Saturdays at 9:00am: Women's Paradise Loop 1.5 - 2 Hours
9:00am from our Sausalito Store Led by Molly Gordon
Come join the weekly Saturday morning Women's Group ride around the beautiful Tiburon Peninsula. Meet at 8:45 for a 9am roll out time. We will head out towards the Paradise Loop with a climb up Camino Alto climb in the beginning. Coffee stops may be had in Tiburon depending on group input.
This is a 25 mile ride at a conversational pace (potential coffee breaks) with lots of fun rollers and gorgeous views. Depending on the week there may be an option to ride out to the headlands following the Paradise loop for those who want to tack on more miles. Women of all skills are welcome. This is a road ride and road bikes are a must.
Tell your friends and spread the word, this is a great way to get your Saturday morning rolling with Mike's Bikes and start the weekend with a group of great ladies who all love to be out on their bikes!
Saturday, 6/15 at 11:00am: RED Racing Group Ride in Sacramento 1.5 - 2 Hours
Led by: Red Racing (Cheryl and Dana) 11:00 a.m. on the following dates and Mike's Bikes locations:
The ladies of RED Racing and Mike's Bikes want you to come roll with them around the Bay area this winter! The rides will be 10-30 miles, no drop, open to all levels and will start at 11 AM. Goodies and samples from sponsors will be available as well! Everyone is welcome!
The events are open to riders of all levels, female or male. Everyone rides! The rides are meant to be casual (no racing!) and serve as great learning tools for less experienced riders so they may become more comfortable on their bikes.
The ladies of RED will connect with each participant and discuss any questions. This might include everything from showing how to ride and drink from a water bottle, efficiently release from pedals, shift gears effectively, ride with acute awareness of the surroundings, ride behind/next to/in front of other riders, descend with confidence, or whatever an individual sees as a challenge on the bike!
Wednesdays at 4:00pm: Women's Wander - 1.5 - 2 Hours
4:00pm from our Los Gatosstore. Led by Halie Casey
This is a conversational paced ride with a couple small climbs. We will stop for coffee in Saratoga and then work our way back to the shop. Women of all skill levels are welcome. There will be several regrouping points along the route.
Wednesdays at 5:45pm: Col du Pantoll - 26.5 miles
5:45pm from our Sausalito store. Led by Team Mike's Bikes
A, B, and C ride groups for hammerheads, aspiring hammerheads, and mellow fellows and chicas.
All are welcome for this spirited ride out to the coast and up Mt. Tamalpais via Pantoll. Start and finish at Mike's Bikes of Sausalito. 'A' group is fast-paced, (14-16 mph*) 'B' group is moderate (12-14 mph*). 'C' group will ride a shorter route at a relaxed pace (10-12 mph*). Last Wednesdays of every month feature an escort from the California Highway Patrol and a free post-ride BBQ with beverages. Come join the fun!
Thursdays at 4:00pm: Mountain Bike Petaluma - 1 - 2 Hours
4:00pm from our Petaluma store. Led by Nick Barnes
Think there’s no Mountain biking to be done in Petaluma? Well meet us at 4pm on Thursday afternoon’s and we’ll show you the secret gem that is Putnam Park in Western Petaluma as well as some secret routes to get there. The pace will be medium and the ride will be 1 ½ to 2 hours depending on available light. The route and trails are very cross bike friendly so bring it!
5:00pm from our Sausalito store. Led by Richard of Mike's Bikes Sausalito
Come join us for a Mid-Week Mountain ride in the headlands from our shop in Sausalito. Meet at 4:30-4:45 pm to roll out at 5pm sharp. We will head up Tennessee Valley and up Marincello Trail into a headlands loop, varying on time/skill level. All levels are welcome, and bring a friend - the more the merrier. This is a mountain ride but Cyclocross bikes are welcome. Lights may become necessary as the season progresses and it gets darker earlier. Come get your tires dirty with Mike's Bikes!
Thursdays at 6:00pm: Team Velo Girls Midweek Madness - 20 miles
Join us for a weekly, all-levels co-ed ride led by the lovely ladies of Team Velo Girls! This is a casual + fun ride, very beginner friendly and ideal for those interested in a fun, mid-week spin. 20 miles, focus on group riding with minimal stops/re-groups. Please have a front white + rear red blinky light for visibility. Helmets required (doh!).
Fridays at 4:45pm: Friday Night Road Clinic - 1.5 Hours
The clinic starts with a group ride from Mike's Bikes of Los Gatos. We will cover all the basics first and then practice some bike drills to perfect your skills. This is for riders of all skill levels - we will adjust the clinic to your needs. Please bring two water bottles with you.
