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.


Explore your town from the seat of a bike

The Summer Bike Challenge is fun and free for all ages. Download your town’s Challenge card and bike to as many destinations as you can during the summer. You can collect prizes at in-person events and complete weekly challenges for chances to win extra prizes. Make sure to register your participation at 511cc.org/go to be entered in your town’s iPad Grand Prize drawing at the end of the summer.

2021 Bay Area Biking and Cycling Events

We Bike Book Club – August

Date: August 5, 2021 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Online
The next We Bike Book Club online gathering Thursday, August 5. For August, the book is Feminist City by Leslie Kern. In Feminist City, through history, personal experience and popular culture Leslie Kern exposes what is hidden in plain sight: the social inequalities built into our cities, homes, and neighborhoods. Kern offers an alternative vision of the feminist city. Click 'Read more' to register for the online gathering and receive the Zoom link. Read more

Family Cycling Workshop – Berkeley

Date: August 7, 2021 10am-12:30pm
Location: San Pablo Park Tennis Courts, 2800 Park St
The family that rides together thrives together! 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). Read more

Webinar: Urban Cycling 101 – Day 1

Date: August 18, 2021 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

Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS

Date: September 18, 2021
Location: Yountville, CA
The 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. They 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. Read more

Waves to Wine Ride

Date: September 18, 2021 - September 19, 2021
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bike MS: Waves to Wine will take you farther than you've ever gone before. Enjoy a 1-day or 2-day cycling adventure with other passionate individuals. Customize your own challenge: depart from San Francisco and traverse coastal Highway 1 on one of our longer routes or cruise the rolling hills and back roads of Sonoma County on a shorter option. Full meals, generous amenities, stunning landscapes, fully stocked rest stops and spirited festivities are all included. Read more

Marin Century

Date: October 2, 2021
Location: San Rafael, CA
The Marin Century is one of the West Coast's most scenic and best-supported rides. Choose the route that fits your mileage needs: 26, 51. 86, 96, or 122 miles! The ride features fantastic rest stop food options and a hot post-ride feast at the celebratory expo. he proceeds from this event help support senior services, sports groups, youth and community organizations and health advocacy organizations in the Marin and the surrounding Bay Area. Read more

Mount Diablo Challenge

Date: October 3, 2021 8:30-10:15am
Location: Danville, CA
This 11.2 mile, individually-timed ride climbs 3,249 feet to the summit of Mt. Diablo starting up South Gate Road. Mt. Diablo is one of the highest peaks in the San Francisco Bay Area with views of the Farallon Islands and the Sierras.The ride welcomes all ages, abilities, teams and bicycle types. It's a once a year opportunity to enjoy riding the mountain without cars. Celebrate after the ride with free BBQ, awards ceremony and music. It’s an epic ride that provides breathtaking scenery while testing your climbing ability. 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: