SheShreds at Stevens Pass: Biking with SheJumps & Bell Joy Ride – Recap

Opening weekend was one for the books as SheJumps teamed up with Bell Joy Ride and hit the hill for the third annual GTGO SheShreds @ Stevens Pass.

Attendees broke into groups based on ride levels. Each group was assigned an experienced ride leader from the Evergreen Crank Sisters, Bell Joy Ride, and SheJumps volunteers. We had eight women brand new to mountain biking join us and were teamed with the excellent instructors of Stevens Pass to get the ultimate introduction to Downhill Mountain Biking.
The stoke was high as we set off on our “No-Drop” group rides.
The mystical garifficorn was easily spotted all over the hill.
After lunch, Stevens Pass provided an Advanced Jumps and Drops Clinic with their certified instructor Shannon Mahre-Skouras. The group spent the afternoon working on proper technique and skill building and worked into more technical and advanced riding.
Lady trains make us smile. Our cheeks still hurt from laughing.
Our sponsors we’re more than generous and the ladies were hyped.
The youngest shredders amongst us scored big time.
THANK YOU to all of our sponsors and a HUGE thank you to Stevens Pass for hosting us for another year. A big Shout out to Shannon Mahre and Kristen Faris for running the advance clinic, as well as Evergreen Cranksisters and Bell Joy Ride gals from Gig Harbor for sending awesome ride leader volunteers our way!

 

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Bell Joy Ride Ambassador

Natasha Weiss

Full resolution photos can be located here (not forever, but at least for now :) ), big thanks to Ryan French for chasing us around all day!

Big thanks to all of our local sponsors!

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And of course another thanks to our national sponsors as well!

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As well as EcoLips and Treeline Coffee.

SheJumps Goat Yoga at Wobbly Ranch – Recap

Sunday, June 25th, in what was the most huggy, kissy and giggly Shejumps event that I have been to, 20 hardy Girafficorns gathered at The Wobbly Ranch in Snohomish Washington for some very hot goat yoga.  We were greeted upon arrival by “Olaf” the pickpocket goat who reminded us to secure all of our belongings!

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The 90 plus degree temps only added to the workout while participants took part in a full yoga class outdoors in a pastural farm setting.  There were plenty of hydration, petting, and selfie breaks throughout the session as the adorable “kids” wandered the enclosed yoga pen interacting, eating grass, and making the most interesting noises.  Giggles and goat sounds made for the noisiest yoga session ever!

Post yoga,  Wobbly Ranch owner Amanda gave us all a brief insight into the past and present lives of these rescue goats.  Their individual stories were heartwarming and heartbreaking.  We all agree, life is now great for these wonderful animals at their new home.

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We then all had time for photos, hugs, visiting all of the larger (horns included) animals, cold beverages,  a little time trial croquet competition in the pasture and a drawing for some great swag.

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Thank you to all who attended and Wobbly Ranch for your chilled out, welcoming atmosphere……and to our awesome donors!

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SheJumps Ambassador 

Cheryl Kochevar

Big thanks to our Sponsors!

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Get the Girls Out at Beartooth Basin – Recap

Not even rain, wind, blowing snow, or broken generators can deter the Girafficorn Nation! Over 25 ladies of all ages from all over the country, braved the extreme weather and joined us for our Get The Girls Out at Beartooth Basin on June 16. Our event was the kickoff for Mountain Riders Alliance’s first annual Summer Shredfest.

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The ladies started the day by making their own capes and enjoying Geo coffee from Treeline Coffee Roasters in the Sego Skis’ tour bus. While we were waiting to hear the fate of Beartooth Basin’s broken generator, there was no lack of fun, smiles, or entertainment: balloon animals were made, the pterodactyl game was played, and of course dance parties broke out.

SheJumps Ambassador, Betsy Manero, preparing some Treeline Geo's for the participants.

SheJumps Ambassador, Betsy Manero, preparing some Treeline Geo’s for the participants.

A few of the ladies enjoying their time on the Sego Skis bus.

A few of the ladies enjoying their time on the Sego Skis bus.

Once the skies started to clear the ladies ventured out of the bus for a raffle with phenomenal prizes from our amazing partners.

Raffle time!

Raffle time!

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Later we found out that due to the generator issue, Beartooth Basin would not open for the day. Again, the ladies were not deterred or discouraged, they just got creative. One group, led by pro skier and SheJumps co-founder, Lynsey Dyer, planned an afternoon backcountry ski mission on the Gardner Headwall, while the rest of the group planned an afternoon hike in the Red Lodge area. Of course both missions were a success! While Lynsey’s group hiked and skied along the amazing Beartooth Highway, the hiking group trekked through the Custer Gallatin National forest on the Silver Run Loop. Along the way they encountered beautiful wildflower meadows and roaring rivers.

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The next day we were able to rally the women and ski all day at Beartooth Basin. The weather was the complete opposite of the previous day. Instead of being bundled up in Gore-Tex from head to toe, the ladies were skiing in tutus, capes, and t-shirts.

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Sego Skis and Coalition Snow were at the Basin all weekend with their demo fleets, so our SheJumpers were able to get out and rip around on some of their fun new skis. Also during our ski day, the ladies were able to watch the Freeride World Tour Qualifier competition and cheer on the competitors. And of course, no ski day is complete without an après session to celebrate the community, Sego Skis provided hot dogs and beer to anyone there.

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A special thanks to all of our amazing partners and the Mountain Rider’s Alliance who helped make this event so special: Treeline Coffee Roasters, Mountain Khakis, Essential Wipes, Kuhl, Eco LipsSunday Afternoons, Coola, Toad&Co., KIND Apparel, Sunski, Western RiseRumpl

SheJumps & Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp in Park City

Utah Jumpers!

We’re stoked to be partnering with Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camps for their upcoming camp in Park City July 22nd-23rd! Whether you’re new to mountain biking or a veteran of the sport, you’ll finish camp a stronger cyclist and log a ton of miles (both up and down – we’re too tough for lifts!) with a bunch of awesome ladies.

Start each day at Storm Cycles before heading over to the fields at nearby Trailside Elementary for morning skill sessions. Following lunch (sponsored by local favorite Boneyard Saloon & Kitchen), afternoons will see us branching out onto multiple trails so we can all bite off as much of a challenge as we want. A short list of favorite trails includes Mid Mountain, Lost Prospector, Round Valley, Sweeneys, and the ever-expanding selections at Guardsman’s Pass and Trailside Park.

Bring your own bike, or rent/demo with Storm Cycles at $75 per day. To book your rental in advance, call the shop at 435-513-5518. Storm Cycles is also offering series participants 15% off clothing, parts and accessories, and 10% off bike purchases during the camp weekend.

View full details and register on the Dirt Series website, and follow the event on Facebook for updates! See you there!

About The Trek Dirt Series: the series offers twenty mountain bike camps throughout Western Canada and the US — women’s specific and co-ed, cross-country and downhill, and beginner through advanced. The program has such a great reputation for progressive confidence-inspiring instruction that 75% of participants are either referred by their friends or returning campers themselves.

That reputation is built on participant-focused coaching, proven progressions, and an incredibly supportive group of experienced staff to learn from and ride with. Instruction at the Trek Dirt Series mountain bike camps ranges from basic front wheel lifts and switchback turns to technical climbs, descents, drops and jumps.