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: TBA

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.

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.

Team Velo Girls RIDE LEADER Recruitment Ride (road)

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Team Velo Girls is actively recruiting ride leaders for the 2023 season! Our ride leaders are a special breed of women who love to ride bikes and love to encourage other women to ride bikes, too! Our volunteer ride leaders organize and lead all our rides -- from Melo Velo to our progressive endurance rides and dirt rides, too! We will provide you with the tools needed to be a success.

Join us for a 32-mile road ride with 1,800' of climbing. We meet at Woodside Town Hall, READY TO RIDE, at 9:00am. Then, join us for a post-ride lunch to get to know the team and learn what it means to be a ride leader.

As a ride leader, you should be a solid rider -- strong (but not necessary to be the fastest rider in the group), independent (able to help other riders with a flat or answer questions about nutrition, hydration, dressing, etc), and a positive role model for other women in the sport.

You can download the GPS route or print a turn sheet here:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36767720

Melo Velo beginners' road ride

Needs a location

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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Melo Velo beginners' road ride

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