Cycling Events - Contra Costa & Surrounding Area | 511 Contra Costa

Cycling Events & Local Resources

Looking to ride your bike but want some new ideas? We’ve got ‘em! Check out our list of cycling events which includes bike classes, social rides, group road rides, gran fondos, charity events and more!  Connect with local bicycle clubs and advocacy groups.

Want to up your game as a cyclist? Take a free class from Bike East Bay! Class topics include: urban cycling, theft prevention, adult learn-to-ride, family cycling, bike camping, and others. All classes are currently being taught online, except for Urban Cycling 101 – Day 2 and Adult Learn-to-Ride classes which feature in-person training.

Know about an event but don’t see it listed? Send the event information – making sure to include the event name, date(s) and a link or URL – to hello@511cc.org.


BART-Friendly Bike Adventures

The folks at BARTable have created a list of cycling adventures in the Bay Area which are easily accessible by BART.


2022 Bay Area Biking and Cycling Events

We Bike Book Club (Meets Online)

Date: October 6, 2022 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
For October, Bike East Bay's 'We Bike Book Club' will be exploring the hidden elements of urban design with The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design by Roman Mars & Kurt Kohlstedt. The 1-3 page chapters offer snippets of design phenomena we find throughout our urban landscapes, with several Oakland examples as well as bike infrastructure. Read more

Fall Ride 2022: Delta de Anza Trail

Date: October 15, 2022 11am-2pm
Location: Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station
Join Bike East Bay for a family-friendly ride along the de Anza trail in Pittsburg and Antioch. Explore this important regional connector for central and eastern Contra Costa County. The ride will start at Pittsburg/Bay Point BART, and finish at the Antioch BART to make things as easy as possible for commuters. View the route. Read more

E-Bike Demos at Sustainable Walnut Creek’s EcoFest

Date: October 22, 2022 11am-3pm
Location: Civic Park, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
As part of Sustainable Walnut Creek's 'EcoFest in the Park' on October 22, free demos of e-bikes will be offered. If you've been wanting to try out an e-bike, this is a great opportunity. Just visit Civic Park in Walnut Creek between 11am and 3pm on October 22. Read more

Family Cycling Workshop – Lafayette

Date: October 23, 2022 1pm-3:30pm
Location: Mount Diablo Peace & Justice Center (Parking Lot), 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette
Join Bike East Bay's certified instructors for a day of fun games, safety drills, skills building, and a neighborhood ride. This workshop is for kids who are able to ride a bike and ready to take to the paths and roadways with their parents (suggested grade range 2nd-6th). The event includes instruction on: fitting a helmet, performing a bike safety check, communicating with other road users, riding in a straight line and avoiding obstacles, as well as navigating safely through intersections, all while playing fun games! Read more

Cycle of Hope: Virtual & In-Person

Date: October 23, 2022
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
Cyclists of all levels can participate in Habitat for Humanity's Cycle of Hope. The in-person event on October 23 has a variety of route options: a century, metric century, 33-mile, 9-mile, and a kids' course. Enjoy scenic routes, SAG, a great swag bag, and a finish line festival that’s fun for the whole family. Virtual options available as well. Cycle of Hope supports Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley’s mission to build, renovate, and repair affordable housing for Bay Area families. Read more

Urban Cycling 101 – Day 1: Dublin

Date: October 29, 2022 10am-12pm
Location: Dublin Library (Community Room), 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin
This fun, in-person workshop is taught by one of Bike East Bay's instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists in coordination with the City of Dublin. Learn basic rules of the road, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, avoid bike theft, ride after dark, and prevent common crashes. 2-hour, indoor workshop for adults and teens, no bike required. Read more

Fall Ride 2022: Pleasanton to Livermore Halloween Ride

Date: October 29, 2022 11am-2pm
Location: Dublin/Pleasanton BART, Pleasanton
Put on your best Halloween costume and join Bike East Bay for a fun and family-friendly bike ride from the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station to the G&M Farms Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Livermore! This slow-paced and flat ride will take you south from the BART station along the Iron Horse Trail, then on bike lanes along Stoneridge Drive to another off-street path next to Jack London Blvd into Livermore. The group will then head north along a neighborhood trail before turning onto E Airway Blvd to reach the ride's destination. Read more

Urban Cycling 101 Day 2: Road Class – Dublin

Date: October 30, 2022 10am-3pm
Location: Dublin Library Parking Lot, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin
This course will cover on-road, on-your-bike practice sessions, working in small groups with Bike East Bay's certified instructors to improve your handling skills, emergency maneuvers, and ability to confidently and safely bike on all types of streets and pathways. Participants who participate in classes will receive a free pair of bike lights! The class is split into two segments: on-the-bike drills from 10am-noon, followed by on-road group practice from 1pm-3pm. Read more

Get Involved Locally

Local Advisory Committees

Do you have a biking concern in your community? Several Contra Costa jurisdictions hold regular traffic safety meetings with citizen members, staff from the Transportation Department, and police personnel. Members of the public are welcome to attend public meetings, provide public comment, review agendas and meeting minutes, and apply for open positions.

Commissions and Advisory Committees:

Local Bicycling Clubs and Advocacy Groups

Looking for others who share your passion for biking? Check out these local groups to find opportunities for involvement in your community: