Photo Credit: Ethan Glading

Bike Racing has been historically dominated by men, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Illinois Cycling Association is dedicated to strengthening the representation of women on the roads, tracks, and trails of Illinois. Community spirit is strong among women cyclists, and the ICA is a gateway into that community. No rider is too new, or question too basic, for the the ICA to help find an answer.

We encourage women to come out and try racing, training rides, or the many charity rides in Illinois.

For more information, write to the acting ICA president by emailing

Also check out the following teams, blogs and calendars:
Chicago Women’s Elite Cycling
CWEC provides a sustainable cycling development program in which Chicagoland Women Category 1/2 racers compete effectively as a composite team in Pro races.

BFF Bikes Racing
Chicagoland Women’s Only Racing Team

Francine Haas
Francine is a longtime racer and women’s racing champion.

xXx Racing
Chicago Team xXx Racing’s Women’s Program.

Illinois Women Cyclists Meet-Up page
Calendar of events for women cyclists of all levels and abilities.