The Bay Area is home to many amazing bike clubs. Breaking into the world of cycling can be intimidating; There is allot to grasp about riding, maintenance, and training. However, the very best way to learn and meet fellow riders is by joining one of our sponsored bike clubs. They will work with you on technique, inspire you to ride your hardest, and show you the very best routes around.
Goride recognizes just how important clubs are to cycling, and we go out of our way to sponsor teams with everyday discounts, and yearly team purchases. Just a little extra incentive to get out on the bike. Check out our teams below, and click on their names to head over to their homepages. Feel free to stop by the shop and ask questions on which club might fit your riding needs best.
Alto Velo is one of America’s top amateur cycling clubs. Founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley, Alto Velo supports and encourages bike racing across all categories and supports the Alto Velo Racing Team. Additionally, each year the club promotes the Pescadero Coastal Classic, a classic climbing race through some of California’s most beautiful roads. Club members organize and lead group rides, including the Sunday A-Ride, the Saturday B-Ride, the Saturday Peet’s Ride, the Tuesday evening Egan Ride, and the C (is for climbing) Ride. More information on the rides is available at AltoVelo.org. Ride leaders announce the route each week on the Alto Velo mailing list.
Alto Velo Race Team (AVRT) is focused on organized, strategic team racing with an emphasis on building elite category teams and moving riders up through the ranks. AVRT is known for camaraderie, leadership, tactical skills, and positive racing. We start working with Cat 5 and Cat 4 racers to develop racing skills and tactics, along with experienced racers with deep knowledge of each race we do as a team. This camaraderie builds strong bonds and long lasting friendships.
Team Asha is a premier endurance sports training program. It provides personalized coaching, motivation and support for individuals with a goal to run a half/full marathon or bike 100 km/100 miles. Since year 2000, Team Asha has helped hundreds of people realize their marathon and endurance biking aspirations.
Extensive training for running and biking
Expert coaches driving speed, strength and cross-training workouts
Workshops on apparel, nutrition, and equipment
..and many fun parties, picnics, finish line bashes, etc.
Facts about Team Asha athletes:
Team Asha comprises of various professionals in the hi-tech industry, doctors, lawyers, students, stay-at-home moms and accomplished athletes.
One does not have to be an accomplished athlete, or at peak fitness level to join the team. In fact, over 70% of Team Asha runners are new to running or any form of endurance sports.
Roughly 40% of Team Asha athletes are women.
Our runners and walkers range from 22 to over 60 years of age.
Success rate of over 99% with athletes who have completed the training program.
Team Asha is a non-profit supporting Asha for Education which is an organization on a mission to catalyze socio-economic change in India through education of under-privileged children. Of the 68 Asha chapters worldwide, three are right here in the San Francisco Bay Area: Asha Berkeley, Asha Stanford and Asha Silicon Valley.
Over the years, Asha has succeeded in touching the lives of thousands of children through its various educational initiatives and projects. Although the primary focus is on education, Asha also addresses issues affecting human life such as health care, environmental concerns and women’s issues. Asha will continue to evolve in keeping with the needs of the hour and the needs of our country.
Asha for education is run by a diverse group of committed volunteers who take personal interest in researching and identifying worthy projects in India. We mobilize the needed funds and also work closely with the projects right from inception to realization.
We are a 100% volunteer-run organization with very minimal overheads. 100% of donations made to Asha Silicon Valley will directly go to projects in India. Our operating expenses are minimal and are covered with funds raised through special events like the Spring Run as well as the registration fees.
Founded in 2002, Velo Girls is the premier women’s cycling club in the San Francisco bay area. They offer rides, clinics, and events for women (and men) throughout the year. Their members include recreational and competitive road cyclists, mountain bikers, and cyclocrossers, ranging in age from teens to 60s, spanning from Morgan Hill to Mendocino, Half Moon Bay to the east bay. Velo Girls has been recognized by USA Cycling as Club of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2008. They’ve also been voted Best Bike Club by Competitor Magazine, City Sports Magazine, and the Bay List.
