Women-Only Bike Rides and Triathlons

This is a list of some of the upcoming women-only events.


Goldilocks Ride

www.goldilocksride.com

There are three Goldilocks Rides around the west: Herriman,Utah, Las Vegas and Idaho.

The founder of the Goldilocks Ride is Dani Lassiter who was inspired by the Little Red Riding Hood Ride. She wanted to create an event that women would feel comfortable for their first ride.

“Little Red inspired me to create a ride that could be everyone’s first… their first cycling event, the first time they rode 30, 60, or 100 miles. Somewhere you could feel comfortable showing up on a crusier, your husband’s mountain bike, or your old road bike from college. Everyone should have a place to start, to make friends, and get advice about the sport. A place where you can learn shifting, drafting, hand signals, etc. I was lucky to have my husband to teach me. If a woman has a place where she can feel comfortable, she will quickly learn what I have learned, that those ugly shorts that only look good on models, really do help! Clip in shoes, gloves, jerseys… the people who designed all this equipment really knew what they were doing.

“In less than a year, I went from 3 miles in yoga pants on my Electra cruiser to clipping in on a road bike for a 40 mile ride around the valley. I recently completed my first century this summer and can’t wait to try it again. The longest distance on a Goldilocks Ride may not be 100 miles (yet), but I promise you will feel like you accomplished something amazing. Goldilocks is an experience every woman should have. Delicious food, darling t-shirts, beautiful routes, a fun party, and tons of support and friendship. I hope to see you at the ride!”

Little Red Riding Hood Ride

One of the best cycling “Girls’ Weekend” activities you will find in the country is in Logan, Utah, which is about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The event is the Little Red Riding Hood Ride and it is the largest and longest all-women’s bike ride in the country.

The annual Little Red Riding Hood bicycle ride is in its 24th year, and women of all ages participate. Most riders are adults, but some children ride with their moms while other riders are senior citizens. Some have high-tech bikes and others dust off their old three-speed bikes. Little Red Riding Hood’s goal is to celebrate life, raise cancer awareness for women, and contribute to cancer research.

Routes will range from 15 miles to more than 100 miles.

The popular Little Red Riding Hood event is sponsored by Utah’s Bonneville Cycling Club, and it draws riders not only from Cache Valley and the Wasatch Front but also from 46 states, Canada and Australia.

The Little Red ride is unique because a portion of the registration fee is donated, which makes the ride both charitable and affordable for all.

It’s also unique because only women can ride. Men participate by staffing the rest stops where the women fuel up on snacks and use the portable toilets.

To everyone’s delight, there’s a costumed Big Bad Wolf who loves to pose for photos with riders. This year’s theme is the 50s, so the wolf and some riders with wear 1950’s clothing. For the first time this year riders will be treated to a 1950’s style Ice Cream Parlor at the finish line.

LRRH is in its 24th year. The ride’s founder, Alice Telford, was inspired by the Cinderella Classic Ride in Alameda County, CA. When she started Little Red there were just 25 women for that first ride. With the support of the Bonneville Cycling Club, it has grown steadily since then. The route of the ride winds through the beautiful countryside of northern Utah, in an area called Cache Valley. It offers a flat course for the shorter rides and a few gently rolling hills on the longer routes. In years past, it started in Wellsville, Utah but this year the ride has been moved to Lewiston, a town 19 miles north of Logan.

Bonnneville Cycling Club provides opportunities for every cyclist’s interest from recreation, fitness, touring, commuting, to just plain fun. We also focus on bicycle advocacy, safety and a member’s first philosophy. Membership is open to anyone who is willing to support the objectives stated. For more information about the club go to www.bccutah.org, write to Bonneville Cycling Club, PO Box 9241, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-0241, or email cycling@bccutah.org

Click HERE for registration information

Spokes for Hope

Come and experience the warmth of Spring in the St. George area in the annual Spokes for Hope Ride. Join us for Southern Utah’s premier women only cycling charity event. Proceeds go to Help Abused Women and Children. We have four distance options for you to choose from. Shed that winter coat and travel to the desert where the weather is warm, the people are friendly, and the landscape is spectacular. See you April 30th.

•Five fully stocked rest stops, great lunch and more
•Sag support
•You will receive a event woman’s cut t-shirt with registration
•A distance for every rider 30, 50, 70, and 94 mile options.
•Event jersey available for purchase
•Event will be chipped timed
•Extra event T-Shirts will be available for advance purchase. Please be sure to order any additional shirts when you register.

Saturday, April 30th:
6:30am to 7:30am – Packet Pickup
8am – Ride leaves
5pm – End of support
St. George Town Square
Please call Margaret with any questions: 435.229.6251

WISH100, New Women’s Cycling Event!

Grab your girlfriends and join us for the first ever Wish100 ride! The start line is at Vernon Worthen Park (300 S. 400 E) in downtown St George, UT. The ride takes place Saturday, October 22, 2011 and is open to women age 6 and above

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Utah is excited to announce our first ever women’s only cycling event, Wish100. Course lengths will be offered at 10, 30, 60, and 100 miles, allowing everyone from the experienced cyclist, to the novice, to have an amazing time.

The ride will begin in downtown St. George at Vernon Worthen Park and will wind throughout Washington County’s red rock scenery, amidst the beautiful autumn weather. A festive finish line celebration for all our cyclists will take place immediately following the ride.

Registration will open in March at a special early bird rate of $55 per cyclist. To be the first to hear when registration opens and to receive event updates, contact Jessica at events@utah.wish.org or (801) 262-9474.

So gather your girlfriends, or plan a fun weekend trip with your family, and join us for the first ever Wish100 ride! Incentives available for different fundraising levels achieved. All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah and help make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

For more information, please contact Jessica at events@utah.wish.org or (801) 262-9474.

2nd Annual Wonder Woman Ride

The Wonder Woman ride recognizes the power that women have to influence the world for good. What better way to celebrate being a woman than to set a goal to complete a 100 mile bike ride with other amazing women! The ride also offers a 30 mile and 62 mile option.

September 17th 2011 will be a memorable date for 600 women.

   • Registration is now open and available through our website or       through: www.regtix.com

   • Fees until April 1st 2011 $35 for 30 miles, $40 for the 62 mile       and 100 mile option.

   • Payson, UT

   • More information on www.foreverfitevents.com

   • New this year FREE Mother Daughter ride

   • Special awards given to the “Wonder Woman”. Nominations       are made by participants and voted on by all riders. Last       year’s nominees included women who continually overcome       great challenges such as those living with MS, women who left       abusive marriages and women who help others every day.

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