Date(s) - August 15, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TORCA IS TEAMING UP ONCE AGAIN WITH SANDRA WALTER, PRO RIDER, TO HOST ANOTHER GIRLS RIDE CLUB!
MORE GIRLS ON BIKES! Girls’ Ride Club gets girls and young women mountain biking together in a fun and social environment using a group ride format. We offer female riders 13-18 a safe space to gain confidence, skills and fitness by inspiring and supporting one another. Based primarily in the fabulous Tri-Cities, this is a non-competitive program with a XC/Trail riding focus, which basically means we’ll be riding up and down (gotta earn your turns)!
“Mountain biking is super-fun, whether you’re riding alone or with friends, but some kind of magic happens when women ride together.” – Sandra Walter, Girls’ Ride Club Founder
About Sandra: Sandra Walter has been mountain biking for three decades and competes at the elite level for Liv Racing and Team Canada. She has a wide range of experience coaching children and adults. Sandra started coaching as a teenager, leading kids’ mountain bike camps and leading Team BC’s cycling squad at the 1999 BC Canada Summer Games. She has always felt an added motivation to encourage young women to discover the wonderful world of mountain biking. Sandra is also a Ride Like a Girl Mentor.
Who: Girls and Non-Binary youth 13-18 years old.
Where: Burke Mountain (meet at 3501 Harper Road)
Registration: Registration is required. Total group size will be limited to 10 riders. A TORCA Liability Waiver will be required for insurance purposes; this will be completed at time of registration. TORCA Membership can also be purchased during registration (but is not mandatory).
Bring: Mountain bike in good working condition (minimum front suspension recommended), comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, multi-tool, mini-pump, spare tube that fits your bike, tire levers, snack, water and a mask. Rider should be able to carry all of these items with them on the ride (we may not be returning to start/finish location until the end). If access to any of these items is an issue, please let us know and we will see what we can do to help!
Provided: Guided group rides. Two ride leads will be present for each session (at least one will have first aid training). Sandra + one youth leader.
If you have any questions, email us at [email protected]
Bookings are closed for this event.