6 Summer Cycling Events Around the Bay Area
By Jesse Hammond
Tour wine country, live la dolce vita in San Mateo, or discover new areas of San Francisco this summer at one of these organized rides.
San Francisco — June 5-6
Grab some friends, hop on anything with wheels and embark on a unique tour of The City. Teams hit checkpoints over the course of three, seven or 16 hours to earn points. From landmarks to obscure spots, you'll see it all. Learn More
Palo Alto — June 6
From mellow (50K) to challenging (200K and 10,600 feet of climbing), four fully-supported rides offer cyclists the opportunity to explore the roads between Palo Alto and the Pacific coast.
Fairfax — June 6
Part of the Marin Bike Fest, this mountain bike race also lays claim to being the only West Coast stop in the Alison Dunlap Junior MTB Series. And when you're done, head over to the bike-friendly Gestalt Haus for the after party. Learn More
Sausalito — June 11-13
Spend three days riding through wine country and camping under the stars. Excellent volunteer support helps make this tour (which also offers a one-day option) a fun, community-centric event. Learn More
San Mateo — June 26
Celebrate cycling Italian style without the trans-Atlantic flight. Riders of all abilities can choose from five ride lengths, each with well-stocked rest stops. Learn More
Healdsburg — July 17
Does watching the pros wind their way past French vineyards in July cause a bit of envy? Sign up for one of three routes along the rural roads of Sonoma County's wine country and explore this pedaling paradise. Learn More