2022 Centuries, May-July [Updated 6/8/22]


1 Sunday. Grizzly Peak Century. $80. 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. Registration is open.

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. SOLD OUT as of 3/31.

7 Saturday. Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour. $65-45. Registration is open.  Limit of 450. 85 registered as of 3/15/22. 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. Just 218 registrations as of 5/1 so still room.

7 Saturday. I Care Classic. No information yet except date. $90. 100-, 62-, 31- and 10-mile routes. $20 discount if you register before March 13. Covers the valley and hill roads from South San Jose to Gilroy.

7 Saturday. Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride. 55-, 45-, and 21-mile routes. $75-40. Sheep Ranch Road and Jesus Maria–say no more! Awesome hills in Calaveras. Limit of 300.

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. $140. Information will be available at the end of January and registration will open in early February. Registration is now open. This is one of the easier double centuries as long as it’s not hot.

14 Saturday. Tour delle Vigne  $75. 100-, 50-, and 30-km routes. Formerly the Lodi Sunrise Century. Registration is open. Online registration is now closed but you can still do day-of-event registration. Starts in the Valley in Lodi and tours the flat ag roads.

15 Sunday. Strawberry Fields Forever. $100. 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. 3/10/22: Not happening; now on indefinite hiatus.

?. Devil’s Slide Ride.  $?. No information on whether this ride is taking place. A benefit for PARCA. Now definitely cancelled for 2022.


5 Sunday. Sequoia Century. $150-130. 101-, 68-, and 57-mile routes. Registration opens February 2. is now open. Price includes the 2022 Sequoia jersey.

5-11 Sunday to Saturday. AIDS Lifecycle. $75. $3,000 minimum fundraising amount; $5,000 suggested. You know the routine: raise money for the SF AIDS Foundation or the Los Angeles LGBT Center to fight AIDS by riding 545 miles from SF to LA. Registration is open. SOLD OUT.

?. Castle Crags Century. Mt. Shasta Rotary is assessing whether to hold this ride this year. They’ve decided not to host a 2022 event but hope to be back in 2023.

11 Saturday. Gold Country Cycling Challenge.  $80-70. 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.

18 Saturday. Mile High 100. Formerly the Lake Almanor Century. $85-55. 108-, 56-, and 33-mile routes. Registration is open although website erroneously still says “2021”.

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

18 Saturday. Climb to Kaiser. $105-75. 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 lining the pockets of profiteering carpetbaggers. Doesn’t seem to be happening this year.

June 18-25. Sierra to the Sea. $1,500. Registration is now open. 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. Limit of 90 or 130 (website has contradictory information); 62 registered as of 6/15.


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.

16-17. Saturday-Sunday. Seattle to Portland (STP). $170-190. 206 miles. “The largest, most iconic and fully supported group ride in the Pacific Northwest, with up to 8,000 riders pedaling from Seattle to Portland over one or two days. Reg. fee includes luggage transport, SAG support, five free food and hydration and aid stations, mechanical and medical support, camping at halfway point in Centralia, WA, on grounds of Centralia College.” You can ride it in one or two days. Registration is open.

23 Saturday. Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge. $70-55. Still in planning but hope to Will offer 45-, 62-, 100-, and 135-mile routes. Registration opens February 1. is now open. This venerable event not only got hit by Covid but also by the CZU fire last year that burned portions of the route. Limit of 650.

23 Saturday. Giro Vigneti Healdsburg. 75-, 55-, 37-, and 22-mile routes. $125-25.