ferry at the start. And enjoy the post-ride festivities.
Oct 20, 2018Discovery ClassicHollister, CAThe Discovery Classic, "California's Gem," invites cyclists to ride a 50-mile Gravel Grinder ride or a 20-mile Family Fun ride on which a cyclist can enjoy some of California's most scenic landscapes on a fully supported event. A portion of the proceeds of the race benefits the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Oct 20, 2018Foxy's Fall CenturyDavis, CADavis Bike Club extends this invitation to ride and enjoy our premier late-season cycling event – Foxy’s Fall Century. Often described as the ideal first century ride, it offers challenges, distances, and scenery for riders of all levels.
Oct 20, 2018Solvang Autumn Double CenturySolvang, CAJust as beautiful, but significantly more challenging than the Spring event! A spectacular double century route in Southern California’s most popular cycling region! 194 miles with about 11,500' of climbing!
Nov 17, 2018Death Valley CenturyFurnace Creek, CACYCLING IS BACK IN DEATH VALLEY! Century & Half Century Options! LIMITED TO 300 CYCLISTS. This epic route is both scenic and challenging, covering 100 miles with about 4,500' climbing. The first 55 miles is an out and back to Badwater and beyond. The next 46 miles include a challenging 6.5 mile, 2000' climb up Daylight Pass (Mud Canyon) to Hells Gate and back via Beatty Road.

Talbot's Gran Fondo Calendar

Upcoming Gran Fondo Rides

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Sep 29, 2018Jensie Gran Fondo of MarinStafford Lakes ParkYou can expect an awesome and memorable day with Jens Voigt, arguably the most fun guy in pro cycling. You'll be treated to a Pro Tour level experience with on course neutral support. You'll ride along the world-class roads of Marin County, with notable views of Alpine Dam, Mount Tam, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Point Reyes and Tomales Bay. We'll keep you fueled with fully staffed and stocked service stops. At the finish, you will enjoy the Finisher’s Village where you will be treated to a recovery meal, music and an ice cold local brew. All registered riders will also receive a swag bag with the official Gran Fondo rider guide, goodies from our participating sponsors and a Jensie Gran Fondo commemorative water bottle.
Oct 5, 2018Levi Leipheimers King Ridge Gran FondoSanta Rosa, CAIn an effort to make Levi’s GranFondo a ride in which almost any cyclist can participate, riders in the GranFondo have the choice of four separate routes. Regardless of what type of riding appeals to you or what fitness level you’re currently enjoying, we’ve got a route that works for you. The Gran route is a 103-mile journey of grandeur through the towering and enchanted forests, bare ridgetops, and pucker-worthy descents. When it comes to scenic wonder, the 65-mile Medio route is neck and neck with the Gran. The Piccolo route is created solely for recreational and beginner cyclists who wish to participate in the mass start and big group atmosphere en route to Occidental, but are not prepared for the long, steep climbs in the far western flanks of Sonoma County. Expect full support on course, with mobile mechanical support and full emergency services. We host eight rest stops, each with whole foods as well as on-bike liquid and gel energy. Expect mechanical service at each sto
Oct 28, 2018Giro di San Diego GranFondo - RoadEscondido, CAOrganizers release new date for the Giro di San Diego GranFondo and new routes, including a mountain bike route for 2018. Back by popular demand the date has been pushed back 5 weeks to cooler weather, now scheduled for late October. The start and finish will be at Kit Carson Park in Escondido allowing a cooler climb of the Mt Palomar, now positioned only 20 miles from the start. The long Course features a route that includes the Mesa Grande, a serene and picturesque loop in the back country of San Diego. Come Saturday to the Health and Fitness Community Expo and and bring the family to our new "Ghouls on the Run 5K and 1 mile kids run."
Oct 28, 2018Giro di San Diego Trail Quest Adventure - Mountain BikeLake Hodges, CAFor mountain bikes, try the Ninja Trail Quest 24 mile Mountain Bike Route at Lake Hodges. This themed ride features 3 totems must be retrieved along the way, well-stocked rest stops for support, and the Giro di San Diego Finish party at the finish line. To complete the event, retrieve the 3 totems shown below and head to the finish line. Collect your Totems in any order. The MTB ride starts at Kit Carson park in Escondido. Ride at your own pace to the re-group point across Bear Valley Parkway for the start of the timed race. After the race enjoy the band, brew, expo and amazing post ride Italian lunch ALL INCLUDED with your ride!

