“All women. Two wheels. One community.”

Ride Date: Saturday, August 26th

BAC is proud to feature the Cowbelle Classic Ride, our annual women’s only cycling event and the only one of its kinds in our area. Women of all abilities are invited to ride in a non-competitive social environment on the beautiful country roads of Sugar Grove, NC. By providing mentoring for new riders, we are expanding the community of women cyclists in our region. Each year, the ride includes three route options of varying lengths and difficulty: 15 miles, 20 miles, 35 miles, or 65 miles. The ride is designed to accommodate riders who are relatively new to cycling, as well as more advanced riders who are interested in riding the longer and more challenging routes.

The Cowbelle Classic Ride 2023 is scheduled for Saturday, August 26th!

And this year, we’re partnering directly with our friends at Watauga County Parks & Recreation to help make the ride a success.


$35 for active  BAC Members (Join Us!) **
$50 for non-BAC Members

** In order to receive the ride discount, BAC Membership cannot be lapsed. Please check the status of your membership with BAC.

Ride-Time Schedule & Event Parking on Saturday, August 26th

For our registered riders, please see times below regarding when riders will leave to start their rides!
Rides start and end at Old Cove Creek School on Dale Adams Rd. in Sugar Grove, NC

65 Mile Riders … Ride starts at 8:00am
35 Mile Riders … Ride starts at 8:10am
20 Mile Riders … Ride starts at 8:20am
15 Mile Riders … Ride starts at 8:30am

Riders should park at the Western Watauga Community Center at 1081 Old US Hwy 421, Sugar Grove, NC 28679, just beside Old Cove Creek School.
Additional / Overflow parking is available in the parking lot at Skyline SkyBest along Georges Gap Rd., Sugar Grove, NC 28679, right beside Wrens Nest Garden Center.
Riders can park and then ride the short distance over to the start line.

Want to scope out the routes beforehand?

We’ll be offering the traditional 15 mile route, 20 mile route, 35 mile route, and 65 mile route. Each route increases in difficulty with added elevation and distance. Plan out your rides via our routes on MapMyRides by visiting the links provided, or check out each route map below!

Download a PDF of the Route Maps

15 Miles  | 20 Miles 35 Miles 65 Miles

The Cowbelle Training Challenge!

Thanks to our partnership with Watauga County Parks & Recreation, this year we’re also offering the Cowbelle Training Challenge! Every 2nd and 4th Friday at 5:30pm at the Recreation Center, you can join other women preparing for the Cowbelle Ride for indoor spin classes.

Registration is required! Sign up for the next ride via our Events Site.