Ultimate List Of Women’s Cycling & Gravel Events 2024

There is something really special about doing a women’s only cycling event. The atmosphere at these events are inviting, supportive, friendly–and often a little silly!

Here is a big list of women’s cycling events including organized rides, clinics, and tours. You’ll find both road cycling events as well as gravel ones.

If you’re looking for some off-road fun, you’ll also want to check out our list of women’s mountain bike clinics and events.

Dusty Bandita

The Dusty Bandita is a women’s gravel bike race dedicated to increasing the presence of women in cycling events. It aims to inspire participants to push their limits and explore beautiful places, and offers a 45 or 85 mile course.

The event provides a safe and encouraging environment, promoting confidence and camaraderie among women cyclists. And if you finish, you get a bandana!

Where: Ovando, Montana

When: June 1, 2024

woman riding the dusty bandita
Photo credit: Travis Brier

Goldilocks

Goldilocks is a women-only, fully supported, and non-competitive bike ride. The organizers offer a variety of routes (20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 miles) to cater to all levels.

Experience the unique beauty of Utah County and Utah Lake, with comprehensive support including stocked aid stations, support riders, and SAG vehicles. This is an ideal event to push your limits, enjoy the camaraderie, and achieve your cycling goals in a fun and supportive environment.

Where: Provo, UT

When: September 14, 2024

Learn More: http://goldilocks.events/

Little Red

Little Red is hands-down the most fun road event I’ve ever participated in. Each year they have a different theme and costumes are encouraged!

The fun starts on Friday night with shopping and dinner. On Saturday, ride lengths include 17, 30, 55, 70 and 100-mile routes

Where: Logan, UT

When: June 1, 2024

Learn More: https://lrrh.org/

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The pre-party at Little Red Riding Hood!

Glenwood Superbloom

The Glenwood Superbloom, is a women’s gravel race that aims to make gravel racing less intimidating and more inclusive. There are two distances: 50 km or 100 km.

The name is inspired by the natural superbloom phenomenon and celebrates the beauty of native prairies in bloom. The event welcomes all women, including trans women, and emphasizes creating a supportive environment for participants of all skill levels​.

Where: Glenwood, IA

When: September 21, 2024

Learn More: https://www.prairiebloomcc.com/glenwood-superbloom

Pigtails Ride

The Pigtails Ride is a women-specific bike ride on one of the most scenic trails in the Midwest. The 48-mile ride begins and ends in Ankeny’s Prairie Trail and travels the High Trestle Trail. You’ll get lunch, drinks, and plenty of swag.

Where: Ankeny, Iowa

When: May 18, 2024

Learn More: https://pigtailsride.com/

Spindarella

Spinderella is Idaho’s premier ladies-only bicycle ride that boasts 5 scenic distances from 10 miles to 100 miles. In addition to a great ride, you get lunch at the finish, a chance to win a bike, and a raffle entry. I’ve done the 100 miler and can promise that it’s a ton of fun.

Where: Pocatello, ID

When: June 15, 2024

Learn More: https://spinderellaride.com/

two women at spindarella
Photo credit: Spindarella

Venus de Miles

Venus de Miles is Colorado’s original and largest all women’s bike ride. The entire event is organized by and fully benefits Greenhouse Scholars, an education nonprofit that cultivates extraordinary leaders to change low-income families and communities.

There are several distances to choose from, but the best part is the finish line festival. There’s great food, free drinks, and pampering spa treatments.

Where: Lyons, CO

When: August 24, 2024

Learn More: https://www.venusdemiles.com/colorado/

Photo credit: Venus de Miles

Wild Goose Chase

I first heard of the Wild Goose Chase in my podcast interview with Georgena Terry who is the founder of this ride. The ride features low-traffic scenic county roads in and around Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and raises money for the refuge.

Where: Cambridge, MD

When: September 29, 2024

Learn More: http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/wild-goose-chase.html

Practice Bicycle Tours Lake Annecy

Ready to ride Europe in style?  Practice Bicycle Tours offers custom women’s bike tours and training camps. Their Lake Annecy tour is particularly appealing.

Offered on multiple dates throughout the summer and early fall, this is a 6 day, 5 night tour with a small group (4-8 women). You’ll ride every day in the beautiful French Alps and along the edge of sparkling Lake Annecy.

Trip Dates: Multiple

Location: Lake Annecy, France

Learn More: https://practicebicycletours.com/

Woman Tours Cross Country Southern Tier

Dreaming of a BIG tour but don’t want to do it alone?  Consider this women-only cross-country tour along the Southern Tier. 

The ride begins in San Diego, CA and ends in St. Augustine, FL 58 days later.  The registration fee includes lodging, home cooked meals, SAG support, and more.

Their other trips include Cuba, Italy, and Spain, and some are e-bike friendly.

Trip Dates: 03/06/24- 05/02/24

Location: San Diego, CA

Learn Morehttps://womantours.com/

women's cross country cycling tour

Eat, Sleep, Cycle Girona Women’s Camp

Designed for women of all abilities–beginner to pro–this camp allows you to spend a full week thinking about nothing but bikes. Each day, there are multiple distances you can choose from and other ways to tailor the trip to your ability level and preferences.

Guides will also help participants work on group riding skills, descending, cornering and climbing technique.

Dates: May 6-11, 2024

Location: Girona, Spain

Learn More: https://www.eatsleepcycle.com/girona/girona-womens-cycling-camp-cycle-tour/

eat sleep cycling womens cycling tour
Photo credit: Eat Sleep Cycle

Rapha Women’s 100

The Rapha Women’s 100 is a virtual event encouraging riders across the world to complete 100 km on the same day. This event is not just about the distance; it’s about the strength, determination, and community it builds among female cyclists. By participating, you join a global sisterhood of cyclists, encouraging and supporting each other to achieve a personal milestone.

Dates: 2024 TBD

Location: Virtual

Learn More: https://content.rapha.cc/us/en/story/womens100

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About The Author

kristen bonkoski

Kristen Bonkoski is the founder and owner of Femme Cyclist.

An avid cyclist for a few decades now, she took to cycling during her late teen years — a time when she needed something to help boost her self-esteem and confidence.

Mission accomplished, the sport has become an important part of her life.  Kristen’s favorite disciplines are mountain biking and bike commuting, although you can also find her cranking out a century on her road bike and touring with her husband and son.  If it has to do with two wheels, she enjoys doing it.

Kristen is a certified USA Cycling coach, and she runs Rascal Rides, a website about biking with kids.

IG: @femme_cyclist

2 thoughts on “Ultimate List Of Women’s Cycling & Gravel Events 2024”

  1. Are the organizers of the Giro d’Italia, RCN, going to celebrate the centennial of Alfonsina Strada pracitication in the Giro, by inventing a women’s team to participate in 2024?

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