FTWNB Led Cycling Events

With recent announcements from UCI banning transgender women from competing in the women’s category during races, we wanted to uplift events doing the amazing work to create spaces for the FTWNB community. 

Here is a list of femme, trans, women, and non-binary led cycling events to support, follow, and attend. 

This is not a comprehensive list by any means, so please add FTWNB led cycling events that should be recognized in the comments.

GRIT MTB Festival


Fayetteville, AR
Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2023

Grit MTB Festival, “Grit Fest,” is a 3-day MTB festival for Trans men and women, cis women, and non-binary riders of all abilities and backgrounds. 

The Truffle Shuffle


Stillwater, OK
Oct 28 – 29, 2023

We believe bike racing is for everyBODY, and we mean it! New to bike events, nervous about bigger races, or just curious? The Truffle Shuffle is the perfect place to spin your wheels, make some new pals, and get down with the bike community! 

Roam Fest


Fruita, CO
Sep 22 – 24, 2023
*multiple dates/locations

Roam Fest is a fun-first mtb festival that creates space for women, marginalized riders, & genderqueer femme folks to build community while riding in world class bike destinations.

The Black Foxes Den Retreat


Mulberry Gap, GA
Nov 9 – Nov 12, 2023

An off-road event led by eight unapologetically Black outdoorspeople to celebrate diversity in the activities of biking, running, and hiking.

Grounded NE


Roca, NE
June 28 – 30, 2024

A community-centric bike race, ride and festival just outside of Lincoln bringing us all together for a summer camp weekend..but, with bikes.

Rasputitsa Dirt


Northeast Kingdom, VT
2024 TBA

Rasputitsa transcends the realm of a mere gravel cycling race; it embodies a homegrown, self-supported endeavor that tests the limits of the mind, body, and soul. It welcomes all individuals and all types of bicycles, fostering inclusivity and a shared passion for exploration.

RAR Chapters

20 Chapters across the U.S. and Australia
Events vary on the RAR Chapter

Established in 2021, the RAR Chapters program seeks to connect RAR communities at regional levels through hosting rides, events, and workshops for BIPOC and FTWN-B folks.  

To be clear, RAR Chapters will not attend events that have transphobic policies and will not support brands that endorse them.

Since 2017, our mission has been to create networks and programs to support FTWNB and BIPOC folks in cycling and the outdoors. UCI’s policy does not change our mission and only gives us more reason to continue what we’ve already been doing. Trans women are women and we are committed to keep doing the work to increase access, reduce barriers, and center voices for our community.

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