Location: Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park Sister Bay, WI
Whether attempting the 100-mile, 62-mile, 50-mile or 25-mile routes, the Peninsula Century Fall Challenge ride will be an incredible experience for riders of all abilities.
The 100-mile route contains 2,871 feet of elevation with multiple climbs. Participants in the 100-mile route may also participate in the King of the Hill Challenge. The 25-mile route takes riders on a flatter, easier route through the center of the peninsula.
The Peninsula Century begins with a rollout start at Sister Bay Waterfront Park at 7 a.m. and finish with a post-ride party featuring a gourmet taco bar from Thyme Catering, desert of cherry crisp from Seaquist Orchards and ice cream from Door County Ice Cream Factory, and Door County Brewing Co. beer and music beneath a tent at Waterfront Park.
Location: Western State Colorado University, Talor Hall Gunninson, CO
The West Elk Bicycle Classic is a mass start, point-to-point ride from Gunnison to Crested Butte. It has truly become a classic over the years in the “never say quit” mentality that riders must bring to this challenging and inspiring course.
The Raghorn Loop is another classic Gunnison Country route. Riders will leave the Start/Finish area at the Crested Butte town park at 9am Sunday. If you don’t have 135 mi in you but you want to challenge yourself to a beautiful track with a great hard gravel climb, smooth pavement and incredible views this is for you.
From the high mountains of Telluride to the spectacular desert landscape of Gateway, CO, the Mountains to Desert Ride is a beautiful race that serves as the single fundraising event for the Just for Kids Foundation. Cyclists descend past hillsides of quaking aspens along a route that passes through millions of years of geologic record, ultimately finding themselves at the base of striated sandstone cliffs reaching up to 1,000 feet overhead. Those who choose to push on past Gateway for the longer distance rides will climb into the beautiful Unaweep Canyon. All fundraising benefits the Just for Kids Foundation. Every dollar raised is generously matched 100% by the Carstens Family Fund at the Denver Foundation.
Norwood to Gateway/72mi/1,739ft
Norwood to Gateway with Hill Climb/101mi/4,003ft
Telluride to Gateway/104mi/2,664ft
Telluride to Gateway with Hill Climb/132mi/4,979ft
Location: Coeur d’Alene Resort, South 2nd Street Coeur d’Alene,ID
Coeur d’Fondo will showcase beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene and the forest, roads and scenery along Idaho’s Scenic Byway; Highway 97, passing through many lakeside communities; before finishing back in Coeur d’Alene at the fall Oktoberfest in downtown Coeur d’Alene.
* 50 mile Centro participants will enjoy an approximate 1.5 hour cruise aboard the Mish-an-Nock from Coeur d’Alene to Harrison. Crossing time may vary slightly depending on weather conditions. Their ride will begin in Harrison and finish at the Oktoberfest in Coeur d’Alene. The boat will depart at 7:45am.
** 37 mile Piccolo participants will finish in Harrison and enjoy a leisurely 1 hour to 1.5 hour cruise back aboard the Mish-an-Nock to the Oktoberfest in Coeur d’Alene. Crossing time may vary slightly depending on weather conditions.
Start to finish times : Competitive and non-competitive options : TAKE THE CHALLENGE.
Tour de Tahoe Course
The 72-mile Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue course circumnavigates the highways clockwise around Lake Tahoe in both Nevada and California. It includes a challenging 800-foot climb to a rest stop overlooking Emerald Bay and a 1,000-foot climb to Spooner Junction. There are also many short rolling ascents and descents totaling over 4024 vertical feet of elevation gain! The altitude ranges between 6,300 feet and 7,100 feet above sea level and the ride is recommended for conditioned recreational bicyclists, not for beginners. Participants must be at least 14 years of age (no children, please) and must be experienced in riding roadways.
Bike the West is pleased to bring back the Boat Cruise – 35 Mile ride to offer a unique and shorter ride distance. There are limited spots for this ride option.
The DEAD OF WINTER Double is a 200 mile ride on popular established routes: Lowland and Highland Doubles of the Los Angeles Wheelmen’s GRAND TOUR. The Dead of Winter Double was held for the first time on November 30 and December 1, 2013, with a limited number of riders, just 75 each day. The Dead of Winter Double will be held December 7, 2019, and if there are enough volunteers, December 8, 2019. HINT – pay it forward and volunteer so we can make the ride available to more riders. Volunteers please email Ira at email@example.com
The DEAD OF WINTER Double will follow the 2019 Grand Tour Lowland Route from Port Hueneme to Ojai with a section added to make the 200 mile total. It will then follow the Highland Route past Lake Casitas to the coast before a return back to Port Hueneme.
Difficulty Rating: Medium
It is intended to be a last chance, low-cost double (cost of $50). Support will consist of water and Hammer Nutrition products (only) at all rest stops, with roving SAG for the duration. A 75 rider limit is necessary to keep the costs down, so a strict reservation policy will be observed.
Location: Rivers Eatery and Tilly’s Pies Cable, WI
The Gitche Gumee Gran Fondo ride will start in Cable or Drummond depending on your ride route and wind along 100, 80 or 60 miles of scenic, paved Wisconsin back-country roads, several river crossings, and traverses the Continental Divide. Share an amazing ride experience between iconic northern towns—historic lumbering towns surrounded with beautifully clear inland lakes and a historic fishing village on the beautiful shores of the largest fresh-water lake in North America, with a purpose to benefit healthy lifestyle through clean sport and cycling. Riders gather at the start in Cable, Wisconsin to embark on an adventurous route through the northern Wisconsin forests to the gateway for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore – Bayfield, Wisconsin.
Farm to Fork Fondo – Floyd’s Pennsylvaina Dutch
Enjoy a simplicity that can only be found in Amish country where farming and gathering is an elemental tradition experienced perfectly from the seat of a bicycle!
Part of our mission is to provide achievable challenges to participants of all ages and abilities. Some of our events have routes that are more difficult than others, so we provide general ratings of Easy, Moderate, or Difficult for you to find the events of ours that best suit your goals.
Location: Humboldt County Fairgrounds
1250 Fifth Street Ferndale, CA
Since 1978, the Tour of the Unknown Coast has been touted as one of California’s toughest century rides, and among the most beautiful rides anywhere. Some would say that rough roads are part of the adventure on this ride, but we are still pleased to announce that road conditions on the course have improved in several locations, including the historically rough section on Bull Creek Flats Road as well as on the climb to Panther Gap and descent to Honeydew.
For 2019 we’re stepping up our game and adding the new Avenue of the Giants Century. This beautiful route through the redwoods features smooth pavement and significantly less climbing than the traditional century ride.
If 100 miles in a day isn’t your idea of fun, we’re still offering our 100K, 50 mile, 22 mile and 8 mile rides to suit every taste.