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.


2022 Bay Area Biking and Cycling Events

Webinar: Bike Camping 101

Date: May 25, 2022 12:30-1:30pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
Have you dreamed about doing a camping trip by bike? Then this is the class for you! This one-hour webinar will cover all the basic skills needed to plan a fun, comfortable, and safe bike camping trip. Learn what to pack, where to go, and what to do when you’re there. Read more

511CC Summer Bike Challenge

Date: June 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022
Location: Contra Costa County
Explore your hometown via bicycle! The Summer Bike Challenge is fun, healthy, no-cost summer recreation that's open to all ages. Bike to parks, schools, downtown, City Hall, the library, Farmers Market, and more. Pick up FREE STUFF at select locations throughout the summer and enter the Grand Prize drawing for an iPad Mini! Read more

Giro Bello

Date: June 25, 2022
Location: O'Reilly Media, 1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol
Three insanely beautiful rides take you through the Sonoma County wine country — all to benefit the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa's local charitable projects.Three routes to choose from: 100 miles, 100k, and 50k. Food, beverages, music and other amenities will be available after the ride. Read more

Antioch Sesquicentennial Community Bike Ride

Date: June 26, 2022 9am-12pm
Location: Prewett Park/Antioch Water Park (4701 Lone Tree Way)
Join the City of Antioch for a community bike ride! Choose from a 3-mile loop or 6-mile loop. Registration is $10 and begins at 8am. Participants should bring their bike and a helmet. (NOTE: Anyone arriving at Prewett Park by bike from 8am-11am will receive a $5 Baskin-Robbins gift card, while supplies last, as part of the 511CC Summer Bike Challenge.) 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: