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.


2023 Bay Area Biking and Cycling Events

We Bike Book Club: Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists (Online)

Date: February 2, 2023 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
Biking is about more than competitive racing, Lycra, and physical endurance; it's about joy, meditative wonder and spiritual enrichment. Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists presents a series of focused meditations on why and how cycling can be a powerful practice of mindful awareness. Read more

Carrying Things by Bike – Berkeley

Date: February 4, 2023 11am-12pm
Location: Berkeley Public Library, 1901 Russell St
Bikes are a great tool for transportation, and the ability to carry loads of various sizes makes even more types of trips possible. At this workshop you'll learn about: carrying small, medium, and large size loads; on-the-body or on-the-bike carrying options; bike racks and bags; and cargo bikes and trailers. Read more

Rich City Rides: SelfCare Sunday Wellness Ride

Date: February 5, 2023 10am-1pm
Location: 1605 Ohio Avenue (Unity Park), Richmond
These family-friendly social rides are designed for riders of all ages, regardless of their level of expertise. If you cannot ride a bike for any reason, they have pedicabs. Rides include rest and play stops at local parks and public spaces. They loan bikes to anyone who needs one. Read more

Webinar: Urban Cycling 101 – Day 1

Date: February 6, 2023 6-8pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
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, online workshop for adults and teens. This free two-hour workshop is taught by an instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Attending this or any of our other Urban Cycling Day 1 workshops qualifies you to also sign up for one of our free 'Day 2' on-the-bike road classes and earn a free set of bike lights! Read more

East Bay Bike Party – Every Second Friday

Date: February 10, 2023 8pm
Location: Varies
An inclusive, social, community-positive bike ride every second Friday of the month open to all skill levels. Rides are casual, with party stops at public spaces along a 10-15 mile route that changes every month. Ride begins and ends at or near BART stations. Attendees are encouraged to express themselves by participating in each ride's theme. Read more

Family Cycling Rodeo: Richmond

Date: February 11, 2023 11am-2pm
Location: Cleary Bikes Warehouse (Parking Lot), 2700 Rydin Road
The family that rides together thrives together! Join Bike East Bay's certified instructors for a day of fun games, safety drills, and skills building. 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 K-6th). The event includes instruction on: fitting a helmet, riding in a straight line and avoiding obstacles, and navigating safely through intersections, all while playing fun games! Youth bikes and helmets provided, or bring your own. Read more

Rich City Rides: SelfCare Sunday Wellness Ride

Date: February 12, 2023 10am-1pm
Location: 1605 Ohio Avenue (Unity Park), Richmond
These family-friendly social rides are designed for riders of all ages, regardless of their level of expertise. If you cannot ride a bike for any reason, they have pedicabs. Rides include rest and play stops at local parks and public spaces. They loan bikes to anyone who needs one. Read more

Webinar: Bike Commuting Basics

Date: February 15, 2023 6-7pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
Bicycling to shopping, transit, or work is a great way to save money, stay fit, and help the environment all in one! At this online workshop you'll learn how to outfit your bike, adjust a helmet, avoid common crashes, get a green light at traffic signals, and have more fun on every bike trip. Note: A link will be provided at the end of the registration process and in your confirmation email, which you can use to join the class on Zoom at the scheduled time. Read more

Rich City Rides: SelfCare Sunday Wellness Ride

Date: February 19, 2023 10am-1pm
Location: 1605 Ohio Avenue (Unity Park), Richmond
These family-friendly social rides are designed for riders of all ages, regardless of their level of expertise. If you cannot ride a bike for any reason, they have pedicabs. Rides include rest and play stops at local parks and public spaces. They loan bikes to anyone who needs one. Read more

Webinar: Urban Cycling 101 – Day 1

Date: February 25, 2023 5-7pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
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, online workshop for adults and teens. This free two-hour workshop is taught by an instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Attending this or any of our other Urban Cycling Day 1 workshops qualifies you to also sign up for one of our free 'Day 2' on-the-bike road classes and earn a free set of bike lights! Read more

Solvang Century

Date: March 4, 2023
Location: Solvang, CA
This iconic Southern California century ride, now rebooted, revitalized, and renewed. Limited to 1,000 riders. Read more

Solvang Double Century

Date: March 18, 2023
Location: Solvang, CA
Outdoor recreation, for the purpose of facilitating physical and mental health through physically distanced outdoor exercise. Spectacular 200-mile and 200-kilometer routes in Southern California’s most popular and scenic cycling region! Staggered Starts: 5am to 7am. 17 hour time limit. Read more

Cinderella Classic and Challenge

Date: April 15, 2023 7:00-9:00 AM depending on route
Location: Las Positas College - Livermore, CA
The Cinderella is a unique bicycle tour for women of all ages and abilities as it winds through Amador, Livermore, Diablo, and San Ramon Valleys. Charming Princes will be at rest/food stops along the way, with a cold lunch at the second stop. The event's SAG service patrols the entire route to provide rider assistance if required. A Cinderella Classic ride patch is awarded to every rider. Read more

Sea Otter Classic

Date: April 20, 2023 - April 23, 2023
Location: 1025 Monterey Salinas Hwy 68, Salinas, CA
A four day event with an expo, races for professional and amateur cyclists – including gran fondos, festivities for all ages and more! The Sea Otter Classic is held at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area (1025 Monterey Salinas Hwy 68, Salinas). Read more

Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour

Date: April 22, 2023
Location: Gavilan College, on Santa Teresa Blvd. just south of Gilroy
The Almaden Cycle Touring Club invites you to celebrate Spring by riding some of the prettiest roads in southern Santa Clara County on their 44th annual Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour. One of California's top-rated cycling events, the Tierra Bella takes place on Saturday, April 22, 2023. With four new and different routes from prior years, from flat to hilly, there's likely to be a route for you. Read more

Ride For A Reason

Date: April 22, 2023
Location: Oakland, CA
Want to ride to better public schools? Ride For A Reason is an annual bike ride to Sacramento to advocate for public education, and raise essential funds for school enrichment programs in Oakland. 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: