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You don’t have to be a cyclist to belong to our Club. You only need the passion to inspire girls and women to realize their potential.
WWCycling Club members find fun in making healthy choices and helping others do the same. If that sounds like you, Join Us!
ABOUT OUR RIDING CLUB
As a volunteer group under the Wisconsin Women’s Fund organization, WWCycling’s mission is to inspire Girls and Women to make healthy choices, on and off the bike. Because we are dedicated to growing the sport of women cycling and empowering women along the way, we organize and participate in events and activities that promote health and fitness, education, philanthropy and building community.
It’s not always about biking. Through healthy activities and positive role models are important, it’s about the self-esteem achieved when a girl or woman realizes she can do it.
The “WWCycling Riding Club – Ozaukee” is Wisconsin Women’s Fund’s founding Chapter. We’ve partnered with other groups like the Ozaukee Bike Club (OBC), Bike Ozaukee and Cycling Skills Coaching to help with routes and develop cycling skills for our members and those who join in our rides. We hold group rides and training for all females 7 years and older, regardless of skill level. Our activities are designed for girls and women to meet other cyclists, gain skills and confidence, work toward a cycling goal or just for fun. In all, we aim to inspire girls and women to make healthy choices, on and off their bike.
Updates happen often!
Other than our Group Rides & Hills Training Rides, the schedules below are tentative for 2018 and though we do many one-on-one training rides, they will primary be based on interest. Our focus is to help you enjoy cycling, including those looking to make, plan and achieve a cycling goal in 2018 and beyond.
Check back here for updates and follow us on Facebook for meet-up details.
GROUP RIDES & TRAINING
If you or someone you know is interested in training, outdoor group rides start up in the spring. As for winter/off-season training, indoor training usually starts in late October or early November. Yoga, strength training and ad-hoc (outdoor) rides are on-going.
Social The pace & route is dictated by those interested. These are destination, no-drop group rides on urban trails or bike-friendly roadways.
Beginner <7 mph, no-drop group ride (sometimes 1-on-1). Unstructured, slow-roll on urban trails or bike-friendly roadways.
Casual 8-13 mph, no-drop group ride learning group-riding skills.
Intermediate 12-15 mph, no-drop on moderate to hilly roads learning or honing group-riding skills.
Brisk 14-20 mph, no-drop. Paceline and drafting on moderate to hilly roads
Advanced 20+ mph average over a 20-40 mile route. Paceline and drafting of moderate to hilly roadways
NOTE: All riders must bring water bottle, flat-pack, lights, a fitted & tuned bike & gear, wear a properly fitted helmet and obey the rule of the road.
As a day of declaration, the Cindyrella Classic is fun ride kicking off your cycling season.
Held on Mother’s Day in Cedarburg, WI and open to the public, the Cindyrella Classic allows women and girls the opportunity to meet others who like to ride and to set a goal for a distance at the Wisconsin Women Century in late July.
Group Ride Leader Training
Held in the Spring, female and male participants can learn the art of leading, or sweeping, a group ride. Follow us on Facebook for more on these events.
Since start locations alter from week to week follow us on Facebook for start locations. Generally we ride out together, the faster group takes a longer loop and has to catch up with the more casual group(s). The we all ride in together. Based on interest, we taylor each group ride to best fit the needs of who shows up for a ride.
Monday Night Women-Only Ride – Beginner, Casual and Intermediate groups
Wednesday Night Co-ed Group Ride – Casual, Intermediate and Brisk groups
What: Fun and training rides – For Youth and Adult Ladies
Cedarburg on 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, and if there is a 5th Monday in that month – Start/Finish at the Cedarburg Community Gym parking lot
Grafton on 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month – Start/Finish at Veteran’s Park shelter
6:00 PM, May – September
5:30 PM in late September and into October
The time listed above is the START time. We recommend you arrive 15 – 30 minutes earlier so you don’t feel rushed as we roll-out.
Tuesday Morning – Women’s hills ride starting at Northwoods Laser & Embroidery, twice a month we roll out at 6:00am for a 17 or 22 mile ride
A 3 to 4 hour training rides on different parts of the Wisconsin Women Cycling 65, 85 & 105-mile routes. Follow us on Facebook for start location and times.
Tentetive dates are Sunday May 27th, Satuday June 16th & Saturday July 14th
OTHER ACTIVITIES WE PARTICIPATE IN
Century & Community Rides
Join the Club and get reminders of local and weekend rides we take part in. With 5 distances to choose from, the Wisconsin Women Century is our target ride.
Starting with the Cindyrella Classic, we train weekly for 10 – 12 weeks plus ride other organized rides leading up to and after the Wisconsin Women Century. Follow us on Facebook for details on training and fun rides.
Thursday 8:00 AM – SOCIAL 1-2 hours long ride. Meet-up location, routes and pace are dictated by those interested.
Saturday or Sunday 7:00 AM – SOCIAL to Intermediate 2+ hours long ride, dictated by those interested.
Mountain Bike Riding Beginner and Intermediate encouraged
Thursday Evenings – Pleasant Valley Nature Park When: 6:00 PM, May – June (or later, depending on the NICA/High School MTB group’s needs/schedule)
Fat Bike Riding
Monday nights on the beaches in Port Washington with the ZuZu Pedal group.
5:30 PM Tuesdays August thru September
Lime Kiln Park (Grafton) – Sponsored by Belgiamwerkx Riding Club
Royal Oaks Park (West Bend) – Sponsored by Pedal Moraine Riding Club
Rampage Santa Ride
Madison – check their FaceBook Page
Global Fat Bike Day – 1st Weekend in December
Fat-Bike race series… most races have a beginner lap for those who want to give it a try. Some offer fat-bike rentals. Check out these local races; Great Lake Fat Bike Series, Wheel & Sprocket’s Hugh Jass Fat-Bike Race Series or Broken Spokes’ Snow Crown Series.
More about Trails, Events and Rentals can be found at this Travel Wisconsin website too.
Overnight or multi-day rides on Singletrack, Gravel or Dirt roads using a Touring, Mountain or Fat bike. Adventures like this are awesome.
Check out this one in Wisconsin!
Tell us about your rides. Send an email with 1) Who you are, 2) Where you’d like us to ride in Wisconsin and 3) Why. Suggest your favorite route or your favorite organized event. Either way, we’re always looking for an adventure!