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

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 11-12, 2021Ride the Rim, Crater Lake, OR, Events will be held on the 11th and the 18th of September at Crater Lake National Park. All federal guidelines in place for the COVID-19 pandemic will be in place to ensure the utmost safety throughout the events., Discover Klamath , 800-445-6728, [email protected], ridetherimoregon.com

September 11, 2021CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo, Sandpoint, ID, The 150 mile route is a grand loop around the Cabinet Mountains through gorgeous lake and river valleys, encompassing one upriver leg, two downriver legs and one huge lake! In addition, CHAFE offers magnificent 100, 80, 40, and 25 mile routes for riders of any level, Chafe 150 , [email protected], chafe150.org

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 18-25, 2021California Coast Classic , San Francisco, CA, The Arthritis Foundation's 21th Annual California Coast Classic Bike Tour is a scenic bike ride that takes place over eight days and covers 525 miles along the coast on Highway 1. The Tour starts in the heart of San Francisco and ends on the iconic strand of Los Angeles., Shannon Marang Cox, 909-489-2217, [email protected], , arthritis.org/events/bike-event

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, 2021Fall Blaze, Durango, CO, This fully supported tour offers 37, 60, and 100 mile options with a party and entertainment at the center of campus finish line. All proceeds go to the Fort Lewis College Cycling Scholarship Fund awarded to men and women team members with a 2.5 GPA who are active in the community. MTB and Gravel rides too., Gaige Sippy, 970-259-4621, [email protected], durangofallblaze.com

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, CANCELLED for 2021, 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 2, 2021West 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., Toni , 406-646-7701, 307-899-3367, [email protected], cycleyellowstone.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 9, 2021Park to Park Pedal Extreme Nevada 100, CANCELLED for 2021, 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, 775-728-8101, [email protected], parktoparkpedal.com, lincolncountynevada.com/exploring/biking/park-to-park-pedal/

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], hammerroadrally.com

October 23, 2021Durango-Farmington Bike Tour, Durango, CO, Starts in Durango Colorado at Cundiff Park and finishes at San Juan College in Farmington, NM. Admission is $100, $125 after Oct 1st. The route follows La Posta Rd. then Hwy 550 across the Stateline. You will then follow gas field roads and singletrack though Kiffen Canyon as you finish the ride in the Farmington Glade Trail System., Neil Hannum, [email protected], https://raceroster.com/events/2021/47092/durango-farmington-bicycle-tour-2021

October 31, 2021Belgian Waffle Ride – Kansas, TRIPEL CROWN OF GRAVEL, Lawrence, KS, The Hell of the Mid-West, which will take place on Halloween. Punctuated by dozens of off-road sectors over a route throughout the northeast region of Kansas, giving the event its unique complexion, 111 miles, 8,000 ft of elevation gain, Michael Marckx, 760-815-0927, [email protected], belgianwaffleride.bike

November 13, 2021Ride the Point, Point Loma, California, The Point Loma Rotary Club is hosting the 8th Annual Jim Krause Memorial Charity Cycling Ride the Point for pancreatic cancer research. The ride starts and ends at Liberty Station. Ride the Point has three distances to accommodate different levels of cycling experience. The 6 mile Family Fun Ride is a relatively flat course on bike paths along beautiful San Diego Bay and is perfect for cruisers, beginning riders, challenged athletes, and families. The 25 and Metric Century are road rides with exclusive routes and challenging climbs around scenic San Diego., Richard Stakelum, 619-794-9051, [email protected], http://www.ridethepoint.org

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