We Shred the Rock

We Shred the Rock

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Windrock Bike Park

912 Windrock Road

Oliver Springs, TN 37840

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Welcoming all women to Windrock Bike Park for a weekend of riding in a fun, supportive environment.

About this event

Whether you’re looking to progress, try a new trail, ride Windrock for the first time, or just hang out and have a beverage with other rad women – this event is for you!

Let's take over The Rock!

Windrock Bike Park has a reputation for being a bit… gnarly. For some of us that’s exciting, but for others it can be intimidating. The thing is, you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy the trails at Windrock – there is something for everyone! That’s why we’re extending an invite out to all women to join us at The Rock – without racing or egos – to have fun on the trails and progress at your own pace. Join pro downhill racer Caroline Washam and the Cranksisters for a chill weekend of doing what we all love: riding bikes, talking about bikes, and relaxing a little too.

Weekend Highlights

  • Half-off uplifts ($23.50/ day) for all ladies! Must be purchased day-of at the Windrock General Store.
  • Did we mention NO event fee?!
  • Happy Hour Friday and Saturday Social
  • ROCKSHOX will be providing support on-site!
  • Free breakfast provided by Cranksisters
  • Lunch on site
  • Swag goodie bag from our sponsors!
  • Free FUN raffle on Saturday!
  • Organized group lap times (LADY TRAINS)

This event will not provide coaching or guiding. We encourage everyone to support one another and find new friends to shred with!

Itinerary

Friday

2pm -4pm: A few of us will be riding at Baker Creek Preserve. Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Taylor Rd and Sevier Heights Road at 1:45 to roll at 2pm – party pace

5-7pm: Meet and Greet Happy Hour at Harper’s Bike Shop (beer + snacks sponsored by Harper’s)

Saturday

8am - General Store opens to purchase shuttle pass (half off for women)

9am - Breakfast sponsored by Cranksisters, snacks, water, grab a swag bag!

10am - Welcome chat with Caroline! Ride bikes!

11:30am - Ladies Drop Out train!

12pm - Lunch available

2:30pm - Ladies Windmill Shuttle

5pm - FREE raffle + beer/beverage for participants (everyone gets a ticket right before)

6:30pm - Evening Social (location TBD)

Sunday

8am - General Store opens to purchase shuttle pass (half off for women)

9am - Breakfast sponsored by Cranksisters, snacks, water, grab a swag bag!

10am - Shuttles OR Pedal (Caroline will lead a group at the XC trails)

12pm - Lunch available

2pm - Lady Train Reach Around to Red Bull Ravine (or you don’t have to do Red Bull Ravine)

5pm - We Hate Goodbyes

Things to Know

  • What if it rains?

This event is rain or shine! Check out the weather before the event and dress accordingly.

  • Can I ride my trail bike?

Yes! Enduro/ trail bikes or downhill bikes are acceptable at Windrock. We recommend riding a bike with at least 140mm of suspension travel and disc brakes that are in good working order! Windrock also has rentals, but make sure to reserve ahead of time: Rental Equipment – Windrock Bike Park

  • What about protection?

Wear a full face helmet. Knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, chest protectors, and goggles are not required, but padding is recommended. You can also rent a helmet and pads from Windrock, reserve ahead of time: https://windrockbikepark.com/collections/rental-bikes

  • Are there easy trails?

We never recommend downhill riding to brand-new riders. Being comfortable using your brakes, standing up and moving around on your bike is a requirement. However, Windrock staff have been working hard to provide trails that offer progression for all levels of riders. It’s not all massive drops, jumps and gnarly rock gardens! If you’re new, we recommend starting at the first shuttle drop, called the “Hogs” trails, which offers shorter green and blue trail options.

  • Where should I stay?

There are yurts and camping available at Windrock Park lodging

There are also Airbnbs in both Oliver Springs and Oakridge, as well as several hotels in Oakridge.

  • I’m local and I can only come for one day - what day would be best?

Saturday! We will be giving away a ton of awesome product from our partners after we’re done riding - you don’t want to miss it!

  • I’m still nervous - any advice?

Just come out! We will be at Harper’s Bike Shop on Friday night from 5-7pm and would love to meet you and answer any of your questions. Or, just come on out to Windrock and chat with us. The event doesn’t cost anything just to be there and with the discounted pass, we encourage you to come out and give it a try. Start small, and we know you’ll love it.

Special thanks to our partners for We Shred the Rock:

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