Canyon Classic Century

Event Date

Sat, Jun 14, 2014


Patterson, CA

About This Activity

Pedal on over and enjoy this beautiful ride through orchards, vineyards, foothills, and canyons of Central California.   Challenge yourself with our route up Mt. Hamilton to Lick Observatory!

Event schedule and times

Quarter Century—approx. 25 miles
A family fun ride through the valley floor north to the town of Grayson. Great for children and beginners. <br><br>
Metric Century—approx. 64 miles
Journey approximately  64 miles on a moderately strenuous ride through valley farmlands lush with springtime growth.  Climb into the Del Puerto Canyon to Frank Raines Park then back down the canyon and south to Diablo Grande Golf Course.  After a rest stop return to Patterson.
Canyon Classic Century—approx. 110  miles 
Travel through Stanislaus, Santa Clara, San Joaquin and Contra Costa Counties on a beautiful and challenging ride.  You will journey through valley farmlands and climb 5,500’ up Del Puerto Canyon.  The ride then proceeds along San Antonio Valley Road for lunch in picturesque Livermore Valley vineyards before beginning the Corral Hollow climb on the return to Patterson.
Mt. Hamilton/Lick Observatory Climb: 
Travel approximately 91 miles through valley farm lands and up Del Puerto Canyon.  The ride then proceeds down to San Antonio Valley Road and journeys south and up to the summit of Mt. Hamilton to the historic Lick Observatory.  Enjoy a great view of the valley and indulge in a wonderful lunch before proceeding back down to Patterson.
Topographical maps will be posted at the start and finish of the for your review.  You can also view the maps at our website at

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