Since the UK guys are meeting for a Folder gathering, I thought I would see if there's interest in a similar event for folks in the SF Bay Area.
Here's my proposal for a FolderFest in mid July, say Saturday, July 12th. We meet at the SF Ferry Building in downtown at 11am. This will allow us to arrive via public transportation (to embody the spirit of folding bikes) from all over the Bay Area - BART, Muni, Caltrain, Ferry, etc. We ride through the Embarcadero (gawking at tourist as they gawk at us) to the Marina for a picnic on the Marina Green (so bring a backpack with picnic lunch, or stop at the Marina Safeway for lunch goodies).
During lunch, we can have some contests - fastest fold, longest hands-free ride, longest track-stand are some fun contests that come to mind. No speed contests though, too crowded around there.
After lunch, we can ride around the Presidio, or the more adventurous ones can ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and up the Marin Headlands for the best view in the Bay Area.
If we do this, I'm thinking I'll call up the local news orgs and have them cover it. Should be of interest to them, especially now with gas prices up and more people interested in commuting with folders. I'll post this message in the Northern California sub-Forum too and drum up interest.