This September we’re venturing beyond our backyard and heading up to Soquel Demonstration Forest for a good time on bikes with Trail Head Cyclery. Make plans to stick around after the ride because they’re also putting up a fab lunch spread just for us! Expect a great raffle giveaway with prizes from our partners Bell Helmets, Camelbak, Fox, Redfrog Atheletic and of course, the good folk of THC.
Try Something, Buy Something
Need a bike for the ride or just want to try something new? Starting September 1, use the code GirlsRock17 to book your demo bike on the THC website and get $50 off the rental fee, plus two days for the price of one! Pick up your bike 10am-7pm Friday and sneak a ride in; then ride with us Saturday and return your demo bike before close at 6pm. And, if you’ve been looking to get more cycling kits, now’s your chance. THC will be setting up a mini boutique just for the ladies of Girls Rock, with lots of women’s apparel going at special prices.
Riding at SDF: What to expect
Long, hot and occasionally steep climbs — Please wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and carry lots of water as well as energy/electrolyte supplements.
Technical Singletrack — We’ll be leading Intermediate and Advanced riders into the singletrack, while Beginner riders will do a double-track out and back. Unfortunately, SDF isn’t a great introduction for New Riders, so we will not host that level this ride. We will resume the New Rider group in October.
Remoteness — SDF has no toilets or water. There are no nearby bike shops. If you run into a technical issue on the trails, you could be a long way from a bail-out point. Please come equipped with basics like a spare tube, tire levers, hand pump and multi-tool.
9:00 am – Arrival, fuel, mingling, and guide meeting
9:30 am – Presentations, announcements
9:45 am – Raffle!
10:00 am – Roll out to the trails
12:00 - 2:00pm – Ride ends, taco eating and shopping begin!
Fun Tip – Pack a cooler with a your favorite beverages and stay for the post-ride lunch hosted by Trail Head Cyclery!
NOTE: Please arrange to pick up and return your demo at Trail Head Cyclery. There will be no pick-up/return at the site of the ride.
Location & Parking
We will be riding at Soquel Demonstration Forest, 29400 Highland Way, Los Gatos. Click here for the official map of the area. Parking is on Hihn's Mill Road, just off Highland Way. We will be set up at the upper parking lot.
Be a Guide!
Are you interested in leading or sweeping for this or future Girls Rock rides? We always appreciate help in this department! Sign up for our guide email list here (the form is on the bottom right of the page) then look out for a separate email communication regarding guiding.