SheJumps Downhill MTB at Sugarbush Resort- July 30

Come join SheJumps and sugarbush Resort for Women’s Downhill Day, in Warren Vermont. This is a great way to introduce yourself to downhill mountain biking, or hit the trails with new friends.

Basic instruction is provided to those who have not ridden downhill before. You must pre register via Eventbrite for this event. If you want to rent a bike, you have to call Sugarbush Resort Rental Shop and reserve it. The cost does not include a ticket, the ticket needs to be purchased on eventbrite. Bikes will sell out very quickly there is only a limited number it’s highly suggested you call and reserve the bike and then get your ticket on eventbrite.
http://www.sugarbush.com/activities/downhill-biking/

Group Options
Beginner basic skills-for those who have never downhill mountain biked
Intermediate skills- for those who have been downhill mountain biking before

Once you sign up via eventbrite please email me at Mcmerbit@gmail.com to let me know which one you would like to do.

Day at Sugarbush Schedule
9:15am to 10am- Check in and get your tickets, rentals and get ready we leave at 10am!
10am to 12pm Groups head out to ride
12pm- Lunch Break
12:45pm to 3pm- Group ride

What to Wear & Bring

Wear comfortable clothes suitable for exercising. This includes athletic shoes and socks but no open toe shoes. We require approved bike helmets and we strongly recommend that you wear a full face helmet. Additionally, we recommend that you have protective body armor that includes, leg protection, chest protection and elbow pads. This protective equipment can be rented through our rental shop. Gloves, goggles, and other recommended gear is also available for purchase at the retail store. It may rain or drizzle so be prepared to bring a rain jacket. It may also get hot and muggy, so remember to bring water or sports drink when riding.

What to Expect

Sugarbush Resort is a gravity-fed park. You take the lift up and ride down the mountain. This style of riding is best suited for very specific bicycles and gear. We highly recommend a minimum wheel diameter of 26″, protective body armor, a minimum of 4″ of shock travel, and we also recommend that all seats be set at a lower position. Riding a real downhill or enduro mountain bike with lots of plush suspension and big brakes will give you a more enjoyable riding experience. Like any sport or outdoor activity, Downhill Mountain Biking has certain risks. However, these risks can be minimized and you can have a safe, enjoyable and injury free experience by being personally responsible for your own physical wellbeing, making good decisions.

Do you want to rent or bring your own bike?

You can bring your own bike. However, only Mountain Bikes are allowed. We do not allow Road Bikes, BMX Bikes, Hybrid Bikes, Cyclocross Bikes or Beach Cruisers. All bikes must have front and rear brakes in proper working condition. No coaster brakes are allowed. All brakes must be a V-Style or Disc Brake configuration. No single pivot brakes are allowed! It is highly recommended that all bikes have at least a front suspension system. It is also highly recommended that all riders drop their seat posts When in doubt, drop your seat posts! This will give you the range of motion necessary for a safe neutral riding position when negotiating bumpy, undulating terrain. While you may feel as though the seat post height on your current XC set up is proper, a lower seat height is strongly recommended.

Location and Tickets

Sugarbush Resort is located at 1840 Sugarbush Access Road / Warren, VT 05.
Please reserve tickets ahead of time by clicking the Eventbrite link.
Please call 802-583-6504 to rent a bike ahead of time.

SheJumps into The Trees

Join SheJumps for a unique opportunity to try recreational tree climbing with Riverside Outfitters. Instructors will teach the techniques that professional arborists use for ascending into trees on a vertical tree climb and limb walking. The Riverside Outfitters staff of expert climbers will provide all the encouragement, coaching and care climbers need to move beyond their initial comfort zone and realize the rewards of accomplishment. This event is open to girls age 5 to adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No tree climbing experience necessary.

What do you bring to climb trees?

  • - Snug fitting gardening style gloves with a rubberized palm (optional).
  • - Tennis shoes or hiking style boots, avoid minimalist shoes like toe shoes, no sandals.
  • - T-shirt and long shorts (short shorts will be uncomfortable with the harness).
  • - Eye glasses / sunglasses with a strap.
  • - Nylon rain jackets for wet weather.

