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Must-Do California Cycling Events in 2019

Must-Do California Cycling Events in 2019

Plan your next trip around one of these fun and challenging bike events
Posted 5 years agoby Jené Shaw

California is one of the few states where it’s feasible to ride a bike year-round, which makes it a perfect bikecation destination for leisurely riding, training camps, or challenging races during any season. These 2019 events below—which range from casual rides through the desert to long-distance mountain climbs—give any cycling enthusiast good reason to book a trip. And if watching the pros is more your speed, visit in May during Amgen Tour of California, America's premiere professional cycling event.

 

Winter

Discover the desert towns of the Coachella Valley during the Tour de Palm Springs on Feb. 9, which offers distances ranging from 9 to 102 miles. There’s even a 1.5 and 3-mile walk option so the whole family can join.

 

If you’re planning a trip to Los Angeles in 2019, don't miss the festive CicLAVia events, when various neighborhoods close down the streets to cars and allow cyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the open roads. The first event takes place on March 3 and includes food trucks, a beer garden, and repair station along the route.

 

On March 9, roll through the farm and vineyard-filled roads of the Santa Ynez Valley during the Solvang Century, Metric, and Half Century. Starting in the Danish Village of Solvang in the heart of Santa Bar