Girls Rock Monthly Ride > MORCA / Fort Ord
Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Rock Monthly Ride > MORCA / Fort Ord

It's been a little while since our last ride, so we're extra excited to announce our first ride of 2019 at Fort Ord with MORCA! They're hosting us with coffee and breakfast bites at the Creekside Terrace Trailhead, followed by our signature raffle featuring fab prizes from from our partners Bell HelmetsCamelbak and Fox.

We'll be keeping with our usual format, breaking into groups by ride level and leaving in waves. If you're unsure about which group to ride with, take a look at our Ride Levels page. We'll have ladies from MORCA to help with guiding, but if you'd like to check out their trails in advance, head on to their website. Trail snacks are sponsored by Clif Bar, so don't forget to grab some for your ride!

Things to note:

  1. There will be a per person fee to cover the cost of a group ride permit at Fort Ord. Payment will be collected on the morning of the ride, so please bring cash ($6 per person) or by debit/credit card ($7 per person). All the money we collect will go directly to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

  2. Parking is limited, so please carpool! Sign up as a driver or passenger here.

  3. We'd love to hang out with you post-ride, so please pack some food and drink and we'll have a little tailgate party!

  4. Please remember to bring your reusable cupfor your morning coffee.

  5. E-bikes are not permitted in Fort Ord. For more information, check this page out.

Schedule:

  • 9:00 am – Arrival, fuel & mingling and Ride Guide meeting

  • 9:30 am – Presentations, Announcement and Raffle!

  • 10:00 - 10:15 am – Roll out to the trails

  • 12:00 - 2:00 pm – Join us post-ride back at the trail head 

Location & Parking:
We'll meet atCreekside Terrace Trailhead Parking Lot. There is ample parking on both sides of Creekside Terrace Road.

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Girls Rock Tinsel-n-Tread Holiday Shindig
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Girls Rock Tinsel-n-Tread Holiday Shindig

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HEY LADIES!
It’s time to trade in your helmet for a party hat as Girls Rock takes it indoors! Join us as we celebrate 2018, and raise funds for the year ahead. Everyone is invited—bring your wallets, your friends, housemates, spouses and partners!

  • Food, drinks and fun

  • $20 Mystery boxes containing items worth up to $150

  • Silent auction with fantastic items to raise funds for Girls Rock

  • Games and other prizes to be won!

This party is on from 5.30 - 9pm Thursday, December 6, Stockwell Cellars, 1100 Fair Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. There is no entrance fee but space is limited, so please RSVP here.

We are a 100% volunteer-run non-profit. Our women’s rides are free events, so please consider helping us with a generous contribution here.


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Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Juliana
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Juliana

[IMPORTANT UPDATE—PLEASE READ]

We were going to have a big close to our riding year, but then the smoke rolled in, the air pollution got to unhealthy levels, and we have to cancel the ride.

But now we have the chance to make this event even more meaningful. 

Together with Juliana Bicycles, we're taking the opportunity to still have a good time together while raising funds for those in need.

Here's the plan:

- Please join us at 1pm at the Juliana/Santa Cruz Factory for free Bruxo tacos and beer. Family is welcome, and there will be tables set up inside to keep you out of the smoke.
- You will have the chance to make cash donations to the victims of the Camp Fire 

- We will still be collecting donations of new/gently used bike clothes and accessories for Trips 4 Kids

- Find out more about Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz programs, and sign up on the spot for a membership!

- Denise from Ho’ala Bodyworks will be there offering massages

If you booked a demo bike:

The bike is still reserved for you, and you are still welcome to check the demo bike out at 9am on Saturday morning. However, you will be riding on your own, at your own risk. 

No need for RSVPs or cancellations, but please do consider coming down and joining us. Juliana Bicycles will be there with tacos and beer for 100 people either way, and they have been a great supporter of women's mountain biking. 

Let's show them our love by eating, drinking and donating!


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Race Curious Event > Cyclocross
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Race Curious Event > Cyclocross

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DISCOVER CYCLOCROSS

Girls Rock Race Curious: Discover Cyclocross, Sun. Oct. 21

Dirt, bikes, costume contests, running over obstacles, hand-ups of beer and dollar bills — it's no wonder that cyclocross is the fastest-growing — and most entertaining — cycling discipline in the US. Here in Northern California, there are cyclocross races happening every weekend from now until January 2019. So if the above sounds like fun, get ready for it by joining our next Race Curious event!

What: Cyclocross Skills Clinic

Where: University Terrace Park, 369 Meder Street, Santa Cruz

When: Sunday, October 21, 10am to 1pm

For: Ladies who are completely new to cyclocross (CX), or who have dabbled in it and want to hone their skills

Equipment: Cyclocross bike or hardtail mountain bike is best, but a full-suspension bike can work too. Helmets, gloves, shoes and water are a must, obviously.

