Regional Road Bike Tours and Century Rides (Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico)

2018 Regional (ID, WY, MT, NV, CO, AZ ) Road Bike Touring and Gran Fondos Event Calendar

August 4-11, 2018Ride Idaho, Ketchum, Sun Valley, ID, 7-Day fully supported, noncompetitive roadbike tour with SAG support, mechanics, showers, beer garden, entertainment, 355 miles of spectacular scenery. Tent and Porter Service available. Post Falls to Sandpoint, Trout Creek, Prichard, Wallace, Medimont, Post Falls, Earl Grief, 208-890-4434, [email protected], rideidaho.org

August 4, 2018Copper Triangle Alpine Classic, Copper Mountain, CO, 12th Annual. The Copper Triangle has long been considered one of Colorado's classic alpine road rides. Graced with breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads and three challenging climbs, the ride exemplifies cycling in the Colorado Rockies. The course is 78 miles, with an elevation gain of almost 6,000 feet over three mountain passes., Scott Olmsted, [email protected], Scott Olmsted, [email protected], Amanda Knutson, 515-681-6036, [email protected], coppertriangle.com, emgcolorado.com/wordpress/?page_id=10

August 4, 2018Tour de Big Bear Gran Fondo, Big Bear Lake, CA, 25, 50, 70, 107 and 125 miles! Enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake, San Bernardino National Forest, 11,500' San Gorgonio and its 10,000' plus peaks., Tour de Big Bear , [email protected], tourdebigbear.com

August 4-11, 2018BRNW California 2018, Yreka, CA, Spirit of Shasta: One-week road tour, fully supported, with legendary BRNW food and amenities. 435 miles, 34,000 feet of elevation gain. Yreka, Happy Camp, Hoopa, Weaverville, Etna, Weed, Mt. Shasta Climb, Yreka, Jim Moore, 503-281-1526, 503-504-2656, [email protected], bicycleridesnw.org

August 5, 2018SPNDX Stampede Gravel Grinder, Big Bear Lake, CA, Taking place on Sunday following the Tour de Big Bear road event riders start in the Village and are challenged with a 44 mile route including fire road climbs and single track through the trees, that will make it a Stampede like no other in the series. The gravel ride will be limited to 200 stampeders., Tour de Big Bear , [email protected], Unicorn , [email protected], spndxstampede.com

August 11, 2018HeART 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., Miyai Griggs, 208-524-7777, 208-766-6485, [email protected], theartmuseum.org/Century.htm

August 11, 2018Le Tour de Koocanusa, Libby, MT, Fully supported 83 or 44 mile bike ride which tours the breathtaking shoreline of Lake Koocanusa. Ride finishes with a Blues Festival Finale. Fundraiser for Search & Rescue. Starts at 8 am., Dejon Raines, 406-291-3635, [email protected], Pam Boyke, 406-293-3556, [email protected], letourdekoocanusa.com

August 11-12, 2018Bike MS – Wyoming's Bighorn Country Classic, Bike MS, Sheridan, WY, Bike MS has become a rallying point of the MS movement creating a community of shared commitment determined to end MS. Bike MS is a weekend that allows people to come together and celebrate being part of a movement by and for the 400,000 Americans living with MS. This two-day, fully supported ride covers rolling plains, mountain climbs, scenic vistas, and historic towns including Buffalo, Story, Big Horn, Ranchester, Dayton and many more! We offer a challenge for novice and experienced cyclists alike., Alexis Johnson, 303-698-5403, [email protected], Molly Palmer, 307-433-8664, 855-372-1331, [email protected], bikemswyoming.org

August 11, 2018The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, Colorado Springs, CO, This is an epic hill climb on Pikes Peak America's Mountain, starting at 9,390 feet and finishing 12.42 miles later at 14,115 feet. There is a timed race and gran fondo, with waves starting at 6:15 am., The Sports Corp , 719-634-7333, [email protected], Jeff Mosher, 719-634-7333 Ext 1005, [email protected], PikesPeakCyclingHillClimb.org

