Sorella Forte—Italian for strong sister—is a group of female-identified cyclists who share a passion for riding their bikes.

We support all types of riding, from social rides to racing to taking part in organized events. Riders of all races, ethnicities and sexual and gender identities are welcomed and encouraged to join us.


We ride 25-40 miles at approximately 11-16 mph every Saturday at 9 a.m., from the parking lot of River City Bikes at 706 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, Oregon. Return about 12 p.m.



To ride on hills and flats and spin consistently for 2-3 hours without stopping. Eat breakfast. Helmet is required. Bring water, spare tube and tools for fixing flat tires.


No cost—totally free. Our rides are no drop, which means we won’t leave anyone behind. We’ll help fix flats, take bathroom breaks and re-group at major points along the way.

All Are Welcome

We’re committed to building an equitable cycling community. Join us if you’re passionate about cycling!


Learn what’s needed to ride for several hours.


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