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. http://blazingsaddles.com/san-francisco/locations-/pier-41.aspx
If you want to reserve a particular bike, you can reserve it in advance online.
Bike rental is $30-$40 USD, there's a 10% discount if you reserve online.
The ferry is $10.50 USD.
Bring your Java Geek bike jersey if you have one!
If you would like to attend, please email email@example.com and I will invite you. The event is free and open to all.
Transit and parking info: Take the Historic F Line Street Car to Pier 41. (Tel. 415.202.8888) http://blazingsaddles.com/san-francisco/locations-/pier-41.aspx