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)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tuesday, November 18th: Eastside GoGA

Slowly but surely. We're back on. See you on Tuesday at 8:30pm ladies.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tuesday, October 21st: Eastside GoGA Ride


I will be working extremely late on Tuesday night and will not be about to ride with the GoGA girls, but Dorothy Le (Facebook) of SiteLA and LACBC fame will be the contact person for the ride. It will be a shorter ride around the city and all ladies are welcome!

Dorothy's contact info: dorothy.le@gmail.com (424) 212 9327

Thursday, October 16, 2008

bike ride SUNDAY

Hey Ladies! A friend asked me to post this ride hosted by siteLA.

click here for more info

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday, October 7th: Eastside GoGA

Cancelled - story of my life, right? Watch the debates - I'm feeling under the weather!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tuesday, September 23rd: Eastside GoGA

Damn you, Cinefamily... I have to go to this:

Delicious Vinyl presents: L.A. Old-Skool, 1982-1989
Get ready to "set it off" Strafe-style with some rare footage from the Delicious Vinyl Vaults, giving you a tour of early hip-hop in Los Angeles. You'll catch ultra-rare footage of Ramellzee and graffiti artist Jean Michel Basquiat at the Rhythm Lounge on Melrose--a rare pocket in the advent of L.A. hip hop culture. Also, Soul Brother "Legendary" will present highlights from 1982-1989 (from the Freak Beat to the Golden Era), from his upcoming Suns of James Brown documentary, which features footage of Uncle Jam's Army, Jam City, Ultrawave, and underground dance crews including early moves from members of The Pharcyde. Next, Delicious Vinyl artists (Tone Loc, Young MC, Def Jef, and Body And Soul) appear in a 1988 Electronic Press Kit made for the label by director Tamra Davis. Plus music videos, a live dance performance by the Soul Brothers, DJ set by KDAY Grand Mixer M-Walk, and some other very special guests! To top it all off, Peanut Butter Wolf will be in the house to VJ a set of visuals to cap off the night.

It starts at 8pm, which means I won't be able to lead GoGA this night, but if anyone wants to join me buy a ticket and we can ride out the Silent Movie Theater. I need to hear from you, or else I'm rolling solo to the theater.

Please feel free to meet at 8:30pm at Scoops and if I can I will post a route for the normal GoGA ride.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, September 8, 2008

East Side GoGA: Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Ladies of Los Angeles,

My sincerest apologies for having fallen off the past month (or so). I've extremely pleased that the Westside GoGA is still up and running, and I heard rumors that the Eastside GoGA was still meeting as well.

Well, ladies - I'm back, albeit in terrible shape, but I'm back and I was want to kick off a new year of GoGA right - with drinks! No ride tonight, just a little bit of the electric relaxation.

Join me and familiar faces at Pure Luck on Tuesday - same GoGA time - for a brainstorming session that will include all of the following:

- creation of new routes
- food
- exploration of new themes

Hope to see you there.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Westside GOGA: Tuesday August 19th

I'm posting the following for Nancy:

This is the route I'm proposing for tomorrow: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2183761

It's about 33 miles, so we need to leave Bikerowave at 8:30 sharp and we'll be doing a good clip (think fast for GOGA). This is definitely going to be road bike/fixie...hybrids and mountain bikes aren't going to be happy. If someone wants to do more climbing than this, we can opt to do Olympic instead of Venice as our East bound street.

Can someone please being a fold up pump? Mine's not arriving for another week. I'll bring a wrench.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesday, August 12: East Side GoGA Ride


Work duties keep me from joining you this week. I'm freah out of ideas for routes, but I welcome all girls to still meet at Scoops at 8:30pm for a sweet night time ride.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008: Eastside GoGA Ride

Sorry for the short notice - life has seemed to consume me at the moment. If I am not in attendance tomorrow, please help yourself to this fresh route taken from IAAL*MAF Bridges of LA County Ride. :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Tuesday, July 15th: Eastside GoGA Ride

Still going on this Tuesday - I will unfortunately not be on the ride, but I have a sweet long-ish route that will be posted shortly. Please check back and thanks for riding.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

July 8, Westside GOGA

Oooops! Sorry guys, I posted the ride on Midnight Ridazz but forgot to post it here.

We will be riding tonight.

The Westside gals have decided to keep the Westside ride relaxed for now to encourage newcomers.

It will generally be about 20-25 miles at a quick pace that is fast enough to challenge, but relaxed enough not to discourage newbies.

So come out and join us for a ride! Don't be shy!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tuesday, July 1st: Eastside GoGA Ride

A shorter ride this week - It's the first of the month!

Couldn't come up with something excited, so let's make this short and sweet. Here's the ROUTE. Same meeting time and place!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Last night the ladies decided that a facebook group would be the best way for westsiders to organize rides to the eastside GOGA. Eastsiders, feel free to use it to coordinate riding west together! Also, discuss anything/everything else.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tuesday, June 24th: Rouge ES GoGA Ride - Good-bye Signe!

Signe, one of the ladies that kept the ES GoGA ride fast and covering lots of ground - is moving to the Bay Area! Join us as we send her off this Tuesday, 6/24, in rouge ES GoGA ride. We'll be meeting leaving from Scoops at 8:30pm for a short ride out to All Star Lanes in Eagle Rock. We could squeeze some food and drink in there - any suggestions?

If there's anyone that wants to ride a true GoGA ride this Tuesday - check out the WS GoGA Ride - it'll be a longer route this week!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tuesday, June 24th: Westside GoGA

Meet @ Bikerowave (www.bikerowave.org): 1816A Berkeley St, Santa Monica CA, 90404

Meet at 8:00pm, ride at 8:30pm SHARP.

Route TBD. Feel free to make suggestions.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tuesday, June 17th: Eastside GoGA

San Fernando Valley...

LONGER RIDE. Here's the ROUTE. I think that's were that sweet Orange line bike path is... Correct me if I'm wrong.

If there's interest, we can wait at the NoHo Metro for people coming in off the train, but you MUST contact me if you want us to wait.

I'm happy to report that there will be some WS GoGA girls representation this time - the more girls the better.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

LA River Bike Ride TOMORROW

goga better represent! 50 mile ride anyone?

click here for more info

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tuesday, June 10th: First Westside GoGA Ride!

Meet @ Bikerowave (www.bikerowave.org) at 8:00pm. Ride at 8:30pm SHARP.

This first Westside ride will be on the shorter side (18-25 miles) to be designed by the lovely mixtemotions (Nicole).

See you there!

Also, invite your friends on facebook!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Tuesday, June 3rd: Eastside GoGA Ride

Starting the new bi-weekly format this week - It'll be a shorter ride, ROUTE TBD, but always in GoGA fashion. See you there!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Tuesday May 27th: Jacaranda part deux

Last week we rode West, this week we ride South and East.

Purple power!

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Yes, it's been about a year since the conception of GoGA, and in the beginnings of this second year, we are doing some re-vamping of the GoGA structure.

This year we will see:

The departure of Signe, beginning a new job in the Bay Area up north (an SF chapter of GoGA?)
The return of Katie and Mia (I'm calling you out!)
Hopefully, the return of Dana (Currently still in Europe? We miss you!)

While these girls have been the backbone to GoGA in the past year, there's been plenty of new and returning faces. Our charge to you is to keep coming and be vocal - where do you want to go? What do you want to see? And really, how fast can we get there??

Given the ever fluid attendance of GoGA, we've decide to make GoGA a bi-weekly event.

Starting June 3rd, GoGA will commence every other week. I agree that this will take some getting used to, so I will remind everyone via posting on this blog and midnightridazz.com for the next month or so. ALSO, we will stick true to alternating the weeks between a SHORTER ride and a LONGER ride. Again, I will be sending out reminders via blog and other places.

Also in the new year, I'd like to invite Westside GoGA girls to step up, if there's interest, to begin a Westside GoGA ride during the alternating weeks of the Eastside GoGA ride. Thus, beginning June 10th, I'd like to see if we can't get a bi-weekly Westside GoGA ride started. Please contact me if you are interested in being the coordinator. It's mega-easy and I will give you a lot of support, including showing up...

In addition to commenting, you may also reach me via email at tattiya period k at gmail period com

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tuesday May 20th: Purple haze ride

Let's check out the jacaranda's blooming around town: http://theguide.latimes.com/profiles/192/lists/165815

Bonus points for goga girls sporting purple.

