Choosing which ride to join
We classify our rides based on riding level (beginner to advanced) and riding style (e.g. crosscountry, all-mountain, downhill, skills, cardio/fitness). This can be confusing, especially if you are new to the club and mountain biking. Our ride leaders do their best to describe the ride they are hosting so that you know what to expect and can pick the type of ride you like.
We invite you to participate in rides at or easier than your current riding level. For example, we love it when our intermediate and advanced members attend beginner level rides to give their support to our learning members. When you feel ready to progress to the next level, contact the ride host and tell them that this will be your first time riding at the new level. If you’re not sure about your level, feel free to contact the ride leader.
How to let the ride host know you will be attending
To let the host know that you will be attending their ride, go to our forum. You will have to log in (and register if it is your first time). Once you have done so, you can click on the ride you would like to attend and post your reply. If you have any questions about location, carpooling etc. you can ask them here.
We recommend that you check back the day before the ride to ensure there have not been any changes. PLEASE remember that the person hosting the ride is volunteering their time. If you say you are going to be attending, please show up. If you need to cancel, please let the host know as soon as you can. For cancellations on the day of the ride, please try to get in touch with the ride host at least 2 hours before the ride if at all possible. Call the host at the number found on the Dirty Girlz contact list.