Local Bike Clubs
Almaden Cycle Touring Club
The Almaden Cycle Touring Club (ACTC) promotes cycling on the trails, roads, paths, and mountains of the South Bay area of San Francisco and beyond. Founded in 1975, ACTC is a volunteer-based non-profit organization which emphasizes the social, recreational, transportation, and health aspects of cycling through education, club rides, philanthropy, and meetings of members of all ages and levels. ACTC’s motto is “Riding for Fitness, Friendship, and Fun.” ACTC offers an average of over 150 rides per month, with rides for all levels and interests.

Website: http://www.actc.org

Alto Velo Bicycle Racing Club
The Alto Velo Racing Club is one of America’s top amateur cycling clubs. Founded in 1992 and based in Silicon Valley, Alto Velo supports and encourages bike racing across all categories and is the home of the LuxVue-SunPower Racing Team. This club is a member of USA Cycling, the national governing body for bicycle racing in the United States. Club members have earned district and national championships in each year of the club’s existence.

Website: http://www.altovelo.org

Diablo Cyclists
Different Spokes
Freemont Freewheelers
The Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club (FFBC) is a non-profit club organized for the purpose of promoting all facets of bicycling including leisure, recreational, touring, and racing, always with an emphasis on bicycle safety and education.

Formed in 1972, FFBC is a member of numerous local, state and national bicycle organizations that promote and protect the rights and welfare of all cyclists. These organizations include Bike East Bay (formerly East Bay Bicycle Coalition), Bay Area Bicycle Coalition (BABC), California Bicycle Coalition (CBC), California Association of Bicycle Organizations (CABO), and USA Cycling.

Website: http://www.fremontfreewheelers.org

Grizzly Peak Cyclists
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club
The Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club (LGBRC) is a highly competitive amateur cycling team founded by 1960 Rome Olympic team members, Bob Tetzlaff and Jack Hartman, as a developmental racing and training club. Its focus is road and track racing and their MTB/Cyclocross Team. LGBRC offers training rides and a youth development program. This club is a member of USA Cycling, the national governing body for bicycle racing in the United States.

Website: http://www.lgbrc.org

Northern California Mountain Bicycling Association
The Pedalera Bicycle Club
Founded in 1962 by Lockheed employees, today’s Pedalera hosts the Mount Hamilton Challenge. Held in April, riders start in Santa Clara, climb to Lick Observatory atop 4,209 foot Mt. Hamilton, then continue through the remote San Antonio and Arroyo Mocho Valleys.

Website: http://hillsidegraphics.com/hamilton-challenge/

Peninsula Velo Cycling Club
San Jose Bicycle Club
Started in 1939, the SJBC’s focus is road and track racing with clinics and training opportunities for beginners and all levels. This club is a member of USA Cycling, the national governing body for bicycle racing in the United States.

Website: http://www.teamsanjose.org

San Jose Mountain Biking
Since 2009, San Jose Mountain Biking has been dedicated to get people riding more often, whenever and wherever possible. SJMB is made up of people from all walks of life, from all over the San Francisco Bay Area, with organizers representing the South Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, Santa Cruz, and even the Central Valley.

Website: http://www.sanjosemountainbiking.com

Santa Clara University Cycling Club
Santa Clara University’s Cycling club is an on-campus student group. The club includes a competitive racing team as well as a more recreational mountain biking group. The racing team competes in the NCCA (National Collegiate Cycling Association) against prominent teams in many Northern California races. For more information, contact the Cycling Team President via this website.

Website: http://www.scu.edu/recreation/clubsports/currentclubs.cfm#Cycling

Santa Cruz County Cycling Club
Shiny Side Up Bike Show & Festival
Since 2003 Dominick Guida, of the Cruiser Shop, and Behind Bars, Inc. have held one of Northern California’s largest bicycle shows and festivals. Shiny Side Up is held annually at San Jose’s History Park on the last Sunday in July, the focus is custom, cruiser, lowrider, and art bicycles.

Website: http://behindbarsinc.blogspot.com

Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers (formerly ROMP)
Organized in 1982 as Responsible Organized Mountain Pedalers (ROMP), SVMTB promotes mountain bike recreation and works to maintain and improve sustainable trail access in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. SVMTB is a regional chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association and was among the first bicycling organizations to advocate for responsible access to County trails.

