The club ran a successful woman's ride on Sunday September 26, 2021 as part of its effort to provide ride opportunities for under-represented demographics in CRW. Women-only rides are a way of encouraging women to get involved in group rides by offering them a comfortable setting. It is noted that 4 of the 7 guests joined the club by the following day. Leaders were Amy Juodawlkis, Lindy King, and Robyn Betts.
I put together a longer ride option for women who wanted to ride a little faster and further than the 20 mile route Amy devised. We had an earlier 8:30 AM chilly start so we could rendezvous with the 20 milers at Drew Farms for cider donuts, cold drinks and festivities. The hills helped to warm us up. We rode along really well and stopped to regroup periodically which allowed us several opportunities to socialize during the ride. It was so much fun I don’t think anyone minded stopping at all! Although the biggest hill on the route started at mile 38, there was not one woman who complained or wanted to bypass the climb up Granteville Rd. in Westford.