We are proud to host weekly rides put on by the women of the Iowa City Cycling Club, dedicated strictly to women.
Rides leave the bike shop every Monday and Wednesday @ 5:45p, (please ride down if possible due to limited parking!). Check the women’s twitter and facebook account for weather and event cancellations.
Rides open to ALL women. You don’t have to be a member of ICCC, don’t have to be a racer, just have to want to ride bikes, get sweaty, and have some fun! PS – Don’t forget that helmet of yours!
MARCH – AUGUST
Road rides take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting with daylight savings in the spring. All rides begin at 5:45pm and leave from Geoff’s Bike and Ski (816 S. Gilbert St, Iowa City).
What to expect:
DevelopMental Mondays: Start your week off right with a medium-paced, beginner-friendly, or recovery-based ride that provides an exclusive women-only environment. These rides are designed to improve your confidence riding in a group setting, get you fitter, make you faster, and get you race ready! Rides typically have a leader that will choose the route and be able to give pointers along the way.
Race-Pace Wednesdays: These rides are quick-paced, race-tactic focused, and occasionally have guest speakers to share their sage-like wisdom regarding racing and riding strategy. These rides are FAST and FUN and will help take your riding and/or racing to the next level! The endorphin rush will be guaranteed to leave you smiling!
SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER
Gravel rides take place on Monday evenings beginning in September and ending when daylight savings wraps (late October/early November). Ride leaves at 5:45pm from Max Effect Cycling & Fitness Studio (1012 S Gilbert St, Iowa City).
What to expect:
Gritty Gravel Mondays: When the summer heat starts to turn down, that’s when gravel riding gets turned up! Starting in September, Mondays are dedicated to the almighty gravel. Rides are quicker than the Monday road rides, more of an intermediate pace. Gravel bikes are highly encouraged. As the days will be getting shorter, you’ll also need a good headlight and a smartphone with mapping/GPS, just in case the group breaks up.