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MA SheJumps Downhill Day at Thunder Mountain Bike Park

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66 Thunder Mountain Rd

66 Thunder Mountain Road

Charlemont, MA 01339

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Come join SheJumps and Thunder Mountain Bike Park for Women’s Downhill Day.

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This event has sold out. If you would like to be put on the waiting list please email Brittany at bwolcott@shejumps.org and state which group you would like to be in!

Come join SheJumps and Thunder Mountain Bike Park for Women’s Downhill Day. This is an awesome way to try out downhill mountain biking, or hit the trails with new friends and learn some new skills. Basic instruction is provided to those who have not ridden downhill before. We welcome all women and girls (transgender and cisgender) as well as non-binary people who identify with the women’s community

* *You must pre-register via Eventbrite * *

Once you sign up via Eventbrite please e-mail Brittany at bwolcott@shejumps.org to let her know which group you would like to be placed in.

Group options:

Beginner basic skills - for those who have never mountain biked or downhill mountain biked.

Group ride beginner - for those who have downhill mountain biked before at a downhill mountain biking park and are comfortable on green and some blue downhill mountain biking trails.

Intermediate all mountain skills- for those who have downhill mountain biked before at a downhill mountain biking park and are and are comfortable on blue downhill mountain biking trails and want some tips on cornering, jumps, and more.

Day at the bike park:

9:30am to 10am - Check in and get your tickets, rentals and get ready! We leave at 10am.

10am to 12pm - Groups head out to ride!

12pm - Lunch Break (lunch to be provided on your own)

12:45pm to 3pm - Groups head out to ride!

Rentals:

If you want to rent a bike you have to call Thunder Mountain bike park and reserve it. The cost does not include a ticket, the ticket needs to be purchased on eventbrite.

If you want to rent, SheJumps has a special deal for the rental of a Specialized Demo. Rental for the Demo will be $80.00 (not including the cost of a ticket which you need to purchase on Eventbrite).

Bikes will sell out very quickly as there is only a limited number. The number is 413-339-6617. You can only do this over the phone and don't forget to mention SheJumps! It is the only way you will get the deal!

What to wear:

Wear comfortable clothes suitable for exercising. This includes athletic shoes and socks, but no open toe shoes. We require approved bike helmets and we strongly recommend that you wear a full face helmet. Additionally, we recommend that you have protective body armor that includes, leg protection, chest protection and elbow pads. This protective equipment can be rented through our rental shop. Gloves, goggles, and other recommended gear is also available for purchase at the retail store. It may rain or drizzle so be prepared to bring a rain jacket. It may also get hot and muggy, so remember to bring water or sports drink when riding.

What to expect: Thunder Mountain Bike Park is a gravity-fed park. You take the lift up and ride down the mountain. This style of riding is best suited for very specific bicycles and gear. We highly recommend a minimum wheel diameter of 26", protective body armor, a minimum of 4" of shock travel, and we also recommend that all seats be set at a lower position. Riding a real downhill or enduro mountain bike with lots of plush suspension and big brakes will give you a more enjoyable riding experience. Like any sport or outdoor activity, downhill mountain biking has certain risks. However, these risks can be minimized and you can have a safe, enjoyable and injury free experience by being personally responsible for your own physical well-being and by making good decisions.

Do you want to rent or bring your own bike?

You can bring your own bike. However, only mountain bikes are allowed. We do not allow road bikes, BMX bikes, hybrid bikes, cyclocross bikes or beach cruisers. All bikes must have front and rear brakes in proper working condition. No coaster brakes are allowed. All brakes must be a V-Style or Disc Brake configuration. No single pivot brakes are allowed! It is highly recommended that all bikes have at least a front suspension system.

It is also highly recommended that all riders drop their seat posts. When in doubt, drop your seat posts! This will give you the range of motion necessary for a safe neutral riding position when negotiating bumpy, undulating terrain. While you may feel as though the seat post height on your current XC set up is proper, a lower seat height is strongly recommended.

Location:

Thunder Mountain Bike Park is located at Berkshire East Ski Area- 66 South River Road, Charlemont MA 01339.

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66 Thunder Mountain Road

Charlemont, MA 01339

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