Women’s History Month is still going strong, and there’s no better time to get out on your bike and support women-owned businesses all over San Francisco. While you’re at it, bring a friend along with you for the ride. Pledge today to be a bike buddy for a women, trans* or femme (WTF) friend and we’ll enter you both into a raffle for an SF Bicycle Coalition hoodie or Timbuk2 saddle bag!
Take a ride to Trouble Coffee, owned by Giulietta Carelli, known for their delicious cinnamon toast, fresh coconuts and espresso. You can ride through Golden Gate Park to their location in the Outer Sunset or enjoy your coffee in the garden parklet outside their Bayview cafe. Another woman-owned San Francisco business, Urban FarmGirls (pictured above), designed the garden which features a fun, creative bike rack.
If you’re in need of a tune up, head to the San Francisco Bike Kitchen for their WTF-specific hours on the second and fourth Monday of the month to learn bike repair and maintenance skills in a supportive environment. Share knowledge, skills and stories with other WTF riders and experienced mechanics.
If you’re coming from the East Bay, ride the Bay Bridge People Path to the new touch down on Treasure Island to visit A Tran’s Bay Bike Shop, owned by Tammy Powers. It’s the only bike shop on the island and the only bicycle shop in California owned by a trans* woman.
Thirsty? Ride over to Local Brewing Company on Bluxome Street by AT&T Park. Founded, owned and operated by Regan Long and Sarah Fenson, they offer 11 beers on tap right now, all brewed by Regan.
There are plenty more Women Bike SF events coming up this month, too. On Wednesday, March 29, Women Bike SF and Bike East Bay Women Bike program are hosting a mixer to talk about women and biking on both sides of the Bay. When Women’s History Month is over come to our April Women Bike SF Coffee Club on Friday, April 7 at 8:00 am to keep the good times rolling. Encouraging WTF riders doesn’t have to end in March and it shouldn’t. Don’t forget to sign the pledge and get your WTF friends on their bikes!
Happy Women’s History Month from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition!