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Month: February 2019

2019 Sugar Showdown – Get Ready to Get Shreddy

TRAIL KNOWLEDGE. SISTERHOOD. CONFIDENCE. STEEZE AND EXPERTISE. Come join an AMAZING community of women at the Sugar Showdown as we empower each other while we build our jump and drop…

TRAIL KNOWLEDGE.
SISTERHOOD.
CONFIDENCE.
STEEZE AND EXPERTISE.

Come join an AMAZING community of women at the Sugar Showdown as we empower each other while we build our jump and drop skills at infamous Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park!

Find inspiration and progression together with some of the best coaches from around the world at this weekend workshop designed to build and sharpen proper techniques. Individualized clinics Saturday will be grouped based on ability and will target skills that will help you stay safe, smart, and aware on the dirt. This is what we call Adrenaline Zen! Instruction will focus on building competence and confidence in freeride skills, including fundamentals, line choice, amplitude, and style. On Sunday, participate in a fun, low-pressure competition focusing on ride style before joining in the rowdy raffle and awards ceremonies!

Sugar Showdown is open to women and anyone who identifies as female. The weekend offers something for everyone. We meet every rider where they are, from 6-year-old sweet peas to the best pro freeriders in the world. Come be a part of the sisterhood of shred with Sweetlines at the Sugar Showdown!

$1000 PRO PURSE!

Register Now

FRIDAY, JULY 5 – SUNDAY, JULY 7
DUTHIE HILL PARK, ISSAQUAH, WA
MEET IN THE CLEARING INSIDE THE PARK
FRIDAY
6pm – 7pm – Crash Course
6pm – 8pm – Meet & Greet, Trivia Night
6pm – Bike Checks

SATURDAY
8am – 4pm – Classes

SUNDAY
8am – 4pm – Comp

COST:
CLASS & COMP
$225 – Early Bird Pricing
$235 – May 20
$245 – June 20
FAMILY DISCOUNT
($15 off each, use the code SugarFam19)

SWEET PEAS (ages 6-8)
$189 – Early Bird
$199 – May 20
Sweet Peas Jump Jam – FREE

COMP ONLY – $25
Includes: lunch Saturday (food truck available Sunday)
Registration closes July 3 at 10pm

PREREQUISITES:
For the Novice and Amateur classes, participants must have been riding mountain bikes for a minimum of 1 year and be ready to jump and drop (new to jumping is good but no new riders please).

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Ride Like a Girl 2019 Call for Applications for Mentorship Program

We are now accepting applications from BC athletes for the 2019 mentorship program. If you are under the age of 20 and keen to progress your downhill, enduro, cross-country or…

We are now accepting applications from BC athletes for the 2019 mentorship program. If you are under the age of 20 and keen to progress your downhill, enduro, cross-country or freeriding skills, you may have just what it takes to be the next athlete in the 2019 program. We will be selecting several new up and coming athletes to be matched with pro-athletes throughout the season.

Athletes selected for the program will have the opportunity to receive guidance, racing advice and have an opportunity to meet and ride with a professional athlete in their discipline. Among Ride Like a Girl’s 2019 mentors are well-known mountain bike athletes Jaime Hill (downhill), Sandra Walter (cross-country). Stephanie Denroche (downhill), Katie Button (cross-country and off-road triathlon), Carey Mark (cross-country), and Lisa Ludwig (cross-country) as well as several other pros. Each of the 2019 mentors are accomplished athletes with many years’ experience in the mountain bike industry and racing backgrounds ranging from racing world cups to national and provincial level events.

Sandra Walter, Ride Like a Girl mentor, shredding on her cross-country machine.

“Being a mentor for Ride Like a Girl is a fun and rewarding way for me to give back to the sport and share all of my experience with young shredders. Plus, they usually teach me a thing or two, so it’s a win-win! I really enjoy being involved in the development of young women mountain bike racers, because it keeps me in touch with the community and my roots and anything we can do to encourage girls to stay active is awesome,” says Sandra Walter, pro cross-country racer, and ten time Canadian national team member.

“2018 was a big year for me and having such an amazing role model who I could look up to and who helped me train and learn throughout the year was a huge help. Having Mical Dyck there as my mentor to give me advice and coach was a super important part of my racing the last season. I enjoyed my rides with Mical learning race techniques and just having fun,” says Emmy Lan, 2018 Ride Like a Girl athlete, from the Comox Valley, BC.

Jaime dropping in on a riding adventure in Norway.

