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Titty Tuesday

Spring, 2022


The stoke is high with anticipation of dirt and we at the Velo couldn't be more excited.

Who

Anyone that identifies as a woman and wants to play bikes. If you are new to mountain biking, this is for you. If you want to improve your skills so that you feel safer, this is for you. If you want to meet some new friends and learn about local trails, this is for you.

What

It's a trail ride to gain skill and experiences in mtbing. It's a place to learn, share and make connections on the trail and in the forest.

When and Where

Check social media as times may change

Tuesday April 19
A gathering of volunteers. If you have a love of mountain biking and want to help out, this is for you. Last season this was in the form of a trail ride (very social), watch social media for updates and location as we wait to see how the trails dry out.
Saturday May 7 (I know SATURDAY)
This is International Women's Mountain Bike Day and I thought it would be a great way to celebrate our community with a group ride. Start time and location to be determined, again we are waiting to see when the snow leaves and how the trails are. #WomensMTBDay
Tuesday May 10, 17 and 24
Main Parking lot at Hiawatha meet for 615 and ride for 630, choose a ride group (level pedals, bunny hop, wheelie and Lady Train) and have completed all the ride requirements.
Tuesday May 31, June 7 and 14
*NEW LOCATION Meet at the end of Conner Rd. for 615 and ride for 630. Choose a ride group (Level pedals, Bunny hop, Wheelie and Lady Train) and complete all ride requirements.
This is a great opportunity to enjoy some of the most flowy trails Hiawatha has to offer.
Sunday June 19, 2022 in the morning
Trails Fest Beginner Skills Clinic for her
The Titty Tuesday Volunteer Crew have put together a three hour skills clinic, there is limited space so watch for sign up through the Sault Cycling Club website.
Tuesday July 5 and August 2 Summer Shred:
After the six weeks Titty Tuesday will become a monthly ride; it's hosted on the first Tuesday of the month. The location and time will be updated as summer kicks in!
*(we are open to suggestions, if there is a trail you would like to explore or share with friends send recommendations to Danielle or any Titty Tuesday ride leader!)

Why

To grow and support this amazing community of female mountain bikers.

How

Check out the dates, come to one or all of the events.There is no cost but you MUST meet all ride requirements prior to the ride(they are found here, below). Consider joining the Sault Cycling Club, it is on the trails that they maintain that we ride on.

Ride Requirements

  1. Annually sign the Velorution ride waiver
  2. Choose the ride group you are interested in (Level pedals, Bunny hop, Wheelie and Lady Train) description found below.
  3. A CPSC-approved bicycle helmet
  4. A bike suitable for mountain biking (Not sure what this is? Call or pop by Velorution with questions 705-253-9388)

RIDE GROUP OPTIONS

LEVEL PEDALS (Brand New)

  • This group is for NEVER-EVER/beginner mountain bike riders. If you are brand spanking new, this is the group for you! We will introduce you to some mountain bike skills and teach you how to be the boss of your bike!
  • Ride Description: 1-1.5 hrs, 3-7km distance the terrain is single track mixed with some two track.

BUNNY HOP

  • (I'm here but I have some fear)
  • Haven't been on a bike in a while? Not quite ready for the next group, this is the group for you!
  • Ride Description:1-1.5 hrs, 5-8km distance the terrain is a little more single track mixed with some two track.

WHEELIE

  • (Ok this is fun)
  • This group is for those who want to fine tune their skills. The riders in this group are familiar with trail riding but may want to ride new trails, make new friends or build on existing skills. The group may stop and session one or two spots along the way. This is a great chance to build on existing skills, make some new friends or find and familiarise yourself with a new trail.
  • Ride Description:1-2hrs, 5-10km distance, mostly single track.

LADY TRAIN

  • (Ride with friends)
  • For experienced riders who just want a ride, a place to meet friends and enjoy the trail. Often a loop of the Red Pine or Crystal system. This is a great way to get to know the trail and build some fitness.
  • Ride Description:1.5-2hrs, 8-12km distance, mostly single track

What to Bring

Mountain or Sport Hybrid Bike
Just like tools in a shop, certain bikes are meant for certain types of riding. For Titty Tuesday rides, you will need to be on either a Mountain Bike or Dual Sport Hybrid Bike. We want you to ride and feel as safe as possible. If you are unsure if your bike is meant for the trails, call or bring your bike to the shop.
A Safe Bike
You are responsible for maintaining a safe bike. Do a complete safety check before riding. If you are unsure how, stop by the shop and we can help you out!
Helmet
Helmets are mandatory for this ride. Check your helmet for cracks, chips, discolouration, and age (a helmet's lifespan is 3-5 years even without any crashes). If you find any of the listed issues and/or might think your helmet is compromised in other ways, please bring it by the shop before a ride. We are more than happy to help you out.
Riding Attire
Wear comfortable clothing to ride in and dress for the weather! If you have any questions on what to wear don’t hesitate to call or stop by the shop. We are happy to help you out!
Water & Snacks
Hydration and Energy. Need we say more? : )
Bug Repellent
This is a summer ride in the woods in northern Ontario! Make sure NOT to get it on your helmet.
A Positive Attitude
Staying positive on the trail is important! We have a tendency to compare ourselves with others and get mad at ourselves for things we cannot control. Just remember, you are AWESOME and are better than you were the day before. We are here for fun and fun only!

This is a NO DROP RIDE, no one left behind! Check out the ride groups and choose your own adventure, please meet and understand all the ride requirements. If you have any questions please reach out, danielle@velorution.ca or call the shop.(705)253-9388