Regional Road Bike Tours and Century Rides (UT, ID, MT, NV, AZ, CO, WY, NM)

2021 Regional (ID, WY, MT, NV, CO, AZ ) Road Bike Touring and Gran Fondos Event Calendar

March 6, 2021Death Valley Century, , Death Valley, CA, 50 and 100 mile options. Entry includes chip timing; fully stocked checkpoints along the route with water and a great selection of food and snacks; roving SAG support; tech tee and finish line award. Start at The Ranch at Furnace Creek Resort., Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], planetultra.com

March 20, 2021Solvang Double Century and Double Metric Century, Solvang, CA, 200 miles or 200 kilometers in Southern CA's most scenic and popular cycling region. A perfect first time double century., Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], planetultra.com

March 20, 2021Mesquite Madness, Ride Southern Utah Road Gran Fondos, Mesquite, NV, The first ride of the season. Get your riding legs back and join us for a tough but fun 80, 50+, or 30 mile bike ride. This year we are adding a different game with prizes at every rest stop. Make it to the top of Utah Hill for the big prizes., Joey Dye, 435-674-3185, [email protected], Margaret Gibson, 435-229-6251, [email protected], Ryan Gurr, [email protected], ridesouthernutah.com,

March 21-May 21, 2021Moab & The Back of Beyond, Grand Junction , CO, The Moab and the Back of Beyond 6-day tour delves into the heart of redrock canyon country of Southeastern Utah and Southwestern Colorado. Ride through the supernatural landscapes of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, climb the scenic La Sal Mountain Loop and pedal beneath 800 ft redrock sandstone walls along the Colorado River., John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected], Lauren Lasky, 508-561-7580, [email protected], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

March 22-27, 2021Solvang Spring Tour, Solvang, CA, Early season warm weather training in Sunny Southern California. 50-100 miles per day in Southern California's most popular cycling region., Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], planetultra.com

April 1-30, 2021Yellowstone Cycle Days, TENTATIVE DATES, Yellowstone National Park, MT, Ride free in Yellowstone National Park before the roads open to the public. This is a unique way to enjoy the beauty of the park. Opening day depends on whether the road is plowed. Check for park service website to see if the roads are open., Toni , 406-646-7701, 307-899-3367, [email protected], nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/spring-fall-bicycling.htm, cycleyellowstone.com

April 3, 2021Gran Fondo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas to Lovell Canyon (via Red Rock Scenic Drive) and back, 100 miles – 8000 of climbing. A Gran Fondo is a long distance, timed cycling event that welcomes competitive, amateur and recreational cyclists of all abilities. Fully supported. Chip Timed., Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], GranFondoTripleCrown.com, planetultra.com

April 10, 2021Mulholland Challenge & Double Century, King of the Mountains Century Challenge, Agoura Hills, CA, The toughest Southern California Century with over 13,000' of climbing in the Santa Monica Mountains. Fully supported / Chip Timed. 100 and 200 mile options, Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], planetultra.com

April 16-18, 2021Montana Gravel Grinder Challenge and Hell Ride, Missoula, MT, 2 person teams. All proceeds go to Missoula Mammoth and Zootown Derailleurs. 85% gravel roads with little traffic., Shaun Radley, 406-219-1318, [email protected], montanacyclocross.com/events/, thecyclinghouse.com

April 24, 2021Tour de Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, 20th annual 80, 40, 20 mile routes, which circumnavigates Las Vegas., Randy Mcghie, 702-252-8077, [email protected], Tour de Summerlin , [email protected], tourdesummerlin.com

May 1, 2021Mt. Laguna Classic, King of the Mountains Century Challenge, Pine Valley, CA, Starting in Pine Valley (East San Diego County), the route is three loops, each climbing Mt. Laguna from a different side, with increasing difficulty and more interesting terrain. All loops return down Sunrise Highway, a non-technical descent with smooth pavement and a descent shoulder., Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], planetultra.com

May 2, 2021Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride – San Diego, TRIPEL CROWN OF GRAVEL, San Diego, CA, Pain and suffering will commence at 7 a.m. featuring four waves predicated on riders' USAC categories. The expo will remain open on Sunday throughout the duration of the event until the beers, jeers and awards are distributed for all the day's heroic efforts., Michael Marckx, 760-815-0927, [email protected], belgianwaffleride.bike

