What we're about
Established in July of 2013, the purpose of this group is to form a community of recumbent cycling enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area who enjoy riding with others on occasion and riding in a variety of locales. Don't own a recumbent? No worry, all pedal-powered contraptions are welcome. You may even be offered a test ride on a recumbent bike or trike. Be warned though--the ride quality and comfort of a recumbent that fits you can be addicting...
The ride schedule is anchored by two monthly rides:
1. BARC Monthly Ride. Last Saturday of each month. Start location is different from month-to-month.
2. SF Bay Trail Monthly Ride. Third Sunday of each month. Same location every month.
Start time is 9:30 AM (March-October) and 10:00 AM (November-February). These two rides are social rides geared to attract the largest mix of machines and capabilities and provides participants an opportunity to meet other riders. The routes are on paved Multiple-Use-Paths (i.e. bike paths) with only occasional use of roads (e.g. bike path road crossings, roads linking bike paths). The monthly rides will usually be advertised around 20 miles in distance and relatively flat.
The other rides in the calendar are rides that members post. If you want/plan to ride a certain route and want to have someone along for the ride, go ahead and post it! Help with posting rides is available, contact the Organizer (Russell).
Cycling is a sporting activity known to pose risks to your person and property. Cycling in a group may increase some of these risks and ride leaders (i.e. Event Hosts) are not certified or claimed experts in cycling or cycling safety.
To request a BARC membership:
1. Read and understand the Limits of Liability (https://www.meetup.com/SFBARC/about/)
2. Click: Request to Join button