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Event StartTitleCategory
10/25/2014 SSFTA FALL BBQ
10/25/2014 8:00 AM Weekly Club Ride Weekly Rides
10/26/2014 8:00 AM Weekly Beginner Ride Weekly Rides
10/27/2014 6:00 PM MTB Ride Weekly Rides
10/29/2014 5:30 PM Foothill Race Series #2 Race
10/29/2014 6:00 PM MTB Ride Weekly Rides
11/11/2014 8:00 AM Veteran's Day Southbound Epic Out of Town Ride
11/11/2014 6:00 PM SSFTA BOARD MEETING
11/11/2014 6:00 PM SSFTA Board Meeting & Elections Social Event
11/12/2014 5:30 PM Foothill Race Series #3 Race
11/15/2014 Ridgecrest Desert Classic Race


SSFTA Board Meeting & Elections - 11/11/14

Do you like pizza?

Do you like mountain bikes?

Join the SSFTA board members on Tuesday night and elect members for our 2015 board! Board members play a vital role in keeping our club alive! Being a nonprofit club, we have to have board members to keep our club status. If you have been considered taking a board member position with the club, now is the chance! All board positions are available and descriptions of each can be found on the link below. Our volunteer positions are also available and include: membership coordinator, trail maintenance coordinator, and advisory team members. If volunteer positions aren’t' your thing, show up anyway to enjoy pizza with your friends and vote for the new board members! Show up at 6:00pm for pizza. We will get down to business at 6:30pm.

Location: Rusty's Pizza on Auburn and Oswell

Board position descriptions


Veteran’s Day Ride – Southbound Epic 11/11/14

Come celebrate Veteran’s day with the SSFTA! Ryan Brown will be leading an Southbound Epic starting at the Keyesville Kiosk and ending at the Delonegha Bridge! Ernest Garcia-Diaz will be co-hosting and has volunteered to help clear the trail of any cattle or wildlife that may impede our fun.

Come and enjoy over 20 miles of two of our favorite trails: the Keyesville trail and the Kern Canyon Trail, all in the same day! We will also be riding along the section of trail that was cut by the Stewards of the Sequoia and volunteers from our own club last year. We had a similar ride in the spring from Keyesville to the Corral, but this time we are stretching it out to include the Kern Canyon Trail from the Corral to the Bridge. This will be an intermediate ride due to some of the technical features of the trail including sandy spots, rock gardens, incredible switchbacks, and a big nasty climb. Come get a change of scenery with us on Veteran’s day!

All riders will meet at the Mesa Marin Chevron Station on the corner of highway 178 and state road 184 at 8:00am to arrange carpools and designate shuttle vehicles. The group will then drive to the Delonegha Bridge to leave the shuttle vehicles then drive up to meet the Kernville crew in Keyesville by 9:00am. Bring plenty of water and snacks as this will be a long morning on the trail. Post ride lunch will be served at KRBC.  The ride will regroup at all the key intersections and no one will be left behind, but Please use your best judgment for attending this ride.  Join the Facebook event or email the club for more information.



SSFTA Fall BBQ - 10/25/14

The SSFTA Fall BBQ will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the scenic Lake Ming day use area. Bring your bike, a side dish, and the whole family for a morning full of hanging out with your favorite people. Our own Kevin Schmidt has arranged for a poker ride in the dirt that is open to all riders for free. The poker ride will start at 10:00am and food will be ready by the time everyone gets back in! More information on the poker ride can be found below! The Club will be providing the main dish and drinks. We are asking for our members and friends to bring their favorite side dish to share with everyone. We have had some amazing plates come in over the last several years, so there will be plenty of good food to eat.

Poker ride information in the forums. If you are interested in volunteering for the poker ride, please respond to the forum post or email Kevin at Prizes for the best hands will be presented at the BBQ.

For those of you who are unable to attend our BBQ, our Saturday morning ride will still be rolling out from Thorner at 8:00am and will be led by Mark.


Fall Foothills Race Series - 10/22-11-12

SamBarn is hosting a three race series in our very own foothills to get everyone ready for race season. Come join the fun on Wednesday nights to compete against your friends on both mountain and cross bikes. Stay after the race for street style tacos and post race libations also brought to you by SamBarn. 

Race Dates:

  • October 22, 2014
  • October 29, 2014
  • November 12, 2014

Ridgecrest Desert Classic - 11/15/14

The High Sierra Cyclists are hosting the third annual Ridgecrest Desert Classic on Saturday, November 15, 2014! If you have never experienced Ridgecrest trails, this is the perfect time to do! The course is marked, so don't worry about getting lost (unless you're the leader of the pack). More information will be posted as the event gets closer.

Visit the facebook page for the event for more information.


Cross Is Coming!

Get your legs ready for Bakersfield's cyclocross events this winter! SamBarn Promotions is hosting four days of racing action at Hart Park this December and January. Come cheer on your friends as they hop on their cross bikes, off their cross bikes, and back on them, lap after lap! 


Kern River Duathlon - 11/16/14

Run, Ride, Run!

Join the KernWheelmen's Kern River Duathlon on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Hart Park for some running and riding action. The race starts with a 2 mile run, a 12 mile out and back ride, and ends with a 2 mile run.  Think of it as an extended cylcocross race with a huge gap between barriers.

For more information, visit


Breast Cancer Awareness Ride - 10/26/14

Join the Kernwheelmen on Sunday, October 26, 2014, for their Breast Cancer awarness road ride. The ride starts at Yokuts park and all of the routes will head west towards Enos Lane. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Fun. Wear pink to show your support!



Bike Bakersfield's Holiday Lights Ride 12/13/14


Saturday, December 13 at 7:00 PM


Celebrate the holidays with us on Saturday, December 13. The Holiday Lights Ride is a fun, family-friendly bike ride through Haggin Oaks, where we enjoy some of the best holiday lights displays in Bakersfield. Meet at the fountain in front of the Marketplace. Arrive a little early to make sure your bike is ready to ride. We encourage you to decorate your bike and dress for the occasion!

Be sure to wear a helmet and equip your bike with lights. Wear layers for a comfortable ride. Due to anticipated high volume of riders, we want to emphasize common courtesy, safety, and most of all fun.

Save the date! We will still have a December full moon ride (Saturday, December 6). Details and an event flyer will be available soon, so please check back frequently.z


Bike Bakersfield's Full Moon Ride - 11/6/14

Full Moon Bike Ride

Thursday, November 06 at 7:00 PM

Join a casual group ride from Beach Park to the Marketplace at a pace of around 10-12 miles per hour. The ride out is organized and kept together as much as possible. Once at the Marketplace, riders enjoy the fountain and various shops, then head home or back to the park in smaller, unsupported groups.

Lights, helmets and locks recommended. (Lights and reflectors for all, and helmets for those under 18 are required by California Vehicle Code.)

Find the schedule of this year's rides and more information on the Full Moon Ride page.



Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association is a fun, non-profit, social gathering of mountain bike enthusiasts committed to serving and promoting the sport of mountain biking in Kern County. 

For more information, please contact us:
(661) 412-2029
PO Box 1067, Bakersfield, CA  93302-1067

Monday 6pm - Beginner/Intermediate
Wednesday 6pm - Intermediate/Advanced
Saturday 8am - Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Sunday 8am - Beginner




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