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Gals with Gears: Presidio Loop 1

  • Feb 23, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Join the Gals for a scenic ride through the Presidio. We'll ride east to the Arguello Gate, cross through the Presidio to the Golden Gate Bridge, cross the bridge to the North end and return back to the start. We’ll show you a route, provide tips for riding in the city. We ride at a relaxed pace and will not leave anyone behind. 

• Distance:  About 11 miles, hilly (about 550 feet of climbing over the route).

• We suggest a bicycle with more than 3 speeds --and more than 7 speeds, unless you are a strong hill climber. We won't leave anyone behind.

• RSVP required. Helmet and basic riding skills required.

• The route is on multi-use paths, roads with or without a bike lane, and the Golden Gate Bridge bike path. There is one short zone of battered pavement with rocks/gravel by Mountain Lake.

• Rain cancels. Will send a message via Meetup if we cancel to those who RSVP for this ride.

Bring your questions -- We'll provide SASSY instructions for Gals: Select a Bike / Adjust a Helmet / Secure a Bike / Safe Riding Rules / You Can Get Up That Hill!

We are grateful for all the good work of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and urge you join. A $10 fee is suggested for non-members of San Francisco Bicycle Coalition OR you GALS can join SFBC for a special price of $25 for a one-year membership (normally $35). Members of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition? No fee suggested. 

Questions: 
1) Are you at least 50 years old? 
2) How long have you been riding (most recently)? 
3) What distance are you most comfortable riding: 1-5 miles? 5-10 miles? or 10-20 miles? More?

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  • Judy

    The organizers, Maggie & Lenore, chose an excellent route that included the most beautiful views of San Francisco Bay. Met new friends who are active and healthy at 50+. Looking forward to more Gals with Gears excursions!

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Guadalupe

    Beautiful ride and great company. Thank you, Lenore and Maggie, for taking such good care of us.

    February 23, 2014

  • Carla

    Got the bike in gear but got to the gate too late. It did mean I could go to Velo Rouge for some coffee, go to work to do some catch-up and have a 2+ hour ride in the process.

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Maggie R.

    As the photo shows, we had a splendid day for a ride, and a splendid group of women taking advantage of that!

    February 23, 2014

  • Maggie R.

    FYI, according to Strava, today we rode 12.5 miles, climbed 490 feet, averaged 7 miles/hour, and were in motion 1 hour, 50 minutes. (Strava doesn't include when we are stopped in these numbers.)

    February 23, 2014

  • Carla

    Where is the end point?

    February 21, 2014

    • Maggie R.

      Hi Carla, Sorry we missed you today. We pushed off about 10:15ish... Did you get your flat repaired?

      February 23, 2014

  • Nancy B.

    Hope to be out of my foot cast and ready to join you for something by April!

    February 21, 2014

  • Alexis

    I'm committed to a music thing in the East Bay. Wondering if I could handle those hills. Won't know until next time!

    February 21, 2014

  • Janis L.

    Sorry I can't join the "Gals" on this one. Previous commitment...

    February 21, 2014

  • Anne C

    My bike was actually stolen, so I need to rent a bike if I am able to make it. Or does anyone have an extra bike that I could borrow? I am 5' 9"

    February 5, 2014

    • Anne C

      $9 bucks a day. The idea is so awesome. I wish I had a commute that allowed me to use one.

      February 5, 2014

    • Lenore M.

      Hi Anne. You want a bike that fits and has 7 gears minimum for this ride. Hope you replace your bike and come out with us soon. Several good rides planned through June.

      February 21, 2014

  • Anne C

    I am going to bow out until I get a bike of my own to ride. Hope you have great weather. Thanks, Anne

    February 18, 2014

  • Maggie R.

    If anyone does need to rent a bike, I know of 2 bike rental shops not too far from our starting point:
    - Golden Gate Park Bike & Skate 3038 Fulton (btw 6th/7th Ave - Inner Richmond)
    - Sanfrancyclo 746 Arguello Blvd @ Golden Gate (Inner Richmond)

    February 17, 2014

  • Carla

    I have an extra bike in good condition you could borrow. I live at 22nd/Dolores and you can try it out. And another with not so great gearing that needs to be fixed.

    February 5, 2014

  • Anne C

    Also how hilly is this ride? I think that you all bike a lot more than I do!

    February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will there be bikes available for rent?

    February 4, 2014

  • Nancy B.

    looking forward to those hills!

    January 6, 2014

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