Event Profiles

Check out these stellar events as featured in our magazine!

Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride 2017

Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride 2017

Premiere West Coast endurance cycling event returns to the Sierra Nevada mountains Saturday, July 8 The Alpine County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2017 Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride cycling event taking place on Saturday, July 8, 2017 throughout Alpine and Mono Counties. Recognized as one of the premier endurance events on the West Coast, the Death Ride has for the last 37 years welcomed riders from around the country and around the globe providing them with a challenging, memorable ride along the scenic roads of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The course takes riders on a 129-mile journey along with 15,000 ft of climbing over Monitor Pass on State route 89 (8,314 ft), Ebbetts Pass on State route 4 (8,730 ft) and Carson Pass on State route 88 (8,580 ft). Along the way, riders will be treated to fully stocked rest stops staffed...
The Jay Race 2017

The Jay Race 2017

The Jay Race June 17, Capitola Photo: Nelly One of the most iconic paddleboard races in the world, the Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race is held in honor of one of big wave surfing’s favorite sons – the late Jay Moriarity. Jay was known as much for his fearless big wave surfing as he was for his positive and always friendly attitude. To stay in shape for the winter big wave season, Jay became an avid paddleboarder and could regularly be seen logging countless miles on his paddleboard on the beautiful waters of Monterey Bay. Participants gather annually to remember Jay and paddle their hearts out in his honor. All proceeds benefit the Jay Moriarity Foundation to raise funds for Junior Lifeguard programs to purchase equipment and provide scholarships in Jay’s name as well as other ocean related beneficiaries. Now an Olympic qualifier, the 2017 event celebrates its 16th...
Restorative Arts & Yoga Festival 2017

Restorative Arts & Yoga Festival 2017

Restorative Arts & Yoga Festival May 19-21, Tahoe City The first annual Restorative Arts and Yoga Festival features two days of workshops and classes led by local Tahoe practitioners, yoga instructors, and professionals. Hosted by Granlibakken Tahoe, a family-owned resort and conference center in the heart of a 74 acre valley just a short walk from Lake Tahoe, this one-of-a-kind event is designed for those just starting their yoga practice and experienced yogis alike. See what 6,300 feet can do for your soul. Rejuvenate and relax under the guidance of experienced Tahoe instructors. Join Ashley Aarti Cooper on an eco-meditation hike through the Tahoe pines, or enjoy a Yoga Nidra meditation with Lauri Glenn to re-center and align your intentions for your healthiest and happiest summer season yet. Most meals are included with the weekend fee of $240, as well as all of the workshops and social hours....
Toro Enduro 2017 (CES Round 2)

Toro Enduro 2017 (CES Round 2)

Toro Enduro – California Enduro Series (CES) Round 2 May 27, Toro Park in Monterey Toro Park is an ideal spot for mountain biking. Epic trails and the elevation challenges of the terrain lead to amazing views, stellar riding and incredible overall cycling opportunities. The big hills and mountains of Toro Park deliver extra sweet riding single track trails and fire roads where speed and flow are the name of the game. The trails are not overly technical, just fun to ride at race tempo … of course becoming extra tricky when under pressure of the race clock. The Toro Enduro returns to Toro Park for the second year as part of the California Enduro Series. The event was born from Keith DeFiebre’s CCCX races at Toro. Some of Northern California’s best enduro racers have honed their skills on the fast riding rail trails of Toro Park. Many of...
Lost and Found Gravel Grinder 2017

Lost and Found Gravel Grinder 2017

Lost & Found Gravel Grinder June 3, Lake Davis This year’s Lost & Found offers three ride options (100, 60, and 30-mile) on new courses, all supported by aid stations. The race takes riders through remote areas of the Sierra Nevada not often seen by the public. Breathtaking views, wildflowers, wide-open alpine meadows, and mountain streams grace a journey of pavement, dirt road, gravel road, and historic railroad grade. Attendees can enjoy camping, lakeside trail hikes and rides, swimming, kayaking, SUPing, and fishing, plus shopping at the Lost Sierra Marketplace which features local artists and vendors. At the conclusion of the ride, there will be food, an awards ceremony, raffle, and cold Sierra Nevada beer. Proceeds go toward Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s efforts to maintain and build trails. The Lost & Found is the first event of the Lost Sierra Triple Crown – which also includes the Downieville Classic...
Ales and Trails 2017

