Other Rides and Events
Members may be interested in these non-Siskiyou Velo rides and events. Use the contacts and links below for more information.
These events were updated 3/11/2019: Pedals ‘n Pears, Tour de Outback, Ride the RIm.
Pedals ‘n Pears is Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Medford.
The Pear Blossom Festival’s Pedals ‘n Pears Bike Ride features four (4) distances from the easy and flat Comice Family Ride mostly along the Bear Creek Greenway to the challenging Royal Riviera Metric Century that takes riders through the Applegate Valley and through the Pear Orchards of south Medford. Ample rest stops and support will be available during the rides. All rides finish using the Bear Creek Greenway from US Cellular Park to Bear Creek Park.
The 2019 rides will all start on the Bear Creek Greenway from Bear Creek Park near the Pavilion area.
Ride Check-in: 7:30 am
Rides Start: 8:00 am
Family Ride Start: 8:30 am
Note: Parade Start: 11:00 am
The Chico Wildflower Century is Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Chico, CA.
We hope you will join us in April on one of the most memorable bicycle rides you will experience! Whether you are brand new to the Wildflower or a seasoned veteran who enjoys a good time, all the information here will get you started on your adventure. We can’t wait for you to join us! The week before the Wildflower, all registered riders will receive a link to our electronic Wildflower Ride Guide via email, with all the final details.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call 530-343-8356.
We are here to help you have the best possible experience riding the Chico Velo Wildflower Century!
The Chico Velo Wildflower Century offers 7 different routes ranging from 12 miles to 125 miles giving riders of all ages and abilities an opportunity to experience the Wildflower. All routes begin and end at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, CA. Nomatterr which route you chose, you are guaranteed to have a great time being a part of the Wildflower experience!
Mohawk Valley Metric Century is on May 11, 2019, in Eugene, OR.
The Mohawk Valley Metric Century is a ride organized by Eugene Velo, a local cycling club dedicated to uniting the local cycling community of all ability levels. The club practices, advocates, and demonstrates safe riding practices on the road and in groups. Join our weekly club rides to learn and practice safe group riding skills and build your endurance and confidence before the big event. Learn more at www.eugenevelo.org
The Mohawk Valley Metric Century is a fundraiser for Oregon Supported Living Program’s Arts & Culture Program, the only truly integrated and accessible arts program in Eugene and Springfield for adults of all abilities. To learn more about OSLP and the services we offer adults with developmental disabilities, please visit their website.
All three routes start and end at Armitage Park (90064 Coburg Road, Eugene OR 97408). You’ll wind through the gorgeous countryside of the Mohawk Valley, through the small towns of Brownsville, Marcola, Crawfordsville, and Coburg.
Early Bird Registration 1/19-3/31
Regular Registration 4/1-5/5
Malin Community Service Club Presents: The Art of Survival Century on May 25 & 26 in Tulelake, CA.
The Art of Survival Century is a magical journey through an otherworldly landscape. Quiet. Oh-so-quiet. Sink in and explore the routes below.
SATURDAY – PAVED + MOUNTAIN
SUNDAY – ART OF SURVIVAL GRIT + GRAVEL!
This event is a collaborative effort of many local entities and non-profit organizations designed to showcase our rich historical heritage, our many natural resources, and our agricultural community. Plus promote Fitness, Family and Fun! The setting for this unique ride is in one of the most beautiful and undiscovered parts of Siskiyou and Modoc Counties in California and Klamath County in Oregon.
What is unique about our event is that at each rest stop we offer educational components and/or ranger/historian led talks highlighting the history, geography, environmental issues and geology of the area. All routes are light on traffic and have mostly flat terrain, which is great for early season cycling.
Tour of the Unknown Coast is on June 8, 2019, Ferndale, CA.
Registration for the 2019 TUC opens Jan 1, 2019, and we’d like to invite you to come enjoy the backroads of Humboldt County with us once again.
Since 1978, the Tour of the Unknown Coast has been bringing cyclists of all ages and abilities together. This year, we have new management, a new date, and a new century ride. Plenty of changes are in store!
The 2019 TUC will take place on June 8th, a few weeks later than the traditional date. As always, the rides will start and finish at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale, CA.
The new Avenue of the Giants century route takes riders on a magical tour of giant trees along the South Fork of the Eel River. Although this route has less climbing than the Tour of the Unknown Coast, it is definitely not flat! Riders will feel challenged by 5,000 feet of climbing over the course of the day.
Of course, we still offer the classic Tour of the Unknown Coast century ride. Veterans will be amazed at the smooth road they encounter after turning west toward Honeydew. Yes, that’s right — eight miles of historically bumpy asphalt on Bull Creek Flats Road and the eastern end of Mattole Road have been beautifully repaved all the way through the redwoods! The easy part ends soon, though, as riders begin the climb up to Panther Gap. And the adventure truly starts on the downhill to Honeydew and the trip north through the wild and scenic Mattole Valley. Rough pavement, some gravel sections, the inevitable headwind along the coast and almost 9,400 feet of climbing make this one of California’s toughest 100 mile courses.
Those who aren’t quite ready for the full century ride can choose from our 100K route, the slightly shorter 50 mile route or the almost flat 20 mile route. And our 10 mile route is perfect for families with small children.
Please visit our website for full event information and to register for the ride of your choice. And follow us on Facebook if you’d like to see updates and photos.
Tour de Fronds XXI is on June 15, 2019.
The Tour de Fronds is one of the most beautiful cycling events in Oregon. The Tour is your choice of scenic rides on low-traffic roads in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Coast Range. From your saddle enjoy views of old-growth forests, wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and mountain vistas.
The Tour is well-supported with many and varied snacks and beverages available at each checkpoint. A large meal after the tour is included in your registration.