Cost: FREE!

Led by local racer Sarah Jordan, this clinic will cover CX skills like dismounting, running over barriers and up hills with a bike, and remounting while running. Even if you know you won't be killing it at the races, CX skills may translate to increased confidence, additional speed and aerobic capacity for the trails.

WAIT! There is more:

Participants will be prepared try out their new-found skills at the Surf City cyclocross race held the very next weekend at the CDF station in Bonny Doon. AND .... Beginner women receive FREE entries in that race.

You have nothing to lose and all sorts of new bike skills to gain this fall. Hope to see you there!



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Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Bell Joy Ride/Annadel State Park
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Bell Joy Ride/Annadel State Park

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It's finally Fall and we're celebrating it with a field trip to ride with our sisters in the north, Bell Joy Ride Santa Rosa! Hosted by super cool bike and brew shop, Trail House, we'll start with the usual coffee and light bites, followed by our signature raffle featuring prizes from IbisSpokesmanCamelBak and Bell.

After our ride in the beautiful and varied trails of Annadel State Park, we'll return to Trail House for no-host beers and bites. For those of us who get excited about eating and drinking too, here's the menu

Schedule
9:00 am – Arrival, fuel up, ride guides meeting
9:30 am – Presentations, announcements
9:45 am – Raffle!
10:00 am – Roll out to Annadel's trails, led by the women of Bell Joy Ride
12:00 - 2:00pm – Ride ends but the party continues at Trail House!

Location & Parking
We will meet at Trail House, 4036 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. Private parking is available; overflow parking will be in the parking lots to the right and left of Trail House.

Note:
- Please help us be more green and bring your own reusable cup
- Always be vigilant and do not leave valuables in your vehicle

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Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Ibis / Wilder Ranch Trails
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Ibis / Wilder Ranch Trails

Join us in September at Ibis Cycles!

This is a NEW RIDER TO ADVANCED ride. Not sure about your level? Click here.

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It's our last ride of the summer and Ibis Cycles has turned up to PARTY with us! There will be so much going down on Saturday, September 15th, you'll have to forgive us for doing this as a list. 

Ready? Here goes:

DEMO BIKES
YES! Reserve an Ibis demo bike by emailing demoanibis@gmail.com and mention that you’re booking a bike for the Girls Rock ride on September 15. Demos go quickly, so book yours now!

PRE-RIDE


POST-RIDE

  • REFUEL with gourmet paella prepared by Empire Grade Purveyors (vegetarian & meat options), and homemade bread with Chef Daniel's Romesco sauce & Ellie’s vegan beetroot, butter bean and ginger spread.
  • REFRESH yourself with our no-host FUNdraising bar, featuring delicious cocktails generously provided by Venus Spirits. Non-alcoholic beverages like green shots and sparkling water available.
  • RELAX with complimentary massages from Santa Cruz Core. 
  • GET INSPIRED by Roxy Lo, a partner at Ibis Cycles, who will talk to us about being a bicycle designer in an informal Ask-Me-Anything session.

Schedule
9:00 am – Arrival, fuel up, and check out demo bikes.
9:30 am – Presentations, announcements
9:45 am – Raffle!
10:00 am – Roll out to our fav Santa Cruz trails in Wilder Ranch & UCSC
12:00 - 2:00pm – Ride ends, but the party continues at Ibis!

Location & Parking
We will meet at Ibis Cycles, 2240 Delaware Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. There is ample free parking in the main parking lot. Please do not park directly in front of Ibis or next to the chainlink fence.

Note:

  • Please help us be more green and bring your own reusable cup
  • Always be vigilant and do not leave valuables in your vehicle

Remember: Mountain biking is a dangerous sport. When you come riding with us, we assume that you have reviewed risks and accept responsibility for your personal safety. Learn more.

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Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Bicycle Trip
Aug
18
9:30 AM09:30

Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Bicycle Trip

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This is a NEW RIDER TO ADVANCED ride. Not sure about your level? Click here.

This August, we're heading to the lush trees and magic dirt of Santa Cruz with our host Bicycle Trip! Join us pre-ride for breakfast, shopping and our signature raffle, and after the ride, come hang out with us at Seabright Brewery for no-host lunch and drinks!


Just for Girls Rock Riders! 
Receive 20% off everything in Bicycle Trip on the day of the ride, through Sunday, August 19th. Includes Layaways and Special Orders! Simply mention 'Girls Rock Ride' at the point of sale to receive your 20% Off.
Excludes current sale items/bikes. Discount cannot be combined with other offers.

Feed your stoke
The ride ends but the fun doesn’t have to—join us for a post-ride hang out at Seabright Brewery for a no-host afternoon of beer, pub grub and laughter. Bike valet parking is available so getting to fill your tummies is a cinch!

