All-Female Boston Bikes and Bites Festival Returning to Boston

The event features a day of cycling, music, and food featuring popular chefs, Jody Adams and Joanne Chang.

Photo by Samantha Carey

Photo by Samantha Carey

The largest biking event for women in New England, the Boston Bikes and Bites Women’s Bike Ride and Festival, will return to Boston on July 18, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday.

The event features three group bike rides (10, 30, and 50 miles), food prepared by local chefs, and musical acts.

“We are excited to announce the return of Boston Bikes and Bites,” said Mayor Walsh in a statement. “This event promotes a healthier and more vibrant Boston, bringing communities together to participate in a festive and unifying event. I hope many women throughout New England will join us for this annual event.”

The rides will start and end at Daisy Field and travel along the Emerald Necklace in Jamaica Plain, with a rest stop at the Powisset Farm in Dover. Along the way, riders will enjoy “bites” prepared by local chefs Jody Adams, Joanne Chang, Rachel Klein, Jennifer Park, Seta Dakessian, and Mary Bandereck. The event will also feature music by Zili Misik, an all-female band performing African, Caribbean, and American soul, and clinics for bike maintenance and lessons in riding for beginners.

Registration ($25) is required ($35 after May 25th), with discounts available for low-income Boston residents. Registration is open now at