Annual men's kink retreat in California

About GearUp

GearUp Weekend is an annual retreat where the next generation of kinky/kink-curious guys and leathermen can socialize with, learn from, and play with other men of all ages in a safe and friendly environment.  We also host regular events and play parties throughout the year.

Our goal is to provide education and community in the San Francisco Bay Area that welcomes all men, including trans men, of all levels of experience.

We use “Leathermen” to mean all kinks and fetishes! At GearUp Weekend you’ll find guys into all kinds of gear (such as leather, rubber, sports gear, uniforms, spandex, underwear) and all kinds of kinky activities – pup play, domination and submission, S&M, flogging, fisting, chastity, roleplay, and more.

For up-to-date information about events, check out the Latest News page or join our Facebook group.

Annual GearUp Weekend Retreat

GearUp Weekend 2016 will be held July 7 – 10.

About the Committee

GearUp events are organized and run by a committee of volunteers on a non-profit basis.  All committee meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend.  For information on meetings just email us at

The 2016 committee directors are:

Stephen Charles, Founder and Committee Director,

Committee members include:

Tim B.
Dirk Burns
Eric D.
Tim M.
Kirk “Brue” Pierce
Jim Remer
Mick Sheppard
Mario Torrigino, Founder and Advisor
Justin W., Webmaster and Scholarship Coordinator,