Again this year, the Silicon Valley JUG invites you to the annual Geek Bike Ride
the Saturday before JavaOne (Oct 24 8:30am - noon). You will start 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. Ride starts at 8:30am 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. In the plan are several photograph stops, and a 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!
Sign up on the Google+ Geek Bike Ride page. If you have trouble seeing the event, email SV JUG organizer Kevin Nilson at kevinATjavaclimberDOTcom.
Follow #geekbikeride for updates.
Pictures from the Geek Bike Ride before JavaOne Brazil 2015