Cycling Events – 511 Contra Costa

Cycling Events

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!

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 tips@511contracosta.org.

2020 Bay Area Biking and Cycling Events

National Bike Challenge 2020

Date: May 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Location:
May is National Bike Month, and going out for a bike ride is a great way to get some exercise, enjoy some fresh air and feel connected with the world around you. The National Bike Challenge is a fun, friendly challenge for social groups, individuals and businesses.Connect with your friends and co-workers and encourage and support each other to ride. Read more

The PARCA Remarkable Challenge

Date: August 28, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Location: Virtual
With the new PARCA Remarkable Challenge, you'll can take an epic bike ride across America, swim open waters to a distant shore, or hike or run the iconic Iditarod Trail. This virtual event lets you choose a challenge course and track your progress from August 28 and November 14. If you want to compete, you can choose another participant to race against. 100% of the registration proceeds support low-income special needs families and individuals with developmental disabilities who have been deeply impacted by COVID-19 with regard to employment, childcare and other limited resources. Read more

West County Greenway Challenge

Date: September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Location: Richmond and Ohlone Greenways
Bike your way to a $10 Amazon gift card with the West County Greenway Challenge. To celebrate Bike to Wherever Days, we've set up check-in locations along the Richmond and Ohlone Greenways. Check in at two or more locations (by scanning the QR code with your smartphone) and we'll mail you a gift card. Limit 1 per person. Look at the map of check-in stations and find ones to ride to: bit.ly/BTWDStations. Read more

Bike to Wherever Days 2020

Date: September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Location: Bay Area
Due to COVID-19 Bay Area Bike To Work Day has pivoted to become a virtual event during the month of September. To participate and WIN PRIZES visit the Bike to Wherever Days website. There will be random prize drawings and competitions throughout September. Prizes include: Alaska Airline tickets, a Surly Pugsley bike frame, Timbuk2 bike bags, bike helmets, gift certificates, and more. Sign up before September 1 so you're in the first random drawing. Read more

Cycle of Hope: Ride from Home

Date: October 10, 2020 - October 25, 2020
Location: Virtual
Cycle of Hope: Ride from Home gives participants a premier ride experience with a selection of custom courses, stacked swag bags, and a community of fellow cyclists. You get to choose the day you ride, where you ride, and if you take to the road or put your miles in on a trainer. By riding and raising funds, you'll be helping to replace the cycle of poverty with a cycle of hope, the chance for a family to change their lives, and in turn, the lives of all the generations to follow. Read more

Class: Adult Learn-to-Ride

Date: October 11, 2020 10am-1pm
Location: Rockridge BART west side parking lot (Shafter Ave and Forest St)
This is a class for adults or teens who have either not yet learned how to ride a bike, or learned a long time ago but want a refresher on the basics of balancing, pedaling and steering. Trained instructors will help you get off to a great start in a safe, non-judgmental environment. A working bicycle and helmet are required in order to participate in this class. This workshop has a very low student-to-teacher ratio to maintain social distancing and coronavirus safety, so the class size is limited. Read more