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

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

January 1, 2018 — New Year's Day Ride, tentative, Boise, ID, noon, Mike Cooley, 208-343-3782, [email protected], georgescycles.com, gcorsaevents.com

March 12-April 28, 2018 — Desert Climbing Camp, Grand Junction, CO, March 12-16; April 23-27 or 28 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], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

March 17, 2018 — Solvang 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 17, 2018 — Mesquite 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], ridesouthernutah.com,

March 19-April 15, 2018 — Yellowstone 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 conditions., Moira Dow, 406-646-7701, [email protected], cycleyellowstone.com, nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/springbike.htm

April 1-6, 2018 — Moab & 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., John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

April 7, 2018 — Tour 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], tourdesummerlin.com

April 14, 2018 — Hell Ride, Missoula, MT, Gran Fondo Montana Style, 85 or 52 miles. Spectacular scenery, 33 miles of gravel-grinding and a post-ride party make it all worthwhile., Shaun Radley, 406-219-1318, [email protected], thecyclinghouse.com/trip/montana-hell-ride

April 22-October 5, 2018 — Ride with Jan Ullrich, San Francisco, CA, 4/22-27; 4/29-5/4; 5/6-11; 9/23-28; 9/30-10/5. Ride with Tour de France Champion Jan Ullrich on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Spain!, John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

May 6-October 28, 2018 — Redrock Canyons Utah Bike Tour, Grand Junction, CO, Featured in NY Times. 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], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

May 19, 2018 — Ride 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], independencepass.org

May 20, 2018 — Santa Fe Century and Gran Fondo, Santa Fe, NM, 33rd Annual. Beautiful scenery, outstanding food stops and very reasonable registration fees. Century, Half-Century, and 20 mile rides are offered as well as two timed events: Gran Fondo (100 mile timed ride), Medio Fondo (50 mile timed ride). This year, there will be a dirt fondo option too. Enjoy free massages, award-winning BBQ and local craft beers following the rides., Michael McCalla, 406-381-2690, [email protected], santafecentury.com

May 26-27, 2018 — Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango, CO, 46th Annual, Road Race and tour from Durango to Silverton, Road Circuit race and Time Trial, 25/50 mile tour, Kids Race and Mountain Bike Cross Country Race, Cruiser Crit, Gravel Ride, BMX race, swim race, Gaige Sippy, 970-259-4621, [email protected], ironhorsebicycleclassic.com

June 3, 2018 — America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride – Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV, 27th 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 3, 2018 — Subaru 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], elephantrockride.com, emgcolorado.com/wordpress/?page_id=10

June 9-15, 2018 — Ride the Rockies, Breckenridge, CO, Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Ride The Rockies this June 9-15. Ride the loop to explore Colorado's Rocky Mountains by bicycle.The 2018 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., Rachel Gillette, [email protected], ridetherockies.com

June 10-July 4, 2018 — Great 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], pedalerspubandgrille.com/alaska-bicycle-tours-great-alaska-highway-bike-tour

June 15-17, 2018 — Bear the Bear Gran Fondo Trifecta, Montpelier, UT/ID, Three rides of 100 miles of more in the Bear Lake Valley. Ride all three for the trifecta and a special reward., Jared Eborn, 801-599-9268, [email protected], extramileracing.com

June 16, 2018 — Century 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., Deborah Maresca, 719-689-3435, [email protected], mountaintopcyclingclub.com

June 23, 2018 — RATPOD (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], ratpod.org, campdream.org

June 23, 2018 — Goldilocks Boise, Goldilocks Bike Ride, Boise, ID, Fully supported, non-competitive, women only bike ride. Beautiful route, yummy food, pretty t-shirt, good lookin' Papa Bears., Randy Gibb, 801-222-9577, [email protected], goldilocks.events/gid/info

June 23, 2018 — Holly Frontier Tour de Prairie, Cheyenne, WY, Course heads west out of Cheyenne along Happy Jack Road – WYO 210, past Curt Gowdy State Park and through Medicine Bow National Forest, to the Lincoln Memorial at the I-80 Rest Area. 3,000ft of elevation gain. Courses ranging from 10-100 miles, start at Lions Park, road course only., Kari Kivisto, 307-637-6404, [email protected], cheyennecity.org