This will definitely be a unique experience and a chance to meet new women.

***Space is limited, so invite a friend and reserve your spot today!

Cost: $40 (includes all necessary equipment)
 
Eventbrite - SheJumps into the Trees - Richmond, VA

Contact: Lori Tuskey -lbtuskey123@gmail.com

Join the Facebook event to get the latest updates!

 

Summer Partnerships

SheJumps is excited to announce our summer 2017 partnerships, in support of our summer raffles. These companies are supporting 15 events this summer. We are grateful to be working with brands that support the participation of women and girls in the outdoors, not only in the products they make, but in their business practices and by donating to our fundraising efforts. Learn more!

WILD RYE

Wild Rye is a woman owned and operated company based in specializing in getting you outfitted for the single track or the skin track. This summer, our mountain bike events will be raffling off a full Wild Rye Kit! That’s right! Yummy fabrics, cute prints and fit for real women. Get a preview here of their shorts, chammies and shirts.

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COOLA

Summer outdoor adventures can get ruined if you get a sun-burn. Girraficorns know that taking care of her skin is just as important as being in the outdoors. For the travelers, this summer we’ll be raffling organic skin and suncare travel kits at selected events. In addition to sunscreen, Coola is also offering plenty of samples for you to try out their mineral B&B cream, day cream, and after sun care. We love COOLA’s natural ingredients and farm to face practices and hope you will to.

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WESTERN RISE

Western Rise’s Kelly Watters was named by Outside Magazine as one of the coolest new small brands. We’re grateful for Kelly’s support in our raffle program this summer. All mountain-town girls appreciate that fact that once the sun goes down in the summer, it’s time to don the trusty flannel. Western Rise as donated these beautiful flannels to selected events. Can’t make it?

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SUNSKI

Nothin’ cools off the summer heat like a cute pair of shades. From trendy mirrored to lavender, rose and blue lenses, SUNSKI shades bring in the fun. We’re not only impressed by Sunski’s on point styles – we think their practices are pretty rad. Sunski donates 1% to the planet and is proud to join the Girraficorn nation.

“Sunski is stoked to partner with SheJumps because we want to support organizations focused on increasing access to the outdoors and empowering women and girls to try new things. On a personal note, getting outdoors, exploring and pushing limits has been really fundamental to my personal development. Jumping into new things is scary, but less intimidating when you’re surrounded by a supportive and badass community”- Sasha at Sunski.

Fifteen ladies will win these at events this summer but you can also grab a discount on their site using the code Shejumps.

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MOUNTAIN KHAKIS

We are having a hard time picking our favorite Mountain Khakis items – from adventure ready coolers, to market basket totes, to a wide array of adventure lifestyle wear. Lucky for us, we don’t have to! Mountain Khakis is donating $75 gift cards to 15 events this summer.

“As the MK brand has evolved, so has the need to get everyone is comfortable and functional outdoor apparel. With this said, MK is proud to partner with SheJumps to help women and girls get outside! Education, knowledge and adventure are key functions of this partnership and we look forward to helping these folks reach their highest potential through the outdoors.”

They’ve also shared this limited time discount code – SHEJUMPSMK20 (July 6-20) for our faithful Girraficorns. Visit their site to take advantage of the discount!

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ESSENTIAL WIPES

For the adventurers who want to live fresh and play fresh, you’ll be a huge fan of Essential Wipes. Debuting in our swag bags all summer with larger packs being raffled off, you’ll never have to use “diaper wipes” again. A small miracle, an Essential Wipe is a dry compressed bamboo tablet infused with organic therapeutic essential oils. Add less than an ounce of water and they turn into an aromatic, cleansing, travel towelette. Compact and light, Essential Wipes are all natural with no alcohol or preservatives and are completely biodegradable. Made with only botanical ingredients that give a pure and radiant experience. Add a few drops of water and you’re on your way to spa day in the backcountry. They’re also great for first aid and personal hygiene. Can’t make it to an event?

