There’s no better way to get stoked on the New Year than adding a couple of events to the calendar. You know your 2020 schedule will soon be jam-packed with kids activities, work trips, and dentist appointments.
So before it gets too full, register for one of these camps, clinics, or trips. They are just for the ladies, so grab your sister or best friend and register her too.
We know a bunch of awesome mountain biking ladies who’ve gone to one of the Roam Retreats, and they’ve done nothing but rave. Now we have to go too, obviously.
The Roam Retreats are all-inclusive ride weekends that are designed to be mini-vacations for women who love to shred.
Unlike most of the other camps on this list, Roam Retreats do NOT include any skills clinics. These weekends are oriented for intermediate and advanced riders who want to get out and hit the trails hard.
The first Roam Retreats of 2020 are in Sedona, AZ in March.
Where: Sedona, AZ, Fruita, CO, Moab, UT, Whitefish, MT, Oakridge, OR, Bend, OR
Learn More: http://thisisroam.com/
Liv Ladies AllRide
Unlike many of the camps on this list that are primarily located in the Western U.S., Liv Ladies AllRide does a good job of offering clinics across the country. Their offerings span from Vermont to Arkansas to Wyoming.
These camps are designed for women of all skill levels and offer small group instruction.
Where: Sedona, AZ, Bentonville, AR, Bend, OR, Grand Targhee, WY, Brevard, NC, Lyndonville, VT
Learn More: http://www.ladiesallride.com
VIDA MTB Series
The VIDA MTB series is well-known for their skills-building weekend clinics. Located in Colorado, most of their events are local, but they are worth traveling for.
If you are headed to the Sedona MTB festival in March, VIDA will be there as well. These events are great for ladies who are short on time but want to focus on improving their riding.
Where: Colorado (Multiple), Sedona, AZ, Glorieta, NM
Learn More: https://www.vidamtb.com/
Looking for the trip of a lifetime? Look no further than Sacred Rides.
They offer women’s-only mountain bike trips to Costa Rica, New Zealand, and Quebec. Yeah, we’re adding this our bucket list too…..
Their 9-day New Zealand trip includes a week of solid mountain biking, including heli-biking. You’ll also get to soak in natural hotsprings, sample local wine, and stretch your sore muscles with a little yoga.
Locations: Costa Rica, New Zealand, Quebec
Learn More: https://sacredrides.com/
Trek Dirt Series
If you’re looking for a top-notch coaching, consider the Trek Dirt Series mountain bike camps. Most are women’s only; a few are co-ed. All will leave you a better rider.
There are camps for developing both cross-country and downhill skills, so you can pick whichever discipline suits you better. The 2020 dates have yet to be announced, but the 2019 schedule included an impressive array of locations including Whistler, BC, Calgary, AB, Hood River, OR, and Park City, UT.
Locations: A whole bunch across the Western U.S. and Canada
Learn More: http://www.dirtseries.com
Better Ride are probably the best-known skill-building clinics in the United States. Less well known is that they offer a women’s only camp.
For 2020 they have women’s camps planned in Moab, UT, Fruita, CO, and Winter Park, CO. Participants learn correct body position, how to fall safely, how to clear large obstacles, and effective cornering (plus much more).
Locations: Moab, UT, Fruita, CO, Winter Park, CO
More info: http://betterride.net
Head north of the border for one of these Canadian-based clinics or retreats. Their “kick start” weekend retreats will get you in the right frame of mind for a great season of riding, and include on-the-bike skills development, mechanical skills, yoga, and hot-tubing.
Locations: Ivenmere, BC, Golden, BC, Calgary, AB, Canmore, AB
More Info: https://shredsisters.ca/
Ninja Mountain Bike Performance
New-ish to mountain biking? The Ninja Women’s Fundamental clinic will teach you everything you need to know to succeed on the bike.
These half-day clinics cover body position, braking, shifting, climbing and descending, and more. You’ll also learn drills that you can continue to practice long after the clinic is over.
These clinics are offered all over the country.
Where: Lots of Locations
Other Local Groups That Host Clinics
Didn’t see anything close to you? Here are some other organizations that offer skills clinics locally.
Know one that should be added? Leave a comment below.
- Women In The Mountains – Park City, UT
- Dirt Divas – Denver, CO
- MTB Oregon Ladies Clinic – Oakridge, OR
- Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association Women’s Weekend – Seeley, WI