Upcoming events

    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 29 Sep 2018
    • Healdsburg, CA to Santa Cruz, CA



    Healdsburg to Santa Cruz or Bust! Explore the legendary 3 day course that covers 200 miles of beautiful Northern California scenery. For those who haven't yet ridden the historic, challenging, and always beautiful Healdsburg to Santa Cruz track as laid out by the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club here is your chance.


    Jon & Ken’s Most Excellent Adventure

    SANTA CRUZ SUNRISE ROTARY CHARITY BIKE RIDE

    Originally not intended to be a fundraiser, the first Most Excellent Adventure Charity Bike Ride rode off in October of 1998. Jon Sisk and Ken Whiting, both members of the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club, simply wanted to go on a distance bike ride.

    Once they had determined a course and a date, they and a group of friends, both Rotarians and non-Rotarians, set off for what was a truly great adventure riding between San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz. The event turned out to be a great success - and in the course of planning, an accidental fundraiser. The first ride ended up raising over $4,000.00 and what started as a simple adventure among friends soon evolved into a popular event and a successful fundraiser.

    Since that first ride in 1998 things have taken on a life of their own. The Jon and Ken’s Most Excellent Adventure Charity Bike Ride has become an annual event with the 21st Ride scheduled for September 27 - 29. The event organizers decided that the bike ride could really be used as an event to “build something” for the community and it was eventually decided that funds would be put towards building a new track and field for Santa Cruz High School. To work towards this goal, Jon and Ken committed to run the bike ride for 10 years. With nearly $500,000 raised through the bike ride, a new track and field was completed in early 2010 at Santa Cruz High School.

    With the track and field complete, funds from the bike ride are now being put towards youth athletics and community projects benefiting children in Santa Cruz County.

    The Ride

    Even though the event has grown as a fundraiser each year, the organizers believe that more is not better. The size is limited to about 60 bike riders, plus the support team. At this size, friendships are made or renewed and everyone has a great time. The level of service our support team can deliver to this size of group exceeds expectations, and any more than this simply adds to the management and work, as well as would complicate the logistics of traveling 200 miles over three days.

    The current course begins in Healdsburg and ends in Santa Cruz, with hotel stays in Bodega Bay and Pacifica. Each rider is required to raise a minimum of $500, as well as pay $350 that covers the expenses of putting on the event. Tremendous corporate sponsorship support and a raffle ticket sale enhance the fundraising component.

    One of the real strengths has turned out to be non-Rotarian participation. About half the participants are not members of Rotary. Many of them have really adopted this event and have raised thousands of dollars. Several have gone on to become very active members of the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club since their involvement with this bike ride.

    Also in true Rotary fashion, the volunteer support this event enjoys is what makes it the truly unique experience it has become. For rider safety, comfort and enjoyment, there are several trucks on the road to assist riders, a nurse, and a motor home filled with all the necessary provisions. The finish line party is an energizing event that only occurs through the contributions and efforts of other Sunrise Rotarians.

    Under the umbrella of Rotary, hundreds of people have participated in the bike ride, many times more have made contributions, and nearly 180,000 miles have been ridden. Over the past 15 years, what started out as a fun adventure among friends has managed to remain true to this original spirit while also becoming a way to give back to the community. The bike ride has achieved the original goal of “building something” with the recent completion of the track and field project at Santa Cruz High School. In the next ten years the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club looks forward to supporting our local Santa Cruz youth and providing an adventure for all participating riders in the Jon and Ken’s Most Excellent Adventure Charity Bike Ride.

    https://www.sunriserotaryride.org/


    • 06 Oct 2018
    • Lakeport, CA

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    Saturday, October 6, 2018
    Skylark Shores Resort
    1120 North Main St ~ Lakeport

    About

    This one of a kind cycling event is held every year on the 1st Saturday in October. Come enjoy one of our 4 fun and challenging routes around the largest natural lake in California - Clear Lake! www.konoctichallenge.com

    General Information

    Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lakeport, the Konocti Challenge has become one of the premier "boutique" rides in the state! From the beauty of the scenery, to the fun and energetic reststops, the fantastic end of ride BBQ set on the shore of Clear Lake - this a ride you don't want to miss!

    Awards

    Voted Cycle California! Magazine's Best Metric Century of 2014


    • 06 Oct 2018
    • Sacramento, CA

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    Sacramento Century Challenge

    October 6, 2018

    ABOUT
    Sacramento Century seeks to be your best bike experience of the year! Join us for a beautiful ride through the historic Sacramento Delta wine country, awesome ride support, great food, and a fantastic end of ride festival. Music this year by Mumbo Gumbo!

    WHO WE ARE
    The Sacramento Century is presented by the Rotary Club of Sacramento. Rotary is a service organization. The Rotary motto is “Service above Self”. 2014 was our club’s 100th anniversary of service to our community and the world. A Century of Service! Our club has over 350 members and we meet weekly for lunch, fun, fellowship and Top Notch Speakers.

    http://www.sacramentocentury.com/

    • 06 Oct 2018
    • Danville, VA


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    The River Ride is Saturday, October 6th, 2018 – Rain or Shine!

