13 Scenic Century Rides
Mission to Ride
Montrose, Colorado - May 10, 2014 1 of 14
Most of the climbing is done early in the ride, but the reward is worth it—stunning views of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The ride then descends back toward Montrose for the more flat second half that explores beautiful western Colorado.
Santa Fe Century
Santa Fe, New Mexico - May 18, 2014 2 of 14
Pass through old mining towns and climb the hills of Ortiz and San Pedro Mountains on ancient Turquoise Trail. Get a first-hand glimpse of life in America's southwest.
Challenge of the Centuries Bicycle Ride
Hartwell, Georgia - May 24, 2014 3 of 14
Choose from three scenic routes of 35, 65 or 100 miles on this two-day event through backcountry roads and minimum traffic in the Hartwell area of Georgia. Loops range from moderate to challenging, with each offering some of the most unique and picturesque scenery you'll find anywhere in the Southeast.
San Diego Century Bike Tour
Encinitas, California - May 31, 2014 4 of 14
Tour de Steamboat
Steamboat Springs, Colorado - July 19, 2014 5 of 14
Take on 110 miles of northern Colorado terrain, including landmarks like Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass, Upper Craven and Wolford Mountain.
Tour de Summit
Snowlake, Arizona 6 of 14
Enjoy beautiful weather and scenic views around the White Mountains on this 100-mile ride that's split up into two days. The Saturday ride starts in Show Low and ends in Pinetop 80 miles later, while the more relaxing Sunday ride of 20 miles starts in Snowflake and ends in Taylor.
Harlem Valley Rail Ride
Millerton, New York - July 27, 2014 7 of 14
The century ride has 8,783 feet of elevation gain as it rolls through upstate New York, with several miles on the car-free Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Millerton is near the New York state border with Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Crater Lake Century
Klamath Falls, Oregon - August 16, 2014 8 of 14
Get amazing views of the United States' deepest lake, as this ride takes you along the rim so you can see the blue water and the Cascade Mountains at this cherished national park.
Mammoth Fall Century and Gran Fondo
Mammoth Lakes, California - September 5, 2014 9 of 14
This bucket list race features jaw-dropping views of the Sierra Nevada Range, Mono Lake and the White Mountains. Do bring your climbing bike, as the course starts at a cool 8,000 feet of elevation and has well over 6,000 miles of climbing sprinkled throughout the 100-mile course. But what fun would spectacular views be if you didn't have to work to get there?
Maine Lighthouse Ride
South Portland, Maine - September 6, 2014 10 of 14
Several distances are offered, including a 100-mile trek that passes nine of Maine's iconic lighthouses and ventures into breathtaking coastal areas.
Tahoe Sierra Century
Olympic Valley, California - September 13, 2014 11 of 14
This "Miles for Music" ride gives all proceeds to the music programs at North Tahoe Middle and High Schools. Enjoy the views as you climb 6,800 feet including a summit of Donner Pass.
Tour de Whidbey
Greenbank, Washington - September 20, 2014 12 of 14
Explore the island located in the Puget Sound, not far from Seattle. The terrain features farmland, rural roads, and 360-degree views of the sound and everything it touches.
Santa Barbara Century
Santa Barbara, California - October 18, 2014 13 of 14
Explore one of Southern California's gems, where the coastline and mountains squeeze tightly together. The result is a century ride with challenging climbs and amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands.