We have put together a list of some of SoCal’s favorite Turkey Day Rides that will help you burn some extra calories and enjoy the day on the bike with your cycling friends.
Psycho-Lists 9th Annual Turkey Day Ride
This is an annual ride to get in before the turkey is served! This is an open ride for ALL to enjoy! This will be the 9th year hosting this fun casual ride to celebrate friendship and our love of cycling! Dress up if you would like or just show up with a thankful mind! The Ride leaves from Euro Cafe at 546 E Baseline Road in Claremont, CA at 8 am on Thanksgiving.
Mount Baldy to San Dimas Mountain Bike Ride
This mountain bike ride starts at the Cow Canyon Saddle (near where Glendora Ridge Road and Baldy Road meet) at 8 am, then gathers at another saddle 2 miles up for a brief Thanksgiving celebration. The ride then “flys” down the Sunset Ridge trail and regroups at the bottom, at the top of Wheeler in San Dimas. Some riders ride up the Sunset Ridge trail from the top of Wheeler or ride up Mt. Baldy Road and meet up there, but most drive up and are picked up at the bottom.
Fullerton Bicycles & Buena Park Bikes Thanksgiving Day Ride
This is Fullerton Bicycles & Buena Park Bikes’ annual Thanksgiving day ride. Come enjoy a fun hot lap around the Fullerton Loop before you eat a ton of food. Fun social pace. The Fullerton Loop is located at 1275 N Berkeley Ave, Fullerton, California 92832.
Velo Allegro Ride
The Velo Allegro Ride rides from Long Beach to Whittier then screams back to Long Beach in a long-time tradition for a distance of 50 miles! The ride starts at 7:30 at the Marina parking lot near PCH and 2nd Street in Long Beach. The ride returns at approximately 11:30 am.
M*G*E Racing/SDBC Turkey Ride & Hunt to Elfin Forest
* Ride Canceled this Year Due to Weather* – The San Diego Bicycle Club and Ralph Elliott, organize the M*G*E Racing/SDBC Turkey Ride & Hunt to Elfin Forest on Thanksgiving Day; 60 miles, No fee, No patch, No sag, just a good “old fashion fun ride”- and a great way to get ready to pig- out later in the day! The ride starts at 8:30 am sharp from the La Jolla Village Square, UC Cyclery, Nobel Dr. off the I-5, and goes up the coast highway to La Costa, thru Elfin Forest, into Escondido, and back over Lake Hodges, RB, Poway, and Miramar Rd to Finish at UC Cyclery. Please ride safely, obey all traffic laws and never more than “two on a breast!” The object is to hunt turkeys, not be one!
Harding Truck Trail Annual Thanksgiving Day Mountain Bike Ride
The ride starts at 7:00 am at the Modjeska Bird Sanctuary. Ride at your own pace 9 miles up the Harding Truck Trail and back down. Group photo at 9 am at the top of Four Corners.
Velo Club LaGrange’s Thanksgiving Day Ride for Meals On Wheels of West LA
For 19 years, Velo Club La Grange has raised money for the West Los Angeles chapter of Meal On Wheels, a national organization dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation in local communities. Serving over 40,000 meals per year to seniors and the disabled, Meals On Wheels-WLA is also serving homeless veterans at the sprawling West LA VA Campus.
The ride will meet at Peet’s in Santa Monica on 14th and Montana at 7:30 am and roll out at 8 am.
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