    Routes open at 9:00AM.

    All routes start and end at at the JTI Fountain at the intersection of Main Street and Memorial Drive.

    Registration:  Pre-registration will be available through BikeReg.com.  Registration opens in June.


    Swag

    Goody bags are included for all registered cyclists. Swag details will be announced soon.


    Rest Stops and SAG

    Rest stop support and SAG support will be provided on the 30, 50 and 80 mile routes.

    At each rest stop and at the finish line, you will be greeted by friendly volunteers offering water, Powerade, and snacks to keep you fueled for the ride!

    • 30-mile route: 2 rest stop
    • 50-mile route: 3 rest stops
    • 80-mile route: 4 rest stops

    Parking

    There is plenty of free parking available throughout the downtown area and within a short ride of the starting point.


    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed to greet cyclists at rest stops and to drive SAG vehicles along the routes to assist any cyclists who need a break or a bike repair.

    Danville Riverview Rotary is coordinating volunteers. To volunteer, contact James Turner, Ride Director at  danriverride@gmail.com.


    http://danriverride.com/

    • 07 Oct 2018
    • Brighton, MI



    The Tour de Livingston ride provides an opportunity for our riders to enjoy outstanding fall colors during the peak color season in southeast Michigan. This fully supported ride includes hospitality tents, a full breakfast, snacks along the route, and a hearty meal prepared by the chef at Mt. Brighton.

     All proceeds from this event help to: bridge the gap for local hardworking families struggling to meet their most basic needs; prepare every child to be ready for success; and build a healthy community for all residents via the Livingston County United Way Basic Needs Programs.

     Since its start in 2008, the Tour de Livingston has raised over $250,000 to address the community’s most critical needs!

     The Tour de Livingston is organized and run by the Howell Rotary Club. The Howell Rotary Club was established in 1924. More information about the Howell Rotary Club can be found at: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1507.

     Livingston County is conveniently located 30 minutes north of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 45 minutes northwest of Detroit, and 30 minutes east of Lansing, Michigan.

     All routes originate at the Mt. Brighton Ski area (located at 4141 Bauer Road, Brighton, Michigan 48116).

     Choose a 5, 10, 29, 38, 62 or 100 mile route – or bring the family for the Family Fun Loop. All distances are approximate. Routes will be well marked with large route markers on pavement. Final routes and maps will be distributed the morning of the ride. (Note: Tour organizers reserve the right to make changes to routes based on construction and other factors beyond our control.)

     Thank you for all that participated in the 11th Annual Howell Rotary Tour de Livingston! We look forward to seeing you again in 2018! Mark your calendars for our 10th year on Oct. 9, 2018.

     Thanks to our Jersey Riders who raised about $12,000 in 2017!


    http://www.tourdelivingston.org


    • 07 Oct 2018


    Some news from our Tatar member, Ildus Yanishev and his ‘global bike tour for peace and goodwill’.

    Since his departure in May 2017, he crossed Europe from Kazan (Russia) to Lisbon (Portugal), crossed Great Britain, then the USA, then a part of China and is now in Eastern Russia, near Khabarovsk. Once again, we are very proud of what Ildus is doing for peace, Rotary and cycling, proudly showing off his Cycling to Serve flag on his 56 kgs bike !!!

    https://globalbiketour.jimdo.com/

    http://cyclingtoserve.org/2018/07/10/global-bike-world-tour/

    • 19 May 2019
    • 01 Jun 2019

    Experience an unforgettable bike tour through Austria and Germany before the 2019 Rotary International Convention begins on June 1st. The tour will begin in Bregenz, Austria, near beautiful Lake Constanze. After biking through vineyards in southern Germany, the tour will continue via Tübingen and Heilbronn to historic Würzburg.

