We were so excited to introduce the Granite Girls Mountain Bike Program in 2021, and it now continues with regular social rides in and around Beechworth.
The program which ran from July 2021 to February 2022 aimed to inspire more women to mountain bike more often and enjoy the physical, social and mental health benefits of being in nature with like-minded women.
The initial program included free monthly professional mountain bike coaching sessions with local experts from The Fastline Bikademy for beginner to intermediate riders as well as regular social rides guided by local volunteer coaches.
Now that the formal skills development part of the program has completed (for now!), we are still getting out on our bikes for regular mid-week and weekend rides.
New riders are very welcome to join in on the social rides, we meet outside the Old Beechworth Gaol at 6.30pm on Tuesday nights (lights & layers are necessary over winter!), and 10.00am on Sundays.
The night rides are generally fitness-focussed on gravel roads in the forests surrounding Beechworth, with lots of us still getting used to riding with lights. The Sunday rides are sometimes based at the MTB park, or exploring other trails in the region. On-trail tips and help will be offered by club volunteer instructors and experienced riders as much a possible to help all our riders to become more confident on the rocky Beechworth trails.
Our rides are primarily about having lots of FUN on bikes. If you’re feeling at all unsure about whether it is for you, whether you’re fit/ brave/ tough/ cool enough to join in, our answer is ABSOLUTELY YES! Please join us 🙂
Just email us if you have any questions about getting involved, we look forward to welcoming even more riders into the Granite Girls Gang!
The Granite Girls Mountain Bike Program was jointly sponsored by the Victoria State Government through the 2020-21 Change Our Game Community Activation Grant and Shingleback Off Road, with additional funding provided by Indigo Shire Council.