Ride Like a Girl 2015 Schedule

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Heading into its sixth year of offering FREE* mountain bike clinics to female riders seeking to develop and/or improve their bike handling skills, HMBP and NEMBA proudly announce the 2015 RIDE LIKE A GIRL schedule! Tried and true, this series brings together the best regional riders and certified coaches to inspire and instruct on some of the greatest trails in the northeast!

This women-helping-women, volunteer driven series teaches proper technique to improve bike handling skills in a fun and supportive environment. Rides are clinic based with a focus on skills development and trail application, no need to worry about pace and riding long distances. All sessions begin with a review of the fundamentals and run approximately 2.5 to 3 hours, depending upon how much fun we are having!

The series, designed with progression in mind, focuses on developing a solid foundation of fundamental bike handling skills that lead to more control and greater confidence on increasingly more technical terrain.

We believe CONTROL leads to CONFIDENCE, and confidence leads to COURAGE, the courage required to CHALLENGE the comfort zone and CONQUER more technical trail and features!\

*The clinics are free but you must be a NEMBA member.  Pre-registration is required. Please email Karen Eagan to register.

2015 Schedule:

Ride #1 Sat. May 2nd 10am NEMBA MBAS Fells Opener-Stoneham, MA     
Clinic Focus: Fundamental bike handling skills. Gain control and confidence with proper stance, weighting, cornering and braking techniques!

Ride #2 Sat. June 20th  10am NEMBAFEST-Burke, VT
Clinic Focus: Fundamental bike handling skills. Gain control and confidence with proper stance, weighting, cornering and braking techniques! Note: NEMBAfest registration required.

Ride #3 Sun. July 12th 1pm Russell Mills-Chelmsford, MA
Clinic Focus: Secrets to flowing trail.  Pump instead of pedal, brake less lean more to corner faster and smoother!

Ride #4 Sat. Aug. 15th 10am Franklin Falls Franklin, NH  
Clinic Focus: Cornering techniques for unsupported, loose, and linked turns. Brake less, pressure more for speed and flow!

Ride #5 Sun. Sept. 13 th 1pm Lowell/Dracut/Tyngsboro SF MA
Clinic Focus: Let’s get technical. The art of climbing & descending roots and chutes and using wheel lifts to lighten up and over trail obstacles.

Ride #6 Sat. Oct. 3rd 10am Highland Mountain Bike Park XC Trails NH                                                              
Clinic Focus: Put your skills to the test on HMBP‘s steeper, more technical cross country trails (free). This ride kicks off the 5th Annual Women’s Freeride Festival at Highland Mountain Bike Park (admission required). Clinic content is rider selected and based on what you  want to review from previous sessions.

Ride #7 Sun. October 25th Wicked Ride of the East  N. Andover, MA
TBA Beginner Basics-Skills Clinic Only
TBA Advanced Ride (terrain) w/trailside tips- Ride Only