The ride, which will be hosted by the American Cycling Union (ACU), has drawn some attention as the nation’s most popular cycling event.
It will be held from May 10 to May 18, and will feature nearly 200 riders, with nearly 50 percent of them women.
“Bike America is an organization that I’ve always wanted to get involved with,” said the group’s president, Rachel Pate, in a press release.
“This ride is a way for women to connect with each other, have a safe ride and celebrate our nation’s diversity.
We want to encourage everyone to come out and support this incredible community.”
Pate added that the event will be “a showcase for all women, including the many who aren’t part of the cycling community.”
The ride has been promoted on social media as a way to “get to know the riders and meet some of the women behind them.”
It’s the first ride for a women’s group to take place in the nation, and the ACU is looking forward to “sharing our ride experience and making it a positive one.”
The ride is part of a larger “Women in Sport” initiative, which aims to increase women’s participation in sport through educational outreach, advocacy, and support of organizations.
Pate and ACU executive director Lizzie Bouchard have said the ride will help build “a community of young women who will inspire others to become active in cycling.”
“The ride will highlight the amazing work that is being done in our communities, from women who are getting to ride bikes, to women who want to start riding again, to families who have started riding again,” Pate said in a statement.
“It’s important that we keep it simple, and we will be offering rides to women ages 14 to 60.”
The ACU launched the Women in Sport program in 2016, and in the first half of 2018, they partnered with several organizations to help women in the sport.
It’s also encouraging for women, Bouchar said, to “be inspired by a female cycling figure in our nation.”