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Women+ on Wheels Ride
September 26 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Register now! Space is limited!
Did you know that only 24% of bike trips in the USA are taken by women?
It’s time for a culture shift!
The change starts now, so let’s make it happen and show this country that women+ ride bikes!
Family friendly event! All riders are welcome to come celebrate and cycle!
Click on the ride to see a map.
- Yoga for Cyclists
- Crafting Area with REI
- Fix a Flat Clinic
- MTB Basics for Beginners
- Food Trucks
- Women Owned Business Expo
- Gear swap
Accessibility and Inclusion
This ride is open to people of all ages, abilities and genders!
- We will be providing free childcare for parents who want to take part in a long group ride.
- A shuttle service will be available for riders who are not able to ride up the steep hill out of the park.
- At 12pm there is a family friendly ride to Peñasquitos Falls
- Looking to upgrade your gear? Bring some bike stuff and a picnic blanket to take part in our gear swap!
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the ride cost?
- This is a free event but registration is required and space is limited. We’re asking for a suggested donation of $15 to cover event fees. You can also contribute $25, $45, $75 or $100 to get event swag and sponsor riders.
How do I get to the event?
- We’d recommend biking, car pooling or taking public transit! If you get to the event on your bike or using public transit you get 5 free raffle tickets. If you choose to use public transit the closest stops are Miramar College Transit Station or the Mira Mesa Market Place.
Where can I park?
- There is event parking at Park Village Elementary School, across from Penasquitos Creek Park and there are also parking spots on Camino del Sur north of the park. There will be some parking on Camino del Sur right next to the park, but we’d like to save those spaces for people with young children.
What is the raffle?
- To continue to make cycling more accessible, we’re doing a gear giveaway at 1:45pm. You can earn “raffle tickets” in a few ways… Earn 1 free ticket by filling out this short event feedback form before 9/25/21. Earn 5 tickets if you bike to the event. Earn 5 tickets if you take public transportation to the event. Earn 1 ticket if you take the clean air day pledge. You can also donate to the SDCBC to get tickets. Giveaway gear includes awesome items from New Belgium Brewing like backpacks, hats, shirts, a record player, bike gear and more!
What is a gear swap?
- A gear swap is a chance for people to get rid of gear they don’t want and exchange it with something else. Everyone is invited to bring their bike stuff, clothing and other outdoor gear and display it nicely on a picnic blanket. Encourage people to come check out your gear and bargain with you, or swap them for items that you’d like!
How long are the rides and what’s the elevation gain?
- The mountain bike rides are 11 or 6 miles. There are two road bike rides, a 25 miler and a 10 miler. Both the road routes start with a large hill climb, but you can choose to take a shuttle up the first hill. To see the route options please scroll back up to the top of the page and click on one the four listed ride options. At noon there is a family ride which is 3 flat miles of dirt trail riding.
Do I need to be fast or in stellar shape to attend?
- Absolutely not! Theses are all fun and casual “no drop” rides. Volunteers and ride leaders will be there to support you. Please choose the distance ride that suits your abilities. There will be a shuttle option for people to use to get to the top of the first hill on the road rides.
What do I need to bring?
- You must bring your own bike, helmet, water bottle, and sun protection. Dress comfortably for the ride of your choice. There will be food trucks, and a gear raffle, so bring cash or a credit card if you’d like to purchase anything. We’d encourage everyone to have a face masks, just in case.
Do I have to be there all day?
- Nope! You can join just for the morning bike rides, or show up in the afternoon to take part in a skills clinic, visit the Woman-owned business expo or swap some bike gear.
SDMBA, Girlz Gone Riding, Black Girls Do Bike San Diego Chapter, Fitness instructor Angela Ledyard, Rad Power Bikes, The Artie Party, Braids & Bikes, Outdoor Outreach, REI, Stay True Cycleworks, VeloFix, Flora Velo, Bike SD, Savvi, Isogenix, My Grey Matterz, San Diego Velodrome, Sweet Treats, Nostalgia Coffee, Cookies by Ellen, Mothers Simple but Twisted, Umoja, Born in Brooklyn, Simply Nay’s, Ride for Breonna, 2 the Rescue
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