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Bike the Bridges & BrewFest

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Hop in the saddle for some hops in this Bike the Bridges & BrewFest in support of Special Olympic athletes within the community. Riders will choose from 4 different distances - 25 miles, 50K, 100K or the epic 100 mile Century Ride, before celebrating by sampling the best of local breweries.

How to enter the Bike the Bridges & BrewFest

  1. 25 Mile

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  2. 50K

    Bike 50km
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  3. 100K

    Bike 100km
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  4. 100 Mile Century Ride

    Bike 100mi
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Bike the Bridges & BrewFest routes

The Bike the Bridges event is an event focused on bringing the community together to raise money to support Special Olympic athletes in the community.

The scenic ride will begin and end at Waterfront Park in Martinez, and riders will be treated with panoramic views of the Carquinez and Benicia Bridges as they climb their way around the courses, getting their stomach's ready for the post-race BrewFest and all you can eat BBQ.

There will be 4 different distances to choose from:

25 Miles which has an elevation gain of 467m

50K with 653m of elevation gain

100K which features a solid 1,284m of elevation gain

100 Mile Century Ride with a whopping 2,562m of elevation gain

The course will also feature The King and Queen of the Mountain.

This is a timed portion of the Bike the Bridges which will be sure to ignite the competitive flame of the riders that choose to tackle it. The hill will be Crockett Boulevard, a 540-ft ascent spread over 2 miles with a maximum grade of 13.8%. Those that come out on top in each age bracket will receive the coveted polka-dotted jersey.

At the end of the race, riders will celebrate at the BrewFest, where over a dozen of the best local breweries will be present to provide you with a sample of their latest brews to you enjoy as you refuel with all you can eat BBQ.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Commemorative t-shirt & pint glass
  • Free admittance to BrewFest with live music, craft beer garden and all you can eat BBQ

Guests of riders and general public will have to purchase BrewFest and Lunch tickets onsite ahead of time. Please see Spectator information below for a link to purchase lunch tickets.

Raceday Logistics

Pre-race packet pickup: There will be a pre-race packet pickup at the Five Suns Brewing located at 701 Escobar St C in downtown Martinez from 12pm-3pm the day before the race.


6:30am: Registration opens for Century and 100K riders

7:00am - Registration opens for 25mi/50K riders

8:30am - Opening Ceremonies

9:00am - Ride begins

11:30am - BrewFest with live music, craft beer garden, rider awards and all you can eat BBQ

4:00 pm - BrewFest ends


There will be toilets available at the event village

Kit List

Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets and make a fantastic summer day out of it.

BrewFest Tickets for Guests of Riders & General Public:

Guests of riders and the general public can purchase unlimited pour tickets to the BrewFest for $25. Tickets to the BrewFest are $35 the day of the event and a photo ID is required before a ticket will be issued.

Guest lunch tickets are $15 a person and must be purchased online before the event. Guest lunch tickets will not be available the day of the event.

Guest tickets can be purchased here:

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to purchase a lunch ticket for the BrewFest on the day?
No, lunch tickets must be purchased beforehand so that the correct amount of food can be provided.
Can I register for the Bike the Bridges & BrewFest on the day?
Yes, you can register for the event on the day for an extra $10 on top of the ticket price.
Will the Bike the Bridges be a timed event?
The Bike the Bridges event is not a race but should be a fun ride to support Special Olympic athletes. The only timed portion will the King and Queen of the Mountain section up Crockett Boulevard.
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Bike the Bridges & BrewFest weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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Meet the organizer

Special Olympics Northern California enriches the lives of more than 23,925 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their communities in Northern California through sports, education, and athlete health.

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