Evelyn Hill Cycling will host She-Bikes, its first charity bicycle ride for women, at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 21. The ride begins and ends at the Evelyn Hill Cycling shop at 685 Kenyon Avenue in Rosenhayn. Riders will have a choice of 20-mile, 35-mile or 50-mile routes on rural roads in Cumberland and Salem counties. The terrain is flat to rolling hills.
The cost for the ride is $60 and includes a ride T-shirt, on-road “sag” support during the ride, and a rest stop with homemade baked goods. The woman-run Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine food truck will be on site, and there will be music and prizes at the end of the ride. Evelyn Hill Cycling women’s clothing will also be for sale.
Proceeds from the ride will benefit the Salem County Women’s Shelter. Riders are also asked to bring a personal care item for women at the shelter.
“We started our cycling club five years ago as a way for local women to get fit, have fun, and socialize,” said Evelyn Hill Cycling owner Barbara Kornbluh. “This ride is an opportunity for women to share a great time and support other women.”
To register for the ride, go to bikereg.com/she-bikes.
The club currently holds weekly rides on Saturday mornings, then adds Monday and Thursday evening rides throughout the summer. The EZ-Monday rides, typically around 10 miles, are perfect for beginners or those just getting back into cycling. Saturday rides are typically around 20 miles, or whatever the group decides to do.
“The motto for our club is everyone rides, and no one rides alone,” Kornbluh said. “We adjust our rides based on the fitness level of those attending.”
More information on the club and its rides are on the Evelyn Hill Cycling Club Facebook page, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Evelyn Hill Cycling Club on a Saturday ride in 2022.
Photo provided by Evelyn Hill Cycling Club