What we're about

Ride Like A Girl (RLAG) exists to help women discover the joy of bicycling. All levels are welcome. No special bike is required. Whether you bike for leisure, fitness or to chase a stretch goal, we are the friendly, skill-building, community to support you. Enjoy a 60-day free trial, and then for $25 annually, you can take full advantage of our member benefits. Click here (http://www.Meetup.com/RLAGcycling/events/calendar) to view our calendar and RSVP to your first activity.

Membership benefits:

We offer both free and pay-for services, bike rides, training camps and clinics as well as occasional social events. Members benefits include:

1. 20% discount at Western Bikeworks (http://www.westernbikeworks.com/) (in-store and online)

2. $40 discount off professional bike fit at Western Bikeworks (http://www.westernbikeworks.com)

3. FREE designed-for-us, training clinics at Western Bikeworks ("Learning on Last Wednesdays")

4. FREE social bike rides for women, by women (led by trained RLAG ride leaders)

5. Access to low-priced, on-bike coaching and training clinics, industry-expert hosted events and other designed-for-you skill building opportunities (some free, some for-pay)

6. A 'one-stop-shop' calendar of our favorite local bike events, many of which include member registration discounts.

7. Access to our private, members-only Facebook group, "RLAG Meetup Members Clubhouse"

8. Special, members-only promotional offerings for custom RLAG apparel and accessories (jerseys $65, arm warmers $21, water bottles $7, etc.)

9. Member discounts (https://www.meetup.com/RLAGcycling/sponsors/) to services and offerings by business partners who sponsor us.

About pay-for services: We occasionally ask a fee to help us compensate cycling coaches, instructors and other industry experts who offer specialized learning opportunities. Payment instructions are included in each calendar event, so there are no surprises.

Members, YOUR part is this ...

• Maintain your bike. Worse than having mechanical issue on a ride is realizing you could have prevented it. Have your bike inspected and tuned-up regularly by a bike mechanic.(Western Bikeworks in NW Portland is our sponsor - members get 20% discount off parts. Roll into a store or make an appointment today, 503-342-9985.)

• Assume responsibility for your own safety: Wear a helmet (NHTSA fit instructions (https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/8019_fitting-a-helmet.pdf)). Carry a phone, flat repair kit, water and snacks - every ride. Obey the laws governing bicyclists (Oregon Bicyclist Manual (https://www.oregon.gov/odot/programs/tdd%20documents/oregon-bicyclist-manual.pdf)). Leave your earbuds at home. Maintain your bike.

• RSVP to calendar events you plan to attend and read leader updates in the "Comments" section.

• Un-RSVP when your plans change. Super important - please respect your leader's time by un-RSVP'ing. Download the Meetup app (https://www.meetup.com/apps/) to make it easy.

More About Us:

We invite women of various bicycling abilities to come into a community of girlfriends where we strive to:

• Create a women-friendly, supportive cycling community for beginners and experienced riders to practice their skills and enjoy biking with girlfriends. We encourage you to ride just for fun or to further develop and strengthen your skills. And we love helping you reach your stretch goals!

• Offer true-beginners a training path to riding skillfully, safely and confidently. First-timers and "Nervous Nellies" are especially welcome. Check our the "Getting Started on Bike Paths" and "Road Biking 101 clinics"!

• Help experienced and beginner cyclists improve their skills to promote good bike handling, safe riding and self-sufficiency through demonstrations, on-ride lessons and training clinics.

• Give more experienced cyclists a place to give back by sharing what they have learned, leading bike rides or simply coming alongside junior bicyclists to encourage and support them.

Follow us by clicking on these links:

• Facebook (public) page (http://www.Facebook.com/RideLikeAGirlCycling)

• Facebook (private) group (http://www.Facebook.com/groups/507884155989024)

• RLAG Blog (http://www.RideLikeAGirl-Cycling.com)

• Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ridelikeagirlcycling/).

We are delighted you found us and look forward to meeting you.

