Welcome to mountain biking, ladies!
Ride Like A Girl is a sister-organization to the Austin Ridge Riders and focuses exclusively on introducing women to the world of mountain biking. Based on research demonstrating that women learn new skills differently from men, rides are designated as “for women only.”
The concept is simple: we meet at local bike trails for group rides and mountain biking skills instruction. Riders break into small groups based on ability and then hit the trail with experienced ride leaders. These rides are designed for ALL skill levels, from beginner to advanced!
Post-ride, the group gathers for a raffle of prizes donated by local bike shops and a growing number of manufacturers.
Instruction is provided on everything from riding safety to trail etiquette, bike maintenance, to first aid. Ride Like A Girl grows in popularity each year! We look forward to reconnecting with past participants and introducing a new group of women to the awesome sport of mountain biking.
We are excited about your interest and know that you will love participating in our events!
Program Leader: Lucie Hanzlik
While RLAG enjoys seeing young women get involved in the sport, due to a multitude of factors, including insurance liability, rider concerns and requests, and a desire to create a space for women to get together as adults, our rides are for adults only. We encourage girls younger than 18 to join their local NICA programs or other similar groups designed to foster youth mountain biking development.