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2018 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!

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!


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2018 Bay Area Biking and Cycling Events

Recurring Bike Events Throughout 2018

MTB Ride: Sports Basement WC – 4th Sunday

This mountain bike ride meets at Sports Basement in Walnut Creek. Gather at 9am, roll out at 9:15am. Note: The first monthly ride is scheduled for March 18, 2018 - it will move to the fourth Sunday starting with April 22.
Location: Sports Basement, 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

Road Ride: Sports Basement WC – Sunday Morning

This road ride meets at Sports Basement in Walnut Creek. Gather at 9am, roll out at 9:15am. Note: The first ride is scheduled for March 18, 2018.
Location: Sports Basement, 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

Free Bike Maintenance Clinic – 2nd & 4th Saturdays

Sports Basement Walnut Creek's bike shop mechanics will take you through the basics (and not-so-basics) of maintaining your bike in this free class. Bring lots of questions! All levels are welcome. Topics will vary depending on crowd.
Location: Sports Basement, 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club – Thursday Night Ride

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

Scotty’s Ride – Saturday Morning

Saturdays at 8:30am – Same loop as the 8am 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 – Saturday & Sunday Mornings

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

House of Pain – Saturday Morning

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 – Every Fourth Saturday

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 – Every Second Friday

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 – Monday Night Ride

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 – Sunday Morning Road Rides

On Sunday Mornings the Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club offers 3 road rides at different paces: Casual (10-20 mi.), Moderate (~35 mi.) and Moderate-to-Fast (~35 mi.). In the Fall & Winter all rides start at 9am, but in the Spring & Summer, the two faster rides leave at 8am. All rides are open to non-members.
Location: Bagel Street Cafe, 3181 Balfour Rd, Brentwood, CA.