Monday, June 27, 2016

Dirt Side Sisters #getmorewomenriding!

Who are the Dirt Side Sisters? I'm glad you asked!  
"Teaching the essential and fundamental skills of mountain biking in a fun and safe, learning environment" to 
is what we are all about!

Every Wednesday evening, from April through October, you can find a group of female mountain bikers at different locations around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex riding their bikes together.

Lining up the bikes at Grapevine Craft Brewery

Cruising around Grapevine lake.
The vision cast over three years ago to "get more women riding," specifically riding mountain bikes, has become a reality. To learn more about the roots of the organization and what we are all about, check us out on our website and facebook.

The first ride of 2016 took place in Grapevine. After greetings and bike checks, we cruised down Main Street, then hit the paved trail around the Grapevine Lake. Even though the dirt trails were closed, we still rolled on.

Micah mastering clipless pedals.

Our second ride started and ended at Bliss Cupcakes, one of our many wonderful sponsors. 


Part of the Dirt Side Sisters' mission is to provide women with opportunities to learn and practice mountain biking skills. Our first "Foundations" clinic was held at Rowlett Creek Preserve.

Lynn in a perfect "ready" position.

  After some skills practice, the ladies take a refreshment break.

                            Lorinda demonstrates how to properly wash a bike.
After contending with rain and slowly drying trails, DSS finally took to the dirt in June!! The sisters met at one of the favorite spots in the DFW Metroplex, Northshore Trail in Grapevine.

                                                              Lisa preps the group.

                               Mallory "Trailblazer" crosses the creek at Northshore.

The Sisters held a free basic bike maintenance clinic one Wednesday evening in place of the group ride. Ladies enjoyed some free drinks at Grapevine Brewery while the birthday girl explained the working of the drive train.

The following week, we were back to dirt!

Cedar Hill State Park was a big hit.

                        Diana and Candace make time for a selfie.

As the 2016 season continues on, we hope you will join us to #getmorewomenriding!

And now a few random pictures from crazy ride leaders: Kelly, Lisa, Lorinda, Brenda, and Heidi...

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