Women’s Rides

These rides will follow the general guidelines specific to road rides or to gravel rides, as applicable. However, these rides will differ from the OBC’s group rides that are open to both men and women in that the focus of women-only rides is on newer, less experienced and possibly less-confident OBC members.  Accordingly, these rides 

  • Tend to be more recreational in nature 
  • More relaxed speed options 
  • Shorter ride distances 
  • Are led by friendly and welcoming Ride Hosts and Group Leaders 
  • Will focus more on social interaction and less on athletic performance 

The OBC anticipates that by participating in these rides, our female members will develop the confidence and skills to take on greater cycling challenges, such as the longer group rides and / or the women’s time trials.