Schedule
9:00 am – Arrival, fuel, mingling, shopping and guide meeting
9:30 am – Presentations, announcements
9:45 am – Raffle with prizes from CamelBakBellClif BarFox Shox and Liv Cycling
10:00 am – Roll out to the trails
12:00 - 2:00pm – Ride ends, re-fueling and shopping begin! 

Location & Parking
We will meet at Bicycle Trip, 1001 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062. There is ample street parking all around. 

Note:
- Please help us be more green and bring your own reusable coffee cup
- Always be vigilant and do not leave valuables in your vehicle

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CANCELLED > Spokes & Strokes — A Girls Rock Paint Party Fundraiser
Jul
29
4:30 PM16:30

CANCELLED > Spokes & Strokes — A Girls Rock Paint Party Fundraiser

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Spokes & Strokes paint party is canceled due to low registration. So, please let us know if you were looking forward to joining us but slow to sign up. We'll use your feedback to determine if we reschedule for a later date. Thank you so much to our generous supporters, Venus Spirits and Paint with Friends.

 

Come join your dirt sisters for an evening of mountain bikes as you've probably never experienced before!

A $50 entry fee includes a two-hour instructional paint party with your own mountain biking themed canvas to take home PLUS dinner by Taquizad Millones Tacos. No host bar. More info: www.paintnwithfriends.com/faqs.html

A portion of the proceeds goes to Girls Rock Women’s MTB, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit offering women no-drop rides and resources that are supportive, social, fun and confidence building. Help us continue to grow our programs!

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Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Trail Head Cyclery @ Demo
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Trail Head Cyclery @ Demo

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Our next ride in Soquel Demonstration Forest is happening Saturday, July 21! We'll be hosted by Trail Head Cyclery who is also putting on a fab lunch spread just for us, so be sure to stick around after the ride. Expect a great raffle giveaway with prizes from our partners CamelbakFox, 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? Use the code GirlsRockDemo! to book your demo bike on the THC website and get $50 off the rental fee. Should you decide to buy a bike, Trail Head Cyclery applies your demo dollars towards the bike you choose. You can pick up your bike from their shop on Friday and return it Saturday before 6 pm. 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 September.

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.

Schedule
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!
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.

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Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Spokesman
Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Spokesman

The days are warming up fast, and our rides just keep getting hotter — in the good way! Spokesman Bicycles is hosting us next, and if that doesn't make you want to sign up already, here are 6 more reasons why you should:

#1 DEMO BIKES are available for this ride, courtesy of Spokesman! if you need one, email marin@spokesmanbicycles.com now to book yours. They get snapped up quickly so act fast!

#2 BREAKFAST & MIMOSAS are a great way to fuel up for a ride with the girls... So that's what we're having!

#3 20% OFF APPAREL & ACCESSORIES at Spokesman only for Girls Rockers, only for the day. Stock up for the summer now!

#4 POST-RIDE MASSAGES from Denise Tu of Ho’āla Bodywork will keep you feeling limber and relaxed.

#5 BLOODY MARYS AND FINGER FOOD after the ride — extra motivation to power through the last climb!

#6 BIKE VALET so that you can shop, eat, drink and get kneaded without a care in the world!

Schedule:

  • 9:00 am – Arrival, fuel & shopping and demo bike check-out
  • 9:30 to 10:00am – Presentations and raffle with prizes from CamelBakBellClif BarFox Shox and of course, Spokesman Bicycles
  • 10:00 - 10:15 am – Roll out to the trails
  • 12:00 - 2:00pm – Join us post-ride back at Spokesman and let the merry-making begin!

Location & Parking:
We will meet at and start our ride from Spokesman Bicycles at 231 Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz. Demo bikes to be returned here as well. If you drive, surrounding downtown parking lots are $5 all day. 

Reminders:

  • Bring your own coffee cup if you can
  • Carpooling is encouraged
  • Do not leave valuables in your car, unattended


Remember: Mountain biking is a dangerous sport. When you come riding with us, we assume that you have reviewed risks and accept responsibility for your personal safety. Learn more.

See you real soon!

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Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Epicenter
May
27
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Epicenter

The seasons are turning and there's no better place to ride out our Spring fever than at the beautiful trails of Santa Cruz! We're always super excited to have Epicenter Cycling host us, and here are the many reasons why:

DEMO DEMO DEMO bikes
We don't always have the luxury of free demo bikes so if you've been waiting for an opportunity to swing a leg over something new, act quickly and secure your Trek Bicycles demo by calling Epicenter at 831-423-9000.

Win something for yourself... or your bike!
For our signature raffle, Epicenter is giving us five $10 vouchers to spend on anything in the store (yay new kit!) and two Basic Bike Tune-Ups valued at $75. 

