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This page maintains a calendar list of bicycle events in the Inland Empire. The list contains a brief description and who to contact. If a web link exists, then it will be included in the information about that ride event.

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Tour de Palm Springs - January 21, 2017

Tour de Palm Springs. 5, 20, 50 & 100 mile loops. For a date and info for next year, connect to their web page above, call (760) 770-4626 or Fax (760) 328-5538. Their email is "".

26th Annual Redlands Classic -- April 5 to 9, 2017

This great classic event consist of several stages of Pro/Cat 1-2 races as well as several other category races and several public events. Many of the races and public events have amply spectator opportunities. Some of the nations best cycling athletes and teams come to meet the challenge of the stages and the hospitality of the Inland Empire. If you have not had the chance to view bicycle racers up close and personal, then here is a tradition of great racing in our own back yard. The stages include many of the communities of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

53th Annual Hemet Century and Double Century -- April 15, 2017

This event was started is 1965 and is the second oldest double century. The double century is constructed from two different century loops in a figure eight pattern. Both centuries are available as a single century. The first century is an good beginner century and the second century starts at the moderate level and becomes an easy century after mile 25. The start/finish is at the center of the figure eight, which is at the Motel 6 on West Florida Ave, Hemet. For more information, an application, maps, directions and much more go to the Web site above this paragraph.

Mission Inn Century -- Sunday, November 20 2016 (tentative)

Thirty Three Annual Mission Inn Century. Chere are three loops: 25, 50 and 100 miles. This event is informal with no support and NO fees. The route passes through several areas where food and water are available. You will receive a completion pin until the supply is exhausted. The event has been done with this informal style in 1990 and from 1994 to the present. Contact: Watrous' Cycling Enterprises at (951) 686-7539. All participants are required to sign a waiver/release and wear an ANSI or Snell approved Helmet. Time: 7:30 AM. Location: Main Street Mall between University Ave. and Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, California.

Rose Parade Ride -- Wednesday, January 1, 2017

Twenty Five Annual Rose Parade Ride. Since 1993, we invite you to come join us for a very different type of ride and a marvelous way to start a new year. Everyone has a fun day and a great time. There are four loops: 25, 56, 98 and 112 miles. The start locations and riding pace levels are (1) Citrus College, Glendora [leisure pace], (2) Competitive Edge Bike Shop, Upland [intermediate pace], (3) Rialto Senior Center, Rialto [brisk pace] and (4) Mission Inn, Riverside [brisk pace]. This event was first done in 1993 by Jim Watrous and a few friends. There are NO fees and no support stops. The route is mostly flat with no real hills. There is little or no traffic along this route. We ride to Sierra Madre and Colorado Blvd in Pasadena, which is near the end of the parade and watch it up close and in vivid color on Sierra Madre. The crows are minimal and the viewing is great. AT 12:00 pm or the end of the parade (which ever comes first), we go to a nearby restaurant and enjoy a great lunch before returning to our start locations. Contact: Riverside Bicycle Club or Watrous' Cycling Enterprises at (951) 686-7539. All participants are required to sign a waiver/release and wear an ANSI or Snell approved Helmet. Start Times: 7:45 AM for location (1), 6:40 AM for location (2), 5:50 AM for location (3) and 5:30 AM for location (4). Other start locations can be added. Each longer distance group picks up the next group and the pace is slowed down for the new group. Our goal is to arrive in Pasadena at the viewing location by 9:00 AM as a group

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 The cities included in this page are Pomona, Ontario, Chino, Corona, San Dimas, Walnut, Claremont, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Rialto, Colton, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Temecula, Rainbow, Fallbrook, Murrieta, Murrieta Hot Springs, Sun City, Windchester, Hemet, San Jacinto, Idyllwild, Anza, Banning, Beaumont, Cherry Valley and Yucaipa. Also included to the North are the cities of Victorville, Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley, Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, Lake Arrowhead and Crestline. The cities included to the east are Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley, 29 Palms, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, Indio and El Central.