Bike around the Buttes started in 1984 by a man named Leroy Ervin,
a type 2 diabetic. The original ride was from Yuba City to the
Redding/Red Bluff area, but it was quickly deemed to be too long and
intense for the average rider. So we are keeping the ride alive and local.
Today’s ride consists of three courses around the Sutter Buttes.
We have a 20, 40, 65, and a 100 mile course.
Our ride comes with rest stops along the way, support and gear vehicles
in case of emergency, and includes a spaghetti lunch and live music after the ride.
All proceeds stay locally and benefit diabetics in our community.
The 20 mile course—The Lil Scoop
Start Time:8:30-10 AM
The Lil Scoop ride is an easy course that is great for families and beginners
that are looking for a nice ride on the bike trail then through the country as you follow Pass Road right by
the Buttes. There is one rest stop for this ride at the half way mark.
The 40 mile course—The Classic Scoop
Start Time: 7:30-8:30 AM
The Classic Scoop is designed for a more seasoned rider, looking for a fun and slightly challenging,
beautiful ride around the buttes. Following some of the old stage coach route from Colusa to Sutter,
this course takes you along Pass Road, N Butte Rd & Cockerill Rd.
This ride offers beautiful vistas of the Buttes all along your journey.
There are three rest stops along the way fully stocked to help keep you going.
The 100 mile course- Double Scoop with Nuts (The Century)
Start Time: 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
The Century course is designed for the avid, experienced rider. It is composed of the scenic view
of the Buttes with four rest stops along the way fully stocked.
Enjoy a tour of the best views Meridian has to offer.
You will get to enjoy riding around the beautiful Sutter Buttes twice.
Once you reach the finish line, enjoy a massage (for a donation) with this ride, as well as specialty
energy sustaining foods such as GU Gel at our rest stops.
Our Century map has even been redesigned to be an excellent resource to the expert cyclist.
Que clips are available for purchase on our Product Page.
Day of Ride Registration is always available!
This year's merchandise include standard event t-shirt, Century shirts, Cue Clips, bracelets and past t-shirts !
Check out our products page for more information!