Showcasing some of the most beautiful bike routes in Butte County - especially during the month of October! 4 routes are offered for this 2nd Annual Chico Velo Century Series Ride - a 100-mile route, a 75-mile route, a 50-mile route and a 10-mile route!
The Fallflower 100 will have riders go up to the small hillside community of Cohasset(elevation 2,000 feet), before heading back down to Chico for the 1st rest stop(at the Elks Lodge/Manzanita Place). From there, we head up the famous(and infamous!) Honey Run Road climb to Paradise! We'll stop at the Paradise Community Park for the 2nd rest stop.......before climbing up and up and up to Lovelock via Coutelenc Road! From there, we'll head down Pentz Road.....before stopping at the Durham Park for the final rest stop. An easy stroll through Bidwell Park will bring riders back to Manzanita Avenue - and to the finish at the Elks Lodge/Manzanita Place. Total mileage is 100, with about 4,600 feet of total climbing!
The Fallflower 75 eliminates just the Cohasset climb from the 100-mile route, but still travels 75 miles......and includes 3,300 feet of total climbing. The Fallflower 75 is one of the most scenic and popular routes for local riders.
The Fallflower 50 eliminates the Cohasset and Lovelock(Coutelenc) climbs. After the Honey Run Road climb, riders will take Pearson Road in Paradise over to Pentz Road.....then follow the Fallflower 100 riders back to Durham, then to Chico. Total mileage is 50, with about 1,800 feet of total climbing.
The Fallflower 10 is a ride for everyone! From Manzanita Place, the riders will head to Bidwell Park for an autumn-time loop around this scenic environment - before heading to Upper Park for a quick stop at Horseshoe Lake! From there, the riders will go back to the start/finish location at Manzanita Place(Elks Lodge)! Total mileage is about 10, with no climbing! :)
START/FINISH: Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Avenue, Chico, CA 95926. Start time between 7am - 9am, check-in is required.
REGISTRATION: Entry fee is $45. Registration opens on May 5th via Active.com. Entry fee includes light breakfast, lunch, rest stops, SAG support, and dinner in the best of Chico Velo traditions! Helmets are required!
Visit our web site for more information. www.ChicoVelo.org