Buddhist Bicycle Pilgrimage
September 21/22, 2024

The BBP is a 2-day, 140 mile tour of spiritual sites north of San Francisco. It’s a unique adventure through some of the most beautiful bicycling country in America across the Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

Participants offer food, supplies, service, monetary donations, and spiritual friendship for our journeys.  There are no additional fees. You can divide time riding and volunteering. We welcome all religions and non-religions. 

Registration is limited to 100 volunteers and riders!

Join us in 2024 for a year of joy, a cycle of sympathetic appreciation.  

DharmaWheels started in 2002. Our events are unusual. We offer a rolling community traveling to spiritual destinations. It’s an experience you won’t find anywhere else. A journey like you’ve never experienced. Layers of spiritual appreciation that begin in winter, develop in spring, fortify in summer, and completes in autumn. 

🚴 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.

✅ The votes are in and the winner is: Option #3: Bo-Fax Pantoll

Distance: 36.9 miles
Elevation gain: 3,474 feet
Start Location:

Mike’s Bikes in Sausalito(#1 Gate 6 Road, right along the bike path).

Here’s a link to the map.
Meet at 9:45 am
Roll at 10:00 am

Description: A revisit of a ride we had planned to do in 2023 but had to adjust due to road closure of the Bolinas-Fairfax (‘BoFax’) Road, which is now open. This is a 37-mile ride from Mike’s Bikes in Sausalito along dedicated bike paths and low-traffic streets through Mill Valley, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Kentfield, San Anselmo, and Fairfax. After a break in Fairfax we head up the Bolinas-Fairfax Road to Ridgecrest Boulevard.Ridgecrest Boulevard runs along the wrinkly ridge overlooking Bolinas Lagoon and the sparkly blue ocean: very beautiful. From the junction with Pantoll Road (~mile 25.6), the next 11½ miles are all downhill: down Pantoll Road to Panoramic Highway, through Tam Junction, and back to Mike’s Bikes. Total climbing: 3,474 feet, mostly on the Bolinas-Fairfax Road.

The route on ridewithgps: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47408366

Like all of our Community Rides, this is a friendly, no-drop ride. There is no registration — just “Show and Go.” Riders are required to sign a Waiver of Liability that will be available on the day of the ride. The ride is self-supported, so please bring your own fluids, food, and fuel. We ask that all riders wear a helmet and carry ID. 

Questions? Call or text Roger Burns (the ride lead) at 415-497-4881. 

For full schedule, see 2024-Community-Rides! We announce rides on social media a few days before events. Subscribe to get notifications!

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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 Abhayagiri in Mendocino County – it has grown a lot since then, you can read more about who we are here.

We are a rolling community of novice, intermediate, and experienced cyclists. Some are advanced spiritual practitioners, and others are dipping their toes in the water for the first time. We travel to spiritual destinations, supporting ourselves without fees. After paying fixed operational costs, 100% of your gifts go to the monastic sangha.

A Multi-Dimensional Experience!

Physical. 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.

Spiritual. We center on a single theme for the entire year, posting nuggets of wisdom every ride, and inviting insights from our monastic connections.

Mudita is joy in the happiness of oneself and others extending to all beings. 
Where does spiritual longing lead? 
To a divine abode!

Community. 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. 

Service. 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