Pre-ride fuel, post-ride lunch
Arrive early for coffee and breakfast bites. After the ride, come back to the store and share trail stories over beers, ciders and sandwiches.

Schedule:

  • 9:00 am – Arrival, fuel & mingling and Ride Guide meeting
  • 9:30 am – Presentations, Announcements
  • 9:45 am – Raffle! With prizes from our partners CamelbakFox and Epicenter Cycling
  • 10:00 - 10:15 am – Roll out to the trails
  • 12:00 - 2:00pm – Join us post-ride back at Epicenter and let the merry-making begin!

Location & Parking:
We'll meet at Epicenter on Mission Street and ride from the store. There is ample lot parking around, but you are still encouraged to carpool. 

Reminders:
- Bring your own coffee cup if you can
- Carpooling is encouraged
- Bring chains and locks to secure bikes when you're in the store
- Do not leave valuables in your car, unattended

Remember: Mountain biking is a dangerous sport. When you come riding with us, we assume that you have reviewed risks and accept responsibility for your personal safety. Learn more.

See you real soon!

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It's Back! Woodstock Pizza Fundraiser
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

It's Back! Woodstock Pizza Fundraiser

Our favorite way to raise funds is back! This May 3rd, indulging in two of your favorite food groups at Woodstock’s will mean up to 25% of your bill goes to Girls Rock Women’s Mountain Biking. With the proceeds from this night, we hope to fund our Guide Training program so that we can better support our female biking community. Come hang out and have pizza and beer with us!

When: May 3, Thursday, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Woodstock’s Pizza Santa Cruz, 710 Front Street, 831-427-4444
How: Order dine-in or take-out food and beverages between 5pm to 9pm. Just present our flyer or mention “Girls Rock.”
Sorry! Delivery orders do not qualify for donations to our fundraiser.
Where can I get a flyer: Print yours below, or show the flyer image on your phone.

What else? We will be there signing up new CALSTAR memberships. $10 of each new membership fee goes to Girls Rock!

So mark the date and time in your calendars, and come hang out with us! We’ve reserved a spot on the patio from 6-8 if you want to meet, greet and socialize with other Girls Rockers. Questions? Contact kelly@girlsrock-mtb.com. See you then!

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Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Patagonia / Ride @ EMT
Apr
14
9:30 AM09:30

Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Patagonia / Ride @ EMT

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March showers bring lovely April flowers -- not to mention HERO DIRT for mountain bikers! For April's ride, our newest partner, Patagonia, will be hosting us at their outlet in Santa Cruz. They're generously providing us with a pre-ride breakfast, post-ride lunch, exclusive discounts and items from their new women's mountain biking for our raffle, so don't miss out, RSVP now!

Make it a Duathlon!

Got energy to burn and ready for a new challenge? Patagonia Outlet hosts a Saturday Fun Run (~3 flat miles) leaving at 8 am from the store. We all know running is the fast track to fitness, and you’ll be back in time for the ride, so go on, challenge yourself and make it a duathalon! RSVP for the run here.

Try Something, Buy Something

Whether you are a runner or not, come early to enjoy a light breakfast and check out Patagonia's fresh line of women’s mountain bike clothing! Patagonia is offering Girls Rock participants an exclusive discount and with a store chock-full of great buys including new Spring items, you’re sure to find something you need at a great price.

Riding from Patagonia: What to expect

Sorry, no demo bikes. Please come equipped with a working bike, shoes, helmet, hydration pack and basics like a spare tube, tire levers, hand pump and multi-tool. We’ll be closest to Emma McCrary Trailhead (Pogonip), from which you can also access UCSC and Wilder.

Schedule:

  • 9:00 am – Arrival, fuel & mingling and Ride Guide meeting. Be green & bring your own travel mug!
  • 9:30 am – Presentations, Announcements
  • 9:45 am – Raffle! With prizes from our partners CamelbakFox and of course, the good folk of Patagonia.
  • 10:00 - 10:15 am – Roll out to the trails
  • 12:00 - 2:00pm – Join us post-ride back at Patagonia and let the feasting and shopping begin!

Location & Parking:
We'll meet at Patagonia and ride from the store. There is limited lot parking, but also free street parking on Potrero and Amat behind the store. You are encouraged to carpool. Bike parking will be available by the shop, but be security-minded: Leave valuables at home, not in your car. Consider bringing chains and locks to better secure your bike.

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Women's Bike Summit @ Trail House, Santa Rosa
Apr
8
9:00 AM09:00

Women's Bike Summit @ Trail House, Santa Rosa

Women's Bike Summit @ Trail House, Santa Rosa

Sunday, Apr 8th

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This April, lady shredders from all over the Bay Area are joining forces at the first-ever Women's Bike Summit in Santa Rosa led by Amber Streiff of Bell Joy Ride - Santa Rosa, CA and Petra Lindquist of LIV Chix of Marin-Bay Area.

