Two things have conspired to make the Little Red Riding Hood one of the hottest rides in Utah cycling: womens' rising interest in cycling and a rollicking party.
Little Red, which begins at 7 a.m. Saturday in the northern Cache County community of Lewiston, will have 3,700 riders, which organizers say is the largest women-only ride in the country.
Each winter, the Bonneville Cycling Club has a lottery because more women want to ride than the club — or the small town of Lewiston — can accommodate.
"I love the ride," said Deanna Byck of Ogden, who was the top fundraiser as of Thursday morning, with $3,100 pledged. "I love it because it's a beautiful valley and you're riding with 3,000 women and it's so much fun."