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: April 2, 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
- Races for all experience levels from “Never Ever” novice to pros plus clinics for girls & grown ups <– Updated
- 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.
- Baker City Cycling Classic, Baker City, OR. June23-25, 2017. BakerCityCycling.com <– Updated
- Oregon Women’s Prestige Series (road racing)
- 3 days with 5 stage races for pros, amateurs (including beginners), and teams (form your own!)
- 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
- Wonder Woman Ride, Payson, UT. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. WonderWomanRide.com <– Updated
- Cycle the WAVE, Seattle, WA. No 2017 dates listed yet. TheWaveFoundation.org/cycle-the-wave/
Mountain Biking Camps & Clinics
- 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
- VIDA MTB Series, six locations in AZ & CO. vidamtb.com <– NEW LISTING!
More Rides You Might Like
More gal-pal weekend options! Plus, since these rides are also open to men, they’re perfect for couples and an option to the dating scene.
- 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!