Ales and Trails 2017

  Ales and Trails May 20, 2017 •  China Camp State Park This popular celebration of craft beer and mountain biking fun for the whole family returns to China Camp State Park near San Rafael on May 20, 2017. Ales and Trails brings mountain bikers and trail enthusiasts together to support Access4Bikes and IMBA’s advocacy work in Marin County and throughout Northern California. This year’s event will fill up fast so go online and register today on their website. With a star studded cast of brewers pouring trailside, the Beer Garden will feature: Faction, Fieldwork, HenHouse, Rugged Coast, Cellarmaker, Lagunitas, and Iron Springs Breweries, plus hard cider from Sonoma Cider and root beer for the kids. Bicycle industry partners on site to provide demo bikes will include Marin Bikes, REI, Specialized, Whyte Bicycles, Giant Bicycles provided by Bicycle BrüStop, Santa Cruz Bikes provided by Mike’s Bikes, and Trek...
Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay 2017

Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay 2017

Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay 2017 May 21, Santa Cruz & Capitola With its breathtaking views of Monterey Bay and over a dozen world famous surf spots along the coastline, the Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay is considered one of the most scenic courses in the world. “The Surfer’s Path is a celebration of beach life. We offer a laid back atmosphere, where runners enjoy the ocean air, stunning views, and sand between their toes,” says Race Director Tom Bradley. Now in its sixth year, the Surfer’s Path has established its Santa Cruz surf theme reputation that showcases the beauty of Santa Cruz County. “The courses travels the Surfer’s Path, passing some of the world’s most famous surf breaks. The miles melt away as runners enjoy majestic ocean and beachfront views,” Bradley adds. Runners start at the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, continue past...
Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic 2017

Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic 2017

Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic May 13, Santa Cruz Photo: David Smith Vintage Class Mountain Bike Racing at the inaugural Old Cabin Classic in 2016. Joey Stanwyck rolls through the finish, taking the win in Vintage Open class. Photo: David Smith Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) presents the second annual Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic at Wilder Ranch State Park. This cross country race is a throwback to the early days of mountain bike racing and homage to its iconic venue. The event testifies to the partnership between California State Parks and the Santa Cruz mountain biking community who are working together to make their local trails the best they can be. The race is being held as a benefit for mountain biking in Santa Cruz County. A significant portion of the proceeds is earmarked for trail development at Wilder Ranch – specifically for the the decommissioning of the...
Silicon Valley Bikes! 2017

Silicon Valley Bikes! 2017

Silicon Valley Bikes! 2017 May 7, San Jose Join Silicon Valley cyclists for a day of celebrating all things bicycle at the Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show’s third annual event. Enjoy a day of family fun that includes BMX stunt rider shows, roller racing, bike polo demonstrations, music, exhibitors, bike repair clinics, local artists and artisans, and a spectacular bicycle show. Meet Santa Clara Valley’s cycling clubs and riding groups, and check out the Cargo Bike Village, Artists Colony, bike repair clinics, and more. The kids’ area features games, prizes, face painting, helmet giveaways and room nearby for parents to take a breather while they enjoy food truck fare and craft beer. Admission is $5.00, $5.00 per show bike, and children ages two and under are admitted free. siliconvalleybikesfestival.org...
Sea Otter Classic 2017

Sea Otter Classic 2017

Sea Otter Classic 2017 April 20-23, Monterey Photo: Joe Spota Debuting in 1991 as the Laguna Seca Challenge with a total of 350 athletes and 150 spectators, the Sea Otter Classic is now regarded as the world’s premiere cycling festival hosting over 10,000 athletes and 65,000 fans. The “celebration of cycling” attracts professional and amateur athletes alike who make the annual pilgrimage to participate in some of the sport’s most competitive and enduring events. Mountain bike races include cross country, downhill, dual slalom and short track. Road cyclists compete in circuit, criterium, and road racing. Cyclocross and non-competitive events are also offered. The event hosts the largest consumer bike expo in North America, and features an international food court, entertainment, bike demos, stunt shows, and carnival activities for children. seaotterclassic.com Trials master Ryan Leech. Photo: Joe Spota Photo: Joe Spota Dual slalom. Photo: Joe Spota...
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