The 2017 Velo de Femme, presented by:
Life Elements, who have created a range of natural body products, wipes and healing honey products that leave you feeling great without harsh chemicals.
FloraVelo, who's women's cycling jerseys have finally given women cyclists a range of stylish, feminine and practical jerseys.
The Velo de Femme is a beautiful course offering women cyclists a chance to take part in a ride together over 49 or 33 miles. A 'no rider left behind' policy is in place and there will also be opportunities to get coaching and riding tips from our partner bike store Best Bike Zone.
The ride is fully supported, with a rest stop at a partner winery and a visit to Templeton Farmers Market on the way back. Any purchases from the Farmers Market that are too large for a jersey pocket can be placed in our GWBR Delivery Zone for delivery back to the Rally.
SATURDAY MAY 27, 2017. PASO ROBLES FAIRGROUNDS . START TIME 9AM
A CHOICE OF TWO FULLY MARKED ROUTES
LA GRANDE ROUTE. 49 MILES . 2,000 FEET
LA PETITE ROUTE. 33 MILES . 1,250 FEET
Note - both rides go within a few miles of Star Farms so you have the option to ride the Velo de Femme as far a the winery stop
then join family who have participated in the Star Farms Bike Train.
There will be a rest stop at mile 27.5 at La Vigne Winery
For those doing La Grande Route there will also be an optional stop at the Templeton Farmers Market where you may purchase produce and leave it at our designated GWBR drop off point for collection and delivery to the Fairgrounds.
The route is supported by our wonderful group of women from Team Chain Gang and Best Bike Zone. There will be support vehicles out on the road and ride leaders to look after you along the way. The ride has a no rider left behind policy so don't worry what your cruising speed is, someone will have your back!
Post ridE awards
Join us at The Hub after the ride where there will be an award ceremony for various achievements or stand out performances during the Velo de Femme. You don't have to be fast but you do have to be noticed for something. It might be an overwhelming desire to finish, a bright smile, a helping hand to another rider or just a wicked personality or crazy outfit!
PACKET PICK UP, START TIMES & LOGISTICS
Registration: 7.30 am - 8.45 am .
Start time: 9am
Start location: Please meet at the Velo de Femme banner in the main quad area outside The Hub.
Achievement awards: 1.30 pm at The Hub
Great Western Bicycle Rally participants
Fully registered Rally participants take part in the Velo de Femme at no extra charge. Please stop in and register for the ride event if you are a full Rally participant. This helps us know how many riders to expect at the rest stop.