Registration Information

Online registration will close when 1,500 riders have registered and paid. The ride will be held on the scheduled date and will not be rescheduled for weather.


Fees may be paid online using a credit card or PayPal account as part of registration.

Adult Registration (ride, rest stops and SAG support)
One adult rider
All routes
Opening day through February 15, 2023 $65
February 16 through March 31, 2023 $75
April 1 through Day of ride $95
Family Registration (ride, rest stops and SAG support)
1 or 2 adults and their minor children
All routes
Opening day through February 15, 2023 $130
February 16 through March 31, 2023 $150
April 1 through Day of ride $190
Adult, Child or Guest post-ride hot meal
(separate purchase for riders and guests): $20

For 2023, we plan to serve a new Southern Picnic menu with: Chicken quarters, keilbasa, or vegan sausage, potato salad, corn on the cob, baked beans and japaleno cornbread. Dessert will be brownies and vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream.

Clothing Prices
T-shirt $20 including taxes/td>
Classic style Jersey $75 plus shipping

See the clothing page for more details.

Registration Packet Delivery

Each Rider must wear a Tierra Bella wristband for SAG services, admission to the rest stops. A separate meal ticket will be provided for those who purchase the hot meal service following the ride. About a week before the event, a packet with route sheets and wrist bands and meal tickets for each rider will be mailed to those who have registered and paid by April 7, 2023. Riders who do not receive their packet by mail will need to pick it up on the day of our event at the Gavilan College Student Center between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

All routes start at Gavilan College, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA 95020. Please double-check your GPS directions: Gavilan College has opened another campus on Bailey Road in Morgan Hill - the Bailey Road campus is not used by Tierra Bella.

Meal Service

After you finish, a delicious catered hot meal will be served in the Cafeteria area of the Gavilan Student Center. This year we have separated out the cost of the after-ride meal ($20) from the tour fees and reduced the total tour fee accordingly because many riders have other plans for post-ride rejuvenation. As always, guest/non-rider meals are also available for pre-purchase. Meals must be ordered prior to the ride so we can confirm quantities with our caterer.


Professional massage therapists will be offering muscle-rejuvenating massages at rides end at Gavilan College. The therapists will charge their customary fee and will accept payment only in cash.

Notice To Unpaid Riders

The Tierra Bella is limited to 1,500 riders because of constraints on parking, food, support logistics, and most important, safety. We will be actively screening for unpaid riders on the day of the ride. All riders must wear wrist bands.

If you aren't registered for the Tierra Bella, we ask that you choose a different route for this weekend and trust that you will understand.


We hope we've been able to answer all of your questions about the Tierra Bella Tour. But if you still need some information, please consult our FAQs or contact us:

Clothing Questions - Email:
General Questions - Email: Phone: 1-408-255-7957
Registration Questions/Issues - Email:

COVID-19 precautions

The Tierra Bella staff will be taking measures to mitigate the spread of the virus during our event. Most importantly, we encourage all participants to be fully vaccinated.

These procedures may change as conditions and regulations change. About a week before the event we will be sending an email to update and explain all precautions to be followed to each registered rider at the email address given when registering.

Rules Of The Road

For an enjoyable day while riding the Tierra Bella, please use common sense and courtesy while you are on the road. To help ensure your safety and the safety of others, we remind you:

Remember this is a tour, not a race or an endurance event. Please choose a route which matches your riding capabilities.

You must obey all rules governing vehicle traffic on public roads.

Class 1 and 3 e-bikes (pedal assist) are welcome on Tierra Bella.

California Vehicle Code rules will be enforced by local police and the CHP.

You must:

  • Ride Single File On All Roads
  • Pass Only When It Is Safe
  • Stop At All Stop Signs
  • Control Your Speed On Descents
  • Ride Defensively
  • Share the road with cars

Other Things To Remember

It is the rider's responsibility to bring a bicycle in safe working condition. You should carry a water bottle, a spare inner tube and patch kit. It's also a good idea to bring a snack in case you are hungry before rest stops.

Always carry identification and an emergency telephone contact and phone number.

Minors under the age of 18 must ride with a responsible adult. All minors must carry the Medical Release Form signed by a parent or guardian (see application). Helmets are required by law for minors under the age of 18. ACTC club policy requires every rider, regardless of age, to wear an ANSI-approved helmet.

No alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Do not leave your bicycle unattended. ACTC is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

ACTC reserves the right to refuse participation to any rider not conforming to the rules listed.

Last modified: January 19, 2023
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