On Tap: This Weekend’s Cycling Events

This weekend features several great cycling events to participate in or spectate at!

The SoCalCross Prestige Series is back in action this weekend on October 22-23 with the Casitas Cross Weekend being held at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in Ventura. Riders can Camp, Cross and FIsh for a weekend of Fun!

There are also several Fun Rides and Gran Fondos that will be held on October 22nd throughout Southern California that offer excellent routes and a fun day of riding including: the Orange County Ride For AIDS (OCRA), Santa Barbara 100, Gran Fondo Santa Clarita and the Patriot Ride For Our Heroes.

The Orange County Ride For AIDS (OCRA) is a fully supported one day ride (not a race) through some of Orange County’s most breathtaking scenery. OCRA offers Century (100 miles), Metric Century (62 miles) and Taste of OCRA (30 miles) rides starting in Irvine at the William R. Mason Regional Park. The route travels through the hills and towns of South OC with amazing stretches along the ocean and open spaces.

The Santa Barbara 100 takes place in one of the most beautiful and challenging locations in the United States. There are four different courses to suit every cyclist’s ability with each course offering a world class Santa Barbara cycling experience.  Distances include 100 miles (with Gibraltar time trial), 100k, 34 mile and new 100k+Gibraltar (with Gibraltar time trial).

The Patriot Ride For Our Heroes benefits local charities associated with Active Military, Veterans, Fire, & Police and features 10, 30, 50 & 100 mile rides to choose from, as well as a walk that begins in beautiful Indian Wells, CA.

New this year is the Gran Fondo Santa Clarita, which is a one-day, chip-timed event which will bring together cyclists who seek to challenge themselves on the beautiful roads, rolling hills, and mountains of Santa Clarita Valley and beyond. The Gran Fondo Santa Clarita offers the following distances:  100 miles, 60 miles and a 20 mile Family Fun Route.

Visit SoCalCycling.com’s Event Calendars for upcoming Road Racing Events,  Mountain Bike, Cyclo-Cross & Gravel Events,  Fun Rides, Gran Fondos & Tours and Pro Road Tour (PRT) Events throughout the year to find great cycling events to participate in or spectate.

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