Bike Bakersfield Events
BE SWEET! GIVE 3 FEET AWARENESS RIDE
Tuesday, September 16 at 7 AM
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, marks an important date for all cyclists in California: it is the day the Three Feet for Safety Act comes into effect. This new law affects all road users, requiring motorists to give at least a three foot buffer between their vehicle and the cyclist when passing.
One major concern for bicycle advocates is that people may not abide by the law because they do not know about it. We want to raise awareness of the new law by riding on the streets of downtown the day the law is in effect. Join us for the awareness ride on September 16, at the Liberty Bell on Truxtun and Chester at 7 AM. We roll out at 7:30 AM and ride to cause a buzz about the new law.
We want to get as many people as we can to attend this ride in order to make a big impact on the streets. Be it the weekend recreational cyclist, the everyday commuter, the once-a-year rider, or the triathlete, your involvement in this campaign makes a difference. If you are not able to make it to the ride, you can still take part by spreading the word. Talk to friends, family and co-workers about the event anad share our page on Facebook. Download our flyer to distribute. This campaign educates our fellow road users and celebrates a big step towards safer streets for all.
Other Local Events
KERN WHEELMEN SPOOKTACULAR
Saturday, October 18 at 6 AM
The 28th annual Kern Wheelmen Spooktacular Century is on Saturday, October 18. Registration is now open! Choose between six different routes ranging from 20 to 109 miles. Ride participants get one raffle entry, a post-ride meal, rest stops and marked routes, maps, full SAG support, and a goodie bag. You are encouraged to decorate your bike and wear spooky clothing!
Register for the ride through Eventbrite. Rad commemorative jerseys are available to order through Voler. Course information and maps are available on the Kern Wheelmen page.
Bike Bakersfield Rides
SUNDAY CITY RIDE
Sunday, September 21 at 4:00 PM
There will be no Sunday City Ride for September due to staff time constraints. We apologize for the inconvenience and will resume our scheduled rides starting October, unless otherwise noted. Visit our Sunday City Ride events page for a list of this year's dates and details for the next ride.
Full Moon Bike Ride
Monday, September 08 at 8:00 PM
Join a casual group ride from Beach Park to the Marketplace at a pace of around 10-12 miles
per hour. The ride out is organized and kept together as much as possible. Once at the Marketplace, riders
enjoy the fountain and various shops, then head home or back to the park in smaller, unsupported groups.
Lights, helmets and locks recommended. (Lights and reflectors for all, and helmets for those under 18 are
required by California Vehicle Code.)
Find the schedule of this year's rides and more information on the
Full Moon Ride page.
Other Local Rides
Monday Night Hustle
Every Monday, 7:30 PM
Every Monday meet at Boss Pizza Company on 1525 18th Street, between Chester Avenue and Eye Street. Group at 7 PM
to hang out and roll out at 7:30 PM. The route varies depending on rider attendance. Come out and have a good time!
When Pigs Ride
Every Tuesday, 6 PM
When Pigs Ride is the weekly pub ride just for the guys. Meet every Tuesday between 6 and 6:30 PM. Meet-up location varies, so check their Facebook page location details. The ride starts around 6:30.
See the Facebook Page for destinations and for
Every Thursday, 6:30 PM
Pigxies is the women's weekly pub ride. Meet up every Thursday between 6 and 6:30 PM. Starting location varies, so check their Facebook page for details. The ride starts around 6:30.
See the Facebook Page for destinations and for more
Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association
The SSFTA is a non-profit group of mountain bike enthusiasts. They hold organized weekly rides for all experience
levels. Check out their website for ride and events details, news, and club
The Kern Wheelmen is a local club catered towards those who prefer to ride on smooth pavement. Weekly
rides are categorized by rider experience, from casual and beginners to peloton warriors. Other events
and rides are scheduled on their
Disclaimer: Bicycle riding comes with inherent risk. Ride participants ride at their own risk.