This event will be a chance for you to meet all the amazing women putting on events and to find out what they have planned for 2018. The event will start with dirt and road rides of various levels rolling out from Trail House. After our fun in the sun, groups will roll back to enjoy some refreshing beverages, yummy burritos and a chance to mingle with new friends & vendors. It'll be an incredible day of babes, bikes, burritos and beers!

We've got our tickets; have you? Click on the link and get yours now!

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Girls Rock Monthly Ride > MJA Vineyards / Ride @ Wilder
Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Girls Rock Monthly Ride > MJA Vineyards / Ride @ Wilder

Girls Rock Ride with MJA Vineyards on Saturday, 10th March

It's almost springtime and we think that calls for a celebration! Call your best bike girlfriends and join us for a ride on our home turf of Santa Cruz, followed by a wine-tasting session with our hosts, MJA Vineyards. We'll start off with MJA's own Hawaiian-grown Kona coffee (bring your own mug!) and breakfast bites on their premises, followed by our signature raffle featuring fab prizes from from our partners Bell HelmetsCamelbak and Fox.

After the ride, we'll meet back at MJA Vineyards for no-host wines by the glass. For lunch, you can get a deli sandwich to order at New Leaf next door or delicious baked goods at Kelly's Bakery around the corner, and bring it into MJA's premises — they said they'd be cool with it! Just remember to bring your credit/debit cards along with you. Girls Rock riders will also enjoy a one-day discount of 20% off bottles of wine, along with help in picking out something to suit your palate. In other words... Get ready to shop!

Schedule:

  • 9:00 am – Arrival, fuel & mingling and Ride Guide meeting

  • 9:30 am – Presentations, Announcement and Raffle!

  • 10:00 - 10:15 am – Roll out to the trails

  • 12:00 - 2:00pm – Join us post-ride back at MJA Vineyards

Location & Parking:
We'll meet at MJA Vineyards' Westside Tasting Room & Cellar. There is ample free street parking all around. Be security minded: After the ride, conceal and lock your bike inside your car.

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.

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MBOSC Dig Day presented by Juliana Bicycles
Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

MBOSC Dig Day presented by Juliana Bicycles

This February, we're setting aside our regular ride for the opportunity to get down and dirty with the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz for a Ladies Dig Day, sponsored by Juliana Bicycles. It's the funnest way to give back to the trails, hands down! (Pun fully intended.)

MBOSC strictly limits participants to the first 60 women who sign up. Register now! And if in the end you can't go, please let MBOSC know so they can open up the space to someone else.

Time: 9am to 2pm
Place: Meet at the open field near the Emma McCrary Trailhead
Parking: Extremely limited. Please carpool and/or ride your bike to the location. You'll get extra raffle tickets for doing so!
Equipment: Bring a filled water bottle or hydration bag, bike helmet, gloves, sturdy covered-toe shoes, clothing layers as dictated by the weather
Food: Our host MBOSC and sponsor Juliana Bicycles will bring coffee and breakfast, snacks, lunch and post-ride refreshments. You bring your reusable cup!

But the last time I held a shovel I was five and sitting in a sandbox.
No experience with trail building? No problem. MBOSC has all the tools and expertise needed to get you working the ground. 

I can't stay till 2pm. Does that mean I shouldn't come at all?
Join us anyway! If you have to leave early, make sure your crew leader knows.

Is this a rain or shine event?
No. The weather will affect whether or not we can go ahead with the event. Check your email the morning of the event to see if there have been any updates. 

Click here to find out more or sign up to be part of the MBOSC–Juliana Bicycles Ladies Dig Day!

Ladies Dig Day is an event by the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC). By signing up and completing MBOSC's waiver, you accept the risks—and the rewards—associated with working on trails. Learn more about Dig Days here.

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Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Fort Ord with MORCA
Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Rock Monthly Ride > Fort Ord with MORCA

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope everyone has had a lovely festive season. Now it's time for us to kick it into high gear again! For our first ride of 2018, we'll be venturing out to the rolling hills of Fort Ord with MORCA. We'll start off with coffee and breakfast bites at the Creekside Terrace Trailhead, followed by our signature raffle featuring fab prizes from from our partners Bell HelmetsCamelbak and Fox.

We'll be keeping with our usual format, breaking into groups by ride level and leaving in waves. If you're unsure about which group to ride with, take a look at our Ride Levels page. We'll have ladies from MORCA to help with guiding, but if you'd like to check out their trails in advance, head on to their website!

