FW: [BAWC] April Ride and More
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From: "Bay Area Women's Cycling" <info@...>
Subject: [BAWC] April Ride and More
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 09:02:48 -0800 (PST)
Please join Bay Area Women�s Cycling for a Marin ride on Sunday, April 2 �
we�re riding Sunday, since the annual women�s ride, the Cinderella
Classic, is on Saturday!
I. April Ride
II. Bay Area Women�s Cycling Clinic � Tell Your Friends We Still Have
III. WOMBATS Spring Bike Retreat 2005
I. April Ride
WHAT: Ride through Marin County (25-mile option is a mostly flat out and
back to Fairfax from San Francisco; 50-mile option continues past Fairfax
and is an out and back to Lagunitas � includes some hills). Lunch
afterwards for those who are interested. Both endpoints are at cafes.
DATE: Sunday, April 2, 2005
TIME: Meeting at 8:45am, leaving at 9:00 am.
WHERE: Meet in front of the gift shop at the Golden Gate Bridge. Parking
is available on the East side of the bridge.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Traveling north from San Francisco: Take a right at
the last San Francisco exit off Highway 101 just before the Toll Plaza.
The sign reads "Golden Gate National Recreation Area View Area". Proceed
to the stop sign and turn left into the southeast parking lot.
Traveling south from Marin County: Follow U.S. Highway 101 south across
the Golden Gate Bridge. Have exact change ready to pay the $5 toll,
collected southbound only. Proceed through the far right toll lane #1,
and make an immediate right exiting U.S. Highway 101 just past the Toll
Plaza. Make another immediate right onto the roadway passing underneath
the Toll Plaza and directly into the southeast parking lot.
From East Bay: Take 80 West and go over the Bay Bridge into San Francisco.
Get onto 101 North. Take a right at the last San Francisco exit off
Highway 101 just before the Toll Plaza. The sign reads "Golden Gate
National Recreation Area View Area". Proceed to the stop sign and turn
left into the southeast parking lot.
FOR WHOM: For women only; no men this ride -- sorry.
LED BY: Brooke Kuhn and friends.
IMPORTANT NOTES: Bring plenty of water and energy bars. Rain doesn�t
cancel. This ride is for beginners and intermediate level riders.
RSVP OR CONTACT: Not necessary but you can email Brooke Kuhn at
II. Bay Area Women�s Cycling Clinic � � Tell Your Friends We Still Have
Come join us for our fifth annual women�s and girls� road cycling clinic
to be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and April 24, at Lucie Stern
Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The Clinic runs from
9:00am to 5:00pm both days; registration and refreshments are from
The Clinic is for women and girls who want to learn how to improve their
bike handling skills, to know what is needed to start road racing, or to
improve their racing strategy. It is for beginner and intermediate racers,
triathletes, and endurance riders.
The weekend will offer skills drills and classroom instruction that
include basic bike handling skills, bicycle maintenance, bicycle fit,
nutrition, and racing skills/strategy. Expert bike fittings by City Cycle
can be scheduled by pre-arrangement for an extra fee.
Instructors include Nicole Freedman. Freedman is a professional cyclist,
two-time U.S. National Champion, former member of the U.S. Olympic Road
Team, and founder of the Ford-Basis Women�s Cycling Team.
Because of generous donations from McGuire Real Estate, the San Francisco
Bicycle Coalition, and the Northern California Nevada Cycling Association,
the Clinic is subsidized at the low price of $59/day or $109/weekend (or
$54/day or $99/weekend for San Francisco Bicycle Coalition members --
www.sfbike.org/?join_renew); Juniors (age 18 years or under): $39/day or
$79/weekend. Five full scholarships are available for juniors, donated by
McGuire Real Estate; contact Brooke Kuhn to apply (info@... or
415-252-9047). In addition, group rates are available as follows: 3 to 5
people -- $54/day per person or $99/weekend per person; 6 or more people
-- $49/day per person or $89/weekend per person. Groups must register
together to earn the discount.
To register for the Clinic, send checks postmarked by Saturday, April 16,
to Brooke Kuhn, c/o Bay Area Women's Cycling, 143 San Carlos St., San
Francisco, CA 94110. participants should be sure to note on the check
which session(s) they will attend. There will be on-site registration,
space permitting (with a $5 same-day registration fee). The maximum size
for the Clinic is 60 people.
Other things for participants to note are to bring a bike, helmet, cycling
clothes, and money for lunch. Also, for women and girls who race, upgrade
points will be provided for attending the Clinic.
BAWC owes thanks to McGuire Real Estate, the San Francisco Bicycle
Coalition, the Northern California Nevada Cycling Association, McGuire
Cycling Team, Timbuk2, Cycling Made Real, Clif, Galaxy Granola, Sheila
Moon, Trashy Cat, Rudy Project, Sports Basement, Basis Facial Cleanser,
and USA Cycling for their generous support; many of the organizations have
donated prizes for participants at the event and have made in-kind
For more information on the Bay Area Women�s Cycling Clinic, visit
http://bawcycling.com/Clinic.html or contact Brooke Kuhn at
info@... or 415-252-9047.
BAWC was founded in 2001. Its mission is to improve the health and
well-being of women and girls in the Bay Area through physical fitness
and, specifically, to encourage them to cycle, improve their cycling, and
participate in racing.
Look forward to seeing you there! Please pass this information on to your
III. WOMBATS Spring Bike Retreat 2005
APRIL 9-10 2005 (note: not a full moon)
A weekend of food and music, and self propelled fun in a historical
building. For a hundred years, Mount Tamalpais has been the site of much
merriment in the mysterious West Point Inn, the halfway point of the
tourist railroad that plied the mountain from 1898 (it was conceived and
built in a single year!) to 1930. Up at the top stood a magnificent hotel
and ballroom, of which nothing at all remains.
Back in the early 80s, we rode past the place v-e-r-y quietly on moonlight
rides because "there was a guy with a shotgun" keeping watch over the
mountain. The trailside killer really did hang out around Bootjack from 79
Nowadays there definitely are rather strict fellows with sidearms and
badges, radios and trucks...and the tickets run in the high 300s, so the
only way a law abiding woman is to enjoy midnight on the mountain is to be
a registered guest at the inn. Wombats, Wild Writers, and Drooling Banjos
have enjoyed two decades of food, frivolity, and shooting stars up in this
non-electric lodge (bring a flashlight freaven's sake).
We are opening the place up that wet, blowy spring weekend for Bay Area
Women Cyclists of every stripe, including the non-fat tire type (yes, it's
possible to walk to this place). There are seven rooms inside the lodge
and five outbuildings which sleep three/four apiece. Raccoons and deer are
the only traffic noises at night.
Cost (for riders/hikers who carry in their gear) $150 (arrangements can be
made for hauling gear, for an added $40 per person). Includes two day's
fun, one night's lodging, four meals.
Sponsored by the Broccoli Foundation for Cruciferous Cuisine and Amazing
Please contact Jacquie Phelan 415-459-7093 Make check out to Wombats or
JP, send to Box 757, Fairfax, CA 94978.
Brooke Kuhn, Director
Bay Area Women's Cycling
143 San Carlos St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel.: (415) 252-9047
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