The Kern Wheelmen Bicycle Club

We are a nonprofit social club dedicated to cycling activities and promoting safety for everyone, no matter the level or the age of the rider. We have a multi-decade history of bringing cyclists together for competitions, recreation, and socializing.

Club Riding Groups

The Kern Wheelmen Bicycle Club schedules weekly weekend rides throughout the year. Our different riding groups hope to offer support as well as fun and challenge to help participants enjoy and become the rider they wish to be.

The largest Kern Wheelmen Riding group is the Recreational Group which typically meets every Saturday for rides of 30-60 miles. These rides include both flat and mountainous terrain with average speeds of 15-17mph on the flats. This is a “no drop” group and often gathers after the ride at a nearby restaurant or café for food, drink, and continued socializing. Look for the Recreational Group rides on our calendar page and also on Strava under Kern Wheelmen. 

The Slowspokes Group meets on Sunday mornings. They start at the Kern River Bike Path parking lot across from Cal State Bakersfield near Finishline bicycle shop, and are comprised of multi-level riders who typically break into smaller groups depending on who is present and what the expectations are for the individual riders that day. If this group interests you, check for their weekly rides on our calendar page. 

Riders who prefer a faster pace, longer distances, or training for events like double centuries may enjoy connecting with similar riders in our club. Contacting one of the board members will help to get you in touch with this caliber of rider.

We welcome all riders and all types of bikes, and non-members are welcome to come give us a try on our rides.

Kern Wheelmen Club Events

Our club annually organizes cycling events. Every October, we host the “Spooktacular”. This is an organized ride with distances ranging from 20 miles to 100 miles. Rest stops and support vehicles are provided for registered participants as well as a BBQ lunch when riders complete their course. Check out our special event page for more details and other annual events. 

Kern Wheelmen Club Membership

As a member of Kern Wheelmen Bicycle Club, you will have total access to everything on our webpage, insurance coverage on our official rides, and our membership cards can be used to obtain a discount at many of the Bakersfield bike shops.

Come Ride With Us!

The Kern Wheelmen Board