Frequently Asked Questions
Are Electric Bikes allowed?
Yes. Electric-assist bikes are welcome and are treated as normal riders. Rest Areas will be opened and closed based on the speed of normal riders
When and How do I sign-up for the 2023 ride?
You can sign-up here, at BikearoundtheButtes.com, by downloading the mail-in form, or visiting our "Registration" page and click on the link to Active.com or by coming to the "Day of" Registration booth on the day of the Ride. Register early as the prices get higher as the ride approaches.
How do I get to the Sutter Youth Organization (SYO) Building so I can check in and ride?
Check out our map above to get turn by turn directions to our starting location.
Take Hwy 20 West from Yuba City or East from Interstate 5, turn North on Acacia Ave. The building is located across the street and just past Sutter High School at the corner of Acacia Ave and Butte House Road. Parking is available at the high school. You will be directed where to park when you enter the lot.
Where can I find the map for the ride?
GPS link on "Registration" page or the "Route" page.
How difficult are the courses really? (Hilly or Flat)
All courses contain a 7 mile stretch of rolling hills. These slight hills make a total modest incline of 350 ft with a maximum grade of 3%. The 100 mile course is detailed on the Century map.
What is at the Rest Stops?
In addition to our friendly volunteers, each rest stop has a variety of energy sustaining foods. While each rest stop will vary slightly, you will generally find water, Gatorade, oranges, kiwis, bananas, rice cakes, peanut butter, energy bars, licorice. Every rest stop is equipped with bathrooms, sunscreen, a first aid kit, and a radio support person (SAG). Rest stops on the longer routes will also have sports drinks, GU Gel, garlic potatoes and energy bars!
Will there be help for riders on the courses?
All courses will have drivers touring with the riders to react to safety concerns. Each will have cell phones and a HAM Radio operator connected to our Safety Officer. They are able to load up and transport disabled bikes and riders.
What's for Lunch?
The French Whisk is serving Power Bowls of local steamed rice topped with grilled vegetables and your choice of beef or chicken and their own special sauces.
Where can I stay while I am visiting?
Hampton Inn & Suites, 1375 Sunsweet Blvd. Yuba City, Ca. (530) 751-1714 or
Best Western Yuba City Inn, 894 W.Onstott Rd. Yuba City, CA. (530) 674-1650