The Silicon Valley JUG
will host the annual Geek Bike Ride the Saturday before JavaOne. We'll meet at Pier 41 in Fisherman's Wharf and ride across the bridge and down into Sausalito, and then take a ferry back to the city. We are getting an earlier start (9am) so folks can get back for other JavaOne activities. (You'll make it back for sure by 12:00).
This is a beginner/intermediate ride, roughly 8 miles and takes 1.5 hours to ride. I expect we'll have several photograph stops, and we'll stop for a treat in Sausalito. There are three big hills (two steep ones going up Fort Mason and the approach to the bridge, and one fun downhill into Sausalito), but (obviously) the bridge is flat and easy. The hardest part may be dodging pedestrians on the bridge!
All geeks and their friends are invited. Meet at Blazing Saddles
bikes at Pier 41 in Fisherman's Wharf at the Blue & Gold Fleet Sausalito/Tiburon Ferry Terminal. If you want to reserve a particular bike, you can reserve it in advance online (even electric bikes!) Bike rental is $30-$40 USD and there's a 10% discount if you reserve online.
The Blue and Gold ferry from Sausalito is $10.50 USD. They are used to having bikes on board.
Transit and parking info: You can take the Historic F Line Street Car to Pier 41 to Blazing Saddles Bike Rental. Parking garages are at Fisherman's Wharf.
Wear your Java Geek bike jersey if you have one!
You can sign up and chat with other riders here. If you have trouble seeing the event, email SV JUG organizer Kevin Nilson at kevinATjavaclimberDOTcom.
Follow #geekbikeride for updates.