Buddhist Bike Pilgrimage
September 23/24, 2023
Join us for a special 2023 pilgrimage. A journey like you’ve never experienced. Layers of spiritual intention beginning in winter, developing in spring, fortifying in summer, and completing the circle in autumn.
The physical dimension. Build fitness and meet other pilgrims on monthly rides. Completing a 10 or 20 mile ride today motivates a longer distance tomorrow. Set your sights on the two-day pilgrimage in September!
A bicycle ride is a meditation.
Pedal the wheel of dharma.
The seemingly impossible is within reach.
The spiritual dimension. We center on a single theme for the entire year, posting nuggets of wisdom every ride, and inviting insights from our monastic connections.
Karuna is self-compassion that extends to all beings.
Where does spiritual longing lead?
To a divine abode!
The community dimension. Discover friendly and generous people who share an interest in bicycles and buddhism. All are welcome regardless of beliefs.
We support each other. Whether it’s repairing a flat tire, offering transportation, or bringing extra food to share.
The service dimension. Many participants focus on volunteer service. You do not need to be a cyclist to join DharmaWheels. Our volunteers hold the community together.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy. – Tagore
🚴 Upcoming rides
Community rides are local group rides announced monthly. You can organize your own rides or join rides organized by others. See community page for more.
🚴♀️ → March 18, 2023 Marin Mount Tam Ride 🌉
Meet at 9:45am at Mike’s Bikes Sausalito – #1 Gate 6 Road, right along the bike path. Map.
Depart at 10:00am
Return ~2:30pm. (32mi, 670 ft, 3 hours ride, 1 hour lunch)
Contact Pete Gang: email@example.com 707-338-7111
Long route: 37 miles to Fairfax, Alpine Dam, Ridgecrest, and Pantoll. Here’s the basic gist of the route on ridewithgps. (Our route may vary slightly).
Short route: out and back to Fairfax, 22.4 miles
We will stop at The Coffee Roastery in Fairfax for coffee, snacks, and a dose of Fairfax.
For full schedule, see 2023-Community-Rides! We announce rides on social media a few days before events. Subscribe to get notifications!
Whatsapp – SF-Biking-Pilgrims
Facebook – DharmaWheels
Strava – Club
Celebrating 20 years of bicycle pilgrimages!
DharmaWheels started in 2002 by cyclists who wanted to ride their bikes with a few friends from San Francisco Bay Area to Abhyagiri in Mendocino County – it has grown a lot since then, you can read more about who we are here.
DharmaWheels events are unusual. We have novice, intermediate, and experienced cyclists. We have advanced spiritual practitioners mixing with people dipping their toes in the water. We offer a rolling community traveling to spiritual destinations. We charge no fees. It’s a particular flavor of experience you won’t find anywhere else.
The Buddhist Bicycle Pilgrimage runs on a volunteer basis. There are no salaries and no fees. Participants offer food, supplies, service, metta (loving kindness) and monetary donations for our journeys. We have almost zero expenses so nearly 100% of your dana goes to the monastic sangha.
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