Ride Like A Girl Cycling

Learn ~ Laugh ~ Love it!


Ride Like A Girl Cycling exists to help women discover the joy of bicycling. We invite women of various bicycling abilities in the area of Portland, Oregon to come into a community of girlfriends where we strive to:

•  Create a women-friendly, supportive cycling community for beginners, intermediates and “RLAG graduates” to practice their skills and enjoy “Girlfriend Rides.” Ride just for fun or to further develop and strengthen your skills.

• Offer true-beginners a training path to riding skillfully, safely and confidently. First-timers and “Nervous Nellies” are especially welcome.

• Build basic skills to promote good bike handling, safe riding and self-sufficiency through demonstrations, on-ride lessons and training clinics.  This 4-part beginner series begins in the spring and continues through the fall.

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


Learn, laugh, and you will soon be among those of us who love it!

Try, Join, Take Advantage: We encourage you to take advantage of a 60-day trial and then invite you to become a member for $25. Benefits include:

  • 20% off purchases at Western Bikeworks (Portland, OR) in-store and online (some exclusions apply).
  • $40 off bike fit services at Western Bikeworks.
  • Free “girlfriend rides” hosted by trained ride leaders
  • Access to other free and pay-for training clinics and services to improve your cycling and mechanical skills. Examples include: flat tire repair, creating a route, road biking 101, etc.
  • Opportunities to ride local biking events as a team or organize with other girlfriends who want to ride together.
  • Exclusive access to our local Facebook Group to connect with RLAG Cycling women within our local community.

Sign up for a 60-day free trial at www.Meetup.com/RLAGcycling.


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10 thoughts on “Membership

  1. I am interested, but would like to know more about rides. Are they held often? on weekends? Etc.

  2. I would like join without doing the 30 day trial because I want to take advantage of the bike fit at western bikeworks. How do I signup?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Erin, simply press the “Join” option in our Meetup site. You will not forfeit the 30 day free trial, it will be included in your membership!
      Once you officially join, you will receive instructions for getting Western Bikeworks discounts. Feel free to contact me directly if you have other questions. Carolyn 503-913-3534

  3. Hi! I have recently started road biking and am interested in joining a ladies cycling group! My one concern is that I am a type 1 diabetic and therefore may need to make several stops along the way to check my blood sugar and possibly treat it. Would this pose a problem riding with a group? Thank you!

    • Hi Shayna, I am impressed that you are looking to set physical goals for yourself in spite of your current health challenges. Let’s work together to see what is best for you and the group. Please contact me by phone so we can discuss your situation in more detail. You can reach me at 503-913-3534. I will have limited availability this week but Tuesday is almost wide open. If that doesn’t work, try me the week of April 17th. Carolyn Jen

  4. Hello, Your group cycled past me a few weeks ago in West Linn, shouted out the website name, and here I am checking it out.:) I am interested in joining a women’s cycling group. I started cycling this summer for first time and love it. I made the decision this week to try out clipless pedals and am having a heck of a time. Do you ever offer classes on transitioning to them? I noticed you had newbie rider classes this summer, and I’m sorry I missed out on those. I may be too new to cycling do the clipless. Looking for a little advice. Cheers, Debbie

    • Hi Debbie, what a fun way to meet 🙂 We are a friendly and welcoming group for newbies and women getting started road biking. Clipless pedals can be tricky. It takes practice and sometimes just training yourself to unclip at least one block in advance of your intended stopping place can help. In addition, practicing clipping in and out (repeatedly, over and over and over) can be helpful to learning the technique so your brain can do it automatically when needed. We occasionally offer clipless pedal training clinics but nothing is currently on the schedule for this season, as biking activity often drops during the fall and winter. You can keep an eye on our calendar at Meetup.com/RLAGcycling/events for more info about what we are up to. We would love to have you join us sometime!

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