The Biker Chicks are dedicated to getting more women on bikes. Our group rides are open to any woman who wants to join us!
We typically ride on the third or fourth weekend of the month. Bring your road-ready bicycle, helmet, water, a spare tube, patch kit, mini pump, ID and some cash for lunch.
Sign up for our next ride!
Sign up for our Adopt a Road Volunteer Clean Up on Saturday, December 2 in Penngrove!
What to Expect on Our Rides
- We offer routes of various distances and paces.
- Gateway: 8-10 miles. Great for beginners or those just wanting a shorter ride.
- Easy Does It: 15-20 miles, 10-12 mph.
- In the Groove: 25-30 miles, 11-15 mph.
- Pick Up the Pace: 25-30 miles (same route as In the Groove), 14-17 mph.
- Going for It: 40-50 miles. Our newest ride, featuring longer distances and bigger Sonoma County climbs!
- No Chick is left behind! All paces are welcome, and all routes have leaders and sweeps to support you on the way. We always start off together and regroup many times throughout the ride.
- We ride throughout Sonoma County from different locations. Routes are based on terrain, road safety and projected weather conditions. We usually stop at a restaurant or farmers market for an optional group lunch or drink.
- Rain cancels the ride.
Pre-Ride Checklist and Resources
- Please register in advance. Visit our Event Calendar for upcoming dates, and sign up for our mailing list to be notified when registration opens for future rides.
- Make sure your bike is ready to ride. Has it been awhile since you’ve ridden? Ask your local bicycle shop for a safety check or a tune-up and you will be good to go!
- We encourage all Chicks to take the Bike Coalition’s Smart Cycling Class to ensure that our rides are as fun and as safe as possible.
Why Join Us?
Women currently account for less than half of the people who who ride bikes. The Biker Chicks provide a safe space for women to ride, learn, build confidence and have fun! We support all riders, new or experienced.
About the Biker Chicks
Biker Chicks was started by former Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane, who can be spotted most weekends pedaling the Joe Rodota trail or the County’s picturesque back roads. Hoping to share the joy of bicycling with more women, Shirlee founded Biker Chicks in early 2012, with the first ride including more than 50 women.
Biker Chicks in the News
- Press Democrat: Down for the ride: Biker Chicks dash through Sebastopol
- Press Democrat: Ride to Put More Women on Bikes
- Press Democrat: Helping Women Get into Cycling
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last updated 08/08/2023