Our Scheduled Rides depart at a fixed time. Some are facilitated group rides, others fully supported rides with support vehicles and rest stops. This has been the very essence of the Paso Robles Cycling Festival (a.k.a. Great Western Bicycle Rally) since it started in 1965; 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 entry fee.
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 KOFFEE RIDE . FRIDAY
A steady, social group ride leaving from the Fairgrounds and heading to K-Man Cycles in Paso Robles for free coffee and cake at the store, followed by approx. 30 - 40 miles lead by local ride leaders.
STAR FARMS SUPPORTED 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 and pick it up for you.
WRAP-UP RIDE . MONDAY
This social, easy paced ride takes place to give you a chance to connect with the Festival friends and possibly Festival staff and volunteers. You can bet there'll be a coffee stop somewhere in there too!
DESTINATION WINERY RIDES. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
A selection of rides out to some of our partner wineries. Each ride has a different feature to it with options for wine tasting, snacks, or other delights offered by our partners.
GRAVEL GRINDER . FRIDAY
Test yourself on some of Paso's dirt road with our fearless Captain of the Dirt to guide you. Finishes at Kiler Ridge Olive Oil for snacks and olive oil tasting!
Supported GROUP RIDES
THE PABLove VELO DE FEMME . SATURDAY
The Velo de Femme is a beautiful course offering women cyclists a chance to take part in a fun 20 mile ride together with great support, camaraderie and awesome ride leaders. We kick off the ride with a group roll out and regroup at our rest stop in Templeton, where you have a chance to shop at the farmer’s market with our support car bringing your purchases back to the Fairgrounds.
Entry into the PABLove Velo de Femme is included in your event entry fees.
SUNDAY FUNDAY LUNCH RIDE . SUNDAY
Sunday Funday! Take on a 65 or 100 mile challenge with lunch provided for you at a winery partner. We'll have a party waiting for you at the finish with music, beer and festivities.
Entry into the Sunday FunDay Lunch Ride is included in your event entry fees. Please make sure to pick up a lunch ticket from The Hub in advance. More details HERE.
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