Team IBProFun is a social nonprofit running group aiming to motivate and support both established and aspiring athletes in Kern County.
The mission of Bakersfield Track Club is to promote fitness and wellness through running by creating and supporting events for runners of all ages and abilities.
The Donut Shop Racers run almost 7 days a week in the northeast area of Bakersfield. Check here for updates and for a link to be added to their email list.
Andy Noise is the founder of the Bakersfield Distance Project, and compiles links and information for many running and walking events in Kern County.
Bike Bakersfield is a nonprofit organization working to promote active transportation. Walking and bicycling transform our communities by reinventing transportation and offering solutions to the universal challenges of health, livability and the environment.
The Kern Wheelmen Bicycle Club is a nonprofit club dedicated to organizing cycling activities for all levels and ages of riders. We are a social club promoting cycling fun for all.
Bakersfield Tri Spokes aims to unite our local triathletes by offering a resource for all things swimming, biking, and running to Bakersfield and Kern County.
Sam Barn Events, which is run by a couple of local cyclists, offers unique local cycling events, such as the infamous Rock Cobbler.
Kern County Disc Golf Club (Facebook group)
Reviews of the Hart Park disc golf course
Reviews of the Kern River course (Truxtun)
Reviews of the Riverview Park course
Golf and Foot Golf
Kern River Golf Course is located near Lake Ming.
California Living Museum (CALM) is located on Alfred Harrell Highway, just east of Hart Park.
Kern River Campground is located along the river near Lake Ming.
The Southern Sierra Hiking Club organizes hikes in many areas.
The local chapter of the Sierra Club also organizes hikes.
Kern River par course- located next to the Kern River on Truxtun Ave. between Commercial Way and Mohawk Dr.
Aera Park par course- located on Jewetta near the intersection of Stockdale Hwy. in the Aera Park baseball complex
Public courts are located in the Kern River Parkway just west of Mohawk
Route suggestions and reviews
The Finish Line bike store, which is right on the Parkway across from CSUB, rents bikes, and has a number of bike routes on their website
The Donut Shop Racers have several running routes listed here
Kern River Parkway on Yelp
Kern River Parkway on Trip Advisor
Kern River Parkway on Trail Link
For events happening in the Kern River Parkway, as well as detailed information about all Bakersfield has to offer, please visit the Bakersfield Convention and Visitor Bureau
Other sections of the Kern River
If you are interested in the parts of the Kern River outside the Parkway, the Keepers of the Kern have many activities available.