9 Awesome Womens Cycling Instagrams to Follow

Dru Ryan
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9 Awesome Womens Cycling Instagrams to Follow

It’s no secret women’s cycling receives considerably less attention and coverage than men’s — even though women’s cycling is often exciting and action-packed. A lack of television coverage makes it harder for fans to connect with the sport, especially compared to men’s cycling.  

However, the rise of social media allows participants — like these dynamic female personalities — to get a flavor of the excitement of the sport. Here are nine Instagram accounts worthy of a follow:

Coryn Rivera, Cyclist, @corynrivera

Freshly minted U.S. road champion Rivera has won 72 national championships. The Los Angeles-raised Filipina-American shares her journey from U.S. junior rider to becoming the first American winner of the Tour of Flanders.

Sophie Smith, Commentator, @sophiesmith86

In a male-dominated industry, Smith provides a unique voice as she covers races all over the world. On her Instagram, the Australian-born Smith shares her keen eye for architecture and good food, in addition to top-notch cycling images.

Valentina Höll,  Mountain Biker, @valihoell


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📸 @danielroosphotography

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Austrian rider Höll began racing at 3 years old and shares her mountain biking journey on her social media gallery. She is widely viewed as the future of women’s mountain biking — and her gallery gives a glimpse into her training and races.

Ashley Gruber, Photographer, @ashleygruber

You may not know her name, but you’ve seen her images. Gruber is one of the best cycling photographers in the world and will raise your knowledge of the sport just by following her account.

Ayesha McGowan, Cyclist, @ayesuppose

McGowan is on a quest to become the first professional African-American women’s cyclist. When not training or racing, Ayesha’s account shares her work spreading the joy of cycling to under-represented groups across the United States.

Hannah Grant, Chef, @dailystews

The subject of a new documentary and author of a new book “Eat, Race, Win,” Grant shares what it takes to feed a professional bike team during the Tour de France.

Lizzie Deignan, Cyclist, @l_deginan


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Loving my new bike 😍 slow but happy! #emonda #31weekspregnant #fitpregnancy #cotedazur

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Deignan (nee Armistead) is a former road world champion and one of the most vocal critics of wage disparity in women’s cycling. She is expecting her first child this year, and her recent posts document her life away from pro cycling because we know women can do it all.  

Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado, Cyclist, @ceylinalvarado


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‘Getting closer’💭💩 #latetbt • • • 📸: @trailruntom_photo

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One of the top junior racers in Europe, 20-year-old Alvarado shares her life on and off the bike. Armed with a bike mechanic who takes amazing photos, her gallery boasts lots of cycling and fashion coverage.

Phoebe Lewis, Soigneur, @phoebeerikams

The life of a professional soigneur (someone who does everything from massage to running errands) means you rarely stay in one place for very long. Lewis’ travels give a unique look into professional cycling and some cute dog pictures, too.

About the Author

Dru Ryan
Dru Ryan
Dru teaches indoor cycling at Equinox in Washington, D.C. His History of Hip-Hop classes at George Mason University and brief deejay career in the Bronx are two big reasons why his playlists are unique. Ryan‘s cycling claim to fame is having the former road world champion, Peter Sagan, comment on an Instagram photo. Follow Dru (drucyles) on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.


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