From Tattiya:

Potential Routes:

Route #1: Scenic route to Elysian Park to the Chavez Ravine Arboretum... to Traxx's back patio... to Victoria Street in Central LA.

Route #2: UCLA and Beverly HIlls.

I'll bring both routes and we can decide on the spot.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tuesday May 13th: Bike to Pasadena bike week

Slight amendment to the plan.. we will be meeting up with the tail end of the pasadena bike week ladies night. Our ride will leave from the bike kitchen at the usual 8.30pm.

Anyone who wants to join the Pasadena ride earlier should see the details below:

Tuesday, May 13, 6:00 P.M. – 9:30 PM
Ladies Night : Sponsored by InCycle Pasadena

Ladies, join C.I.C.L.E., Team C.I.C.L.E. and Pasadena's female cyclists for an evening of riding, learning and socializing in Pasadena's finest outdoor shopping area, One Colorado! The evening begins at 5:30 PM with registration. Ride leaves at 6:00 PM, and returns to One Colorado for mingling, mini-clinics, Origins Oasis massage, facials and product, raffle and more! All levels of riders are invited to be a part of this great moderately paced ride (there will be a couple of hills). Learn how to change a flat tire, how to turn your recreation or racing bike into a part time transportation bicycle, and more!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tuesday, May 6th: The Bakery Ride

or BGoGA - Baked Goods on Girl Action - this week. Long anticipated - we don't have the final FINAL details yet, but know that it's happening. It's a short ride, but we will be stopping off and eating goodies at at least 4 different bakeries.

No advance route posting, but it'll be a shorter ride.


Sunday, April 27, 2008

tues 29

i have been embarassingly absent from goga recently but ima try to be there this week. was wondering how people feel about a tour of the community gardens i mentioned a while back? something like this? thoughts?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tuesday, April 22: Earth Day!

Celebrate by riding with GoGA!

Double the garden fun - I don't know if we are able to get into either of these, but we can certainly try!

The Route

Friday, April 11, 2008

Tuesday, April 15th: Griffith Observatory

Very small, but strong group of girls taking down Griffith Observatory. Many thanks go out the the bright moon that made Griffith Park a little less scary, the rock that turned out to be a big toad that entertained us for a while, coyotes that took the day off, and last, but definitely not least, Park Ranger Bleeker for giving us the royal GoGA treatment.

Original Post:

Anyone have a good route?

Potential Route

Bring more if you have them, we'll pick the best one!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Tuesday, April 8th: Sweat

Let's sweat - I don't care if it's distance, incline, whatever - let's do it.

The Route.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tuesday, April 1st: APRIL FOOLS RIDE

For one night and one night only, the Gods have smiled down upon Tuesday... In a 6-pronged attack of high prankster, gender-bending intensity, (1) this Tuesday fell on April Fools Day, (2) Roadblock was the only guy to EVER ride with GoGA, (3) the fine ass GoGA girls pulled prank #1 by showing up with delightful mustaches, (4) the GoGA girls were upstaged when ToTA (prank #2) stepped on the scene - yes, Tranny on Tranny Action! - thanks to Tren Way BG for representing hardcore with flowers in your hair and some daisy duke dresses, (5) OLDBLOCK in the house representing a future Roadblock surrounded by the lovely ToTA ladies, and (6) mystery prank #3 involving Ritchie and a camera... to be discovered at his will.

The usual GoGA morphed into ToGA (Tranny on Girl Action), GoTA (Girl on Tranny Action), or TWaT (Three Way Tuesday) for the first leg of the ride, rolling through West Hollywood. After the "Ladiezz" were dropped of at the bar, the real GoGA girls plus Roadblock hit the streets for some cold hard sweat. The night ended with a reunion at Pure Luck and drinks - as every good ride should.

Thanks to the new girls that rode tonight, hopefully you will come back!, the fine ass ladiezz of ToTA (Tranny Way BG) for riding in some holla-worthy gear, Oldblock -the ghost of Christmas future, and of course, ROADBLOCK!

More pictures are located at Stevo4's page, Tattiya's Flickr, and Midnight Ridazz.