Schedule:

  • 9:00 am – Arrival, fuel & mingling and Ride Guide meeting
  • 9:30 am – Presentations, Announcement and Raffle!
  • 10:00 - 10:15 am – Roll out to the trails
  • 12:00 - 2:00pm – Join us post-ride back at the trail head 

Location & Parking:
We'll meet at Creekside Terrace Trailhead Parking Lot, accessed off Reservation Road by turning onto Portola Road. There is ample parking on both sides of Creekside Terrace Road.

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.

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Girls Rock Race Curious > DISCOVER CYCLOCROSS
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Girls Rock Race Curious > DISCOVER CYCLOCROSS

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Dirt, bikes, running over obstacles and hand-ups of beer and dollar bills — it's no wonder that cyclocross is the fastest growing cycling discipline in the US. Here in Northern California, there are cyclocross races happening every weekend from now till January 2018 so if the above sounds like fun, get ready for it by joining our next Race Curious event!

What: Cyclocross Skills Clinic
Where: University Terrace Park, 369 Meder Street, Santa Cruz
When: Saturday,  December 16, 10am to 1pm
For: Ladies who are completely new to cyclocross, or who have dabbled in it and want to hone their skills
Equipment: Cyclocross bike or hardtail mountain bike would be best, but a full-suspension bike would work too. Helmets, gloves, shoes and water are a must, obviously. 
Cost: FREE! 

Led by local racer Sarah Jordan, this clinic will cover skills like dismounting, running over barriers and up hills with a bike, and remounting while running. Participants will be prepared to try out their new-found skills at the Surf City cyclocross race held the following day, Sunday, December 17, at the CDF station in Bonny Doon. 

Questions? Email sarah@girlsrock-mtb.com.

See you soon!

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CANCELLED: Girls Rock > Specialized / Henry Coe Riders
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

CANCELLED: Girls Rock > Specialized / Henry Coe Riders

November 2nd Update:

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: 
Girls Rock & Specialized at Henry Coe, Saturday 4th Nov

 All of us at Girls Rock and Specialized are really gutted to have to cancel the ride we had planned for this Saturday at Henry Coe. 

We thank you all so much for your enthusiasm and support but with rain forecasted for Friday night and Saturday morning, we fear that 120 girls and their bikes would be too much for the delicate trails of Henry Coe. We're already in discussion with the good folk of Specialized on when we could reschedule this, and will let you know in due course.

Should the weather make a turn for the better, some of us at Girls Rock will be heading to Henry Coe for a totally casual, unofficial, intermediate-level ride. If you think you'd like to come hang out on bikes with us, keep tabs on our Facebook page. We'll let you know there if it's happening!

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We're super excited about this next ride! Not only are we venturing out to Henry Coe State Park, but we've got Specialized Bicycle Components hosting us and boy, are they rolling out the red carpet! They're making every stage of our ride extra special (see what we did there?) so instead of our usual introduction, we'll get right into the schedule with details on what you can look forward to.

8:30am – 9:15am: Yoga
Hosted by Specialized, this pre-ride yoga practice is sure to get you warmed up and ready to hit the trails. Please arrive a little before 8:30am to join the class, and bring your own yoga mat.

9:00am – 10:00am: Registration, DEMO BIKE pick-up, breakfast and mingling
YES! We will have women-specific demo bikes from Specialized available for this ride. Booking information will be provided with our next invitation, so look out for that one. Don't need a bike? Come early anyway to pick up your raffle ticket, enjoy a coffee, breakfast pastry and girl talk.

10:00am – 1:00pm: All levels head out to the trails
Specialized is sending each of our groups out with a mechanic for technical support, seeing as Henry Coe is quite remote. Isn't that amazing?

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Taco lunch and Raffle!
All groups should plan to be back by 1pm for a delicious taco lunch sponsored by Specialized. Don't get too lost in the carnitas because at 1:30pm, we'll hold our raffle with loads of prizes from Specialized as well as our partners Bell HelmetsCamelbak and Fox.

Location & Parking
We will be meeting at the Henry Coe State Park, at the Hunting Hollow Entrance. There is ample parking available. It usually costs $6 per car, but Specialized will be covering all our parking costs so just roll on up!

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.

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Girls Rock October 7th > Bike Station Santa Cruz
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Rock October 7th > Bike Station Santa Cruz

In just two weeks, please plan to join us for our October ride as we head back to our beloved trails of Santa Cruz with Bike Station Santa Cruz! We'll begin the morning with breakfast and coffee donated by the good folk of Zizzo's, followed by our signature raffle with great prizes from our partners Bell Helmets, CamelbakFoxVittoria and more!

Demo a bike!
Liv Cycling and Giant Bicycles are working with Bike Station to hook you ladies up with demo bikes for this ride. To book yours, call the shop at 831-226-5050 or email info@bikestationscc.com today! On the day of the ride, be sure to arrive early to check out your demo bike and get it set up properly for your ride.

