Skirts in the Dirt
Save the date for Michigan’s only mountain bike race open only to women!!
Join us on August 28, 2016 at Cannonsburg Ski Hill for the Skirts in the Dirt race and expo!
Please note that registration closes at 5PM on August 26 and there will be no day-of registration.
RACE does not have to be a four letter word. This is a race with categories for women of all athletic abilities with fun challenges along the way to keep things interesting (Surprise!). Come and find out how fun racing can be!
Registration through June 1 is $30. Beginning August 1, registration increases to $35, and beginning August 15, the price will increase to $40. Please note that registration closes at 5PM on August 26 and there will be no day-of registration.
Squirts in the Dirt — Kids Under 12 race for free — Bring the whole family!. Race begins at 2:30 p.m. 1-2 miles.
Never Ever! –For those ladies who said they’d never race. Never say never!!! You’ve been out riding and love being on the trail, but are still starting out. Let’s keep this fun! 3-4 Mile beginner course, Race begins at 1 p.m.
Weekend Warrior -- You love to ride and maybe even race from time to time. You have probably passed a guy in an Iceman Jersey and politely waved as you pedaled by. 6-8 Miles, race begins at 11:30 a.m.
All the Single Ladies — Deraileurs?! Who needs them?! Granny gear is just not in these ladies’ vocabulary. If you love the simple beauty of a single cog and a straight chain line, this category is for you :). 6-8 Miles, race begins shortly after 10 a.m.
Double Diva (Tandems only) — Two divas on one bike?! We just don’t know if we can handle this awesomeness! We salute those ladies brave enough to cede complete control of steering to a friend 🙂 Go tandems! 6-8 miles Plus challenges, race begins shortly after 10:00 am.
Fabulously Fat (Fat bikes only) -- For those riders who are always prepared for the weather Michigan can throw at them. Why loose the fat in August? Don't put that bike on a diet! Bikini season is almost over! 6-8 Miles, race begins shortly after 10 a.m..
Dirt Diva -- Chain lube is in your blood. Quite a few people have no idea what you look like without a bike helmet and dirt on your cheeks -- but you look like a total diva when covered with dirt. 12-16 Miles, race begins at 10 a.m. *The course has rolling to hilly terrain.
Note: The race will take place rain or shine. If severe weather occurs (thunderstorms/lightening) the race will be delayed until the conditions improve or the race is cancelled. Registration is non-refundable.
Notice: The Cannonsburg Ski Area will be the location for a Fun Promotions 4 hour mountain bike race this Saturday June 11 from 10-2pm. Please avoid riding there between 9am-3pm.
If you are pre-registered for the Yankee Springs Time Trial, you can find your start times through the link below. Times may be subject to change.
We have a great meeting shaping up for this months WMMBA member meeting!
We will be doing the “winter riding” edition with a focus on the fatty! That’s of course, the fat-bike! Fat-bikes went from being a “what the heck is that” type thing to one of the fastest selling type of bikes out there. We’ll have some of the folks that have been riding, selling and working on these smile inducing contraptions, sharing their experiences and wisdom and telling why they love their fatty!
We’ll also have some tips on ways to keep fit during the winter months (that some call the off season) and ideas on how to get you ready for spring/summer race season.
We’ll tell you what the WMMBA has up their sleeve this year, new trails, rides, races and events.
Plus, we will be doing a pre-meeting fat-bike ride on the brand new Cannonsburg groomed Fat-bike/XC ski trails! Ride time will be around 5:30PM (there is a small fee to ride the new trails).
Don’t own a fat-bike yet? No problem, we’ve asked several of our local shops to bring some of their finest two wheeled steeds for you to try out!
Cannonsburg will have some tasty food and drink specials for your after ride re-fueling!
So speed the word and see you there!