Reminder: Presidi-SLOW Streets Ride this Sunday

Join us for another Slow Streets Slow Ride this Sunday, March 24th! Read on for important details.

Reminder: Presidi-SLOW Streets Ride this Sunday

Join us for another Slow Streets Slow Ride this Sunday, March 24th!

Important Details:

Start: Civic Center Plaza across Polk from City Hall (Google Maps)
Meetup: 1pm
Roll out: 1:30pm
Route & Elevation:
Bay Wheels Code: SLOWSTREETS32424 ($50 off for the day)

We'll start out at Civic Center and make our way to Alta Plaza Park for our first stop. We'll then continue to into the Presidio via Slow Clay and Arguello to Immigrant point for a 30 minute stop. We'll then continue on Slow Washington out of the Presidio to Slow Lake to Slow 23rd into Golden Gate park where we'll end at the Living Room at JFK & 8th Ave.

The ride is just over 9 miles, with a few shallow but long hills, and anything steeper than 5% grade marked on the map.


  1. Please bring bike lights
  2. Snacks! But eat lunch beforehand.
  3. Bring water
  4. Rain gear for if it rains
  5. Alta Plaza Park has bathrooms as does Golden Gate Park at the end of the ride, but there aren't close by bathrooms at Immigrant Point so be sure to plan accordingly (Closest would probably be at Mountain Lake or Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center

Getting There

The ride starts at Civic Center Plaza, across the street from City Hall, not the Bart Station. But it is right next to Civic Center Bart. Walking west from UN Plaza at the Civic Center Bart station is nice and easy. By Bike heading down Market is a good option too.

If you're getting a Bay Wheels, there are several docks in the vicinity: in the plaza near Polk and Grove, another on Grove near the library and another on Golden Gate and Polk just north of the Plaza.

Getting Back

The ride ends in Golden Gate Park at the Living Room - the area with the chairs and ping pong table. Feel free to hang out and socialize a while! But once you're going back home, Car Free JFK is very bikable through the Park as well as the N to the south of the park and the 5 just north on Fulton as well as a bay wheels station on 8th.

Here's a tutorial for putting your bike on the bus.


We'll ride this event rain or shine. If the forecast is calling for severe weather that we think may lead to unsafe conditions then we'll cancel. We'll try our best to cancel 72 hours in advance based on the forecast but of course we may cancel with shorter notice in the event of unsafe conditions. In the event of rain, please remember:

  1. Go slower and remember it will take a further distance to come to a complete stop. You do not have the same braking traction in the rain.
  2. Give other riders and road users extra space.
  3. Bring rain gear! Riding in the rain can be a lot of fun. Installing fenders on your bike can help as can wearing waterproof footwear, rain pants, rain jacket or rain cape, and even weatherproof gloves and socks!