The Tour de Fronds traverses Oregon’s premier Glendale/Powers Bicycle Recreation Area, a project of USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
Six rides are available. Asphalt rides include 30, 45, 63, 77, and 103 mile long rides with different climbing and grade challenges (see tire recommendations). One ride is a asphalt/gravel ride the 71 mile ride to Rogue River/Singing Springs.
The LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race is on June 8, 2019 – Weaverville, CA
The Trinity Trail Alliance is currently making plans for the next race. Last year was a really great event. Since it was our first time, in a long time, we expect this next race to be EVEN better.
June 22, 2019 is the Petal Pedal Ride – Silverton, OR
Petal Pedal is a premier cycling event with four beautiful route options in the Willamette Valley. This much-revered event is considered one of the best-organized rides in Oregon.
Petal Pedal highlights the Willamette Valley’s gorgeous scenery, tours low-traffic roads and provides unrivaled support.
Registration includes admission to The Oregon Garden, live music, a fully supported ride with delicious stops along the route and a gourmet dinner with unlimited wine and beer.
- Breakfast and coffee before the ride
- Fully-stocked rest stops every 15 miles, and lunch on route for some distances
- Giant dinner spread with unlimited wine and beer
- Four well-marked routes with maps and cues
- Medical and mechanical support on route & transport vehicles
- Admission to the Oregon Gardens & free parking
- After-party with live music
Routes include 30, 50, 70 and 100-Mile Options
The Northwest Tandem Rally 2019 is July 4-7, 2019 in Boise, Idaho
Boise is very excited to be hosting the 2019 NWTR . We have two group rides planned and several social functions. We will be updating the event notes and adding a web page with all event details. If you wish to save a few dollars we have early bird pricing until the end of the year.
Look forward to showing off the Treasure Valley in July of 2019.
Tour de Outback is June 22, 2019 in Lakeview, OR
This amazing event offers four picturesque rides ranging from 5 to 90 miles in length. Tour de Outback is the signature event in Oregon’s newest cycling destination. The route follows the Oregon Outback Scenic Bikeway. Starting in Lakeview, gateway to the Steens Mountains you will ride on low traffic roads through the Oregon high desert and the Fremont National Forest. In addition to aid stations along the way you also get the opportunity to stop in the tiny towns of Plush and Adel. Wildlife sightings may include deer, antelope and bighorn sheep. Car sightings will be rare though, Lake County has a population density of less than one person per square mile- you will see more support vehicles than random traffic! These rides take advantage of some of the many amazing cycle routes in Lake County. In addition, we welcome families with our Kid Ride.
All distances start from the Lake County Fairgrounds except the metric, which starts from the Camas snow park.
Century starts at 6:30 AM
Metric starts at 8:30 from Camas snow Park
All other rides start at 9:00 from the Fairgrounds
Dinner is included in the cost of registration and begins at 4:30 pm
The starting elevation for the ride is 5,000′, so expect a cool morning start but much warmer temperatures in the afternoon.
Ride the Rim is Sep 14th & 21st, 2019
Registration will open April 1st
East Rim, the official vehicle free route and approximately 25 miles, will open at 8:00 am and will remain closed to vehicles until 6:00 pm. The East Rim can take roughly 4 hours to complete, give or take an hour based on individual experience levels. Please plan accordingly and start at an appropriate time. Riders can choose to continue past the vehicle free portion and complete the entire Rim Drive, which makes the ride a total of 33 miles. The additional stretch of riding with traffic and no shoulder does have a significant incline in narrow switchbacks for a small section, but is a great accomplishment for those that complete it.
We ask that ALL riders, runners and walkers, registered or not, please check in the morning of the ride at either the North Junction or Park HQ.
Please perform a thorough inspection of your equipment BEFORE event day. Check your equipment and don’t forget your helmet. It is a good idea to come prepared to fix a flat or tube, however, each rest stop will have a basic bike repair kit available (but will not be for every bike type).
Park Fees still apply to anyone entering Crater Lake National Park during the Ride the Rim event. See a park fee schedule here.
Vehicle Parking is located at the Steel Visitor Center/Park HQ (larger parking lot) and North Junction (limited parking). We highly recommend ride sharing if you know someone else attending.
A FREE Shuttle Service will be offered for those not completing the entire Rim Drive. Shuttles pick up at the Steel Visitor Center/Park HQ, Rim Village and North Junction. Multiple Shuttles will be transporting participants throughout the duration of the event and will travel both directions. The Shuttle will also have limited space during each trip. The Shuttle Service accommodates up to 50 passengers per trip and DOES NOT transport bikes. Please use the bike corral to house your bike while you use The Shuttle to return to your vehicle. You will then need to return by car to retrieve your bike.
The Vineyard Tour, is Labor Day Weekend, Sep 1, 2019 in Roseburg, OR.
The Vineyard Tour Road Bike Ride is a cycling event held each September sponsored by Umpqua Velo Cycling Club and offers 5 cycling routes to appeal to riders of all ages and abilities. Enjoy some River Blendz Coffee and rolls available at the start of the ride. Meet other people like yourself on a back country road in the beautiful Umpqua Valley wine country. Bike routes range from 15 mile, 30 mile, 50 mile half century, 75 mile, to 100 mile century. Each route uses scenic lightly traveled rural roads that follow the striking Umpqua River. A cyclist will pass by dozens of vineyards, wineries, forests, fields, and orchards along the way. Enjoy a meal after your ride by Big D’s Shedding BBQ catering(Chicken, Ribs and Black Bean Paddies) along with some local craft beer and wine. Join us for the Umpqua Vineyard Tour Road Bike Ride, Oregon cycling at its best. Visit the registration page, route detail page,and frequently asked questions page for more information.
Ride the Rogue info is not yet available for 2019.