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You’re Invited: Wine & Chocolate Ladies’ Bike Social

15 Jan

You are cordially invited to Women, Wine & Chocolate, a gathering for women who love bikes, on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm at 245 S 12th Street, in the historic Naglee Park district of San Jose, California.

“When will you do another ladies’ tea again?” That was the #1 question I got after our Ladies’ Tea & Bike Social last summer, both from those who attended and those who couldn’t make it. Well, it may still be too chilly for a garden tea party, but it’s the perfect time to celebrate our bike love with a little Valentine’s Day decadence. This one’s for the chocoholics, fruit and cheese lovers, and the ladies who aren’t teetotalers.

If you’re in the throes of a grand love affair with your bike and want to meet other women with that same fiery passion, pedal over to San Jose’s historic Naglee Park district on Sunday, February 9. There will be wine, chocolate, cheese and fruit, plus an afternoon of stories, laughter, and tips on gear and secret bike routes. And of course, a chance to show off our two-wheeled babies. You may want to bring your bike family photos.

Wine Women & Chocolate

If the weather is fine, we’ll be in Candice’ lovely garden. If not, we’ll cozy up around the fireplace and mingle in her turn-of-the-century home. So grab your favorite wine glass and something to share: chocolate, cheese or a bottle of wine or your preferred party drink. We’ll take care of the rest.

Those arriving by bike can join our pre-party ride crossing downtown San Jose on the new green lanes on San Fernando Street followed by a short tour through the historic homes of Naglee Park. Our route will be about four miles one way along lower-stress streets. Meet in front of San Jose Diridon Station at 1:00 pm. (Train arrivals: Caltrain local 12:51, baby bullet 1:03; VTA 902 NB 12:38, SB 12:59) We’ll roll shortly after the last train arrives.

Where: 245 South 12th Street, San Jose. A private home in the historic Naglee Park district. (map)
When: Sunday, February 9, 2014. 1:30-4:00 pm. Note that sunset won’t be until 5:40 pm that day.
Please bring: Your favorite wine glass, plus chocolate, cheese or bottle of wine or other drink to share.
RSVP: Please RSVP and indicate what you’ll be bringing through SVBC, our event sponsor .

Pre-Party Bike Ride: Meet at the San Jose Diridon Station at 1:00 PM for a four mile tour on lower-stress streets with no hills. A route will be posted here at least one week before the event.
Transit: Party location is well-served by VTA transit lines (22,23,72). Santa Clara Street is 2.5 blocks away.
Parking: Bike parking will be provided in the backyard or basement in case of rain. On-street car parking is available with no weekend restrictions.

Please RSVP so we can make sure we’re ready for what’s sure to be a fun group, and so we send you any last minute details about the party. We hope to see you there!

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5 Comments

Posted by on January 15, 2014 in Women & Bikes

 

5 responses to “You’re Invited: Wine & Chocolate Ladies’ Bike Social

  1. Susanne Wright

    January 15, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    This sounds perfect! So fun. Too bad I live in Oregon. Ladies, have a blast and post lots of pics! –Susanne

     
    • ladyfleur

      January 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      The Amtrak Coast Starlight arrives in San Jose right where we’re starting the pre-party ride…and it’s been really dry and warm here. Hint, hint. :)

       
  2. TinLizzie72

    January 15, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Jealous that I can’t join you!

     
  3. anniebikes

    January 16, 2014 at 5:18 am

    I immediately thought of this sign, which hangs in my kitchen. It would be perfect for your social.

    http://anniebikes.blogspot.com/2012/08/chocolate-wine.html

     
  4. Cheryl

    January 30, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    This sounds like so much fun!! Unfortunately, I will be out of town. Cant wait to hear all about it.

     

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