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)

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!