Womens Bike Skills Women's biking skills

Certified instructor Meg Broswick leads this two-day bike skills workshop for women and girls.

The program is targeted at beginner mountain bikers; women who want to gain the confidence to safely ride on trails with a variety of terrain. Meg has taught for several years and enjoys helping beginners improve their bike skills in a fun, supportive environment.

Younger women (ages 13 to 18) are welcome, but must be accompanied by a mother or female mentor who also wants to take the program with them.

On Saturday, you’ll visit Hope’s exciting new Bike Skills Park, where Meg will introduce you to some basics and get you riding on some of the easier terrain features found in the park. On Sunday, Meg will take you out on a scenic trail ride, following one of Hope’s many beautiful, forested pathways.


Comments from previous Women’s Bike Skills course:

“This course was amazing! I really appreciated learning bike skills in an all-lady environment! And it gave me great confidence so I can now hit up our wonderful Hope Bike Park!”

“Meg was fantastic, the best coach and instructor, providing the right balance of encouragement and realistic expectations… I will let everyone know how great this program was.”

“I absolutely loved this course, and as always, was impressed (by) the organization of Hope Mountain Centre. Meg, the instructor was amazing and the HMC volunteer, Stephanie was so fun and enthusiastic. Thanks HMC for another great experience!”

“Instructor was great, provided good feedback and was inclusive of the range of abilities.”

“Fantastic Workshop. The trainer, Meg, was perfect for the group and super knowledgeable about mountain biking, but also about teaching skills in small steps and in a way that is understandable and approachable. Fantastic job! Already recommended to a friend should another workshop be hosted.”

COST

Adults: $15

Girls: $15 (age 13 to 18, accompanied by a participating adult)

THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED FOR INTRODUCING YOUNG WOMEN TO OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. WE ENCOURAGE YOUTH TO PARTICIPATE WITH ACCOMPANYING ADULT.

PHYSICAL DEMAND

Participants must have previous bike riding experience and average-or-better fitness to take this course.  Terrain will be moderate, targeting beginner riders.

ITINERARY

Saturday, April 13th

Location: Bike Skills Park, Hope
Start time: 10am
End time: 3 to 3:30 pm

Sunday, April 14th

Meeting location: Bike Skills Park, Hope
Start time: 10am
End time: 3 to 3:30 pm

TRANSPORTATION

Participants must arrange their own transportation to Hope.

WHAT TO BRING

All participants will be required to have the following:

  • Mountain bike in good working condition (A minimum of front suspension is recommended, but not mandatory). If your bike has been sitting in the garage for a year or more, it is recommended that it be taken in for a tune up to ensure that it is in good working condition.
  • Helmet
  • Suitable footwear
  • Comfortable clothing, shorts and gloves are recommended, but not mandatory.
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • A positive outlook! 😉

ADDITIONAL INFO

Map to the Hope Bike Skills Park (downloadable PDF)

Liability Waiver Form

Everyone age 19 & over must sign a liability waiver form in order to participate in this program. Please take the time to read this form because you must understand and agree to it when you sign it. By signing it you are waiving certain rights, including the right to sue. These forms will be available to sign when you check in. Please seek legal counsel if you have any questions.

Informed Consent Form

Everyone age 18 & under must have an informed consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian in order to participate. Please contact us if you need this form prior to arrival at this program.

If you are bringing children that you are not parent or legal guardian for, you need to get the informed consent form done ahead of the program and bring it along to participate.

CANCELLATION

If a registration is cancelled 7 days or more before a program starts, HMCOL will refund the program fee and equipment rental fees (as applicable) minus an administrative cost of $20 per person. Program and equipment rental fees will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than 7 days before the start of a program. A program may be cancelled at the discretion of HMCOL. If a program is cancelled, participants will receive a full refund of program and equipment fees.

Our outdoor programs

Hope Mountain Centre maintains an excellent safety record. Due to the nature of outdoor programs, these events do involve some personal risk. Hope Mountain Centre assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to personal property. We will require each participant to sign a liability release and assumption of risk form before participating in this program. Please be aware that activities typical of this program involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: accidents which occur during transportation or travel to and from events; slips and falls; loss of balance; impact, cold water immersion; repetitive strain injuries; dislocated shoulders; hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn; changing and inclement weather conditions including storms, blizzards, whiteouts and high wind; steepness of terrain, tree wells, crevasses; avalanches, cornices, landslides and falling ice, snow and objects; encounters with domestic or wild animals; negligence on the part of releasees and other participants.

This is an inclusive program and we welcome all those who self identify as female.

While we love animals of all kinds, we ask that you please leave your pet at home.


This project was made possible by a grant from The North Face Canada Explore Fund.

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