A Bike Club for Girls and Gender Non-Conforming Young People
Join us for Freewheel - a monthly bike ride open to young women and gender non-conforming young people who are in high school in Oakland and surrounding cities.
Starting October 2019, we’ll spend one Saturday a month (generally 9 AM - 1 PM) exploring the Bay Area and its vibrant communities and scenery.
TRIP DESTINATIONS INCLUDE:
Sacred Ohlone sites to learn about the Bay Area’s indigenous history
The Golden Gate bridge for spectacular views of the Pacific and the Bay
The shoreline trail to visit the Rosie the Riveter Museum in Richmond
The Richmond Bridge Grand Opening
Freewheel ends with a 5 day / 4 night bike tour around the Bay during OUSD Spring Break.
Participants must attend at least 4 of the 6 rides to come on the bike tour.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Tell me more about the rides!
Who can participate?
Participants must be young women or gender non-conforming young people currently enrolled in high school (or the equivalent age) for the 2019-2020 school year.
How much does Freewheel cost?
Do I need my own bike?
No! We'll provide bikes and helmets to all participants to use for the rides.
What if I'm scared of biking/not good at riding/not fast?
We'll always ride as a group, so no one will get left behind. The rides will be led by experienced bike educators who will provide safety training and guidance to make sure that everyone feels confident and knows how to bike safely and predictably.
I have a bike I'd like to donate, how do I do that?
We're gratefully accepting road and hybrid bikes in good condition. To arrange a drop-off, please email email@example.com.