For many of us, a bicycle is a form of transportation. It reliably takes you to work, errands, and home again. Maybe you occasionally ride with a friend on the weekends around your neighborhood, but you ride a bike – you’re not a “cyclist”.
Maybe this fall is your chance to change your mind. These three local cycling clubs are made of people that bike for transportation like yourself, but they find fun, community, and friendship in riding as a group, too.
The Diablo Cyclists, Thanksgiving 2009
The Bay Area Velo Girls
Velo Girls was founded in March, 2002 by Lorri Lee Lown, a San Francisco Bay Area cyclist. The club is a place where women and girls can share their love for cycling in a safe, friendly, encouraging environment.
The club focuses on fun, recreational riding, with the opportunity to attend cycling skills and general fitness clinics to improve riding and overall fitness. There are scheduled rides for all level of riders from beginners, recreational riders, and racers. We number almost 250 members from throughout the greater Bay Area, including San Francisco, North Bay, East Bay, Silicon Valley, the coast, and the Peninsula. Our online community numbers over 1,000 women cyclists and is an incredible resource.
We offer rides and events every single day of year, including road rides for all levels, mountain bike trail rides, cyclocross training, and lots of fun!
Located 30 miles east of San Francisco in Walnut Creek, California, the Diablo Cyclists is a recreational road, touring and off road bicycle club. We are focused on providing cyclists of all levels an opportunity to ride, train and socialize with other bicycle enthusiasts. Our emphasis is more on the fitness, skill building, and social aspects of bicycling and less on racing. Please come out on one of our rides and get to know the friendly members of the Diablo Cyclists.
Check out their schedule of weekly Wednesday evening rides.
Delta Pedalers Club
The Delta Pedalers is a cycling club located in Eastern Contra Costa County. We are a bicycle touring club having bike rides throughout the week. We also support cycling advocacy and cycling events in the East County area. Come join us on one of our rides.