La Course Recon Ride

Can't ride with the pros in France? No worries—we have a special ride for you. Celebrate La Course by Le Tour de France by joining the global women's cycling community for a ride on July 15th and 16th.


La Course

One of the biggest days on the Women's World Tour road calendar is almost here—La Course by Le Tour de France. This year sees the race move from the cobbles of the Champs-Élysées and into the mountains for one day, with a time trial on the following day. And while time trials are challenging, it’s the mountains that get us excited—which is why this year’s Recon Ride gets our legs all twitchy.

For the Recon Ride (July 15-16), we’re challenging you to ride a total of 1,095 meters (3,592 feet) in elevation, which is the equivalent of riding the biggest climb of the day, the Col d’Izoard. While the women of the pro peloton will do this climb in just under 14km, you are free to get your elevation gain over any distance you please. It can be multiple rides, or one big one—just as long as you accumulate that elevation.

There are two ways to do the ride: 1) By registering for our Strava Challenge on the 15th and 16th of July, or 2) Taking part in an awesome group ride, led by one of our Specialized Women’s Ambassadors.

The Strava Challenge

Celebrate La Course by Le Tour de France with a Recon Ride held on your home turf. On Sunday, July 20th, the fastest women on the planet will tackle a 67-kilometer race, which finishes with a climb up the Col d’Izoard. And while you can’t ride alongside the fiercely competitive Boels-Dolmans team to the top, you can definitely rope in a few of your friends to get out there and do a quad-busting, La Course-inspired route of your own before race day.

Be creative, challenge yourself, and don't forget to have the time of your life.

Your Local Group Ride

We're partnering with Specialized Women’s Ambassadors to deliver the ride experience of your life. The route chosen will be unique to the surrounding area of the ambassador, and be lead by them. Finishers will get a limited-edition pair of Recon Ride socks for completing a local group ride. Spaces and supplies are limited, so find a ride below and let them know you’re interested in joining.

Los Angeles, CA       
San Francisco, CA       
Jupiter, FL       
Atlanta, GA       
Bozeman, MT       
Las Vegas, NV       
Austin, TX