Buddhist Bicycle Pilgrimage
September 23/24, 2023

You’re invited! Registration now open!

Here is a link to print the poster. Here is a link to register.

DharmaWheels started in 2002. Our events are unusual. We offer a rolling community traveling to spiritual destinations. We work on a volunteer basis. There are no salaries and no fees. Participants offer food, supplies, service, monetary donations, and spiritual friendship for our journeys.  It’s an experience you won’t find anywhere else. 

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.

Monday September 4th, 2023: Three Jewels Dhamma Hall Coastal Roll: Fort Bragg, CA

For our 9th Community Ride of 2023, we’re on the Mendocino Coast to visit the 3 Jewels Dhamma Hall. This will be a relatively easy and flat 17-mile ride mostly along the Coastal Bike path. The route is inspired by the Seniors on Bikes daily ride. 

Distance: 17.63 miles
Elevation gain: 505 feet
Total Time: 1 ½ hours riding , 11/2 hours practice
Route on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/3131286837696295786

Description: Starting at Three Jewels and safely crossing Highway 1 to access the Coastal Bike path. We head North past MacKerricher State Park and then loop back Via Ward Avenue. We then head South along the Coast with sweeping Ocean Vistas all the way to a Noyo Harbor overlook. We will come back on the same path to 3 Jewels . In the beginning we will talk and socialize freely. About halfway we will Initiate silent meditative riding. This is relatively easy ride meant to be accessible to all and conducive to mindfulness.

Meet: Three Jewels Dhamma Hall
Meet time: 5PM
Roll time: 5:15—6:45 PM
Tea /Meditation/ Dharma Talk at 3 Jewels Dhamma Hall 6:45- 8:30 PM

This is a friendly, no-drop ride. It is a fairly easy ride, but it is 17 miles. No registration necessary — just “Show and Go.” Riders are required to sign a Waiver of Liability that will be available the day of the ride from the lead. The ride is self-supported, so please bring your own fluids and fuel. We ask that all riders wear a helmet and carry ID. The timing of the ride and the Dharma Program at 3 Jewels means that you will need to plan to eat your meals on Monday earlier in the day. You could eat a brunch around 11 and an early supper around 3:30 or 4 PM. You could bring something to snack on after the ride. Tea will be available at 3 Jewels.

Questions? Call, text or email  Scott Green, the ride leader, at 650-274-4305, shalomgreen9090@gmail.com

Directions to Three Jewels
Three Jewels is located at 31791 Johnson Lane, Fort Bragg, CA 95437. It is located on the north end of Fort Bragg. It lies east of Highway 1, which is named Main Street inside the town. The following directions assume that you are on Highway 1/Main Street.

Turn onto Pudding Creek Road, which is opposite a beach and trestle bridge on the ocean. You will be heading east (away from the ocean). Pudding Creek runs alongside the road on your right.

Proceed 1 mile, continuing past the stop sign at John Hyman Road.
Turn left (north) onto Petaluma Avenue. Take it easy! Though paved, tree roots have created unmarked speed bumps along this stretch. Be prepared to navigate them by changing lanes. Proceed about ¼ mile to the intersection with Johnson Lane.
Turn right (east) onto Johnson Lane. After a few hundred feet you will arrive at 31791 on the right (south) side marked with the Three Jewels sign.
Turn right into the driveway and park.

Walk down the path on the right (west) end of the building as you face it rather than through the gate. The entrance to the Meditation Hall is the right hand wing of the building, the end opposite from the garage.

For full schedule, see 2023-Community-Rides! We announce rides on social media a few days before events. Subscribe to get notifications!

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Celebrating 20 years of bicycle pilgrimages!

DharmaWheels was created 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.

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. After paying out fixed operational costs, nearly 100% of your dana goes to the monastic sangha.