Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and Bike East Bay present RiDE LiKE A GiRL, a bicycling skills workshop series designed for every woman who wants to ride. Our goal is getting more folks comfortable, confident on their bicycles, and feeling more connected with a community of people who want to bike!
Our season closer to the series is a bike camping trip to Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, CA. The ride from Oakland is just under 30 miles and mostly flat making this a great ride for those who are comfortable biking, but new to carrying gear/camping. For those who are less comfortable with the distance there is also the option of taking BART to Union City Station and riding just 6.5 miles to the campsite along the Alameda Creek Trail — please check off your ride preference when registering. And if you have experience in leading group rides, please let us know — we’re also looking for volunteers to help navigate and assist at intersections!
Prior bike camping (or camping) experience is not required for the trip, but we ask that all participants be comfortable biking for the distance they pick and be confident on their bikes with carrying weight and riding as a group. Participants will be responsible for their own food and drink for the weekend — water and toilets are available at the campsite.
In order to best prepare riders for the weekend, participants will be required to attend a pre-trip workshop. This workshop will be a chance to meet others on the trip and also to prepare yourself and your bike for carrying camping gear. Please note will need to attend one of the two pre-trip meetings, so save the date in your calendar now:
Thursday, August 31
Wednesday, September 6
Locations TBD and will be emailed to all registered participants (BART/bike accessible)
Suggested donation of $15 per participant to cover campground and safety supplies for the trip — this can be paid through Eventbrite or in person at the pre-trip workshop. Or register as a campsite hostess and donate $30 to cover the costs of yourself and a fellow camper.
When you register, you will be required to provide an emergency contact — this should be someone that will be in the area the weekend of the ride and will be able to assist you in any situation that may cause you to leave the trip. We will have volunteers with basic first aid kits and bike tools, but will not have the capability to handle major ailments or mechanical issues.
In advance of the trip we’ll also provide a list of places that rent or sell camping and bike gear as well as work together to pool resources (e.g stoves/cookware) amongst the group.
**This ride is open to all women, trans and femme folks who want to join**