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RUMPL

If you get yourself wrapped up in a RUMPL blanket you will literally never want to go without. From van life, to camping, to hammock time, Rumpl’s are the snuggliest thing going. Think your softest puffy jacket made into a blanket.

“Rumpl is well on it’s way to launching more than blankets this summer, we’ve got a Kickstarter launching for an awesome new product inspired by our Original Puffy. We’re also hosting a summer road trip giveaway worth over $4000. So keep and eye out and follow us on our blog or social media @gorumpl to be a part of our journey. We are all about partnerships and want to inspire more people to try new things and get outside, we are a company rooted and inspired by the outdoors.”

Win one at an event or grab your own on their site with the discount code SheJumps15.

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KRIMSON KLOVER

From summer dresses to stylish wraps and beautiful sweaters, Krimson Klover’s female owned and operated business is proud to help outfit the Girraficorn Nation.

“We are women, designing for women, amid wild and wonderful beauty. We’re rooted in the mountains of Colorado, surrounded by inspiration and ready to roam. We believe in living boldly, in bringing our passion and vision and purpose to life. We create quality-driven products, apparel that invigorates your spirit and flatters your body and mind. We craft fashions that captivate, that accent your adventures and cloak you in daring” – Krimson Klover.

They’ve donated $100 gift cards to selected events and extended the following discount code to our community SHEJUMPS17.

GMC Long Trail Hike and Alpine slide, Peru Vt- July 1

Join SheJumps and The Green Mountain Club for a wooded trail  hike up the Long Trail from Rtes 11/30 in Manchester to summit Bromley Mountain. At the summit, enjoy the view of  surrounding mountain ranges of Vermont, NY and MA, before walking down to mid-mountain for a free Alpine Slide ride to the bottom at Bromley Mountain’s Adventure park and parking lot. A high altitude ZIPLINE can also be ridden with a purchase of a $20 ticket From the Bromley Mountain Adventure Park at the base. Ride 4- abreast for a harnessed zip descent! A Ropes Course is also an additional activity on the mountain after the hike. Stay after for music and food on the outside deck at Bromley Mountain Resort.

When: Noon -3pm
Where: 3984 Vt-Route 11, Peru , VT   Meet at Bromley Mountain parking lot

Cost: Free!

RSVP:https://shejumpsgmchikeandride.eventbrite.com

For more information on a day out in the mountains of Manchester and Peru, call Katie Brooks at 516-978-4016  or Katie.adams@shejumps.org  PLEEEEEEZE RSVP!

“Its going to be an epic day, you can count on it! says Katie Brooks, trail guide for Green Mountain Club and Regional Coordinator for SheJumps in Vermont” Meet at the Bromley Parking lot –Look for car with a unicorn head on the roof. We will leave some cars there and carpool to the Long Trail .   Bring a dry shirt, a snack, water and your camera!

 

SheJumps Bike Clinic at 2nd Track Sports

The guys at 2nd Tracks in Salt Lake have done it again!  We had a great bike maintenance clinic lead by Tim.  He answered all of our questions from changing a tubeless and tube tire, to what essentials should be in our pack.  (Don’t forget extra CO2 cartridges!)  He also helped us with what checks we should do before a ride and how to lube the chain properly.

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We’re all now armed with the tools to take care of our bike and how to fix it on the fly!

 HUGE thanks to our partners EcoLips, Essential Wipes and Treeline Coffee. 

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Congrats to Kayla for winning our raffle prize of a full kit from our new partner Wild Rye!

RECAP: Basic Bicycle Maintenance and Riding Skills Workshop

SheJumps partnered with local bicycle shop Race Pace Bicycles to bring Maryland its first ever SheJumps Outdoor Education event—an interactive evening talking all things trails and tuning! Around 25 bike enthusiasts with a wide array of experience got the rundown from expert female mechanics on useful basic maintenance tips and tricks to add to their arsenal of skills.

