Meet other female riders & hit the Cumberland trails.  There’s no better way to spend a Wednesday night!

What:

Our rides may look a little different than usual during this Covid-19 time.  Rides will be limited to small group sizes, and riders are expected to maintain social distancing throughout their rides.  We are following the recommendations of UROC, Cycling BC, and Health Canada to do our best to keep riders & their families as safe as possible.  High fives are no longer an option… but words of encouragement are essential!

Once we have a group of volunteer hosts in place (& trained), we will announce the start date of the rides… We hope to hit the trails together from July to September.

The UROC Women’s Ride is a recreational, non-competitive, non-instructional, all-levels ride for local female riders.  We meet every week on Wednesday evenings.  Riders split off into smaller groups based on skill level, or what type of ride you’re in the mood for.  Volunteer Ride Guides determine the routes.

We send out a weekly newsletter most weeks with some basic ride plans to help riders pre-select their rides (so we can get on the trails more quickly).  Sign up for the newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/gnwPoL.  You can unsubscribe anytime.

When:

We hope the 2020 season will begin from July and will run every Wednesday through to September.  Be ready to roll out at 6:00 PM.  If we miss a newsletter once or twice, not to worry – there will still be a ride!

Where:

In past years we have met at the Riding Fool Hostel in Cumberland (at Dunsmuir & 2nd).  Please don’t park on 2nd between Dunsmuir & Allen in order to leave room for hostel guests & local residents.

This year if this plan changes we’ll let you know.

Who:

Adult women of all ages and skill levels.

Must Haves:

  • A current UROC membership.  Join here: https://unitedridersofcumberland.com/membership/
  • A bike in good repair – disc brakes & suspension recommended.
  • Water & snacks.Basic bike repair kit, and ability to do basic repairs (ie: fix a flat).
  • Positive attitude and encouragement for others.

Contact Us:

The Women’s Ride is coordinated by some pretty awesome volunteers – Barbara Milley and Lauren LaBossiere.  You can reach them by email at: urocladies@yahoo.ca.

Be a Part of it!

All Ride Guides are volunteers, and since we ride in multiple groups every week for 6 months of the year, that’s a lot of rides!  If you’re interested in being a Ride Guide, please email us.

Ride Guides must know the trails well, keep their group together, be able to evacuate an injured rider (or broken bike), and commit to guiding multiple rides in the season (including 1 beginner ride).