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Berkeley Moto

Oakland, CA

Berkeley Moto

⚠️⚠️⚠️ Get your t-shirts! ⚠️⚠️⚠️

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🔶 Who this meetup is for

This group is for intermediate and experienced riders who enjoy socializing with other riders <br>

❤️ All motorcycle brands are welcome

🔶 What you can expect on a typical ride <br>

We meet 30 minutes prior to the start of the ride for coffee, tea and socialization. We then discuss the day’s ride, go over safety details and take off.

Stops are typically between 50 - 75 minutes apart, depending on the types of roads we’re riding, but we’ll stop at the request of any rider if the need arises.

We usually have lunch at a predetermined location or pick an impromptu spot.

The trips back often involve taking the highway as people like to just get home faster. You can always leave any ride early.

⚠️ Official Ride Rules

We have a set of official rules that we follow as a group. These are read out before every ride.

⚠️ What is expected of you

🔸 Interpersonal Interactions

We expect our fellow riders to be treat each other with kindness and respect. This meetup only works if people feel comfortable around other members

🔸 Safety

You are responsible for not only your safety but also of the riders around you, so reckless driving will not be tolerated. Full safety gear is recommended to be worn at all times, but that decision is ultimately left to the individual rider. <br>

🔸 RSVP cancellations

We request that of you cannot make a ride, you change your RSVP to No to let the organizer know not to wait for you.

⚠️ Rider Requirements

✅ At least 21 years of age.

✅ M1 class license or an out of state equivalent.

✅ Completion of a motorcycle safety class is not required, but is highly recommended.

⚠️ Equipment Requirements and Recommendations

✅ Your motorcycle should be in good working order including having properly inflated tires as well as working brakes and lights.

✅ Full tank of gas before any meetup

✅ FasTrak is not required but highly recommended

68 members · Public

"California UTV and quad runners

Citrus Heights, CA

"California UTV and quad runners

This is a group about wheeling in the outdoors, a gathering of friends, & meeting new people alike.

We are evolving to meet the changes of the group and to further our enjoyment of the outdoors.
It is important to assess yourself, your capabilities, your vehicle, your expectations, your limitations, and always be considerate of the ride you sign up for.

We do various rides mostly in our side-by-side & ATV’s, Sometimes in our 4x4 trucks/Jeeps.

Anyone who posts a ride has every right to limit the number of participants; if the host is only comfortable taking 5 vehicles on his ride, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, this is his ride.
If the host posts a ride for 4x4 atv’s only, please don’t show up in a 2wd sport quad. You may have the skill but it is inconsiderate to go against the wishes of the host. The host may intend to ride deep in the snow, and you simply alter the groups plans. Also don’t show up in a 60” wide or wider side-by-side if the host wants to put on a 50” wide ride, that is simply inconsiderate.
If the host wants to put on a side-by-side atv ride, if you plan to come in a Jeep or some other type of off road vehicle contact the host before you sign up to determine if its appropriate for the ride. Each host is in charge of their own ride and what they do. Not every ride is for everyone.

When you host a ride please try and describe it as much as possible so the guest riders can determine if its what they want to sign up for and, so they can prepare for the ride properly. If a guest rider has questions and the host hasn’t put up their contact information you can always message them threw the app.

I highly recommend that anyone who hosts a ride has a first aid kit and a working knowledge of how to apply it if necessary, hopefully we will never need it but better safe than sorry.

These are just a few examples of things to consider. We are evolving to maximize everyone’s enjoyment and minimize the issues we learned in the past. We cannot just put on a ride and expect large groups to have fun without repercussions. As a host decide on how many is appropriate for the ride you want to put on. 

Some people get up early, drive many hours to come to these ride’s. Is it not unfair to them, when the ride they expected to go on was to take them to some scenic place it ends up being a shorter ride than they signed up for. (except for Accidents & breakdowns )

We hope this will encourage people to host rides & participate.

In closing, be considerate of the rides you host/ sign up for.

You have any Question please feel free to give me or Keith a call. 

Kevin Davidson 916-214-7320 kevindavidson7672@comcast.net

Keith O'banion 916-257-8017 k_obanion@hotmail.com

132 members · Private

Geek Girls Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA

Geek Girls Silicon Valley

We are a group of adult women (18+) focused on providing a non-judgmental social environment to bring geek girls together for friendship and fun. We welcome all types of geekdom, whether you are a gamer, bookworm, arts and crafts enthusiast, movie buff, anime nut, tech geek or a huge fan of something niche!

We do our very best to provide a wide variety of geeky activities, while bringing business to our local comic stores, conventions, costume shops, game stores, libraries and restaurants.

Some of our regular events include*: 

Monthly sci-fi and fantasy book club!

Monthly non-fiction book club!

Monthly Harry Potter trivia!

Monthly crafting get-together--bring your own project!

Monthly group heart-to-heart talks!

Monthly puzzle meets!

Alternating Monthly Member Dinners!

Quarterly Geek Girls party with creative themes & prizes!

We also schedule plenty of other activities as we go, such as:

Art studio projects 
Board games
Brunches & dinners  
Conventions & fairs  
Co-working sessions  
Escape Rooms   
Exploring local attractions 
Fun runs, hikes, and other fitness activities 
Karaoke 
Movie openings 
Museum visits 
Theater shows  
Viewing parties

*Currently all of our events are online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to cautiously resume in-person meets after Santa Clara County deems it safe to do so.