May 8-21, 2021Cycle for Independence, Boise, ID, Virtual Fundraiser for the Treasure Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, 10, 25, and metric century (62.5 miles), individual and team rides, routes begin in northwest Boise, supported ride. After ride burgers with all the fixings combined with socializing, music, festivities and prizes, Ramona Walhof, 208-336-5333, [email protected], Allan Schneider, 208-870-4831, [email protected], cycleforindependence.org

May 16, 2021Belgian Waffle Ride – Asheville, TRIPEL CROWN OF GRAVEL, Asheville, NC, The “Hell of the North”. The course has scenic views of rolling mountains, rough and rocky outcroppings, lake views, dense forests and passes many rivers and waterfalls. Course will cross the Eastern Continental Divide multiple times! A true multi-surface race with smooth, hard packed, flat, loose, rocky and up/downhill gravel., Michael Marckx, 760-815-0927, [email protected], belgianwaffleride.bike

May 29, 2021Heartbreak Century and Double Century, King of the Mountains Century Challenge, Frazier Park, CA, 100 or 200 mile ride on the roads less traveled in the Los Padres National Forest, Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], planetultra.com

May 29, 2021Levi's Gran Fondo, cancelled for 2021, Windsor, CA, Whether you're just getting into riding, or an elite athlete seeking the ultimate challenge, our ride was inspired by, and can be as hard as some of the biggest stages of the Tour de France., Bike Monkey , 707-560-1122, [email protected], levisgranfondo.com

June 5, 2021Eastern Sierra Double Century, California Triple Crown and Planet Ultra Grand Slam Endurance Series, Bishop, CA, 200 mile ride including Mammoth and June Lakes, Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], planetultra.com

June 6, 2021America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride – Lake Tahoe, Tentative, Stateline, NV, 29th annual, in conjunction with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training program. Fully supported with rest stops, Tech support and SAG. 100 mile century, 72 miles, (boat cruise – 35 mile fun ride TBD)., Curtis Fong, 800-565-2704, 775-771-3246, [email protected], bikethewest.com, bikeandskitahoe.com

June 6, 2021Elephant Rock, Roll Massif, Castle Rock, CO, This year we have three road courses (44, 60 and 100 miles), one gravel/road route(32 miles) and one great family ride (8 miles)., Tracy Powers, [email protected], rollmassif.com

June 12, 2021Tour of Two Forests , Santa Clarita, CA, 200 mile ride, Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], planetultra.com

June 13-18, 2021Ride the Rockies, Durango, CO, Ride the loop to explore Colorado's Rocky Mountains by bicycle. The 2021 tour will be a brand new route showcasing the state's unmatched scenery and breathtaking mountain views. Proceeds benefit Colorado nonprofits through The Denver Post Community Foundation, Ride The Rockies , 303-954-6700, [email protected], ridetherockies.com

June 19, 2021Spinderella, Pocatello, ID, 10th Annual, ladies-only ride featuring five scenic routes, from 10 to 100 miles. Roll-out begins at 6:00 am at Ross Park in Pocatello, ID., DaNae Young, 208-221-9300, [email protected], spinderellaride.com

June 19, 2021Ruby Roubaix (formerly Ride Around the Rubies), Lamoille, NV, Gravel Fondo! See the Ruby Mountains like you've never seen them before during this one-day bicycle ride or race beginning and ending in scenic Lamoille, Nevada. Choice of a 20, 36, 62 or full 117 mile loop on pavement, gravel and dirt roads. Ride it or race it!, Kerry Aguirre, 775-397-1922, [email protected], rubyroubaix.com

June 26, 2021RATPOD (Ride Around the Pioneers in One Day), Dillon, MT, Now a virtual ride: RATPOD is now RATPOD Unlimited – Your RATPOD, Your way. You can ride any distance you choose, from anywhere you are located all in support of Camp Mak-A-Dream. An oncology camp dedicated to ensuring those affected by cancer can live with and beyond their diagnosis. With just a small donation you can be part of this now national event all to honor those affected by cancer. RATPOD is usually a 130-mile one-day charity ride for Camp Make-A-Dream (a cost free cancer camp). The ride takes place in the beautiful Big Hole Valley of SW Montana., Courtney Imhoff, 406-549-5987, [email protected], ratpod.org, campdream.org

