Women's Ride Mission

                                                                        We welcome any and all female-identifying cyclists and endeavor to:

1. Provide a safe, supportive space for those who have been underserved in the cycling community to develop their skills without judgement.
2. Encourage diversity and inclusivity within the WRCC and the surrounding cycling community.
3. Cater to a majority of skill levels in order to promote growth as cyclists learn to safely ride with others.
4. Empower cyclists in their abilities and knowledge of the sport and their equipment.

Ride Information:

Mondays at 6 pm from May 3rd through September 13th

All four groups leave from Hodson’s Bay in West Lafayette, IN, at 6:00pm, and we return at the same location often meeting at a local establishment nearby for some additional comradery and sustenance after our respective rides in an outdoor setting. 

Please note that rides on Memorial and Labor day will leave from Hodson's at 10:00am instead of 6:00pm

For more information on the expected pace for WRCC rides, please visit WRCC Speed Categories

Stand Nights

Our popular Stand Nights are back in 2021! Locations are conveniently spread across the Greater Lafayette area in outdoor shelters provided by the Parks Department.  These are opportunities for women in the community to feel empowered while they learn how to fix common cycling-related issues and freely discuss topics that interest our riders. 

                                                   

Monday, April 12th: Create-a-Route and Tips for Leading Rides 
To kick off the cycling season and get hyped for our first ride, our first Stand Night will be virtual as a Facebook Live event! We will discuss common routing-building platforms, how to create your own route, and how to use the weather to your advantage. In addition, if you have ever been interested in leading rides, we will provide advice on how to lead safe, successful, and enjoyable rides. 

Saturday, April 24th: Safety Check & Fix-A-Flat
This Stand Night will cover a vital skill everyone should know: how to fix a flat tire. There will be a quick demo and lots of hands-on practice. By the end of this session, you will feel empowered to confidently fix that flat whether alone or on a group ride. In addition, riders will have the opportunity to review the state of their bicycle after a winter's hibernation to ensure it is in well-running condition for a season of riding with the Women's Ride and WRCC.

Sunday, June 13th: Brake and Pedal Replacement

Ever thought about switching out your flat pedals for clipless? We can show you how! In addition we will be demonstrating how to check your brake pads for signs of wear and how to replace them. Ensuring your brakes are in optimal condition will give you the peace of mind knowing that you have full stopping power in the event of an emergency. 

Saturday, August 14th: Drivetrain Maintenance

A happy drivetrain makes for happy, stress-free rides. Let us share tips on how to keep that drivetrain running smoothly and make minor adjustments for inconsistent shifting. We will also have a raffle to end the Wrenching Weekends event series with some quality bike swag! 

Skills Clinics

Due to the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, we sought alternative events that would allow us to gather as a group while still being socially responsible. This led to the creation of our newest offering: Skills Clinics! These events have returned for 2021 as well, and details will be provided in the near future on topics and locations.   

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History

                                                 

The Wabash River Cycling Club Women’s Ride began in 2016 as an idea between Laura Furey and Pat Boling to “just get more women out riding” in the community. Monday night rides starting from Hodson’s Bay Company evolved into the ride of today which requires not just one, but four, ride leaders to meet the demands of the women in the community. 

Over the years this ride has grown into a contingency of strong and independent women who attend our rides for a variety of reasons. Some join for companionship, some for the challenge, and others for building confidence in a judgement-free environment. Despite their original motivation for coming out to ride, they all leave with a renewed sense of community and solidarity.