We are women over 50 and tired of being the only Gals pulling up on bikes at intersections! (No, you don't have to be over 50 to join - just have to want to ride with us -- that's it!)

Join Gals With Gears for fun, healthy and practical cycling in San Francisco and nearby - with women our own age! Surely you've noticed all those white lanes, green zones and bicycles painted on the streets? Come ride with us! Basic riding skills and helmet required.

We will offer advice on riding in the City, and answer any questions you have any aspect of biking, such as selecting a bicycle, adjusting a helmet, riding in a group, using a Muni bus rack, rules of the road, shifting gears, climbing a hill, and whatever else you want to know.

We offer 2 levels of rides:

  • Level A = 10-15 miles, mostly flat.
  • Level B = 15-30 miles, may have some hills (think of Presidio hills, not Mt Tam).

Most routes are a loop, ending where we begin. Some rides are not a loop, so read the description to see.

Not had your bicycle out in a very long while?  Please have it checked over by a bike mechanic to be sure it is safe and reliable. We want you to enjoy the ride and not have maintenance issues along the way.

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  • New Member
    Mary McPherson Mary McPherson joined
    2 days ago
    Mary McPherson
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  • New Member
    Amy Meyer Amy Meyer joined
    2 days ago
    Amy Meyer
    "Hi, I live in Noe Valley and do occasional bike rides, but am interested in having a regular group. The idea of biking with a bunch of women sounds fun"
  • New Member
    Lara Lara­ joined
    3 days ago
    "I love getting out on my bike and I look forward to joining you all for some group rides!"
  • New Member
    Diana Theriault Diana Theriault joined
    3 days ago
    Diana Theriault
    "I'm 56 and have rediscovered the joy of riding my bike! We've gone and bought Surly Disc Truckers and have gone on some short trips. Now I'd like to join Gals with Gears and just ride with a bunch of gals!"
  • New Member
    kathleen kathleen­ joined
    4 days ago
    "I live in the East Bay with my hubby. I have a mountain bike (thought I would never want to ride on the streets). Went on a ride through the city and loved it! I have changed out my tires but still slower then the folks on road bikes..."
  • New Member
    Jeanne Callahan Jeanne Callahan joined
    August 21
    Jeanne Callahan
    "I've recently moved to the SF Bay area and welcome the opportunity to ride with other women."
  • New Member
    Elena Montemayor Elena Montemayor joined
    August 20
    Elena Montemayor
    "I moved here from Austin, TX about 6 yrs ago. I started using a bike around SF about 3 yrs ago for work and errands along with public transportation.­ I ride a lot on my own but like the company of riders and new experiences."
  • New comment
    Kathy Mooney

    "Great lesson we can all learn from. I would like to learn to change a tire tube when en route so as not to have a fear of a flat."

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  • New comment
    Sheila Sheila­ commented on Ride Alameda and Bay Farm Islands
    August 18

    "Thanks for sharing Lenore. Saturday'­s ride was great; nice company, flat, perfect weather. It's fun to ride with a group!! Thank you Carla and Alexis for leading us."

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Founded Aug 11, 2013

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