Weekly Rides

Once daylight savings time begins each year, the Divas have weekly rides every Tuesday. We meet at a pre-determined mountain bike park, divide into categories, ride, socialize, and have lots of fun encouraging each other and improving our riding skills. Each group has a leader who knows the trail and can assist you with riding skills. These are all volunteers. If you know the trail, you can sign up to be a ride leader at a Diva meeting. Please see the calendar to see where our next ride will be held. The trails page will give you directions. Updates on the forum will reflect last minute changes due to weather.

Dirt Divas Riding Categories

Beginner: This group is designed for someone with limited experience riding single track trails, has been riding for less than a year, does not ride very often, or frequently walks sections of trail due to technical ability. This group always has a ride leader, and the pace is slower, with opportunities to work on trail obstacles. There are frequent stops and plenty of time to re-group and catch your breath.  A leaderless group for the riders that don’t necessarily ride as fast as the intermediate group, but have more technical ability and endurance than beginners. This group is a more social ride, with frequent stops, but less work on trail-riding skills.

Intermediate: This group has a group leader and rides at a moderate pace. There are fewer stops, but the group will stop occasionally to re-group. This is the group for people who have been riding for a couple of years or have been riding consistently and have the technical skills to ride most of the trail obstacles on Charlotte trails.

Advanced: This group has a leader, and the pace is moderate to fast. There are few stops. The group will stop at any trail intersections or between laps (depending on the trail) so nobody gets lost or left behind. Generally, the riders in this group are technically competent and aerobically fit.

Monthly Meetings

Our Monthly Meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday "Jan - Nov." the remainder of meetings are rotated between sponsor shops with a clinic and social. (April - Sept is at Kickstand)
KickStand Burgers-n-Bar
1101 Central Ave
Charlotte NC 28204
704.332.1010

The meeting typically begins with a guest speaker and continues with a discussion of upcoming events & club involvement in the mountain biking community. Members and non-members are welcome.

Day Trips

The Divas venture outside the Charlotte area several times a year for day trips to explore new trails. Locations are typically within 2 hours drive of Charlotte and have included places like Dark Mountain in Wilkesboro, NC; The New River Trail in southern VA; the FATS Trail System near Augusta, GA; and Clemson’s Issequeena Trails in SC; to name a few.
Day Trip to Pisgah
Saturday, August 19
Ranger Station, 1600 Pisgah Forest Dr, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Trail Work

The Divas regularly team up with the Tarheel Trailblazers, PASA, REI and other Bicycle Shop sponsors to assist with area trail building and maintenance. No experience is necessary as experienced crew leaders are always on hand to guide our efforts. Tools are provided so all that is needed are sturdy boots or shoes, work gloves, water and a snack. It is a rewarding experience that provides an opportunity to give back to the local community while meeting new friends. The trail work season typically runs through the winter months Nov. – Mar.

Weekend Trips

We have 2 annual weekend Diva trips each Spring and Fall to scenic mountain trails. What better way to spend a women’s getaway weekend than with great riding, hiking, card games, campfire fun and more? Sign Up for Members Only Spring and/or Fall Trips

2017 Fall Trip: DuPont/Pisgah (Sep 22-24)

We will be staying at Camp Green Cove in Zirconia, NC.  Camp Green Cove has primitive bunk houses with indoor bathrooms (incl showers).  The central clubhouse, where we gather for meals & activities is heated, though the cabins are not.  (Don’t worry though.  A good sleeping bag will keep you warm.)  The highlight is the camp chef who prepares phenomenal meals; breakfast and dinner. 

Adding to the fun, social atmosphere of the camp, will be 2 fun days of riding with active, like-minded women. 

Routes include:

Sat - DuPont

We will ride from the Corn Mill Shoals parking lot.  CMS allows quick access to the notorious slick rock single track.  But don't worry, it's not really slick.  It's just cool, granite-like rock surface, with beautiful mountain views.

Sun – Pisgah

We will ride in the Mills River area, on perhaps the “gentlest” trails in Pisgah.  The Mills River trails include the Spencer Branch trails and the super fun, flowy Fletcher Creek descent.   

Cost is $125 – includes transportation for you and your bike, 5 meals, two days of guided rides, and lots of fun.

Skills Clinic

We hold Skills Clinics for all levels of riding, at various Charlotte mountain bike parks, during the summer months. In the winter months we have maintenance clinics hosted by various local bike shops. Beginners strongly encouraged to attend.

Sept 17th USNWC 9:00am - 12:00pm

$5 parking, clinic is free!

See Facebook event on our page.

Volunteering

Every year we choose special events in the greater Charlotte Area for the Divas to partner. Giving back to our community means a great deal to us so join us between 24 Hours of Booty, Trips for Kids, Project Angel, or Girls Scout Rides. Check out more info on how you can be involved HERE.

Trail Status

Courtesy of the Tarheel Trailblazers

Tarheel TrailBlazers Mobile
Ballantyne District Park
Open - 09/19/17 8:55 AM
 
Col. Francis Beatty Park
Open - 09/15/17 7:00 am
 
Jetton Park
Open - 09/14/17 16:00
 
Fisher Farm Park/Allison Farms Regional Park
Open - 09/14/17 3:00pm
 
Lake Norman State Park
704-528-6350
Open - 09/14/17 10:00 AM
 
North Mecklenburg Park
Open - 09/14/17 9:21am
 
Sherman Branch
Open - 09/14/17 7:00 AM
 
Back Yard Trail
Open - 09/13/17 20:00
 
Rocky Branch Trail
Open - 09/13/17 4:00 pm
 
Rocky River Trail
Open - 09/13/17 06:00 am
 
Harrisburg Half
Open - 02/27/16 08:00
 
Park Road Park
Closed - 12/18/16 03:00
 
Southwest District Park
Open - 08/17/17 08:00
 
Renaissance Park
Open - 07/12/17 05:30
 
Anne Springs Close Greenway
803-547-1019
Call for Status - 08/31/17 08:00
 
US National Whitewater Center
Trail Status
Click link - 08/31/17 08:00
 
 
Status only updated
when conditions change