Women of Dirt 2019 is open for registrations!
The six-hour event, which runs from 10am to 4pm, is a fun, social women-only event that combines love of bikes, baking and being best dressed! Whether you're joining for the win, or just keen to participate, this event caters for everyone.
The course takes place on the trails at Belmont Regional Park (Stratton Street entrance) and will take 15 to 30 minutes, depending how speedy or chill you take it. From the grassy event hub, we'll head up 4 Degrees (aptly named for its constant 4 degree angle!), and then take a right turn up Connect Four. It's a really nice climb, with one small pinch. Then we head to down Weka, a Grade 3 track, back to the bottom, with some optional table jumps to finish!
There are two options: Dirt Divas ride solo and Dirty Girls ride as a team relay. Teams can consist of 2, 3 or 4 people and team members can do as few or as many laps as they like. The timing chip is passed from rider to rider as they swap while the rest of the team cheers, mingles and enjoys the Women of Dirt base camp, as well as their bag of goodies.
As always, the event will include a baking competition, so put your best baking forward and enjoy trying everyone else's for a gold coin donation - all proceeds go to the trails!
There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in the solo and team categories. There is also an award for 'Best Dressed', so make sure to wear your team colours/costumes.
BAMBA has invited us to join their Karma Keg at Queen on Jackson from 4 - 6pm. We will hold prize giving promptly after the race ends so we might catch a final pint. Registration is now open, so start planning your costumes, and putting together your team, for Wellington's only women-only relay event! Check the weekly Revolver or the events calendar for pre-race practise rides. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for updates.
Our sponsors help us run the event on the day and provide lots of goodies and prizes for the riders and volunteers - we could not to it without them!
If the event needs to be postponed due to severe weather, the event will take place on the following day. Teams may transfer their entry to another team; however refunds cannot be provided as we need to cover the costs of the event whether it proceeds or not. Thanks for your understanding.