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.
- 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 Camelbak, Fox 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.