City Wide Slow Rides

It should be possible for everyone to ride safely throughout the city, without needing to be comfortable with physical risk.

We've organized a series of slow rides throughout the city, to give an opportunity for people to ride bikes safely together, keeping each other safe, and to advocate for safe bike routes throughout the city. We ride on streets that are in particular need of improvement.

Queer Pride Slow Ride

For 2022 pride month, we organized a pride slow ride to give people a cop-free alternative to the main pride parade.

We rode on Polk and Valencia, two streets with "bike lanes" that have fallen far short of being safe, due to double-parked cars.

Two side by side images. The first shows a map of a route, starting at civic center plaza, going north on Polk until Jackson, then turning back, going to market, down Valencia to 19th, across Dolores park and finishing at the flag in the castro. The second is a flyeaying “Queer Pride Slow Ride” with a drawing of a bicycle over a rainbow. Text below says “Community bike ride. No cops!!! June 23. Civic Center Plaza. Meet at 6 PM. Roll 6:30. @safestreetrebel for more info”r

Grand Embarcadero Slow Ride

We did a slow ride on Embarcadero on July 21 to advocate for Grand Embarcadero.

Slow Streets Slow Ride

These are now a regular feature. A citywide network like the People's Slow Streets is essential. On these rides, we both advocate for this network and get to experience these streets when we've made them as safe as they should be.

Community slow rides organized by other people

The larger bike community has been putting on similar events for years: you might also be interested in Critical Mass which starts at Embarcadero Plaza the last Friday of every month, and SF Bike Party (first Friday of each month) and East Bay bike party (second Friday).