5 Sporting Events In California To Check Out Cycling USA Sundried

While California is stunning all year long, there’s no better time than summer to get outside and get active! These five events all across the state will get your blood flowing in no time.

San Diego Triathlon Classic

Saturday, September 9, 2017

NTC Park in Liberty Station San Diego, CA 92106

You’ve worked. You’ve trained. You’ve sweated. Now watch it all pay off! Choose from the Sprint Course or the more challenging Olympic Course. The swimming will take you into the San Diego Bay, while the cycling course runs through the Point Loma Naval Base and the running portion finishes the afternoon with the beautiful course through NTC Park.

Never competed in a triathlon before? It’s a great way to get your fitness up and get involved before taking the big jump. Best of all, the proceeds go to support research, education, and support for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. What’s better than helping your body and helping others at the same time?

San Diego Triathlon Classic Swimming Wetsuit

Beachmania

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Bayshore at 5415 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA  90803

Beaches aren’t just for surfing anymore! Take it easy with a 5k or 10k race on some of Southern California’s most iconic coastline, or opt for a traditional marathon or half-marathon. Instead of following a linear course, runners go back and forth along a section of designated beach area. Stay cool with the ocean breeze, plenty of water fountains, and of course, the beautiful scenic views. All finishers receive a medal.

Windmill Century

Saturday, July 15, 2017

1150 W Foster Road Orcutt, CA 93455

Not only is this great exercise and a fundraiser for a great cause, it’s also a stunning trip through the open roads of Wine Country. Not up for a full century? No worries: metric centuries and quarter centuries are also part of the event. Registration fee includes a commemorative t-shirt, maps, routes markings, rest stops, and barbecue at the route’s end! That’s right…barbecue! Choose from beef, chicken, or vegetable, and enjoy a tasty reward for a job well done.  Net proceeds from the Windmill Century are donated to bike safety initiatives in local elementary schools.

Pier To Peak Half Marathon

Sunday, September 3, 2017

State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Billed as “the world’s toughest half marathon,” this run isn’t for the faint of heart due to a course that takes runners to an elevation of 3996 feet. The trail starts at Stearns Wharf and carries on through the city of Santa Barbara all the way into Los Padres National Forest with some truly stunning views of the South Coast along the way. Perfect for experienced runners hungry for something outside the ordinary! All finishers get a finisher's t-shirt and a commemorative coin.

Diablo Trail Run

Sunday, August 27, 2017

96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton CA 94517

Diablo offers something for athletes at all levels: choose from the 4-mile course, the 10-mile course, a half-marathon, a full marathon, and the 50k run, all through Diablo State Park in Clayton, California. The 4-mile course keeps a relatively steady elevation in Mitchell Canyon though the longer courses do get mountainous. Runners will take in the park atmosphere and savour unique views of the San Francisco Bay and the surrounding valleys. Pre-registration includes a t-shirt; finishers will receive a custom medal and 50k finishers will also receive a custom coaster.

California’s vast and varied landscapes make it a state like no other. What better way to experience it than by getting out and seeing it for yourself? Trust us, it’s good for the body and the soul.

About the author: JT Lyons grew up riding the canyons of San Diego on his single speed Huffy. Some time in between falling in love with his Huffy and the 200+ triathlons he's competed in, JT created the San Diego Triathlon Classic. Find out more on their website.

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