Over the Winter I started planning a new roller/pump/warm-up line at Posh Woods. The first line built by a girl. Today I started digging & building up what will be a very tight berm. I'm so stoked.
My second year attending Women's Weekend at Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike park was awesome. I love having the opportunity to ride alongside so many talented women. The amount of BMX riders grows everywhere which feels awesome. I continue to step outside of my comfort zone as an older rider, a newer rider, a rider with anxiety who is afraid of everything. The vibe at Ray's is always so encouraging & so positive, it feels really special to be a part of something so big. If you have the chance to attend, I highly suggest you do. The park is closed to men until 4pm on Friday and clinics are held. Each clinic focuses on a bike skill that translates to mountain bike or BMX, for beginners to advanced riders.
For more information check out the Ray's website.
Back in the winter I headed to the Women's Weekend at Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Cleveland. I had never been there & I was so hyped to ride with other women. The biggest question I got from other female riders was "what do you ride at Posh and Catty?" There are plenty of female riders who can jump big jumps but there are also a lot of girls who are new to BMX who figured there was nothing at either trail spot for them. But that's just not true. Both spots have roller lines and varying size jumps. There's literally something for everyone. Catty Woods even has a small pump track for little kids (or really new beginners). Over the course of the weekend I heard a lot of girls say they would love to come check out the trails. Up until that point I had only ridden at Posh and Catty with maybe one or two other girls & even that was a rare occurrence. So, the idea of filling the woods with other women got me hyped on the idea of the first ever Catty & Posh Ladies Jam! I sent out some texts, threw out a date to the dudes & once everyone had agreed I started planning. This past weekend all that planning came to fruition as 30 women riders came to the first ever (first annual) Women's Weekend in the PA Woods! See you next year!
Thanks to our sponsors: S&M, FIT, Empire, T1 and Chip and Dale BMX. Thakns to Bette White & Becky Olive for sharing their photos.