The Chico Velo Wildflower Century is an excellent ride for exploring Butte County. With seven different route options, the longest being 125 miles, riders will have an opportunity to ride through eight different towns through a very scenic Butte County in springtime. If you are traveling to participate in the Wildflower Century, we encourage you to explore the area and enjoy all of the beauty the area has to offer. To help you uncover some fun activities to do before and after the ride check out the options we have listed here.
Visit Downtown Chico! Chico has a thriving downtown with plenty of food options and unique stores to check out. Downtown Chico is only a few miles from the Silverdollar Fairgrounds, a quick bike ride, or drive.
Note: Be sure to lock your bicycle up. Chico is a beautiful area, but unfortunately we are not immune to bike theft. More information on Downtown Chico here.
The Wildflowers on Table Mountain
Driving into Chico from the South on 99 or 70? If you have the time, Check out Table Mountain! The Wildflowers will be in full bloom and beautiful! Enjoy an easy hike around Table Mountain and stretch your legs out! More information on Table Mountain here.
Explore Bidwell Park
Explore Bidwell Park! Chico has one of the largest city parks in the United States! Springtime is a great time to visit the park! Looking for an easy adventure, stroll through lower park and visit Sycamore Pool. Feeling more adventurist? Go for a hike or mountain bike ride in Upper Bidwell Park. Trails are open year round to hiking, but if you are considering mountain biking in the Park, make sure to check that the trails are open before you head out on your adventure. More about Bidwell Park here, Map of Bidwell Park here
Explore Butte County
Looking for More to do?! Check out Explore Butte County here