    https://ric2019.rotary.de/en/events/biketour-germany/

    • 23 May 2019
    • 26 May 2019

    Rotary 4-Days Geraardsbergen Belgium

     http://cyclingtoserve.org/events/4-days-2019/

    • 06 Sep 2019
    • 08 Sep 2019



    World Championships 2019 - Cycling To Serve

    http://cyclingtoserve.org/events/world-championships-2019/

Past events

16 Sep 2018 Driathlon - Bay City Morning Rotary
15 Sep 2018 RIM Ride (Rotary in Motion)
15 Sep 2018 Ride the Ridges
15 Sep 2018 V3: The Ride (V3 Hopefest)
10 Sep 2018 WACANID Ride
08 Sep 2018 FM Rotary Ride
08 Sep 2018 Milton Harvest Festival 28 mile Bike Race
01 Sep 2018 Clarksville Sunrise Century Bike Ride
18 Aug 2018 Naperville Rotary Ride
11 Aug 2018 Hot Rocks Bike Ride
22 Jul 2018 Rotary Ride Vernon
14 Jul 2018 Hot Doggett 100
08 Jul 2018 Ride for Hearing
30 Jun 2018 Rodeo Road Rally
23 Jun 2018 Giro Bello
23 Jun 2018 Tour de Blast
23 Jun 2018 Cycle Lake Chelan
16 Jun 2018 Loup d’ Loup END POLIO NOW
13 Jun 2018 Epic Journey Against Diabetes
02 Jun 2018 Apple Century Bike Ride
02 Jun 2018 Durant Rotary Magnolia Bike Tour
02 Jun 2018 Bike Benzie
01 Jun 2018 2018 Tour de Thailand - Rides 4 Rotary
20 May 2018 Lilac Century & Family Fun Ride
20 May 2018 Lilac Century and Family Fun Ride
19 May 2018 Rotary Pedals Out Polio
19 May 2018 Sonoma County Backroad Challenge
19 May 2018 Gold Country Cycling Challenge
12 May 2018 Iron Furnace Fifty
12 May 2018 Ride for Literacy 2018
12 May 2018 Triple C Bike Ride
06 May 2018 Cycle Flagler
05 May 2018 Chino Grinder
21 Apr 2018 Cycle for Sight
14 Apr 2018 Tour de Cookie
07 Apr 2018 Cycling for Autism
07 Apr 2018 Assault on the Carolinas
04 Mar 2018 2018 Ride for Medical Research
25 Feb 2018 Rotary Club of Dupont Circle's 6th Annual Trivia Event
24 Feb 2018 Texas Independence Bike Tour
10 Feb 2018 Bike Sebring
18 Nov 2017 Ride to End Polio (El Tour de Tucson)
11 Nov 2017 Rotary Ride the Point, San Diego, CA
21 Oct 2017 Crazy Kicker 100
09 Oct 2017 Jamestown Classic
08 Oct 2017 Tour de Livingston
17 Sep 2017 Driathlon
16 Sep 2017 Ride to the Rock
16 Sep 2017 Utah Tour de Donut
11 Sep 2017 WaCanId Ride
10 Sep 2017 Champions Ride for Charities
09 Sep 2017 FM Rotary Ride "The Flatlander"
09 Sep 2017 Amish Country Classic
26 Aug 2017 Rotary Bike Ride
19 Aug 2017 Berkshire Bike N Fly
13 Aug 2017 Pedal 4 Polio
13 Aug 2017 21st Annual Naperville Rotary Ride
05 Aug 2017 Blazing Saddles 100
30 Jul 2017 Rotary Ride for Families
19 Jul 2017 Red Spoke
16 Jul 2017 Frank Stark Ride
09 Jul 2017 Rotary Ride for Hearing
24 Jun 2017 Cycle Chelan: Century Challenge / Cycle de Vine
17 Jun 2017 20th Annual Low Tide Ride & Stride
17 Jun 2017 Castle Crags Century
17 Jun 2017 Tour De Blast
17 Jun 2017 Longview Rotary Club Tour de Blast
10 Jun 2017 Atlanta Historic Cemetery Bicycle Tour
08 Jun 2017 21st Century Dads Honor Ride
03 Jun 2017 Sunrise Rotary Apple Century Bike Ride
03 Jun 2017 The Durant Rotary Magnolia Bike Tour
03 Jun 2017 Bike Benzie
03 Jun 2017 Rodeo Road Rally
27 May 2017 Bike the CRAM
21 May 2017 Poulsbo Rotary Viking Tour 2017
20 May 2017 Elizabethtown Rotary Fellowship Ride
20 May 2017 Rotary Pedals Out Polio
20 May 2017 Gold Country Cycling Challenge
20 May 2017 Tour delle Vigne
20 May 2017 Head for the Hills
13 May 2017 Iron Furnace Fifty
13 May 2017 Triple C Bike Ride
30 Apr 2017 Cycle Flagler
30 Apr 2017 Lilac Century & Family Fun Ride
22 Apr 2017 10th Annual Wine Valley Cycle for Sight / Rotary Ride for Veterans
09 Apr 2017 Denver Mile High Rotary Fellowship Ride
08 Apr 2017 Assault on the Carolinas
25 Mar 2017 8th Annual Cycling for Autism
25 Mar 2017 New Tampa Noon Rotary's Cycling for Vets
18 Mar 2017 The Old Stone Fort Bike Ride
25 Feb 2017 Texas Independence Bike Tour
10 Dec 2016 Jingle Bell Ride 2016
03 Dec 2016 Mission Bike Tour
19 Nov 2016 Rotary District 5500 Ride to End Polio
12 Nov 2016 Ride the Point, San Diego, CA
09 Oct 2016 Jesse James Bike Tour
09 Oct 2016 Pedaling for Polio
08 Oct 2016 Asti Tour de Vine
08 Oct 2016 Riverview Rotary River Ride
01 Oct 2016 Rotary Rivers & Ridges Ride
25 Sep 2016 6th Annual Columbia County Rotary Ride
24 Sep 2016 Ride to the Rock
24 Sep 2016 Tour de Ville
24 Sep 2016 Rotary Club of Hattiesburg BIKE-A-THON
17 Sep 2016 Blazing Saddles Bike Ride
17 Sep 2016 Wheel A’Mena Tour to the Top
12 Sep 2016 WaCanId
10 Sep 2016 Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo
20 Aug 2016 Berkshire Bike-N-Fly
14 Aug 2016 20th Annual Naperville Rotary Ride
06 Aug 2016 Courage Classic

         


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