June 26, 2021Cheyenne Superday Tour de Prairie, Cheyenne, WY, This long-distance course heads south past the Capitol before heading west under I-25 and up Happy Jack Road to Vedauwoo. Get ready for some fresh air and swift elevation changes! The Tour de Prairie features 25-, 50-, 75- and 100-mile rest stations/turn around points. Breakfast and lunch are included for registered Tour de Prairie riders., Lori DeVilbiss, 307-773-1044, [email protected], CheyenneEvents.org, CheyenneRec.org

June 26, 2021Alta Alpina Challenge, Markleeville, CA, Experience the breathtaking scenic beauty of classic Sierra roadways. Metric and Century options or pick one or more of the famous Alta Alpina passes for a personalized ride (30 miles and up). Fundraiser for the Alta Alpina Cycling Club, Gregg Westerbeck, 877-845-2453, [email protected], Michael Bayer, [email protected], altaalpina.org/challenge

June 26, 2021Wild Sierra Century and Metric, Markleeville, CA, Experience the breathtaking scenic beauty of classic Sierra roadways. Ride through wilderness areas with no traffic lights and just a few stop signs., Gregg Westerbeck, 877-845-2453, [email protected], Michael Bayer, [email protected], altaalpina.org/challenge/century.html

June 26, 2021Alta Alpina Challenge 8-Pass Double Century, Markleeville, CA, The Toughest Single Day Ride in the World. Exclusive 8 Pass Jersey available for finishers, Gregg Westerbeck, 877-845-2453, [email protected], Michael Bayer, [email protected], altaalpina.org/challenge

July 9-11, 2021Ride the Rockies Getaways: Gold Rush Gravel, Woodland Park, CO, A three day self to semi-supported ride that circumnavigates Colorado's famed Gold Belt region, an amazing area rich in old west history and replete with stunning scenery., Deirdre Moynihan, 303-954-6704, [email protected], Ride The Rockies , 303-954-6700, [email protected], ridetherockies.com

July 10-11, 2021The Triple Bypass, Evergreen, CO, The legendary Triple Bypass is 120 miles with 10,000' of climbing and travels over 3 beautiful mountain passes from Evergreen to Avon, CO. 30, 75, 120 mile options, Sunday Gran Fondoand the infamous Double Triple Bypass, 240 miles!, Jennifer Barbour, 303-503-4616, [email protected], Kim Nordquist, 303-249-6168, [email protected], triplebypass.org

July 11-16, 2021Tour de Wyoming, Thermopolis, WY, 24th Annual. Bike tour circling Wyoming's Bighorn Basin with daily distances from 55 to 70 miles, Amber Travky, 307-742-5840 , [email protected], cyclewyoming.org, tourdewyoming.org

July 17, 2021Tour de Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, CO, Annual bicycle event that brings together 1,200 cyclists for a one-day ride through beautiful Northwest Colorado, taking in Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass, Yellow Jacket Pass, Stagecoach, Yampa and Oak Creek. Four different road ride routes: 26, 46, 66, 116 miles, and a 100 mile gravel route., Katie Lindquist, 970-846-9206, [email protected], tourdesteamboat.com

August 7, 2021Tour de Big Bear, WIN Real Estate Group, Sariol Legal, Sports in Science, Big Bear Lake, CA, 10th Anniversary Edition, Southern California's favorite ride! Features legendary aid stations, beautiful mountain scenery and spectacular summer weather. With 25, 50, 70, 106 and 109 mile courses, there's a route for every cycling enthusiast!, Chris Barnes, 951-970-6720, 909-878-0707, [email protected], tourdebigbear.com, bigbearcycling.com

August 7, 2021Copper Triangle Alpine Cycling Classic, Roll Massif, Copper Mountain, CO, The 79-mile loop crests three Colorado mountain passes Fremont Pass (Elev. 11,318'), Tennessee Pass (Elev. 10,424') and Vail Pass (Elev. 10,662') for a total elevation gain of 6,500 feet., Tracy Powers, [email protected], rollmassif.com

August 8, 2021Boulder Roubaix Road Race, Boulder, CO, First held in 1990 and now every other year just north of cycling mecca Boulder, this is an amazing 19 mile loop with mixed terrain, Chris Grealish, 303-619-9419, [email protected], dbcevents.com

