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This spring, challenge yourself on supported rides exploring the most scenic roads in the East Bay.

Illustration courtesy the Grizzly Peak Century

This spring, challenge yourself on supported rides exploring the most scenic roads in the East Bay. Hosted by local ride groups and others, these rides raise funds to support the bike community and other great causes. 

Cinderella Classic — Saturday, April 14

Presented by the Valley Spokesmen, the Cinderella Classic is a unique bicycle tour for women of all ages and abilities winding through the Amador, Livermore, Diablo and San Ramon Valleys. The Cinderella features three routes: 25 miles, 65 miles, and 85 miles starting at Las Positas College in Livermore.

Registration is $65 for the two long routes and $35 for the short route, closing April 7th and when the 2,500 rider limit is reach.

Primavera Century — Sunday, April 22

Organized by the Fremont Freewheelers, the Primavera Century features takes you from wineries to wind turbines on the East Bay’s most scenic roads. This year’s ride will offer a unique chance to ride Caleveras Road, which has been closed to the public due to storm damage last winter. Only riders with Primavera bike numbers will be allowed through.

The Primavera century feature four routes, 100 miles, 87 miles, 63 miles and a 25 miles Fun Ride in Coyote Hills Regional Park. Registration is $80 for the three long routes. For the Fun Ride, it’s $30 for adults and $15 for youths under 13. Register for the Primavera Century.

The Fremont Freewheelers support Bike East Bay and other causes with proceeds from the ride. Thank you!

Ride for a Reason — Saturday, April 28

Ride for A Reason is a fundraising ride from Oakland to Sacramento sponsored by the Claremont Middle School PTA benefitting eight public schools in Oakland. There are three rides available: 45-miles, 68-miles, and 110-miles. All rides end in Sacramento, with bus transportation for the shorter rides. The 110-mile ride is the complete journey from Oakland Tech to the Capitol.

Ride for a Reason offers training rides for a range of abilities. There is a $150 registration fee (discounted for students, teachers, and Oakland Unified School District staff) and a $250 fundraising minimum. In 2017, riders raised $131,000 for public education. Nice work!

Grizzly Peak Century — Sunday, May 6

Organized by the Grizzly Peak Cyclists, the Grizzly Peak Century features 4 hilly routes starting from Campolindo High School in Moraga. The ride is known for its challenging but beautiful terrain and gourmet home-made food. This year’s ride features a new 52 miles route for people looking to make it back early for a couple rounds of the post-ride buffet. The longer routes are 76 miles, 102 miles, and 110 miles.

The Grizzly Peak Cyclists host a training ride series starting in March to help you get in shape. The fee is $65 if you register by Saturday April 14 and goes up after that. Or sign up to volunteer!

The ride club donates proceeds to organizations—including Bike East Bay—promoting bicycling advocacy, safety, education, awareness, or the bicycling environment. Thank you for your support.

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