Last night I was fortunate enough to spend some time with the SFScooterGirls (“SFSG”). If you’ve ever ridden or driven around in the City, then you’ve probably seen a lot of women on scooters. It’s a great way to get around and of course, it’s fun! But who are these women? Where do they ride? Where do they come from? Well, that’s what I went to find out when I was invited to join their biweekly meeting, which happens every other Tuesday. The meetings are usually either held at The Buck Tavern or Winston's in the King George. The location is posted each week on the Yahoo Group, Facebook and MySpace. About a dozen members of the organization attended. Although the SFSG have over 1,000 combined friends and fans on Facebook, MySpace and a newly established Meetup group, there are less than 20 actual members, who are responsible for keeping the SFSG organized and running.
Aside from biweekly meetings, these girls RIDE. And not just around the streets of San Francisco. East Bay, South Bay, North Bay, anywhere they feel like going. Since they were founded in 2004, the SFSG has organized dozens of rides and rallies, including their Annual Holiday Toy Run and an annual rally called So Far So Good, as well as events with other local/national clubs.
The next big Rally that the SFSG is planning for is taking place the entire weekend of Sept. 10-12, appropriately called "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." Not only will they be leading multiple rides in San Francisco and in the East Bay, but there'll be breakfast, bowling and more!
The SFSG, like any other motorcycle or scooter club, has minimum requirements in order to become a full fledged member. “Any Girl, Any Scooter” is welcome to apply for membership. If you enjoy riding your scooter and want to ride more than just to and from work/school, then the SFScooterGirls are for you.
If you’re interested in joining and would like to find out more about these lovely ladies as well as how to become a member, visit their website at SFScooterGirls.com. Be sure to join the Yahoo!Group so you can find out about the most current events and gatherings.