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Femme Fido

September 12, 2015 @ 8:00 am


Franklin TN – Femme Fido is a bicycle ride celebrating women and supporting local non-profit animal rescues.

This ride is an established event (Formerly Femme Fondo), in operation since 2005, and drawing between 200-400 women annually.  In 2015, Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue is partnering with Gran Fondo Cycles once again to organize the Femme Fido ride being held in beautiful Leiper’s Fork, TN.  This is a charity event supporting three well deserving local 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescues.  100% of all proceeds will be split evenly between Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue, Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue and Nashville Pittie.  This year’s ride will consist of approximately 20 and 50 mile distances starting and finishing in the “Spin Zone” providing food, fun and community presence.

Leiper’s Fork, TN, just outside Nashville

Hillsboro Elementary School 5412 Pinewood Road, Franklin, TN  37064

Distances Offered:

About 20 and 50 miles

Start Time:

8:00 am,

Packet pickup beginning at 6:30 am

We have a simple Registration process – you will not need to allow very much time.

ABOUT:  Nine years ago, a unique local bicycling event was created to give women a chance to ride together in support of the fight against breast cancer. Called Hope on Wheels, this annual ride raised money and awareness, and benefitted Nashville’s Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation. Though the foundation is now directing its efforts to other events, women bicyclists throughout Middle Tennessee continue to seek opportunities to ride together.
Femme Fido formally Femme Fondo provides that opportunity—a women’s ride in the tradition of Hope on Wheels. Femme Fido is a celebration of the joys of riding a bike for women. It is just that simple.
Femme Fondo was changed to Femme Fido in 2014.  After directing the race for 9 years, Vida Greer has decided to take a step back.  Femme Fido will continue to be sponsored by Gran Fondo Cycles along with Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue. The ride will give riders the opportunity to raise funds(or just ride) for local 501c3 Animal Rescues.   Each year 2 deserving rescues will be recipicents of the funds raised along with Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue.  With so many small rescues struggling to raise money the idea of Gran Fondo and Middle Trennessee Boxer Rescue giving back to other rescues would  AWESOME!!!   Gran Fondo employee Vida Greer served as HOW100 Event Director for the initial 5 years of the event’s history. Middle tennesee Boxer rescue board member Suzanna Dever will now be the aciting Event Director. Gran Fondo Cycles continues the tradition as the event promoter for Femme Fido.
According to former Femme Fondo Director, Vida Greer, “The time spent helping to create and direct Hope on Wheels was some of the most gratifying hard work of my life.  Every year, I was moved by the special spirit of hundreds of women, coming together to ride their bikes. I saw hundreds of women achieve what they’d never imagined they could. I watched new friendships blossom. I heard women encouraging each other up hills, over long miles, and in weather that wasn’t always perfect. I ride a lot, but there was always something unique about that day when our beautiful Middle Tennessee country roads were filled with women on their bikes. Gran fondo Cycles and Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue is committed to continuing the fantastic tradition of celebrating women on bikes and helping save the lives of animals.”


September 12, 2015
8:00 am
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