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.
1101 Central Ave
Charlotte NC 28204
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.
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
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.
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
2018 Spring Trip: A DuPont Double (Apr 27-29, 2018)
We will be staying at the luxurious Bradley Creek Falls Lodge, a private waterfall estate centrally located in the heart of beautiful Transylvania County. Be sure to check out the pictures on their FB page to preview the spacious & elegant residential suites available. As with last year, some bed-sharing should be expected. Preferences are first-come first-served, limited spaces available (31). https://www.facebook.com/
For this spring trip, we will be riding trails in DuPont both Saturday and Sunday. The 10,400 acre DuPont State Forest (DSF) offers mountain bikers nearly 100 miles of varied trails. While some of the trails here are typical for the region, a few others provide an experience not commonly found in the southern Appalachians such as the only slick rock available on the east coast. (Not to worry, it’s not really “slick”.)
Saturday – we will ride from the Fawn Lake/Reasonover parking lot. Fawn Lake routes will include the popular Reasonover Creek trail, lovely Lake Julia & famed Airstrip downhill with an opportunity to view the signature Bridal Veil Falls. We will have a trailside lunch ready when you are done with the ride!
Sunday – we will ride from the Guion Farms parking lot off of Sky Valley Road. Routes will include minimal climbing with lots of fun, swoopy downhills including Hilltop, Hooker Creek, and the most fun, ever popular, Ridgeline downhill. For Sunday’s lunch, we will spread out in the spacious grassy field by this parking lot.
New this year
Friday afternoon (4-6 pm) Skills Clinic at the REEB Ranch (http://www.reebranch.com/
mountain-bike-park/). The professional instructor fee is included in your registration. There is an additional $10 REEB Ranch Bike Park Fee, and a separate waiver to sign. You can read more about Bridgette, our instructor here!
Saturday afternoon Yoga at Bradley Creek Falls Lodge – professional instructor fee included in your registration. Bring your own mat.
Included in your cost is transportation for you and your bike (TBD when van will depart – depending on registrant preferences, van riders might miss the skills clinic), 5 meals, two days of guided rides, and lots of fun.
Full Trip Cost (includes 5 meals, lodging, guided trail rides, skills clinic and yoga) $210
Full Trip No Lodging (includes all meals, guided rides, skills clinic and yoga) $110
Day Trip (Guided ride with trailside lunch) $35
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
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!
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.