Bike around the Buttes was started in 1984 by a man named Leroy Ervin,
a type 1 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.
All of our proceeds stay locally and go to directly benefit diabetics in our community.
Today’s ride consists of three courses around the Sutter Buttes.
We have a 17.5 mile course, a 40 mile course, 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 BBQ lunch and live music after the ride.
The 17.5 mile course—The Fun Ride
Start Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The fun ride is an easy course that is great for families and beginners
that are looking for a nice ride through the country as you follow Pass Road right through
the Buttes. There is one rest stop for this ride at the half way marker.
The 40 mile course—The Classic
Start Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The classic course is designed for a more seasoned rider, looking for a fun and slightly challenging,
beautiful ride around the buttes. Following the old stage coach route from Colusa to Sutter, this
course takes you along Pass Road, 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—The Century
Start Time: 6:30a.m. to 7:55 a.m.
The Century course is designed for the avid, experienced rider. It is comprised of a 60 mile
and 40 mile loop with five rest stops along the way. Enjoy a tour of the best views Meridian
has to offer, ride along the Sacramento River, then take in all the beautiful views of the
40 mile ride to round out your experience. There is a complementary 5 minute
after ride massage included with this ride, as well as specialty energy sustaining
foods such as GU Gel at our rest stops. Our Century map has even been refined to be an
excellent resource to the expert cyclist.
Day of Ride Registration is always available!
This year our merchandise will be expanding from the standard event t-shirt, to include jerseys, Century shirts and more!
Check out our products page for more information!