Temperatures are cooling, and the cycling events are heating up throughout the US. There are several off-road and road events planned in August and September. We've also found a few October events for you long-range planners. Enjoy!
6/12 Hours OF PANDO, Pando Ski Area, Rockford, MI, August 18
The 14th Annual 6/12 Hours of Pando will pit mixed teams, age groupers, and singlespeeders over the 4.5-mile course, followed by a 1 a.m. party. www.funpromotions.com.
24 Hours of Allamuchy, Boy Scout Camp at Mt. Allumchy, NJ, August 24
If last year's 450-rider turnout was any indication, the 14th Annual 24 Hours of Allamuchy will be a rolling party in New Jersey once again. www.24hoursofallamuchy.com.
24 Hours of Afton presented by Salsa Cycles, Afton Alps, MN, August 24
With over 600 feet of climbing each lap, the 24 Hours of Afton is challenging but not overwhelming, with a mix of single and double track. www.24hoursofafton.org.
12 Hours of Humboldt, Arcata Community Forest, Arcata, CA, August 25
The 8-mile course has 1,600 feet of climbing per lap, under the giant redwoods of the Arcata Community Forest. Solos will get preferred pits/parking. www.teambigfoot.net.
12 & 24 Hours of Drummond Island, Drummond Island Resort, Drummond Island, MI, September 1-2
Treat yourself to a bit of luxury instead of camping for 12 or 24 hours of racing on Drummond Island. www.funpromotions.com.
Whiskeytown Classic, Whiskeytown Lake, CA, September 7-8
Take part in the NorCal state championships series with short track and XC races. www.teambigfoot.net.
6/12 Hours Of Hanson Hills, Hanson Hills Rec. Area, Grayling, MI, September 15
Here's your chance to race in the 2007 Michigan Cup Endurance Series finals. www.funpromotions.com.
Churn & Burn 24-Hour MTB Relay Race, Brialee Camp Ground, Ashford, CT, September 15
The Churn & Burn will bring mountain bikers from all over New England to test their limits against the clock and each other in Eastern Connecticut. www.genesisadventures.com.
Tour of the White Mountains, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Lakeside, AZ, October 6
The 11th Annual Tour of the White Mountains showcases some of Pinetop & Lakeside Arizona's greatest mountain biking trails. www.epicrides.com/towm/towm.htm.
24 Hours at Albion: Hot August Nights presented by Sporting Life, Albion Hills Conservation Area, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, August 25
24 Hours at Albion provides riders a great chance to finish out the summer surrounded by great scenery, spectacular riding, and, above all, friends and family. www.chicoracing.com.
World Solo 24 Hours of Adrenalin, Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA, September 1
The 9th annual The World Solo 24 Hours of Adrenalin™ will see an international roster of solo athletes vying for honors in both the elite, age group and single speed categories. There's also a new Team category for 2007. www.24hoursofadrenalin.com.
Shenandoah Mountain 100, Stokesville Park, Harrisonburg , VA, September 2
The 9th Annual Shenandoah Mountain 100 is a challenging backcountry mountain bike race in Virginia's George Washington National forest on singletrack, doubletrack, fireroads with a bit of pavement. www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1415025.
Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, Hayward, WI, September 15
Choose from the 40 mile point-to-point race from Hayward to Cable, or race the 16-mile Short and Fat in the north woods of Wisconsin. www.cheqfattire.com/festival.html.
24 Hours of Adrenalin - Hurkey Creek Park #2, Idyllwild, CA, September 22
High desert, amazing scenery and great camping are all part of the Hurkey Creek Park race in the 24 Hours of Adrenalin series.
24 Hours of Landahl, Landahl Park, Jackson County, MO, September 23
Landahl Park offers hard-packed single-track with several limestone rock outcropping formations, making this course challenging and scenic. grannygear.com.
24 Hours of Moab, Moab, UT, October 13
The 12th Annual 24 Hours of Moab hosts more than 5,000 racers, support crews and spectators in a Mars-like venue known for its challenging slickrock. grannygear.com.
24 Hours of Adrenalin - Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA, October 13
Here's your chance to race on the only Olympic mountain bike course in North America. www.24hoursofadrenalin.com.
Tour de Cure Colorado, Longmont, CO, August 25
Whether you're an avid of beginning cyclist, choose from a 12-mile, 31-mile, 62-mile or 100-mile ride through the picturesque, scenic-back roads of Colorado to support a good cause. tour.diabetes.org.
Best Buddies Challenge, San Simeon, CA, September 7
Join Axel Merckx and others to support a good cause and ride down the PCH to Hearst Castle. Food and Cheap Trick await at the finish! hearstcastle.kintera.org.
Aspen/Snowmass Ride for the Cure, Aspen, CO, September 8
the Ride, the only century ride in the country dedicated to breast cancer fundraising, covers 100 of the most beautiful and challenging miles imaginable, ascending three times to altitudes of over 9,000 feet. 2007aspensnowmassride.kintera.org.
Transportation Alternatives' New York City Century Bike Tour, New York, NY, September 9
Riding the mean streets of New York City with 5,000 other cyclists helps expand the greenway system to make the streets more bike friendly for everyone. www.nyccentury.org.
Tour Des Lacs, Spokane, WA, September 15
The 17th Annual Tour des Lacs offers varying distances plus a chance to see the lake on an optional cruise. www.roundandround.com.
Minneapolis Bike Tour, Minneapolis, MN, September 16
The family-friendly Minneapolis Bike Tour welcomes cyclists of all skill levels on a closed course. www.minneapolisbiketour.com.
Hub On Wheels/Bike to Bridge Boston, City Hall Plaza, Boston, Mass, September 23
Take part in Boston's only city-wide sponsored bicycling event and ride. www.active.com.
Durango Fall Blaze Bicycle Tour with Tom Danielson (Discovery Channel), Durango, CO, September 29
Join American road pro Tom Danielson to benefit the Tom Danielson Cycling Scholarship Fund for the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team. www.durangofallblaze.com.
Waves to Wine MS Bike Tour, San Francisco, CA, September 29
A fully-supported, two-day bike tour traveling from San Francisco to Healdsburg to support the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS). www.wavestowine.org.
Six Gap Century/Three Gap Fifty Bicycle Ride, Dahlonega, GA, September 30
The 19th Annual Six Gap Century offers more than 10,700 feet of climbing on the 100-mile course, up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia Mountains. www.dahlonega.org.
© BikeRadar 2007