Join MC3 on July 20th for a must-do road ride that combines two of the best cycling events of the summer: the Rapha Women’s 100 and the Tour de Cahaba. We’ll be posting specific meet-up details within a week or two of the event (but plan for an 7 a.m. start, if not earlier to beat the heat). We’ll post updates here and on our Facebook page, and also on Twitter and Instagram @RideMC3.
What is the Rapha Women’s 100?
Rapha, a London-based maker of elegant road-riding apparel, is encouraging the growth of women’s cycling by organizing the second annual Rapha Women’s 100. On Sunday 20th July 2014, thousands of women around the world will ride 100km in hundreds of local rides. Last year, 4,000 women participated, and this year we aim to double that. Bring a friend and share your love of the sport!
What is the Tour de Cahaba?
Also on July 20th, the annual Tour de Cahaba is a fun social ride with 20-mile, 50-mile, and 70-mile routes and great rest stops at Cahaba Cycles shops around Birmingham. Here is the link to the Cahaba cycles page where they list the details about the ride. Cahaba charges a mere $10, a portion of which will be donated to tornado relief. MC3 will be doing the full 70-mile route as a group. Anna Carrigan will be leading this ride-within-a-ride. No woman left behind!
Sounds fun! How do I sign up?
- Register on the official Rapha Women’s 100 page.
- Please RSVP on the MC3 Facebook event page so we will have an idea of how many ladies will be joining us.
- Bring $10 to register on the day of the event.
- Stay tuned for updates on the MC3 Facebook event page and follow MC3 on Twitter and Instagram:@RideMC3
What should I bring?
- Wear your MC3 jersey or Cahaba Cycles jersey
- Helmet mandatory
- Two water bottles filled with a sports drink (there will be refill stops along the way)
- Sunglasses and sunscreen highly recommended
- Spare tube
What if I can’t hang?
The point of this ride is a social ride, a celebration of women riding together. No woman will be left behind. The group, especially if it is big, may split up into sub-groups that ride at different speeds. That’s fine! But there will be a ride leader accompanying the most casually-paced group, so no chix will be left behind. If you’ve never ridden a metric century before, you couldn’t ask for a more supportive (and supported) environment.