Our Scheduled Rides depart at a fixed time. Some are facilitated group rides, others fully supported rides with support vehicles and rest stops. Since it started in 1965, The Paso Robles Cycling Festival (a.k.a. Great Western Bicycle Rally) has fostered making new cycling buddies its main goal. Discover new roads with a local rider and/or ride with new friends who are as bicycle crazy and fun loving as you.
Participation in all these rides is included in your entry fee. Check out the Festival Schedule for ride start times.
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 competing in that. Approximately 40 miles.
K-MAN, KAKE AND KOFFEE RIDE | FRIDAY
A steady, social group ride leaving from the Fairgrounds and heading to K-Man Cyclery in Paso Robles for free coffee and cake at the store, followed by approx. 30 to 40 miles lead by local ride leaders.
STAR FARMS BIKE TRAIN | 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 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 complimentary 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 roads with one of our fearless captains of dirt to guide you. We work in either a wine, beer, or olive oil partner for snacks and tasting!
Supported GROUP RIDES
THE PABLove VELO DE FEMME | SATURDAY
The Velo de Femme is an easily navigable course offering women cyclists a chance to take part in a fun 20 mile ride 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 60+ or 95+ mile challenge with lunch provided for you at a winery partner. We'll have the Burger Bar and hot community BBQ ready 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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