Photo: Sarah Boisen

Photo: Sarah Boisen

The event began with a discussion of safe riding practices for biking within a city, where insights from Race Pace and attendees alike contributed to an informative dialogue. We then switched gears and got the low down on local mountain biking from the founder of Muddy Pedals, a local riding group focused on helping females gain mountain biking skills that allow them to get out and get after it with confidence and style!

Photo: Sarah Boisen

Photo: Sarah Boisen

After discussing flat repair, shifter/brake adjustments, chain lubrication and chain replacement, attendees had the opportunity to get hands on and put their new knowledge to practice! The laid-back atmosphere of the event allowed ladies to drift back and forth between stations, peruse regional riding maps and connect with new riding buddies over snacks and drinks donated by local partners.

Photo: Sarah Boisen

Photo: Sarah Boisen

Muddy Pedals founder Erin discussed overcoming fears when beginning mountain biking, and the immense empowerment that can be found in joining female-riding groups.

Photo: Sarah Boisen

Photo: Sarah Boisen

Attendees learned essential bike maintenance skills for both the road and trail—like flat tire repairs!

Photo: Sarah Boisen

Photo: Sarah Boisen

Group instruction allowed attendees to bounce questions around with the mechanics as they arose.

Photo: Sarah Boisen

Photo: Sarah Boisen

Participants got to work on brake/shifter adjustments and talk each other through the hands-on process.

Photo: Sarah Boisen

Photo: Sarah Boisen

Several local businesses donated items for the raffle, including bike lights, water bottles and pint glasses stocked up with plenty of trail essentials from Race Pace. Participants also received free swag throughout the evening from SheJumps partners Essential Wipes, Treeline Coffee and Eco Lips!

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A huge thanks to all of our local business partners who helped make Maryland’s first SheJumps event a tremendous success: Eco Lips, Big Agnes, Treeline Coffee, Mountain Hub, Essential Wipes and of course, our fantastic hosts, Race Pace Bicycles!

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Thank you again to all of the ladies who joined us for an empowering evening spent connecting over a shared love for bikes and the great outdoors! The enthusiasm you bring to these events truly does help encourage others to reach their highest potential when they discover that there are plenty of gals out there that are eager to share in adventure. We can’t wait to hear how you put the knowledge you gained at our clinic to use on the trail! Happy riding!

A Woman’s Place Is On The Wall

Written by: Cathy O´Dowd

If you ask people to imagine a climber, they’ll probably visualize someone who is thin, strong, young – and almost certainly male. A young man, biceps bulging, doing a series of pull-ups with his feet swinging free below him. In fact, the blazing new talent who on track to become the world’s hardest climber is a 15-year-old girl, Ashima Shiraishi. Women can be just as good at climbing as men.

More importantly, you don’t need to be male – or fit, or young, or thin. There is a way into climbing for everyone and value to be found, whatever your level. “Imagine the satisfaction when you feel you can’t do something and then you achieve it. That feeling is what keeps me hooked on climbing – it’s made me do things I never imagined and I’ve made friends for life – climbing is full of genuinely caring people, women and men across all age ranges. People don’t care what you look like.”

These are the words of Emily Pitts, a bundle of energy channeled into a huge smile and vibrantly red curly hair. She is the founder of WomenClimb, a UK-based organisation started in 2013, for the purpose of training, supporting and connecting women climbers. Emily, like many of us in the climbing world, is in no way a natural-born athlete.

“Team sports have never been my thing,” she told me. “I didn’t fit in at school at all and was quite lonely. I felt depressed and unhappy, particularly with how I looked. I had bad acne and thought I was really unattractive. It wasn’t until I found climbing in my early 30s that I became happy with myself and able to give myself more compassion.”

Emily was introduced to climbing by her girlfriend, and then continued to do it through a women’s club. She was immediately enthused, wanting to find out all about it. “I just couldn’t find anything about women that inspired me – everything was written by men, and to me the online presence felt quite unwelcoming.” Emily took matters into her own hands, and with the technical help of two generous friends, she set up WomenClimb.