Website: http://www.romp.org

Skyline Bicycle Club
Founded in 1972, Skyline Bicycle Club is a social and recreational bicycle club in the South Bay Area. SBC hosts road rides 4 days a week year round and Wednesday Night Rides from April-September. In addition to road bicycle rides, SBC offers hikes, ski trips, winter movie nights, pizza parties, summer barbeques, the annual fall “Munch-a-Long” progressive dinner, a Holiday Party/gift swap, and other outings. SBC’s motto is, “We ride to eat, we eat to ride.”

Website: http://skylinecycling.tripod.com

Stanford University Cycling Club
Stanford Cycling Team (SCT) promotes cycling, in all its forms, in our community. Members ride together near Stanford and throughout the Bay Area and California and beyond. “Our rides are open to anyone with a helmet!” SCT races road, mountain, and track in the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference and competes regularly at USA Cycling Collegiate Nationals. SCT works to improve cycling in its community by teaching elementary school students safety skills, by participating in safety events on campus, and by advocating for better cycling infrastructure throughout the region.

Website: http://www.stanford.edu/group/cycling

Sunnyvale Cupertino Cycling Club

Founded in 1986, Sunnyvale Cupertino Cycling Club (SCCC) is dedicated to the promotion of cycling for recreation, events (centuries, double centuries, Death Ride, and more) and racing. “We are, open to riders of all ages and abilities. Our members ride road, mountain, track, and cross! This is a club that prides itself on what it gives BACK to cycling. No riders are left behind on club rides. This is NOT a club with an attitude.”

SCCC hosts two weekly rides:
Los Altos and Cupertino, CA:  Sunnyvale Cupertino Cycling Club (SCCC) Saturday Ride 8:30 am Ride start location alternates between the 76 Gas Station at Rancho Shopping Center on Foothill Expressway near Springer/Magdelena in Los Altos or Cupertino Bike Shop, 10625 S. Foothill Blvd, Cupertino.  Check our website www.sccc-cycling.org or Facebook for which is the starting location each week.  Friendly, no-drop, men and women’s club ride is a moderate to fast paced ride with re-grouping.  40-60 miles with 4000-6000 feet of climbing.  For more information email the Club President, Carole Ann McEvoy atcarolemcevoy68@gmail.com or visit our website at www.sccc-cycling.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sunnyvalecupertinocyclingclub.  Please also see our Pink Ladies weekly club ride for a beginner/moderate paced Saturday ride.
Los Altos and Palo Alto, CA:  Sunnyvale Cupertino Cycling Club (SCCC) Pink Ladies Saturday Ride 9:30 am Rides start at the Rancho Shopping Center Starbucks on Foothill Expressway at Springer/Magdelena in Los Altos then roll onto Gunn High School to meet additional riders at 9:45under the school sign at Arastradero Road and Foothill Expressway in Palo Alto.  A friendly social to moderate paced weekly club ride with no-drop, typically with 20-40 miles and 1000-4000 feet of climbing depending upon the season.  Men and women are all welcome.  Contact Peggy Benenato at peggybenenato@gmail.com or visit our websitewww.sccc-cycling.org or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/scccpinkladies.  Please also see our SCCC Saturday 8:30 am club ride.

Website: http://www.sccc-cycling.org

Velo Girls
Velo Girls was founded in March, 2002 and is a place where women and girls can share their love for cycling in a safe, friendly, encouraging environment. The club focuses on fun, recreational riding, with the opportunity to attend cycling skills and general fitness clinics to improve riding and overall fitness. There are scheduled rides for all level of riders from beginners, recreational riders, and racers. This club offers rides and events every day of the year, including road rides for all levels, mountain bike trail rides, cyclocross training, and lots of fun!

Website: http://www.velogirls.com

Western Wheelers
Founded in 1968 and based in Palo Alto, Western Wheelers host recreational rides virtually every day of the week on the Peninsula, in the South Bay, and occasionally farther afield. Western Wheelers offer rides suitable for beginners, social rides for experienced cyclists, and challenging rides for dedicated enthusiasts.

