For summer 2020, as we follow physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicine Chest Dirt Girls weekly rides are on pause. We look forward to resuming Medicine Chest Dirt Girls rides as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, here are the details on what it's all about for when we can get going again!
Medicine Chest Dirt Girls are group rides for riders who is born as, or who identifies as, a woman. Medicine Chest Dirt Girl rides are meant to be fun and supportive. They are a great way to meet other riders and learn local trails.
Although rides are on pause for 2020, we will stay active on the Facebook Group to share fun trail routes you might like to try and so you can connect with other Dirt Girls!
How it works:
Every week we ride a new trail (or trails). From the trailhead meeting spot we split up into 3 groups – beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The advanced group is for riders with a fair amount of experience and technical skills, the intermediate group will typically follow the same trail route as the advanced but at a slightly reduced pace, and the beginner level group is for riders who prefer a more leisurely pace. Switching between groups can happen week to week depending on who is leading and how you as a rider are feeling on any particular day. Rides average 1h40min in length.
As the season goes on, the groups tend to merge and evolve, especially when we start riding more advanced trails towards the end of the summer. If you are joining in mid-season have no fear, with the 3 levels always running each week, you will be able to keep up!
All rides start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted, and run on Tuesday evenings.
We are always looking for riders who would like to be LEADERS. If you are confident navigating the trails, and have a favourite loop you’d like to share, please email us or respond to our recruitment calls on the Dirt Girls Facebook Group.
Dirt Dogs – We are working on a club decision regarding Dirt Dogs joining rides, stay tuned for details once we resume.
"Leaders" not "Coaches" – These group rides are not lessons and your leaders are not coaches.
This is a community based women’s summer riding group and our priorities are safety and fun!
Helmets – must be worn for Dirt Girls rides.
CMBC Membership – If you want to group ride with the club you need to be a CMBC Member. PLEASE bring your membership number to each ride!
Questions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org