Disclaimer: Bicycle riding is an inherently dangerous sport. The weekly rides are open to the public and Velo Club Monterey does not organize, sponsor, nor assume any liability for your participation in these rides. The VCM web site acts as a go between for the benefit of all riders who like to ride with others and want to share their rides. This web site posts a variety of regular on-going rides established by local riders.
Regularly Scheduled Rides
(C-Level Ride) 8:30 am, Meet at parking lot behind Lighthouse 4 Cinema in Pacific Grove. Ride follows the coast along PG, through Pebble Beach and back for coffee at Carmel Valley Roasting Company in PG (510 Lighthouse Ave). A more mellow ride than the 7:30 ride, but still not a beginner’s ride. You need to be able to ride in a group and tackle the challenging, hilly and beautifully scenic route. 31+mi.
8:30 am, Meet at Portola Plaza (in the walkway near Portola Hotel & Spa). Moderate pace; distance and destination determined on the spot. Typically a slower ride to Pezzini’s Fruit Stand and back.
9:00 am, Starting near the Custom House on Old Fisherman’s Wharf the No Real Job Ride is a hilly ride that starts out along the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail, heads through Former Fort Ord and Barloy Canyon and ending at East Village Coffeehouse. 30mi. +/- Everyone is welcome.
View Tuesday No Real Job route here.
2:00 pm (1 pm during winter, so check Calendar for correct time), Starting near the Custom House on Old Fisherman’s Wharf the BWC Ride starts out on the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail and from there could go anywhere, as long as it ends with either Beer, Wine or Coffee, often at Alvarado Street Brewery. Moderate pace, with route determined by the group. Distance is usually 25-35mi. +/- Everyone is welcome, but you should be comfortable riding in a group at a 15-17 mph pace in the flats and there are often hills involved. Contact ride organizer: email@example.com for more info.
Please visit the Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA) website for Mountain bike ride schedules.
When: Every Saturday 8:30-11:30AM
Cost: $5 to ride, $5 to rent a bike, $6 for parking, or by a yearly permit for $65.
Road Bike Rides
- “The Loop” An 87 mile ride that loops through the Salinas and Carmel Valley. A Monterey area classic
The Loop route starting from Carmel Valley Village
- “The Pie Ride” to Gizdich Ranch.
Pie Ride route starting at Monterey Wharf – 70 miles.
Pie Ride “Lite” route starting from Pezzini Farms – 42 miles.
- “Strawberry Fields Forever Rides”
Beautiful rides through the farmlands surrounding Watsonville, Elkhorn Slough areas.
30 MILE ROUTE
100 MILE ROUTE
GPS downloads are now available for most of the above routes. These are for riders that have GPS-enabled bicycle computers; especially those that have mapping support. To download the route information to suitable GPS-enabled devices just open the link for the map of the route you want; click on the Export tab on the right, and then click on the format (TCX Course usually works best).
Follow the instructions for your device, such as http://ridewithgps.com/help/garmin-edge-800 (downloading either to your computer and then to your Garmin, or directly to your Garmin).
Monthly twilight rides allow cyclists to experience the excitement of pedaling WeatherTech Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238-mile course. The ride is highlighted by the legendary Corkscrew turn that drops an equivalent of 5 1/2 stories. Rides generally run from 5:30–7:30 p.m. (5-7 p.m. in the winter months), and are open to all levels of cyclists. Helmets are required and the cost is $10 per rider.
Each month is hosted by a different local bicycle club, organization or business, some holding competitions such as time trials or criterium races and many with off-track activities such as barbecue dinners, costume contests and giveaways.
2018 Twilight Rides
- January 24 (cancelled – weather)
- February 21 – NPS Cycling Club
- March 14 – Tatum’s Garden
- April 4 – NPS Cycling Club
- May 15 (Amgen Tour of California)
- June 20 – DC-10July 18 – NPS Cycling Club
- August 21 – Velo Club Monterey
- September 5 – California Custom Sheds Cycling
- October 24 – MORCA
- November 14 – NPS Cycling Club
- December 5
Dates are subject to change. Visit WeatherTech Raceway Twilight Cycling webpage to confirm schedule.