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

2023 Western States (ID, WY, MT, NV, CO, AZ, CA, NM) Road Bike Touring and Gran Fondos Event Calendar

February 11, 2023Tour de Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA, One of the largest cycling charity events of its kind in America. Every year, we entertain 6,000 to 10,000 cyclists from 46 different states and 4 countries. Since 1998, and with the help of 2,000 volunteers, the Tour de Palm Springs has distributed nearly $4,000,000.00 to over 150 local nonprofit organizations., Debra Griffith, 760-674-4700, [email protected], tourdepalmsprings.com

February 18, 2023Camino Real Double Century & Power Run, Irvine, CA, The Camino route is shaped like a dog bone, with loops on each end of an out-and-back course, Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], planetultra.com

March 4, 2023Solvang Century, Solvang, CA, Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], planetultra.com

March 18, 2023Solvang 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 18, 2023Pedaling for St. Pats 50K Bike Ride, Colorado Springs, CO, Choose between Challenging Course (31 miles) or Intermediate Course (21 Miles). Ride through world famous Garden of the Gods Park, on towards Blodgett Peak, through the Mount St Francis area, down the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail through Monument Valley Park, and then onto Midland Trail back to Trails End Tap Room for the after party! Start and Finish at Trails End Tap Room, 2925 W Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs CO 80904. Total elevation change is 2,036 feet., Carol O'Donnell, 719-271-4610, [email protected], https://csstpats.com/event/pedalin-st-pats-30k-and-50k/

March 19-October 27, 2023Moab and The Back of Beyond, Grand Junction , CO, Multiple dates.The Best of the West The Moab & The Back of Beyond Tour is located in Lizard Head Cycling Guides' backyard. We know and love this area! Ride with Lizard Head Cycling to enjoy local's knowledge of the best rides, lodges and dining in red rock canyon country. 6-Day Tour, 6-nights of lodging! (including two at the spectacular Gateway Canyons Resort), 6-days of meals included (aside from 2 dinners & 2-breakfasts), guide service, shuttle to and from the Moab region, entrance fees, daily lunch en route, energy food, liquid refreshments and mechanical support. Option to MTB., John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected], Lauren Lasky, 508-561-7580, [email protected], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

March 20-25, 2023Solvang 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

March 23-26, 2023El Tour de Zona, Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Tombstone, AZ, Enjoy three-days of destination loop bicycle rides on paved roadways mixed with post-ride festivals featuring live music, great food and a local craft beer/wine gardens. Veteran's Memorial Park in Sierra Vista will serve up to three nights as your basecamp with day loop rides to great destinations like the free-spirited, picturesque town of Bisbee and the wild west of Tombstone, The Town Too Tough to Die!, El Tour de Tucson , 520-745-2033, [email protected], eltourdetucson.org/el-tour-de-zona/

April 1-30, 2023Yellowstone 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 8, 2023Mulholland 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 22, 2023Tour de Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, 20th annual 80, 40, 20 mile routes, which circumnavigates Las Vegas., Tour de Summerlin , [email protected], tourdesummerlin.com

April 22, 2023Levi's GranFondo, 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., Clemence Heymelot, 707-560-1122, [email protected], levisgranfondo.com

April 22, 2023Mt. 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

April 30-October 27, 2023Redrock Canyons Utah Bike Tours, Grand Junction, CO, Multiple dates. The Redrock Canyons is our original and best bike tour with unmatched scenery and fantastic lodging. It is a superb tour for all abilities. 6-day tour, includes: 5-nights exceptional lodging, all meals, taxes, entrance fees, lunch on the route, energy food, liquid refreshments, shuttles, guide service and mechanical support. Optional scenic flight for additional charge., John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected], Lauren Lasky, 508-561-7580, [email protected], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

May 21, 2023Santa Fe Century and Gran Fondo, Santa Fe, NM, Century (106 mile tour), the Gran Fondo (106 mile timed ride), the Half-Century (54 mile tour), Medio Fondo (54 mile timed ride) or a 20 mile route, A scenic course that highlights the landscape of northern New Mexico, starting and finishing in downtown Santa Fe. Riders will pass through the Ortiz Mountains and the Galisteo basin, Santa Fe Century , 505-490-6387, [email protected], santafecentury.com

May 27, 2023Heartbreak 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

June 3, 2023Just for the Hill of It, White Bird, ID, Benefit for Syringa Hospital & Clinics Hospice, face the challenging switchbacks of the Old White Bird Grade. Experience 13 miles with a gentle climb starting at Hammer Creek at 1600' and continuing to the summit at 3800'. Breathtaking views. All ages are welcome to come & join in the fun, Cindy Higgins, 208-983-8550, [email protected], syringahospital.org/hill-of-it-challenge.html

