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    Joyride 2012 Women's Weekend!

    The rumours are true - Joyride has officially announced the dates for the 2012 Women's Weekend: February 4th and 5th. Stay tuned for more details...

    If you're paying attention, that's a Saturday and Sunday (not Friday and Saturday like last year). Due to popular demand and some sweet sponsorship, I've heard that the park will actually be open exclusively for women both mornings!

    For those who want a rundown of last year's event, check here.

    It's bigger and better - I'm very excited!

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    When she says "exclusively", keep in mind that spouses and/or kids are still allowed in the building (though it's not a daycare). However, if you're sporting a Y chromosome, your riding opportunities will be limited.
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    That's great. I know some women in the SHCC have been discussing this.
    I'll post it on our forum for them.

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    VBDiva is busy coaching all that weekend so can't get her out again. Can't even bring Gabi to watch a bit again as it's all home games. If it was a week later.

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    Perfect timing, I just received my weekend schedule from work today & unlike last year I'm OFF that weekend!!! Can't wait. Thx for posting Nerdgirl.

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    S h r e d t h e g n a r!!!!!!! W o o t!!!!!!

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    pretty sure Shannon will want to go again this year.

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    Have fun everybody I know where I won't be going . I know where I don't belong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmstrek8 View Post
    Have fun everybody I know where I won't be going . I know where I don't belong.
    Aww, you just had bad luck last year! Start out slowly and everything will be fine! We'll miss you...

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    I had a great time regardless last year. However I have a broomball tournament the next weekend and then I leave for holidays. I am not taking the chance this year as having two fractured ribs is pain I do not want to experience again . Plus it put a damper on my holidays tooo. So as much as I would like to attend I will be passing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmstrek8 View Post
    I had a great time regardless last year. However I have a broomball tournament the next weekend and then I leave for holidays. I am not taking the chance this year as having two fractured ribs is pain I do not want to experience again . Plus it put a damper on my holidays tooo. So as much as I would like to attend I will be passing.
    Well, fair enough. We'll still miss you!

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    Lots of new info posted and registration is open!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Joyride
    Joyride150 will be open to WOMEN ONLY from 8:00am until 12:00 noon on both Saturday & Sunday!!!
    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4th
    7:300am……………………..Doors Open for WOMEN ONLY
    7:30am – 8:30am……………Registration
    8:30am……………………….Orientation/Walk-Through
    9:00am – 12:00pm………….Skills Clinics (6+ Stations)
    12:00pm – 1:00pm………….Lunch
    *12:00pm…………………….Doors Open to Public
    1:00pm – 10:00pm………….General Park Riding
    10:00pm………………………Park Closed
    10:00pm………………………Pub Night @ The Dutchess


    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5th
    8:00am…………………………Doors Open for WOMEN ONLY
    8:00am – 9:00am……………..Registration (for those not previously reg.)
    9:00am – 12:00pm……………Skills Clinics (6+ Stations)
    12:00pm – 1:00pm……………Lunch
    *12:00pm………………………Doors Open to Public
    1:00pm…………………………Prizes, Give-aways & Thank you’s!
    1:30pm – 8:00pm……………..General Park Riding
    8:00pm…………………………Park Closed


    PRICING:
    Pricing is for WOMEN ONLY!
    $25 – one day pass
    $40 - weekend pass

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    Woot woot! For the ladies! Have fun out there!

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    The poster is out:



    And the official press release:

    JOYRIDE150 Indoor Bike Park (a 90,000sq/ft indoor biking facility for bike riders of all disciplines & skill levels) is hosting the second Annual Joyride Women’s Weekend on February 4th and 5th.

    Women of all ages and riding abilities will be coming from across North America to learn bike riding skills from experienced coaches in a supportive environment.

    JOYRIDE150 will be featuring skills workshops in various areas of the park so that women can conquer their fears and learn to ride such things as beginner/sport/expert skinnies, the foam pit and resi jump, rhythms and jump lines, BMX street park, pump/race tracks, the cross-country loop with climbs & obstacles and much more. There will also be a “Learn To Ride” clinic for those that are new to riding. All types of riders and skill levels are welcome!

    Register now at WOMEN’S WEEKEND! – Joyride 150
    WHAT: Second Annual Joyride Women’s Weekend

    WHO: Women of all ages, skill levels & riding styles

    WHEN:
    Saturday, February 4th 8:00am-10:00pm
    Sunday, February 5th 8:00am-10:00pm

    *Note: the park will be open to WOMEN ONLY until 12:00pm noon both days.

    WHERE:
    Joyride150 Indoor Bike Park
    150 Bullock Drive, Markham, Ontario

    COST: $25 for one day or $40 for both. Price includes instruction, park entry, and lunch.

    More info about the Women’s Weekend can be found on our webpage at Women’s Weekend – Joyride 150.

    About JOYRIDE150
    Along with 90,000sqft of indoor riding for every type of bike & rider, Joyride150 also houses a retail concession counter with snacks & drinks, clothing, bicycle parts and accessories. Joyride provides rental services for bikes, helmets & padding, as well as private Party Room rentals for special events like birthdays or conferences. Programs, skills workshops, day camps, private instruction, races/competitions, demo days, and PK sessions are all offered at the park.

    The park is also home to the JoyrideFIT Spin Studio complete with spin bikes, resistance trainers, weight machines & free-weights. Fitness testing and personal training services are available.

    At Joyride150 Indoor Bike Park there is something for everyone – beginner riders to pros will find challenges, fun, and fitness. For photos, videos, and updates on the park, please visit our website HERE.

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    Rumour has it, pre-registering might get you a swag bag. Last year, there was a ton of swag. I hear there are even more sponsors this year. Sign up!

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    I love that poster.

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    Sweet! Shannon just posted a list of clinics with videos.

    #1 – LEARN TO JOYRIDE (Beginner Area):

    An introduction to riding at Joyride150 for those who are new to the park and/or mountain biking. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

    #2 – PUMP TRACKS:

    Learn the proper techniques to riding a pump track – no pedalling and a full body workout! CLICK HERE FOR PUMP TRACK VIDEO

    #3 – XC LOOP SKILLS & OBSTACLES:

    We’ll take you around the cross-country loop and tackle some of the obstacles along the way like log-overs & rock gardens. All levels welcome – there is something challenging for everyone. CLICK HERE FOR XC LOOP VIDEO

    #4 - BIKE MECHANICS (Joyride Fit Room):

    Want to know how to change a flat out on the trail, how to adjust your levers, or when your chain needs replacing? We will teach you the basics about bike maintenance & repairs.

    #5 – SPORT SKINNY’S:

    Conquer your fear of technical riding with some tricks & tips on the sport skinny’s. Start off on the easy ones and work your way up. Try it – you may surprise yourself – you can do it! CLICK HERE FOR SKINNYS VIDEO

    #6 – JUMP LINES:

    Come learn how to jump…(or jump with style). Whatever your level of skill, we’ve got the jump line for you. From a beginner line that is completely rollable for newbies to the expert rythm section - you’re guaranteed to have fun! CLICK HERE FOR JUMP LINES VIDEO

    #7 – FOAM PIT:

    Ever wonder what it’s like to launch into a giant pit of foam with your bike? We’ll eliminate the intimidation factor of foam-pit flying for you with some simple techniques. (VIDEO COMING SOON)

    #8 – BUNNY HOPS (Ramp Room):

    We’ll take over a flat section of the ramp room to work on the art of bunny hopping – a skill that will take any style of riding to the next level.

    #9 – STREET PARK (Ramp Room & Street Plaza):

    Want to learn how to drop in, 180, or hit a spine? We will show you the basics of street-style riding, one step at a time. (VIDEO COMING SOON)

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    You forgot:

    #10 - CHANGING TIRES WITHOUT BREAKING A NAIL
    Clip-ons that will stay-on(s).

    #11 - DOES MY BUTT LOOK BIG IN THESE SPANDEX?
    Transpiration or transparent, find the right pants.

    #12 - THE DOOHICKEY FELL OF THE THING-A-MA-JIG
    Stuff that can and can't be glued back on.

    Sorry to mess with the thread, but it was just too tempting..

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    Is that what passes for humour in Denmark? Guess I know where not to bother visiting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandrenseren View Post
    You forgot:

    #10 - CHANGING TIRES WITHOUT BREAKING A NAIL
    Clip-ons that will stay-on(s).

    #11 - DOES MY BUTT LOOK BIG IN THESE SPANDEX?
    Transpiration or transparent, find the right pants.

    #12 - THE DOOHICKEY FELL OF THE THING-A-MA-JIG
    Stuff that can and can't be glued back on.

    Sorry to mess with the thread, but it was just too tempting..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Is that what passes for humour in Denmark? Guess I know where not to bother visiting.
    [QUOTE=Sandrenseren;8939575]You forgot:

    #10 - CHANGING TIRES WITHOUT BREAKING A NAIL
    Clip-ons that will stay-on(s).

    #11 - DOES MY BUTT LOOK BIG IN THESE SPANDEX?
    Transpiration or transparent, find the right pants.

    #12 - THE DOOHICKEY FELL OF THE THING-A-MA-JIG
    Stuff that can and can't be glued back on.

    Sorry to mess with the thread, but it was just too tempting.. [/QUOTE

    Is that the clinic where you learned to be a jackass?

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    This would be more matching to this thread.

    Signs You May Be a Mudbunnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Is that what passes for humour in Denmark? Guess I know where not to bother visiting.
    You're right, my local trial ladies would probably beat me up for it too, they are a tough bunch..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandrenseren View Post
    You're right, my local trial ladies would probably beat me up for it too, they are a tough bunch..
    It's funny, on rides I seem to be the one who carries the most essential supplies in my pack. Someone always needs an obsure item and I dig into my camelback and produce: extra socks, gloves, bandages, antiseptic, plastic bags, toilet paper, pens and odd tools etc You name it...my camel back=purse on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Is that what passes for humour in Denmark? Guess I know where not to bother visiting.
    I'm sure Denmark is a nice place, but I can also see why Sandrenseren might be a little uptight and frustrated seeing as how here in Canada we have a huge inventory of kickass mountain bike trails and large numbers of kickass women riders enjoying those trails, not to mention winning world championships and/or world championship medals in both XC and DH. Canada FTW.

    Have a great weekend at Joyride ladies!

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    I went to Joyride on monday for the first time with my 10 year old son. We both had so much fun, we didn't want to leave.. I haven't riden ramps in 20 years, but had a blast, and things started coming back to me. Wish my wife could have joined us, but she is 8 months pregnant right now. There was a three year old there shreding on a run bike. So rad!!

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