June 25 - Hall Ranch - Skills Session!

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Update:

Even though the weather looks iffy, I think we should still plan on meeting up to session... I think it will turn out to be a marvelous evening (if not, we'll just enjoy an earlier dinner/drinks at Oskar Blues)... see you at the trailhead! :)

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Whether you're new to mountain biking and wondering whether that seat will ever stop hurting or have been riding long enough that you no longer own non-cycling socks, you're guaranteed to learn something new and have a great time at this clinic. We'll be breaking up into groups based on skill levels, so everyone will have an opportunity to practice with and learn from their peers. What's in store? Lots of sessioning. Each group will hit up a section of trail appropriate for their skill level and practice various skills - from basic braking and weight shifting techniques for the beginners to front wheel lifts and technical rock riding for more advanced riders. We'll have a few extra sets of knee/shin/elbow pads, but if you have some at home bring 'em! We’ll be riding from the Bitterbrush side of Hall Ranch in Lyons.

To carpool, meet at 28th and Iris – SE corner next to Sol Azteca at 5:15PM or meet at the Hall Ranch – Bitterbrush trail head by 5:45PM, and ready to ride at 6PM.

To get to the trail head, take 36 north from Boulder to Lyons, go through Lyons, take a left on U.S. 7, trailhead is about 1.5 miles on your right. Lets meet at the first parking lot (there is a second parking area up a little ways next to the bathrooms). Please try to carpool, because the parking area will fill quickly.

Dinner and drinks will follow at Oskar Blues in Lyons.

Important Info about the Rides:

1. All riders MUST wear a helmet, bring water, and have a trail-ready bike. Riders should also carry the usual basics: spare tube(s), a pump, tire levers, a chain tool, and basic allen wrenches.

2. All riders ride at their own risk, group leaders take no responsibility for rider safety/injury.

3. Riders must sign a liability waiver once during the season. If this is your first ride of the season, please bring a signed waiver with you or be prepared to complete one at the meeting spot.

4. Rides launch at 6:00 p.m. so be at the trail head by 5:45 p.m., dressed and ready to roll by 6 p.m.

5. If the weather is iffy (as it has been lately) make sure to check the blog after 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays for updated info.

6. Please don't be shy about coming out - all of us love biking and would like to hang out with girls that are interested in biking.

7. For permitting and planning purposes, please post your name in the comment field if you plan to join us. The comment field is also great for planning carpools, etc.

Hope to see you on Thursday!

Email me if you have any questions – bmagirls.rideleader @ gmail.com

-Tracy

23 comments:

  1. This sounds great! God knows I need work on my bike handling skills. But I don't think I'll make it up there this week - I've got meetings in Denver until 4pm. Hope there will be another session in the months to come. I'll be opting for the Goven'r Park Cruiser Ride. Anyone south of Boulder? It's a great time with New Belgium Booze after to laid back coast through downtown.

    7th and Logan - ride takes off at 6pm.

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  2. Tracy - my turn to drive. Shall I pick you up a wee bit before 5:00 pm? I assume we'll head down to the carpool area to help coordinate all that.

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  3. I hope to be there at the carpool spot! Megan

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  4. I'll meet you all up at the trail head - looking forward to this one!

    liz s

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  5. I will be bringing three sets of leg armor and one set of elbow guards to share.

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  6. I'll meet everyone at the trail. If anyone is coming from Gunbarrel and needs a ride-- I could take someone with me.

    I am pretty new to mtn biking and would really like to get better at it.

    I look forward to meeting everyone!

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  7. I would like to come and ride with you. I just have to see how busy my day is. I live in NW Denver and my work day is pretty busy tomorrow. I will see what I can do.

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  8. I'll meet you at the trailhead - not sure when I can leave work.

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  9. Have never ridden with BMA, but planning on meeting today at the trailhead!

    Kathryn

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  10. I will be at the trail head.

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  11. Hi everyone. I just came across the blog and would love to join you all tonight. Hoping to get off work a few minutes early and meet you at the trailhead. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    Jen P

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  12. Nancy from WP will meet us at the TH.
    Megan

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  13. Welcome Jennifer, Susan and Kathryn! We are looking forward to meeting you!

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  14. I'm planning on joining the ride tonight. I joined BMA end of last year but haven't been on any of the weeknight rides yet. Will meet you at the TH.
    Mindi

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  15. On second thought might try to carpool if anyone has room. Anyone? Thanks!

    Jen

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  16. anyone else a little worried about this weather?

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  17. I plan to be at the carpool location, sans car though so will need a ride - will post again if my plans change. -Andria

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  18. oops, plans changed - see you at the trailhead

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  19. I have no worries about the weather - the pattern has been rain hard at 5:00 and then turn nice for the rest of the evening. I predict it'll do just that!

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  20. This'll be my first night out. I'll be at Sol Azteca at 5:15. I can drive but will need to follow someone...

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