Hello, October. September recently showed us that we can go from century-topping heat to pouring rain in a matter of a few days. What do you have in store for us? Whatever you dish out, we’ll be out there cycling! (Note: Be sure to take the family out for a ride to check out the Halloween decorations.)
Longtime readers know how much I adore the Coyote Creek Cycling Classic, which returns Oct. 12. The CCCC is the perfect event to get your pedaling progeny pumped about bicycling events:
• Very doable rides! CCCC offers 10-, 25- and 50-mile options.
• Very safe routes! The 10- and 25-mile options travel the beautiful (and mostly flat) Coyote Creek Trail.
• Very rewarding! Face it, who doesn’t love a post-ride meal and shwag like shirts and patches? Think of the pride felt when walking into work or the classroom, rocking that CCCC T-shirt!
One week later, on Oct. 19, another area favorite returns: the Discovery Classic, this year staging out of Paicines. This year’s two choices are a challenging 100K Gravel Grinder ride and a lovely 40-mile Vineyard Tour, which promises cyclists “some of California’s most scenic landscapes on a fully supported event.” Riders will also feel rewarded that a portion of the Discovery Classic proceeds go to benefit San Benito County youths.
Save the Dates
Oct. 12: Coyote Creek Cycling Classic, Morgan Hill—svmbc.org
Oct. 12: Wine & Roses Ride, Templeton—wineandrosesride.com
Oct. 13: Biketoberfest, Fairfax—marinbike.org
Oct. 13: Mount Diablo Challenge, Danville—mountdiablochallenge.org
Oct. 19: Discovery Classic Bike Event, Hollister—discoveryclassic.org
Oct. 26: Wheels for Meals Ride, Pleasanton—tinyurl.com/yyv2vt7x
Nov. 3: Cycle of Hope,Palo Alto—habitatebsv.org
Nov. 3: Giro D’Vino, Acampo—deltavelo.com
Curt “Cycle Guy” Hentschke has pedaled more than 60,000 miles of South Valley and San Benito County trails. Send your cycle celebrations to [email protected] Check for last minute changes before attending.