Apr 01

Sugoi Dirt Series Women’s MTB Camps in the Bay

In the past four years, the coaches of the Sugoi Dirt Series women�s technical mountain bike camps have given hundreds of women new skills and confidence on their bikes. More than that, lives have been changed as the self-esteem gained from conquering fears and riding the previously impossible inevitably carries back into everyday life.

This year two lucky groups of riders in the Bay Area will get to experience the personalized skills instruction, flexible group rides, and super supportive environment that make the Sugoi Dirt Series an awesome place to learn. The first camp will take place in San Rafael on April 23-24 and be hosted by Mike�s Bikes. The second, hosted by The Bicycle Trip, will be held in Santa Cruz on April 30-May 1.Each camp will run on a two-day format and include morning skill sessions to develop and perfect on-bike techniques, followed by afternoon rides to put those techniques into practice. The program also dedicates time to bike fit and maintenance, and offers a host of opportunities to demo new gear, including the latest in full-suspension bike technology from Rocky Mountain.

With a limit of 36 riders per camp, the participant to coach ratio never exceeds 6:1. The range of skills taught covers everything from the fundamentals of correct body positioning, shifting and braking, to advanced manoeuvres such as wheelie drops, bunny hops and manuals. The Sugoi Dirt Series coaches are world class and the small camp size ensures that every rider gets the individual attention and personal feedback that they need to progress.

Based in Whistler, BC, the Series began with four camps and the simple goal of getting more women excited about the sport. Since then, it has grown by leaps and bounds every year. Its 2005 schedule features a total of 18 camps in four states and two Canadian provinces.

Though Series Director Candace Shadley has received requests for camps across North America and into Europe, she remains determined to ensure that every camp is as good as it can be.

�The emotional commitment of the coaches is a key factor in our program�s success. The support we get from Sugoi and the rest of our sponsors means that we�ve been able to strike the perfect balance of venues in 2005�. According to Shadley, �We all believe that this will be our best season yet.�

Exact camp details and registration information can be found at www.dirtseries.com.

The Sugoi Dirt Series is presented by Rocky Mountain and supported by PowerBar, Nokian, Fox Racing Shox, Syncros, Hoots, Deuter, Carrera Eyewear, Lake, Giro, WTB, Pedros, Timbuk2, Brave Soldier, Russell Athletics, Sole Custom Footbeds, Sleeman Breweries and Kicking Horse Coffee.

For more information, please contact:

Candace Shadley
Sugoi Dirt Series