Iron Mountain 100kDamascus, Virginia - July 15, 2012 1 of 8
This back-country mountain-bike race, set in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, features amazing scenery and great camping. (Perfect for those seeking a real outdoor destination experience.)
13th Annual Highlander Cycle TourCanandaigua, New York - September 8, 2012 2 of 8
This isn't just one event, but a family of seven rides held over two days in the breathtaking Finger Lakes Wine Country of upstate New York. (And with nearly 10,000 feet of climbs, you'll definitely get your money's worth.)
Tour de RuidosoRuidoso, New Mexico - September 22, 2012 3 of 8
This one's not for rookies. Beginning at an elevation of 6,900 feet, and touring through one of the most scenic and challenging cycling routes in New Mexico, this event offers both century and 100K distances to test your fitness.
Cycle Martha's VineyardOak Bluffs, Massachusetts - October 14, 2012 4 of 8
There may be no more beautiful and famous part of the country than Martha's Vineyard. And this popular event doesn't disappoint, with its 100K route circling along the Atlantic Ocean, Nantucket Sound and State Forest.
NoTubes Iron Cross XGardners, California - October 7, 2012 5 of 8
This isn't just a race, it's an experience. Featuring some treacherous climbs, including the Three Peaks hill which racers must tackle on foot, this Cyclocross event promises to be a blast.
Honor Ride OryxFort Bliss, Texas - December 2, 2012 6 of 8
This great event gives you the chance to honor the military with a 100K race that starts at the Armored Division Headquarters of Fort Bliss. (Proceeds benefit healing soldiers overcome obstacles they face in coming back from injury.)
14th Annual Assault on the CarolinasBrevard, North Carolina - April 13, 2013 7 of 8
This event, that raises money for the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club, is the perfect early ride to kick off your season. With jaunts through the beautiful mountains of North and South Carolina, you'll also get the unique chance to ride through a little place called Transylvania County. (Photo Credit: Chuck Gilmore)