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GIRLS DIRT CLUB 
EMPOWERING DREAMS, INSPIRING FUTURES,
FOSTERING COMMUNITY

Connect, Progress, Grow

Fostering community and building well rounded young female riders

Girls Dirt Club
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What is it?

 

Girls Dirt Club is a membership-based program dedicated to empowering young female, female-identifying, and non-binary mountain bike riders by equipping them with the tools for success both on and off the bike. This inclusive initiative not only fosters skill development but also creates a unique opportunity for female riders to come together, explore diverse environments, forge new friendships, and cultivate personal growth through engaging social rides and inspiring ride camps.

According to a 2020 study by Canadian Women & Sport, 1 in 3 girls leave sport by late adolescence whereas the comparison to boys is 1 in 10.   Through positive role modelling, professional coaching and confidence inspiring programming, we aspire to create the reframe needed to keep girls engaged in sport for life! 

 

Step into an environment that helps our female riders develop their skills and confidence to tackle anything life’s journey might throw at them!  

Social Rides

Social rides are all about fostering  community, connection, support and growth.  Although there will be no formalized coaching, these rides aim to create a space to gain confidence riding bikes in a positive and FUN environment.  The trail we will be riding alongside the recommended skill level for each ride will be provided and all rides will have a qualified adult coach and/or first aid trained mentor to ensure a safe environment.   

 

Ride Camps

Ride camps aspire to establish a supportive space for not only mountain bike skill development and competitive performance strategies, but also to serve as a training ground for instilling virtues such as integrity, respect, leadership, teamwork, resilience, and self worth.  The overarching goal is to foster a holistic approach to personal growth while ensuring that excitement, enjoyment, and fun are integral components of the experience.   

During on-bike group sessions, participants engage in skill development and competitive strategy acquisition and mental strength techniques. These sessions are complemented by integrated workshops that delve into important topics such as goal setting, visualization, and injury prevention. The aim is to provide a comprehensive and enriching experience that not only enhances biking proficiency but also cultivates valuable life skills and well-being.

Your membership includes access to ALL Social Rides and Ride Camps!  Join one, join them all with a one time fee of $89 + GST. 

 

Who is it for?

 

Geared towards female youth ages 11-15* intermediate through to advanced + (check out ability levels HERE).  Riders will need a bike they can pedal. 

 

*Requests considered and encouraged for younger and older riders if they feel this program would be a fit. 

 

When is it?

 

All programming takes place between May and September2023.  

2024 Schedule*:  

 

Social Rides

4:00-6:00 

Fridays May 3, 17, 24

Wednesdays June 5, 12, 19

Wednesdays September 11, 18, 25

Ride Camps

Saturdays 9:30-1

May 11

June 15

September 14

DETAILED SCHEDULE TBA

*Schedule subject to change. 

Head coach*:  

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Katrina Strand:  Bachelor of Human Kinetics, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, PMBIA and NCCP Certified Mountain Bike Coach, Mental Strength Coach, extensive experience racing downhill world championships, downhill world cups, enduro world series and other multi day stage events such as BC bike race and Trans-Provence.  

Read more here.

*Other highly certified and experienced coaches and ride leaders will be joining the program.  

 

Cost:  $89 + GST / membership

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