One of the best ways to get back on the bike — or improve fitness and confidence — is by joining other like-minded women at a women’s only bicycling event. The organizers listed below — many of whom have set their 2016 dates — welcome women of all ages, abilities, and experience levels. Start planning your vacation and training program now!
Be sure to check back often as this page will be updated. Let me know of any changes or corrections, too!
- Beti Bike Bash (mountain bike), Fountain Hills, AZ. Sunday, Mar. 27. BetiBikeBash.com
- Beach Babe Bicycling Classic, Long Beach, CA. Sunday, July 17. BeachBabeCycling.com
- Cinderella Classic/Challenge, Pleasanton, CA. Saturday, Apr. 9 ValleySpokesmen.org/cinderellaclassic
- Princess Challenge Ride, Folsom, CA. Sunday, Sept. 25. Go to the Princess Challenge Ride & Half Marathon event web page
- Senorita Century, San Diego, CA. Sunday, Mar. 13. SenoritaCentury.com
- Tour de Mermaid, San Francisco, CA. Sunday, May 22. MermaidSeries.com
- Valley Girls Ride, Clovis, CA. Saturday, Oct. 15. ValleyGirlsRide.com
- Velo de Femme, Paso Robles, CA. Saturday, May 26. GreatWesternBicycleRally.com/velo-de-femme
- Women’s Gran Fondo, Calistoga, CA. Saturday, Apr. 30. Go to Women’s Gran Fondo
- Beti Bike Bash (mountain bike), Castle Rock, CO. Sunday, June 19. BetiBikeBash.com
- Tour de Ladies, Parker, CO. Saturday, July 9. TourDeLadies.com
- Venus de Miles, Longmont, CO. Saturday, Aug. 27. VenusDeMiles.com/colorado/
- Goldilocks Boise Ride, Boise, ID. Saturday, June 25. Goldilocks.events/gid <— NEW DATE!
- Princess Pedalfest, Hayden, ID. Saturday, Aug. 6. PrincessPedalfest.com <— NEW LISTING!
- Spinderella, Pocatello, ID. Saturday, June 18. SpinderellaRide.com
- Venus de Miles, Lake Forest, IL. Saturday, July 23. VenusDeMiles.com/illinois/
- Girlfriend Ride, Columbus, IN. Date TBA. GirlfriendRide.org
- 4/13/2016: Still no reply from organizer; keeping it listed for reference
- Maine Women’s Ride, Freeport, ME. Sunday, June 12. MaineWomensRide.com
- Femme Velo, Whitefish, MT. Friday – Sunday, July 1-3. FemmeVelo.cc
- Goldilocks Las Vegas Ride, Las Vegas, NV. Saturday, Oct. 22. Goldilocks.events/glv <— NEW DATE!
- Le Tour de Femme, Cary, NC. Saturday, Oct. 8. LeTourDeFemme.org
- Gorge-us Gals Ride, The Dalles, OR. Saturday, June 25. Gorge-usGalsRide.com
- Oregon Bicycle Racing Association’s Oregon Women’s Prestige Series (road racing). OBRA.org
- Baker City Cycling Classic, Baker City, OR. June 24-26 (a part of OWPS)
- Goldilocks Salt Lake Ride, Provo, UT. Saturday, Sept. 24. Goldilocks.events/gsl
- Giro Donna, Salt Lake City, UT. Saturday, July 16. GiroDonna.com
- Little Red Riding Hood, Lewiston (Cache Valley area), UT. Saturday, June 4. BCCUutah.org/lrrh/
- Note: Event is by lottery entry that opens in Jan. 4, 2016. More info on the website.
- Wildflower Pedalfest, Morgan, UT. Saturday, Aug. 13. WildflowerPedalfest.com
- Wildflower Trailfest (mountain bike), Snowbasin, UT. Friday & Saturday, July 8 & 9. WildflowerTrailfest.com
- Wonderwoman Century, Payson, UT. Saturday, Sept, 17. WonderwomanRide.com <— DATE CONFIRMED
- Cycle the WAVE, Seattle, WA. Saturday, Sept. 18. TheWaveFoundation.org/cycle-the-wave/
- Women’s Living the Dream Ride, Snohomish, WA. LivingTheDreamFoundation.com/ride
- Though the 2016 event has been cancelled, I’m keeping it listed for future reference
Multiple Location Cycling Camps & Events
- BetterRide Women’s Mountain Bike Camp, various locations. BetterRide.net
- Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp, locations/dates TBA. DirtSeries.com