What else you ask?!
Bike Station Santa Cruz is giving Girls Rock riders 15% off all regular-priced items on the day of the ride! Sweet deal! In addition to this, Zizzo's will have food and wine available for purchase post ride AND they will be donating a percent of all purchases to Girls Rock. Win-win! So bring along a few bucks for food and drink post ride. There will be live music and socializing to be had.

Schedule
9:00 am – Arrival, fuel, mingling, checking out of demo bikes and guide meeting
9:30 am – Presentations, announcements
9:45 am – Raffle!
10:00 am – Roll out to the trails
12:00 - 2:00 pm – Ride ends, all riders return to shop, demo bikes are returned and food/drinks/socializing and more shopping begins!

Needed: Volunteer shuttlers!
After the morning breakfast, briefing and raffle, all participants will need to be shuttled to their respective groups' trail heads. While some of the riders will be able to use one of the shuttles provided, the majority of us will need to get there by carpooling. If you are able and willing to shuttle your fellow riders, look out for the prompt when you sign-up on Eventbrite for the ride here. And thanks in advance!

Location & Parking
Bike Station Santa Cruz is located in a shopping plaza at 3555 Clares St, Suite T Capitola, CA 95010 and there is ample parking out front. 

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.

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Girls Rock > Trail Head Cyclery @ Demonstration Forest
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Rock > Trail Head Cyclery @ Demonstration Forest

  • Soquel Demonstration State Forest (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NEXT RIDE: Saturday September 23, Trail Head Cyclery

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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, CamelbakFox, 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.

Schedule
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.

 

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Woodstock Pizza Fundraiser
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

Woodstock Pizza Fundraiser

Oh yeah, you read that right! This August 24th, for the first time ever, indulging in two of your favorite food groups at Woodstock’s will mean up to 25% of your bill goes to Girls Rock Women’s Mountain Biking. With the proceeds from this night, we hope to fund our Guide Training program so that we can better support our female biking community. Girls Rock representatives will be on hand in case you want to say “Hi!”!

When: August 24, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Woodstock’s Pizza Santa Cruz, 710 Front Street, 831-427-4444
How: Order dine-in or take-out food and beverages between 5pm to 9pm. Just present our flyer or mention “Girls Rock.”
Sorry! Delivery orders do not qualify for donations to our fundraiser.
Where can I get a flyer: Print yours below, or show the flyer image on your phone.

What else? We will be there signing up new CALSTAR memberships. $10 of each new membership fee goes to Girls Rock!

So mark the date and time in your calendars, and come hang out with us! We’ve reserved a spot on the patio from 6-8 if you want to meet, greet and socialize with other Girls Rockers. Questions? Contact kelly@girlsrock-mtb.com. See you then!

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Girls Rock > Spokesman Bicycles
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Rock > Spokesman Bicycles

Girls Rock @ Spokesman Bicycles

Saturday, Aug 19th

A ride with Spokesman Bicycles is always a party, and you’re invited to the next one! These guys & gals are hosting us at their downtown Santa Cruz location, starting with a complimentary pre-ride breakfast and ending with a keg party (woop woop!) after our ride. We’ll also have our signature Girls Rock raffle with lots of good stuff from the likes of Bell HelmetsCamelBakFox and more.

Try Something, Buy Something
Looking to demo a bike? Email marin@spokesmanbicycles.com and she’ll set you up. Demo bikes and sizes are limited in number, and are assigned on a first come, first served basis. If you’re all sorted for bikes, you’re in luck too because just for one day, Spokesman Bicycles is giving Girls Rock riders 20% off all accessories!

Want more love from us? 
We're always trying to reduce waste, so we'd love it if you brought your own cups for your morning coffee or afternoon beer. 

Schedule

  • 9:00 am – Arrival, demo check-outs, fuel, mingling, and guide meeting 
  • 9:30 am – Presentations, announcements
  • 9:45 am – Raffle!
  • 10:00 am – Roll out to the trails
  • 12:00 - 2:00 pm – Ride ends, demo bikes to be returned

Head back to Spokesman Bicycles for our keg party! Light bites and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. 

Location
We will meet at and start our ride from Spokesman Bicycles at 231 Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz. Demo bikes to be returned here as well.

Parking
If you drive, surrounding downtown parking lots are $5 all day. Spokesman will also provide a bike valet to allow you to enjoy more post-ride socializing time.

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.

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Race Curious > Wilder Ranch
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Race Curious > Wilder Ranch

In our next Race Curious event, we’re taking a closer look at one of Santa Cruz’s most beloved cross-country (XC) races: The Old Cabin Classic.

