11 Scenic Cycling Events for Fall
Mica Peak Century Ride Plus
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - September 8, 2013 1 of 12
With rides of 15, 30, 70 and 100 miles through western Idaho and eastern Washington, this ride is in memory of Helen Lewerenz, a cycling and homeless advocate.
Giro di San Diego
Solana Beach, California - September 8, 2013 2 of 12
This event starts on the scenic coast highway and heads inland. If you ride the 106-mile Gran Fondo, you'll head up mighty Palomar Mountain at the halfway point.
Vail Victory 100K MTB Race
Vail, Colorado - September 7, 2013 3 of 12
Ride on the dirt roads and singletrack trails in the backcountry of the White River National Forest. Experience breathtaking views of beautiful, scenic vistas, the Rocky Mountains and Lost Lake. This exhilarating event is part of The Vail Victory Race series, an endurance-filled weekend with the bike race on Saturday and the Victory Trail Marathon on Sunday.
North Shore Century
Evanston, Illinois - September 22, 2013 4 of 12
Combine amazing urban architecture with the rural areas of northern Illinois in this century trek that starts in Evanston and goes into Wisconsin along Lake Michigan's shore.
Tour de Franklin
Franklin, North Carolina - September 28, 2013 5 of 12
The fall colors will be on full display in the hills of North Carolina, where 28-, 40- and 66-mile routes can get you an up close look at the Nantahala National Forest and other features of the state.
Pedal 4 Kids
Hilton Head, South Carolina - September 28, 2013 6 of 12
Rides range from 10 to 40 miles and take cyclists throughout the beautiful island off the coast of South Carolina. The ride benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head.
Twin Lights Ride
Highlands, New Jersey - September 29, 2013 7 of 12
Combining New Jersey's most spectacular seashore views with the nearby countryside of Monmouth County makes this ride a must. Enjoy landmark lighthouse views, well-stocked rest areas with pies and chocolate fountains, and local seafood post-ride. The tour begins and ends at the famed Twin Lights overlooking Sandy Hook.
Riverside Citrus Classic
Riverside, California - October 13, 2013 8 of 12
See the famed citrus belt of the Inland Empire during this fun ride, with routes ranging from 7 to 100 miles. Most routes will pass through the famous original navel orange trees located in Riverside.
Prince William Cycle Tour
Yemassee, South Carolina - October 26, 2013 9 of 12
Explore the historic country roads of Prince William Parish, passing through the bucolic farms and rural scenery of Hampton County.
Giro d' Italia Gran Fondo Miami
Coral Gables, Florida - November 10, 2013 10 of 12
Pedal through Miami and the south coastlines along with local pros in this Giro d' Italia sponsored race. Wide lanes and police escort through the city are highlights of the event, along with a huge after party under the sunny skies of South Beach.
Team Red Jamaica Reggae Ride
Montego Bay, Jamaica - November 8-12, 2013 11 of 12
If you're looking to include a scenic fall ride in your vacation plans, look no farther than this race. The Jamaica Reggae Ride is a three-day escorted event totaling 175 miles. You'll bike through stunning landscapes, passing through coconut and banana plantations along with frequent stops at white-sand beaches in quaint fishing villages.