We are women over 50 and tired of being the only Gals pulling up on bikes at intersections! (No, you don't have to be over 50 to join - just have to want to ride with us -- that's it!)
Join Gals With Gears for fun, healthy and practical cycling in San Francisco and nearby - with women our own age! Surely you've noticed all those white lanes, green zones and bicycles painted on the streets? Come ride with us! Basic riding skills and helmet required.
We will offer advice on riding in the City, and answer any questions you have any aspect of biking, such as selecting a bicycle, adjusting a helmet, riding in a group, using a Muni bus rack, rules of the road, shifting gears, climbing a hill, and whatever else you want to know.
We offer 4 levels of rides:
Level A = 10-15 miles and mostly flat.
Level B = 15-25 miles and/or some hills (<1,500 ft - think of Presidio hills, not Mt Tam or Mt Diablo).
Level C = 15-35 miles and/or more hills (>1,500-2,500 ft).
Level D = 35-50 miles, and/or even more hills (>2,500 ft)
Most routes are a loop, ending where we begin. Some rides are not a loop, so read the description to see.
Not had your bicycle out in a very long while? Our service department at Bay Area Bikes will give you a free safety check; plan ahead in the event your bike needs some maintenance. We want you to enjoy the ride and not have maintenance issues along the way.