Biking is my passion. I want the up and coming generation of females to feel welcomed into the sport and have fun! Through being a mentor for Ride Like a Girl I hope to spread the word and the stoke to greater the riding community with more young girls shredding,” says Stephanie Denroche, Ride Like a Girl DH mentor, former BC Provincial Champion, Junior Canadian National Champion, and past Ride Like a Girl athlete.

Jaime Hill railing a berm in her local trails

““The ride like a girl program provides young female mountain bike athletes with an invaluable opportunity of mentorship from experienced, strong female athletes and role models. Since its inception, I have been proud to help riders not only grow their skill set on their bikes, but in many other aspects of life in general,” says Jaime Hill pro downhill mountain biker, coach, mentor and Director for Ride Like a Girl.

“I’ve been so honoured to watch all the girls who have been part of this program over the years blossom into not just confident, skilled riders and athletes, but amazing all-around humans as well! I’m excited to continue to work with Ride Like A Girl for 2019 to help even more young girls hone their skills, increase their confidence and build more future life-long community ambassadors!”

Jaime Hill, Ride Like a Girl mentor, doing a skills session with a crew of young shredders.

 

Ride Like a Girl is accepting applications until February 18, 2019. Interested athletes must be under the age of 20, live in British Columbia, and have some racing/freeriding experience. Community involvement including coaching, trail building, helping with races and events, and other volunteer pursuits are an asset for applicants.

For more info and to apply, please visit ridelikeagirl.ca

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Crankworx presents “Shifting Perceptions” Web Series about Women in Mountain Biking

Three-part series, produced in collaboration with TELUS Local Programming, documents rise of women in MTB through voices of sport’s most dominant females

WHISTLER, B.C. January 29, 2019 – It’s a time in mountain bike history like no other. For years, women were outnumbered and underrepresented. Their accomplishments, understated. Through it all, they kept charging forward, pouring blood and sweat into the dirt, paving the way for a hoped-for future – a future where women would be seen as good riders, the caveat “for a girl,” eliminated.

Ask the men and women who’re out there today, and they’ll tell you: it’s happening.

Crankworx, with support from TELUS Local Programming, is proud to present “Shifting Perceptions,” a three-part web series about women in mountain biking.

“We’re not trying to be, like, ‘we’re special’ or anything like that,” says Claire Buchar, the proud owner of dozens of hard-earned medals and trophies from Crankworx, World Cup races and National Champs. “We’re part of the scene. I think the end goal is just to be a part of mountain biking, whether you’re a guy or a girl.”

Featuring Jill Kintner, Anneke Beerten, Claire Buchar, Georgia Astle, Kialani Hines, Vaea Verbeeck, Casey Brown, Miranda Miller, Micayla Gatto, and Valentina Höll, the series shines the spotlight on the unconscious bias that existed in mountain biking, and the women who’ve ushered in the change.

“The women who compete at Crankworx are awe-inspiring athletes, full stop,” says Crankworx General Manager Darren Kinnaird. “We want people to view them as the heroes they are. Let’s eliminate ‘you ride well for a girl’ from our lexicon. It doesn’t represent what’s actually going on out there. Female mountain bikers are amazing riders. That’s all it needs to be about.”

Catch each episode of “Shifting Perceptions,” starting today and on the following two Tuesdays, for free on TELUS Local Programming’s YouTube channel.

Episode 1: Spark to Flame

Do you have to play the game to change the game? Legends of mountain biking, Claire Buchar, Anneke Beerten and Jill Kintner, talk about where they’ve come from and where it’s all going as the sport, and women’s place in it, charges forward.

Tuesday, February 5 – Episode 2: See it to Believe it

Dedication, motivation and inspiration. According to some of the top women in mountain biking, these are the qualities that have pushed the best to become even better, paved the way for a new generation of all-stars, and brought female participation in the sport to a whole new level.  Hear Kialani Hines, Vaea Verbeeck, Miranda Miller, and more, talk about what drives them to persevere through every peak and valley

Tuesday, February 12 – Episode 3: The Time is Now

Where to next? More riders are making their way to mountain bike Mecca, equipment has upped the ante, and the next generation is coming in hot. Riders at all stages of their careers, including Micayla Gatto, Jill Kintner and Valentina Höll, talk about how the game’s been changed, and their hopes for the future.

Thanks to our friends at TELUS Local Programming who made this project possible and, of course, to the riders who kept their eyes on the prize, pushed for the top, stepped up and proclaimed: “If I can do it, you can do it.”

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