“I feel a real compulsion to help people understand and harness their own awesomeness. I hope that WomenClimb can help establish women as authorities in the field of climbing, by giving women from all backgrounds opportunities to get involved. Sometimes I think about stopping WomenClimb, because it takes so much time and we’re still aren’t generating revenue, but I just can’t do it. I think that it’s so important for women to have a space where they can give their opinion, where women can go to find out information from people just like them – beginners, experienced climbers, all different types of people.”

Emily is a busy woman and is well aware of the problem of women being so busy keeping the lives of their family running smoothly, that they can’t bring themselves to put aside time to do a sport just for themselves. “As well as being a full time parent and running WomenClimb, I have a half time job as a career adviser and I do freelance work in the arts. Being a single mum with lots of commitments makes it hard to carve out time for myself, but my well being is critical to me being a good parent and human being.”

“I want women to know that it’s ok to prioritize yourself and to ask the other people in your family to make an equal contribution.”

Emily is passionate about the inclusive nature of climbing as a sport. “When someone is holding your rope, it doesn’t matter what they earn, what they look like or where they’re from, what matters is their integrity, their honesty and their focus on you; climbing is an amazing social leveler. The idea of competition really puts some women off sports and this is another way that climbing is brilliant, because it’s a competition with yourself, mostly. Everyone climbs differently, because we all have different bodies. For example: I’m small and light, which means that in endurance situations I tire easily as I don’t have much reserve. Someone who is taller or heavier will have benefits that I don’t have – a longer reach or perhaps more endurance. So climbing is an activity that I would say nearly anyone can do.”

In a world with such intense focus on body-image, many women don’t feel thin enough or fit enough to step into a sporting space. It’s a problem Emily is familiar with. “Sometimes women say ‘Maybe I’ll try it when I’ve lost some weight’. I’ve climbed with women who are a UK size 18 and they climbed. They had to work hard, but they enjoyed it, had fun and by continuing regularly, they will likely get more toned and feel fitter. Imagine the satisfaction when you feel you can’t do something and then you achieve it.”

Climbing works for women of all shapes and sizes, the challenge is to find the confidence to try it. “Trying something new scares people, so it’s completely understandable that people resist giving things a good go. It’s easier to give up, sometimes. Women have been taught that their bodies are somehow wrong or won’t work if they’re bigger than a size 10, so we feel that it’s easier to not try, then we won’t look silly. When people make fun of others, I think it’s about how they feel about themselves – maybe they feel awkward or not good enough or want to feel important, so making others look small is a way to disguise that. When people make fun of me or try to belittle me, I try to think that it’s about them, and not me, and carry on being brave.”

Emily is honest about the dark shadows of anxiety that she has always struggled with. “People think that I’m super confident, but there are times when I have debilitating self-doubt. I feel that I’m not good enough, that I’m a failure and that people think I’m useless or that WomenClimb isn’t very good. It’s easy to look at other people and think they’ve got it all, but it’s never the full story.”

“When I go out and climb, it’s a bit like doing meditation – everything falls away and my worries are moved out of my consciousness. Climbing has helped me to be much happier – with myself and with my life. It’s a bit like religion – it’s an inclusive tribe, a community with a positive focus and ethos. It’s helped me be more resilient and learn that I can do things for myself.”

Talking to Emily it is clear that climbing not just a sport, it’s a way to manage both body and mind, to find focus and and to find friends – a way to discover you can do and be so much more than you imagined.

“Running WomenClimb has helped me learn more about what makes people tick. I’ve become more interested in the psychology of confidence. On average, women are less confident than men. This idea was borne out in some research I did earlier in the year, so my focus now is on creating training to support women in a constructive and positive way with their confidence in climbing. It’s an exciting time, I feel that this has the ability to help a lot of people in ways that extend way beyond rock climbing and into their whole lives. Watch this space!”

