I updated the calendar with local events in 2016. As always, this is a heavily edited list as there are tons of other gatherings and rides that happen throughout the year. I provide links to other sites with more comprehensive lists if you're interested in those. First up in 2016, as always, is the I-Cycle Derby happening THIS FRIDAY, January 1st.
I went for the first time last year (to watch, not ride). I think those who ride the event on 2 wheels are crazy (and awesome) but if I owned a bike with a sidecar I would strongly consider participating. Even if you don't participate, it's fun to watch. Check out my photos and video from last year here.
The ride starts at 10:31am at Roy's Repair and will cover about 50 miles over 3 hours (split between a morning run and an afternoon run). It's a timed event but not a race. Racing around on snowy/icy public roads would be stupid (but maybe a little awesome). The winner is the rider who finishes closest to the goaled average speed per leg. Many more details are on the event's Facebook page and on the Team Strange website. Proceeds support Eddie's Road.