Local Rides & Events

Let's Ride Together

Helen’s Cycles stores host local rides, right from the shop! Check the schedule below for the date and location that works best for you. We have beginner, intermediate and advanced level rides.

Note that there are road, off-road and MTB ride options. Bring an appropriate bike in good working order, fluids and a helmet. Recommended accessories include: spare tube, inflation, energy food and cash. Rides are subject to change, please check the ride updates on Facebook for the most current information. No parking in Helen’s Cycles parking lots. Please be courteous of our neighbors when you arrive.

See shop ride schedules here on Facebook

Every Friday

I.Martin Bicycles Coffee Ride

Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/6015113

Meet:  I. Martin Bicycles

Gather 7:45 AM

Rollout 8:00 AM

First Saturday of the Month

Helen’s Cycles Santa Monica – intermediate road ride (55 miles)

Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/20373724

Meet: Helen’s Cycles Santa Monica

Gather 7:45 AM

Rollout 8:00 AM 

Get Direction

I.Martin Bicycles – beginner road ride

Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/16927653

Meet: I. Martin Bicycles

Gather 7:45 AM

Rollout 8:00 AM

First Sunday of the Month

Helen’s Cycles Santa Monica/TriFit – beginner road ride

Route: Local canyons such as Mandeville or Amalfi

Meet: Helen’s Cycles Santa Monica

Gather: 7:45 AM

Rollout: 8:00 AM

Second Saturday of the Month

Helen’s Cycles Marina Del Rey – intermediate ride (35 miles)

Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/13271295

Meet: Helen’s Cycles Marina Del Rey

Gather 7:45 AM

Rollout 8:00 AM

Get Direction

I.Martin – Women’s intermediate road ride 

Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/7882687

Meet: I. Martin Bicycles

Gather 7:45 AM

Rollout 8:00 AM

Second Sunday of the Month

Helen’s Cycles Santa Monica/TriFit – beginner road ride

Route: Local canyons such as Mandeville or Amalfi

Meet: Helen’s Cycles Santa Monica

Gather: 7:45 AM

Rollout: 8:00 AM


Third Saturday of the Month

Helen’s Cycles Santa Monica – intermediate endurance ride (75 miles)

Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/18950435

Meet: Helen’s Cycles Santa Monica

Gather 7:45 AM

Rollout 8:00 AM  

Details for Every Ride

All riders need to be:

  • comfortable riding in a group 
  • able to ride 14-22 mph on the flats 
  • on road bikes w/ clip-in pedals only - no hybrids 
  • comfortable riding 3+ hours

Be sure to bring extra CO2 and tubes in case of flats and don't forget to charge your daytime running lights and your bike computer! 

Please be quietly courteous for our neighbors when you arrive for the ride. There is plenty of extended meter parking on the street and parking in the Colorado Center, so please no parking in the Helen's Cycles parking lot. 

Call Adam or Mike with questions - (310) 829-1836