June 23, 2018 — Ride for Hope, Kuna, ID, 3rd annual Ride for Hope put on to help give HIV/poverty-stricken kids in India hope for a better life. Fully supported with a catered, freshly cooked meal provided by Deli George. Ride through the scenic Snake River Valley and West Heritage Byway to help give poverty-stricken kids in India hope for a better life. 18.6, 31.2, 66.2 mile options with an inaugural century being considered., Margo Riggs, 208-608-2527, [email protected], rideforhope.net

June 23-29, 2018 — Mavic 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], hauteroute.org/events/overview/mavic-rockies-2018

June 24-30, 2018 — Bicycle Tour of Colorado, Various, CO, Leadville, Carbondale, Delta, Palisade, Glenwood (day off), Eagle, Leadville, 24th annual 7 day fully supported bicycle tour in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Registration includes camping areas, baggage transportation, route maps, road markings, fruit and water stations with restrooms every 20-30 miles, Colorado State Patrol, bicycle repair services, SAG vehicles, and medical support along the route. Premium upgrades such as parking, bike box storage, catered meals, and hotels are also available for additional fees., Alisha Powell, 303-985-1180, [email protected], bicycletourcolorado.com

July 7-8, 2018 — The Triple Bypass, Evergreen, CO, This challenging ride is over 120 miles with 10,000' of climbing and travels over 3 beautiful mountain passes from Evergreen to Avon, CO., Jennifer Barbour, 303-503-4616, [email protected], Nat Ross, 970-390-9730, [email protected], triplebypass.org

July 8-20, 2018 — B.E.A.R.S. – Bicycling the Extraordinary Alaskan Roads, Anchorage, AK, Explore a variety of Alaskan landscapes, from Denali to Prince William Sound. Fully supported trip with both camping and great food., Tom Sheehan, 352-353-8712, [email protected], pedalerspubandgrille.com/alaska-bicycle-tours-bears-cycling-tour

July 15-20, 2018 — Tour de Wyoming, Afton, WY, 22nd Annual. explore both the Green River Basin and Star Valley in western Wyoming. We cover 333 miles over six days, Amber Travky, 307-742-5840 , [email protected], cyclewyoming.org, tourdewyoming.org

July 21, 2018 — Pepsi 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], absolutebikes.net/taylor

July 21, 2018 — Cycle Magic Valley, tentative date, Twin Falls, ID, A 12, 30, 62, or 100 mile bicycle ride for all levels. There is a family friendly 12 mile route that takes you out to Meander Point. The 30 mile route heads out west, north of Filer. The metric century route takes you down into Melon Valley and the challenging century route takes you down into Melon Valley, Hagerman, out to the windmills and back! The ride is fully supported with a barbecue at the finish line. Tech t-shirts for all participants., Denise Alexander, [email protected], mavtec.org/race/cruisin-magic-valley/

July 21, 2018 — Fondo on the Palouse, Moscow, ID, Starting at 7:00AM in Moscow, pick from 3 courses (15, 50, 100 miles) that build on themselves to provide a touring experience of the Palouse as its communities celebrate along the way., T-Jay Clevenger, 208-882-0703, [email protected], fondopalouse.org

July 28, 2018 — Cascade 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, mcool[email protected], 4summitchallenge.com, gcorsaevents.com

August 4, 2018 — Copper 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], coppertriangle.com, emgcolorado.com/wordpress/?page_id=10

August 11, 2018 — Le 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, 2018 — The 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, 2018 — HeART 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 18, 2018 — Four 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, 2018 — Yellowstone 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], Travis Tucker, 970-728-5891, [email protected], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

September 8, 2018 — Race 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, 2018 — American 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, Hannah Hoogenboom, 720-855-1102 x7031, [email protected], diabetes.org/coloradotourdecure

September 9, 2018 — Tour 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 15, 2018 — Tour 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 22, 2018 — Mountains 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, Todd Hageman, 435-414-1942, [email protected], Lara Young, 970-708-1105, , m2dbikeride.com

September 23-29, 2018 — OATBRAN, 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, 2018 — ICON 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], tourofthemoon.com, emgcolorado.com/wordpress/?page_id=10

October 13, 2018 — Park 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], Jonathan Brunes, 775-726-3564, [email protected], parktoparkpedal.com, lincolncountynevada.com/exploring/biking/park-to-park-pedal/

October 13, 2018 — Gila 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, 2018 — Goldilocks 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

November 17, 2018 — Death 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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