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.

Upcoming events (4+)

Melo Velo beginners' road ride

Woodside Town Hall Parking Lot

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.

Medio Velo: Hawk Hill and San Bruno Mountain (from San Francisco)

Join Team Velo Girls member, Alana, on this San Francisco climbfest. This route takes us from Balboa Park, through Golden Gate Park, across the Golden Gate Bridge, up Hawk HIll, back along Ocean Beach, up San Bruno Mountain, and then through the Colma cemeteries. This is an intermediate ride with 52 miles and 4,600' of climbing.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41509853

As always, two bottles (or hydration pack) as well as enough calories for 3-4 hours of riding. A good guideline is approximately 200 calories/hour. Also, dress in layers as it's chilly in the morning but will warm up throughout the day. Please make sure your bike is in good working condition and that you have a spare tube as well as tools to change a flat if needed.

Melo Velo beginners' road ride

Woodside Town Hall Parking Lot

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.

Medio Velo: Bollinger/5 Canyons (from San Ramon)

Park And Ride

Join Team Velo Girls member, Kimberle, on this challenging East Bay route. This ride is a climber's delight, with lots of shorter, gradual climbs and some steeper climbs, too. After the first 32 miles, you're rewarded with a flat roll into the finish. This is an intermediate ride with 53 miles and 4,000' of climbing.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41434574

As always, two bottles (or hydration pack) as well as enough calories for 3-4 hours of riding. A good guideline is approximately 200 calories/hour. Also, dress in layers as it's chilly in the morning but will warm up throughout the day. Please make sure your bike is in good working condition and that you have a spare tube as well as tools to change a flat if needed.

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Melo Velo beginners' road ride

Woodside Town Hall Parking Lot

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