Women mtb clubs in austin?
My sister came home (Honduras) for her college summer break. I took her out on some light mtbing and she immediately got hooked. By the end of her break, she was handling some pretty tough climbs and even, to their amazement and embarrasment, beating some of my friends. Last week she went back to Austin to start her fall semester at UT. She wants to keep riding and wants to join a local group. Do any of you guys or gals know of a nice group of friendly texan woman (or coed) mtbers in Austin that are willing to welcome a beginner with a great atittude and a will to learn. She has work to do on the technical side but is pretty quick to learn. Thank you for your help.
Austin Flyers, Bicycle Sports shop, Flying Pigs, are the ones that come to me off the top of my head but they're are a ton of women/co-ed mtb clubs around those parts.
She should have an easy time finding one.
I recently joined the meetup group for the Austin Mountain Bikers. I haven't been on any rides with them, but I often get emails for ladies only rides that are going out.
The Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group (Austin, TX) - Meetup
Austin Ridge Riders is a great group, and they do quite a bit of women-specific stuff.
You should try RLAG. (Ride Like a Girl)
Thank you very much for your input guys.
Ride Like a Girl is probably your best option to get started. My wife tends to be there when she can and really enjoys it. They alternate between Walnut Creek and other trails each Monday (usually Barton Creek).
Here's the RLAG schedule:
Monday, May 7 6:00pm RLAG 2012 Season Opener - Walnut Creek
Saturday, May 12 9:00am Reimer's Ranch with ARR (BYSO)
Monday, May 14 6:00pm Slaughter Creek Trail
Monday, May 21 6:00pm BCGB - 360 Access
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day Holiday - NO RLAG
Monday, June 4 6:00pm Walnut Creek
Saturday, June 9, 9:00am Reveille Peak Ranch with ARR (BYSO)
Monday, June 11 6:00pm Slaughter Creek Trail
Monday, June 18 6:00pm BCGB - Zilker Park Trailhead - Summer Solstice ride, night swim and picnic
Monday, June 25 6:00pm Walnut Creek
Monday, July 2 BCGB - 360 Access
Monday, July 9 6:00pm Walnut Creek
Saturday July 14 9:00am Muleshoe Bend with ARR (BYSO)
Monday, July 16 6:00pm BCGB - Zilker Park Trailhead
Monday, July 23 6:00pm Walnut Creek
Monday, July 30 6:00pm BCGB - 360 Access
Monday, August 6 6:00pm Walnut Creek
Saturday, August 11 9:00am Pace Bend Park with ARR (BYSO)
Monday, August 13 6:00pm BCGB - Zilker Park Trailhead
Monday, August 20 6:00pm Walnut Creek
Monday, August 27 6:00pm BCGB - 360 Access
Saturday, September 8, 9:00am Lake Georgetown with ARR (BYSO)
Monday, September 10, 6:00pm Walnut Creek
Monday, September 17, 6:00pm BCGB - 360 Access
Monday, September 24, 6:00pm Walnut Creek End of Season Ride & Party
BYSO = Bring Your Significant Other