Gay and Lesbian Sports Groups in the San Francisco Bay Area

Team San Francisco
Organizational group for Gay Games, fundraisers, scholarships, team uniforms, and events. Visit for updates on Chicago's Gay Games VII.

SF Frontrunners This social running and walking club, hosts weekly events at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. Enjoy post-run brunches. Tuesday evening runs trek along the Embarcadero. (415) 978-2429 or (415) 668-3771
East Bay Frontrunners Usually morning events, in scenic spots around Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, and other cities. Gayle (510) 625-0908 or Robert at (510) 531-0512
SF Track and Field Club This club racked up over 90 medals at Gay Games VI in Sydney. They also welcome all levels of skill and ability. Practices are held weekly (Tuesday & Thursday nights at 6pm, and Sunday mornings 10am) at Kezar Stadium on the southeast side of Golden Gate Park. (415) 550-7966
Bay Area Distance Runners (BADR) is the marathon training and running group with over 150 members. They host one 1/2 marathon a year - The BADR 1/2 marathon on Mother's Day, four marathons a year, and serve as training for Gay Games marathoners. The group usually meets early every other Sunday morning in San Francisco Dave at (415) 626-1380
Different Spokes/SF On road and offroad adventures in cycling for this GLBT-inclusive group Weekly rides and social events among its 300-plus membership Write PO Box 14711 SF CA 94114 or call (415) 282 1647
Marin Hike & Bike Club On foot or on a Schwinn, this group throws parties, events and sports treks of all sorts through lovely Marin County. (415) 457-1115 ext. 230
San Francisco Hiking Club Most weekends throughout the year, this hardy group of outdoorsfolk venture forth outwardly through SUV Land to the peaks and valleys of our land. (415) 487-6410
Gay/Lesbian Sierrans Dozens of hikes a month, including day hikes and overnight trips, bike rides, conservation work parties, so you can dig in with your fellow environmentalist. (415) 281-5666, or (408) 450-0402
Wilderness Women Kayak and ski or just relax on a bike or hike with sisters in outdoors spirit. Monthly newsletter, all welcome. (925) 283-0485
Healing Waters Non-profit group that offers adventure hikes, rafting, cross-country skiing and backpacking trips. Your ticket pays for PWAs to go on similar trips. (415) 296-6179
Triangle TaeKwon Do Club Traditional korean self-defense taught in a safe, friendly environment in the Castro. Beginner classes Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8:00 pm, general classes on Fridays 7:30-9:30 pm. or (415) 495-1888
IAGLMA The Association of Gay and Lesbian Martial Artists contact Allen Wood at or (415) 563-1655 (call after 5pm) or write IAGLMA, P. O. Box 590601, San Francisco, CA 94159
Golden Gate Dragons Experienced martial artists are welcome to bring their equipment for monthly practice sessions. Check web site for schedule and location.  
Golden Gate Wrestling Club Official USA Wrestling freestyle club, the real thing, none of that pro stuff, except for special occasions. Tuesday & Friday 7pm - 9:00pm and Sundays 2-4pm. Location moved from Eureka Valley Rec. Center due to renovations. (415) 821-2991
Windsurfers GLBT-inclusive group for windsurfers and their wannabe pals. Yeah, sure, you know how. Go and learn. (510) 548-9009
SFBay Blades Rowing Club GL club for all levels. Beginners classes, advanced runs, some competition. Weekly practices at Lake Merritt. Casual row and brunch first Sunday of each month.
Sailing, Yachting and Racing GLORY, an international group was recently formed. The San Francisco contingent racked up medals at the 2002 Sydney sailing exhibition competition. Kip Darcey at (415) 621-1728 or Katherine Holland at (415) 665-8572
San Francisco Windsurfing Like a surfboard with an environmentally-correct motor, windsurfing is best enjoyed during those rare breezy days.
Barbary Coast Boating Group for owners and enthusiasts of sail boats, yachts, powerboats kayaks, or just people who like the boat chase scenes in "Gator." Monthly meetings. (415) 905-6267
Rainbow Koi Dragaon Boat Team San Francisco Rainbow Koi is California's first-ever lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) dragon boat team!
Lavender Lanes Swimming Outdoor pool swimming for gay guys in Marin on College of Marin, Kentfield. After swimming, take in lunch at the Woodlands Market or nearby nature preserve. $3 donation gets there from San Francisco. (415) 749-1568