Join us and (after your membership is approved) you will be able to join in on these fun events, and many more! We have suspended our $5 membership fee for the foreseeable future, and will reevaluate reinstating dues if/when the pandemic ends. We welcome both cis and trans women in our group.

A note about the application process:

Generally what we're looking for through the application is some idea of your personality and how you self-identify as a geek. For best results, please answer all application questions (a short sentence per answer is fine) and make sure your application and Meetup profile include at least three of the following criteria:

A user name that looks like a real, human name
A photo of yourself
Creative application answers (questions 1-3)
Specific geeky activities you want to do with us (question 4)
Refer to yourself as female in some way
Belong to other meetups that are female-centric
Have geeky activities in your Meetup interests

If you do decide to reapply, also consider revealing a bit more about yourself on Meetup.com. Having your real-life photo, list of Meetups joined, or list of Meetup interests visible gives us more to work with when judging whether you are a fit for our group. (Essentially we're trying to avoid bots.) Thank you for your interest!

The Leadership Team reserves final judgment on whether to approve or decline an application.

More group info here: http://www.meetup.com/Geek-Girls-Silicon-Valley/about/

1302 members · Private

Bay Area Book Geeks

Mountain View, CA

Bay Area Book Geeks

Do you love books!? Well you have come to the right place. We totally geek out on all types of books. There is a discussion group for many genres of books. Just pick one to attend or pick them all. This is a group effort and we are open to people doing their own organizing if they wish. Either way there is plenty to read and do.

Basic Rules

1. This group is a fun, safe space for people to discuss their opinions, make friendships, read amazing books, and have great discussions. Harassing and threatening members will not be tolerated.

2. This is a group to meet people, even people you might potentially want to ask on a date. This is natural and acceptable, however many members attend for the reading and socializing alone. It is highly encouraged that any member not treat this group like a dating site.

3. If a well loved book is suggested as reading for the group, please be advised that not everyone will share the same opinion. This group encourages debate because it is what makes a good discussion. Respecting other opinions is highly recommended.

4. Group organizers are responsible for keeping an eye out for internal problems. If a member feels uncomfortable or disrespected please bring it to our attention.

5. We are happy to have so many members with the Bay Area Book Geeks and with the popularity of all our book clubs growing. Since the meetings are starting to have a consistent wait list that is sometimes nine people long, we are implementing a new policy to make it fair to all our members. To encourage members to keep their RSVP’s current we will start taking note of any no shows at all meetings. If three no shows turn up on your record then the next time you RSVP for a meeting and the meeting has a wait list you will be automatically moved to the wait list for that event. If you keep your RSVP current, then this will not happen. It is standard to update your RSVP at least 24 hours before the event if you will not be able to attend. We cannot track this and so I will trust everyone to try their best to abide by the 24 hour limit. We understand that emergencies happen, and if one comes up at the last minute, let us know as soon as you can, and we will adjust your record accordingly.

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899 members · Private

Tri-Valley Ladies Book Club

Dublin, CA

Tri-Valley Ladies Book Club

If you are looking for a warm, friendly, informal and low-key book club for ladies, you've found the right place! 

How the book club works:

1. The book club meeting locations are central to the Tri-Valley, including Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville.

2. Members take turns hosting at their home on a voluntary basis.

3. The book club meets every month on the second Sunday from 2:00 - 5:00 PM. If the date conflicts with a major holiday, meeting is moved to the second Saturday of the month.

4. It’s a potluck with each attendee bringing a dish and/or beverage (we drink wine!).

5. For the book selection, each attendee comes with a book in mind to be entered into a drawing and at the end of the meet, four books are drawn, which is then posted on the meetup site for a general vote. The winning book is the book with the most votes!

6. A guideline to use in choosing a book to be entered into the drawing is -- generally fiction, approx. 400 pages and under $16.

7. Reading the book is not a prerequisite for attendance - you are welcome to just join the fun!

8. Outside of the book club meetings, approximately every other month there are fun social outings such as dinners, movies, wine tasting & etc.

Ellie's Thoughts on Book Discussions:

#1 - We are here to enjoy our time in the company of ladies from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

#2 - Our book discussion is for the purposes of furthering and enriching our exploration and understanding of the book and the author from the lenses of our personal experiences and beliefs.

#3 - To that end, the objective is to share our thoughts and points of view and to thoughtfully listen and learn of others'. Note, it's not a debate.

#4 - Different points of view (POV) are welcomed and highly encouraged, but never through personal attacks or insults. Note, it's not a debate and discussion is not for the purposes of changing someone's mind or POV.

#5 - We are engaged in a dialogue -- please participate in facilitating and furthering a rich discussion.

#6 - If you need to leave early, please say that you need to be somewhere and leave, but please do not rush the book discussion to an ending because you need to leave.

#7 - If by chance a faux pas is committed (which I have a tendency of because I am still growing & maturing) -- please do your best to clean it up if not there immediately, then by sending messages to members/group.

#8 - Definition of a successful meet -- is if everyone in the group laughs really loud with abandon at least 3 times!!! Let's have fun ladies!

107 members · Private