GoGA Mission

We strive to create a positive, dynamic, supportive, all-female environment where women are challenged to ride harder and farther. We emphasize a holistic approach towards riding: we want to facilitate your progression towards becoming a confident rider in terms of route, repair, and safety knowledge.

The specifications:

- Ride 20 to 30 miles in 2007, 25 to 35 miles in 2008

- Quick pace (we don't want to be out all night)

- You will feel most comfortable riding a road bike

- Although we always look out for each other, you are responsible for knowing your own limitations. If you are not comfortable with long distance, the mechanics of your bike, or the pace is too quick, speak up!!! We will try to accommodate you if you are willing to push yourself.

East Side Meeting time: Alternating TUESDAY NIGHTS at 8:00pm, ride out 8:30pm SHARP.
Location: Scoops (712 N. Heliotrope @ Melrose, Los Angeles)

West Side Meeting time: Alternating TUESDAY NIGHTS at 8:00pm, ride out 8:30pm SHARP.
Location: Bikerowave (1816A Berkeley St @ Nebraska - North of Olympic, Santa Monica)

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday, December 18th: Burrito Project

For one very special night, Burrito Project will be held on a Tuesday, and we shall be in attendance. As a reward to those that risked frozen digits and pneumonia to ride out to Pasadena and Altadena last Tuesday, we will help Todd and his crew roll toasty burritos in the warm comfort of his kitchen.

Bring a big bag, we aim to carry those burritos we make to distribute to the less fortunate on the streets.

The ride will, again, meet a little earlier to ensure that we can help roll burritos.

Meet at 7:30pm at Scoops.

The route from Scoops to Burrito Project can be found here. I, Tattiya, will not be at the Scoops meet up point, but that the place where burrito creation happens (end of the route). I don't know the address of the end point, but call me when you get to the corner of Pico and Westmoreland and I will come out and find you.

"Post" Ride Commentary: Burrito Project was done by car because it was pouring on and off, but accomplished it it's mission nonetheless. Hope everyone stayed dry!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tuesday, December 11th: Pasadena Holiday Lights

Since we missed Signe last week, let's make this a little closer to her home - let's check out the Pasadena / Altadena Holiday Light Displays.

Here's a suggested route based on thePasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau website reference from 2006-2007.

It's pretty damn ambitious, about 45 miles, we're leaving a little earlier for this one. I think it's enough advance notice for people to commit and/or suggest shortcuts (or tell me I'm nuts).

Awaiting your thoughts...

Please note the NEW MEETING TIME for this ride: 7:00pm, ride out shortly after

Monday, December 3, 2007

Tuesday, December 4th: Ridiculous House Ride

You know you've seen them - bring the addresses and we'll create a route on the spot to make sure we hit the majority of them. I will have a digital camera with me.

For those who want to meet earlier for a little sustenance, I think an group would like to meet at Pure Luck for some grub. I'm talking to you Dana! How about Meeting at 7:00pm for eats, same time to ride out?

Post ride commentary:

Due to a flat tire, all of us didn't quite make it for a dinner before hand, but we did enjoy a scenic ride through Beverly Hills. Highlights were the Witches House, Bugsy Siegel's house, the underwater god's house, the horrendous architectural mansionization of BH, Black Santas at the David house, and Michelle's booklight turned bike light.

An approximation of the route - there were some twist and turns where we were not sure where we were going that might have added some distance - can be found here.

Sunday, December 2nd: Rancho Cucamonga Ride

Hosted by Ivana, this was about a 50 mile one-way trip from Union Station in LA to Ranch Cucamonga. We departed at 9am and feasted upon a lavish BBQ hosted, also, by Ivana. The train ride back was wonderfully appreciated as temperatures dipped.


- Ice cream in Claremont
- Accident-inducing kisses
- Low 60s and sunny
- Flat-ish terrain

Ivana, could you please post the route so that others that may want to ride the route on their own may do so? The directions from Union Station should suffice.

Big ups to Ivana and husband, Angel, Ryan and Carla, Mike from the Pride of the Foothills, Baby, and Jared!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Team GoGA Ride Again!

AIDS/Lifecycle 2008 - Who's in? The more and more I see thrown around in message boards and conversations, the more I want to do it... I'm going to register this weekend.


Discussion Board on MR

Friday, November 23, 2007

Tues Nov 27: The not such a bad idea ride

The goal is to head east, and rip off a bit of Friday's atlantic to pacific ride.

