Ever since we pressed “pause” on the Women’s Ride back in 2018, we’ve been looking at ways to bring it back in a more efficient, more inclusive, and more accessible way for Mainers across the entire state.
In trying to plan a safe event, it gave us an idea:
What if the next Women’s Ride wasn’t one large event, but instead a series of smaller events scattered across the state, and hosted by local bike shops, clubs, and community organizations? If you are interested in becoming a host, click here.
Whether you have yet to enjoy a group ride, or are a regular participant with a bike club, we invite all women—cis, trans, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer, and non-binary individuals—throughout the state to join us in the spirit of camaraderie for this one-of-a-kind day of riding! Small, socially distanced group rides of varying lengths, difficulties, and terrain (think road rides, mountain, and gravel) will be announced later this spring.
This event will include:
- Welcoming women hosts to lead small (25 or fewer participants) group rides
- A selection of different routes to choose from, in locations throughout the state (to limit travel)
- Rentals available in some locations
- Pre-ride group bike check and biking rules of the road
- Information about the BCM and how you can keep your bike journey going
- Additional information to follow!
Come make some new friends, learn about biking safely, and support our women-owned business partners throughout the state at the same time.
To keep everyone safe, we are limiting the number of riders at each location, so be sure to check back for registration options to find the ride that works best for you.
Social distancing & COVID-19 precautions: Click here for CDC guidelines and recommendations as of March 2021.
The health and safety of our riders, volunteers, and host communities are our highest priority. All of our 2021 rides and events will be held in compliance with Maine CDC guidelines, recommendations from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, as well as US Cycling’s assessment tools and event guidelines.