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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.

Happy cycling!


2020 Bay Area Biking and Cycling Events

Webinar: Urban Cycling 101 – Day 1

Date: April 11, 2020 1-3pm
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. Note: This is an online webinar class. 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. 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

Webinar: Biking After Dark

Date: April 15, 2020 7-8pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
During this free class you'll learn how to see and be seen in all conditions, meet and exceed the legal requirements for lights and reflectors, choose the right lights for the type of bicycling you'll be doing, and set up your bike and yourself with highly visible accessories. This free one-hour workshop is taught by an instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Note: This is an online webinar class. 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

Webinar: Urban Cycling 101 – Day 1

Date: April 18, 2020 1-3pm
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. Note: This is an online webinar class. 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. 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

Sonoma County Backroad Challenge

Date: May 16, 2020 6:00-9:00AM depending on route
Location: Penngrove, CA

The Backroad Challenge is the best way to spend a Saturday outside. It’s your chance to ride one of four epic Wine Country back road routes that will take your breath away and test your resolve. Get your buddies together, drag them over the Marshall Wall, draft behind them on Chileno Valley Road, wait until that perfect moment then swing out and beat them to that cold beer and BBQ at the Backroad Festival.….No one will be disappointed. Make this the year that you took the Backroad Challenge and let your legs determine that you’re worthy. Read more

Devil’s Slide Ride

Date: May 30, 2020 6:30-9:00 AM depending on route
Location: Pacifica, CA

The Devil’s Slide Road Rides are back, featuring three routes which offer something for everyone, from semi-regular weekend riders to hard-core endurance cyclists and triathletes. The selected routes feature breath-taking coastal vistas, fearsome mountain climbs, rolling hills and winding backroads. No matter which you choose, we guarantee that you’ll have a “devilishly” good time!

The courses range in distance from 40 to 101 miles, with staffed, well-stocked aid stations located at regular intervals along the routes. Read more

AIDS Lifecycle

Date: May 31, 2020 - June 6, 2020
Location: San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA

AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully-supported, seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

It’s a life-changing ride—not a race—through some of California’s most beautiful countryside. AIDS/LifeCycle is co-produced by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation and is designed to advance their shared interest to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS. As part of this event, thousands of people participating as either Cyclists, Roadies, Volunteers, or Virtual Cyclists raise critically needed funds for HIV/AIDS-related services and bring to light the fact that HIV/AIDS is still a devastating disease in our society, particularly the LGBT community and communities of color.

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Terrible Two-Santa Rosa Cycling Club

Date: June 20, 2020 7:30-8:00 AM depending on route
Location: Sebastopol, CA

All of the successful (and most of the unsuccessful) TT participants are experienced, fit riders. The Terrible Two should not be your first double century. Before you attempt the TT, you should complete such rides as the Markleeville Death Ride (all passes), Climb to Kaiser, or the Davis Double. Most riders who have done both Davis and the TT find that the latter takes three to four hours longer, depending on one's climbing ability. So please don't attempt the Terrible Two if Davis took you much over 13 hours. On the other hand, don't be intimidated. If you've completed other doubles comfortably, you ought to try this. All the climbing may be a big challenge, but you do get to rest on all the descents, and it's certainly more scenic and entertaining than 200 miles of flat lands! Read more

Tour of Napa Valley

Date: August 16, 2020 6:00-9:30 AM depending on route
Location: Calistoga, CA

Thank you for joining us in Calistoga. We loved the new venue at the Napa County Fairgrounds and plan to return in 2020. Please save the date for the 44th annual Tour of Napa Valley on Aug. 16, 2020. We are already making plans for the event and hope to bring back the BBQ and Carnitas.

Calistoga allows for 5 distances – a flat 35 miles all within the Napa Valley, a “hilly” 50 miles with moderate climbs, a 62.5 mile metric century, an 80-miler that includes all of the climbing but less flat riding and our iconic Century that mirrors the 80-miler but with more flat riding. We have Rest Stops every 25 miles stocked with tasty treats, including our home-made cookies! The three longer routes include a lunch stop hosted in Pope Valley. A delicious post-ride dinner is awaiting riders upon their return to Calistoga. Read more

Levi’s GranFondo

Date: October 3, 2020 8:00 AM
Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Levi’s GranFondo is both a challenging and competitive mass start cycling event hosting riders of all ability levels from around the world. It began in 2009 with the inaugural ride hosting 3,500 participants and is the brainchild of former professional cyclist Levi Leipheimer. Levi donates 100% of his time to the event that bears his name so that our community and the charities that benefit from your registration fees and fundraising can thrive. Read more