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Kentucky Hosting a Number of Century Rides
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Kentucky Hosting A Number of Century Rides

2016 marks the 4th year for the Kentucky Century Challenge and you can once again to ride 4 fabulous centuries in the beautiful state of Kentucky in a year.

The Kentucky Century Challenge is a compilation of four cycling events in Kentucky - the Redbud Ride in London; the Horsey Hundred in Georgetown; Bike Morehead in Morehead; and the Hub City Tour in Elizabethtown.

New for 2016 is the Bike Morehead ride which, along with London, is headquartered in a certified Kentucky Trail Town.

Sign up for the Challenge soon.

 
Alabama Backroads Century Series Announces 2016 Events
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Alabama Backroads Century Series Announces 2016 Events

Series Director, Pixie Hicks announced that again 13 well-established and supported bicycle rides would be included in this years Alabama Backroads Century Series. The Presenting Sponsor, Buffalo Rock/Pepsi with supporting sponsors, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Primal Wear Sporting Apparel, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama kick off the Series with equipment and apparel to be shared by all participating events.

In addition to the cycling opportunities they provide, the events promote awareness of, and are an important funding source for various charitable causes across the state.  Examples are Moody’s Tour de Blue, which benefits the Urology Health Foundation, Tuscaloosa’s HOT HUNDRED funding the Mental Health Alliance, OLD HOWARD 100 supporting Sowing Seeds of Hope, and North Jefferson’s Century funding the International Foundation for CDKL5 Research.

Registration is open and we have full, detailed and up to date details of the whole series!

 
Ride Vermonts Premier Multi-day Cycle Challenge, Aug 11-14th
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The Vermont Challenge, Vermonts Premier Bicycle Tour, Aug 11-14th 2016

The Vermont Challenge, August 11-14, 2016 offers you up to 4 glorious days of riding through picturesque countryside’s, covered bridges, river valleys and historic villages of southern and central Vermont for 1/4 of the price of packaged tours. Join hundreds of riders from across the U.S. & Canada. 

Choose from 3 daily routes for all abilities.  Fully supported, plus farm to table lunches, a kick-off dinner, handsome jersey, tech-t, water bottle and so much more. Choose any combination from 4-days to just 1.  Consider riding all four days for the best experience!

Registration is now open!

 
Triple Bypass Ride - a Chance to Ride the Huge Colorado Rocky Mountain Passes!
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Triple Bypass Ride - a Chance the Ride the Huge Colorado Rocky Mountain Passes!

The Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride is in its 27th year and Team Evergreen Cycling is thrilled to announce that they will once again move forward with a two-day ride.  This year Team Evergreen will have the traditional ride on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from Evergreen to Avon and the Sunday, July 12, 2015 ride from Avon to Evergreen.

For those truly interested in a heart-pounding experience, riders were able to complete both ride days in the “Double Triple Bypass.”  That is riding 6 mountain passes and 240 miles all within 48 hours!  

Can't do 120 miles?  Try our Sunday Relay.  Each team consists of 3 members and each ride one mountain pass.  You can do this!!

Register Now!

 
Alabama Backroads confirms 2015 Century Series
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Alabama Backroads confirms 2015 Century Series

GranFondoGuide.com in association with the ABCS Ride Directors, are are very pleased to announce the line-up of events for the upcoming year. 

With the addition of Peddlin for a Cure, Tour Autauga, and the Boll Weevil 100, they will be offering 13 rides for 2015!

Presented by Buffalo Rock/Pepsi and PrimalWear the 2015 Alabama Backroads Century Series is a series of 13 great centuries located throughout the State of Alabama used to promote the growth and development of long distance cycling in the state.

 
2014 California Bike Rides and California Century Ride Calendar
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2014 California Bike Rides and California Century Ride Calendar

Are you looking for a bicycle ride in California?

We have THE most comprehensive list of up-coming Gran Fondos, Century Rides, Charity Rides, Cycle Tours and Bike Expos in California.

Gran Fondo Guide is now a trusted source for information on cycling events across California and the USA.

Our guide provides you with a "summary" for each event, allowing you to discover and explore, all the road cycling events in California. From there you can visit the official website for detailed information (which we always advise), contact the event organiser, find them on social media and enter the events too.

 
2014 Texas Bike Rides and Texas Century Ride Calendar
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2014 Texas Bike Rides and Texas Century Ride Calendar

Are you looking for a bicycle ride in Texas?

We have THE most comprehensive list of up-coming Gran Fondos, Century Rides, Charity Rides, Cycle Tours in Texas. Texas has a huge wealth of great places to cycle, cycling history and events. Austin is regulary voted in the top ten Best Cycling Friendly Cities in the US by Bicycling Magazine.

Texas has a huge community of cyclists and is ranked one of the highest in terms of visitors on Gran Fondo Guide.

 
Cheahaa Challenge Grand Fondo Announces New Routes and New Host for 22nd Annual Bicycle Ride in Alabama
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Cheahaa Challenge Grand Fondo Announces New Routes and New Host for 22nd Annual Bicycle Ride in Alabama

The Southern Bicycle League (SBL) and the Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association (NEABA) have partnered to produce the 2014 Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo, sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors.

Known as “The Toughest Ride in the South”, the 22nd Annual Cheaha Challenge, Sunday, April 6, is the largest bicycle century ride in Alabama, with five cycling routes offered, ranging from 23, 44, 62, 84, to 104 miles.

 
Alabama Backroads 2014 Century Rides Series
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Alabama Backroads 2014 Century Rides Series

The series provides a great opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors of Alabama and the scenic and unique backdrops that each ride calls it’s own.  Each century will have their own unique medal designed and awarded to each participant that meets the challenge of riding 100 miles.  

If you can complete at least 4 of the 10 centuries in the series you will be awarded a special patch by the Alabama Backroads Century Ride Series!

Come join the challenge and see what the backroads of Alabama have to offer!

 
2013 Alabama Statewide Century Series
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2013 Alabama Statewide Century Series

The purpose is to promote the growth and development of long-distance cycling in the state of Alabama, encourage participation in established Alabama century (100-mile) rides, recognize and reward individuals for their accomplishments, and benefit the charities and advocacy efforts supported by each of these events. Complete four of the Alabama Centuries (100-mile options) in the Series. Receive a collectible “Centurion” Finisher’s Medal for each (100-mile) century you complete. Upon completion of four century rides in the Series, receive an embroidered patch in the shape of Alabama!