A great mode of transportation and exercise, bicycling can also offer great opportunities for community and outdoor adventure. Below find options for recreational and sport-level biking.



US Bicycle Route System. Adventure Cycling Association offers a growing collection of regionally & nationally significant bicycling routes online; take virtual tours of more than 11,000 miles of U.S. bicycle routes nation-wide. (800) 755-2453.



Annual Biking Events

Challenge Fondo 100; Durham. Annual in Sep. Offers  100, 65, 50, 30 mi. flat & 20 mi. flat fun rides.

Chico Bicycle Music Festival. Annual in Jun. Fun for all ages, this nonprofit event promoting bicycling features a bike-powered music stage, community rides & much more.

Tour ‘de Chocolate; Paradise. Three routes to choose from (8, 15 & 25 mi.) all include chocolate treats & raise funds for youth organizations. Annual in May at the Paradise Community Park. (530) 342-4896.

Velo-Love Ride; Gridley. Annual in Feb. This 40, 60, or 100 mi. adventure, starting from the Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley, takes you past the Grey Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, through blossoming orchards & past the famous Sutter Buttes. A mostly flat ride.

Wildflower Century Ride; Chico. Annual in Apr. Regularly listed in Bicycling magazine as a Top Ten Century. Offers 30, 60, 65, 100 & 128 mi. tracks.

Updated September 2017 RD
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Updated: Sep 10, 2017 @ 12:44 pm