In response to an exciting number of women expressing an interest in increasing their participation in mountain biking, a monthly Women’s Social Ride (including trans and femme) has been added to the Rocky Riders Calendar. These rides will focus on creating a supportive, inclusive and encouraging environment, connecting with other women and spending time in our beautiful local surrounds.
The first ride on Sunday 13 June will sample the Baco trails in the Walmer State Forest. Assemble at the carpark at the corner of Daws Road and Daltons Road, Castlemaine (up the hill from the Pony Club) for a 9am start time.
The Women’s Social rides are targeted at a beginner skill level, conducted at a gentle pace and have a duration of approximately 1.5 hours. There will be a “no drop” policy – no one will be left behind, with one of two ride leaders at the back of the group. There will be an option to follow the ride with a catch up at a local café. Women with intermediate/advanced mountain biking experience are welcome to come along to contribute to the supportive environment.
Please note this is not a skills clinic and riders must be self-sufficient with food, water and spares. You must have a well maintained mountain bike and well fitted helmet that meets Australian standards.
A Rocky Riders (or other AusCycling) membership is recommended so you are covered by insurance while riding. An insurance waiver can be signed on the day if required.
In order to manage numbers of riders in line with Covid restrictions please register your attendance via email:
If you have any questions regarding the ride get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org