Website: http://www.westernwheelers.org

Other Important Groups
511.org (Bicycling Mini-site)
Bay Area Bike Share
Bay Area Bike Share is a bike sharing system with a fleet of 700 bikes locked into a network of 70 stations in San Francisco, Redwood City, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and San Jose. Intended to provide Bay Area residents and visitors with an additional transportation option for getting around the region, Bay Area Bike Share is fun, easy, and affordable. Bay Area bikes can be rented from and returned to any station in the system, creating an efficient network with many possible combinations of start and end points. The system is available for use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Website: http://www.bayareabikeshare.com

Bicycle Solutions
Bicycling Life
Cycle California!
East Side Bicycle Cooperative
Working within East Side San Jose schools, ESBC offers bike safety clinics and basic bicycle mechanics classes, thereby using bicycles to empower community members and to promote rider independence. ESBC serves the community by promoting bike use to youth and exposing youth to a productive and rewarding hobby that draws interest away from illegal activity and serves as a unique means of enriching their life – contributing to an empowered and uplifted East San Jose community at large.

Website: http://esjbikes.org

Good Karma Bikes (GKB)
Good Karma Bikes sells used bicycles and offers free bicycles to the homeless in order to provide them with transportation to jobs. Open to the public, GKB offer a free bicycle repair clinic on Saturdays and a free basic bicycle mechanic class on the first Thursday of each month. Their shop is located at 345 Sunol Street, San Jose and they welcome volunteers and corporate team building events.

Website: http://www.goodkarmabikes.org

Hellyer County Park Velodrome
Built in 1963, and operated by the Northern California Velodrome Association in strong partnership with Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department, Hellyer County Velodrome is committed to developing athletes by making training and racing opportunities affordable for cyclists, families, and the community at large. Hellyer has hosted National cycling events including the 1972 US Olympic Bicycling Trials, Madison Race National Championships, and Masters and Juniors championships. The NCBA is a member of USA Cycling, the national governing body for bicycle racing in the United States.

Funds from training sessions, donations, and bicycle rentals are used for the upkeep, maintenance, and improvement of the velodrome. Spectating at the velodrome is free. Juniors (under 18) can ride the track for free, along with free use of the fixed gear rental bikes. Adults typically pay as little as $5 for training and $5 for bike rentals for most beginner events.

Website: http://www.ridethetrack.com

History San Jose’s Silicon Valley Bikes!
History San Jose has collected the history of Silicon Valley bicycling from the 1880s to the present. Visit the exhibit at History Park and find Silicon Valley Bikes! on Facebook for more information and opportunities to participate.

Website: http://www.historysanjose.org/

Kruz3r Mob
With a cruiser and custom bicycle focus, the Kruz3r Mob is a group of bicyclists who love to ride. Beginning with family rides in 2009, the Kruz3r Mob now participates in local public service events, bike shows, fundraising for charities, and rides all over the Bay Area and beyond.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/KRUZ3RMOB

Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance
Ride East Side San Jose
RESSJ is a monthly bike party style ride in and around San Jose’s East Foothills and its lower flatlands. Since 2011 its been held on the second Sunday at 11am.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/RideESSJ

San Jose Bike Clinic
SJBC encourages bicycling and empowers riders by teaching bicycle maintenance skills and offering free bike repair clinics and skill shares.

Website: http://www.sjbikeclinic.org

San Jose Bike Party
Since 2005, San Jose Bike Party volunteers have organized a ride held on the third Friday of each month at 8:00pm. The starting location, route, and theme are different each month and are posted on their website on the day of the ride. Its mission is, “Building community through bicycling” and is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time. SJBP also organizes facilitated bicycle rides for children and their parents, called Kidical Mass Silicon Valley and San Jose Kids’ Bike Party.

Website: http://www.sjbikeparty.org/

Turning Wheels for Kids
Since 2003, TWFKs has worked diligently to collect funds, purchase and assemble bikes and distribute them to worthy, established children’s charities year round. Known for their annual holiday “Bike Build” event at San Jose Convention Center’s South Hall, TWFKs provides thousands of children each year with brand new, sparkly bikes to encourage lifelong habits of exercise and outdoor activity.

Website: http://turningwheelsforkids.org