Let your inner cyclist ride free by joining other like-minded women at one (or more!) of these ladies-only bicycling events. These rides offer varying distances suitable for women of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels. Make the ride a part of your vacation. Start training now!
Be sure to check back often as this page will be updated. Let me know of any changes or corrections, too!
Updated March 23, 2017
- Beti Bike Bash (mountain bike), Fountain Hills, AZ. No 2017 dates listed yet. BetiBikeBash.com
- Beach Babe Bicycling Classic, Long Beach, CA. Sunday, June 25, 2017. BeachBabeCycling.com
- Cinderella Classic/Challenge, Pleasanton, CA. Saturday, Apr. 8, 2017. ValleySpokesmen.org/cinderellaclassic
- Princess Challenge Ride, Folsom, CA. No 2017 dates listed yet. CaliforniaGirlSeries.com
- Senorita Century, San Diego, CA. Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017. Go to the event page at CaliforniaGirlSeries.com
- Tour de Mermaid, San Francisco, CA. Sunday, June 4, 2017. MermaidSeries.com/tour-de-mermaid
- Valley Girls Ride, Clovis, CA. No 2017 dates listed yet. ValleyGirlsRide.com
- Velo de Femme, Paso Robles, CA. No 2017 dates listed yet. GreatWesternBicycleRally.com/velo-de-femme
- California Girl Gran Fondo, Temecula, CA. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. Go to Women’s Gran Fondo
- Beti Bike Bash (mountain bike), Lakewood, CO. Sunday, June 4, 2017. BetiBikeBash.com
- Chrono Kristin Armstrong Time Trial, Caldwell (Boise), ID. Friday, July 14, 2017. Go to their Facebook page
- Tour de Ladies, Parker, CO. Saturday, July 8, 2017. TourDeLadies.com
- Venus de Miles, Longmont, CO. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. VenusDeMiles.com/colorado/
- Goldilocks Boise, Eagle (Boise), ID. Saturday, July 8, 2017. Goldilocks.events/gid
- Princess Pedalfest, Hayden, ID. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. PrincessPedalfest.com
- Spinderella, Pocatello, ID. Saturday, June 17, 2017. SpinderellaRide.com
- Venus de Miles, Lake Forest, IL. Saturday, July 22, 2017. VenusDeMiles.com/illinois/
- This event also has a 5K run for your non-biking gal pals <– Updated
- Girlfriend Ride, Columbus, IN. Saturday, June 24, 2017. GirlfriendRide.org
- Got the date by email. Though the website hasn’t been updated yet (as of Feb. 23, 2017), do keep checking so you don’t miss out on what’s happening!
- Maine Women’s Ride, Freeport, ME. Sunday, June 4, 2017. MaineWomensRide.com
- Femme Velo, Whitefish, MT. No 2017 event info listed at online retailer FemmeVelo.cc
- Goldilocks Las Vegas Ride, Las Vegas, NV. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Goldilocks.events/glv
- Le Tour de Femme, Cary, NC. No 2017 dates listed yet. LeTourDeFemme.org
- Gorge-us Gals Ride, The Dalles, OR. No 2017 dates listed yet.
- Unknown if event is planned for 2017; the web address, Gorge-usGalsRide.com, is broken.
- Oregon Bicycle Racing Association’s Oregon Women’s Prestige Series (road racing). OBRA.org
- Usually a component of the Baker City Cycling Classic, Baker City, OR. No 2017 dates listed yet
- Goldilocks Salt Lake Ride, Provo, UT. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Goldilocks.events/gsl
- Giro Donna Women’s Tour, North Salt Lake City, UT. Saturday, July 1, 2017. GiroDonna.com
- Little Red Riding Hood, Lewiston (Cache Valley area), UT. Saturday, June 4. Go to the event page at BCCUtah.org
- Note: Because of its popularity, entry is usually by lottery. Contact the organizer for more info.
- Wildflower Hill Climb, Mountain Green, UT. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. WildflowerPedalfest.com/wildflower-hill-climb
- Wildflower Pedalfest, Morgan, UT. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. WildflowerPedalfest.com
- Wildflower Trailfest (mountain bike), Snowbasin, UT. Friday, July 14, 2017. WildflowerTrailfest.com
- Wonderwoman Century, Payson, UT. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. WonderwomanRide.com
- Cycle the WAVE, Seattle, WA. No 2017 dates listed yet. TheWaveFoundation.org/cycle-the-wave/
Multiple Location Cycling Camps & Events
- BetterRide Women’s Mountain Bike Camp, various locations. BetterRide.net
- Complete list of 2017 dates & locations with availability updates
- Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp, women’s only and co-ed at various locations/dates. DirtSeries.com
More Rides You Might Like
Though the following rides are also open to men, they appear to be perfect for gal-pal getaways!
- Solvang Spring Tour, Solvang, CA. Mar. 20-26, 2017. Go to the event page at PlanetUltra.com
- Non-competitive tour through scenic farmland, rural back roads, and more.
- Santa Fe Gourmet Classic, Santa Fe, NM. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
- A 62-mile ride featuring stops to savor gourmet treats prepared by local chefs. Route elevation averages 7,000 feet and a gain of about 1,800 feet.
- Moab Skinny Tire Festival, Moab, UT. Mar. 11-14, 2017. Go to the event page on SkinnyTireEvents.com
- Cycling celebrities, Banff Mountain Film Festival, dinner festivities, rides through awe-inspiring landscape, and proceeds benefit cancer research.
- Salt Lake City Marathon Bike, Salt Lake City, UT. Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017. SaltLakeCityMarathon.com/bike-tour
- Ride the course of the Salt Lake City Marathon before the runners take the course!