SF Tsunami Swim Club provides coached, 90-minute workouts for adults swimmers of all ages and levles. Monday and Thursday eves & Saturday mornings w/ a fabulous brunch afterward. (415) 487-6614
SF Water Polo A growing mens and mixed team, who competed in Gay Games VI, and hosted the water polo tournament at IGLA 2003
Northern California Rainbow Divers Scuba diving club for the GLBT community and their pals. Enjoy singing "Under the Sea" more than normal? Suit up, and enjoy the sealife. When not diving, the club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm at 152 Church St (415) 522-2348
San Francisco Triathletes These athletic achievers conquer all terrain and participate in regional triathlons as well as Gay Games events.
  Men's Basketball games every Sunday for a league with limited admission, due to popularity. Non-competitive 5-7pm every Sunday. Competitive from 6-8pm. Location changed due to renoations at Eureka Valley Rec. Center. Tony (415) 621-2710
SAGA North Ski & Snowboard Club SAGA North Ski & Snowboard Club takes out-of-state treks to resorts for skiing and snowboarding, including Tahoe, Banff and Aspen. All abilities welcome. Learn-to-ski packages available. (415) 995-2772
San Francisco Ice Hockey (Quakes) This diverse group of hockey players went to Gay Games V and VII (gold medalists),and is recruiting for new players. Visit their site and go for the hat trick!
Ultimate Frisbee Flip and fly like your pet dog as you snap a catch on this weekly gathering of Frisbee enthusiasts. Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. (415) 648-6854
Womens Flag Football Huddle up with your local and ONLY Women's Flag Football league in the Bay Area! For more info about the league. Visit their site, or contact Commissioner Judea Eden (415) 401-0197
Mens Flag Football Join the SF Shockwaves every Saturday at 10:00am grab a flag off a fellow in this rough yet friendly scrimmage. Social events too.
Mens Rugby Play with the SF Fog, the largest US gay-inclusive men's rugby team. Join regular practices and frequent rugby union-style matches. Those interested in getting more information can do so via email or by registering on the Fog Rugby list serve.
Women's Rugby The San Francisco Golden Gate (SFGG) Women's Rugby Club accepts all experience and fitness levels. Join a fun group of (mostly) gay women who train Tue/Thurs at Glen Park (Elk & Bosworth) from 7-9pm. Carrie Peterson at or call (415) 751-3946
SF Spikes The gay mens soccer team meets Tuesdays and Saturdays, and competes in Marin league games as well as the International Gay & Lesbian Football Association World Cup. They do pretty well each year, too. (415) 861-5271. Ask for Bob
San Francisco Softball San Francisco Softball is one of the oldest traditions in the Bay Area's sports inclusivity. Find a team near you at Visit to find out about the Gay World Series in 2001.
SF Hustlers Mark Brown (415) 826-6858
Oakland Gay Softball Summer and fall seasons teams always forming. Games are played on Saturdays. All levels encouraged. John or Ken at (510) 835-8012
East Bay Lesbian & Gay Softball Join this Tuesday night Fremont-based league for games and practices on a co-ed, recreational team. Mark at (925) 709-5737
Moby Dick Whalers Softball
Rough Riders Softball Team    
East Bay Softball

Even though some home runs end up in the Bay's waters, they don't make it all the way to Piedmont. Never fear, East Bay Softball has a mound or plate for you.

Pendulum Pirates Softball Team    
Bowling Join Out and About Bowling League. They meet each Monday at Cloverleaf Bowl on in Fremont. All skill levels welcome, including San Franciscan refugees. Ingo (925) 709-5737
A League Of Our Own ALOOO is not a duck call, but a group of lesbian bowlers who meet at Albany Bowl each Sunday at 6:00pm. Mykie (510) 526-5671 or Christen (510) 235-3727
Tennis Serving up gay and lesbian lobs for years, this group hosts annual competitions and regular practices.  
Bodybuilding Discussion and tip-sharing group on the art/sport of bodybuilding. (415) 550-8609
Volleyball Every Sunday starting about 1 p.m. and going to 4 p.m. All levels of play invited, overall play level is at intermediate. Located in the school yard at 18th and DeHaro in the Potrero Hill area. Jay (415) 864-0257

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