2022 Centuries, May-July [Updated 1/21/22]

May

1 Sunday. Grizzly Peak Century. $? Registration not yet open. 52-, 76-, 102-mile road routes. Capped at 1,000 riders. Starts in Moraga so very easy to get to except not by BART because BART doesn’t open up early enough. The GPC is most definitely not a flat route–it’s a climber’s ride. The end-of-ride meal is most definitely homemade and delicious.

7 Saturday. Wine Country Century. $100-70 Registration opens January 14 is now open. 100-mile, metric, and 34-mile routes. Another club fave. Good lunch, great after-ride meal, awesome tandem friendly rural roads.

7 Saturday. Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour. $65-45. Registration is open.  Limit of 450. 101-, 67-, 40-, and 21-mile road routes and a 39-mile gravel route. End-of-ride meal. This ride is run by the Yreka Rotary Club and takes you on rural roads north of Mt. Shasta.

7 Saturday. I Care Classic. No information yet except date.

13-15 Friday to Sunday. Climate Ride Green Fondo. $40 registration with a $480 minimum fundraising commitment. Limit of 200. 101-, 65-, and 33-mile routes on Saturday; 67-, 36-, and 19-mile routes on Sunday.

21 Saturday. Davis Double. $? Information will be available at the end of January and registration will open in early February. This is one of the easier double centuries as long as it’s not hot.

14 Saturday. Tour delle Vigne  $65. 100-, 50-, and 30-km routes. Formerly the Lodi Sunrise Century. Registration is open. Starts in the Valley in Lodi and tours the flat ag roads.

15 Sunday. Strawberry Fields Forever. $85. 30-, 61-, and 101-mile routes. Registration is open. A pleasant ride in the Santa Cruz and Watsonville area.

27-30 Friday through Monday. Paso Robles Cycling Festival. Registration not yet open; no current information.

?. Devil’s Slide Ride.  $?. No information on whether this ride is taking place. A benefit for PARCA.

June

5 Sunday. Sequoia Century. 101-, 68-, and 57-mile routes. Registration opens February 2.

?. Castle Crags Century. No information whether Shasta Rotary will offer this event in 2022.

11 Saturday. Gold Country Cycling Challenge.  $70-65. Registration is open.  100-, 75-, 55, and 33-mile routes from Grass Valley north to the South Yuba River and back. There are three road rides and two “gravel” rides.

?. Mile High 100. Formerly the Lake Almanor Century. No information yet.

25 Saturday. Alta Alpina Challenge. $150-90. The other “Death” Ride. Registration is open.

18 Saturday. Climb to Kaiser. 155 or 95-mile routes. If you enjoy heat and climbing, this is the ride for you. “Only” 15,000 or 7,500 vertical feet ascents but you have the pleasure of baking in the Central Valley. Starts in Clovis.

?. RBC Gran Fondo Silicon Valley. $?. No information yet. In case you’re unfamiliar with this ride, it costs $725/$245. Yes, $725 for a 71-mile ride from Palo Alto to the San Mateo coast and back along the roads we ride all the time—Kings Mtn., Tunitas Creek, Stage Road, Pescadero Creek, La Honda Road. For the venture capitalist in your family. Well, you don’t have to drive far to do this one. Or you could just do the Sequoia, which is not only way less expensive but supports a great local club, Western Wheelers who donate their proceeds to local non-profits, instead of profiteering carpetbaggers.

June 18-25. Sierra to the Sea. Registration opens January 18 at 6 PM. Awesome eight-day supported tour from the Sierras to the Bay Area run by fellow club Almaden Cycle Touring Club in San Jose.

July

16 Saturday. Death Ride. $149. Registration is open.

16 Saturday. Fall River Century. $75-50. 200k, 100 mile, 100k, and 25 mile routes. Registration is open. Limit of 500 riders. Ride in the area near Mt. Shasta.

23 Saturday. Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge. $70-55. Still in planning but hope to offer 45-, 62-, 100-, and 135-mile routes. Registration opens February 1. This venerable event not only got hit by Covid but also by the CZU fire last year that burned portions of the route.