Women Bike SF is an SF Bicycle Coalition program that supports and encourages women, trans*, femme (WTF) riders in San Francisco. Our goal is to get more people on bikes more often in fun, supportive and social ways — connecting people who are doing amazing things on bikes all across San Francisco.
Join us for a monthly Coffee Hour, meet new and old friends at social events and rides, and share these resources in your community. Want to stay up-to-date on what’s happening? Sign up for updates with our monthly Women Bike SF newsletter.
Why Women Bike SF?
In San Francisco, like the rest of the country, there’s a gender gap in bicycling. The number of WTF commuters in SF is just 32 percent*, and nationally it’s even lower. The program aims to connect more WTF identified people to biking with events and opportunities in a fun and supportive environment.
Of course, everyone is welcome to be part of Women Bike SF. Whatever your gender identity, join us in our spirit of equanimity to listen and share, develop leadership and community, and celebrate the joys of bicycling.
*According to the Census Bureau’s 2008-2012 American Community Survey, 32 percent of bicycle commuters in San Francisco identify as women.
Join the Community
Events Find Coffee Hours, bike rides and lots of other ways to be part of Women Bike SF.
Resources Have a question or need some help getting started? We have ways for you to connect with others and build community.
News Stay up to date on what’s happening with Women Bike SF and biking news in San Francisco on our blog.
Our commitment to WTF riders: San Francisco is a city full of diverse communities and individuals. We use the term women, trans*, femme (WTF) to deliberately foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people who identify with our Women Bike SF work.
There are lots of ways to get riding and learn new things. Here are some of the resources that got us started, and that keep us going.
We know people ride more often when they have other people to ride with. Come to a Women Bike SF Coffee Hour to grab a coffee and talk bikes: they’re held every first Friday of the month. Or check out the groups below and make new friends!
Have a question about your bike, or looking to purchase a new one? Local Bike Shops to the rescue! Take a look at our over 35 bike shop partners in San Francisco, below. These bike shops are among 70+ bicycle-friendly businesses that offer discounts to SF Bicycle Coalition members. Join/Renew your membership today and save when you shop all over town.
Rahman Law PC is a civil trial litigation law firm which provides professional legal services to the bicycling community. We understand the unique needs of cyclists when representing them in legal matters and tailor our extensive legal knowledge to each case. We have been supporting local bicycle coalitions for over a decade by sponsoring events, helping with advocacy work, and being a legal resource for bicycle coalition members (we actually love giving free advice to the cycling community!). We have even been known to sponsor women’s racing teams. More than that, the people in our office ride bikes… and love it! Bike law is also our business and because we are devoted to the community, bicyclists make up about 75% of our clients. We fight really, really hard for our clients and we know about litigating cases involving 2-wheelers. That’s not just our perception—that’s what the attorneys on the other side of our cases say about us.
Rahman Law is proud to be a woman- and minority-owned business, not only devoted to the cycling community, but also devoted to creating space for more minority-identified people in the legal world. The owner of the firm, Shaana Rahman, is a leader in the San Francisco legal community and has successfully spearheaded many efforts to increase the diversity of representation in the law.
Shaana Rahman sits on the Board of Directors for Walk San Francisco, a pedestrian advocacy group, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and the Central Coast Olive Growers Association.
Rahman Law has offices in San Francisco and Paso Robles.
BIKEISTA is a start-up conceived by a woman architect and it exists to basically encourage biking for women — wherever and whenever they want! We are also starting to design a line of gender neutral bike-wear and eventually ones for men and children as well. Our vision is to create clothing that supports all people who bike, supporting their pursuit of a more sustainable, conscious, and joyful life. As many of us already know, there is nothing like the feeling of reducing car-trips by using a bike. Bicycling for transportation provides the perfect combination of physical, environmental, and mental well-being.
And BIKEISTA’s designs have been road-tested by women of all ages who want to look professional and have high standards for their clothing. In Europe and Asia, people who bike have been wearing stylish outfits for decades. Once you try our functional/fun styles, you may want to wear them whether you are biking or not!
So whether you bike to work, social events, or just for transportation, BIKEISTA wants you to have sassy clothing that fits just right, is functional, and that never fights your ride. Need to look your best, but be able to hop on a bike to run a quick errand? Try our stretchy skirts, dresses, jackets, tunics, shirts, hoodies, ponchos, and vests.