12 Must-Do Bike Rides In 2015
2015 Stagecoach CenturyOcotillo, California - January 17, 2015 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.
Bike SebringSebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida - February 14, 2015 2 of 13
This ultra-cycling event is a RAAM qualifier that begins on the historic Sebring race track. Choose from either the 12-hour or the 24-hour option. Cyclists will ride on low-traffic route during daylight hours but will stay on the track at night.
Solvang CenturySolvang, California - March 14, 2015 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 11, 2015 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 2, 2015 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 2014 event, so you never know who might show up.
Mountain Top ExperienceFlorissant, Colorado - June 20, 2015 6 of 13
Experience the historical west and jaw-dropping mountain views on this one-of-a-kind century ride. You'll head through old gambling and mining towns on your way to beautiful Cripple Creek and Guffey, Colorado. There is over 10,000 feet of climbing for the century route and over 6,000 for the 75-mile option.
Heart of the Cheapeake Bike TourCambridge, Maryland - July 25, 2015 7 of 13
This bike tour will include three ride choices, including a 64-mile metric century, a 42-mile tour, and a 10-mile family ride. All rides will wind cyclists through the beautiful county of Dorchester on flat and low-traffic roads.
Race the LakeFond du Lac, Wisconsin - August 16, 2015 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 12, 2015 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 4, 2015 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.
2015 Palm Desert CenturyPalm Desert, California - November 14, 2015 11 of 13
This recreational bicycle event allows riders to choose their distance ranging from 20 miles up to 130 miles. Taking place in the low desert near Coachella Valley, the course is safe, scenic and takes places on roads with minimal traffic.
Escape to the Keys Bicycle FestivalHomestead, Florida - Date TBD 12 of 13
This two-day, fully-supported ride begins at Homestead Speedway and finishes 150 miles later in beautiful Key West. A Friday night stop at Hawks Cay Resort and a morning breakfast of Knaus Berry Farm's sticky buns make this unique event worth a trek to sunny Florida. Transportation back from Key West is offered for an additional nominal fee.