Women & Girls in Cycling

#WeRideAsOne

Welcome to our designated Women & Girls in Cycling page where it will become a landing space for all things female cycling! Check out the content and profiles for our featured Ontario Women’s Cycling Month, throughout March, for an outstanding array of profiles, webinars, and so much more!

As the inaugural Ontario Women’s Cycling Month comes to an end, we want to offer our sincere gratitude to each of the phenomenal women who have so generously shared their stories with us.

But this month was not just about promotion and recognition of so many valuable community contributors but was also about showing how diverse and vibrant the cycling community is. We read how cycling has brought joy, freedom, and friendship and we saw how it really doesn’t matter what your favourite discipline is or your level of riding – cycling truly is for everyone.

Throughout the month of March, OC highlighted 34 female riders, clubs, and initiatives, hosted 2 bike maintenance sessions at local bike shops (Thank you BikeFit and D’Ornellas!), 7 webinar sessions covering women’s nutrition, mental health, saddle health, road safety, ride leader training and 2 women’s Zwift rides hosted by our very own Athlete Director, Siobhan Kelly. A huge thank you to all who helped make these activities happen!

Moving forward OC will continue to host female cycling content and resources here, on our Women & Girls in Cycling webpage. The recordings of past webinars, information on club rides, teams and female initiatives will continue to be added to as this page will be a permanent section on our website. Please feel free to reach out to [email protected] if you have any ideas for future topics or resource requests.

We hope, like us, that you enjoyed following along this month!

A special thank you to our Gender Equity Committee for their help and support in the planning of this month!

Want to share your story, have an event or activity geared to women & girls, please reach out to [email protected]

#DiscoverOntarioCycling /#OntarioCycling / #SWSCD / #OCGenderEquity / #GenderEquityCycling / #OCWomensMonth / #ONWomensRideDay / #OntarioCyclingWomens / #WeRideAsOne / #InspireInclusion / #InvestInWomen

Featured Women's Events

Is your club or event hosting a Featured Women’s Ride or Activity?

Please reach out to [email protected] to learn more about Ontario Cycling featuring your ride!

Member Profiles

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Content & Resources

2024

Webinars

Foundations in Female Nutrition with Alida Lacobelis
Ride Leader Training with Amy White
Know Your Rights with The Biking Lawyer's Rebecca Murray
Saddle Health with Aly Hodgins
Creating an Optimal Environment for Females in Sport with Judy Goss

Articles

2023

2022

Kick-Off Ontario Cycling Women's Week with Nicole Visschedyk and Host Beatrice Trang
Women’s Comfort Chat Webinar with Molly Hurford
Mental Health with Rachel Summers

2021

Women's Club Chat with Ottawa Women's Cycling Club & WildBettys Founders
Webinar on Women's Wellness for Cyclists
Webinar on Mental Health For Cyclists

Pop Up Series

Prepping To Get Back Outside On The Bike by Molly Hurford & Peter Glassford from Consummate Athlete
What You Need To Know About RED-S Hosted By Molly Hurford from Consummate Athlete
Where are women in cycling? Hosted by Molly Hurford from Consummate Athlete

2020

Stretching for Female Cyclists
How to Change a Flat Tire on a Road Bicycle
General Overview of the Components of a Bicycle
Inspirational Women in Cycling Panel Discussion
How to Make Cycling More Comfortable
Diversity and Inclusion Panel