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Golden Gate Park around Lake Merced (Level A ride)
Join the Gals for an enjoyable, easy-going ride. We'll start and end at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse, loop clockwise around Lake Merced and return via Ocean Beach along the Great Highway and finally east through GG Park. We'll take a brief diversion from south end of the lake to visit the Broderick duel site. Level: A (<15 miles, mostly flat) Start time: Please arrive by 9:45 am. We will push off at 10:00am. Start/End: Beside the bandshell at the Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park. Route: West through the park, 34th Ave south to Lake Merced. We'll circle the lake then head north via Sloat Blvd to Great Highway and back to the Music Concourse. Distance: About 14 miles, mostly flat (uphill about 750ft elevation over the entire ride). • We ride at a relaxed pace and won't leave anyone behind. • RSVP required. Helmet and basic riding skills required. • We urge Gals to carry personal identification and emergency contact information. • We'll ride on the road with and without a bike lane, and multi-use paths. • 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 and the Bike East Bay to improve road conditions for riding a bicycle on our streets. We encourage you to check out their work and join. You can join at a ride for a reduced rate of $25 for each one-year membership.

Music Concourse

Music Concourse Drive · San Francisco, Ca

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What we're about

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 4 levels of rides:

Level A = 10-15 miles and mostly flat.

Level B = 15-25 miles and/or some hills (<1,500 ft - think of Presidio hills, not Mt Tam or Mt Diablo).

Level C = 15-35 miles and/or more hills (>1,500-2,500 ft).

Level D = 35-50 miles, and/or even more hills (>2,500 ft)

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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