Women's Weekend 2016 Saturday 9th
Mountain biking is a male dominated sport but like road cycling before it things are changing. Here at BikePark Wales we want to support this change, nurture it and help female participation in the sport to flourish. We have been communicating with female riders both at the park and out in the wider riding community and we’ve been listening to what the common barriers to participation tend to be. In response to this feedback we are running a women’s weekend here at BikePark Wales on the 9th and 10th April 2016.
During the weekend we will have Tracy Mosely on-site as an ambassador for the sport, she will be hosting Q&A sessions and leading rides, we will also have women’s specific coaching sessions running during both days at a reduced rate of £50, Fox, Shimano and BikePark Wales will be running helpful clinics on everything from the fundamentals of suspension setup for lighter riders to getting the most from your bike setup. There will also be local women’s mountain bike clubs on the day so if you want to find new people to ride with there maybe clubs in your area and women riders you can meet.
One of the main aims of the weekend is to give female riders direct access to kit. We are stocking a huge range of women's kit, and have several brands with pop-up shops for you to allow you to try before you buy! Curerntly participating are Fox, Flare, Maloja, Troy Lee, Endura, Bell and Camelbak - with more still to confirm!
Working together with Shimano and our own workshop team we will be bringing you relaxed and fun workshop sessions on all those things you want to do but perhaps don't feel comfortable asking for help with.
• Cockpit Set up - how to get the most out of your bike
• Gears, how to change nad index your gears
• Brakes, how to change pads, and bleed your brakes
and to top it all off Mojo will be on site avalaible to help you with your suspension set up, we are running two sessions a day on "How to set up your suspension for a lighter rider", but they would be happy to talk to you and take a look at your forks at any point on the day!
As a special offer for this weekend only we are running discounted WS coaching courses at £50 (includes your day entry), so you can increase your skills one one of out three women's specific coaching courses. Book in advance in the coaching section to guarantee a space (£25 refund will be given on the day).
Your £10 per day entry includes a day pass, a free single ride on the uplift (single ride card), access to all the workshops and rides and most importantly free tea and cake!
We can't wait to see you there