Cycling Events

Looking to ride your bike but want some new ideas? We’ve got ‘em! Check out our list of recurring and annual cycling events which includes social rides, group road rides, gran fondos, charity events and more!

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Happy cycling!


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2019 Bay Area Biking and Cycling Events

Rock the Ride

June 29, 2019 Starts 8am-8:45am depending on route
Enjoy a beautiful bike ride followed by a burritos & bubbles brunch in the park. Choose from a 25-mile rolling bike ride on the Napa Valley floor or a 10-mile spin along the Napa Valley Vine Trail.
Location: Yountville, CA

Napa9

September 8, 2019
The Napa9 is a gnarly, all-day leg-ripper over most of the big climbs in the Napa Valley. You'll be battling not only fellow cyclists, but also your own desire to lay down your bike and crawl into the SAG wagon. Sounds like fun, right? The route is 125 miles and entry is limited to 40 cyclists.
Location: Napa Valley, CA

Bikes for Tots

September 20, 2019 Starts 8:45am
The ride starts at the Yountville North Park, with 26, 56 and 72-mile course options. Enjoy scenic views of Pope Valley & Lake Berryessa followed by a post-ride lunch (burritos!) with assorted beverages and sweet treats. Ride registration is limited to 50 cyclists.
Location: Napa Valley, CA

Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS

September 21, 2019 Starts 6:30am-10am depending on route
The 15th Annual Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk is a one-day cycling event designed to appeal to every level of cyclist and supporter of The ALS Association. We offer a 100-mile route (century), TWO 62-mile routes (metric century) -- one "lite" route and a challenge route, a 38-mile route, a 28-mile route, and a 12-mile route. We also have a short walk for any non-cyclists!
Location: Yountville, CA

California Coast Classic

September 21, 2019 - September 28, 2019
Join us for the Ride of a Lifetime! The 19th annual California Coast Classic (CCC) is a fully-supported boutique tour limited to 250 riders to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. Ride the iconic Highway 1—from San Francisco to Los Angeles among waves, woods, and wineries—fully supported at your own pace. We ride along coastal roads and camp or hotel in areas not open to larger groups. The CCC covers 530 miles over 8 days during the best time of year in California.
Location: San Francisco, CA

17th Annual BORP Revolution Ride and Festival

September 22, 2019
The BORP Revolution Ride & Festival fundraiser brings people of all ages and abilities together for a day of cycling, celebration, and fun. This year's ride will take place in the beautiful California wine country of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. Participation helps support the adaptive sports and recreation programs of Berkeley’s Bay Area Outreach Recreation Program (BORP).
Location: Clos du Bois Winery (19410 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville)

Levi’s GranFondo

October 5, 2019 8am
Levi’s GranFondo is both a challenging and competitive mass start cycling event hosting riders of all ability levels from around the world. It began in 2009 with the inaugural ride hosting 3,500 participants and is the brainchild of former professional cyclist Levi Leipheimer. Levi donates 100% of his time to the event that bears his name so that our community and the charities that benefit from your registration fees and fundraising can thrive.
Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Recurring Bike Events Throughout 2019

MTB Ride: Sports Basement WC – 4th Sunday

This mountain bike ride meets at Sports Basement in Walnut Creek. Gather at 9am, roll out at 9:15am. Note: The first monthly ride is scheduled for March 18, 2018 - it will move to the fourth Sunday starting with April 22.
Location: Sports Basement, 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

Road Ride: Sports Basement WC – Sunday Morning

This road ride meets at Sports Basement in Walnut Creek. Gather at 9am, roll out at 9:15am. Note: The first ride is scheduled for March 18, 2018.
Location: Sports Basement, 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

Free Bike Maintenance Clinic – 2nd & 4th Saturdays

Sports Basement Walnut Creek's bike shop mechanics will take you through the basics (and not-so-basics) of maintaining your bike in this free class. Bring lots of questions! All levels are welcome. Topics will vary depending on crowd.
Location: Sports Basement, 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club – Thursday Night Ride

Every Thursday Night (7pm) – open to non-members
Location: Extreme Pizza at Balfour Rd. and Fairview Ave, Brentwood, CA

Scotty’s Ride – Saturday Morning

Saturdays at 8:30am – Same loop as the 8am Roasters Ride, but a more social pace.  Good for base building.  This group stops at Pt. Reyes station to eat at a really good bakery called Bovine.  The ride then usually takes the coast back to SF.  It is a hillier route but more scenic than the Roasters ride
Location: Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion

Roasters Ride – Saturday & Sunday Mornings

Saturdays & Sundays at 8am – A very organic, 80 mile ride, which has been going for a long time – people show up every sat at 8am unless its a hurricane – there are always riders there. A really competitive 45 mile ride with 17 miles of preamble and 17 of warm down riding out and back from the bridge.
Location: SF Golden Gate Bridge (south side/south parking lot)

House of Pain – Saturday Morning

The Lowdown: There are three versions of the House of Pain (HOP) ride.  HOP, HOP Medium, and HOP Lite.  All three of them leave Peet’s in Danville on Saturday morning between 8:45am and 9:15am.  HOP (9:15am) – full on race ride, no waiting for the weak or people with flats.  No regroups. HOP Lite (8:45am) – steady pace.  No attacking and there are a couple of regroups. HOP Medium (9:00am) – In between HOP and HOP Medium.
Location: Peet’s Coffee Danville

East Bay Bike Party – Every Second Friday

Second Friday of the month – Probably the most fun you'll have riding in the East Bay, this ride is open to all skill levels. The ride changes in route and theme each month, but it is easy to stay updated with all the necessary details.
Location: Varies

Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club – Monday Night Ride

Every Monday Evening (7pm) – open to non-members
Location: Parking lot between Krispy Kreme and Ross at Sand Creek Rd. and Hwy 4 Bypass, Brentwood, CA

Delta Pedalers – Sunday Morning Road Rides

On Sunday Mornings the Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club offers 3 road rides at different paces: Casual (10-20 mi.), Moderate (~35 mi.) and Moderate-to-Fast (~35 mi.). In the Fall & Winter all rides start at 9am, but in the Spring & Summer, the two faster rides leave at 8am. All rides are open to non-members.
Location: Bagel Street Cafe, 3181 Balfour Rd, Brentwood, CA.