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 2013 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.
2013 DIRT DIVAS WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES – FREE
April 8, 22 / May 13, 27 / June 10, 24 / July 8, 22 / Aug 12, 26 / Sept 9, 23
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 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 24: 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.
May 26: Juli Furtado presents My Life in the Bike World
Mountain bike legend Juli Furtado (who has the Santa Cruz Juliana named after her!) from Santa Cruz Bicycles is sharing her My Life in the Bike World presentation and answering your questions at Pine Mountain Sports. Juli will also be leading a ride at Phil’s Trailhead earlier in the day. Ride details to come.
May 28: 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 31.
May 29: Gear Night
Gear Night with Tori from Trek Bicycles. We’ll be discussing kit from head to toe. Special guests to be announced.
June 26: 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 24: Getting to Know Your Bike
I love my new bike, but what are all these knobs, buttons and levers for? We’ll focus on suspension setup, shifting and brake adjustment, and dialing in all of these cool features.
July 31: Hands-On Bike Maintenance (repeat of May 28)
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.
Aug 28: MTB Safety & First Aid
Our guest RN will discuss how to address any potentially threatening issues on the trail including hypothermia, scrapes, sprains & breaks. We’ll also have Search & Rescue volunteers on hand with tips about how to stay safe out there, using your phone to get found, and how to avoid getting lost in the first place.
Sept 25: Cold Weather Biking
Tips on how to make the bike season last longer with a discussion on cold-weather accessories, layering and night riding. Presented by renowned local racer and rider, Lindsey Voreis.
Sept 30: End Of Season Dirt Diva BBQ
Join us on the lawn at Pine Mountain Sports to celebrate another great Dirt Diva season with a lot of scrumptious food, great company and some raffle prizes.
Thank You to our friends at Kate’s Real Food for supporting Dirt Divas!
2013 GRIT CLINICS WOMEN’S RIDING CLINICS
May 4-5 / June 15-16: Weekend-Long Riding Camps – $250
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’ mission is to provide supportive coaching to beginner and intermediate mountain bikers. Their goal is to increase your confidence on the trail with improved and refined bike handling skills. Be inspired, have fun and enjoy affordable training that will bring a smile to your face! Learn to safely ride over logs, off drops, down switchbacks and just generally show off. See photos and get the details at GritClinics.com. Registration opens at Pine Mountain Sports on March 1st!
Aug 21 / Aug 28: Grit Clinics Evening Edition – $30 or $50 for both
Sign up for one clinic or both to continue to build your skills. Clinics are for beginner and intermediate female mountain bike riders. Evening clinics will cover skills such as climbing and descending, cornering, switchbacks, braking and shifting, and body position. We’ll be riding near the Phil’s network of trails. See photos of these and other clinics and get the details at GritClinics.com. Registration opens at Pine Mountain Sports on Aug 7th!