Centuries & Other Organized Rides (2011)

SHORTCUT TO MONTH: JAN-FEB-MAR-APR-MAY-JUN-JUL-AUG-SEP-OCT-NOV-DEC
('#' = date unknown or yet to be determined by event organizer)

JANUARY

9: Casa Grande Century (Chandler, AZ)
15: Winter Stagecoach Century (Ocotillo)

 

FEBRUARY

[6]: Pedal to Pier (San Luis Obispo)
6: Paskenta Century (Chico)
6: The Dirt Roll (Marin)
12: Tour de Palm Springs
13: Rice Valley Tandem Rally (Chico)
19: Camino Real Double Century (Irvine)
[26]: Mardis Gras Century (Ventura)
26: Pedaling Paths to Independence (Ventura)
26: Spring Death Valley Century and Double Century

 

MARCH

5: King's River Blossom Bike Ride (Reedley)
6: Fargo Street Hill Climb (Los Angeles)
6: Tour of the Unknown Valley - South (Chico)
12: Solvang Century (SCOR)
19: Tour de Sewer (Bell Gardens)
19: Tour of Borrego (Borrego Springs)
26: OCW Spring Metric Century (Irvine)
26: Solvang Double Century (Planet Ultra)
26: Hell's Gate Hundred (Death Valley)
27: Tour of the Unknown Valley - North (Chico)

 

APRIL

2: Party Pardee (Ione)
2: The Santa Clarita Century (Valencia)
2: Cinderella Classic (Dublin)
9: Mulholland Challenge & Double Century (Malibu)
9: Julian Death March (Julian)
[10]: Primavera Century (Fremont)
10: City of Angels Fun Ride (Los Angeles)
10: Grandondo Colnago (San Diego)
11: Primavera Century (Fremont)
7: L’Étape du California (Palo Alto)
14-17: Sea Otter Classic (Monterey)
16: Mr. Frog's Wild Ride (Murphys)
16: Hemet Century & Double Century (Riverside County)
16: Tierra Bella Century (Gilroy)
16: Cycle for Sight (Napa)
16: Bike Around the Buttes (Sutter)
[16]: Devil Mountain Double Century
16: Mount Lagune Bicycle Classic
16: Gold Coast Ride for Literacy (Ventura)
17: Diablo Century (Walnut Creek)
[23]: Tour de OC (Costa Mesa)
[23]: Mount Hamilton Challenge
30: Wildflower Century (San Luis Obispo)
30: Alpine Challenge (Alpine)
[hiatus]: Alta Sierra Challenge (Bakersfield)
[hiatus]: Spring Stagecoach Century (Ocotillo)
[hiatus]: Steinbeck Watershed Century (Carmel)
[hiatus]: San Clemente Challenge (San Clemente)

 

MAY

1: The Wildflower (Chico)
1: Grizzly Peak Century (Berkeley)
1: Borrego Double Century (Oceanside)
[1]: Tour of Two Forests Double Century (Santa Clarita)
[1]: Pathways Hospice Foundation MTB Ride (Palo Alto)
[1-2]: The 'X' Rides (Area 51, Rachel NV)
1: Delta Century (Stockton)
1: Tour de Cure (Napa)
7: Breathless Agony Ride(Redlands)
7: Wine Country Century (Santa Rosa)
7: Tour of the Unknown Coast (Humboldt)
[8]: Pedalin' with the Poppies (Acton)
14: Ride to Change Lives (Petaluma)
14: Central Coast Double (Paso Robles)
14: Rosarito-Ensenada
14: I Care Classic (Morgan Hill)
14: Sunrise Century (Lodi)
21: Davis Double Century
22: Indian Valley Century (Greenville)
28: Heartbreak Hundred & Double Century (Palmdale)
28-31: Great Western Bicycle Rally (Paso Robles)
30: Crusin' the Conejo (Conejo Valley)
[hiatus]: Foothill Century (Sunnyvale)
[hiatus]: Strawberry Fields Forever (Aptos)
[hiatus]: Monticello Solano Century (Vacaville)
[hiatus]: MS 150 Cruisin' to the Coast (Lone Pine)
[hiatus]: Kirch Century (Fresno)
[hiatus]: Old Route 66 Century (Hesperia)
[hiatus]: The Two Rock Ride (Petaluma)
[hiatus]: LA Bike Tour
[hiatus]: Shasta Jamboree (Mt. Shasta)

 

JUNE

3: Ojai Valley Century
3: Eastern Sierra Double Century (Bishop)
6-12: AIDS/LifeCycle (SF-LA)
4: Bike the Bridges for Special Olympics (Martinez)
4: Sequoia Century (Palo Alto)
4: America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride (Lake Tahoe)
11: Hayfork Century (Trinity County)
11: Auburn Century
11: Ride Around the Bear (Orange County)
11: Alta Alpina Challenge (Markleeville)
11: Canyon Classic Century (Modesto)
18: Colonel Allensworth Century (Allensworth)
18: Best of the Bay (San Leandro)
19-26: Sierra to the Sea (Sonora-SF)
18: Tour de Blast (Longview)
19: Terrible Two (Santa Rosa)
18: Best of the Bay Century (Orinda)
25: Giro di Peninsula (San Mateo)
25: Country Coast Classic (Cambria)
25: Summer Solstice Century (Plumas)
25: Climb to Kaiser (Clovis)
25: Los Angeles Grand Tour (Malibu)
26: Tour of the Carson Valley (Genoa, NV)
[hiatus]: Go Greenbelt!
[hiatus]: Comstock Silver Century (Genoa NV)
[hiatus]: Mountain Lakes Challenge (Ashland, OR)

 