Saturdays at 9:00am: Breeze the Trees with Grady - 1.5 - 2 Hours
9:00am from San Jose store. Led by Grady of Mike's Bikes San Jose
Join us for a short leisurely morning ride, aimed toward new group riders, as well as those looking to push a little harder. We will be covering some fundamentals of group riding and city riding, with an emphasis of learning how to ride comfortably with others. So bring a good attitude and an appetite for learning.
This will be a no rider left behind 20.6 mile loop, leaving at 9am from Mike's Bikes San Jose. Be prepared for a challenging climb up Shannon Road, with a rewarding descent afterward. The pace will be based off the most leisurely rider of the day, so don't hesitate to come and challenge yourself a bit. Look forward to seeing you there!
Saturdays at 9:00am: Ride the Road - 1.5 - 2 Hours
9:00am from Petaluma store. Led by DJ of Mike's Bikes Petaluma
Sonoma County boasts some of the most scenic, challenging and fun rides in the universe. Join us Saturdays at 9am for a Moderate paced (17mph average) ride through the Sonoma / Marin county roads. The ride leaves the shop at 9am sharp, so if you need last minute supplies, someone will be on hand at 8:45. The ride route will vary so check in with the shop and ask what ride we’re doing this Saturday.
Saturdays at 10:00am: Group Road Ride - 1.5 - 2.5 Hours
Join us for a Saturday group ride through the east bay hills from our shop in Walnut Creek. Meet at 9:45 am set to roll out at 10:00am sharp. The ride routes vary week to week. We offer two ride options, an A and B group. A group will be faster paced, over hilly terrain and longer around 2-2.5 hours. B group will be a shorter distance, slow to moderate paced usually 1.5 hours over less challenging terrain. Typically, they're several re-grouping points along the routes for both A and B group riders.
Our ride is open to all levels, male or female. New riders are always welcome so bring a friend! All rides will end back at Mikes Bikes Walnut Creek.
The best way to spend Saturday morning! Going for a ride on the famous Palomares loop, a 30 miles loop with about 2000ft of climbing, just enough to get your legs a great recognition. It will be a moderate pace ride, but for those that feel like climbing that day, we can work on hill intervals.
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Sundays at 10:00am: Berkeley Hills Group Ride - 2 Hours
Join us for a no-drop, fun and laid-back group ride up into the beautiful Berkeley Hills; no egos, just good times! Meet in the Mike’s Bikes parking lot at 9:45, roll out at 10. The route is 12 miles with 900 feet of climbing up Spruce and along Wildcat Canyon to Inspiration Point, then back down again the same way. Great recovery ride or intro to the hills. Speeds will average 4-10 mph for climbing & 12-16 mph flat, depending on the group. Shifting and climbing fundamentals as well as proper road etiquette will be reviewed for anyone interested. What to bring: A road bike, helmet and water bottle.
Sundays at 10:00am: Dirty Sundays In China Camp - 1.5-2 Hours
Let's go get dirty together on the bay side loop of China Camp. Ride rolls out at 10 am and heads through the flowy singletrack on the water side of the camp. We will be mostly riding on the Bay-view and Ridge trails, there will be some climbing on switchbacks and a great flowing downhill section. Riders of all skill levels are welcome, and the ride can be adjusted to accommodate less or more experienced riders. Come have a great time shredding it up in the dirt with Mike's!
Sundays at 8:45am: Sunday Spins Group Road Ride - 13-35 miles Sundays at 8:45am from our San Rafael store. Led by our friends at Echelon Cycling, beginner friendly!
Join us for a one to two hour recreational ride for novice and intermediate riders on flat to gently rolling roads. Our ride leaders from Echelon are great mentors—beginners are welcome! Meet in the store with your bike ready to go, and we’ll roll out at 9am sharp (rain cancels). Distance will be 13–35 miles, dependent on the preference and abilities of the group. Contact Wayne McIntosh from Echelon for more details: email@example.com or 415-454-2361.
Other Northern California Group Rides Below are some of the clubs who do Bay Area group rides and typically allow non-member participation. Just click on the links for more detailed information. Don't see something here? Just ask, we're ALWAYS riding!
Kain Performance Multi-Sport Team:Kain Performance holds weekly Coached Workouts covering swimming, biking and running. There are informal workouts and special events that are not held on a regular basis, so check with the coaches, or check the website for updates on dates and times. Training schedules are published & distributed on a monthly basis for regular monthly paid members.
Ladies Go Biking:Casual bike rides held approximately monthly in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most rides are on weekends, are suitable for various abilities, and each draw 10 - 20 participants. A great social outing! Men are also welcome. Co-hosted by Dr. Betty L. Sullivan and Dr. Kathleen McGuire.