San Francisco Friday Morning Ride is a biweekly casual group outing for female and nonbinary cyclists. Organized by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition it meets the second and fourth Fridays of every month at the entrance of Golden Gate Park for a relaxed ride just over an hour long, which runs through the park and offers views of the beach.
Pittsburgh Group Rides are run by Bike Pittsburgh, which conducts fun, social rides for women and nonbinary riders of all levels. The group’s 8th annual Women and Non-Binary Bike Summit lands on October 15. In addition to presentations and discussions on making cycling more inclusive and leveraging the sport to bring social and environmental justice, the summit includes an ice cream social ride.
Rebecca’s Private Idaho is a collection of gravel bike races in Sun Valley, Idaho, from August 31 to September 4. Launched by seven-time World Mountain Bike Champion Rebecca Rusch, Rebecca’s Private Idaho is open to riders of every background. But don’t be fooled by child-like names: the Tater Tot is the easiest race of the week and still runs 19 miles and gains 1,478 feet in elevation. So, even if you don’t do the lung-busting four-day Queen’s Stage Race, you’re in for a challenge.
The Life Time Grand Prix offers six challenging dirt, gravel, and mountain bike races across the U.S and includes a nonbinary category in all competitions. Not for amateurs, these races are for avid cyclists. Late summer and fall events include the Leadville Trail 100, a 100-mile, high-elevation mountain bike race on rugged terrain in Leadville, Colorado, August 13; the Chequamegon MTB Festival, a 40-mile dirt race in Cable, Wisconsin, September 17; and Big Sugar Gravel, a 100-mile gravel race in Bentonville, Arkansas, October 22.
FoCo Fondo offers gravel racing and riding over a variety of distances in Fort Collins, Colorado, every July. The most competitive race – the 145-mile Triple Dog Dare You – delivers significant prize purses for men, women, and nonbinary winners. Then there’s the chill 12-mile Family Ride, a leisurely pedal for all ages.