Discover how much fun it is to bike with other women on roads and mountain trails winding past vineyards and beachs, through forests and deserts, and offering panoramic vistas. After the ride, relax and relive the ride with new gal pals while enjoying local cuisine, sightseeing, and more. Make it a getaway of vacation to remember!
The women’s-only bicycle rides and events listed below offer varying distances — perfect for all ages, abilities, and fitness levels. Start training now!
Original publication date: Jan. 1, 2018
Updated: April 15, 2018
- Cinderella Classic/Challenge, Livermore, CA. Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018. ValleySpokesmen.org/cinderellaclassic
- Floravelo Velo de Femme, Paso Robles, CA. GreatWesternBicycleRally.com/
- Part of the Paso Robles Cycling Festival, May 25-28, 2018
- Goldilocks California VIP, Calistoga to Healdsburg, CA. Apr. 22-29, 2018. Goldilocks.events/goldilocks-california-vip/
- This 8-day cycling tour travels through wine country; discounts for groups
- Beti Bike Bash, Lakewood, CO. Sunday, June 3, 2018. BetiBikeBash.com
- Mountain bike racing for all experience levels
- Also hosts “Little Bellas” camps for girls ages 7-13
- Part of VIDA MTB Series <– UPDATED!
- Venus de Miles, Longmont, CO. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. VenusDeMiles.com/colorado/
- Goldilocks Boise, Boise, ID. Saturday, June 23, 2018. Goldilocks.events/gid
- Princess Pedalfest, Hayden, ID. Saturday, Aug. 4. PrincessPedalfest.com
- Spinderella, Pocatello, ID. Saturday, June 16, 2018. SpinderellaRide.com
- Venus de Miles, Lake Forest, IL. Saturday, July 21, 2018. VenusDeMiles.com/illinois/
- This event also has a 5K run for your non-biking gal pals
- Girlfriend Ride, Columbus, IN. No 2018 date yet posted. GirlfriendRide.org
- Maine Women’s Ride, Freeport, ME. Sunday, June 10. MaineWomensRide.com
Femme Velo, Whitefish, MT. FemmeVelo.cc
- The women’s cyclewear company appears to be out of business (as of Apr. 15)
- Goldilocks Las Vegas Ride, Las Vegas, NV. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Goldilocks.events/glv
- Le Tour de Femme, Cary, NC. Saturday, Oct. 13. LeTourDeFemme.org
- Offering virtual ride option to those who can’t make the ride <– UPDATED!
- Gorge-us Gals Ride, The Dalles, OR. June 2 & 3, 2018.
- Because the website, Gorge-usGalsRide.com, appears broken, go to their Facebook page for more info.
- The event dates were announced Sept. 24, 2017 on the organizer’s Facebook page
- Oregon Women’s Prestige Series (road racing). Various dates and locations. obra.org/owps
- Six races slated between Mar. 10 and June 10 in Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Hubbard, and other cities.
- Goldilocks Salt Lake Ride, Provo, UT. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Goldilocks.events/gsl
- Giro Donna Women’s Tour, North Salt Lake City, UT. Saturday, May 26, 2018.
- Little Red Riding Hood, Lewiston (Cache Valley area), UT. Saturday, June 2. bccutah.org/lrrh
- Because of its popularity, entry is by lottery which opens Jan. 8 and closes Jan. 29. Visit their website for more info.
- Wildflower Pedalfest, Morgan, UT. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. WildflowerPedalfest.com
- Wildflower Trailfest (mountain bike), Snowbasin, UT. Waiting for 2018 date. WildflowerTrailfest.com
- Wonder Woman Ride, Payson, UT. 2018 dates not yet listed. WonderWomanRide.com
- Cycle the WAVE, Bellevue, WA. Sunday, Sept. 17. TheWaveFoundation.org events page <– UPDATED!
- Cindyrella Classic, WIWomenCycling.com/cindyrellaclassic
- West Bend, Saturday, May 12
- Cedarberg, Sunday, May 13
- Wisconsin Women’s Century, Cedarburg, WI. July 28, 2018. WIWomenCentury.com
- Part of a two-day bicycle festival with route distances from 25 to 105 miles
Women’s Only Mountain Biking Camps & Clinics
- BetterRide Women’s Mountain Bike Camp, various locations across the U.S. BetterRide.net
- Complete list of 2018 dates & locations with availability updates
- Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp with women’s only and co-ed camps at various locations across the U.S. DirtSeries.com
- Moab, UT. Apr. 21-22
- VIDA MTB Series, six locations in AZ & CO. 2018 dates TBA. vidamtb.com
- Wisconsin Women Cycling Mountain Bike Skills Clinic, Glendale, WI. WisconsinWomenCycling.com event page
- Beginner session, Saturday, May 26, 8 a.m. – noon
- Advanced sessions, Thursdays, May 31, June 7 & 14, 6-8 p.m.
- Women in the Mountains Bike Clinics, beginner to advanced levels, Nevada & Utah. WomenInTheMountains.com <– NEW EVENT!
- April 28: Park City, UT (Springtime Refresher)
- May 12: St. George, UT (Beginner)
- May 19: St. George, UT (Intermediate-desert riding focus)
- June 9: Park City, UT (Beginner)
- June 22: Park City, UT (Intermediate-alpine riding focus)
- June 29: Ely, NV (Beginner)
- June 30: Ely, NV (Intermediate)
- July 14: Park City, UT (Beginner)
- July 21: Park City, UT (Intermediate)
- August 25: Park City, UT (Beginner)
- September 7: Incline Village, NV at Lake Tahoe (Beginner)
- September 8: Incline Village, NV at Lake Tahoe (Intermediate)
- September 29: Park City, UT (Intermediate)
- November 10: St. George, UT (Beginner)
- November 17: St. George, UT (Intermediate)
Women’s Only Road Biking Camps & Clinics
- Wisconsin Women Cycling Road Bike Skills Clinic, Thiensville, WI. WisconsinWomenCycling.com event page
- Beginner session, Saturday, Apr. 21, 8 a.m. – noon
- Advanced sessions, Wednesdays, May 2, 9 & 16, 6-8 p.m.
What Happened to These Women’s Only Bike Rides?
- The California Girl Series ended because its organizer retired at the end of 2017
- Beach Babe Bicycling Classic, Long Beach, CA
- California Girl Gran Fondo, Temecula, CA
- Princess Challenge Ride, Folsom, CA
- Senorita Century, San Diego, CA
- The Chrono Kristin Armstrong Time Trial in Caldwell (Boise), ID is open to men and women. Race date is Friday, July 13, 2018. Go to their Facebook page for more info.
- The Tour de Ladies in Parker, CO appears defunct. Website has “expired” and no response to my inquires as of March 25. <– LATEST UPDATE
- The Tour de Mermaid in San Francisco, CA, was canceled in 2017 but may return in the future.
- The last Valley Girls Ride in Clovis, CA was in 2016, but organizers say it may return in the future.