* June 17-19 at the BENTONVILLE BIKE FEST First you meet at the festival area where you can pick up your goodie bag at the rider tent
women shred presented by Arnicare, by Boiron is back!
As a celebration of women mountain bikers, the 3rd annual women shred event aims at championing female mountain bikers through rides and workshops.
After last year's successful event, women shred caters to the experienced mountain biker who is in for a new discovery or for the novice rider who wants to hone her skills. The annual event continues to be dedicated to the inclusion of women and mountain biking. This year we partnered up with the Women of OZ who will host a First touch to MTB workshop....
* June 17-19 at the BENTONVILLE BIKE FEST
First you meet at the festival area where you can pick up your goodie bag at the rider tent. Then you'll start in the women shred space with some balancing exercises, challenge you to ride over skinny beams (on the floor), master braking skills, learn to use your body and warm you up to go on the trails. And the fun part is that Anneke is not doing the workshops alone! She's bringing her friends Rachel Strait, another legend in the enduro circuit and Xylena Hoppen. Thanks to our partnership with LIV cycling you will also get the opportunity to meet and learn from another legend and women shredder Caroline Washam who will join Anneke on the trails. Now how's that for a line up?
These legends will take you on to the Slaughterpen trail system and will decide according to the skill of your group which berm, drop or any other technical difficulty you love to improve at.
To be a better rider, ride safer and have better control skill is key!
Women of OZ, who take care of the essentials and first touch to MTB will introduce you to Mountainbiking and host the beginner workshops, guided by certified coaches.
Don't let these World class riders scare you, they are all very approachable and patient teachers who will explain you everything they learned from riding bikes all over the world in the past 3 decades. Don't miss this opportunity!
- women shred workshops presented by Arnicare, by Boiron (limited to 30 spots, 3*10) with Anneke Beerten & friends. We offer 2 Intermediate level & 1 advanced workshop. Anneke who's a multiple world champion mountainbiker and a resident of Bentonville will lead these 3 groups, take you on the trails and teach you techniques & skills to make you enjoy your bike even more, ride safer and faster!
- The women of Oz First touch to MTB workshops (limited to 16 spots, 2*8) with certified instructors. If you have never ridden a mountain bike before, or it’s been a little longer than you would like to admit….. Welcome. You have to start somewhere and this is the place! Start with the women of OZ' fundamental skills clinic for some mountain bike basics and then hit the trails for an introductory ride. Our goal is to get you familiar with your bike and learn basic mountain biking skills. This clinic will cover pre-ride bike check, braking, shifting, pedals positions, ready/neutral position, bike body separation and much more! (source: woznwa.com)
Note: bring your own proper MTB and helmet.
TIMES JUNE 19th
8-10: First touch to MTB workshops with Women of Oz / GROUP1
8-10: First touch to MTB workshops with Women of Oz / GROUP2
9-11: women shred with Anneke Beerten / INTERMEDIATE
12-2: women shred with Anneke Beerten / INTERMEDIATE
3-5: women shred with Anneke Beerten / ADVANCED
Every rider will need to sign a waiver prior to the start
Bring your own Mountainbike and helmet. If you like to demo a bike, please get in touch so we can put you in contact with one of our vendors.
Bentonville Bike Fest area next to 8st Market
Free entrance event for all spectators