Welcome to the Motherlode Century! This amazing bicycling event will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014. Our mission is to provide you the best bicycle event Northern California has to offer.  We hope your positive experience here will not only compel you to participate every year, but will also entice you to return to enjoy a river trip, wine tasting or the many products this bountiful area has to offer.

This century bike ride benefits the Friends of  El Dorado Trail, building a trail from South Lake Tahoe to Folsom!

The Motherlode is conveniently staged in the springtime foothills of the Gold Country, and offers five ride options from 28 leisurely to 97 challenging miles.  Please see our Routes page for maps and descriptions.

The start/finish is located in the beautiful Coloma Valley just downstream of the gold discovery site that brought the 49′ers west.  Our host camp is Earthtrek Expeditions located in Lotus, CA on the South Fork of the American River. http://www.motherlodecentury.com/