August 14, 2021Stonewall Century Bicycle Ride, La Veta, CO, 18th Annual. This out-and-back ride offers cyclists stunning beauty and small-town vibe. Colorado's scenic Highway of Legends (State Hwy 12) between La Veta and Segundo is the backdrop for 25-, 50- and 102-mile routes, featuring up to 8000-feet of climbing., Kent Hay, [email protected], spcycling.org

August 14, 2021Four Peaks Gran Fondo, Pocatello, ID, One Day: 82 miles, Four Peaks: 7800ft total elevation gain. Climb the 4 peaks of the Portneuf Valley; Crystal, Scout Mountain, Pebble Creek, Buckskin. The hill climb portions are timed with timing chips. Downhill portions are not timed. Cumulative climb times will be combined to determine rank. Ride 1-4 peaks as you wish, Danielle Bagley, 208-339-2043, [email protected], David George, 208-317-2225, [email protected], 4PGF.com

August 21, 2021HeART of Idaho Century Ride, Idaho Falls, ID, 25, 62, and 100 mile options. Entry fees cover entry, t-shirts, fully stocked rest stops, and post ride BBQ. Route is flat to rolling, easy to moderate difficulty. Benefit for the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho., Margaret Wimborne, 208-317-7716, [email protected], d91.k12.id.us/22/Content2/about-century-ride

August 22-28, 2021Yellowstone National Park Bike Tour, Belgrade, MT, Experience the world's first national park! 7-Day tour includes 6 nights lodging/meals, guide service, entrance fees, daily lunch en route, and more!, John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

August 28, 2021Venus de Miles, Lyons, CO, Venus de Miles is for all skill levels and features courses to accommodate any active woman whether this is your first athletic event or your hundredth. Choose among a rolling 32-mile course, a 64-mile metric century, and a 100-mile century course. All courses go through beautiful Boulder County.Fundraiser for Greenhouse Scholars., Greenhouse Scholars , 303-459-5473, [email protected], venusdemiles.com/colorado/

August 28, 2021Tour de Fox Wine Country, VIRTUAL, Fulton (Santa Rosa), CA, 70.2-mile, 52.4-mile, 34.5-mile or 10.7-mile options. Proceeds from Wine Country will benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation to speed better treatments and a cure for Parkinson's along wtih the local GOALS Foundation to support special needs children and adults sports and fitness., Bike Monkey , 707-560-1122, [email protected], Tour de Fox , [email protected], tourdefox.michaeljfox.org/winecountry

September 2-October 17, 2021Redrock Canyons Utah Bike Tours, Grand Junction, CO, The Redrock Canyons is Lizard Head Cycling's original tour and became our most popular itinerary after it was featured in the New York Times in 2010. It is a supported lodge-to-lodge road cycling tour that follows a seldom seen route through the Redrock Canyon Country of western Colorado and eastern Utah. It is a superb tour for intermediate/+ riders offering unmatched scenery and fantastic lodging., John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected], Lauren Lasky, 508-561-7580, [email protected], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

September 10-12, 2021Pedal the Plains, Kiowa, CO, PTP will take cyclists through the host communities of TBA. Celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of the Eastern Plains of Colorado. Learn about farming and ranching, while experiencing the culture, history and landscape of Colorado's high plains. The Tour incorporates interactive on-route experiences by staging rest stops on farms, posting educational points of interest and serving community meals composed of locally sourced food. Also includes the Great Mustang Gravel 100 80% on packed dirt or gravel roads, this route will be fun and challenging for the gravel expert or rookie! Proceeds from Pedal The Plains benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation in support of the Colorado FFA Foundation and Colorado 4-H., Deirdre Moynihan, 303-954-6704, [email protected], ridetherockies.com

September 11, 2021Race the Rails, Ely, NV, Race the train in Ely! Fun for the whole family! Race a coal fired steam engine that is over 100 years old. The event will accommodate both road and mountain bike riders of all ages., Kyle Horvath, 775-289-3720, [email protected], elynevada.net

September 12, 2021Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue, Tentative, Lake Tahoe, NV, 18th Annual ride around Lake Tahoe's 72 mile Shoreline. Fully supported with rest stops, tech support and SAG. 72 miles, 4300 ft vertical gain. (Boat cruise and 35 mile fun ride TBD). Limited to 2000 participants, Curtis Fong, 800-565-2704, 775-771-3246, [email protected], bikethewest.com

