Ride & Event Calendar

Please read Important Notes and What to Bring at the bottom of the schedule.

Check this calendar often! After all, we're women and it's our perogative to change our minds, right? If you've got questions about a ride or event, email the specific contact for that event or lorri@velogirls.com.

All Velo Girls rides & events are for girls & women only unless they are specifically noted as co-ed.

Sat - Apr 26
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Bike Skills 101 (co-ed) -- Fundamental Handling Skills sponsored by BicycleLawyer.com
This 4-hour co-ed clinic is the foundation of everything else you値l learn on the bike. This is the clinic where we teach the old dogs new tricks and the newbies the fundamentals. You値l learn about balance and weight distribution and how that affects your ability to ride your bike safely and confidently. We値l learn skills like riding with no hands, emergency stops, how to look behind you while holding your line, how to steer, and counter-steer. After just four hours, we guarantee you値l be a better bike handler and have much more fun on the bike. Registration here: Bike Skills 101 Registration
Sat - Apr 26
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Bike Skills 201 (co-ed) -- Climbing + Descending Skills sponsored by Jan Medina Real Estate
Bike Skills 201 is a continuation of what you致e learned in Bike Skills 101. What goes up must come down, right? In this 4-hour co-ed clinic, we値l teach you how to climb like a pro seated climbs, standing climbs, short climbs, steep climbs, extended climbs. And then, we値l 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 or equivalent experience. On-line registration here: Bike Skills 201 Registration
Sun - Apr 27
9:00 AM
  Melo Velo Beginners' Road Ride
This is a ride for beginners. All female riders are welcome for socializing and support, but this is an easy, beginner, getting-used-to-road-biking ride. You'll learn shifting, group riding (don't worry, we stay way behind each other) and how to drink from your water bottle while riding, in a very non-competitive environment. Meet at Woodside Town Hall in Woodside. We'll ride north on Canada Road and return -- 15 miles, mostly flat with little rollers. More details and RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/velogirls/
Mon - Apr 28
6:00 PM
  Dirty Velo Girls Melo Monday Ride
Join Velo Girls founder, Lorri Lee Lown, on a weekly melo mountain bike ride at Arastradero Open Space Preserve in Palo Alto. Ride time will depend on the group and available daylight. All women are welcome on this beginner-friendly ride. Mountain bikes or cyclocross bikes recommended.

Details and RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/velogirls
Sun - May 04
9:00 AM
  Melo Velo Beginners' Road Ride
This is a ride for beginners. All female riders are welcome for socializing and support, but this is an easy, beginner, getting-used-to-road-biking ride. You'll learn shifting, group riding (don't worry, we stay way behind each other) and how to drink from your water bottle while riding, in a very non-competitive environment. Meet at Woodside Town Hall in Woodside. We'll ride north on Canada Road and return -- 15 miles, mostly flat with little rollers. More details and RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/velogirls/
Mon - May 05
6:00 PM
  Dirty Velo Girls Melo Monday Ride
Join Velo Girls founder, Lorri Lee Lown, on a weekly melo mountain bike ride at Arastradero Open Space Preserve in Palo Alto. Ride time will depend on the group and available daylight. All women are welcome on this beginner-friendly ride. Mountain bikes or cyclocross bikes recommended.

Details and RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/velogirls
Sat - May 10
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Bike Skills 102 (co-ed) -- Fundamental Mountain Bike Skills
It's time for a little dirty fun! We'll teach you the basics (and not-so-basics) of balance, weight distribution, and how to use the terrain to your advantage. Learn to rock, roll, hop, and jump. Master the art of steep climbs. Learn to descend with confidence and skill. After just four hours, we guarantee you値l be a better bike handler and have much more fun on the bike. On-line registration here: Bike Skills 102 Registration
Sun - May 11
9:00 AM
  Melo Velo Beginners' Road Ride
This is a ride for beginners. All female riders are welcome for socializing and support, but this is an easy, beginner, getting-used-to-road-biking ride. You'll learn shifting, group riding (don't worry, we stay way behind each other) and how to drink from your water bottle while riding, in a very non-competitive environment. Meet at Woodside Town Hall in Woodside. We'll ride north on Canada Road and return -- 15 miles, mostly flat with little rollers. More details and RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/velogirls/
Mon - May 12
6:00 PM
  Dirty Velo Girls Melo Monday Ride
Join Velo Girls founder, Lorri Lee Lown, on a weekly melo mountain bike ride at Arastradero Open Space Preserve in Palo Alto. Ride time will depend on the group and available daylight. All women are welcome on this beginner-friendly ride. Mountain bikes or cyclocross bikes recommended.

Details and RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/velogirls
Sun - May 18
9:00 AM
  Melo Velo Beginners' Road Ride
This is a ride for beginners. All female riders are welcome for socializing and support, but this is an easy, beginner, getting-used-to-road-biking ride. You'll learn shifting, group riding (don't worry, we stay way behind each other) and how to drink from your water bottle while riding, in a very non-competitive environment. Meet at Woodside Town Hall in Woodside. We'll ride north on Canada Road and return -- 15 miles, mostly flat with little rollers. More details and RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/velogirls/
Mon - May 19
6:00 PM
  Dirty Velo Girls Melo Monday Ride
Join Velo Girls founder, Lorri Lee Lown, on a weekly melo mountain bike ride at Arastradero Open Space Preserve in Palo Alto. Ride time will depend on the group and available daylight. All women are welcome on this beginner-friendly ride. Mountain bikes or cyclocross bikes recommended.

Details and RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/velogirls
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Any non-members under the age of 18 wishing to ride must have parent/guardian accompany them to the ride start. Parent/guardian will be asked to sign ride waiver.
  • Heavy rain cancels all scheduled rides. Cancellation notice will be emailed to the VeloGirls eGroup list two hours prior to the scheduled start time.
  • For your safety and the safety of those around you, headphones are not permitted on Velo Girls rides.
WHAT TO BRING:
  • Cycling helmet (required)
  • Two bottles and/or hydration pack with water and energy replacement drink
  • Portable bike tools, tire levers, spare tubes, and patch kit
  • Bike pump or CO2 inflation device
  • Ride food / snacks and a little cash for the road
  • ID card, emergency contact information, health insurance information, cell phone
  • You and your bike (in safe working condition)