What we're about

The purpose of San Francisco Walking Dykes group is: to build community for lesbians in San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area while promoting health and wellness. Walking together provides a relaxed way to meet one another and also have fun while doing something healthy! Lesbians of all ages and walking ability are invited, though most members of the group are over 50.

Time: usually Saturdays at 11:00 AM but check each week for details

Meeting Place: It varies, although most walks start at The Conservatory of Flowers In Golden Gate Park (main entrance at the top of the stairs). Golden Gate Park is well known, easy to find and provides many beautiful paths and places to walk throughout the year. It is accessible for those who drive and for those who use public transportation. There are several public bathrooms and places to get water and beverages.

Ability: The women who show up define the walk (pace, endurance, etc.). In other words, the group defines the walk and not the other way around. So, you don't need to be able to hike for several hours (although it's fine if you can) or climb steep hills. You just need to be able to walk with us at a reasonable pace. Walks will be modified for persons in electric wheelchairs.

Weather Conditions and Meetings: If the weather is really nasty, most folks just won't come that day and it is understood that bad weather is reason for last minute cancellation.

– San Francisco Walking Dykes

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Rain is likely tomorrow
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The usual walk leaders are not available or not inclined to walk in the rain, so this will be a no-host walk if you choose to attend this week. The park is always beautiful, even in the rain!

Rain tomorrow?
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There will be no host for the walk tomorrow for a number of reasons. Please walk if you wish and enjoy the beauty of the park.

Help with a Research Study?
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Hello fellow Walking Dykes! We are writing to invite you to participate in a research study about health literacy and confidence about healthcare situations among older LGBT people. Participation is totally voluntary. If you decide to participate, you will complete one or two online surveys (the link to the survey is posted below). The first survey takes about 20 minutes, and you will be asked if you want to participate in a second survey that takes only 5-10 minutes. The beginning section of the survey outlines all the details about the study. We will keep all information confidential, and there are no costs associated with the study. There are no benefits to you personally. You will be eligible to enter a drawing for a chance to win one of five $25 gift cards. We would also appreciate it if you would forward this email to your friends who fit the criteria (age 40 or older, identifies as LGBT, and can complete an online survey in English). Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6VKC7KD This project was approved by the Institutional Review Board at San Francisco State University (Protocol #14-13) on April 1, 2014 and expires on March 31, 2015.

Canceling this week
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Between Frameline and the Dyke March and other pride festivities, we will not hold the Walking Dykes group this week. Re-join us on July 5th, and happy pride to everyone!

Past events (527)

No walks for the rest of the month

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