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6 Ways You Can Cycle for a Cause in Napa Valley

Rock the Ride Napa Valley Cycling Event

Whether you’re thinking about training for your first charity bike ride or you’re a seasoned cyclist in search of your next destination cycling event, you can do no better than to anchor your goal in Napa Valley.  Napa Valley is host to several annual cycling events each year – all boasting routes with gorgeous vineyard views and delicious rewards that continue well after you cross the finish line.

And there’s no need to stress about traveling with your bike! We have relationships with most of these annual events and in many cases, we run an on-site bike rental program so you can pickup your rental bike on the morning of the ride right at the venue! Learn more on our Special Events Bike Rentals page.


Cycle 4 Sight

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020
Location: Justin Siena High School, Napa, CA
Distances: 15-Mile, 25-Mile & 50-Mile Routes

Cyclists riding a tandem ride past vineyards in the Cycle 4 Sight bike ride
Napa Valley Cycle 4 Sight

Experience: With a 15-mile “family-friendly” ride among the routes you can choose from, Cycle 4 Sight, is a perfect event for newcomers to the charity bike ride circuit. Cycle 4 Sight is definitely an event where you’ll come for the ride and stay for the party. Cycle 4 Sight’s Post-Ride Festival includes live music and an array of vendors from Napa Valley restaurants, wineries and micro-breweries. Non-cyclists can even get in on the fun with a Festival Pass that includes complimentary beer & wine tastings and a commemorative glass.

Beneficiaries:

Event Website: Napa Valley Cycle 4 Sight
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A musical group performs on stage at the Cycle 4 Sight Post-Ride Festival
Cycle 4 Sight Post-Ride Festival

CampoVelo

Date: May 1-3, 2020
Location: Various venues, St. Helena & Calistoga, Napa Valley
Distances: There really is a little bit of everything sprinkled over the 3-day weekend. From a 10-mile “Calorie Positive Ride” to the grueling 85-Mile “Big Ride” that lives up to its name with nearly 5,000ft of climbing. There’s even a Hiking + Yoga option for non-cyclists and advanced mountain bike ride up Calistoga’s epic Oat Hill Mine Road led by pro Yuri Hauswald.

A peloton of cyclists ride on the road during CampoVelo
CampoVelo

Experience: CampoVelo is a premier Napa Valley cycling event that takes the idea of a typical gran fondo ride and Napa-fies it into a 3-day extravaganza of all things cycling, food, wine & wellness. Between the various mixers, culinary demos, dinners and the rides themselves, there are tons of opportunities to rub elbows with notable chefs and pro athletes throughout the weekend. Perks abound all weekend long from gourmet meals prepared by culinary all-stars to sweet event swag including a custom CampoVelo cycling jersey by ASSOS and custom Vans footwear.

Beneficiaries:

Event Website: CampoVelo Napa Valley
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Guests seated at a long dining table at a special dinner during CampoVelo weekend
CampVelo

Rock the Ride

Date: June 27, 2020
Location: Yountville Community Center, Yountville, CA
Distances: 10 Mile, 25 Mile & 50 Mile Cycling Routes + 3-Mile Walk

Participants at the start of Rock the Ride
Rock the Ride

Experience: Rock the Ride is a boutique Napa Valley cycling event staged in the storybook town of Yountville and supporting organizations that are working towards a future that is free from gun violence. The event includes a post-ride Burritos & Bubbles Brunch at Yountville Park, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet non-profit partners and hear from a keynote speaker (to be announced for 2020) about making a difference in our collective mission to prevent gun violence.

Beneficiaries:

Event Website: Rock the Ride
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Tour of Napa Valley

Date: August 16, 2020
Distances: 35 miles, 100K and 100 Miles and new BMX Kiddie Rodeo
Location: Calistoga Fairgrounds

Tour of Napa Valley
Tour of Napa Valley

Experience: Who better to show you Napa’s best cycling routes than its own local cycling club? You’ll find charming local hospitality at every turn of this annual event with rest stops featuring homemade cookies and a special rest stop at the private residence of Clif Bar and Clif Family Winery founder Gary Erickson, whose home and farm is located midway up the infamous Ink Grade climb. Post-ride celebration at the Calistoga Fairground includes live music and a buffet catered by Baja Fresh with beer, wine tasting & ice cream.

Beneficiaries:

Event Website: Tour of Napa Valley
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Ride to Defeat ALS

Date: Sept 26, 2020
Location: Justin Siena High School, Napa, CA
Distances: 9 Mile, 28 Mile, 48 Mile, 62 Mile “Lite” or 62 Mile “Challenge” & 100 Mile Routes

Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS
Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS

Experience: If you’ve never visited Napa Valley during the excitement of Harvest Season, the Ride to Defeat ALS gives you a great excuse to do so! You’ll pedal past rows of grapes on the verge of being harvested, all while raising money to fuel research for treatments or cures for ALS as well and fund compassionate care and support for those living with the disease.

Beneficiaries: ALS Association Golden West Chapter
Event Website: Ride to Defeat ALS
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Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS
Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS

Tour De Cure

Date: Oct 18, 2020
Location: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
Distances: 10 Mile, 26 Mile, 60 Mile & 100 Mile Cycling Routes + 5K Run/Walk

Napa Valley Tour De Cure
Napa Valley Tour De Cure

Experience: Tour De Cure’s Wine Country edition may have moved to neighboring Sonoma County in 2019, but we still have BIG love for this wine country cycling event. The energy is electric among the field of cyclists raising funds for the American Diabetes Association. Really, is there anyone among us who doesn’t have a friend or loved one who’s been affected by diabetes? The 60- and 100-mile routes explore the beautiful rolling vineyards of Sonoma County

Beneficiaries: American Diabetes Association
Event Website: Wine Country Tour De Cure
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