SheJumps Downhill MTB
Sun, Jul 30
Location: The Farmhouse Bike Shop, Lincoln Peak
Join us for SheJumps Women's Downhill Day. This is a great way to introduce yourself to downhill mountain biking, or hit the trails with new friends.
Beginner basic skills-for those who have never downhill mountain biked
Intermediate skills- for those who have been downhill mountain biking before
9:15-10 AM Check in and get your tickets and rentals.
10 AM-12 PM Groups head out to ride.
12 PM Lunch break.
12:45-3 PM Group Ride.
What to Wear & Bring
Wear comfortable clothes suitable for exercising. This includes athletic shoes and socks but no open toe shoes. Approved bike helmets are required and full face helmets are strongly recommended. Additionally, it is recommended that you have protective body armor that includes, leg protection, chest protection and elbow pads. This protective equipment can be rented through our rental shop. Gloves, goggles, and other recommended gear is also available for purchase at the retail store. It may rain or drizzle so be prepared to bring a rain jacket. It may also get hot and muggy, so remember to bring water or sports drink when riding.
What to Expect
Sugarbush Resort is a gravity-fed park. You take the lift up and ride down the mountain. This style of riding is best suited for very specific bicycles and gear. We highly recommend a minimum wheel diameter of 26", protective body armor, a minimum of 4" of shock travel, and we also recommend that all seats be set at a lower position. Riding a real downhill or enduro mountain bike with lots of plush suspension and big brakes will give you a more enjoyable riding experience. Like any sport or outdoor activity, Downhill Mountain Biking has certain risks. However, these risks can be minimized and you can have a safe, enjoyable and injury free experience by being personally responsible for your own physical well-being, making good decisions.
Do You Want to Rent or Bring Your Own Bike?
You can bring your own bike. However, only Mountain Bikes are allowed. We do not allow Road Bikes, BMX Bikes, Hybrid Bikes, Cyclocross Bikes or Beach Cruisers. All bikes must have front and rear brakes in proper working condition. No coaster brakes are allowed. All brakes must be a V-Style or Disc Brake configuration. No single pivot brakes are allowed! It is highly recommended that all bikes have at least a front suspension system. It is also highly recommended that all riders drop their seat posts When in doubt, drop your seat posts! This will give you the range of motion necessary for a safe neutral riding position when negotiating bumpy, undulating terrain. While you may feel as though the seat post height on your current XC set up is proper, a lower seat height is strongly recommended.
Please reserve your ticket and pre-register at Eventbrite for this event.
Please call 802-583-6704 to rent a bike ahead of time (bikes numbers are limited).