12 Cycling Events to Do in 2014
Stagecoach CenturyOcotillo, California - January 18, 2014 1 of 13
The historic Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849 is the course for this year's 100-mile cycling adventure. Ride through the pristine deserts of east San Diego and Imperial counties with little traffic and only two stop signs along the entire route. More San Diego Cycling Events.
Honor Ride Tampa 2014Tampa, Florida - February 1, 2014 2 of 13
The Honor Ride Series raises funds to support outdoor cycling programs and spinning recovery labs at VA hospitals in the U.S. that help support the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers. Individual or team options are available for the 39- or 75-mile routes. More Tampa Cycling Events.
Solvang CenturySolvang, 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 CarolinasBrevard, 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 ChallengeChattanooga, 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 RideTelluride 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 ClassicLong Beach, California - July 13, 2014 7 of 13
Enjoy the sounds of summer along the Southern California coastline by joining this girls party on wheels. Choose from 15- or 36-mile distances. More Long Beach Cycling Events.
Ganther Race the LakeFond 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 RideSouth 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 RideOttawa, 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 CoastOceanside, 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 FrostRockford, 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.