Take a stand to support women's cycling in Australia. The Ascent is the only dedicated women-only cycle event.

The Ascent is a women's only cycling event run by Victoria's Bicycle Network, that takes a stand on female diversity in cycling with a goal that women become 50% of all cyclist on the road in Australia. Held on closed roads, the fully supported event will be held in one of Victoria’s most well-loved riding destinations - The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, and will include the region's best cycle climbs, including the iconic 1 in 20.

Bicycle Network have gone the extra step in ensuring that traffic management and on-route support, all elements of The Ascent, have been planned with women in mind following its inaugural event during 2016. 

However, as Bicycle Network is a non-profit organisation, they need more than just verbal support, but financial support. Through crowdfunding, the organisation needs to raise $195,000 or secure 2,000 event entries to cover the costs of running The Ascent ride. 

Event Details:

When: Sunday 23 April 2017

Cost: 40km - $69 or 100km - $159 (w/ 70km shortcut opt.)

Cycle Route: Click here to see the Cycle Route

Accommodation: Click here to find your Accommodation options

For more information or to pledge your support for The Ascent be sure to check out the official Bicycle Network website. Help turn the 50/50 dream into a reality.