Skip to main content


Celebrate women in cycling on March 11 & 12 with family fun, coaching talks, group rides, and more! We will be hosting an entire weekend of fun for riders of all disciplines and free rentals if you don’t have a bike. 

On Saturday March 11, celebrate at Oak Bay Bikes, get to know other women in cycling, and acknowledge leaders in our community. On Sunday March 12, meet at the parking lot for group rides for all levels and all disciplines - road, gravel, and MTB.


Women’s Day Celebration

Come to Oak Bay Bikes from 4:00-7:00 PM where we’ll be hosting our celebration night. Enjoy refreshments, sales, and getting to know some amazing women. Tenille Hoogland of Element Sports Coaching will be starting off the night with a coaching talk to help prepare for tomorrow’s ride. Chat with our volunteers, find out ride details, and register if you haven’t already. To end the evening, there will be awards for women in cycling who have made honorable contributions to the community. Come and support these inspiring nominees!

March 11 Schedule of Events:

2:00-3:30 PM - Family Bike Games in the Park

4:00-4:30 PM - Coaching talk by Tenille Hoogland

4:30-6:30 PM - Ride info & registration

6:00 - 6:30 PM - Acknowledgements for Badass Women in Cycling


Meet at the parking lot at Oak Bay Bikes and find your group. We will be leading road, gravel, and mountain bike rides for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders. Have a coffee and a snack before you head out, then meet back at OBB for a BBQ lunch.

Want to try mountain biking?

Karen Ward of Shredher Mountain Biking and Liz Cox of SIMBS will be leading a beginner skills clinic - no experience (or bike) necessary! Oak Bay Bikes will provide free rentals for this class while supplies last. Contact to book.

Karen Ward is a certified mountain bike and e-mountain bike instructor, owner/head instructor at Shredher Mountain Biking and Norco Dirt Series Mountain Bike Coach. She is an executive coach and mother to a young mountain biker. Her passion is supporting women to develop skills and confidence on the bike and sharing her love of getting outdoors and riding. There’s no bad day on a bike!

New to road riding? 

Coaches from Tripleshot Cycling will be hosting a beginner road clinic which will introduce you to riding in a group, pacelines, and basic skills. No experience necessary!

This clinic is perfect for women looking to enter the world of road riding and is made to transition into the Tripleshot women’s road riding clinic. For more information, email

March 12 Ride Departure Schedule:

9:00 AM - Advanced road - 50km, tight paceline

9:30 AM - Intermediate road - 25-30 km, relaxed paceline

10:00 AM - Beginner road clinic - skill building, no experience necessary

9:10 AM - Advanced gravel - 40 km, technical, fast

9:15 AM - Intermediate gravel - 30 km, slightly technical, social pace

9:45 AM - Beginner gravel - 20km, non-technical, social pace

9:00 AM - Van leaves for Hartland

9:30 AM - All MTBs meet at Harland

9:45 AM - Group MTB rides depart from Hartland parking lot, beginner clinic begins

11:00 AM -1:00 PM - BBQ and giveaways for all participants - Stop by any time!

Need a bike? Need transportation? We’re here to help.

Oak Bay Bikes will provide free mountain and gravel bikes for all participants (while supplies last) and free transportation to the trail for MTB participants. Email: to get started.