In the summer of 2013, Carbon Connection Cyclery on the Coast Highway in Carlsbad, CA, decided it was high time there was a women’s road cycling club out on the road. The owners of the shop brought together several of the female cycling nuts who frequent the shop to start a Saturday Group Ride, and a club was born. Our club membership is open to any women who have an interest in cycling with other women: making new friends, learning cycling technique and safety, exploring adventurous routes, and getting faster together! We are new and growing fast – it is an exciting time to get in on the fun!
Join us for our Saturday rides. We offer three guided group ride levels:
- Advanced: Fast-paced, longer rides generally >40 miles with average speeds on flats >20 mph and average pace times over hilly routes >15 mph. Minimal stoppage times. Many of the women who ride in this group regularly participate in centuries.
- Intermediate: Moderately-paced, mixed length rides (30-50 miles) with average speeds on the flats in the 16-18 mph range with emphasis on building climbing skills, not necessarily hammering those hills. Set stoppage points and time-lengths to allow for differing speeds, but will be limited to keep the pace.
- Beginner: Slower-paced, shorter rides (30-35 miles) with average speeds in the 12-15 mph range with an overall emphasis on building riding skills: using your gears, pacing, riding safely in traffic. The Beginner rides are always “no drop” meaning the group will wait for those who are falling behind.