June 3, 2023Tour de Lava, Lava Hot Springs, ID, Distance 16, 32 and 50 miles. All money raised including registration fee goes to Huntsman for cancer research for Prostate Cancer and promoting prostate cancer awareness 1-9 men will get prostate cancer. Simple blood test for PSA., Tami Parris, 208-681-2812, [email protected], hope.huntsmancancer.org/rideondads

June 3, 2023Eastern 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 10, 2023Tour of Two Forests , Santa Clarita, CA, 200 mile ride, Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], planetultra.com

June 11-16, 2023Ride the Rockies, Fort Collins, CO, Explore Colorado's Rocky Mountains by bicycle! The 2023 tour will be a brand new route showcasing the state's unmatched scenery and breathtaking mountain views. Ft. Collins, Estes Park, Allenspark, Grand Lake, WItner Park, Gilpin County, Ft. Collins, Ride The Rockies , [email protected], ridetherockies.com, venturesendurance.com

June 24-25, 2023Bike MS: Colorado, Bike MS, Westminster, CO, With breathtaking mountain views and crisp mountain air, take in the views of Longs Peak, Colorado's most famous 14er, in an area known as one of Colorado's most scenic outdoor paradises. This Bike MS experience offers route options ranging from 32 to 103 miles over two days and is friendly to all abilities with rest stops every 10-12 miles. Lodging, meals, and entertainment based out of Colorado State University in Ft. Collins., Brittany Rondello, 425-647-6846, [email protected], Erika Barnum, 303-698-6127, [email protected], bikemscolorado.org

June 24-25, 2023Bike MS: Los Angeles Coastal Challenge, Bike MS, Ventura, CA, Choose your start line and build your own adventure. Start in Ventura for an easy 30 miles along the river path or Santa Monica for breathtaking 62 miles along PCH or take the challenge and do 105 miles for a combo of mountain and coastal riding. Everyone will come together for the finish line and party at the San Buenaventura State Beach Park to celebrate with food, drinks, music and fun! Overnight in Ventura then enjoy the beauty of Ventura County's coastline and the hills and lakes of Ojai., JJ Hoffman, 323-839-6414, [email protected], bikemslosangeles.org

July 15-16, 2023Seattle to Portland (STP), Seattle, WA, The Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland (STP) presented by Alaska Airlines Bicycle Classic is a 200+ mile one or two-day ride through western Washington. Heading south from Seattle and ending in Portland, Oregon, the STP is a thrilling back-to-back double century ride through urban and rural settings. Bicycling Magazine calls STP “one of the best cycling events in the nation.”, Rishan Mohideen, 208-620-0465, [email protected], cascade.org/node/6801

July 22, 2023The Triple Bypass, Evergreen, CO, The legendary Triple Bypass is 110 miles with 10,000' of climbing and travels over 3 beautiful mountain passes from Evergreen to Vail, CO. 64 and 110 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

August 12, 2023Stonewall Century Bicycle Ride, La Veta, CO, 20th 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], Kerrie Meyler, [email protected], spcycling.org

August 20-September 1, 2023Yellowstone National Park Bike Tour, Belgrade, MT, Multiple dates. Experience the world's first national park! 6-day tour, 5-nights lodging, meals include: 4 dinners, 5 lunches, 5 breakfasts, guide service, entrance fees, daily lunch en route, energy food, liquid refreshments, shuttles and mechanical support., John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

September 24, 2023Tour 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], touroftheriogrande.com

September 26-30, 2023Pablove Across America, Palm Springs, CA, Ride from Palm Springs to San Diego over 5 days. 2 days in Palm Springs and then 3 around San Diego. The ride raises money for pediatric cancer research as well as an art program for kids going through treatment, Jonathan Devich, 480-612-3634, [email protected], pablove.org

September 30-October 7, 2023California Coast Classic, San Francisco, CA, The Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic Bike Tour, presented by Amgen, covers 525 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles over eight days along Highway 1., Shannon Marang Cox, 909-489-2217, 213.634.3772 , [email protected], , https://arthritis.org/CaliforniaCoastClassicEvent

October 21, 2023Durango-Farmington Bike Tour, tentative date, Durango, CO, The ride Starts in Durango, CO at Cundiff Park, where the BMX Track is. You travel south through the Animas Valley until reaching New Mexico. You will then travel the Gas Roads through beautiful Kiffen Canyon on your way to the Road Apple Race Trails before finishing at San Juan College in Farmington, NM, Neil Hannum, 970-759-2126, [email protected], William Farmer, 505-402-3959, [email protected], aztec-adventures.com

October 22, 2023Day of the Tread, Albuquerque, NM, Features a 9 mile family ride, trial runner family ride, a 12 mile ride on the Rail Runner; along with 26, 50, 64, and 100 mile routes with Tandem options on the 26, 50, 64, and 100 mile routes. Participants will receive free admission to Oktoberfest set to happen at Albuquerque's Civic Plaza., Joanie Griffin, 505-261-4444, [email protected], dayofthetread.com

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