Connect with Other Cyclists

Biking is always better when you have a buddy to ride with. Check out these bicycling clubs to find other bike riders in your area.

Local Bicycle Coalitions

Local bicycle coalitions provide several important services for cyclists including local bike maps, safety classes and cycling events. Membership in local bicycle coalitions is a great way to get local discounts while supporting bicycle advocacy. Visit your local bicycle coalitions website for more information.

East Bay Bicycle Coalition
Marin County Bicycle Coalition
Napa Bicycle Coalition
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
Solano/ Napa Bicycle Commuter Information
Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition

Bay Area Bicycle Clubs

Cycling clubs throughout the Bay Area offer fun and recreational riding for all levels of riders from beginners, recreational riders, and racers. Some organizations also provide cycling skills and general fitness clinics to improve riding and overall fitness.

 

 

 

 

 

Almaden Cycle Touring Club - A group of about 1000 bicycle enthusiasts based in the south San Francisco Bay area. Emphasis is on group fun and safety, with a variety of bicycling related events for a wide range of ability levels.

Bay Area 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.

Berkeley Bicycle Club - A bicycle racing and rider development club dedicated to local promotion of the sport.

The Diablo Cyclists - Located 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.

Different Spokes - The San Francisco Bay Area's Lesbian and Gay bicycling club, open to all members of the Gay-Lesbian community and its friends. We promote relationships through the shared interest of bicycling.

Eagle Cycling Club - Provides cyclists with a variety of riding experiences. Our members can be seen on the road, in the hills, on tandems, on recumbents and often pulling kids in trailers.

Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club - A non-profit club organized for the purpose of promoting all facets of bicycling, which includes leisure, recreational, touring and racing, always with an emphasis on bicycle safety and education.

Grizzly Peak Cyclists - A bicycle club based in Berkeley, California. We call ourselves a “bicycle touring club”, but that just scratches the surface of who we are and what we do.

Marin Cyclists - Provides an environment for cyclists to meet other cyclists and experience the beauty of Marin County and the surrounding Bay Area, together. We offer organized rides during the weekend and shorter rides during the week.

Oakland Yellowjackets Bicycle Club - A social, multi-cultural bicycling group for men and women of all ages and skill levels. We are not a racing team. Our "no-drop" policy ensures that even the slowest cyclists will always ride accompanied.

Santa Rosa Cycling Club - A social/recreational organization comprised of cycling enthusiasts with a wide range of abilities and interests

Skyline Cycling Club - A social, recreational bicycle club in the San Francisco South Bay Area.

Cycling Singles - A free dating site that brings bike lovers together. From road to mountain biking and from amateur to competitive cyclist - hit the road: register and create a profile now.

Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring Club - A San Francisco Bay Area bicycle club based in Dublin, California, approximately 15 miles southeast of Oakland. The club schedules both local and non-local rides.

Western Wheelers - A nonprofit organization based on the San Francisco Peninsula that hosts a variety of rides every month to suit cyclists of all abilities.

Women's Mountain Bike & Tea Society (WOMBATS) - Sustainable women's off-road cycling network so that members may find a riding partner. We encourage girls and women to try cycling for the fun of it. Learn local trails. Improve riding skills.

 

Other Bicycle Advocacy Organizations

 

These organizations welcome new members to work on cycling issues for both on-street and off-street projects. You can get involved in local, regional, statewide or nationwide bicycle advocacy.

Bay Area

Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay - Educates cyclists in responsible mountain biking, to advocate for appropriate access and to promote community among trail users so all may fully enjoy and preserve the natural spaces of the East Bay.

BikeAlameda - Works to increase the city's bicycle network and facilities, to educate the community about the benefits of safe bicycling, and to provide a community to which Alameda bicyclists can belong.

Responsible Organized Mountain Pedalers (ROMP) - Encourages mountain bikers to take part in trail maintenance and construction, participate in land manager meetings and master plans, ride with respect for the land and other trail users, and have fun!

San Francisco Bay Trail Project (Association of Bay Area Governments) - Makes available grant funds for trail construction and maintenance; participates in planning efforts and encourages consistency with the adopted Bay Trail Plan; educates the public and decision-makers about the merits and benefits of the Bay Trail.

Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) - Improves neighborhood quality of life by making biking in Oakland safe, easy, accessible and fun.

 

Statewide

California Bicycle Coalition - A nonprofit education and lobbying organization working to improve bicycling conditions throughout California. CBC's mission is to create safe, healthy and livable communities in California by promoting bicycling for transportation and recreation.

California Association of Bicycle Organizations (CABO) - Fosters and promotes a favorable climate for bicycling in California by representing the interests of cyclists before the appropriate governmental bodies to protect their rights and promoting laws, policies, and actions that treat cyclists equitably.

 

National

Adventure Cycling Association - Inspires people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun, and self-discovery.

League of American Bicyclists - Promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

National Center for Bicycling and Walking - Changes the way communities are planned, designed and managed to ensure that people of all ages and abilities can walk and bike easily, safely and regularly.

 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center - A national clearinghouse for information about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access, and mobility for pedestrians (including transit users) and bicyclists.

 

Bicycling Information Sites

 

Here are some other bike resources where you can get information about bicycling from your community to countries around the world. 

511.org - Get Bay Area bicycling information on the 511.org bicycling page

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Reference Guide (pdf) - Provides Caltrans staff with a synthesis of information on non-motorized transportation to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists on the state highway system throughout California, serving as a resource on policies, laws, programs, the Caltrans planning and design process, guidelines, and best practices. (2005)

bikeforums.net - Chat with bicyclists all over the world

Cycle California! Magazine - Advocacy and Bicycling information for California cyclists

Krebs Bicycle Maps - Northern California Bicycle Maps