I first got to meet some of these shredders at last year's Rocktober festival. They made the 5 hour drive to join in on the fun and discuss possibly having a GGR chapter. Well...its finally a reality! Kingman, AZ is now a GGR chapter!
Last week, I really got to see these ladies in action as well as experience their amazing community and enjoy the true beauty of the area.
Myself and my training partner were invited to their annual race that their local IMBA chapter puts on, CRATA: Colorado River Area Trail Alliance. The Route 66 Rattler race. Denise Barron, who sits on the CRATA board, was our guide and liaison for the trip. Be Tarino of Kingman Fruit Creations welcomed us with her gourmet killer fruit dipped in chocolate!
Racers got to come get their goodie bags, race bibs, enter raffles and for $10 got a great pasta dinner and incredible deserts from Kingman Fruit Creations.
My host Specialized shop was: Bicycle Outfitters. Adolfo Rodriguez, owner, put up their booth, the Specialized booth and DJ'd some RAD rock n roll all night! Adolfo also took a ton of video logging the adventure! Then I got to take pictures with everyone, sign jerseys and talk about women's mountain biking!
I thank the community of Kingman, CRATA, Bicycle Outfitters, Denise Barron and all the volunteers for your hospitality, generosity, enthusiasm and making our visit one amazing adventure. The Route 66 Rattler Race is an XC race NOT to be missed!
Keep an eye out at all the bike shops in Kingman and the surrounding areas for GGR flyers. We will be asking the shops all around to host clinics such as suspension set up, flat repair and more. Maybe even a ride and pancake breakfast?? Do we have an amazing flap jack flipper at one of the shops??? I can smell the maple syrup now!
The 1st chapter ride will be announced soon! Please support our women's mountain biking communities and be part of this enormous movement to grow our incredible sport!
GGR's mission is to grow women's mountain biking and keep women cycling. We offer all level no drop rides, skills clinics, repair clinics, road trips and free membership! We are a non dues club and operate by all volunteers.
GGR is about community and club. This is why each chapter partners up with their local IMBA chapter. I'm so proud and excited that Kingman, a new favorite place of mine is now a GGR chapter!
If you are a female mountain biker and live in the Kingman, AZ and surrounding areas, please join up on the Face book page here: www.facebook.com/groups/1876612489234263/
Want to start your own chapter? It's easy! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
GGR Girl Wendy E