Join us on June 10 for our Shaheedi Divas Ride

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

June holds special significance for Sikhs as we commemorate the anniversaries of supreme sacrifice: of Guru Arjun in 1606, and of thousands of Sikhs in India in 1984. We will honor this month with our third annual ride to commemorate these sacrifices.

In 1984, the Indian military invaded Gurdwaras around India, including the Sikh world’s central Gurdwara, Harmandir Sahib (aka “the Golden Temple”) in Amritsar, India. The invasion, known as Operation Blue Star, was executed during the week that Sikhs were recognizing the martyrdom of Guru Arjan — the fifth Guru of the Sikhs — in 1606 at the hands of the reigning Mughal regime. Large gatherings occur at Amritsar for this occasion each year, and it was on this day that the Indian army decided to invade.

Thousands were killed in the Harmandir Sahib complex during the Operation Bluestar massacre and the event triggered more than a decade of violence and turmoil in Punjab. The Sikh seat of authority, the Akal Takht, was also destroyed. Since 1984, Sikhs around the world remember each year this dark event in Sikh history that has since shaped our community for generations.

To commemorate 1984 and Guru Arjan’s Shaheedi (martyrdom), we’ll be coming together on Saturday, June 10 to ride round trip between Gurdwara Sahib Fremont (300 Gurdwara Road, Fremont, CA 94536) and the Tri Valley Sikh Center in Livermore (2089 N Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA 94551). This will be a relatively flat ride of almost 45 miles.

Please join us as we celebrate the Sikh spirit of resiliency and resolve. Plan to arrive by 8:00 am in Fremont. We will assemble by the Nishan Sahib to roll by 8:30 am.

Stay tuned for updates on our website or our Strava event page. Feel free to contact us for questions.

Look forward to you joining us. Fateh!

Join our 3rd Annual Sikh Cycling Club Vaisakhi Ride on April 16th!

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Celebrate Vaisakhi with us with a ride to the Stockton, CA Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan! We’re going to commemorate our biggest celebration on the Sikh calendar with a ride to the oldest Gurdwara in the United States!

On Sunday, April 16th, we’re riding from the Gurdwara Gur Nanak Prakash in Tracy to the Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Temple of Stockton, for their Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan and celebrations. We then return to Tracy. This is a 50 mile flat ride round trip route largely on rural roads. The Stockton Nagar Kirtan is scheduled for 12 PM and we will plan to arrive before the beginning of the procession. We will stay at the Gurdwara for no more than an hour and depending upon group preference.

Please arrive by 9 AM at Gurdwara Gur Nanak Prakash in Tracy. We will assemble at the Nishan Sahib and depart at 9:30 AM. We will plan to arrive at Stockton Gurdwara around 11 AM. Addresses are below.

The Stockton Gurdwara will serve as our only official rest stop, however there will be some services at points along the route. We will do our best to keep the group together but we may segment the group depending on pace. So, please ensure you are comfortable managing yourself on a ride of this length. Ensure you have the following:

  1. Fully operational and maintained road bike.
  2. Two bottles with electrolyte/energy solution.
  3. Portable snacks (energy bars/gels/chews etc.)
  4. Spare tube and C02/pump for inflation
  5. Route on your GPS unit or printout.

START/FINISH: Gurdwara Gur Nanak Prakash, Tracy: 16101 W Grant Line Rd, Tracy, CA 95304

MIDPOINT: Gurdwara Sahib Stockton: 1930 Sikh Temple St, Stockton, CA 95206

Please RSVP at our event page on Strava. Route map and GPS files are available there.

We look forward to our ride to celebrate Vaisakhi! Contact if you have any questions.


*Sikh Cycling Club rides are recreational rides that are independently organized by community members. Participants assume full and sole responsibility for their own personal participation and safety. This ride is not organized nor sponsored by Gurdwara Gur Nanak Sahib Prakash nor the Stockton Gurdwara.

Thank you for joining Hola Mahalla 2023!

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Thanks to everyone who joined our third annual Hola Mahalla ride, this time in Sacramento California. It was a 45-mile round trip route from Gurdwara Sahib West Sacramento to the first ever Nagar Kirtan (religious procession) at Bradshaw Gurdwara Sahib in Sacramento where they were celebrating the Sikh festival of Hola Mahalla for the first time at their newly built Gurdwara.

We had an amazing day riding to the Hola Mahalla Nagar Kirtan. Much appreciation to the organizers and volunteers who put in so much love and effort for the community. It was an honor to attend and we look forward to returning next year!

Find out more about the Sikh festival of Hola Mahalla here.

And, save the date on April 16 as we ride to Gurdwara Sahib Stockton for their Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan!

Join us for our 3rd Annual Hola Mahalla Ride!

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

We’re excited to kick off our 2023 cycling season with our third annual Sikh Cycling Club Hola Mahalla Ride! This year, we’re excited to hold our ride in the Sacramento area, riding from Gurdwara Sahib West Sacramento to the first ever Hola Mahalla Nagar Kirtan at the newly constructed Bradshaw Gurdwara Sahib.

Hola Mahalla is the traditional Sikh festival in late March ahead of Vaisakhi (the largest Sikh celebration on the calendar). Established by Guru Gobind Singh in the 18th century, Hola Mahalla follows the Indian celebration of Holi — renown as the festival of colors.

In 1701, Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, invited followers to come to Anandpur Sahib after the celebration of Holi to engage in mock battles and exhibitions of military skill and various athletic feats. The tradition has carried on until this day.

Join us on Sunday, March 26 at 8:30 AM at the Gurdwara Sahib West Sacramento at 2301 Evergreen Avenue, West Sacramento, CA. We’ll ride 45 miles round trip on the American River Bike Trail and on city roads to Bradshaw Gurdwara Sahib to partake in the first ever Nagar Kirtan at this newly constructed Gurdwara.

We hope you’ll join us in this celebration of the Sikh warrior spirit!

Please note:

  • If you are new to Sikh Cycling Club, please contact us at or through our Contact form.
  • Regardless of which route and pace you ride, please be mindful of your capabilities and understand that ultimately you are responsible for your safety. We try to support every rider but our capacity to do so is limited.
  • Please plan to arrive at the Gurdwara Sahib West Sacramento at 8:30 AM to be prepared to ride by 9:00 AM.

Looking forward to reuniting with you all and kicking off our cycling season! Please Contact Us with any questions.


*Sikh Cycling Club rides are recreational rides that are independently organized by community members. Cyclists take full responsibility for their own participation and safety. This ride is not organized nor sponsored by Gurdwara Sahib West Sacramento nor Bradshaw Gurdwara Sahib.

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