Out-of-towners often ask how we can possibly bike in such a hilly city (picture classic cable car heading north, uphill on Powell). We smile knowing that most of us began with a bike map and simply memorized the routes with the lowest grade of incline; but how about trekking those hills for a change? If you’re up for the challenge, you’ll be certain to look out at the landscape below with a smile on your face after tackling those monsters.
The Seven Hells of San Francisco rec ride is back! The ride will hit some favorite hills from previous years, including Twin Peaks and 21st Street, as well as take on a few new climbs. With breaks and a moderate pace, this 30-mile ride (map, route) should take about 4 hours. Last year’s Seven Hells ride was well documented—check out the photos so you know just what you’re getting yourself into!
Strong riders only, please. Granny gears highly recommended. We’ll make every reasonable effort to stay together as a group. Rest stops announced on day of the ride. SF Bicycle Coalition recreational rides are free for SFBC members (a $5 donation from non-members is appreciated); rain cancels rides. Questions? Email Dan.
Meet at the large statue at east edge of The Panhandle (Baker, between Fell and Oak) Saturday, July 17th at 10 a.m.