I love seeing brands working together for a greater good. Machines for Freedom and Mission Workshop are bringing a series of events and rides to San Francisco, beginning May 14th as a two-week long celebration of the female cyclist.
These Girls are Machines will feature a pop-up shop by women’s cycling brand Machines For Freedom, an art gallery presented by Fast Chance Collective showcasing pieces by five local women artists and cyclists, and many other events and group rides designed to help carve out a space for women riders in the Bay Area.
Check out the full schedule below!
Schedule of events:
Machines For Freedom Pop-up Shop
Come check out the gear you’ve been curious about and try on some kit.
Suffer for Triumph, presented by Fast Chance Collective – Art Show
Mission Workshop opens up its walls to the four woman artists and cyclists that make up Fast Chance Collective, who will each display a selection of works for the duration of the event.
Thursday, May 14
7 pm- 10pm
Join us at Mission Workshop for the launch of THESE GIRLS ARE MACHINES and the opening night of the Suffer for Triumph Art Show presented by Fast Chance Collective. Beer/wine provided. Tunes by Heart of Gold DJs.
Friday, May 15
Filthy Friday Group Ride
Join us for Free Coffee Friday at Mission Workshop at 10 am, we roll at 10:15 sharp! Bring your CX or MTB and be prepared for about 2 hours of shredding GGP + Sutro Forest. (Dudes are welcome for this ride, but women set the tone and pace)
Saturday, May 16
Machines Ladies Ride
Join us on Saturday for the first installment of Machines monthly ride in the Bay Area. On the third Saturday of every month we will take on varying routes in Marin County, usually tackling about 4000′ in 40 miles. For the inaugural ride, we will head out to Muir Woods and Tennessee Valley, with an option dirt route home. Check the route here. Meet us at City + County Bicycle Company at 8:45 am for a 9:00 rollout. We will then head to Equator Coffee to pick up any Mill Valley joiners between 9:30 and 9:45.
Thursday, May 28
7-10 pm; screening at 8pm.
Screening: Half The Road
Join us at Mission Workshop for a special screening of Half the Road, an incredible documentary about the inequalities that exist in the peloton between male and female professionals.