California Climate Ride
The Climate Ride is an annual charity bike ride where folks ride a few hundred miles over days, learn about clean energy, support a great cause, and have fun cycling. California event has been held in September or in May. We get confused keeping up with this event.
Bike route changed every year?
I dunno, check their web site below for up to date info.
Annual event: May / September
Silver State 508
Starting in 2014 Death Valley National Park announced that there will be NO sporting events of any kind held within Death Valley National Park, so this particular event has been relocated to the Reno, Nevada high desert region.
AdventureCORPS hosted the Furnace Creek 508 Bicycle Race in the deserts of Southern California. Claimed as “The Toughest 48 hours in Sport”, a 508-mile bicycle race revered the world over for its epic mountain climbs, stark desert scenery, desolate roads, and its reputation as one of the toughest but most gratifying endurance challenges.
Annual event: October
3 Sierra Passes: DeathRide
A tour of the California Alps in a High Sierra 129 mile long cycling course. This is one of the premier cycling events held for more than 25 years! Climb 15,000+ feet in elevation. Monitor Pass (8314′); Ebbett’s Pass (8730′); Carson Pass (8573′)
Annual event; July
Markleeville CA & Monitor Pass (Hwy 89) are south of Lake Tahoe, connecting US Highway 395 to the upper alpine heights of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Car camping spots and backpacking in this region are located near the aspen groves, lakes, creeks or pine forest.
Summer is prime tourists season here; Grover Hot Springs State Park is nearby, so is a bunch of lakes & creeks inside the Toiyabe National Forest / Carson District.