Original posting:

One time special - Guy&GA:

Calling all ladies - this is your warning - if you don't come out for GoGA any other time, you should come out for this:

Come bear witness to the ONLY GUY to ride with GoGA EVER!! Hell, Roadblock paid a pretty penny at LACBC's Big Bike Love, so ladiezz, we have to show him what we got. Route TBD, but be want a BIG turnout, so it'll probably be short, sweet, and somewhere in the realm of fast. Spectators are welcome, but once we roll out - Roadblock is the only one for us!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Special later meeting time: Meet at 8:30pm - Roll out by 9pm SHARP.

Scoops (melrose and Heliotrope)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tuesday, March 25th: Straight Shots

Short, but hilly at the end -let's do it QUICK. Good for first time GoGA girls.

The route

Friday, March 14, 2008

Tuesday March 18: re-vamped Burbank route

This will be a longer ride. Burbank/Glendale.. possible hill-climbing..

.. not so long after all.. a zippy 20miles: The route

Thanks for coming out!! See you next week.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Friday, March 14th: MR's The Mother of All Rides

10 pm


How to play:

GoGA girls and friends will meet at La Brea and Santa Monica Blvd (the NE corner of the boundaries).

Other boundary corners:
SW: Fairfax and 3rd st.
NE: La Brea and Santa Monica
SE: La Brea and 3rd st.

RIDE and SEEK the group known as the EGGS within these boundaries. Once you find the eggs, you ride with them and try to hide from the rest of the seekers! The game ends at Pan Pacific Park!

More info including MAP.

See you there!

Monday, March 10, 2008

girls on bikes photo shoot

hey ladies. a friend of mine is doing a photo shoot to promote bicycles and especially women on bicycles. it's not a typical fashion shoot and she wants to find real girls that ride bikes who would want to be in the shoot. it will take place downtown and will take 2-3 hours. anyone interested in being a bicycle super model???
she is doing it on THURSDAY of this week at 3:30pm so please send her an email right away if you want to be in it! (julia.sherman@gmail.com)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Tuesday, March 11th: Bridges of LA County

IAAL*MAF's 10 bridges of LA ride, plus a couple more where we can find them.

It'll be a shorter ride, ideal for first time GoGA riders to check out the pace, distance, etc. Please note the "new" new meeting time (8:00pm, ride out at 8:30pm SHARP).

The Route

Rider down (but not out): Katie Bennett

Last week on GoGA, (3/4), Katie Bennett suffered a bike injury that's diagnosis has yet to be determined, but nevertheless she's down for a while. This accident lead us to reconsider out "new" starting time - while traffic was not the sole cause, it was a contributor to this unfortunate event. So once, again, we are changing our starting time to meeting at 8:00pm, and leaving at 8:30pm SHARP.

Thank you for bearing with us, and we hope to see you out there.

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Big Winner: Roadblock

Congratulations to Roadblock (of Wolfpack)! He is the big winner of the GoGA girls at (LACBC's) Big Bike Love Valentine's Day event.

Roadblock will be the first guy ever to roll with the GoGA girls on April 1st. More info to come soon. It will be a good one. That's a GoGA promise.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tuesday, March 4th: Venice Canal Ride

It's a longer ride. You must feel comfortable riding at least 40 miles. We do not want to stay out all night, so bring those fast tiger legs!

The route

Saturday, February 23, 2008

hey kids- in case anyone is interested in the Acura LA Bike Tour on March 2nd

Thursday, February 21, 2008

February 25th: Carter G. Woodson and the Origins of Multiculturalism

From the Founders of Black History Month.

"From its inception, America has been a landscape peopled by diverse ethnic and racial groups, and today virtually all peoples are represented. If America has always been racially and ethnically diverse, the nation's self-image has not always recognized its multicultural history. Until the last decades of the twentieth century, America has seen itself largely as the flowering of Anglo-Saxon culture and prided itself on allowing immigrants to adopt the American way.

During the early years of the twentieth century, a small number of intellectuals began to question whether America was simply a transplant of English civilization. W. E. B. Du Bois, Theodore Herzel, and Randolph Bourne believed that modern America should embrace the cultural differences that newcomers brought with them to America. Democracy, they believed, required tolerance of difference and could sustain those differences in harmony.

Among those intellectuals of the Progressive era, Carter G. Woodson did most to forge an intellectual movement to educate Americans about cultural diversity and democracy. For the sake of African Americans and all Americans, Woodson heralded the contributions of African Americans and the black tradition. In 1915, he established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and by the time of his death in 1950, he had laid the foundation for a rethinking of American identity.

