MIVA Women’s 100 event information… Written By Mike McCarney on May 24, 2017 MIVA Women’s 100 Who – Over 10,000 women around the world, including the women of MIVA! (See #womens100 hashtag on social media) What – The Rapha Women’s 100 is a global challenge inviting female cyclists around the world to ride 100 km or more on the same day. It’s not a race. On this day, MIVA will be hosting a female-only group ride in Nanaimo called the “MIVA Women’s 100” When – The ride will take place on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Start times will vary: 8:00AM (easy), 8:30AM (moderate) and 9AM (fast). Where – Approximate route will be the MIVA Spring Challenge (North) route shown here: https://www.strava.com/routes/8431338 but a final route map will be available prior to the event. Why – Riding bikes is fun. Plus the Rapha100 would provide a goal for the Monday night riders to work towards together. Having a local option means less travel time for those with busy schedules. How – Riders would be expected to sign up in advance, but the only cost to MIVA members would be for the social afterwards. A waiver, similar to the Monday night rides, will be required. The group would be split into 3, with each subgroup having an ambassador assigned. Ambassadors will be seasoned cyclists familiar with the route, safety considerations and will be prepared to ensure that the ride proceeds in a “no-drop” format. Support, including snacks, water, washrooms could be provided at the mid-point. Options for a post-ride social are being investigated and details will follow. For more information, please feel free to contact Janna Gillick or Kiyomi Schultz.