If you've never tried mountain bike racing, if you’ve thought of doing this race but weren't ready to try or even if you've raced it before but want to do better next time, this Race Curious event is for you! 

Using the Old Cabin race route, we will:

  • Field general questions on racing
  • Discuss and test out different line options
  • Discuss and practice tricky sections
  • Learn how to prepare for and work towards a race
  • Cover important tips on nutrition and pre-race routines
  • Practice XC race-specific skills like mass starts, pacing, passing and strategy

You can look forward to a great morning of bonding, sharing and confidence-building with other Race Curious women just like yourself! To ensure that everyone gets enough attention and practice time, we're capping the participant number to 10 ladies.

Date: 23 July, Sunday
Time: 10am to 1pm
Location: We’ll meet near the public restrooms in Wilder Ranch State Park. Parking Lot
Parking: $10 per entry, or you could choose to park along Cabrillo Highway just before the turn into Wilder Ranch

If you’ve any questions, contact Sarah Jordan.

See you soon!
Girls Rock Race Curious 

Check out the Race Curious page for more information about the program!

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Girls Rock July 8 > Juliana Bicycles
Jul
8
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Rock July 8 > Juliana Bicycles

Girls Rock Ride, hosted by Juliana Bicycles

Saturday, July 8th

ALL LEVELS WELCOME! (Not sure about your level? Click here.)

It’s our first ride of the summer and we’re kicking it off with two of our favorite things: The legendary loam of Santa Cruz and our homegirl gone big, Juliana Bicycles. You know this ride is going to be one for the books.

Try a Juliana
Juliana Bicycles, Santa Cruz Bicycles' women's line, have put together 30 demo bikes for us. THIRTY. We can’t believe it either. If you want to get on the list, sign-up here and arrive a little earlier on the day to check out your bike.

Eat something, win something
Not demo-ing a bike? Come early anyway to enjoy coffee and breakfast compliments of our hosts at Juliana. Don’t forget to pick up your raffle ticket when you check in; you could win one of two Juliana softgoods prize packages, a Bell helmet, a Camelbak hydration bag, Bollé sunglasses, and many other fun things from Bell Joy Ride and Fox!

Schedule & Location
9:00 am – Arrival, demo check-outs, 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, demo bikes to be returned
Head straight on to Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing for post-ride, no-host beers and bites!

We’ll meet and roll out from the Santa Cruz Bicycles HQ. All demo bikes are to be returned here as well.

Parking
With the Westside Farmers Market going on in the lot directly across from Santa Cruz Bicycles (Western Drive and Mission Extension), surrounding free street parking will be scarce. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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.

Sign up Today
Tickets to our rides go quick, so if you're interested, book your spot now! You can always come back to Eventbrite and change your reservation if you can't make it after all. Looking forward to seeing you on July the 8th!

 

 

 

 

 

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Girls Rock/Bell Joy Ride> Hosted by Trail House
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Rock/Bell Joy Ride> Hosted by Trail House

Girls Rock/Bell Joy Ride > Hosted by Trail House

Saturday, June 10th

This June’s Girls Rock ride is a special one: We’re heading up north to join our wheel-life sisters, Bell Joy Ride Santa Rosa! They’ll be taking our merry gang through the trails of Annadel State Park, where our no-drop, all-levels ride will traverse anything from wide doubletrack with amazing views, to wooded singletrack or even rocky superchunk heaven. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, we’ll also have a raffle of great gear from the likes of Clif Bar, Fox, Bollé, Bell and Camelbak!

Meet
YASSSS. Someone’s finally brought the holy trinity of beer, bites and bikes together and it’s called Trail House. You’ll want to get here early on Saturday morning for SightGlass coffee (classy!) and a snack while you check out the merch and the menus. Trail House is kindly giving us girls 10% off everything for one day only*, and don’t you think beer and shopping sounds like a great post-ride activity?
*Gift cards and labor not included

Eat
The Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance (REMBA) is sponsoring our lunch after the ride. And a mini bike clinic. And a bike wash station. How awesome are they?! Make sure you stop by their tent to say hi and get to know these folks.

Exchange
Both Girls Rock and Bell Joy Ride Santa Rosa will be talking about who we are and what we do, so if you’ve never ridden with either group before, this will be a great opportunity to get to know us!

Schedule:
• 9:00 am – Arrival, fuel & mingling AND RIDE GUIDE MEETING for leaders and sweepers
• 9:45 am – Presentations, Announcements, and Raffle!
• 10:00 - 10:15 am – Roll out to the trails
• 12:00 - 2:00 pm – Ride concludes, but stay for the drinks, food and shopping! 

Parking:
Private parking is available; overflow parking will be on the street.

Rain plan:
Rain will cancel the ride so please keep an eye on the weather and stay tuned for updates!

See you on Saturday, the 10th of June!

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