WOMEN

Women represent a growing part of BBB bunch.Come and join us!

BECAUSE WOMEN CAN!

BBB rides are independent of gender.
You chose your group according to your speed, skills or mood of the day.

I prefer riding in a mixed group rather than just with women. It’s more fun, we learn more from each other. I was initially intimidated when I was the only girl. With time I realised my issues were not about gender but the different level of abilities“, Tania

FAQ - WOMEN @ BBB

BBB currently offers mixed gender groups. If you want to join a women only ride, please check out the options with our fellow riders of WMN Ride.

There are different groups with different speeds. If unsure about yours and/or it is your first group ride, register with the social group B to start with.

BBB organises road and gravel outings. Road rides can be done with gravel bikes, though if you want to go faster you better go lighter! 

Some groups tend to have more women than others and although we cannot guarantee how many girls there will be in your group we can assure you we are a friendly bunch and will be there for you!

Your bike, basic repair kit (pump and inner tube), lights (particularly if riding in winter), appropriate cycling wear including helmet and no underwear (it is not a joke!). In terms of hydration: water and some sort of isotonic drink (a home made example: water, sugar, some salt, lemon or orange juice to give flavour and bicarbonate of soda of you wish). In terms of food: something to munch on, energy bars, compote, ‘tartine’, dry fruits … whatever you prefer and works for you.

We recommend you to use a padded cycling lycra as BBB rides are longer than just commuting rides. A comfortable saddle and adjusted to the right height and distance from the handle bars would help to have the appropriate posture.

Whether male or female, some cyclists use and some don’t use cream. There are different brands and preferences and the purpose of using it is to avoid skin chafing, which is commonly caused by a combination of friction, moisture and irritating fabric.

Check the group you are registering for, most of them are no drop … we won’t leave you! Our road captains and other fellow cyclists are regularly checking that everybody is in the group rather than lost in the fields.

No worries : we all do ! BBB is an inclusive club and totally aware that we are no machines but humans… and humans do need pee breaks when they ride their bikes as well. So if you need a little sanitary break, don’t be shy and inform your road captain. Behind a bush, in a “cathy cabine”, in a cafe… no one will mind or stare and everybody gets that girls might require some more privacy.
 
BBB try it, you will be addicted to it!
I arrived a year ago in BXL during COVID time, knowing nobody, teleworking, being lost in this big city and BBB saved me. 
I felt warmly welcome during the Sunday rides, I met people from all over the world, had a lot of fun, sore legs, drunk beers, discovered wonderful routes, received advice to improve my skills, had punctures, helped, was helped,…
I love our Wednesdays Go Gravel, I discovered lovely/strange/surprising places! I’m always muddy and like a wild boar at the end but : WTF it’s so goood!!! Come with us!!! 
It’s not just for men and I heard that mud is good for the skin. I can say that I’m a proud and more than happy BBB member.”, Marianne
Me? In a CyclingClub? You must be kidding!
I started considering riding as a sport during the lock down, like many people, and became totally keen on road cycling. My husband discovered the BBB club and encouraged me to join. I was really sceptical at the beginning as I thought that I was too inexperienced, not strong enough, not fast enough… you name it. From the very first ride, the beginner that I was felt very welcomed and encouraged by more experienced riders which has been helping me to progress and gain confidence on the bike ever since. And as a bonus : the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.
Me… a member of the BBB? Definitely! “, Marie-Cécile
By the time I joined the BBB, there were already plenty of women members of the club, so gender has not been an issue. On Sundays, we’re all just cyclists, enjoying fun rides. The BBB also offer other opportunities to learn and develop as a cyclist, like a day at a vélodrome. Riding around with the racing team was a challenge but also one of my favourite experience so far”, Céline
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