Multi-Day Cycling Events

Upcoming Multi-Day Cycling Events Calendar

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Sep 23, 2018OATBRAN – One Awesome Tour Bike Ride Across Nevada 9/23-29 2018Stateline, NevadaIMAGINE… A lone rider stares out at the horizon and the trail that lay before him. It will be a long day challenging the elements, climbing and descending summits, and facing the solitude of the wide-open spaces. He takes a long drink of water as a welcomed breeze greets the beads of sweat on his brow and the fragrant smell of sage and juniper fills the air. As he mounts up, he glances back from where he has already come. As far as he can see, he is surrounded by the awesome beauty of the Great Basin … massive mountain ranges that rise from wide valley floors. It is this panorama that reminds him of what it was that brought him west in the first place. As he rides out, visions of a hearty meal, a cold drink and tales of the day’s adventure shared with other riders, is what he looks forward to at the end of the day.800-565-2704
Oct 7, 2018California Dream Ride - 10/7 to 10/12Santa Barbara to San DiegoFor CalBike's 5th annual California Dream Ride, we'll return to Southern California. You'll pedal 290 miles, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, over five days, while enjoying the scenic canyons, skyline ridge roads and quiet beach bike paths of this route, which is a favorite of our riders. Participants are a diverse group of riders—men and women of a wide range of ages and cycling abilities. Some of us spend every weekend riding many miles; for others, this is our first multi-day tour. Some of us care passionately about bike advocacy; others are new to the idea of bike advocacy. All are valued, fully supported, learn a lot, and have a fantastic time.
Oct 13, 2018Project Hero-United Healthcare California ChallengeSan Francisco-Los Angeles - 8 daysJoin us for the 11th annual UnitedHealthcare California Challenge, where we will ride 450 miles of stunning beaches and landscape from San Francisco to the West Los Angeles Medical Center. This is one of the most challenging of the Project Hero events, with a climb up Stagecoach Pass followed by a fast flowing long descent with ocean views. Travel down the beautiful and scenic Highway 1 while enjoying stunning views of the Pacific Coast at every turn! The Pacific Ocean will be off your right shoulder as you head south through great cities like Santa Cruz, Salinas, San Simeon, Pismo Beach, Solvang and Ventura. The ride will depart from the San Francisco and finish at the West Los Angeles VA. This ride is a Category: Hard (Difficult) PARTICIPATION Full week Challenge Events will be limited to 150 participants. Selected participants will receive a Project Hero Challenge jersey and bib, socks, and t-shirt, as well as housing, rider support, luggage transportation (50 lbs max)

Upcoming Bike Expos & Events Calendar

Upcoming Bicycle Expos & Events

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Oct 13, 2018Biketoberfest MarinFairfax, CAThe long-running, MCBC late-fall celebration of bikes, music, food and family fun – plus a stellar brewfest! This fun-filled event brings everyone together – including commuters, roadies, mountain bikers, BMXers, fixie devotees, cargo-carriers, e-bikers, touring aficionados and even the bike-curious! Every year’s Biketoberfest seems to get a little bigger and the tickets go even faster – so put this festive event on your calendar now! Biketoberfest Highlights include more than 70 exhibitors and a handmade bike show – 35 varieties of beer from 20 West Coast brewers – Live Music – plus pre-event road and mountain bike rides with Bay Area frame builders and cycling luminaries – Delicious food from local vendors!