Menlo Bike Club is a community of cyclists that are passionate about riding, learning and improving their cycling skills, and participating in group cycling events. Their weekly rides take them around the San Francisco Bay Area – Peninsula and often they take trips to the best rides in the North, South, and East Bay. Indoor cycling sessions maintain fitness when daylight becomes limited. And their annual event plan is both a challenge and a good excuse to experience new rides and ride locations, locally and throughout California.
Hani specializes in coaching cycling. He also spends time advancing the skills of our intermediate cyclists and he leads a series of bike clinics. Hani has a passion that’s infectious, plus empathy and confidence that transfers easily to athletes in any sport. He has been a competitive cyclist and triathlete for most of his life, so brings expertise and experience as well — to all levels.
Hani is also an accomplished adventure racer. In 2004, he joined a local adventure racing team to find a new challenge in the outdoors. Hani started with 8 hour races, progressing to 24 hour races and on to the Baja Travesia five day race where he managed a top five finish with his team in 2007. Hani continues adventure racing and works to increase the visibility of the sport, encouraging participation among adventurers of all types.
The Woodside Beasts are a Family Oriented Team of High Schoolers that LOVE to ride! In the past 5 years the 2 founding Freshman have built the Beast’s to a NorCal approved, NICA certified, coed mountain bike race team comprised of local high schoolers from the bay area. The Beasts have had hundreds of rides exposing them to World Ranked Champions, League DrivenCampouts, Factory Tours, Guided Rides, as well as Parents & Kids riding wheel to wheel enjoying time together. (Oh ya, several are familiar with the podium but you may be hard pressed to figure out which ones.) Our coaching staff promotes respectful youth development, bike handling, and maintenance skills, all with a focus on bike safety. We are happy to shred with the experienced as well as the new riders, guaranteeing riding with us will make you a better athlete while having a ridiculous amount of fun! As mountain bikers, our goals are to progress our riding and racing skills as well as our fitness and overall trail stewardship. As a team, we race
Team Sheeper Triathlon is for athletes interested in a challenging and positive group training program. Adults of all ages and skill levels welcomed.
History of the team
Team Sheeper got its start when Tim Sheeper realized that the most interesting thing about coaching triathletes was the group energy and sharing of collective experience. He saw that achievement was greatest when athletes were surrounded by like-minded individuals who fed off of each other’s passion for the sport.
The other thing that Tim observed was that triathletes are generally fascinating people, achievers with lots going on in their lives. Some triathletes devote their lives to the sport and Tim enjoys coaching athletes with such admirable focus, but he found that he was most intrigued by the athletes who had other interests, families, and careers. He became an advocate for the multisport lifestyle and for the incorporation of training and racing into a lifetime of health. So Tim founded Team Sheeper in the mid 1990s, both to provide athletes with the power of group dynamics and to be able to reach more people with the message about multisport lifestyle.
Team Sheeper has evolved over the years and has offered many types of programming, but basically has stuck to Tim’s original mission. Team Sheeper is, as always, devoted to creating and building community around sport that’s welcoming, positive, and supportive. In addition to maintaining the team’s basic tenets, Tim embraces change and new experiences. Every year the team seeks to push both the organization and every team member out of their comfort zone so that we all discover capabilities that we didn’t know we had.
In recent years, the team has numbered over 100 members who do a lot more than triathlon. We have adventure racers, ultra-distance athletes, world-class swimmers, cyclists, runners, and life explorers who bring a richness to the team that’s unparalleled. We also have athletes whose children are involved in our youth programs and we encourage families and partners to train and race together. Today, we have broadened our outlook even further. Team Sheeper aims to channel our passion for athletic endeavors into benefits for the entire local and even the global community, sporting or not. We do this by supporting community-based charities and service organizations, and continually seek opportunities for our membership to spread the word about health and achievement.
The Adobe Bay Area Cycling was set up to encourage Adobe employees who enjoy a self-propelled life on two wheels to get outside, get some exercise and spend time with like-minded folks. They welcome Adobe riders of all levels and types of cycling, and often co-host group rides with other like-minded companies and groups.