Tuesday, March 16, 2010

NOPA VELO 3: "The Hills Are Alive with the Views of NOPA"

Image: Rick Helf (does it again!)

NOPA VELO takes on a lighter note for its third monthly ride the last Sunday of March. After the bank-robbing Patty/Tania Hearst and duel-losing U.S. Senator David Broderick themes of its first two rides, NOPA VELO nudges neighbors and friends to let their "hearts be blessed with the views of NO...PA." You do remember the Sound of Music lyrics certainly? After all the sing-a-longs at the Castro Theater, you must remember this: "Climb Every Mountain, Search High and Low, Follow Every By way, Every Path You Know."

NOPA VELO spun every mountain, rode high and low, pursued every zigzag, and Google-biked the route we'll take. Don't let the "peaks of NOPA" scare you off. Only a few moderate climbs are included in this 7 mile, 90 minute ride. Experience the views like never before: Alamo Square Park, the Buena Vista foothills, the Parnassus Panorama, and a real true Lone Mountain.

Spinning the heights with such good company deserves "all the pedals you can give, this one day of your life, for as long as you live." Lederhosen, dirndls, and uniforms encouraged. Expect musical surprises. All level riders welcome. Kids on own bike OK if with guardian. Heavy rain cancels. Contact Lenore for more info: lmcjunker@gmail.com

Sunday, March 28th

9:30 a.m. Meet 'n' Mingle at Apollo Coffee, 1064 Divisadero @ Turk

10:00 a.m. Spin off for the ride

11:30 a.m. (or a bit later) Drinks and lunch at Divisadero Farmer's Market @ Grove


  1. kudos to Rick Helf for his beautiful, fun and hilarious posters!

  2. Kudos to Rick Helf for his beautiful, fun and HILARIOUS posters!