Who We Are
Magic City Cycle Chix (MC3) is a grass-roots group of like-minded, bike-minded gals who love cycling and live in or near Birmingham, Ala. Founded in January 2011 by a two-wheeled mama who wanted to meet other women on wheels, we started as a simple Facebook group that’s growing at a viral pace. We are roadies, mountain bikers, cruisers, cyclocross racers, and moms towing toddlers in bike trailers up hills that crush some dudes. We are beginners, racers, social riders, and commuters. We ride together for safety, for support, and most of all, for fun.
Building courage, confidence, and community, two wheels at a time. We connect and support women who ride bikes by providing a friendly social network, regular girls-only rides, skill-building events, and a non-competitive environment. We believe biking is good for your health and good for your soul, and it’s not just about being active; it’s about having fun.
Through our private Facebook group (where posts are not visible to lurking non-members), we share updates on news, group rides, events, deals, gear, and relevant tips women cyclists need to know (like paceline Dos and Don’ts, trail etiquette, etc.) We aim to host at least one women-only, beginner-friendly ride every week (road and mountain), and occasional social mixers.
Partners and Symbiotic Groups
As a “non-denominational” group, we aim to unite women who race for and support all of our local bike shops, because we believe that getting more women on bikes is good for the entire Birmingham cycling community. However, we would like to give special acknowledgment and thanks to partner Cahaba Cycles for their support of our inaugural MC3 Women’s MTB Clinic series. We have a symbiotic relationship with the Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers (BUMP), who are responsible for the growing network of trails in and around Birmingham, as well as great events including the nationally renowned Bump-N-Grind race.