Our Scheduled Rally Rides depart at a fixed time. Some are group rides with ride leaders, others fully supported rides with support vehicles and/or rest stops, lunch stops etc. This is the very essence of the Great Western Bicycle Rally; making new cycling buddies, discovering new roads with a local rider and riding with groups of other bicycle crazy or just fun loving people on two wheels. Participation in all these rides is included in your Rally fees.
Group Rides with a Ride Leader
SALSA RIDE . SATURDAY
A group ride with two different pace options; mild and hot. Lead by our local ride leaders, it also goes via the Time Trial course to give you a shot at that. Approximately 40 miles.
K-MAN CYCLES KAKE AND KOFFEERIDE . FRIDAY
An opportunity to join an early arrivers group ride that stops at K-Man Cycles in Paso Robles for coffee and cake on the way. Lead by Best Bike Zone ride leaders. Approximately 30 - 40 miles.
DIRECTORS RIDE . MONDAY
This social, easy paced ride takes place to give you a chance to connect with the Rally Directors and give us some feedback on what you loved, what you'd like to see in future years and where you think we could improve the Rally. You can bet there'll be a coffee stop somewhere in there too!
WINE TASTERS TOURS . SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
A chance to discover some local favorite wineries with a wine expert, taste wines and stop for lunch (lunch not included) at a winery. Remember if you purchase wine we will bring it back to the Rally for you. This is one of the most popular group rides so please sign up in advance as spots are limited. Starts 10.30am each day. SIGN UP HERE.
STAR FARMS 'BIKE TRAIN' RIDE . SATURDAY
Star Farms is such a fun location to visit that we want to help you get out there and have some FUN! Throw a bag of clothes, your swim trunks, towel and some lunch into our support vehicle and we'll drop it off out there for you. Join this 'bike train' with front, middle and rear sweep ride leaders. Sponsored by Ride Share's Bike Month. SIGN UP HERE.
GRAVEL GRINDER . FRIDAY
Test yourself on some of Paso's dirt road with our fearless Captain of the Dirt to guide you. Finishes at BarrelHouse Brewery!
GROUP MTB RIDE . SATURDAY
Paso Robles area has some awesome MTB rides so we've incorporated some off road action. Meet at K-Man Cycles in Atascadero for a great group ride on some local trails.
Fully Supported Events at the Great Western Bicycle Rally
VELO DE FEMME WOMEN'S RIDE - SATURDAY
The Velo de Femme is a beautiful course offering women cyclists a chance to take part in a ride together over 20, 42 or 46 miles.
We'll have lots of support, ride leaders and opportunities to get coaching and riding tips during the ride. The ride is fully supported, with a winery rest stop and a visit to Templeton Farmers Market on the way back.
The Velo de Femme is included in the full Rally registration or if you're local you can just sign up for the Velo de Femme only.
GIRO DI PASO - SUNDAY
Included in your registration fees for the Rally is an entry to the Giro di Paso on Sunday. A beautiful, fully supported century route which takes riders over the range of rolling hills to the East of Paso Robles and into to coastal range to the West. The full century heads the down to the Pacific Ocean before a challenging return to Paso Robles up Old Creek Road. The Metric Century Plus offers a beautiful ride East of Paso, followed by a roll through the vineyards West of Paso. Both the Century and Metric Century Plus routes take on the York Mountain King and Queen of the Mountain Challenges! The Giro di Paso also offers a 45-mile route with significantly less climbing.
Local cyclists not taking part in the full Rally may also join the Giro di Paso for just $52.
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