What we're about

Founded in 2002, Velo Girls is the premier women's cycling club in the San Francisco bay area. We offer rides, clinics, and events for women (and men) throughout the year. Our members include recreational and competitive road cyclists, mountain bikers, and cyclocrossers, ranging in age from teens to 60s, spanning from Morgan Hill to Mendocino, Half Moon Bay to the east bay.

Velo Girls has been recognized by USA Cycling as Club of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2008. We've also been voted Best Bike Club by Competitor Magazine, City Sports Magazine, and the Bay List.

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Velo Girls Midweek Madness

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Join us for a weekly mid-week road ride. This is a mid-level ride -- solid pace and approximately 20 miles with rolling terrain. The emphasis is on group riding.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40402466

Bring an extra layer because it can get chilly in the late afternoon (wind on Cañada or in shadow in Woodside) + a bike light to be visible.
Please be ready to ride at 5pm.

Bike Skills 101 (fundamental bike handling skills)

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THIS MEETUP EVENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Registration required at http://savvybike.eventbrite.com/ You may RSVP on the meetup, but only those who have registered online @ http://savvybike.eventbrite.com will receive detailed confirmation information.

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Bike Skills 101 -- Fundamental Bike Handling Skills

This 4-hour co-ed clinic is the foundation of everything else you’ll learn on the bike. This is the clinic where we teach the old dogs new tricks and the newbies the fundamentals. You’ll learn about balance and weight distribution and how that affects your ability to ride your bike safely and confidently. We’ll learn skills like riding with no hands, emergency stops, and how to look behind you while holding your line, how to steer, and counter-steer. After just four hours, we guarantee you’ll be a better bike handler and have much more fun on the bike. PLEASE NOTE: Bike Skills 101 is the pre-requisite for all other Bike Skills road clinic modules.

This is an outside, on-the-bike clinic. You will need to provide your own bike, helmet, and cycling clothes.

Melo Velo beginners' road ride

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This is a ride for beginners. All women and women-identifying riders are welcome for socializing and support, but this is an easy, beginner, getting-used-to-road-biking ride. Meet at Woodside Town Hall in Woodside. We'll ride north on Canada Road and return -- 15 miles, rolling terrain.

Like all our rides, this ride is led by volunteers. Although this is a beginner level ride, participants should be comfortable with their bike (basic shifting and braking) and should be able to maintain a 10mph pace. While our ride leaders strive to support all riders and some one-on-one is available, depending on the size of the group, it may be impossible for the ride leader to ride with each rider.

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Bike Skills 201 (climbing + descending skills)

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THIS MEETUP EVENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Registration required at http://savvybike.eventbrite.com/ You may RSVP on the meetup, but only those who have registered online @ http://savvybike.eventbrite.com will receive detailed confirmation information.

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Bike Skills 201 -- Climbing + Descending Skills

Bike Skills 201 is a continuation of what you’ve learned in Bike Skills 101. In this 4-hour co-ed clinic, we’ll teach you how to climb like a pro – seated climbs, standing climbs, short climbs, steep climbs, extended climbs. And then, we’ll teach you how to come back down again, focusing on a fast straight descent, and then a technical switchbacky descent. Pre-requisite: Bike Skills 101.

This is an outside, on-the-bike clinic. You will need to provide your own bike, helmet, and cycling clothes.

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Melo Velo beginners' road ride

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