Chico Area Rides and Events
Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. 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!
North Rim Weekly Group Rides
Join us on one of our fun rides. Whether you are new to cycling or an old pro, there is a ride that's right for you.
|Every Friday||9:01 AM||Road Group Ride. Come out and join us for our Friday Morning no drop group ride. Ride will alternate between flats or hills. Check our Facebook page for more details and weekly ride route.||One Mile Recreation Area||(530)345-2453|
|Every Sunday||1:00 PM||Easy Does It Sunday Ride - Join us for an easy bicycle ride... Routes vary week to week but are a blend of Bidwell Park, back roads, and bike paths roughly 12 miles in length at about 11 mph. This is a perfect ride for new riders, those just getting back on their bikes, or anyone just looking for a easy paced, no drop ride.||Hooker Oak Park - Center of the Parking Lot||(530)345-2453|
Other Weekly Chico Group Rides
|Every Wednesday||5:30 - 6:00 PM||Fast, Fit and Fun 50. Flat training/skills/social ride! Three options: Fast - 23-28 mph, approx 50 km (30 mi) - Departs at 6pm Fit and Friendly - 18-23 mph, approx 50 km (30 mi) - Departs at 5:30pm Fun - 15-18 mph, approx 25 mi, no drop - Departs at 5:35pm Runs March through October||Start at Rosedale Elementary School, 100 Oak St, Chico||(530)345-2453|
|Every Saturday||9:00 AM||A fast paced road ride through the flat and rolling terrain around Chico and Oroville with a regroup at the halfway point. Runs October to February.||One Mile Recreation Area||(530)345-2453|
North Rim Roadside Repair Class
Ever been stranded with a flat tire you were not able to fix? We have developed a hands on class to get you competent and confident in changing your flat tires on the road or out on the trail.
Classes are normally held on Sunday evenings at 4:00pm at our store (178 East 2nd St.). The fee for the class is $5. Class size is limited and advanced registration is required. Classes will be scheduled depending on demand. Call us at (530) 345-2453 to reserve your spot and find out when the next class will be taking place.
Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area.
Please read group rules, as this ride is hosted at no cost, but with mandatory requirements. :)
Group Ride Rules
*Helmets are mandatory on all our rides. (If you’re inviting someone on the ride, please make sure they bring a helmet, too!)
*No earphones allowed. We need to be able to communicate with each other in a group situation! Thanks for understanding!
*Riders should always carry a Flat Repair Kit with them: spare tube, inflator or pump, lever
*Carry some form of ID in case of emergency.
*Bring water and food sufficient for the ride distance and pace.
*Please make sure your bike is in proper working order before you arrive! Ride leaders aren’t expected to be bike mechanics. :)
*Calling “Clear!” is prohibited. All riders are responsible for verifying that it’s clear.
*Stop at all stop signs. Do not overlap wheels. Communicate hazards to other riders.
*Each riders assumes his or her own risks on all rides.
*Those who ride ahead of the group are on their own ride.
*Always notify the ride leader when leaving the ride.
**Please check here or https://www.facebook.com/NorthRimAdventureSports/ morning of for ride cancellations.
Additional Rules of the Road from the League of American Bicyclists (http://bikeleague.org/content/rules-road-0)
FOLLOW THE LAW
Your safety and image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and duties as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Ride with traffic; use the rightmost lane headed in the direction you are going.
Make your intentions clear to everyone on the road. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes.
Ride where people can see you and wear bright clothing. Use a front white light, red rear light and reflectors when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with others and don’t ride on sidewalks.
Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians, and other people on bikes will do next. Watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes, and other road hazards. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.
Check that your tires have sufficient air, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly, and quick release levers are closed. Carry tools and supplies that are appropriate for your ride. Wear a helmet