What happens if someone gets hurt or has a mechanical problem on a ride?
If someone gets hurt on a ride, the ride stops while that rider’s needs are addressed. All riders will help take care of the injured rider. If the rider has a minor injury, we will call for assistance if needed. If the injury is more serious, the host will decide who will stay with the injured rider and who will go to seek help. There is an emergency phone on the post (located in a red box) at the entrance to Hartland bike park, our primary riding area.
If someone has a mechanical problem, the ride stops. If the problem can be fixed by the group, the ride will resume. If the problem cannot be fixed, then the rider may leave the group if she is familiar with the area and close enough to the parking lot so she is confident that she can make it back safely. The host and riders will decide how best to handle any such situation.
Are dogs allowed on Dirty Girlz Rides?
As not everyone is comfortable riding with dogs, they are only allowed if the ride is designated ‘dog-friendly’ at the time of posting. A ride host may include an invitation to dogs in the ride title or description, in which case you may bring an experienced trail dog. You may not bring your dog unless it is specifically indicated in the ride listing that dogs are welcome.
Are men allowed to ride with the Dirty Girlz?
Most of our rides are for members or prospective members, which means women. On occasion we will have special trips, social gatherings, or other events that are co-ed. These will always be clearly designated as such at the time of original posting. To avoid potential discomfort all around, please do not show up at a regular event and ask for an exception to the general women-only policy. If you are interested in hosting a co-ed ride, we ask that you email the board in advance for approval