Sat October 2 - Sun October 3 Fresno, CA 93721 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready

Half Marathon

10/03 7:00AM PDT

10k Run

10/03 7:00AM PDT

Rock and Run 5k

10/03 7:05AM PDT

Sorry, our Bike Events have SOLD-OUT.  However, our run events are still open.

We are STILL celebrating our 10th year!  The California Classic Half Marathon and the California Classic Century rides are on the same weekend, giving you the option to do one event or both in our Michelob ULTRA Challenge!  

Join us Saturday October 2nd, 2021 as we will host 2,000 riders as they get to experience the ONLY bike ride that closes a freeway! And NOW an “Official Event of the 2021 GRAN FONDO WORLD TOUR®”.  Then on Sunday October 3rd, 2021 we will host 2,000 runners in our Half Marathon, 10k and 5k Run as participants run through African Adventure in Fresno Chaffee Zoo, with a grand finish along home-plate inside Chukchansi Stadium. Or choose our Rock and Run 5k, it doesn't go through the Zoo, but has all of the other benefits of the Half Marathon.  

The Outdoor Food Fest & Fitness Expo is Friday, October 1st at Riverview Shopping Center,  9447 N Fort Washington Rd, Fresno, CA 93730 from 11am to 6pm!

Deadline for all transfers is midnight Sunday Sept 26th. 

10k Zoo Run

We have replaced our Relay with a 10k Zoo Run! No more just one runner gets to run through the Zoo! This point-to-point 6.2 mile run starts right outside the Chaffee Zoo, travels through the Zoo as it winds its way back through Downtown Fresno where you finish in grand-style along home-plate inside of Chukchansi Park. Yes all 10k runners will get to join the half marathon runners as they run in amazement through the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and gaze at all of the beautiful animals!  10k Runners will be bused from Chukchansi Park to the Zoo where they will start at the same time as the half marathon back at Chukchansi Park.


Ride the Final Tour!

Whether you are biking in our Mini Metric - 35 mile, Metric - 60 mile or Century - 100 mile course you will bike 10 miles on a closed freeway.  Yes the freeway is closed to traffic just for you!  This unique ride is the only ride in California that actually closes a freeway just for the riders!

 Century Course
 Metric Course
 Mini Metric Course


“Official Event of the 2021 GRAN FONDO WORLD TOUR®”
Gran Fondo meaning... Big Ride! The 2021 California Classic Weekend Rides have been chosen to be one of only two rides in the US to be included in the 2021 Gran Fondo World Tour! Would you like to see the world by participating in Gran Fondos in many different countries? Learn more about the Gran Fondo World Tour HERE!

Rock n Run 5k

The Rock n Run 5k is a family event and for those who aren't quite up to a 10k or half marathon but still want the run/party experience!   You will run or walk through Downtown Fresno and rock to the sounds of Rock n Roll. This event does not go through the Zoo but does Finish along home plate inside of Chukchansi Park. 5k finisher's will receive ALL the amenities that our half marathon and 10k participants receive including our custom finisher's medallion.


Michelob Ultra Challenge

Are you up for the MICHELOB ULTRA CHALLENGE?Image


If you participate in any of the Bike events on Saturday and then any of the Run events on Sunday you will have completed the Michelob Ultra Challenge and receive a newly designed runner/biker hat AND your finisher medals interlock! 




2020 & 2021 California Classic Century Jersey revealed!
Proceeds from the sale of Jerseys benefit Off the Front.
Bike Jersey Sales are OPEN NOW! 




New Safari Pin Every Year!

Each year we add a new Safari Animal Pin. In 2018 we featured the tiger, 2019 it was the Giraffe. For 2020/2021 we are highlighting the Elephant.  If you haven't already, now is a good time to start a collection of amazing animals that are located at the Chaffee Zoo.   All runners will receive their Elephant pin to add to their collection at the Health and Fitness Expo when they pick up their bib number, shirt, and other items.  


Half-Marathon, 10k and Bike Participants receive:

  • Chip Timing Run & Bike

  • Breakfast Burritos provided by Bobby Salazar Mexican Restaurant (Champlain & Perrin) for the Runners on Sunday and BBQ Chicken for the Riders on Saturday

  • Gender specific Technical Shirts

  • Free Photo Downloads

  • Text Results

  • Pacers for Runners (Pace Groups of 130, 140, 150, 200, 210, 220, 230)

  • CASH awards for overall Half Marathon winners!

  • Participant Tracking for Run and Bike

  • Cooling towels at the finish line

  • Finisher's Medallion - Bike and Run Medals interlock!

  • Beer Garden (21 and over)

  • Hot Fudge Sundae 

  • Finisher's Certificate

  • Personalized bib for all Run events

  • Safari collector's pin for all Run events

5k Participants Receive ALL amenities except they will not run through the Zoo.

Bike & Run Medallions

Every year our medallions interlock if you participate in both days.  2021 medallions will stick to that tradition where both medallions have magnets on the back to hold them together.  


Are you a VIP?

If you are ready to enjoy one of California’s most unique bike rides or runs NOW you have an opportunity to do it in style! We’re rolling out the red carpet for those who want a little more luxury from their California Classic Weekend experience.  Whether you are up for a 1 or 2 day VIP Experience now is the time to indulge yourself.  Click HERE to find out more!

Food Fest & Fitness Expo

Packet Pickup and
"Pre Race Carb-Load Stop"

Our Outdoor Food Fest & Fitness Expo is where you will pick up your race packet including your race number, bike tag, event shirt and goodie bag.  Stay and do a little shopping and then get your Carbs at our "Pre Race Carb-Load Stations.  Vendors click HERE

Date: October 1, 2021
Time: 11am to 6pm
Place: Riverview Shopping Center
            9447 N Fort Washington Rd #106, Fresno, CA 93730

Chukchansi Park
1800 Tulare St
Fresno, CA US 93721
Race Contact Info

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the California Classic Weekend.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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