Meet at the usual time and place: 8.30pm at melrose and heliotrope.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Tuesday, November 20: Photo Op Ride

No route as of yet, but same goal: 20-30 miles, quickish pace.

I want to incorporate the DWP's Festival of Lights at Griffith Park, most definitely the 30-David statue house. Bring some ideas, as you know it's always an interactive ride.

Meet at Scoops (Heliotrope @ Melrose) at 8:30pm. Ride out shortly after.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Tuesday, November 13th: Palms / Mar Vista / Culver City Ride

Westside ride. Meet at Scoops (Heliotrophe at Melrose), 8:30pm. Bring ideas for houses that are ridiculous for next time.

See you there.

My suggested route (hopefully we can stop by the new Westside bike shop: LAB - Los Angeles Breakless).

Original post:


Suggestions for this Tuesday:

1. Rancho Ride - If we can get this together I think I would be amazing
2. Ridiculous Houses / Mini Mansions - I saw this house that was RIDIC on 3rd and the street just west of Rossmore. I'm talking 30 mini statues of Michelangelo's David... out of control. I want to see more.
3. Palms/Mar Vista ride - what the heck is around this neck of the woods? Let's explore...
4. Whatever else people are into...

This post is actually up relatively early... Who's down for what?

P.S. Chicago was amazing. My friend made me a scavenger hunt and I went via bike. I went 20+ miles in the city and didn't even notice because it was so damn FLAT!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Tuesday, November 6th

I'm still in Chicago by the time the usual meet up time comes around... Anyone meeting tonight? Now's the time to speak up!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Tuesday, October 30th: Haunted House Ride

Are there any haunted houses in your neighborhood? Let's ride to them!

Meet: Scoops/Bicycle Kitchen @ 8:30pm.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tuesday, October 23rd: Pocket Park Ride

This week: As a refuge to all the horrible air quality, we toured some of the pocket parks of LA trying to get some fresh air. We met early-ish at 8pm. We ended the night at local favorite Pure Luck with a pint (or a half) and some delicious vegan grub.

Douche: "Your mom rides GoGA!"
GoGA girl: "You know what?! You're right, my mom DOES ride with GoGA... WHUT?!?!?"

Big thanks to Katie mom for showing us where some awesome hidden parks were. Way to keep up.

Thanks all for a great loop through the valley last week. Riding on smooth empty paths was definitely a treat.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Tuesday Oct 16th: SF Valley ride

A suggestion from Ivana: bike path through the valley paralleling the orange line.

Meet at North HollywoodRedline station at 8.30pm.

We will definitely make it back there before the last train.

** The route actually started from Scoops. End point the NoHo Red Line Station after the Valley loop. It can be seen here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Friday Oct 12: Pasadena art ride


Friday, October 12, 2007 Time 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm PDT

Pasadena Art Ride at rear of Patagonia Pasadena Store

47 N Fair Oaks AvePasadena, CA 91103

Contact info(at)BikeNow.org or call 323-478-0060

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Tuesday, Oct 9th: Venue Ride

Originial Post:


We are thinking of meeting in Pasadena around 7.30 and riding along route 66 to Rancho Cucamunga.

This will be an ~65 mile round trip back to Pasadena.

Ivana, where does the metrolink stop in Pasadena?

This ride is postponed. We would like to have Ivana and company present, and we are cursing ourselves for not exchanging numbers (!), so we are going to do a Venue ride. This way when your friends come into town for shows, you can give them directions. Bring a (mental) list your favorite venues. See you at Scoops (Melrose and Heliotrope) at 8:30pm!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Tuesday, October 2nd: Burbank

Original post: Hill ride hosted by Dana.

(might want to bring a geared bike for this one..)

Meet at the usual spot: Melrose and Heliotrope at 8.30pm, roll out at 8.45.

Update: Dana was sick and missed her awesome route. We barely touched Burbank, but we did nevertheless. You can find the route here. Thanks to Ivana, Baby (Elizabeth), and Wendy coming out all the way to LA for the ride!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Tuesday v Wednesday

Ladies who would prefer to ride on Wednesday:

The tuesday ride is going to go on as usual. But, you can use this blog to advertise a Wednesday ride and you are welcome to use the Tuesday route (which will be posted here).

