About Us

The Sacramento Bike Hikers is the oldest continually active bicycle club in the Sacramento area - founded in 1968 as a social/recreational cycling club.

Recreational Cycling, Social Events and Touring

The Club's focus is on recreational cycling and touring. The Club provides year round weekend rides, holiday rides, summer evening rides, weekday rides and special rides such as the Party Pardee Century. In addition, Club members put on several "social" events including the Annual Banquet, the Picnic Ride and the Fall Soup Ride.

Membership Meetings

Monthly membership meetings provide club business updates, open discussion on club activities and policies, and feature speakers on subjects of interest to cyclists.

The Sacramento Bike Hikers ... 1968

In the early summer of 1968, Audrey Belarde, sister of Cliff Belarde, read a notice of a moonlight bike ride in the newspaper. A group, including members of the Belarde Family and Miles "Woody" Wood, decided it sounded like fun and agreed to attend. The ride was sponsored by the American River Wheelmen. They rode from Eppie's in Florin Center to Elk Grove starting at 11:00 PM and returning to Eppie's for breakfast at 3:00 AM. The group joined the American River Wheelmen and enjoyed the biking, but as time went by decided they could not live with their style of leadership. So in the Fall of 1968 they were motivated to organize their own bike club. Woody became the first president and Cliff his vice-president. The club affiliation was with A.Y.H. (American Youth Hostel). And thus was born the SACRAMENTO BIKE HIKERS. Their dedication for many years provided the sound foundation that has made the Sacramento Bike Hikers the oldest remaining bike club in the area.

See the club's history from 1968-1978.
Officers History - Listing of all Officers since 1968