2017 Bay Area and California 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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2017 Bay Area Biking and Cycling Events

Devil’s Slide Ride

July 29, 2017 Start Time: 6:30am to 9am depending on route
Road cycling enthusiasts have a choice between four longer ride options: the Giro Century AKA "Devil's Slide Century" (100-Mile), a Metric Cento (60-mile), a Metric Cinquanta (33-mile), and a Metric Venticinque (16-mile). In addition, they offer a one-of-a-kind mountain bike course which offers exclusive access to private trails, normally off-limits, and options for beginner-intermediate to advanced mountain bikers. No matter which ride you choose, all offer panoramic views along the beautiful coastal routes, rolling hills, and tree-lined roads of San Mateo County; and you can count on full support, from start to finish.
Location: Pacifica, CA

Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge

July 29, 2017 Start Time: 6am to 8:30am depending on route
The ride starts at the University of California Santa Cruz at the break of dawn. Did you miss the Death Ride? Here is your chance to make up for it. We are known for our friendly volunteers, great support, homemade bake goods at rest stops and a big spread at our lunch stop. All with absolutely fabulous scenery while doing some of the most challenging climbs in the mountains of Santa Cruz. After the ride, all participants get to enjoy our famous all-you-can-eat burrito (build your own), salad and ice cream post-ride meal. What a way to finish a great day in the mountains of Santa Cruz.
Location: Santa Cruz, CA

Tour of Napa Valley

August 20, 2017 Start Time: 6am to 10am depending on route
30 mile flat course through Napa Valley wine country, 40 & 60 mile courses for those who like some hills in their ride (1500' and 3000' of climbing), and a 100 mile course with approximately 5000' of climbing. BBQ lunch (vegetarian available) at the end of all rides.
Location: Yountville, CA

V3 Hopfest

September 16, 2017 7am, 8am, 9:30am - Depends on route
V3 Hopfest is a ride followed by a party! V3 is the ride: Your choice of 30, 60, or 100 mile rides through the majestic foothills of Mount Diablo, the San Ramon Valley & the Livermore Valley. Hopfest is the post-ride party: 20 craft breweries, live music, food trucks & more!
Location: 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA

Waves to Wine Ride

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Pick the route option for your level – routes range from 20 to 175 miles – and cycle to support the National MS Society. From cycling through quaint towns and backroads of Sonoma County to pedaling across the Golden Gate Bridge, this ride is sure to be a great experience!
Location: San Francisco, CA

Recurring Bike Events Throughout 2017

Free Bike Repair @ Concord Farmers Market

From April to October, Bike Concord offers free bike repair at their tent at the Concord Thursday night Farmers Market. A professional bike mechanic will be on hand from 5-8pm. Sponsored by John Muir Health & Bike East Bay.
Location: Todos Santos Plaza, Concord, CA

Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club

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

Scotty’s Ride

Saturdays at 8:30am – Same loop as the 8 AM 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

Saturdays & Sundays at 8am – A very organic, 80 mile ride, which has been going for a long time – people show up every sat at 8:00 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)

Berkeley Hills Group Ride

Sundays at 10am – A no-drop, fun and laid-back group ride into the beautiful Berkeley hills. Meet in the Mike’s Bikes parking lot at 9:45, roll out at 10. The route goes up Spruce and part of Grizzly Peak, then back down again. Other route suggestions are always welcome. Speeds will be between 12 and 16mph average depending on the group. Shifting and climbing fundamentals as well as proper road etiquette will be reviewed for anyone interested.
Location: Mikes Bikes Parking Lot Berkeley (confirm location)

House of Pain

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

Endless Cycles Ride

Fourth Saturday of the month - This no-drop ride meets at Endless Cycles in Castro Valley. Gather at 8:30am, roll out at 8:45am. Route preview can be found at endlesscyclesonline.com. Be sure to sign the waiver at the bike shop before riding. NOTE: Forecast of 30% or more chance of rain from 8:30am-2:00pm cancels this ride.
Location: Endless Cycles: 20825 Nunes Ave, Castro Valley

East Bay Bike Party

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

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 Bicycle Club

Sunday Mornings (8am & 9am) - the Delta Pedalers "flagship" ride, open to non-members.
Location: Bagel Street Cafe, 3181 Balfour Rd, Brentwood, CA.