So, you know who you are.. If you want the login/passwd to post to the blog, email signe at caltech.edu.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Tuesday, September 25th

Meet at Melrose&Heliotrope @8.30, roll at 8.45.

Time to head north - anyone know any good routes to NOLA? Glendale, Burbank, both?

-- Tattiya

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tuesday, September 18th

Original post:

Who's up for a beach ride this week? (What's the coed event?)


Beach ride it is. The co-ed event was (is) to invite people of the male persuasion to meet us down at the beach, but so far it's not advertised as such. Can't wait to ride this week! Same GoGA time, same GoGA place.

Scoops (on Heliotrope Xstreet Melrose)
Meet: 8:30pm
Ride: 8:45pm, no exceptions.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Tuesday, September 11th

Sweet LoLA,

We are on hiatus this week, but you can look forward to the following rides in no particular order:

GoGA hosts: Burrito Project
The Hill Ride (We're never scared) hosted by Dana
GoGA hosts: Welcome "Fall" - The Beach Ride (possible co-ed event, still an all girl ride)

Have fun this week. Be safe and holler when you see us!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Tuesday, Sept 4th: Villages within a City Ride

Original post: I'm still kinda bummed about missing the ethiopian dinner ride.. can we do another one?
Maybe meet a little earlier, ride and dine...

What say you?


Meet at Scoops at 7:15pm. Ride out by 7:30pm. A quick-ish tour of some of LA's "Little" ethnic towns. Ending in Little Ethiopia for those who missed it the first time. Bring cash and a lock. See you there!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tuesday, August 28: GOGA goes SOLA II

Girls, we are heading back to South LA this week.

Who: Ladies of LA who like to bike
Where: The Bicycle District (Melrose/Heliotrope)
When: 8:30
Roll: 8:45
Distance: 20ish miles

Image courtesy of Tattiya's artistic skills.

PHOTOS from Katie, click Collection: "Biking is Sexy"

SoLA route

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Tuesday August 21st

Thie week: a ridearc inspired san gabriel valley route.

2 opportunties to join the ride:

1 - scoops (melroes and heliotrope) at 8.30 pm

2 - union station (main entrance off almeda) at 9pm


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Tuesday, August 14: GOGA goes SOLA

GOGA will be heading to South Los Angeles this week. Our ride will swing through some lesser know, absolutely beautiful, "old" LA neighborhoods with Victorian and Craftsmand homes. Hosted by your resident Angeleno, Katie B.

Meet at 8:30 at 4SBB (4th Street Bicycle Boulevard) and La Brea.
Show up on time, we roll at 8:45 sharp. It is a week night after all.

Note on image: Lady Master on Tricycle, 31 Oct 1897. The invention of the bicycle, as well as being a cheaper mode of transport, helped to liberate many women during the nineteenth century. It did, however, create heated discussions over appropriate dress for lady cyclists.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Tuesday, August 7: Sexy Time

A tour of LA's better known lingerie and sexy time facilities that will extend from WeHo to Silverlake. Meet at Agent Provocateur, on Melrose just west of Fairfax. 8:30, ride out by 8:45.

This will be a quick-ish ride where there will most likely be lingerie-related stories and discussion about how to make GoGA more accessibe. Undies optional.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Tuesday July 31st - NELA ride

Meet at Olvera plaza at 8.30pm, roll at 8.45.

Don't forget to bring lights!

- signe

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Women on bikes unite!

Keep the date! GoGA girls definitely need to represent for this one!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Tuesday, July 24th: COLT 45 Ride

I have a phone conference (look at me, I'm all grown up) to attend starting at 6:30, so plan to let's meet at regular time: 8:30pm at Crescent Heights and Wilshire, ride out from there. As always, route TBD. See you tomorrow!

Don't forget to RSVP.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Tuesday, July 17 - Westside Ride!

Hear ye, hear ye.

This week's GOGA ride takes a tour of the Westside's darker side in a little ditty I like to call the "Dying to ride with the ladies" ride.

We will stroll through Westwood, Santa Monica and Culver City highlighting examples of decay (yay!) and demise (wise!). Sound like a bucket of joy? Morbidly so, I guarantee.

Lighthearted conversation, giggling and cheering are encouraged to help lift our spirits. (check the pun)

Back to the normal time...8:30pm, ride out by 8:45.

Meet at Santa Monica and Westwood intersection at the gas station.


