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Get Ready for the 2016 Cycling Season!

Start like you mean to go on.

New Year's Day marks the start of 2016 Cycling Season, so seize the opportunity to get involved in one of these great rides.

Here's our rough guide of what's happening in January 2016.

The Casa Grande Century on the 10th January kicks off the Century season in the warmer state of Arizona. Hopefully snow won't cancel the First Century in Schuylerville, New York.

Saddle up on January 16 for the Stagecoach Century, which promises a Wild West cycling adventure along the historic Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849. Starting and finishing in Octillo, California, the out-and-back route has only two lonely stop signs over the century ride and can be adjusted to any distance.

For those of you familiar with the seriously fun, but tough Belgain Waffle Ride, this year there is a really good pre-season training camp or as they like to call it, The Survival Camp. The Belgian Waffle Ride  has partnered with Source Endurance to serve up the BWR Survival Camp in San Diego over a three day weekend--January 15th - 18th, 2016 (MLK Weekend). The timing is perfect to allow everyone ample opportunity to tune their training for success in the Main Event come April 24th.

Sunday the 17th January sees two rides in Florida. The first Gran Fondo of the season, the Gran Fondo Brevard offers up the stunning scenery of the Space Coast and caters to riders of all abilities. "Race or ride, the Gran Fondo is business up front - and a party in the back." 30, 60 and 100-miles courses start and finish in Melbourne. At Moes Annual Bike Brunch you can enjoy a fresh continental breakfast and Starbucks coffee on the beach, then choose from 10, 20, 30, 62 or 100 mile bike ride options, refreshing yourself at well stocked rest stops located conveniently along the way. 

2015 saw many events cancelled due to forest fires and torrential rain. We all hope to see these return in 2016.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of January events and please explore our huge events calendar to find more. Some details are currently being updated by event organizers. Click on the event names below for more details, or please visit the US 2016 Gran Fondo Events calendar or the Canadian 2016 Gran Fondo Events calendar.

Happy New Year!

Date Event Location Routes Diff  Type My Rides
Jan 01 Orange County New Years Day Ride Long Beach, California, USA 88 miles C CENTURY
Jan 01 Rough Riders New Years Day Ride Woodland Hills, California, USA 48, 60, 78 miles C CENTURY
Jan 01 Happy New Rear Ride Blue Ridge, Texas, USA 15, 28, 40 miles C CENTURY
Jan 01 THE New Years Day Ride Orlando, Florida, USA 44 miles B CENTURY
Jan 01 New Years Day Loop Ride Tucson, Arizona, USA 58 miles B CENTURY
Jan 01 Mt. Wilson New Years Day Ride Van Nuys,California, USA 30, 50, 60, 80 miles C CENTURY
Jan 01 The 20th Annual POLAR BEAR Ride Greensboro, North Carolina, USA 25, 41, 61 miles B CENTURY
Jan 02 Ride in the New Year New Albany, Ohio, USA 50 miles A CENTURY
Jan 02 Dirty Sausage Tallahassee, Florida, USA 57, 82 miles D GRAVEL
Jan 02 23nd Annual Polar Bear Ride Cramerton, North Carolina, USA 20, 40, 65 miles B CENTURY
Jan 08 - Jan 09 BE-Pro Conference San Jose, California, USA     EXPO
Jan 09 Polar Bear Metric Century Davidson, North Carolina, USA 31, 62 miles B CENTURY
Jan 10 Bike the Bend for Literacy Richmond, Texas, USA 20, 35, 62 miles B CENTURY
Jan 10 Frigid Fondo Fennville, Michigan, USA 18, 30 miles B GRANFONDO
Jan 10 Casa Grande Century Chandler, Arizona, USA 33, 60, 101 miles C CENTURY
Jan 10 First Century Schuylerville, New York, USA 100 miles C CENTURY
Jan 10 Ride with the King Greenville, Georgia, USA 18, 35 or 50 miles A CENTURY
Jan 15 - Jan 18 Source Endurance presents Belgium Waffle Ride, The Survival Camp Encinitas, California, USA Training Rides D GRAVEL
Jan 16 The Texas Independence Bike Tour Deer Park, Texas, USA 30, 48, 62 miles B CENTURY
Jan 16 - Jan 17 Tour De Cape Cape Coral, Florida, USA 15, 30, 62, 100 miles C CENTURY
Jan 16 Carolina Cycle Challenge Hickory, North Carolina, USA 10, 30 miles A CENTURY
Jan 16 Stagecoach Century Ocotillo, California, USA 100, 90, 84, 73, 50, 26 miles C CENTURY
Jan 17 Gran Fondo Brevard Indialantic, Florida, USA 109, 60 miles B GRANFONDO
Jan 23 Tour de Palm Springs Palm Springs, California, USA 1, 5, 10, 15, 25, 55, 100 miles C CENTURY
Jan 23 Bike Through the Forest and Hills Coldspring, Texas, USA 12, 25, 33 and 46 miles A CENTURY