September 18, 2021Tour de Vineyards, Roll Massif, Palisade, CO, Choose between a leisurely 23-mile route that follows the Palisade Fruit & Wine Byway and the more challenging 58-mile route that adds on a loop up and over the Reeder Mesa Climb with a timed segment to challenge your legs and lungs., Tracy Powers, [email protected], rollmassif.com

September 19, 2021GFNY Santa Fe, Gran Fondo New York, Santa Fe, NM, The roads of GFNY Santa Fe will take riders through the spectacular and diverse terrain of the southwest. Both routes start in downtown Santa Fe. 81 and 55 mile courses, Michael McCalla, [email protected], gfnysantafe.com

September 25, 2021Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride, Telluride, CO, 16th Annual, Ride from the beautiful mountains of Telluride to the incredible desert landscape of Gateway, CO for the Just for Kids Foundation! Choose your distance (72 miles, 101 miles, 104 miles or 132 miles) and pass through golden aspens and brilliant red canyon walls to our destination at Gateway Canyons Resort., Katie Geissler, 970-708-0566, [email protected], justforkidsfoundation.org/mountainstodesertride

September 25, 2021Tour of the Moon, Roll Massif, Grand Junction, CO, Made famous in the 1980's Coors Classic and later in the cycling movie American Flyers. Its legacy continues as one of the premier road cycling events in the western United States., Tracy Powers, [email protected], rollmassif.com

September 26-October 2, 2021OATBRAN, Lake Tahoe, NV, 30th annual One Awesome Tour Bike Ride Across Nevada! Following the Legendary Pony Express Trail on U.S. Hwy. 50. 5 days of riding, 420 miles from Lake Tahoe to Great Basin National Park. Fully Supported motel style tour limited to 50 participants., Curtis Fong, 800-565-2704, 775-771-3246, [email protected], bikethewest.com

October 1-3, 2021Ride the Rockies Getaways: Cottonwood Classic, Crested Butte, CO, Starting and finishing in Crested Butte, this 194-mile, three-day semi-supported tour makes a clockwise loop around the heart of Colorado's central Rockies. Along the way you'll climb up and over some of the state's most iconic climbs, including the newly paved Cottonwood Pass, Monarch Pass, and Ohio Pass. Total uphill pedaling for this loop ride is just a shade under 13,400 feet, all of it above 7,000 feet, including the tour's highpoint of 12,126 feet atop Cottonwood Pass., Deirdre Moynihan, 303-954-6704, [email protected], Ride The Rockies , 303-954-6700, [email protected], ridetherockies.com

October 9, 2021Tri-States Gran Fondo, Mesquite, NV, 112 miles, 7,500ft of climbing, three States – Nevada, Arizona, Utah, all in one spectacular day of cycling. Fully supported / Chip Timed., Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], tristatesgranfondo.com, planetultra.com

October 10, 2021Santa Fe Century and Gran Fondo, Santa Fe, NM, 35th Annual. Beautiful scenery, outstanding food stops and very reasonable registration fees. Century, Half-Century, and 25 mile tours are offered as well as two timed events: Gran Fondo (100 mile timed ride), Medio Fondo (50 mile timed ride). Enjoy massages, great food and local craft beers following the rides., Matt Piccarello, 505-600-1840, [email protected], santafecentury.com

October 16, 2021Solvang Autumn Double Century and Double Metric Century, Solvang, CA, 200 miles or 200 kilometers in Southern CA's most scenic and popular cycling region. A perfect first time double century. 100 mile option too., Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], planetultra.com

October 16, 2021Hammer Road Rally, Shaver Lake, CA, A ride with options for most ability levels with each route beginning and ending at Shaver Lake. There are four options: a 27.5 mile free untimed route, 34 mile untimed route, 53 mile timed route, and 85 mile timed route. Within the 53 mile option lies a 2000' paved climb, while the 85 mile option features a 15 mile gravel climb from Stump Springs Road to Kaiser Pass with a total of 30 miles of gravel., Bike Monkey , 707-560-1122, [email protected], levisgranfondo.com

November 6, 2021Veloswap, Denver, CO, Huge bike swap and expo, Tracy Powers, [email protected], rollmassif.com, veloswap.com

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