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

2019 Regional (ID, WY, MT, NV, CO, AZ ) Road Bike Touring and Gran Fondos Event Calendar

January 1, 2019New Year's Day Ride, tentative, Boise, ID, noon, Mike Cooley, 208-343-3782, [email protected],

March 2, 2019Mesquite Madness, 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],,

March 11-April 26, 2019Desert Climbing Camp, Grand Junction, CO, March 11-15; March 25-29; April 8-12; April 22-26 The Desert Climbing Camp is designed in a training camp format to build base-miles for the cycling season to come. 4 nights of lodging, daily breakfast at hotel, 2 nights of dinners, aid stations, energy food, entrance fees, shuttles, water bottles and mechanical support., John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected],

March 15-April 15, 2019Yellowstone 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],,

March 23, 2019Solvang 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],

March 23, 2019The Loop at Moapa Valley, Overton, NV, The free annual family bike event allows visitors from Southern Nevada and Southern Utah to bring their bikes and take a leisurely ride through Moapa Valley along an 18 miles long marked looping trail. The mostly level trail will take visitors through green pastures used by cows and horses through low density residential neighborhoods past farms along the Muddy River through Overton's old style downtown business area and up a sandy mesa with panoramic views going all the way to Valley of Fire The event will run continuously from 10 AM to 6 PM., Jean Gottschalk, [email protected],

March 24-October 12, 2019Moab & The Back of Beyond, Grand Junction , CO, The Moab and the Back of Beyond 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. 11 tours throughout the year., John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected],

March 24, 2019SPNDX Stampede Gravel Grinder, Temecula, CA, Wine Country of Temecula gravel grinder, Unicorn , [email protected],

March 25-30, 2019Solvang 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],

April 6, 2019Gran 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],,

April 6, 2019Boulder 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],

April 13, 2019Tour de Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, 80, 40, 20 mile routes, circumnavigates Las Vegas., Randy Mcghie, 702-252-8077, [email protected], Tour de Summerlin , [email protected],

April 13, 2019Mulholland Challenge, 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],

April 28, 2019Tour of the Rio Grande Bicycle Century, Albequerque, NM, The flattest tour in New Mexico taking riders from near the Albuquerque International Sunport south to Bernardo and back! Route distances are 39, 62, 78 and 100 miles. This ride is great for first time or beginning season riders. For experienced riders it's an opportunity to crush existing personal best century times! The tour runs parallel with the Rio Grande exposing riders to the more relaxed side of New Mexican life and the beautiful landscape., Michael Wieclaw, 330-518-4708, [email protected],

May 4, 2019Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride Sacramento, Honor Ride, Sacramento, CA, Ride parts of the Amgen Tour of California routes at Honor Ride Sacramento, starting from Capital Mall. Ride offers fully-supported routess and a festival-like atmosphere following your ride., Jack Shepard, 818-888-7091 Ext. 106, [email protected],

May 5-October 24, 2019Redrock Canyons Utah Bike Tour, Grand Junction, CO, Featured in NY Times. 10 tours available in May, September, and October. Ride to Monument Valley and the Dolores River Canyon. Strong-Intermediate to Advanced., John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected],

May 11-12, 2019STOKR (Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River), Libby, MT, Libby, Troy, Yaak, 2 day ride, sells out every year Low-traffic ride that benefits Habitat for Humanity. Great support! Incredible food! Saturday ride 45 or 98 miles. Sunday's ride is 38 miles., Greg and Susie Rice, [email protected],

May 18, 2019Cycle for Independence, Boise, ID, 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],

May 18, 2019Ride for the Pass, Aspen, CO, The 24rd annual Ride for the Pass is a 10-mile race up scenic Independence Pass just east of Aspen, climbing from 8,500-10,700 feet, that benefits the Independence Pass Foundation., Mark Fuller, 970-963-4959, 970-618-5086, [email protected], Karin Teague, 970-274-9690, 970-379-1222, [email protected], Dina Belmonte, 970-379-1222, [email protected],

May 18, 2019Heartbreak 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],

May 19, 2019Santa Fe Century and Gran Fondo, Santa Fe, NM, 34th Annual. Beautiful scenery, outstanding food stops and very reasonable registration fees. Century, Half-Century, 20 mile and dirt rides 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., Mickey Fong, 505-600-1840, 505-946-7595, [email protected],

