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International Womens Day Ride

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY TOGETHER WE RIDE 2023: A bike ride for equality, inclusion and positive social change.


Use YOUR VOICE with the bike as a medium for equity, unity and change.

Ride for INCLUSION and EQUALITY as we all pedal forward TOGETHER.

What:  To celebrate the achievements, persistence and future of women around the world by doing a bike ride in honor of International Women’s Day.  Let’s ride together as we strive to promote gender balance in the world, raise awareness against bias and spread the word about this impactful day.  International Women’s Day is every year on March 8th (FVBSC will be riding on Saturday, March 11th)

Distance:  24K (15 miles) averaging 13-15 MPH (stopping to regroup), no drop, shorter distance options


Who:  EVERYONE is invited to the bike party!  All ages, all genders, LGBTQ+, non-binary, agender individuals, all religions, all worldviews, all political views, all cultures, all countries…EVERYONE!  

  We will ride together 15 miles outdoors, but if you cannot make it, ride anywhere (Ride your stationary bike that is in your house, your Peloton, your spin classs, around your block!) Just Ride!

Type of bike:  Any bike works, e-bikes included!  We will average 13-15 MPH pace.

Details:  This is a FREE event.  Ride your bike, take some photos and share either via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and/or Strava your adventure to spread your sunshine.  #IWD2023 #EmbraceEquity #TogetherWeRide1

The following 4 sites have been set up to share your adventure, ride summaries and photos, you can also share via our email at if you do not want to share via any of these. We would love to hear from you!


Facebook Public Group: International Women’s Day Together We Ride Bike Ride

Instagram #togetherweride1

Twitter @TogetherWeRide4

15-mile Route (NEW! as of 7:00am Sat.)
(Note: Due to the recent weather we reduced the distance and avoided the Fox River Trail due to the potential of slippery conditions. Dress warm and hope you can join us.).


Route Details:  Liberal use of neighborhood streets and paved bike paths with the goal of avoiding the busy roads.

OPTIONAL POST-RIDE GATHERING - Riverside Pizza & Pub, 142 W. Wilson, Batavia, IL

Here is the official commemorative 2023 International Women’s Day Together We Ride Persistence Patch of Honor:

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Batavia River Walk Meet in Parking Lot at Houston and Island
100 N Island Ave
Batavia, IL  60510

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Pat Sweeney
8477785128 (p)
Special Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee