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)

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.