Wednesday, January 19, 2011

say "hello" to the new Melo Velo

after a short hiatus, the Melo Velo is back! this ride is a staple in the Velo Girls calendar and a great introduction to group riding and to Velo Girls.

the Melo Velo is a beginner ride (or a ride for those of you just starting out again). led by experienced cyclists and Team Velo Girls members, we'll help you get started on the road to longer and more challenging rides. all 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), the rules of the road, and how to drink from your water bottle while riding -- all in a very friendly and welcoming environment. all types of bikes are welcome (but gears are definitely a plus on the rolling terrain).

meet at Woodside Town Hall in Woodside at 9:00am on Sundays, beginning February 6th. We'll ride north on Canada Road and return -- 15 miles, mostly flat with little rollers. RSVP to

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Party like a Velo Girl

Yeah, it's time for another Velo Girls Night Out! Join us this Thursday, January 20th at the British Bankers Club in Menlo Park as we kick-off our first endurance training series of the season -- Cinderella + Tierra Bella.

Come meet the team and we'll share our tips + tidbits about preparing for the Cinderella and the Tierra Bella. You can ask questions about bikes, gearing, clothing, and nutrition. Or you can just socialize and meet some new cycling friends. Happy Hour pricing ends at 6:00pm so get there a little early for a drink special. We've even got some fun surprises for you!


Friday, January 14, 2011

FREE Cinderella Training Series from Team Velo Girls

Join Team Velo Girls as we help you prepare for some of the most popular events in northern CA. Each of our progressive training ride series is designed to gradually increase your duration and climbing and to prepare you to ride your best events yet! Our training series are FREE, but these are members-only rides, so make sure to join or renew your membership for 2011 here:

Series #1 – Cinderella + Tierra Bella – January 22nd – April 16th

Join us as we prepare for the Cinderella Classic – a fabulous all-women’s ride on April 2nd. There are 2 options available – the Cinderella Classic (63 miles) and the Cinderella Challenge ride (90 miles). This popular event sells out every year so register early. If you don’t receive a registration card in the mail, email and we’ll send one to you.

And once you’re ridden the Cinderella, let’s keep that momentum going and ride Tierra Bella together! We’ve added in a ride on April 9th to keep you fresh for the April 16th century (other distance options available, too).

January 22nd – 9:00am – Burlingame Caltrain Station – 30 miles
January 29th – 9:00am – Presidio Sports Basement – 38 miles
February 5th – 9:00am – Fremont BART – 38 miles
February 12th – 9:00am – Presidio Sports Basement – 45 miles
February 19th – 8:30am – Canada + 92 – 55 miles
February 26th – 8:00am – Orinda BART – 55 miles
March 5th – 8:00am – Mike’s Bikes Los Gatos – 60 miles
March 12th – 8:00am – Canada + 92 – 70 miles
March 19th – 8:00am – Presidio Sports Basement – 75 miles
March 26th – 8:00am – Canada + 92 – TBA
April 2nd – Cinderella Classic!
April 9th – 8:00am – Presidio Sports Basement – TBA
April 16th – Tierra Bella!

Details on these and other Velo Girls rides + events can be found here: