So Many Great Rides…so Little Time…
We are presently updating our list of Women- Only Rides across the US for the 2012 Calendar year! We are also including some women-only mountain biking events.
For Women’s Cycling Events in the UK, check out Cycletta’s website!
If you know of more, please contact us and let us know all about it. We would love to hear the details and add it to the list.
We update this list frequently so check back often!
12th Annual Bike For Women –Registration will open in late March 2012
Description: This is a 9-mile timed fun bike event for women. It is in a time trial format, and attracts many competitive riders, including top Alaska cyclists each year. Along with that, a good majority of the women who come out for this event are coming out with their friends, sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmothers, and so on simply to enjoy a fun all-women’s event kicking off the start of the summer cycling season. 2012 will mark the 12th year of the Bike for Women. In 2011 they sold out the 550 slots in just over twelve hours. Needless to say the demand for this event is great.
- 9-mile timed event
- Chugiak, Alaska
- Saturday, May 5, 2012
Fourth Annual Girls Gone Riding All-Women’s Bike Ride –Registration for 2012 is open now!
Description: Join us for Arizona’s ONLY All-Women Bike Ride! Choose a casual 15-mile route, 30-mile route, metric century or full 100-mile century at this all-women, fully-supported ride. Enjoy the festival at the end with girlie products and vendors. Select one of our five charities to raise money for and earn a pair of cycling socks (Raise $100) or an official 2011 Girls Gone Riding All-Women’s Ride jersey (Raise $250)
- 15 or 30 mile routes, Meric Century (62 miles) or Full Century
- Gilbert, AZ.
- Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012
- Website for sign-up
Giant for Women Wahine Warrior II Cycling: Arizona’s Only All-Women Mountain Biking Event
Description: The format will be similar to a typical cross country mountain bike event, Cat 1, Cat 2 and Cat 3 women will compete as they would normally but without the overanxious testosterone driven male either blocking the path or passing too closely. There will also be women’s specific bikes to demo and a skills clinic as well.
- Races for various abilities and ages including teens and children under 14.
- Waddell, AZ
- 2012 Dates TBA–will be in the fall
- Website for sign-up
Senorita Century – 2012 is the Inaugural Ride! (registration opens on January 1, 2012)
Description: Join us for the season opener for women’s rides! Introducing the Inaugural Senorita Century Women’s Ride, San Diego, CA, hosted by Noble Pursuit, Inc. Handlebar Hotties, mark your calendar! This woman-only ride will flash the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway from sleepy Del Mar to Carlsbad, CA, for the 36 mile riders, and the 64 mile course will turn inland for 2800′ of scenic and picturesque hills. We’ll have rest stops with sounds of the waves crashing the beach, catered food, and bike taxis if you throw in the red towel. To add to the sizzle, 100 lucky gentlemen will start behind the ladies, competing for the best “Rico Suave” prize. This is not your mamma’s ride, so get your hot tamale on our mailing list so you’re not left in the ashes.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
San Diego, CA
Description: This unique 100-kilometer (65-mile) bicycle tour for women of all ages winds through Amador, Livermore, Diablo, and San Ramon Valleys. It is mostly flat with a few moderate hills. From the start at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, the Cinderella Classic circles through town, out through the vineyards of Livermore, then north and along the base of beautiful Mt. Diablo to Danville, where it turns south and winds back to the Fairgrounds. Charming Princes will be at three rest/food stops along the way, with a cold lunch at the second. Our SAG service patrols the entire route to provide rider assistance if required.
- Ride Distances: 65 and 95 miles
- Saturday, March 31, 2012
- Pleasanton, California
- Sponsored by Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring Club
Velo de Femme: Great Western Bicycle Rally
Description: This is a beautiful 40-mile ride that includes a rest stop at the Sylvester Winery and an optional visit to the Templeton Farmer’s market. Enjoy the camaraderie of other women, get some on-road riding tips and attend a clinic.
- Women’s Fun Ride & Clinic (42 miles)
- Saturday, May 28, 2011
- Paso Robles, CA.
- Sponsored by the City of Paso Robles
Beach Babe Bicycling Classic
Description: Experience the surf, sand, and sounds of summer on this breathtaking bike tour along Southern California’s coastline with your gal pals! The Beach Babe Bicycling Classic is the ultimate girls-party on wheels with stunning coastal views, amazing beach homes, great rest stops, bike taxis, and a Beach Party & Expo at the finish line.
- 15 or 36 mile cycling pleasure cruise
- Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 8:00 AM
- Long Beach, CA.
- Show your Beach Babe style – lycra not required!
- Beach cruisers, road bikes, hybrids, mountain bikes, all are welcome
Description: This unique and inspiring event gives women and girls a fun, non-intimidating, ride along the beautiful American River Parkway bike trail with no cars, great food, wonderful entertainment, a challenging time trial, and a costume contest too! The Princess Promenade Bike Festival is a green event, embraces Cycle Chic, whole foods living, and benefits organizations working to reduce sedentary-related diseases.We offer training program and bike skills classes throughout the year to get you fit, trained, and ready for the annual Princess Promenade ride and exciting Princess Promenade Bike Festival. The ride will benefit several local community service groups including raising awareness for Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership, CERT, Sacramento/Yolo Emergency Communications Services, Sacramento Food Bank, and helps support our state and county parks.
- Sunday, October 7, 2012
- Bike trail ride distances of 64, 55, 40, 26, and 15, miles.
- Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA
Valley Girls Ride
Description: The annual Valley Girls Ride offers four courses: a hilly 75-mile metric plus course, a flat 64-mile metric century, a 35-mile course, and a 10- or 20-mile course for novice cyclists. The ride is held in memory of Marsha Sorenson whose dream it was to host an annual “all girls” cycling event for both experienced cyclists and novices in the Central Valley. The ride will benefit Camp Sunshine Dreams of Children’s Hospital of Central California, Spirit of Woman and the Central California Blood Center. All rides will begin and end at Wild Water Adventures, and will include an after ride luncheon.
- Various mileage distances: 10, 20, 35, 64 & Hilly Metric plus (75 miles +)
- Saturday, October 15, 2011
- Clovis, California
Venus de Miles
Description: Venus de Miles is a lot of things – a celebration of sisterhood, support for Greenhouse Scholars, and crazy fun – but one thing it’s not is a race. So, don’t be afraid to walk your bike up that hill, stop to listen to a band, and, most importantly, enjoy yourself. Venus is for all skill levels and features four courses to accommodate any rider – novice or seasoned. And for those Venus de Miles pioneers who are ready for the next challenge, we’re offering a new 100-mile course. Choose among the rolling 100-mile ride, the calf-cramping 67-mile ride, the heart-pounding 51-mile ride, or the 33-mile jaunt through the scenic countryside. Register now at this link.
- Variable distances: 33, 51, 67 & 100 miles
- Sunday, August 26, 2012
- Longmont, CO.
Beti Bike Bash
Description: (Not a road cycling ride-This one is in a class of its own!)This is their Second Annual Women’s Mountain Biking Event. “If you can ride, you can race!”
- Course Description: The race course will feature a 5 mile lap on rolling, non-technical terrain at Bear Creek Lake Park. Mostly singletrack riding with views of Red Rocks and surrounding park. This year we are excited to announce that we will be partnering with Mountain2Mountain. Mountain2Mountain is an amazing organization aimed at helping to empower women in Afghanistan. We will be donating a portion of the race proceeds to this great cause.
- Sunday June 12, 2011
2nd Annual Goldilocks Idaho –Resistration Open Now for 2012!
- Description:Goldilocks is excited to be the first women only bike ride in Idaho! The ride will begin/end at Settlers Park in beautiful Meridian. With 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 mile route options there is a ride for everyone. $55 registration fee includes a yummy lunch, fully stocked rest stops, good lookin’ Papa Bear SAG support, sweet swag bag, darling t-shirt, and a finish line party! Registration will be capped at 800 riders. We expect this event to sell out so register early.
- Saturday, July 14th, 2012
- Settlers Park in Meridian, Idaho
- Ride Distances: 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 mile route options
Inaugural Spinderella Ride
Registration Now Open for 2012!
Pocatello Women’s Cycling and Idaho Cycling Enthusiasts (ICE) present the first annual Spinderella Ride. This ride is for ladies-only, women can register by going to Spinderella’s website (see below for link) or find the ride and register on active.com. Registration fee is $50, participants will receive an event T-shirt and Swag Bag. Spinderella jerseys are also available for an additional $65. A percentage of the registration fee will be donated to the National Kidney Foundation of Utah and Idaho, and all funds will be utilized locally. This non-competitive ride offers 5 beautiful routes for women at every level of riding ability with flat terrain and some rolling hills. Maps of each ride are available on our website.
- Pocatello, ID
- Saturday June 2, 2012
- Distances: 10, 22, 50, 70, 100 *
- Ride Website or Active.com Registration
Description:A BICYCLE RIDE FOR THE LADIES ONLY! A CHICK TRIP!
That’s right. Finally there is a Must-Do ride just for the gals. The feel-good, action packed, girl-friendliest bicycle ride of the year! Bring your best girlfriend and ride for a good cause, the Turning Point Domestic Violence Services in Columbus, IN.
- Saturday June 18, 2011
- Columbus, Indiana
- Variable Distances: 10K, 25K or 50K
10th Annual Women’s Ride -Registration open in January 2012
Description: Each summer the Bicycle Coalition of Maine hosts the Women’s Ride, along scenic routes in southern coastal Maine. This all-female ride is suited for girls and women of all ages and fitness levels, with distances of five, 15, 25 and 50 miles. The ride offers beautiful views of the countryside and coast. Begin or end the ride with a free massage. After the ride, enjoy yoga and a post-ride party with food and door prizes at Gritty’s Freeport. Proceeds from the Women’s Ride support the Bicycle Coalition’s education mission of teaching bike safety to schoolchildren across Maine. Staggered start times; the first ride begins at 8 a.m.
- Various mileage options: 5, 15, 25, 50
- Sunday, June 3, 2012
- At L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center, Casco Street, Freeport, ME.
5th Annual Wild Goose Chase
Description: Join Terry Bicycles, in conjunction with GORE BIKE WEAR™, in October 2011 for a day of riding, eating, shopping and meeting new friends. The terrain is dead flat, the scenery is spectacular and the roads are quiet. It’s perfect for everyone from beginners just getting into the sport to seasoned pros who want some end of season miles to stretch their legs. Come the day before and enjoy kayaking and self-guided bike tours of the area.
- 2012 Dates TBA–in the Fall
- Cambridge, Maryland
- Fundraiser: This one day bicycle tour for women takes place in and around Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, in Cambridge, Maryland on the Eastern Shore. It’s a spectacular way to enjoy fall cycling while contributing to a great cause. In 2009, we raised $24,500 for the Refuge. We hope to raise $35,000 this year
Freya’s Ride Women’s Cycling Tour & Festival
Description: “The ultimate cycling festival dedicated to the female and those women aspiring to try life on two wheels!”
- Saturday, August 6, 2011
- Twin Cities, MN
- Variable Distances: 20, 42 & 65 miles
Golidlocks-Las Vegas –2nd Annual!
Description: Don’t miss Goldilocks Las Vegas, the women’s only ride in Nevada! The ride will offer 20, 40, and 60 mile routes, traveling through the beautiful western area of Las Vegas. The ride begins and ends at Rainbow Family Park and is a great mix of urban and rural riding as you ride through the Summerlin and The Lakes communities and Red Rock Canyon. You will never be bored, in fact it is the only Goldilocks ride you may encounter a pack of wild burros!
- Variable distances: 20, 40, & 60 miles
Saturday, October 22, 2011
- Rainbow Family Park in Las Vegas, Nevada
Registration will open on May 1st- will cap at 500 riders. $55 registration fee
Ride in the Clouds
Description: This ride which originates in the Lincoln National Forest in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, will be offered in 3 distances including a full century ride. The two shorter routes will have very little traffic and the 100 miler will only have about the last 20 miles with any significant traffic and that is still very light. The views will be breathtakingly beautiful! Proceeds benefit a women’s shelter called COPE, Center Of Protective Environment located in Alamogordo, NM. (Cloudcroft, home of several notable spas and resorts, is about 100 from El Paso, TX and less than 90 miles from Las Cruces, NM.)
- Variable distances: 35, 65, & 100 miles
- Saturday, October 10, 2012
- Cloudcroft, NM. near Alamogordo, NM.
Le Tour de Femme -Registration for 2012 opens on January 1, 2012!
Description: Le Tour de Femme is a women’s only full and half metric century bicycle ride in Cary, North Carolina. Le Tour de Femme is presented this year by Grab My Wheel to Benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the local Angel Fund of Rex Hospital.
- Saturday, October 13, 2012
- 15 miles, 31.2 miles or 62.4 miles
- Cary, North Carolina
Girlfriend Ride -Dayton
Description: Here’s the best Girls’ Day Out…Ever! The Girlfriend Ride Dayton, a bicycle tour just for ladies! Get your best girlfriends and join us for a day of pampering and fun while seeing some of the coolest sights Dayton has to offer. Absolutely no fellers allowed on this ride. Select from 2 exciting tour packages chosen just for you! The 10 Mile Pixie Tour or the 20 Mile Home Perm Tour. All tours feature our legendary SWAG stops. You won’t leave hungry but you will leave feeling pampered. Tour highlights… Chocolate Fountain! YUM! Hand Massages, Lively Entertainment, Post-Ride Cookout! Special award for the largest team. Costume Contest (finally a second chance to wear those bridesmaid dresses!)
- Saturday, October 6, 2012
- Varied Mileage Distances: 10 & 20 miles
- Artemis Center, Dayton, Ohio
Gorge-Us Gals Ride–Oregon’s Only All-Women Bike Ride
Description: Oregon’s only all-women’s bike ride; a benefit for HAVEN of the Gorge. This unique and inspiring event gives women and girls a fun, gorgeous ride along the Columbia River Gorge. The 20- mile “Girl Friends Ride” starts at The Dalles River Front Marina Park and heads out along the scenic Columbia River; a more challenging beautiful scenic route takes the rider up the Rowena Loops as “The Sisters of The Road” 40-mile ride, then continues to the little town of Mosier.Here you can stop at the ice-cream store or just bike through town to the Mosier Tunnels and the Memaloose Overlook on the Old Columbia River Highway and into Hood River, for the more adventurous: “A Chick Trip” the 60-mile ride, continues up Hwy.35 with a turn-around in Pine Grove and the beautiful trip backto River Front Park in The Dalles. This all-women’s cycling event isa fully-supported ride created by those passionate about cycling, friendship, fitness, and the desire to “brake the cycle” of violence, making a difference in people’s lives!! Gorge-Us Gals’ sponsors love their riders and will pamper them with well-stocked rest stops, bike mechanic support, surprises along the route, sassy socks, girly gift bags, and fun finish-line festivities; with chocolate, girlie products, food and music!!
- Sunday, June 3, 2012
- Varied Mileage Routes: 20 Miles (Girl Friends Ride); 40 Miles (The Sisters of The Road route); 60 Miles (Chick Trip Route)
- The Dalles, Oregon
Girls With Gears: A Women’s Cycling Event –2012 Registration Open Now
Description: The Girls With Gears Ride raises funds and awareness for CAROL For Heart. The mission of CAROL For Heart is to eradicate women’s heart disease through education. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States yet it can be prevented. Women need to be proactive in their own heart health.
- Varied Mileage Routes: 10, 25, 45 & 62 miles
- Sunday, April 22, 2012
- Limerick, PA.
- Sponsored by Bikesport
- Website for registration
Hope On Wheels: Women Cycling for a Cause
- Choose a ride length of 5, 21, 52, 70 or 100 miles
- Healthways’ World Headquarters located at 701 Cool Springs Boulevard in Franklin, Tennessee
- Saturday, September 10, 2011
3rd Annual Spokes For Hope: Southern Utah’s Women-Only Century Ride –Registration Now Open for 2012!
Description: The ride goes through and around the Red Rock country of St. George, Utah. The 30-mile route is very flat. With the other distances there may may a few hills but no big climbs. All proceeds go to help the Dove Center, a domestic violence shelter for women and children.
- Various Mile Options for All Abilities: 30, 50, 70, 94 miles
- St. George, UT.
- Saturday April 28, 2012
3rd Annual Goldilocks Women Only Bike Ride–Herriman –Registration Now Open for 2012- will cap at 1300 riders!
- W & M Butterfiled Park in Herriman, Utah
- Saturday, May 12th, 2012
- Ride Distances: 20, 40, 60, 80 & 100 miles
- Registration Now Open- will cap at 1300 riders.
Little Red Riding Hood Ride— Registration will open on February 1, 2012 at noon MST! This fun ride is the most popular one in the country so registration will be filled within hours (even with a total of 3500)–so put the registration date on your calendar!
Description: The Little Red Riding Hood Ride a fully supported, non-competitive, Women only cycling event. Spend the day riding through beautiful Cache Valley in Northern Utah. The route is a loop through the valley on paved rural & country roads. The terrain is mostly flat, with some rolling hills (NO big climbs). All proceeds go to support Women’s Cancer Research.
- Century Ride & other variable distances 18, 35, 57, 80, 100 miles
- Logan, UT.
- Saturday, June 2, 2012
- Sponsored by Bonneville Bicycling Club
2nd Annual Rockwell Relay: Ladies Pamperfest Challenge –Registration will open January 3, 2012!
Description: Spend a summer Saturday cycling and getting pampered with your girlfriends! Enjoy a soothing massage, mini-manicure, chocolate fountain, or even some shopping (neat girl stuff!) at the relay exchange points as you travel through the beautiful back roads from Snowbasin Ski Resort to Solider Hollow in Midway.
Teams can be two or four ladies, traveling a total of 163 miles. On 4 cyclists teams each rider will complete 2 legs. On 2 cyclists teams each rider will complete 4 legs. The average of each leg is 20 miles. Cyclist 1 will ride Leg 1, then at the first exchange switch off to Cyclist 2, and so on until all 8 legs are completed. The relay maybe ridden as either a race or tour – it’s up to you. Either way, it will be one you’ll love!”
- Relay Event (Consider it a “Challenge” or a “Tour” with no pressure!): 163 miles
- From Snowbasin Ski Resort to Solider Hollow in Midway
- Saturday, July 21, 2012
Wildflower Pedalfast –New for 2012! (Registration will open February 1st 2012!)
Description: Join us in Utah’s Premier Cycling Event for Women! The Wildflower Pedalfest is a women only bike ride through the beautiful mountain valley of Morgan County. This ride is fully-supportedand there are courses for all abilities. If you are a beginner, come to our Beginning Bikers Class and choose the 20 mile Sunflower course. For those with a competitive edge, choose the Mountain Bluebell 75 mile course and complete the Wildflower Hill Climb for a special gift and a chance to win a free jersey. After your ride we will CELEBRATEwith a delicious catered lunch, raffle, live band, Women’s Cycling Expo, and more! Ride is limited to 700 riders so register early… this is a ride you don’t want to miss. Come ride like a wildflower beautiful, strong, and free…
- Mountain Green, Utah
- Saturday, August 18, 2012
- Ride Distances: Sunflower (20 miles); Sego Lilly (35 miles); or try the more challenging courses: Blazing Star (50 miles); or Mountain Bluebell (75 miles)
- $60 early registration fee includes: fully supported ride, super cute t-shirt, free beginning bike class, gift bag full of goodies, a raffle ticket with a chance to win great prizes, and post-ride meal and festivities at Kent Smith Park.
Wonder Woman Century Ride
- Various Distance Options: 30, 62, and a Full Century Ride (100 miles)
- Payson, UT. (South of Provo, UT.)
- September 15, 2012
Wish 100– 2012 is the 2nd Annual!
Description: Ladies! Trade in those heels for a pair of athletic shoes and join us for Utah’s newest women’s cycling event – Wish100! The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Utah is excited to host this great event in beautiful St. George Utah. . Course lengths will be offered at 10, 30, 60, and 100 miles, so whether you’re an experienced cyclist or just a girl looking for a quick joy ride, we have something for YOU! The course will wind throughout Washington County, amidst the beautiful autumn weather and stunning red rock scenery. After a day out on the course, you’ll receive the royal treatment at our posh finish line celebration, with delicious food, live entertainment, a vendor fair and of course, some really cool swag! Gather your girlfriends, or take a fun weekend trip with your families, and join us for the first ever Wish100 ride! All proceeds from this event will grant heartfelt wishes for Utah children with life-threatening medical conditions
- Century Ride & other variable distances: 10, 30, 60, & 100 miles
- Ivins, UT
- Saturday, October 13, 2012
Cycle the Wave -2012 is the 5th Annual!
Description: Cycle the WAVE is an all-women’s bike ride hosted by Lakemont Ladies Cycling Club and Rising Star Guild for Eastside Domestic Violence Program. The ride is not a race, enjoy this ride with your favorite female riding buddies. This event was created by women passionate about cycling, friendship, fitness, and the desire to “brake the cycle” of domestic violence and make a difference in their community. There is a route for everyone. The 25 mile Girly Girl is a fun ride through the rolling hills of Bellevue’s quiet neighborhoods. The 40 mile Middle Sister offers a few more scenic miles. For the more experienced rider we offer the Burly Girl, a 62 mile metric century with beautiful scenery and challenging climbs! Cycle the WAVE loves its riders and will pamper you with well stocked rest stops, bike mechanic support, surprises along the way, sassy tees, girly gift bags and fun finish line festivities!
- Various Mile Options for All Abilities: 25, 40, & 62 miles (Metric Century)
- Issaquah, WA.
- Sunday, September 16th, 2012