What we're about

We are a diverse bicycling club offering rides almost every day of the year. Routes range from easy bike trails to hill climbing. The focus is on recreational cycling and touring. Our many rides can meet your needs from beginning to ride with a group to tackling the steep Sierra foothills. Most rides are "swept," meaning the ride leader follows all other riders to help with any problems. We often enjoy coffee shops for refueling.

Recent tours have been in Monterey, Lake Almanor, Marin, Halfmoon Bay, and the Gold Country, down the Pacific Coast, Death Valley, and Las Vegas. Occasionally, we get further away like to Yosemite, Crater Lake, or the San Juan Islands.

We are proud to be the "home" of the popular Party Pardee Century! The Bike Hikers have been around for 50 years and remain one of the most active bicycle clubs in the area. Non-members are welcome to attend. Extra events during the year include the Annual Banquet, the Picnic Ride, the Fall Soup Ride, and the Holiday Potluck.

Come and Join Us ...

Please note that the listed "Start Time" is when we start riding, so arrive earlier and be ready to ride at that time!

Helmets are required on all rides. Also required: spare tube and/or patch kit, pump, and lights/reflectors on night rides. Recommended: Basic tools, first aid kit, filled water bottle, snack, money, and identification.

Explore our website for additional information about the club (http://www.bikehikers.com/)

RIDE GRADING CODE:

Three factors make up the ease or difficulty of a ride – not counting such chance factors as traffic, road conditions, and weather. These factors are important considerations for riders when selecting rides in which to participate. No rider will knowingly be left behind alone. However, riders should NOT sign up for rides beyond their ability. “Biting off more than you can chew” can result in discouragement or sore muscles, and invites accidents.

Terrain Elevation - Represented by an alpha letter

A - Steep - Mostly steep grades: strong riders only

B - Steep/Moderate - Some relief from steep grades

C - Moderate - Hilly; a challenge for the average rider

D - Moderate/Easy - Rolling hills, a challenge for beginners

E - Easy - Some gentle grades, but no problems

F - Flat - If any route is really flat

Distance - Represented by the actual number of miles

Pace - Will range in ‘miles per hour’ between about 12 mph on easy short distance rides to 20+ mph on hard long distance rides. Generally, the pace increases as the difficulty (steepness and distance) of the ride increases. Riders tend to increase their pace as they gain experience, fitness, and are challenged by difficulty. Beginners and novices are strongly advised to select easy and short distance rides to start with, and progress up the grading scale with experience and capability.

Upcoming events (4+)

EZ - 20 Ride

Five Points Shopping Center

Join us 20 miles at a leisurely pace, take a break at the Fish Hatchery then ride back to Five Points Center.
Optional coffee after the ride.
Leader(s): LYN K VU, ,
Notes: Rides may be CANCELED due to unhealthy air quality, rain, or other reasons. Check the WEBSITE CALENDAR the morning of the ride BEFORE heading out! SBH Website: https://bikehikers.com/content.aspx?page_id=4001&club_id=216251

Typically, we have 12 - 30 riders attend, so look for the group, often attired in SBH colors of yellow and blue;
Riders leave at the stated time--arrive 15 minutes early for instructions and to sign a waiver; Helmets are required on all SBH rides; Check the SBH WEBSITE CALENDAR for updated information such as the RWGPS route.

About Ride Grade: https://bikehikers.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=216251&module_id=461166#GradeRidesRWUs_Anchor

Steamers and Beyond (EH) E33/E41

Five Points Shopping Center

NOTE START TIME

Friday morning ride to Steamers and beyond

Short 33 mi. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37084367

Long route goes to Captains Table 41 mi. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37132074

I will sweep the Short Q Sheets provided
Leader(s): ELAINE HENS, ,
Notes: Rides may be CANCELED due to unhealthy air quality, rain, or other reasons. Check the WEBSITE CALENDAR the morning of the ride BEFORE heading out! SBH Website: https://bikehikers.com/content.aspx?page_id=4001&club_id=216251

Typically, we have 12 - 30 riders attend, so look for the group, often attired in SBH colors of yellow and blue;
Riders leave at the stated time--arrive 15 minutes early for instructions and to sign a waiver; Helmets are required on all SBH rides; Check the SBH WEBSITE CALENDAR for updated information such as the RWGPS route.

About Ride Grade: https://bikehikers.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=216251&module_id=461166#GradeRidesRWUs_Anchor

Ride the Parkway

William Pond Park

EVENT: run by the American River Parkway Foundation. You MUST be registered to ride.
Our beautiful jewel that we use so often is in dire need of our continued support this year. Amongst other issues, the parkway has been ravaged fires this year, scorching approximately 15% of the Parkway resulting in even higher demand for maintenance, monitoring and funding to preserve this jewel. Our club prides itself in being a supporter of the American River Parkway and this is another opportunity for us club members to support the parkway. Please support this event.

Link to registration
https://arpf.org/events/ride/

The ARPF is giving a $5 discount through this Monday Sept 6th so don't miss out!

As usual there is an annual team prize for the most riders. We beat the Bodacious Babes the last time in 2019 and with your help we can do so again and hold our title! Please remember to include the Sacramento Bikehikers as your club when you register so we get credit for your participation.
Leader(s): AMANDA PAIN, ,
Notes: Rides may be CANCELED due to unhealthy air quality, rain, or other reasons. Check the WEBSITE CALENDAR the morning of the ride BEFORE heading out! SBH Website: https://bikehikers.com/content.aspx?page_id=4001&club_id=216251

Typically, we have 12 - 30 riders attend, so look for the group, often attired in SBH colors of yellow and blue;
Riders leave at the stated time--arrive 15 minutes early for instructions and to sign a waiver; Helmets are required on all SBH rides; Check the SBH WEBSITE CALENDAR for updated information such as the RWGPS route.

About Ride Grade: https://bikehikers.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=216251&module_id=461166#GradeRidesRWUs_Anchor

Back Roads to Flower Farm

Folsom Village Shopping Center

Let's try this again, 3rd time is a char, and hope the fires and smoke have settled down (for many reasons).

NOTE THAT RIDE STARTS AT 9!!

Back by popular demand! We will cruise some back roads in Granite Bay and Loomis with a coffee stop at the Flower Farm. Both short and long are C routes defined as: Moderate - Hilly; a challenge for the average rider. Short route may not be swept, TBD, so please plan on riding with a friend. Please bring water and snacks in case Flower Farm is crowded!
Flower Farm 3A: C 33.5, 1551 elevation gain: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29687104
Flower Farm 3B: C 42.3, 1906 elevation gain: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29695953
Leader(s): MICHELE FORTES, ,
Notes: Rides may be CANCELED due to unhealthy air quality, rain, or other reasons. Check the WEBSITE CALENDAR the morning of the ride BEFORE heading out! SBH Website: https://bikehikers.com/content.aspx?page_id=4001&club_id=216251

Typically, we have 12 - 30 riders attend, so look for the group, often attired in SBH colors of yellow and blue;
Riders leave at the stated time--arrive 15 minutes early for instructions and to sign a waiver; Helmets are required on all SBH rides; Check the SBH WEBSITE CALENDAR for updated information such as the RWGPS route.

About Ride Grade: https://bikehikers.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=216251&module_id=461166#GradeRidesRWUs_Anchor

Past events (1,879)

Breakfast ride

Five Points Shopping Center

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