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Haw Ridge Joy Ride - Progression Sessions

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Old Edgemoor Road

Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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Bell Joy Ride

Sunday Sep 24
9am-2pm Haw Ridge Park: YeeHaw!
Topics: Progression Sessions & Upcoming FUN THINGS! Bike checks and post-ride weenie roast sponsored by Harper's Bike Shop! (veggie weenies too!)

FREE - RSVP by Frid Sep 22 to help our ride leaders plan rides for all levels! Feel free to bring a lunch side item to share! Thanks!


The Bell Joy Ride! All Women. All Levels. All Welcome.

The Bell Joy Rides are mountain bike rides for women looking for both camaraderie and a little challenge in a fun and supportive environment.

Our rides are pressure-free and worry-free. We make sure every rider is comfortable with the pace of the group and that no section of trail is beyond their ability level.

Our monthly Joy Rides are designed to suit all skill levels. The focus of our Joy Rides is simple: discover new places and make new connections while having fun on two wheels!


Full Event Schedule

Sunday Sep 24

Map of Trails: Haw Ridge Park

9:00--9:30

  • Registration/Pre-ride Bike Checks by Harper's Bike Shop! Please bring your helmet, shoes, and your SMILE! Bring at least 40 ounces of water and a way to carry it during the ride!

9:40

  • Announcements (October 28: IBIS Cycles Demo at Baker Creek! / Nov 4: AMBC Fall Festival)

10:00

  • Head to the trails!

12:30--2:00

  • Thank your ride leader, sweep and fellow riders for such a fun afternoon!
  • Raffle/prize draw
  • Lunch provided by Harper's Bike Shop / Feel free to bring a side item to share!
  • YeeHAW!!! YeeHaw Brewing Co.

Ride leaders needed!

We are looking for ride leaders and sweeps to lead our ride groups in a fun and safe manner. If you are a confident rider with a true interest in sharing your love of the sport and know the Haw Ridge trail system, please select "volunteer" in the ticket option below.


Riding Levels

New Rider: I'm new to mtb and I want to give it a shot! If you've never been on a mountain bike before or have very limited riding experience, this group is for you. - This group will work on body position, braking and shifting on gravel and greenway before riding some of the beginner friendly trails (~5+ miles).

Beginner: I'm fairly new to mtb (still a true beginner), I kinda like it and want to ride more! - This group will spend a lot of time on the beginner friendly trails (5+ miles). Expect to stop and work on technical sections and be out at least 2 hours.

Beginner Plus: I'm new to mtb but have ridden as a solid beginner for a year or more. I really like it and I want to ride more! - This group will spend a lot of time on beginner and beginner plus friendly trails while sessioning some technical sections with experienced ride leaders and sweeps (12+ miles). Expect to be out at least 2 hours.

Intermediate: I'm comfortable on smooth (not technical) green & blue trails. But, I want to improve my technical abilities on more challenging terrain. - This group will spend a lot of time on more technical terrain and doing progression sessions w/ experienced ride leaders and sweeps (~10-15 miles). Expect to be out 2-3 hours.

Intermediate Pro: I can ride my bike with no handlebars - This group will ride blue and black trails with more technical features/terrain to accomodate more advanced riders (15+ miles). Expect to be out 2-3 hours.

Super Advanced: I'm comfortable on most terrain (technical sections of rocks, roots, and some drops) but I want to challenge myself and ride longer with more committing features. - This group may ride the most challenging black and blue terrains to accomodate super advanced technical riders (20-25 miles).

Volunteer: I'm a confident rider. I know the trails well and I am comfortable managing a group and stopping to help ladies progress with sessions of technical features/terrain. I'd love to help out as a ride leader or sweep!


Attend at least 5 Joy Rides in 2017 and win NOX Composites mountain bike rims!

FAQs:
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This ride is just for women over the age of 12. If you are a minor, you must be accompanied by an adult.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is plenty of parking at Haw Ridge and a port-a-potty!!

What can I bring to the event?
Your love of mountain biking, your ID, a minimum of 40 oz of water (and a way to carry it on your bike! water bottle cages or hydration pack), a spare tube and a way to inflate it. Bring elbow and knee pads if you have to wear while riding:

Elbow and Knee Pads



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