Experience Joy! Group Bike Rides
Meet your 2023 health goals.
Start the new year off right by pledging to ride a bike more often – it’s a great way to get exercise and fresh air.
Challenge your friends and make new ones.
Riding with friends is so much more fun than riding alone. Invite your bike-riding pals to join you or meet new people at a public group ride.
Finding a group ride is easy.
Group rides happen all across the Bay Area on a regular basis. Your local bike coalition may offer regular rides, such as the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s “Light Up the Night” bike parade.
Group rides are for kids, too.
Some cities in the Bay Area and around the world have started regular “bike bus” routes to school, to encourage students (and school staff) to start their day with an energizing ride.
Be a bicycle tourist.
Explore where you live or bring your bike on transit to check out new places in the Bay Area. You can go further on wheels than you can on foot; and on a bicycle, you can reach parks and other places that are not open to cars.
There’s safety in numbers.
In group rides, bikes are more visible to other road users. Drivers can’t miss seeing a big group of cyclists, especially at night.
Take up space.
Vehicle drivers are required to give cyclists 3 feet of room, and a new law requires drivers to change lanes whenever possible to give cyclists even more space. (And if you’re not comfortable on the edge of the road, remember that cyclists are allowed full use of the lane.)
Ready to ride?
Set a goal and find a group bike ride.