August 18, 2018Four 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, Katie Loveday, 208-232-8996, [email protected], David George, 208-317-2225, [email protected], 4PGF.com

August 26-September 1, 2018Yellowstone 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

September 8, 2018Race 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., Meg Rhoades, 775-289-3720, 800-496-9350, [email protected], www.elynevada.net

September 8, 2018American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure Colorado, Parker, CO, Tour de Cure is an incredible experience for cyclists, runners, walkers, and extreme ninjas! All routes end back at the Salisbury Park Festival where community members are invited to join in the fun. If you have diabetes you are the VIP of the day. Route options of 5K Walk/Run, 20K Ride, 50K Ride, 100K Ride, 100 Mile Century Ride, and Xtreme Obstacle Course, Kelly Jackson, 720-855-1102 x7020, [email protected], diabetes.org/coloradotourdecure

September 9, 2018Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue, Lake Tahoe, NV, 16th 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)., Curtis Fong, 800-565-2704, 775-771-3246, [email protected], bikethewest.com

September 14-15, 2018Grind de Galena, Pocatello, ID, 100 miles, 2 day group ride, Katie Loveday, 208-232-8996, [email protected], barriessports.com

September 14-16, 2018Pedal the Plains, Kiowa, CO, PTP will take cyclists through the host communities of Kiowa, Bennett and Limon. 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. New in 2018 is 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 15, 2018Three Feet for Pete, Las Vegas, NV, Fun ride and rally to raise awareness for cycling safety. Honors Pete Makowski. Raises money for awareness around Nevada's 3 foot law. Start: Camping World, 13175 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89044, Andy Bestwick, 702-806-5991, [email protected], threefeetforpete.org

September 15, 2018Tour de Vineyards, Palisade, CO, Come join this 25-mile ride through Colorado's Wine County just prior to the Colorado Mountain Winefest., Scott Olmsted, [email protected], Amanda Knutson, 515-681-6036, [email protected], tourdevineyards.com

September 15-16, 2018Bike MS: Cycle the Silver Valley, Bike MS, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Bike MS: Cycle the Silver Valley is an unforgettable, one- or two-day journey through the ancestral lands of the Coeur d'Alene nation on a “Rails to Trails” path almost completely off of roadways. What makes this ride so special? As many as 200 riders will cruise along looping routes that start and finish at the Silver Mountain Resort. Full meals, generous amenities, stunning landscapes, fully stocked rest stops and spirited festivities are all included., Geoff Doiron, 801-424-0112, [email protected],

September 16, 2018Edible Pedal 100, Carson City, NV, 10 mile, 50 mile and Nevada 150K ride options, Start: Bowers Mansion Regional Park, Washoe Valley, NV. Challenging course, fully equipped ride stops, SAG, water bottle, maps, post ride BBQ, priceless views, camaraderie and an unbeatable sense of accomplishment., Don Iddings, 775-393-9158, [email protected], ediblepedal100.org

September 22, 2018Gran Fondo Taos-Mora-Angel Fire, Taos, NM, 8:00 am start. 105 , 84, or 46 miles. Five aid stations. Beautiful scenery. Ride for fun, ride for time; all riders welcome! Proceeds from this event will go to the Taos Sports Alliance, whose goal is bringing more sporting opportunities to Taos County youth. Start/finish for all three distances is at the Taos Youth and Family Center, 407 Paseo del Canon East, Taos NM, 87571, Registration: newmexicosportsonline.com/Cycling/GRANDFONDO-Taos,-Mora,-Angel-Fire!-2018/67872, Jennifer Buntz , 505-306-1443, [email protected], taossportsalliance.com, dukecitywheelmen.org

