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 genders 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
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 email group. You can learn about these rides by joining Sorella Forte and our email list.
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 — if it’s hot bring two bottles!
- We do 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. There is ample parking under the Morrison Bridge.
No store access: River City Bicycles opens at 10 am on Saturdays, after we depart, but there are free espresso drinks and hot/cold chocolate milk waiting for you at the end of the ride!
Please contact us if you have general questions about the team.