12 Cycling Events to Do in 2014
Ocotillo, California - January 18, 2014 1 of 13
Honor Ride Tampa 2014
Tampa, Florida - February 1, 2014 2 of 13
Solvang, California - March 8, 2014 3 of 13
One of the most scenic rides in the United States, the Solvang century is a five-star rated route. Included in the race entry are SAG support, intersection control by local Sheriff's and an post-ride party that includes a live DJ, a BBQ lunch and a massage therapist to ease your pain.
Assault on the Carolinas
Brevard, North Carolina - April 12, 2014 4 of 13
Take on the hills and valleys of North Carolina and South Carolina, including a daunting climb to Ceaser's Head State Park and a trek through scenic Transylvania County. The ride has 100K, 60K and 40K options.
3 State 3 Mountain Challenge
Chattanooga, Tennessee - May 3, 2014 5 of 13
The century ride option takes on all three mountains—Raccoon, Sand and Lookout—while crossing three state lines—Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. Smaller routes (83, 67 or 26 miles) take on fewer mountains but all go through at least two states. Former pro cyclist George Hincapie rode the 2013 event, so you never know who might show up.
Colorado Death Ride
Telluride and Durango, Colorado - June 7-9, 2014 6 of 13
This three-day tour covering 232 miles over five mountain passes and totaling 16,500 feet of climbing is one of the most beautifully painful rides you'll find anywhere. The reward for all of your hard work is jaw-dropping views of some of Colorado's finest landscape.
Beach Babe Cycling Classic
Long Beach, California - July 13, 2014 7 of 13
Ganther Race the Lake
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin - August 17, 2014 8 of 13
Pedal around Lake Winnebago, one of the largest inland lakes in the United States. This single 90-mile loop is perfect for cyclists of all ability levels, offering a scenic, flat course that doesn't head down the same road twice.
Maine Lighthouse Ride
South Portland, Maine - September 6, 2014 9 of 13
This must-do ride closes at 1,000 registered riders and is sold out every year. The 100-mile century route tours nine lighthouses and includes a quick jaunt through Old Orchard Beach and the quaint village of Kennebunkport, the summer home to George Bush.
Pumpkin Pie Bicycle Ride
Ottawa, Illinois - October 5, 2014 10 of 13
This family-friendly event offers road rides of 28, 42, 63 and 103 miles, and registration for those under the age of 12 is just $5. Rest stops will be stocked with plenty of goodies and snacks, and the pumpkin pie will be supplied once you cross the finish line.
Bike the Coast
Oceanside, California - November 2014 11 of 13
San Diego county offers some of the best weather in the country during the month of November. Rides range from a 7-mile family ride to a 100-mile century, and all courses are flat. The 25-, 50- and 100-mile distances run almost entirely along the California coast. Registered riders will receive SAG support, a finisher's medal and lunch at the EXPO finish near the Oceanside Pier.
Tour de Frost
Rockford, Illinois - December 2014 12 of 13
If this ride sounds cold, it's because it is. Bundle up and head out for a 25-mile ride with your friends to support local charities in their quest to provide warm clothes to the Rockford Rescue Mission. Donations are encouraged.