Thursday, July 12, 2007

GOGA does Wolfpack. The Hustle Ride.

It's time we represent on The Hustle Ride! Grab your other girlfriends who have been too intimidated or just too damn lazy to get out there for the Hustle. See you at Tang's on Monday, 10 PM!


Monday, July 9, 2007

Tuesday, July 10


7:30pm, Ride out at 7:45.

The bougie (bourgeois) ride. Meeting at the playground in the Pan Pacific Park (east of the Grove between Beverly and 3rd).

Quick ride by all the high class spots (Rodeo, Melrose Heights, Robertson Blvd.).

Ends at: Little Ethiopia before the restaurants close at about 10:00 - 10:30.

Especially bring: Pearls, money for food, and them legs.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Team Goga

Way to go Team Goga! The fastest all-girl team in the Wolfpack Hustle All City Team Race.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Team GOGA for the Race on Sunday

Who's in? Email me tattiya(dot)k(at)gmail(dot)com.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Tuesday, July 3rd

Scouting for the Wolfpack.Hustle All City Race on July 8. Don has released the start and the finish point, so we meet at Tang's (Sunset and Foutain) at 8:30, ride out by 8:45. The end point is DOCWEILLER BEACH at the HOT DOG STAND (http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=1102038). I've got a route (the most obvious one) planned out, but for the most part it's open for discussion. Bring street knowledge and some speed, so we aren't out in the cold all night.

- Tattiya

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Meeting Point: July 3rd

The ridazz posting for the ride now links here for the meeting point. Tattiya has a few ideas..

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wolfpack.Hustle: East to the Beach

I know Signe was supposed to take us on tour of S. Pasadena on Tuesday, but I think we should scout out the the best way to go from the east to the beach for this race. This means the meet-up spot will be changing. I think starting at either Echo Park (cover our bases) or Tang's (Sunset/Fountain) to somewhere around Playa Del Rey or El Segundo (cover our bases).

Who's in on the 5 person team anyway?

Bring suggested routes - I'm thinking we might could split up & then compare notes - and your hustle, we ain't trying to stay out all night. They release the starting point on Sat. July 7, we should powwow on Saturday too.

What say you?

- Tattiya

Sunday, June 24, 2007


i'm back and ready to ride! who's got a route planned for tues?

Thursday, May 31, 2007

keep it real

i'm headed out of town for the next three weeks so i won't be riding with y'all (sniffle) but hopefully things will just keep getting better and better.

rock out

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

BBE tonight

okay... we will meet at 8:30pm tonight but (gasp!) NOT the usual spot. a few of us are gonna check out the Bike Bell Ensemble which is performing @8 at LACE so we'll meet there and ride afterwards.

LACE is at 6522 Hollywood Blvd a block or two west of cahuenga

it sounds like tattiya will be the leader of the pack tonight!

Friday, May 25, 2007

anybody out there

soooo hopefully you've started seeing some GOGA flyers floating around and perhaps that is how you found your way here!

anyone have a sweet ride for us to do next week?? i was also hoping to rally some folks for the bike bell ensemble which is also happening on tues. let me know if you're interested [goga.bike.ride@gmail.com]

Monday, May 21, 2007

to the LOLA!

Ladies Of Los Angeles:
Tomorrow we're meeting at our usual spot at our usual time. If you're a GOGA virgin then that would be 4651 Kingswell at Vermont (just north of Hollywood Blvd) in Los Feliz. We meet in front of Una Maes clothing store at 8:30pm and usually bounce around 9. The ride will be about 20 miles and relatively flat except for a short steep bastard at the beginning... But remember this ride is intended to be a workout so expect to sweat. No weenies!
Was also thinking about arranging for a beer stop or bar hop at the end if anyone is down.

If you're running late and want us to wait then holler at us (215.370.2016)

Thursday, May 17, 2007


welcome to GOGA!!! we are a weekly LADIES ONLY bike ride.
for serious.

we meet every Tuesday @8:30pm and ride around for an hour or two or three. we like to change up the route each time if possible so please feel free to bring suggestions if you've got 'em.

we like to be social because hey, that's the whole point.
duh. but our pace is fast. not crazy but fast. we like a good workout and so should you. strong hearts and tight buns. that's how we roll...

also check back each week in case we are doing a themed ride or switching the meeting spot or whatever.

contact: goga.bike.ride@gmail.com