Women’s MTB Weekend Moab, Utah / Friday May 4th – Sunday May 6th 2018

Friday May 4th – Sunday May 6th 2018 

Friday- 12pm to Sunday 2pm / Moab Utah

Join us for a weekend of riding in beautiful Moab Utah!

Camping at Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground

Meals catered by a professional chef! Friday- Dinner, Saturday- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Sunday- Breakfast and Lunch

Coached riding from Friday to Sunday!

Smores, stoke and more!

Spots are limited so save your spot asap! Spots are reserved after payment. Please fill out the intake form at the bottom of the Events page.

**Due to the terrain and fitness level required for this area, this is an Intermediate and above rider retreat**

No refunds after April 1st 2018. Prior to April 1st a refund can be made with a $10 processing fee.

*Registration closed as of April 27th*

We are going to Moab Utah!  And we want YOU to join us! 

Friday May 4th – May 6th 2017
Arrival Friday 12pm- Departure Sunday 2pm
Cost: $550- includes camping, onsite catered meals from a professional chef, riding, more riding, smores, and stoke!

Guests can expect 2-3 hours of riding on Friday, 4-6 hours on Saturday and 2-4 hours on Sunday

Rider Level: Intermediate and above (see rider levels on events page)

Spots are limited so please secure your weekend asap! Spots are reserved after payment has been made.

The Rides

We hit the ground running with our first ride on Friday afternoon. We will ride the Horsethief Area mountain bike trails. We will have different routes to chose from. These are blue trails and a great way to get warmed up and used to the new terrain Moab has to offer. We will see slick rock, sand and smaller ledges. Climbing and mileage will be minimal with 1000-1500 vertical feet and no more than 7-9 miles. It will be a great way to get the feel of the terrain we’ll encounter on Porcupine Rim on Saturday!

Saturday we ride Porcupine Rim! World famous views and amazing riding! We will take a shuttle up Sand Flats road to Lower Porcupine Rim Trail, where our ride begins, around 14 miles and about 1400 feet of climbing. Did we mention spectacular views?! You’ll encounter slick rock, sand, double track and single track, and small to large drops. We will drop down twisty single track to the Colorado river. While this trail is listed as a black most drops have an option to go around. Even though this ride is only 14 miles, this terrain is demanding and you will find yourself fatigued sooner than expected.

Sunday we will ride the one and only Slickrock Trail. It is the must do trail in Moab! Yes, this trail is physically demanding. However we will discuss and learn methods of riding this incredible terrain that you can experience in only a few places. The ups are steep and the downs are raucous and exciting! The painted line is a guide and not the law! There are plenty of line options on Slickrock. This loop is 10 miles. The vertical obtained  is minimal but the terrain is rough so it all evens out. If you’re feeling too worked after the weekend of riding, there is also a Slickrock practice loop of just 2.2 miles. Use it as your ride so you can still experience this unique trail!

 

What to Bring

While May is usually warm, freak weather does happen so be prepared.

Clothes to ride in / Clothes to relax in

Swim suit. Yes there is a pool!

Pads. If you have them, bring them! This terrain pretty much mandates it!

Shorts or knickers

Helmet

Gloves

Shoes (flat or clipless. We accept them all)

Hydration pack. You will need WATER! One bottle on each ride will NOT be enough!

Sunglasses

Sunscreen

Sweat shirt/ jacket

Sleeping bag

Tent

Camp chair

Flash light

We WILL have power sources at each campsite.

Food, cooking, morning coffee and snacks taken care of. While we will have snacks, if you are super particular about your ride supplements, you better bring those yourself.

We are right in town if you need a super market, bike shop or a little happy hour!

While we don’t mind you bringing your own libations. Women’s MTB Experience will NOT be providing any alcohol with this event.

What About My Bike?

To hit this weekend you must have at least an intermediate skill level. We assume you have some idea as to what kind of bike you would like to bring.

  1. A mountain bike! You’ll be happiest with a full suspension bike!
  2. Make sure you have fresh brake pads.
  3. Get your fork serviced!
  4. A dropper post will give you confidence!
  5. Make sure your derailleur is in working order.
  6. Get your wheels trued.
  7. EXTRA TUBES!!!

Frequently asked questions

Q) How many riders is this event open to?

A) 20. We expect to have 4 coaches or ride leaders with a group this size. We will have back up sweeps and other volunteers as well. We want to make sure everyone is safe and has a good time.

Q)  Will we break up into separate groups?

A) Yes and No. Don’t worry, we absolutely won’t hold anyone back. If we have dramatic splits we will have enough coaches and sweeps to work this out and allow a group to take off at a faster pace. With that said, our pace will be more social than race. Let’s enjoy and take in everything that IS Moab. We will all be riding the same trails just possibly finishing at different times.

Q)  I want to ride with you but not stay with you guys. Can we work this out? 

A)  Yes. If you choose to stay at a different location and just ride with us that is fine. However, no discounts will be given for using different lodging accommodations. You will be responsible for making sure you have joined the group at given event or shuttle departures.

Q) I prefer to bring my own food.

A) We will work very hard to accommodate allergies, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets. Beyond this, there is no option for the weekend not including meals and no discount will be given. If you would like to make your own meals please feel free. However, you will be responsible for your own food and cooking supplies. 

Q) Can I bring my dog?

A) We know you love ’em! So do we! But sorry, no dogs on this trip.

Q) Can my husband or boyfriend come?

A) This is a women’s only weekend. We want women to enjoy riding new or maybe just some of their favorite terrain in a non- threatening environment. Women’s MTB Experience is all about helping women be strong, courageous  and brave. To find strengths and skills they didn’t know they had, and make new friends to seek out adventures with. While your husband may travel to the area with you, he’ll have to find some other lodging and hopefully he’ll bring some friends to ride with, because our rides this weekend are women only.

Q) I don’t know how to fix a flat or my bike if it breaks. 

A) Don’t worry! We got this! And so will YOU!! 

Q) What about lodging the night before and after the event.

A) Women’s MTB Experience is providing lodging for Friday and Saturday nights only. If you decide you’d like an extra day on either side of this event please feel free to contact Canyonlands RV and Resort at canyonlands@highwaywestvacations.com

Q) I am flying to Grand Junction or Salt Lake. How do I get to Moab?

A) Here are some options!

Red Rocket Express at http://redrockexpress.com/

Moab taxi (they can take bikes!) at http://www.moabtaxicab.com

Let’s ride Moab!

THANK YOU!