May 24-26, 2019Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango, CO, 47th Annual, Road Race and Tour from Durango to Silverton. Both are on Saturday 25th and are a50 mile ride from Durango to Silverton. Take off with the train, traveling over two 10,000ft mountain passes enroute to the historical mining town of Silverton. Sunday 26th we have aKids Race and Kids Village, Mountain Bike Race, Gravel Grinder,Cruiser Crit, BMX event and vendors., Gaige Sippy, 970-259-4621, [email protected],

June 1, 2019Buena Vista Bicycle Festival, Buena Vista, CO, Scenic and easy to challenging routes 35, 50, 62 and 100 mile ride options in Beautiful Arkansas River Valley at the Feet of 14,000 Ft Mounts Princeton, Harvard and Yale. Exceptionally well supported with afternoon party and band., Tim Lopez, 719-594-5655, 719-622-0439, [email protected], Aaron Rosenthal, 719-594-5655, [email protected], Chris Quoyeser, 719-398-9257, [email protected],

June 1, 2019Tour de Lava, Lava Hot Springs, ID, Come and see Lava on your bike! The ride begins and ends at the Lava Hot Springs Senior Center, with on-site registration at 9 a.m. and the ride starting at 10 a.m., 16-mile option: Whiskey Mike's and back, 34-mile option: Bancroft and back 50-mile option: Bancroft and Chesterfield and back., Danielle Bagley, 208-339-2043, [email protected],

June 1, 2019Eastern 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],

June 2, 2019America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride – Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV, 28th 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],,

June 2, 2019Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival, Castle Rock, CO, The unofficial start to the Colorado cycling season. You will not want to miss the excitement and camaraderie of the 30th pilgrimage to Castle Rock for the Rocky Mountain region's premier cycling festival. Whether you are 6 or 60, prefer to ride on the road or dirt, there is a course for cyclists of all abilities. All of the rides start and finish at the Douglas County Fair Grounds. Stick around for the party at the Rock post-ride picnic and cycling expo., Scott Olmsted, 303-282-9015, [email protected], Amanda Knutson, 515-681-6036, [email protected],

June 8, 2019Tour of Two Forests , Santa Clarita, CA, 200 mile ride, Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected],

June 9-15, 2019Ride the Rockies, Breckenridge, CO, Ride the loop to explore Colorado's Rocky Mountains by bicycle. The 2019 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., Deirdre Moynihan, 303-954-6704, [email protected],

June 10-July 4, 2019Great Alaska Highway Ride, Dawson Creek, BC, AK, Ride the full length of the notorious Al-Can Highway from Dawson Creek BC to Delta Junction Alaska. A fully supported camping and cycling adventure, with a few motel nights., Tom Sheehan, 352-353-8712, [email protected],

June 15, 2019Spinderella, Pocatello, ID, 8th 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],

June 15, 2019Century Experience Ride, Florissant, CO, Be our guest! Do you like to climb? Over 10,000 feet of elevation gain, all on paved roads. Choose 100, 75 and 50 mile routes. K & Q of the Mountain or non- competitive for jersey and $100.00, 4 age groups – 100, 75, or 50, 6 AM, Florissant, CO., Deborah Maresca, 719-689-3435, [email protected],

June 15, 2019Tour de Teton, Driggs, ID, 50 and 100 mile course options in the beautiful Wydaho area! Finish at Gran Targhee., Jared Eborn, 801-599-9268, [email protected],,

June 22, 2019RATPOD (Ride Around the Pioneers in One Day), Dillon, MT, RATPOD is 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],,

June 22-28, 2019Mavic Haute Route Rockies, Haute Route, Boulder, CO, The seven timed and ranked stages will take riders on an all-new route at the 2018 Mavic Haute Route Rockies, covering approximately 500 miles through high altitude passes with abundant views of the beautiful panoramas that make Colorado the heartland of American cycling. Boulder will serve as the official start city of the seven-day event, which includes visits to Winter Park, Avon, Breckenridge and Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, before taking riders up an epic climb over 14,000 feet to the summit of Pikes Peak-America's Mountain., The Sports Corp , 719-634-7333, [email protected], Doug Martin, 719-634-7333 Ext 1010, [email protected], Gretchen Brett, 719-287-8489, [email protected], Micah Rice, [email protected],

June 23, 2019GFNY 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],

July 13-20, 2019Ride 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. Route details soon., Earl Grief, 208-890-4434, [email protected],

July 13, 2019The 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, Jennifer Barbour, 303-503-4616, [email protected], Kim Nordquist, 303-249-6168, [email protected],

