6 Scenic Cycling Events

6 Scenic Cycling Events

By Ryan Wood
Active.com

Let your bike take you to some of America's most beautiful locations. Here are seven cycling events that feature unmatched scenery. Find a cycling event near you.

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Honolulu

Paradise Ride Kauai 2011

Lihue, Hawaii -- August 6-7, 2011

This two-day event takes you to all corners of one of Hawaii's most beautiful islands. Get an up-close look at coastline, valleys and open countryside. Learn More ?

Copper Mountain

Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle

Copper Mountain, Colo. -- August 6, 2011

See America's most breathtaking mountains up close. The 78-mile trek takes you through Copper Mountain, Leadville, Vail and three Colorado Mountain passes. Learn More ?

Crater Lake

Crater Lake Century

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- August 20, 2011

Get amazing views of the United States' deepest lake, as this ride takes you along the rim with views of the blue water and Cascade Mountains. Learn More ?

Ride Around Puget Sound

Tacoma, Wash. -- August 27-28, 2011

The two-day ride totals 170 miles and features 9,600 feet of elevation gain. It starts in Tacoma and goes around the Puget Sound counter-clockwise. Learn More ?

Coronado

Bike the Bay

San Diego, Calif. -- August 28, 2011

It's one of the more beautiful urban experiences—-take a 25-mile ride around San Diego Bay, including a trek across the famous Coronado Bridge near downtown San Diego. Learn More ?

Maine

Maine Lighthouse Ride

South Portland, Maine -- September 10, 2011

Four different distances are offered, all along Maine's shoreline and past at least seven of the state's famous lighthouses. Learn More ?

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