Join us for our next ALL LEVELS ride June 4th!
Hosted by Another Bike Shop (ABS)
Girls Rock will be heading back to Another Bike Shop (ABS) on Saturday, June 4th for a ride in Wilder Ranch. We offer no-drop mountain bike rides for all levels of riders. Please bring your own mountain bike or a demo mountain bike and familiarize yourself with the bike before we begin. For this ride only, Specialized will offer a limited number of demo bikes, which you can reserve here. Please bring your own pedals and shoes!
If you book a bike demo, arrive by 9 am to get set up on the bike. Or, arrive by 9:30 am for coffee breakfast, courtesy of local Realtors Team House Hunter. At 9:45, we’ll have announcements, awesome deals and sweet giveaways! We’ll follow our usual format, breaking into smaller groups by level and rolling out to trails by 10 am.
June Ride Highlights:
Velocity Bike Parks instructor, Allison Pfefferkorn, will offer a paid skills clinic for up to eight new/beginner women riders. This clinic will run during the event. Details below.
Local pro mountain bike rider and certified personal trainer, Abby Hippely, will offer a paid coaching session for up to six intermediate women riders. This session will run during the event. Details below.
ABS will offer 25% off all women's specific gear...that means clothing, saddles, hydration, socks, etc...everything except parts & bikes. They will also offer an additional 10% off all sale items (both men’s and women’s) excluding bikes – all weekend long. Plus, they will kick in some sweet raffle prizes!
Specialized will be on hand with mountain bike demos and awesome raffle prizes, including a special Girls Rock embroidered top! Sign up here for your Specialized mountain bike demo.
Bell Helmets will be there showcasing its Joy Ride women’s program with some great raffle prizes.
Ride Day Details:
We'll roll out to the trails by 10am, where you can expect between 2-4 hours of shred time depending on your ride level. For more on skill levels, ride length and technical challenges, see our Ride Levels page.
Please check our Facebook page for ride-day updates. In the event of rain cancellation, we hope to see you in July for our next ride. See our event calendar for more upcoming events and opportunities to ride bikes locally with other women.
9:00 am – RIDE GUIDE MEETING for leads and sweeps
9:00 am – Arrive if you have reserved a bike demo to get set up on the bike
9:00 - 9:30 – Participant arrival, mingling, coffee and fuel provided by Team House Hunter
9:45 am – Presentations, announcements and raffle!
10:00 - 10:15 am – Roll out to the trails
1:00 - 3:00 pm – Join us post-ride at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing for a no-host beer and nosh-fest (limited menu available at SCMB; fuller menu available for carry out from Kelly’s Bakery and Gary’s Snappy Dog.) Location: 402 Ingalls St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Don’t forget to swing by ABS to cash in on your discounts before you leave.
Another Bike Shop
2361 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Space in ABS’s lot will be limited. Please use street parking on McPherson, Fair or Swift and ride your bike over.
Coaching by Abby Hippely
Abby Hippely will offer a 2-hour coaching session during the June GRR for up to six women. The clinic will be designed for beginner/intermediate riders (see our Ride Levels definitions - not appropriate for new riders). Abby will go over body position and balance, cornering and back pedaling, front wheel lifts and drops. Abby is a posture specialist: At her clinics, you will learn to eliminate unhelpful movement patterns and ride with balance, form and flow. Clinic cost is $75 per rider, cash or check only, payable to Abby the day of the ride. RSVP at abbyhippely.com. For bonus fun, there will be an option to play for an additional hour on the nearby Santa Cruz Pump Track, following the 2-hour clinic. Please talk to Abby at the event if you are interested. She’ll do a special rate of $10 per person on the pump-track. Questions? Please contact Abby directly.
Abby is a certified personal trainer and mountain bike skills coach with 15 years experience riding and racing at the pro level. She’s done it all, from XC to DH, Enduro and Dirt-jumping. Abby says that cycling has been a way for her to discover her own potential, understand her personal hurdles and come out of the experience a stronger, more confident person. She wants to share this gift with others; facilitate people’s ability to open up to their own potential and help them connect to their best selves through cycling. Welcome to the process!
Beginner Skills by Velocity Bike Parks:
Mountain biking is as much about your mental game as it is about your skill. Velocity Bike Parks offers skill sessions designed to progress you through your riding ability -- physically and mentally. In an encouraging atmosphere, you will learn and practice skills in a controlled environment. Then, you will progress to take those skills out on the trail. This session will focus on the fundamentals of mountain biking. These fundamentals will be the cornerstone to becoming a confident and efficient rider.
This clinic will include 1-1.5 hour skills development plus 1.5 - 2 hours trail riding; this will include on-trail skills coaching. Cost is $40, and the clinic will be limited to 8 participants. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mountain-bike-clinic-tickets-25276289061. Use the password: Girls-Rock
Questions? Please email Allison.
Allison started mountain biking in the mid 90s on the rolling hills of Illinois, thinking she was riding mountains. It wasn't till moving out west that she learned what true mountain biking was all about. She has coached all ages from youth to adult. Allison is a certified IMBA level 1 and 2 coach and a PMBIA level 1 coach. She works for Velocity Bike Parks in Mount Hermon California, which is scheduled to open in 2017.
Space is limited – so RSVP if you want to join. If you decide later that you CANNOT attend, please change your RSVP with Eventbrite.