One of the things on my summer to-do list was “RIDE A BIKE AROUND SAN FRANCISCO”. My plan was to ride with Brandon, but he’s been super busy at work; I texted my friend Christina, and she was ready to ride! I created an itinerary that included breakfast at Eats, picking up bikes at Sports Basement, riding to the Golden Gate Bridge, biking to the Palace of Fine Arts, scooting around the Marina, and biking to see the Painted Ladies.
Since I don’t wear pants/shorts/culottes, my daily clothing choices consists of a skirt or a dress. I know some people probably arch their eyebrows at the idea of riding around on a bike, but you can do it! Here’s how:
>>3. Pin it, Tie it, Tuck it: Christina’s text (see above) alluded to one common problem between the both of us: skirt/dress stuck in the tire. After she tied her skirt in a knot, she didn’t have this problem for the rest of the day. The back part of my skirt kept getting stuck in the rear tire, so after we rode over the Golden Gate I finally tucked the skirt between my legs (grab fabric from behind, pull it through your legs), and used a safety pin to secure the front and the back together.
\\a. Wear shorts underneath the skirt or dress
\\c. Wear a bicycle skirt garter (looks like this will work best for shorter skirts)
EDITED TO ADD:
\\e: Add a dress guard to your bike! (Thank you to Peter for sending in this gem!)
Here are a few photos from our day:
Hanging out at the Presidio (GREAT for bike riding).