Agenda and Rides are Posted

Don’t make me come looking for you!

The agenda and rides for GSR 2021 are posted! Check out the GSR 2021 weekend agenda HERE.

Of course, all events are subject to change as circumstances dictate.

Make sure you sign up for TEXT ALERTS to stay informed. The text alert system is a private database maintained on my personal server. No spam. No group text replies. Only important information about schedule changes and agenda reminders.

The Text Alert sign-up page will be activated on Saturday May 28th.

GSR 2021 – Rapidly Approaching

41 Days and Counting

We’re looking forward to the upcoming GSR weekend in San Luis Obispo.  Things are looking good.  Certainly much better that last year where pandemic restrictions were in full force and California was on fire.

Here’s our current time line:

  • If you haven’t already, book your room.  Suggested accommodations are listed on the GaySportbikeRiders.com site at http://gaysportbikeriders.com/lodging/  
  • About 4 weeks before, we will be finalizing the Schedule of Events for the weekend.  Look forward to rides on Friday and Saturday, suggested dinner locations and social hours each night.
  • About 3 weeks before the event, look for the ride details to be posted on the website.  This will include ride maps and an approximate time line for each ride.
  • 10 days before the ride (May 24th) I will be opening up sign-ups for the GSR Text Alert System.  This is a private text network that we will use to communicate with everyone in attendance for GSR 2021.  This will be our ONLY tool for communicating last minute schedule information to weekend attendees.
  •  June 3rd – GSR 2021 Begins with a social hour (TBA).  Any one organizing a ride to San Luis Obispo can send me contact information and details and I will post them on the website.

Remember, all types of bikes and riders are welcome.  This is a relaxed group event where there are no preconceptions or expectations.  Just be courteous, tolerant and most of all, have safe fun.

Thanks to all who have helped put this together, as well as those have offered assistance.  Looking forward to an amazing GSR 2021.

GSR 2021 Staff & Crew

GSR 2021 San Luis Obispo

It’s almost impossible to believe, but 2021 will be GSR’s 20th anniversary. My late partner, Jim Burroughs, and I had been looking for a way to co-mingle the north and south California gay rider groups in a mutually convenient location.

What started out as a loose-knit group of friends getting together for a weekend of riding and good times has evolved to become……a loose-knit group of friends getting together for a weekend of riding and good times. Through all the years, the organizing principle has never changed – an a la carte calendar of events that you may participate in, to whatever degree you choose.

San Luis Obispo was the destination for the first four years, and we’ve used Central Coast destinations more than anywhere else – 7 of the past 19 years, followed closely by Kernville with 5.

We’ve historically targeted the May weekend before Mother’s Day, as the best combination of reliably nice weather and no event conflicts. Unfortunately, looking ahead to 2021, the entire month of May is going to be extremely compressed for me, and I will be unable to plan or execute a ride in our usual timeframe.

Why? Because I am retiring from the LA Fire Department on June 1. After an extremely busy final month of my career, I intend to enjoy myself thoroughly in the month of June and onward, most likely forever.

To avoid the hot summer months (I’m slowly learning about this), that means June. And, for our 20th, I think it’s appropriate to go back to where it all started, which means SLO – both as a homage to Jim’s memory, and also to all of you who have supported this event over the years.

I recognize that June is full of conflicts, between Memorial Day, AIDS/LifeCycle and, of course, Pride. This is unfortunate. I don’t believe we’ve ever done two full-on GSR’s in one year, but if there is interest in a second one in September, I’d be delighted to put one together. After all, I’ll have the time.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the Central Coast,

Howard