September 22, 2018Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride, Telluride, CO, 14th Annual Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride, From the high mountains of Telluride, 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 and onwards to the beautiful desert landscape of Gateway. Mileage options: 70, 100 & 130. This ride benefits the Just For Kids Foundation, Lara Young, 970-708-1105, [email protected], m2dbikeride.com

September 22-26, 2018Montana Gravel Tour, Missoula, MT, 4 gravel rides in 4 days. Lake Placid, Garnet, Blackfoot River, Ovando, Shaun Radley, 406-219-1318, [email protected], thecyclinghouse.com/trip/montana-gravel-tour/

September 23-29, 2018OATBRAN, Lake Tahoe, NV, 27th 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

September 29, 2018West Yellowstone Old Faithful Cycling Tour, West Yellowstone, MT, West Yellowstone to Old Faithful and back, 60 miles past golden aspen, bugling elk, majestic bison, gurgling geysers, and steaming hot pots, supported ride., Moira Dow, 406-646-7701, [email protected], cycleyellowstone.com

September 29, 2018ICON Eyecare Tour of the Moon, Grand Junction, CO, 6th Anniversary Metric Century or Classic 41 mile loop over the beautiful canyons of the Colorado National Monument made famous by the Coors Classic and American Flyer movie., Scott Olmsted, 303-282-9015, [email protected], Amanda Knutson, 515-681-6036, [email protected], tourofthemoon.com, emgcolorado.com/wordpress/?page_id=10

October 6, 2018No Hill Hundred Century Bike Tour, Fallon, NV, 30-mile, 60-mile, and 100-mile tour, fully supported. Event swag, gift bags, lunch (for metric and century riders), post event lunch at noon for all riders. Check in and start 7:00-8:30 am, Churchill County Fairgrounds, David Ernst, 775-423-7733, 775-427-6679, [email protected], churchillcounty.org

October 13, 2018Park to Park Pedal Extreme Nevada 100, Caliente, NV, Road bike starting at Kershaw-Tyan and takes peddlers through the towns of Caliente and Pioche, and through three other state parks: Cathedral Gorge, Echo Canyon, and Spring Valley and back to Kershaw-Ryan State Park. 3 rides available: 100, 60 and 40 mile options. A Dutch oven dinner will be provided afterwards., Dawn Andone, 775-728-4460, [email protected], parktoparkpedal.com, lincolncountynevada.com/exploring/biking/park-to-park-pedal/

October 13, 2018Gila Monster Gran Fondue Fondo, Silver City, NM, With three distances to choose from, everyone can find their challenge. Gran Fondo 115 miles, Gough Park, Silver City 8:00am. Medio Fondo 78 miles, Gough Park, Silver City 8:00am. Nano Fondo 40 miles, Camp Thunderbird, HWY 35 10:00 am., Jack Brennan, 575-590-2612, [email protected], tourofthegila.com

October 20, 2018Goldilocks Vegas, Goldilocks Bike Ride, Las Vegas, NV, The only women exclusive ride event in Nevada. Cyclists can choose from a 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 mile ride all featuring downhill, flat, and rolling terrain in Red Rock Canyon., Randy Gibb, 801-222-9577, [email protected], goldilocksride.com/events/glv

October 20, 2018Solvang 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 27, 2018Bike MS Las Vegas, Bike MS, Las Vegas, NV, Fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Fully supported. Start/Finish Location: Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health – Cleveland Clinic, 30, 50, or 100 miles, Rest Stops approximately every 15 miles, Joe Grubbs, 310-481-1134, [email protected], Angela Van Brackle, 702-736-7272, 855-372-1331, [email protected], bikeMSvegas.org, bikems.org

November 10, 2018Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride Las Vegas, Honor Ride, Las Vegas, NV, Starts and rides down Las Vegas Boulevard with a full escort down the strip! 2 routes will be available with the longer heading out towards Henderson., Jack Shepard, 818-888-7091 Ext. 106, [email protected], r2r.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1361&pg=entry

November 17, 2018Death 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

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