Plan to Spend Some Time on Two Wheels at the Bicycle Leadership Conference.

The Monterey Bay Coastal Bike Path is an oceanfront trail covering 18 miles, from Castroville in the north to Pacific Grove in the south. Following the same route once used by the Southern Pacific Railway, the trail goes right by Cannery Row, Lover’s Point, the Maritime Museum, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more.

Not only is there fantastic cycling right from the doorstep of the Monterey Plaza Hotel, there is also the Sea Otter Classic starting on Thursday at nearby Laguna Seca Raceway. This four-day extravaganza of cycling features road and mountain bike competition and recreational rides. And the expo is the kickoff bash to the American cycling season.

GROUP RIDES DURING BLC

Unlike most business conferences, the Bicycle Leadership Conference is actually a bike friendly experience. The 23-mile route loop will follow the dramatic Pacific coastline into beautiful Pebble Beach along the famous Seventeen Mile Drive.

The 2017 Bicycle Leadership Conference will include two Group Bicycle Rides beginning at 7:00 am Wednesday, April 19 and 7:30 am Thursday, April 20. Each ride will be supported with guides; all registered BLC attendees are encouraged to participate, regardless of experience level. We will provide a release when you pick up your registration materials onsite and ask that you sign a release if you plan to participate in either Group Ride.

Bringing Your Bike to BLC?

If you are a guest at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, you may ship (hotel handling fees will apply) your bike to the following address:

Conference Services, Attn. Bicycle Leadership Conference
Monterey Plaza Hotel
400 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Include the following information on your shipping container:
Hold for Bicycle Leadership Conference
April 16-April 24, 2017
Guest name:

A secure room is available for bicycle storage during your stay. Please contact the valet at the front desk when you check-in.

Demo Bikes

A limited number of demo bikes will be available for your use.  Please contact one of the companies below to reserve your demo bike.

Cannondale

A limited number of demo bikes will be available from Cycling Sports Group.

Please contact Andy McVey at Cycling Sports Group to reserve your model and frame size. Reservations are on a first-come, first served basis and must be made prior to April 1, 2017.

eBike Ride

For those interested in trying an eBike, kick off the Thursday of BLC with a leisurely 20-mile tour on a pedal-assist electric bike. Enjoy a beautiful coastal ride out-and-back to Pebble Beach.  The all pavement demo e-bikes will be provided by Electra, Trek, Bulls, KTM, BionX and others free of charge for the event. The eBike ride begins at 8:30 am. Meet on the corner of Drake Ave & Wave Street in front of the Monterey Plaza Hotel.

Bosch ePowered Bikes

eBikes: The Spark for Mobility and Adventure

Pedal-assist electric bikes amplify human power with electric power. eBikes preserve the healthy human element of cycling and the social benefits cycling entails, yet enable riders to travel farther and faster.

Join us to experience this technology firsthand to see why eBikes are revolutionizing the tourism industry and making biking accessible to a broader range of people.

Space is limited! To RSVP, please contact Paul Jones at paul.jones1@us.bosch.com with the following information by April 8th.

  • Name
  • Contact email
  • Contact phone number
  • Height
  • Bringing own helmet? (Y/N)
  • Step-thru frame preferred? (Y/N)

BionX International

BionX International, our newest BLC sponsor will offer Elby, OHM and EVO e-bike demos. Please contact Jeff Stringfield:jstringfield@ridebionx.com to reserve your spot.

If additional demo bikes become available, we will post that information here.

BIKE RENTAL INFORMATION

A terrific selection of rental bikes is available from Bay Bikes. To reserve your bike and helmet, contact Nick Thiel at Bay Bikes by April 1st. If you have special requests or questions regarding pedals and frame sizing, speak with Nick directly.

nick@baybikes.com or 831.655.BIKE