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!
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 Helmets, Camelbak 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.