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Chico Velo Wildflower Century
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Notice: 2020 Wildflower Century Ride has been POSTPONED

From Chico Velo 3/12/20:

Following the news concerning COVID-19 and public health authorities’ advice to avoid large crowds and practice social distancing, we have come to the difficult decision to postpone their 2020 Wildflower Century Ride scheduled for April 25-26, 2020 to a later date in 2020 when there is less risk to traveling and gathering. This was a very difficult decision for us to make.

While there are no known cases COVID-19 in Butte County at this time, there is nothing more important to us than the collective health and wellness of our volunteers as well as our local and regional cycling communities.

It is with our community in mind that we have decided to postpone the 2020 Wildflower Century.

Hundreds of our community members volunteer to host the thousands of visitors during the event weekend and we don’t feel comfortable asking anyone to put themselves in a potentially high-risk situation for us.

We will be communicating directly with volunteers, partners, and registered riders in regards to next steps and a rescheduling plan as it develops.

For updates and more information, contact velo@chicovelo.org.


The Chico Velo Wildflower Century first began in 1981 on a very rainy day with a handful of riders and one route option. Today the ride attracts thousands of riders from all over the world partaking in one of seven different route options ranging from 12 miles to 125 miles throughout scenic Butte County in the springtime. Riders challenge themselves with hill climbs and/or enjoy flat roads through the almond orchards.

Chico Velo strives to create a memorable rider experience for all Wildflower Century participants. With a strong emphasis on food, the running joke with this ride and the locals is that you actually gain weight on this ride and not lose due to all the delicious food options. The Wildflower Century is truly a ride to be enjoyed no matter the route you choose to ride.

All proceeds from the Chico Velo Wildflower Century go directly toward Chico Velo's Outreach and Advocacy.

Early registration ends February 28, 2020. Pre-registration deadline is midnight, April 24, 2020 for online or faxed; postmarked April 24, 2020 for mail-in forms. On-site registrations will be accepted as long as space is available on the ride.

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