The Pine Mountain Sports Dirt Divas Mountain Biking Program
Dirt Divas events cover the gamut of mountain biking with a variety of free monthly events. These happenings include presentations from women throughout the industry at the Dirt Divas Nights, twice a month organized group rides, skills clinics, and bike repair and maintenance events.
Trying out a sport like mountain biking for the first time can be really intimidating in such an athletic city like Bend. This is what really makes the Dirt Divas Mountain Biking Program such an asset to newer riders. We leverage the talent, experience and resources available to us in Bend and deliver it in an approachable way for someone who is just starting out.
Our Dirt Divas Mountain Biking Program is comprised of three different parts: You can choose to participate in all of the events or pick and choose what is best for you.
2014 DIRT DIVAS WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES – FREE
April 14, 28 / May 12, 26 / June 9, 23 / July 14, 28 / Aug 11, 25 / Sept 8, 22
Meet at Pine Mountain Sports for a women’s-only group mountain bike ride. We’ll divide into groups based on riding levels and pedal to the trails from the shop. Each group will have a ride leader and a designated sweep. Each group will decide its route and ride time based on the needs of the group. Riders in your group will wait for each other and regroup at each trail intersection. All ages and skill levels are welcome and nobody is left behind. Trek and Santa Cruz mountain bike demos are free for the evening on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to demo a bike, please arrive 30 minutes early and show credit card and drivers license. No RSVP required. Call 541-385-8080 for questions.
DIRT DIVAS COG WILD SHUTTLE – $10
Jun 2 / Jul 21 / Aug 18
MONDAYS (TIME TBD)
Dirt Divas is offering three shuttles from the shop with Cog Wild. Shuttle rides are limited to 12 riders. June 2 will be a beginners ride from Skyliner Sno-Park. July 21 will be an intermediate ride from Wanoga. Aug 18 will be an advanced ride from Dutchman. RSVP and pre-payment of $10 required. Call 541-385-8080 to register.
DIRT DIVAS BIKE PARK GROUP CLINIC – FREE
Jun 16, 30
Evening skills clinic with local rider and coach Lindsey Voreis. Clinics are held at the new bike park at Seventh Mountain Resort. RSVP required; 12 people per session. Call 541-385-8080 to register.
DIRT DIVAS NIGHTS: IN-STORE CLINICS – FREE
START TIMES 7P
In addition to our Dirt Divas women’s mountain bike rides Pine Mountain Sports Dirt Divas events cover all facets of mountain biking with a variety of free monthly events and specialized clinics. Dirt Diva events are presented in an approachable way for women of all abilities. You must RSVP for all in-store clinics. Call us at 541-385-8080.
April 30: Mountain Biking 101
This evening is designed as an introductory informational session for women who want to know more about mountain biking, or are looking to feel more confident discussing mountain bikes in the shop. We’ll cover topics including different bikes, our trail system and proper trail etiquette. Boost your mountain bike knowledge and confidence.
May 29: Hands-On Bike Maintenance
Bring your bike and learn how to keep it running smoothly! Learn how to clean and take care of your bike between rides, repair a broken chain on the trail, and how to fix a flat tire. This popular clinic is taught on the lawn at Pine Mountain Sports. Repeats on July 23.
June 25: Boost Your Ride
Boost your ride by learning tips and tricks for healthy nutrition, mental and physical endurance, injury recovery and training. We’ll have a gust speaker from Hammer Nutrition answering your questions about what to drink and eat (and avoid) when riding. RSVP required.
July 23: Hands-On Bike Maintenance (repeat of May 29)
Bring your bike and learn how to keep it running smoothly! Learn how to clean and take care of your bike between rides, repair a broken chain on the trail, and how to fix a flat tire. This popular clinic is taught on the lawn at Pine Mountain Sports.
July 30: Gear Night
Your kit from head to toe. This very popular event covers everything from flat vs. clip less pedals, helmet options, hydration pack options, cycling apparel and outerwear. You name it, we cover it. Let us help you figure out which options are best for your type of riding.
Aug 27: Yoga for Mountain Bikers
Join us for a free yoga session at the shop with local adventure racer and yoga enthusiast Chelsey Magness. The class will focus on poses and stretches to help you prepare for and recover from your mountain bike rides.
Sep 24: MTB First Aid & Safety Awareness
Join us for an educational evening about staying safe out on the trails. We’ll get a basic first aid overview from some of our local SAR volunteers, as well as tips and tricks for how to avoid getting lost out there. We’ll cover what to do if you realize you are lost, and some of the common things the SAR volunteers encounter when situations arise in the wilderness.
Thank You to our friends at Kate’s Real Food for supporting Dirt Divas!
2014 GRIT CLINICS WOMEN’S RIDING CLINICS – $250
May 3-4 / June 28-29: Weekend-Long Riding Camps
Grit Clinics are a two-day, on-the-bike mountain bike skills clinic for women only, taught by the local women of GritClinics.com. Grit Clinics provide supportive coaching to beginner and intermediate female mountain bikers and are designed to increase confidence on the trail by teaching participants to improve and refine their bike handling skills.
Grit Clinics is offering two, 2 day clinics this spring. Morning sessions will focus on bike handling skills and basic bike maintenance. Newly learned skills will be put into action on the trails during the afternoon sessions. Grit Clinics will also be offering private coaching sessions tailored to specifically meet individuals on-trail needs. See photos and get the details at GritClinics.com. Registration opens at Pine Mountain Sports on March 5th.