Follow Cathy O’Dowd on Facebook, Instagram (Cathy_ODowd) and Twitter (@CathyODowd), or visit her website for more information. Her new project The Business of Adventure is designed to help would-be adventurers answer the killer question: how are you going to pay for it? Find out more at The Business of Adventure, twitter @bizofaventure.

Originally posted on Slow O Lution in November 2016.

A Reminder to Stay Humble

Written by: Anna Bernard

I come to face-to-face with the trunk of a tree and with fresh powder nearly up to my neck. Utter silence surrounds me and I slowly rework the logistics that led me here. I am alone, concussed and half-buried in snow, in unmarked terrain. I yell for the people I was skiing with. I yell for anyone. No one comes, and after this I don’t recall much, just the overwhelming thought:

I need to get out of here. I am getting out of here.

It started as a bluebird day in Summit County, Colorado. With only one run under my belt that morning, I already knew this was by far the most powder I have ever snowboarded in my life. Arapahoe Basin had been closed for several days due to the immense snowfall, and I was over the moon to be riding the fresh powder the day that A Basin had opened back up.

For the second run, my friends led me to the backside of the resort, dropping into a double-black diamond that danced close to the ridgeline that separates the resort from the backcountry. I was immediately separated from my group. They waited at the treeline as I dug myself out of the powder and attempted to gain controlled momentum in the untouched snow (I’m convinced this doesn’t exist in conditions like these).

Entering the trees, I once again was separated from the guys I was riding with instantly, and attempted to stick to the route I had thought they went on. I clearly chose wrong, but only realized the fact after I hit a tree head-on and woke up in a tree well, neck-deep in snow. I immediately unbuckled from my board and attempted to dig myself out, first with my arms, then with my board, and then with my entire 5’2″ being. It took far longer than anticipated and I was undoubtedly dripping sweat. I waited for someone to find me. I tried to contact the people I was with but my phone died shortly after the attempt.

I need to get out of here. I am getting out of here.

Photo taken by Anna Bernard, 2017.

Photo taken by Anna Bernard, 2017.

I don’t remember much after deciding to leave. I remember the eery silence, I remember feeling the smallest I’ve ever felt. I remember hiking through snow that came up to my hips. I remember having trouble breathing. I remember seeing Mother Nature in her truest form; unyielding, frighteningly beautiful, and unforgiving. She was never to be controlled and I remember thinking how foolish it can be of humanity to assume otherwise.

It took two hours for me to return. I reached a lift on the backside of the resort where my friend greeted me and I failed to recognize his face, my condition and everything else that occurred around me. They took me to the lift hut where my vitals were checked. Ski Patrol unzipped my jacket to find snow packed into every last bit of my mittens, jacket, and pants. I registered nothing. My words were slow and slurred, my movement was not in my control.

I was eventually put into a neck brace, hooked up to an oxygen tank and strapped to a sled (all of which I was told I fought bluntly against). With my new set up and limited mobility, patrol guided my sled onto the lift, which took us to the front side of the mountain. From there I was sledded down to the base of the mountain.

By this time, I had gained more consciousness, could move my neck and recall basic facts that assured patrol and my friends that I was on the mend. That evening, and the following days, consisted of more physical and emotional recovery than I could have anticipated. My body was so depleted from having exerted such an intense amount of energy for a lengthy duration, as well as my mind, which had completely shut off (“survival mode” is what patrol called it). Yet the thought that resonated most was how humble I felt.

Enjoying fresh powder weeks later  in Whistler, Canada. Photo taken by Blake Wiehe, 2017.

Enjoying fresh powder weeks later in Whistler, Canada. Photo taken by Blake Wiehe, 2017.

It was humbling for too many reasons to count. The experience was a reminder of the things taken for granted and for the pure naivety that we unknowingly carry at times. It was humbling to be reminded of my skill, and to understand that perhaps I shouldn’t jump into new terrain after the largest snowfall I’ve witnessed, despite how comfortable I have felt on my home mountain. It was a blunt reminder to stick with your group. Though in this case, I was the slowest, I should not have been left behind, regardless of how incredible the snow was for more experienced riders.

