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 7 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. Learn more about all Chico Velo does HERE
New for 2019! Roots Catering will be providing the post ride, rider meal. Check out the menu HERE. We are trying something new and offering up a little something special in lieu of a rider bag. All participants will receive a tool kit and a commemorative pin for the event.