Thu., June 22
Greater Danville Open Invitational Golf Tournament. Join the Rotary Club of Danville for a day of championship-level golf. 11:30 a.m. at Poppy Ridge in Livermore. Price includes box lunch and dinner at the clubhouse. To sign up or become a sponsor, call Tony Leonard at 925-837-3716 or Jeff Behring at 925-648-3829.
Fri., June 23
Prairie City Race Series. This mountain bike race in Folsom attracts competitors from across Northern California. More info: RaceMtBikes.com or 916-988-0683.
Tahoe Rim Trail 165-Mile Segment Hikes. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association offers the chance to join its prestigious 165-Mile Club by hiking the trail's entire 165 miles in eight segments. New 165ers get a signed certificate, a pin, a rocker, and recognition on the association's Web site and newsletter any accompanying pet or companion animal also gets recognition. To sign up for guided hikes or get more info, visit TahoeRimTrail.com or call 775-298-0012. Sat., June 24
The Best of the Bay. Cycle through some of the most beautiful and difficult ninety miles in the Bay Area, with panoramic bay views, miles of untouched hills, and redwood forests. 84/100 miles; preregistration only. For more info, visit CherryCityCyclists.org or call 510-357-3045 ext.11.
Giro di Peninsula. Ride like the Italians at the 2006 Giro di Peninsula at Bay Meadows Race course in San Mateo. All proceeds go to help Bay Area people with developmental disabilities and their families. Four different courses available: 100K, 70K, 30K, 30K EZ. Early registration $35 per adult. For more info or to register, visit FestaFoundation.org/giro.html
Kulture Shock Car Show. Car show competition at Lake County Fairgrounds, Lakeport, hosted by the Los Diablos Car Club. For rules, registration, and accommodations, visit KultureShockCarShow.com or call 707-263-3283.
Lakeport Auto Races. All sorts of cars modifieds, mini Stocks, street Stocks, bombers, and Cruisers compete in Silver Circle Volkswagen's Trek around the Track. 7 p.m., $9 children and $12 adults. For more info, visit LakeportSpeedway.com or call 707-274-2844.
Nor-Cal Boat & Ski Club Circle Ski Race. Skiers compete on two-mile course starting from Lucerne Harbor launch facility in Lucerne, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info and tickets, visit NWSRA.net or call Bonnie Sears at 707-263-1848.
San Jose Triathlon. Starting at 8:00 a.m., this two-day event begins with a 500-yard swim in Lake Almaden, followed by a ten-mile mountain bike ride and 3.1-mile run. On-site registration starts at 6:30 a.m. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
VW by the Lake. A Volkswagen car show at Lakeport from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with winners' promenade, swap meet, Trek-Around-the-Track at the Lakeport Raceway, and tailgate party at the drive-in. For more info, visit VWLakeCounty.com or call 707-274-1987.
Sun., June 25
Burlingame Criterium. A fast, technical racecourse: three right turns, one left turn, and one sweeper before the straight to the finish line. Race begins downtown at 1160 Burlingame Ave., 7:00 a.m. Online registration closes June 23. Sixth annual kids' ride starts at 10:20 a.m. For more info, visit BurlingameCriterium.com
Race Across Marin. The race runs from Bodega Bay (starting at 800 Hwy 1) to the Golden Gate through Tomales, Marshall, Point Reyes Station, and Olema before ascending Mount Tamalpais a 51-mile road-bike segment followed by an 16-mile trail run. The run takes competitors through Mount Tamalpais State Park, Muir Beach, Tennessee Valley, and the Marin Headlands to finish in the shadow of the Golden Gate. Entry fees: $200 per person solo; $125 per person relay. Hurry, only 100 racers can enter. To register, visit EnviroSports.com or call 415-868-1829.
Fri., June 30
Prairie City Race Series. See June 23.
Sat., July 1
Clear Lake International Worm Races. Enter your own highly trained, expertly disciplined earthworm in this internationally known competition for a shot at stardom. Held at Austin Park, 14077 Lakeshore D., Clear Lake, the worm race is part of the city's Independence Day Festivities. For more info, visit ClearLakeChamber.com or call 707-994-3600.
Sun., July 2
1/8 and 7/2 Lake Merced Run. Tackle this 4.6-mile paved loop around Lake Merced in San Francisco for a $5 registration fee. Meet in the Sunset Blvd. parking lot at 9 a.m. For more info, visit DSERunners.com or call 415-978-0837.
Vacaville Gran Prix. Cyclists face off on a 1.1-mile course around downtown Vacaville. Events include a one-to-two-lap kids' race (free), a three-lap team relay, and a thirty-lap Men's Elite challenge. Register at Gold's Gym (Parker and Main sts.), starting at 7 a.m. For more info, visit VeloPromo.com or call 209-533-4996.
Tue., July 4
Pleasant Hill Firecracker 5K Run Walk. Three laps on a flat course along the July 4 parade route. Run starts at 8:15 a.m. in downtown Pleasant Hill. Kids' dash, a 100-yard sprint, starts at 8:00 a.m. Register in front of Fleet Feet Sports, 45 Crescent Dr. For more info, visit FleetFeetPleasantHill.com or call 925-827-4772.
2006 Davis Fourth of July Criterium. Bike races on a 0.7-mile loop in downtown Davis range from a one-lap free kids- ride to a sixty-lap pro men's ride. Info: DBCRaceTeam.org or 530-759-1133.
World Pillow Fighting Championships. Amid other July 4 events, grown men and women battle it out while sitting on a wet, slippery pole over a pit of muddy water to see who will be the pillow-fighting champ. Held at Plaza Park, Warm Springs Road, Kenwood. For more info, visit KenwoodPillowFights.com or call 707-833-2440.
Fri., July 7
Lake County Rodeo. Two-day rodeo starts at 7 p.m. at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 401 Martin St., Lakeport. Pro rodeo, bull riding, bareback riding, barrel racing, and all sanctioned events. BBQ, vendors, and Saturday night dance. $12 adults, $6 children, and $10 seniors. For more info, visit LakeCountyRodeo.com
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