Carolyn Jen
Founder & Girlfriend in Charge
ridelikeapdxgirl@gmail.com
503-913-3534

Upcoming events (5+)

RLAG Friends Rides - Mondays, casual & social rides - approx 25-35 mi.

Sellwood Riverfront Parking Lot

DESCRIPTION: These are casual, social rides. We will gather each week at the same time and place. This spring we will ride on the Trolley Trail with various return routes and added loops. Depends on how we all feel that day. If appropriate we can divide the group in two, by distance or speed, since we have two leaders. The routes are basically flat, with some long railroad grades, ups and downs. Toward summer we will add more hills for fun and variety. Come join us! I hope this time and location will fit your schedule. Arrive early so you will be ready to ride on time; rides leave at the posted time. WHO IS THIS RIDE FOR? Beginners and Bike path lovers are welcome. Social, we will never be in a hurry. RIDE DIFFICULTY: • Roadways: Bike Paths, bike lanes and occasional low traffic city streets. • Pace: Relaxed (8-11 MPH) working toward Social (12-14 MPH) • Terrain: Flat+some hills SWEEPER: No sweeper but no one left behind. We will stop on request by any rider. We will not do a lengthy stop before the end. There are coffee shops and food carts and lots of places to eat in Sellwood after the ride. RESTROOMS AT THE START: Yes, Poorly maintained porta-potty at the start and a regular clean bathroom in Milwaukie along the way. RIDE LEADER: Doni (reach me via Meetup or by email at [masked] 1 hour before or after the ride. BRING: *a positive attitude. • Bring water • snacks (and please do not skip meals on the day of a ride) • ID • cell phone REQUIRED: Helmet, flat repair kit (inner tube, tire levers, pump or CO2). No ear buds. Your bike must be in good working order. All riders need to sign a waiver. WEATHER: Generally, we don't ride when temp is too cold, heavy rain, high wind or very stormy conditions. We DO ride in gray/drizzly/light rain. ALWAYS check back for updates ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE. On iffy weather days a message will be sent by 8 a.m. to confirm ride. Messages will not be sent or read within the hour before the ride.

Cascade Locks to Multnomah Falls 28 miles

Cascade Locks

TITLE: Cascade Locks to Multnomah Falls 28 miles Meet by the Port of Cascade Locks Building 427 SW Portage Rd, in the Cascade Locks Marina Park DESCRIPTION: Ride will start in Cascade Locks and ride the Columbia River Hwy Trail and access road to Multnomah Falls where we have a break, then return via the access road and path. We will meet at the Cascade Locks Marine Park by the Port of Cascade Locks Community Center (white building). We can have lunch at the nearby Thunder Island Brew Co. after our ride. Guys welcome if invited by an RLAG member. We're doing this route in reverse of the usual direction. I plan to do this again this season with more miles and climbs. Arrive early; rides leave at the posted time. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30013192 WHO IS THIS RIDE FOR? We'll make this a social to moderate ride to just get out and enjoy the path. Be comfortable riding with some traffic and no bike lanes on the access road and be willing to carry your bike up and down some stairs. There is a track by the stairs to push your bike up/down with your control. RIDE DIFFICULTY: • Roadways: Combination of multi use path and rural access roads without bike lanes and some traffic. • Pace - Social to Moderate(12-16 MPH): Stop as needed, • Terrain: - Flat w/ short hills: Gently rolling terrain SWEEPER: No sweeper regroup at turns RESTROOMS AT THE START: at RV Camp, Marina, Restaurant RIDE LEADER: Evy Savage message me thru meetup BRING: Money for food stops • Bring water • Snacks (Do not skip meals on the day of a ride) • ID • cell phone REQUIRED: Helmet, flat repair kit (inner tube, tire levers, pump or CO2). No ear buds. Your bike must be in good working order. All riders need to sign a waiver. WEATHER: ALWAYS check back for updates ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE. Changes will be posted IN COMMENTS (below) no later than 2 hours before the start time.