JULY

[9]: Three Harbors Tour (Ventura)
[9]: Bike for Breath (Foster City)
9: Death Ride (Markleeville)
9-10: Triple Bypass (Evergreen CO)
9-10: Seattle to Portland Classic
[16]: Windmill Century (Los Alamos)
[16]: Fall River Century (Fall River Mills)
[24]: Ride to Defeat ALS (Avila Beach)
[22-24]: Rough Riders Rally
23-29: Oregon Bicycle Ride (Roseburg OR)
[30]: Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge

 

AUGUST

[6]: Marin Century & Mount Tamalpais Double Century (San Rafael)
7: Mount Shasta Summit Century (Shasta)
7: Tour de Peninsula (San Mateo)
[14]: Tour d'Organics (Sebastopol)
20: Cool Breeze Century (Channel Islands)
[20]: Holstein Hundred (Tomales)
[20]: YWCA Break the Cycle (Windsor)
[21]: Tour of Napa Valley
27: The Immortals (Ridgecrest)
28: Venus de Miles (Longmont, CO)

 

SEPTEMBER

10: Amtrak Century (San Diego)
10: High Sierra Fall Century (Mammoth)
10: Tour de Fuzz (Santa Rosa)
[10]: Best Buddies Hearst Castle Challenge (Monterey)
[10]: Chileno Valley Cycling Classic
[10]: Siskiyou Century (Yreka)
11: Tour De Tahoe - Big Blue
[16]: Knoxville Double Century (Vacaville)
[17-18]: Unknown Coast Weekend (Ferndale)
24: Ride to Defeat ALS (Napa)
24: Tahoe Sierra Century
24: Lighthouse Century (San Luis Obispo)
[24]: Ride to Defeat ALS (Avila Beach)
17-18: MS Waves to Wine
17-24: California Coast Classic (SF-LA)
[24-25]: Buddhist Bicycle Pilgrimage (Marin)
[25]: Angeles Crest Century
25-1 (Oct): OATBRAN (Nevada)
[hiatus]: Big Ride Pacific Coast (Seattle to San Francisco)
[hiatus]: Tour of Woodside

 

OCTOBER

1: Levi's Gran Fondo (Santa Rosa)
1: Grizzly Century (North Fork)
[1]: Konocti Challenge (Clearlake)
[1-2]: Seismic Challenge (Fort Bragg to San Francisco)
2: Mount Diablo Challenge
2:Princess Promenade (Sacramento)
[2]: Surf City Century (Santa Cruz)
[2]: Harvest Ride (Hopland)
2-6: Climate Ride
3:Mt. Diablo Challenge (Danville)
8: Wheels for Meals Ride (Livermore)
8: Wine and Roses Bike Ride (Templeton)
8: Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century (Clovis)
[8]: Picnic in the Park (Ridgecrest)
8-10: Furnace Creek 508 (Death Valley)
9: The Fallflower (Chico)
[9]: Riverbank Cheese & Wine Century
[9]: People Powered Ride (Goleta)
13-16: JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes (Death Valley)
[15]: Redlands Rotary Ride (Redlands)
[15]: Foxy's Fall Century (Davis)
15: Solvang Fall Double Century & Century (Planet Ultra)
[15]: BORP Revolution in the Vineyards (Geyserville)
15: Valley Girls Ride (Clovis)
[20-23]: Ride to Empower (Solvang)
22: Condor Classic (Hollister)
[ [22]: Santa Barbara Century (Santa Barbara)
29: Death Valley Fall Century and Double Century
[hiatus]: Quincy Weekend (Oroville)
[hiatus]: Spooktacular (Bakersfield)
[hiatus]: MS 150 Bike Tour (Santa Barbara)
[hiatus]: Salton Sea Century (Borrego Springs)
[hiatus]: Burn of the Century (Nevada City)
[hiatus]: Bonfante Harvest Ride (Gilroy)
[hiatus]: Moonlight Magic Century (Lone Pine)
[hiatus]: Ride to Defeat ALS (Sierras)
[hiatus]: Inland Express-STS (Riverside)

 

NOVEMBER

5-6: Tour de Julien (MTB/Santa Ysabel)
12: Le Tour de Foothills (Upland)
12: Solvang's Finest Century
[hiatus]: Giro di Vino (Lodi)

 

DECEMBER

[10]: Planet Ultra Club Christmas Century (Calabasas)
26-31: Hostelling Int'l USA Christmas Ride (San Diego)





"Bicycling has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammeled womanhood."
— Susan B. Anthony

"Just as the ideal of classic Greek culture was the most perfect harmony of mind and body, so a human and a bicycle are the perfect synthesis of body and machine."
— Richard Ballantine

"When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking."
— Arthur Conan Doyle, 1896

"I thought of that while riding my bicycle."
— Albert Einstein

"Next to a leisurely walk I enjoy a spin on my tandem bicycle. It is splendid to feel the wind blowing in my face and the springy motion of my iron steed. The rapid rush through the air gives me a delicious sense of strength and buoyancy, and the exercise makes my pulse dance and my heart sing."
— Helen Keller

"The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community."
— Ann Strong — 1895

"Cycling satisfies so many needs. If you're in a gregarious mood, you can go out with a group. Or you can go alone- solo. If you're in an aggressive mood, you can go fast, or if you're tired and want to unwind you can go slow. A bicycle doesn't discriminate in age, either."
— Georgena Terry

"Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live."
— Mark Twain

"The bicycle supplies ... a new pleasure — the pleasure of going where one wills, because one wills... Riding the wheel, our own powers are revealed to us... You have conquered a new world, and exultingly you take possession of it."
— Marie E. Ward, 1896

"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race."
— H.G. Wells

"She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life."
— Frances E. Willard,
How I Learned to
Ride the Bicycle