But more than that, I was humbled to view Mother Nature in her rawness, and to better understand her beauty and her strength. We do not own her, and we definitely do not control her. It is easy to forget how powerful she is, and at times, how unforgiving she can be. It was humbling to see her in this way, to be so alone with her. It was humbling that I got the chance to make it home at the end of the day, because too many do not get that chance. To be face-to-face with a force like Mother Nature is unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced, and something that will keep me grounded and humbled in the days to come.

Featured image: Riding A-Basin earlier in the season. Photo taken by Blake Wiehe, 2017.

Downhill day Recap

This past Sunday was AMAZING! We had over 20 women out riding the Thunder Mountain Bike Park in Charlemont Massachusetts. This was our 4th time having a Downhill Mountain biking day at the bike park. We had the perfect weather for riding, and because the park was only open one day before the trails were perfect!

This time we had the perfect mix of groups from women who have not mountain biked before to women who are downhill riders. Our coaches for the day were Paula Barton, Meridith Mcfarland (VT Ambassador), Kelly Dolan and Amy Ricci (Maine Ambassador). Paula, Kelly and Meridith have all coached at these events before and we were so lucky to have them back again! Amy has come to all the past events and we were excited to have her be a coach this time.

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The day started by everyone getting geared up and then splitting into three different groups. Once focused on beginner downhill mountain biking skills, one on jumping skills and the other on all mountain skills. We all met for lunch before we continued back out for the afternoon. At the end of the day everyone was excited about progress they made, skills they gained, confidence they got and the new friends they walked away with. Our New York Regional Coordinator Alex Norton was in the Jump group and said “The first time I did Downhill Day, I was petrified of going down hills of any kind on a bike and I did it to get over my fear. Well 2 years later, I’m defiantly over that fear and I now have another activity that I love”

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This has become one of my favorite events to have. I see women who have never downhill mountain biked, say they can’t wait to come back. I see seasoned downhill mountain bikers gains skills and confidence. I see friends who I have not seen since high school and be able to reconnect. SheJumps not only has given me more skills and confidence in many outdoor activities but it has re- connected me to amazing friends, and connected me to new friends.

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Thank you to our amazing volunteers and to Thunder Mountain Bike Park who is an amazing SheJumps partner in all seasons. Thank you to our partners EcoLips, COOLA, Essential Wipes and Treeline Coffee.

We have many SheJumps events coming up this summer from sailing, to downhill mountain biking to hikes and yoga. Make sure to follow us on our Facebook Northeast group and our website!

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SheJumps Into Surfing

Ready to try something new?  Join SheJumps for a one-day Surf Camp! Here’s the perfect opportunity to learn to surf or improve your skills with the pros of Wes Laine Surf Camp.  As a former top 10 ASP World Tour competitor, Wes will share his experience and knowledge of surfing.  His staff of CPR certified instructors and professional surfers will help you experience the thrill of surfing! You’ll also learn surf etiquette and ocean safety in a fun and relaxed environment.  This Outdoor Education event is open to women and girls of all ages and surfing abilities.  While a Virginia Beach professional lifeguard will be on duty, you must be able to swim.

All you need is your swimsuit, towel and sunscreen! Roxy wetsuits, spring suits and jackets will be available for use.  Each participant will receive a swag bag with a t-shirt, surf shop discount cards and much more! 

Stick around after the surf session for lunch on the beach while we raffle off some amazing items from our partners like Athleta, Big Agnes, Costal Edge, Duke Automotive and more!  Gourmet boxed lunches from Taste Unlimited are available for purchase.

Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to try something different and meet new women. Space is limited, so invite a friend and reserve your spot today!

Cost: $80 includes board & wetsuit rental, 4 hour lesson and goodie bag

Optional Boxed Lunch: $12

Eventbrite - SheJumps Into Surfing in Virginia

Contact: Kelly Drewnowski – kdrewnowski@shejumps.org

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