Looking for a great women’s group ride?

Our rides are open to all female-identifying riders who share a passion for riding a bike. To support a more equitable cycling community, this team welcomes riders of all races, ethnicities, sexualities and gender identities. We support people who want to race as well as recreational riders who want to ride on a regular basis.

If you’d like to join us for a ride just show up ready to ride or sign up at our Meetup Group. You do not need to be a member of the Sorella Forte Cycling Club to join this ride and the Meetup Group.

About our rides

Rides are back! 

Every Saturday we ride 30-40 miles. The pace generally hovers in the 14-19 mph range, faster than a recreational cruise, but almost always conversational pace. Be prepared for both hills and flats and to spin consistently for 2-3 hours at a time without stopping. On occasion, team members also lead other rides during weekdays or Sundays. These rides are announced via our Sorella Groups.io site/channels. You can learn about these rides by joining Sorella Forte. 

We leave at 9 am. from River City Bicycles every Saturday (except when there is snow, ice or other severe winter conditions) and aim to be back to RCB before noon. No promises, though, as this is a no-drop ride, and the group will stop to fix flats, take a bathroom breaks, and re-group at major turns on the route. Always eat breakfast before you ride – because bonking is just no fun!

Cycling helmet required. We will assist you with flat tires that occur on route but here’s what you should carry:

  • Spare inner tube (or 2)
  • Flat tire repair tools
  • CO2 cartridge or air pump
  • Bring bars, gels and other snacks to refuel on the ride
  • Always bring water. When it’s hot, bring two bottles
  • We ride in the rain. During rain or winter weather, please use winter tires, fenders or a buddy flap

At the meetup site

Parking: if you are driving to River City Bicycles, they ask that you park on the street rather than in their parking lot. 
No store access: River City Bicycles opens at 10 a.m. on Saturdays. It is not open before we depart.

More information

See more info about Sorella Forte and our program goals, as well as instructions on becoming a member and joining our mailing list via the tabs at the top of this page.

Please contact us if you have general questions about the team.