Local Rides

Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area as well as related resources. Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!

GROUP RIDES

Group Rides - Helen's Cycles

This is a group ride for intermediate to advanced cyclists hosted by Helen's Cycles.
Arrive by 7:45 AM at the front of the store to check in. 2501 Broadway, Santa Monica, California 90404
Nutrition and hydration will be provided at the start of the ride.
Route will be announced at the start of the ride. Usually 50+ mi, 4,000+ feet of climbing.
All riders need to be . . .
  • comfortable riding in a group
  • able to ride 19-22 mph on the flats
  • on road bikes w/ clip-in pedals only - no hybrids
  • comfortable riding 4+ hours

Make sure you bring extra CO2 and tubes in case of flats! No parking in Helen's Cycles lot. Please be quiet for our neighbors.
Call Adam or Sherri with questions. 310-829-1836.
Hope to see you out there!


WOMEN ONLY RIDES

Women Only Group Rides - Helen's Cycles

For intermediate / advanced cyclists hosted by Helen's Cycles. All women are welcome.
Arrive by 7:45 AM at the front of the store to check in. 2501 Broadway, Santa Monica, California 90404
Nutrition and hydration will be provided at the start of the ride.
Route will be announced at the start of the ride. Usually 40+ mi, 3,000+ feet of climbing.
All riders need to be . . .
  • comfortable riding in a group
  • able to ride 19-22 mph on the flats
  • on road bikes w/ clip-in pedals only - no hybrids
  • comfortable riding 3+ hours

Make sure you bring extra CO2 and tubes in case of flats! No parking in Helen's Cycles lot. Please be quiet for our neighbors.
Call Adam or Sherri with questions. 310-829-1836.

Note: The men on the ride are either Helen's Cycles employees or Helen's Cycles Ambassadors and typically remain at the back of the group.
Hope to see you out there!


BEGINNER RIDE

Helen's Beginner Rides - Trifit Club and Studio

Join us on this local, beginner friendly, no-drop ride, where you can get familiar with clipping in and out, gears, shifters, and skills for riding in a group.Rides will range from 18 to 25 miles, progressing toward climbing local hills such as Amalfi and Mandeville Canyon. This ride is free. No previous experience is required.

Arrive by 7:45 AM at the front of the store to check in. 2501 Broadway, Santa Monica, California 90404


Local Group Rides

Join us and other bike clubs on one of these fun rides. Whether you are new to cycling or an old pro, there is a ride that's right for you.

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Every Tuesday

6:30 AM

La Grange: Marina JV Ride (moderate)

San Vicente Blvd & 26th St, Brentwood

Every Tuesday

6:30 AM

La Grange: Marina Ride (advanced)

San Vicente Blvd & 26th St, Brentwood

Every Wednesday

6:30 AM

La Grange: Mandeville Canyon (moderate)

San Vicente Blvd & 26th St, Brentwood

Every Thursday

6:30 AM

La Grange: Amalfi Loops (advanced)

San Vicente Blvd & 26th St, Brentwood

Every Friday

6:30 AM

La Grange: Marina Lite (easy to moderate)

San Vicente Blvd & 26th St, Brentwood

Every Sunday

8:00 AM

La Grange: Nichols Canyon Ride (advanced)

Westwood Blvd & La Grange Ave, Westwood

Every Tuesday

6:30 AM

Shifting Gears: Tuesday Morning Coffee Spin

Peet's Coffee , 2439 Main St, Santa Monica

Every Thursday

6:30 AM

Shifting Gears: Griffith Park Spin w/ E. Side Posse

Coffee Bean, 2081 Hillhurst Ave (Ambrose Ave), Los Feliz

Saturdays & Sundays

8:00 AM

Shifting Gears: Click here for details

various

Every Sunday

7:30 AM Spr/Sum
8:00 AM Fall/Win

Marina del Rey Cycle Club: Click here for details

Helen’s Cycles, 2472 Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey

Rides & Races

Some of these events require fund-raising to benefit charitable organizations. Call for further information.