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San Jose Pro Indoor Short Track Races (Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, Exposition Building, 344 Tully Rd. San Jose, CA 95111)
10th annual pro short track on polished concrete. Handlebar bashing, elbow to elbow racing in a “cage.” Tickets are $25, not a bad seat in the house! SanJoseIndoor.com.
April 8-10, 2016: California Nitro National Hillclimb (Carnegie SVRA, 18600 Corral Hollow Rd, Tracy, CA)
The 29th annual Nitro, and opening event of the 2016 NAHA Pro Hillclimb Series, happens at Carnegie April 8-10. SkipsPromotions.com.
Pacific Coast Dream Machines (Half Moon Bay Airport, Half Moon Bay, CA)
“The Coolest Show on Earth” runs from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Half Moon Bay Airport, just 20 miles south of San Francisco. DreamMachines.MiramarEvents.com/index.php.
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering (Quail Lodge & Golf Club, 8000 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel, CA 93923)
The 8th annual Motorcycle Gathering celebrate the 40th anniversary of Superbike and feature pre-1916 motorcycles, BMW classics, along with the usual categories such as Japanese, British, Italian, competition bikes, and more. 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, May 14th. General admission tickets are $75.
Sheetiron 300 Dualsport (Stonyford, CA)
The Sheetiron is a two-day, non-competitive, ride hosted by the Oakland Motorcycle Club. Starts in Stonyford, breaks for the night in Fort Bragg, ends up back in Stonyford. Riders of all abilities are welcomed. Applications will be accepted starting April 1st.
Hanford Vintage Motorcycle Rally (Kings Fairground, 801 South 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93232)
Head to the 48th annual Hanford for 150+ vendors of fun at one of California’s premier vintage motorcycle events. ClassicCycleEvents.com.
Sacramento Mile (Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA)
AMA GNC flat track action in The Sac. Take the river road to Sacramento to avoid the drone of 80. There’ll even be free motorbike parking! Tickets start at $29; reserved grandstand seats are $60. SactoMile.com/.
Ride To Work Day (Everywhere, damnit!)
Ride to work on the 25th annual Ride To Work Day (and hopefully some other days too) to help increase public and governmental awareness about the benefits of moto-commuting and riding in general. Stay tuned for some kind of contest from your friends here at CityBike. RideToWork.org.
Bungee Brent's Backroad Bash (Long Barn, CA)
The CityBike Wrecking Crew has gone to the Backroad Bash two years in a row, and its on of our favorite events. We’ll be there this year, and you should be too. Seriously. oaklandmotorcycleclub.camp9.org/event-2177250.
International Norton Owners Association (Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, Quincy, CA)
The Northern California Norton Owners Club (NCNOC) will host the 41st gathering of the INOA July 11th-16th in Quincy. The fairgrounds venue offers tent camping, plenty of bathrooms and clean showers. There’ll be the usual rides, food, coffee, beer, rally shirts, Norton tech sessions, speakers, field events, and even live music. NortonRally.com/inoa-rally-2016.
OMC Three Bridge Run(OMC Clubhouse, Oakland, CA)
Annual poker run through SF and Marin then back to the OMC clubhouse for prizes, music, and dancing. There’s a new alternate southern route this year as well. OaklandMotorcycleClub.camp9.org/event-2147776.
Santa Cruz Scooter Club Monthly Group Ride
(Fin's Coffee, 1104 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060)
Meet at 11:00 AM. Route depends on who shows, the weather, and how much time folks have. Rides will be cancelled due to rain. santacruzscooterclub.com
Northern California Moto Guzzi National Owners Club Breakfast
(Putah Creek Cafe, 1 Main St, Winters, CA 95694)
MGNOC members and interested Guzzi riders meet at 9:00 AM for breakfast and good times. More information: contact Northern California MGNOC Representative, Don Van Zandt at 707.557.5199.
All brands and models of motorcycles are welcome.
1st Monday of each month: Mill Valley
6:00 to 10:00 PM at The Cantina, 651 E. Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley. More information: 415.378.8317.
1st Wednesday of each month: San Francisco Ducati Bike Night
6:00 to 10:00 PM at Pier 23 Seafood Cafe, Pier 23, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111. More information: 415.362.5125.
1st Sunday of each month: North Bay
6:30 to 9:30 PM at Benissimo, 18 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera.
2nd Monday of each month: South Bay
6:00 to 10:00 PM at Pizza Antica, 334 Santana Row, #1065 San Jose. More information: 408.557.8373.
2nd Tuesday of each month: East Bay
6:30 PM till whenever at Pizza Antica, 3600 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette. More information: 925.299.0500.
3rd Wednesday of each month: Emeryville
6:00 to 10:00 PM at Hot Italian, 5959 Shellmound Street, No. 75, Emeryville. More information: 510.652.9300.
4th Monday of each month: Sacramento
6:00 to 10:00 PM at Hot Italian, 1627 16th Street, Sacramento. More information: 916.444.3000.
4th Monday of each month: Mid-Peninsula
5:00 to 10:00 PM at Sixto’s Cantina, 1448 Burlingame. More information: 650.342.7600.
4th Friday of each month: Concord
6:00 to 10:00 PM at Lazy Dog Café, 1961 Diamond Blvd, Concord. More information: 925.849.1221.
4th Saturday of each month: Novato
6:00 to 10:00 PM at Boca Pizzeria, 454 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. More information: 415.883.2302.
Hey you! Want your event in our calendar? Send us a note with details like who, what, when, where, why and we’ll add it. Maybe. If it’s something cool. Send your stuff early—more notice is better.