The multiculturalism of our times is built on the intellectual and institutional labors of Woodson and the association he established. He should be known not simply as the Father of Black History, but as pioneer of multiculturalism as well."

Let's ride. Don't forget the new meeting time 7:30

The route

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tuesday, February 19th: Pasadena Ride of the Brave Few

Well, the roads stayed dry, but attendance was low... so we decided to save Black History for another night and rode around the Rose Bowl instead... For those checking out the Tour de Cali on sunday... a chance to say, "Hey, I can ride that too."

Here is the route from the kitchen back to Broadway and Cesar Chavez.

-- Info provided by Signe

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Tuesday, February 12th: The Artsy Ride

It's a shorter one...

A ride dedicated to the Arts and Crafts. Starting with a bike (or stroll if you desire) through a guerilla diorama installation on Sunset between Laveta and Glendale, this ride with traverse downtown's arts, fashion, and toy districts, and the larger and lesser known galleries of Los Angeles.

Don't forget our new meeting time: 7:30pm.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Thursday, February 14th: Ladies of GOGA on the auction block at LACBC Valentine's

Hi y'all,

As part of the LACBC Valentine's Extravaganza they are auctioning off dates with local bike hotties - including GoGA.

The highest bidder, male or female, will be invited to join us on one of our rides, including a romantic dinner at Pure Luck.

If you ride with GoGA and want to get up on stage with us, email signe at caltech.edu.

Come out, show your support, and if you know any dudes dying to ride with GoGA, tell them this is their only chance!

New Meeting Time!

Heads up, our meeting time has changed!

We will meet at 7:30pm every Tuesday unless otherwise noted.

See you there!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Tuesday, February 5th: The Primary Ride

A longer ride.

It's Super Duper Tuesday and we ride on voting night. Route will be announced at the start, we will visit choice select spots that the candidates have visited in LA, and depending on the outcome of the race will end up at the winning party headquarters.

Same meeting time and meeting place.

And in the spirit of voting, we are thinking of changing the meeting time to earlier to accommodate the most amount of people. The time that has been proposed is meeting at 7pm and riding out shortly after. Please comment with your preferences, if you have any.

See you tonight!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tuesday, January 29th: The Griffith Park Loop

Cancelled last week on account of rain, this week we try again.

A short, but sweet one...

Up the Cahuenga Pass to Barham around the park. Beware of coyotes and slightly cool weather. Bring layers and a bright light.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Monday, January 21st: Grease Covered Prom Dress

Special Event put on by Bicycle Bitchen:

Hey Ladies! Now that the holiday fun is but a memory, what do you say to a Grease Covered Prom Dress Bicycle Bitchen Romp?

Whip out the old taffeta monsters, zip 'em on, and wear them to Bicycle Bitchen on Monday January 21st, 6:30-9:30pm

Includes optional wrenching to grease up your frock, and then perhaps we'll ride them around the block. Some form of dance party will follow in a secure location where greasy prom dresses will be appreciated.

Gather around, ladies, this will be good...


The Ladies of Bitchen

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tuesday, January 15th: The Citrus Ride

...it's a long one.

Introduced and hosted by Katie B!

This ride was inspired by my love of citrus and a project called “Fallen Fruit: A mapping of food resources in Los Angeles”. We are in the peak fruiting season for So Cal’s formerly ubiquitous citrus trees; so let’s take advantage and harvest the crop by bike. I will be scouting all week, and encourage you to do the same. Please take note of the address of fruiting trees you notice around town this week. Anything that hangs over public property; sidewalk, alley or street is ours for the taking. And don’t you worry about our impact; we are going to hit a bunch of spots so we won’t leave denuded trees in our wake. Bring your bags for this one!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Tues Jan 8th: The New Year ride

Out with the old and in with the new. Forget 2007, let's ring in 2008 by riding to places that will come to life in this new year. This is really Katie's domain, but we can check out new developments, new restaurants, bars.. anything undergoing major rejuvenation. Ideas?

Meet at 8.30pm at Melrose and Heliotrope. This will be a quick ride followed by a bite at Pure Luck, and a chat about the rides we want to do this year.