Meet other female riders & hit the Cumberland trails. There’s no better way to spend a Wednesday night!
Our rides may look a little different than usual during this Covid-19 time. Rides will be limited to small group sizes, and riders are expected to maintain social distancing throughout their rides. We are following the recommendations of UROC, Cycling BC, and Health Canada to do our best to keep riders & their families as safe as possible. High fives are no longer an option… but words of encouragement are essential!
The UROC Women’s Ride is a recreational, non-competitive, non-instructional, all-level MTB ride for local female riders. We meet every week on Wednesday evenings. Riders split off into smaller groups based on skill level, or what type of ride you’re in the mood for. Volunteer Ride Guides determine the routes.
We send out a weekly newsletter most weeks with some basic ride plans to help riders pre-select their rides (so we can get on the trails more quickly). Sign up for the newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/gnwPoL. You can unsubscribe anytime.
The 2021 season will begin from June 2nd and will run every Wednesday evening through to September 1st. Be ready to roll out at 6:00 PM. If we miss a newsletter once or twice, not to worry – there will still be a ride!
We meet at No6 Mine Park.
When we are congregating pre-ride please wear a mask and maintain 2m distancing.
Adult women of all ages and MTB skill levels.
(Please note our rides are not instructional therefore absolute beginners to MTB should enroll on ‘Intro to riding’ with https://gravitymtb.ca/intro-to-mountain-biking-sessions/ )
- A current UROC membership. Join here: https://unitedridersofcumberland.com/membership/
- Beyond beginner riding capabilities – changing gears, riding up and down hills, off-road riding ability.
- A bike in good repair – disc brakes & suspension recommended.
- Water & snacks. Basic bike repair kit, and ability to do basic repairs (ie: fix a flat).
- Positive attitude and encouragement for others.
The Women’s Ride is coordinated by some pretty awesome volunteers – Barbara Milley and Lauren LaBossiere. You can reach them by email at: email@example.com.
Be a Part of it!
All Ride Guides are volunteers, and since we ride in multiple groups every week for 6 months of the year, that’s a lot of rides! If you’re interested in being a Ride Guide, please email us.
Ride Guides must know the trails well, keep their group together, be able to evacuate an injured rider (or broken bike), and commit to guiding multiple rides in the season (including 1 beginner ride).