RLAG Monday Friends Rides - NEW ROUTE JUST FOR TODAY - 9 or 23 miles

DESCRIPTION: These are casual, social rides. JUST FOR TODAY, while JoAnn is gone, join me for a tour of westside parks & greenways. We will start at Cook Park in Tigard, ride to Tualatin City Park and Browns Ferry Park in Tualatin then back to Cook Park. This is about 9 miles. For those who wish to continue, we will connect to the Fanno Creek Trail near the Tigard Library and ride through Woodward Park and Greenway Park in Beaverton and back for 23 miles. The route is basically flat, with some street connections on low traffic streets or streets with bike lanes. Come join me! I hope this time and location will fit your schedule. For those of you who live on the eastside, perhaps someone can organize a carpool from Sellwood Park?? Arrive early so you will be ready to ride on time; rides leave at the posted time. ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29924004 I need to do a little tweeking to the route, but this gives you a good idea! WHO IS THIS RIDE FOR? Beginners and Bike path lovers are welcome. Social, we will never be in a hurry. RIDE DIFFICULTY: • Roadways: Bike Paths, bike lanes and occasional low traffic city streets. • Pace: Relaxed (8-11 MPH) working toward Social (12-14 MPH) • Terrain: Flat+some hills SWEEPER: No sweeper, but will regroup at turns. We will stop on request by any rider. We will make a coffee shop stop either in downtown Tigard or on Hall Blvd. on our way back to Cook Park. RESTROOMS AT THE START: Yes, and on the route as needed. RIDE LEADER: Shelley C. [masked] BRING: *a positive attitude. • Bring water • snacks (and please do not skip meals on the day of a ride) • ID • cell phone * cash for coffee stop REQUIRED: Helmet, flat repair kit (inner tube, tire levers, pump or CO2). No ear buds. Your bike must be in good working order. All riders need to sign a waiver. WEATHER: Generally, we don't ride when temp is too cold, heavy rain, high wind or very stormy conditions. ALWAYS check back for updates ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE. On iffy weather days a message will be sent by 8 a.m. to confirm ride. Messages will not be sent or read within the hour before the ride.

NSF..Not So Fast.. M & M: Timber 53 miles

Banks-Vernonia State Trail Trailhead

This ride is exactly like the M & M Timber ride but a more moderate pace and an earlier start. We will begin on the Banks Vernonia Trail and after warming up we'll ride the gradual up hill trail at a moderate pace. After reaching Vernonia we'll ride on Timber Road then on to Hwy 6 back to Banks. Our plan is to meet up with the faster group somewhere on Timber Road and ride Hwy 6 together back to Banks. Here is the route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30076165 WHO IS THIS DESIGNED FOR? This ride is designed for Intermediate plus riders who are looking for a good workout/training ride; and can sustain a pace of 14-16 MPH on the flats (everyone climbs at their own pace). Riders should be prepared to climb and feel comfortable on rural roads and highways. RIDE DIFFICULTY: • Roadways: Primarily Rural Roads (no bike lanes, vehicles & trucks) • Pace - Moderate (14-16 MPH on the flats) • Terrain: - Flat + gradual climbs + steeper climbs and descents of various lengths and grades SWEEPER: No sweeper regroup at turns RESTROOMS AT THE START: Yes and along the route until Vernonia RIDE LEADER: Louise Gillis[masked] BRING: • Bring water • Bring food.....we will not be stopping at a designated place for lunch and we will be burning lots of calories so bring plenty to eat. We will stop for a few short breaks along the way. Please eat a good breakfast before the ride and it's a good idea to have snack ready after the ride. • ID • cell phone REQUIRED: Helmet (no more than 5 yrs old, recommended), flat repair kit (inner tube, tire levers, pump or CO2). No ear buds. Your bike must be in good working order. If you have a flat or mechanical issue, we may be able to help you, but not always. Please be prepared with a well-running bike. All riders need to sign a waiver. WEATHER: Generally, we don't ride in heavy rain. ALWAYS check back for updates ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE. Changes will be posted IN COMMENTS (below) no later than 2 hours before the start time.

Past events (892)

FLASH RIDE! Marine Drive to Troutdale, 28 miles

2900 NE Marine Dr

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