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Local Rides & Events

Let's Ride Together

Helen’s Cycles hosts great local rides, that really bring our community together. Check the schedule below for the rides that work best for your interests and schedule.

We offer both road and off-road rides. These are fun rides and not races, but the pace is spirited. We have regular regrouping points.  Please familiarize yourself with the route, and download the ride file if available, so if you fall behind, you can make your way back.

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. Rides leave from Helen's Cycles location, except as noted.

See shop ride schedules here on Facebook and on the calendar below. 
Join our Strava club and see what the Helen's Cycles community is doing these days! See


Special event March 12, 2022!

HEDO x Paradis Malibu Canyon Road Ride

This month, the Helen's Cycles monthly road ride will join local cycling clothing brands HEDO and Paradis for a fun ride through the classic climbs off of Pacific Coast Highway. 

Meet at Helen's Cycles at 8AM, roll out with the HEDO x Paradis ride from Santa Monica Brew Works at 8:15. Finish your ride with fresh, local brews at the Brew Works.


Meet:  Helen's Cycles, 2501 Broadway, Santa Monica 

Gather 8:00 AM

Second Saturday of the Month

Helen’s Cycles Santa Monica – intermediate road ride

A different ride each month! Rides start at Helen's Cycles. 

This month: Malibu Canyon – with HEDO and Paradis!

Meet@ Helen's Cycles, 8:00AM

Join the Hedo X Paradis ride @ 8:15 

Get Directions

Check out some of our favorite rides on this page

Helen's Cycles Calendar

Rules of the Road (and Off-Road) Rides

To enjoy Helen's Cycles group rides to the fullest extent, please:

  • be comfortable riding in a group 
  • be able to ride 14-22 mph on the flats 
  • bring an appropriate bike for the terrain/surface, in good working order
  • be comfortable riding 3+ hours, with some stops.

Bring pump or CO2 and tubes in case of flats, and don't forget to charge your daytime running lights and your bike computer! 

For rides starting at the shop: please be quiet and courteous for our neighbors when you arrive for the ride. There is plenty of extended meter parking on the street; please no parking in the Helen's Cycles parking lot. 

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