July 14-19, 2019Tour de Wyoming, Thermopolis, WY, 23rd Annual. Bike tour circling Wyoming's Bighorn Basin with daily distances from 55 to 70 miles, Amber Travky, 307-742-5840 , [email protected],,

July 20, 2019Pepsi Cola Taylor House Benefit Century Ride, Flagstaff, AZ, Benefit ride in the high-altitude cool pines of Northern Arizona. There are 32, 50, 63, and 100 mile route options., Anthony Quintile, 928-779-5969, [email protected], Ashley Hammarstrom, 877-527-5291, [email protected],

July 20, 2019Tour de Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, CO, An annual bicycle event that brings together 1,200 cyclists for a one-day ride through beautiful Northwest Colorado. We host four different road ride routes26, 46, 66 and 116 milessomething for riders of all ages and abilities and new this year, a 100 mile (TBD) gravel route. We are a non-competitive event, and participants are encouraged to ride at their own pace and enjoy the majestic scenery in our part of the world! We offer superb aid stations, support, and end of the ride barbecue and beer garden with local microbrews. All proceeds from the Tour de Steamboat go directly to our local beneficiary non-profits., Katie Lindquist, 970-846-9206, [email protected],

July 27, 2019Cascade 4-Summit Challenge, Cascade, ID, This beautiful ride is over 90 miles (or any lesser distance as chosen by the participant) through the West Central mountains of Idaho. Ride any of 1-4 summits! The ride begins at the American Legion Hall in downtown Cascade,proceeds north down Main Street, turns right/east onto Warm Lake Road and then turns left/north onto South Fork Road, which is CLOSED to vehicular traffic. The route then proceeds along the South Fork of the Salmon River until the turn around point at Reed Ranch and then returns along the same outbound route. Money raised by the 4 Summit Challenge will support various charitable and bicycle oriented community projects within the Cascade area. Ride support will be handled by George's Cycles of Boise, and the delicious post ride beef brisket meal, beer garden and music will be hosted by the local Cascade community., Mike Cooley, 208-343-3782, [email protected], Mary , 513-382-3938, [email protected],,

August 3, 2019Copper 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],

August 3, 2019Tour 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],,

August 10, 2019The 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. 4725 feet of elevation gain., The Sports Corp , 719-634-7333, [email protected], Jeff Mosher, 719-634-7333 Ext 1005, [email protected],

August 17, 2019HeART 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],

August 17, 2019Four 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],

August 17, 2019Venus de Miles, Longmont, 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],

August 18-24, 2019Yellowstone 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],

September 7, 2019Race 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, [email protected],

September 8, 2019Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue, Lake Tahoe, NV, 17th 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],

September 13-14, 2019Grind de Galena, Pocatello, ID, 100 miles, 2 day group ride, Danielle Bagley, 208-339-2043, [email protected],

September 13-15, 2019Pedal the Plains, Kiowa, CO, PTP will take cyclists through the host communities of Holly, Lamar, Springfield. 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],

September 21, 2019Tour 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],

September 21, 2019Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride, Telluride, CO, 16th 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],

September 22-28, 2019OATBRAN, Lake Tahoe, NV, 28th 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],

September 27-29, 2019Haute Route San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, In one of the most visited and beautiful cities in the world, the three timed and ranked stages including iconic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, a climb to East Peak in Marin County and an ascent to the landmark Mt. Diablo, where the summit view encompasses 80,000 square miles of California., Gretchen Brett, 719-287-8489, [email protected], Micah Rice, [email protected],

September 28, 2019Tri-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],,

September 28, 2019ICON 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],

October 5, 2019Pink Ribbon Tour, Pocatello, ID, A road cycling event centered on building awareness for breast cancer while raising funds for local cancer patients and providing access to early detection mammograms. Distances of 50, 35, 20, and 8.5 miles, Bruce Wayne, 208-851-2329, [email protected],

October 12, 2019Park to Park Pedal Extreme Nevada 100, Caliente, NV, Road bike ride starting and ending at Kershaw-Ryan State Park. Cyclists visit the towns of Caliente and Pioche, and three other state parks: Cathedral Gorge, Echo Canyon, and Spring Valley. 3 rides available: 100, 60 and 40 mile options. There is a Dutch oven dinner at the end!, Dawn Andone, 775-728-4460, [email protected],,

October 19, 2019Solvang 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],

October 26, 2019Goldilocks 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],

November 9, 2019Ride 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],

November 23, 2019Death 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],

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