Gals with Gears: Bike to Work Month ride

  • May 11, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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In addition to being Mother's Day, May 11 is also CycloFemme, Global Women's Cycling Day! Goals of the day include:

• To honor the past and the emancipation of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, for the freedom to choose and the chance to wear pants. 

• To celebrate the present and the riders who keep it rolling, bringing women's racing to the forefront, pushing the limits, breaking down barriers and sharing the love of the bike with everyone along the way. 

• To empower the future of women in cycling and the opportunity for positive social change. Encourage women to ride and they will change the world. 


Join the Gals for a bike ride on roads you might use for a commute, shopping or errands -- though on a Sunday when the traffic will be lighter.

Meetup behind the Bandshell at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park (where bike rental is available). We'll ride east through the Park and the Panhandle, continue east on the Oak Street bike lane, take the Wiggle to Market Street, turn south onto Valencia and go to about 24th Street. We'll return via Valencia, with a swing by Dolores Park, through the Wiggle to the Panhandle and then to our starting point in Golden Gate Park.

• Distance:  About 9 miles, relatively flat.

• We ride at a relaxed pace and will not leave anyone behind.

• RSVP required. Helmet and basic riding skills required.

• The route is on multi-use paths and roads with or without a bike lane.

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

• Bring your questions -- Anything you want to know about biking? No question is too basic -- probably other Gals will have the same question!

We are grateful for all the good work of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to improve conditions for bicycling in San Francisco. We encourage you to check out their work and join. You can join at a ride for $35 for a one-year membership.

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  • Kristi C.

    Got some good San Francisco "tour guide" and restaurnt insights! :-) Thanks, gals.

    May 11, 2014

  • Alexis

    Great to do the Wiggle with you Gals! Nice weather too! Thanks Maggie!

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Nora

    Had a great time! Fun ride and nice company, as always!

    2 · May 11, 2014

  • Maggie R.

    Lovely weather for a ride. Like summer compared to yesterday's cold wind. We were a small group -- perhaps Mothers' Day is a bad day to schedule a Gals ride :)

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Stacy

    Sorry to miss out on such a nice ride! I've just returned from a bicycle trip from the Netherlands and have jet lag...

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Kristi C.

    I'm new here. Where is "Bandshell" in the park? Is it the "Music Concourse"?

    May 10, 2014

    • Maggie R.

      Yes. At the south end of the concourse there is a bandshell. We'll meet just behind that along where the food vendors set up.

      May 10, 2014

  • Kristi C.

    I've been meaning to scope out The Wiggle. Looking forward to meeting you ladies.

    May 9, 2014

  • Maggie R.

    Usually it's Sunday, but not always.

    May 3, 2014

    • Lillian H.

      Sorry I couldn't go. A friend of mine is moving that day, right at the time of the bike ride, so darn it, I have to cancel this month. Also, please excuse the typo, hit the wrong button. Thought I sent a similar message yesterday, but it didn't go through. Clumsy me! Lillian

      May 4, 2014

    • Maggie R.

      Ok, see you next month.

      May 6, 2014

  • Judy

    Have to miss my Gals with Gears bikers. Mother's day for me and my family. See ya next time.

    1 · May 5, 2014

  • Carla

    Can't join you all.... it's moving day!

    May 5, 2014

  • Lillian H.

    Count me in! Lillian

    May 3, 2014

    • Maggie R.

      Looks like will have lovely weather, too. Looking forward to another ride with you, Lillian.

      May 3, 2014

  • Jen C

    Would like to go, but I volunteer in Sundays. Ever have Saturday rides?

    May 3, 2014

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