WHO ARE THE JOYRIDERS?
The JoyRiders mountain bike club is all about getting women and gender non-conforming femme folks out on the trails and having fun.
We've teamed up with the WMBC to spread the JOY of riding bikes on Galbraith Mountain (… and beyond!) located in Bellingham
We offer a positive, supportive place for riders of ALL levels, fitness and backgrounds. All rides are NO DROP rides! We ride cross-country, all-mountain, and downhill. None of the pressure, all of the fun — we ride for the JOY of it!
MISSION & PURPOSE
JoyRiders outings are designed to provide an inclusive and fun environment with our all-ability, no-drop rides for riders who are women and gender non-conforming femme folks. We start our rides on Galbraith Mountain in late spring and go through Fall alternating our start location between the north and south side. All of our ride leaders are certified. JoyRiders:
Offers a safe and supportive environment for women and gender non-conforming femme mountain bikers in our community
Promotes mountain biking to seasoned and new riders - encourages fitness and self-confidence
Connects riders with other compatible riding partners
Helps beginners break into the sport and find success while having fun
Encourages all rider levels to continuously improve their skills and fitness
Protects our trails and environment
HOW WE DO IT
Lead weekly rides starting Saturday, May 6th, 2023 (International Women's Mountain Biking Day!)
Provide a hub for ride signup and making rider connections:
check out our Instagram: @joyriders.wmbc and Facebook: @wmbcjoyriders
Participate in volunteer trail maintenance and community bicycling advocacy
Promote female riders, trails, and the Bellingham bike scene. Tag #mtbjoy or @joyriders.wmbc for a feature!
JOYRIDERS IN THE NEWS!
New 2023 3/4 sleeve JoyRider jerseys and t-shirts available!
Jerseys and t-shirts available to purchase during rides or by email Joyriders@wmbcmtb.org to arrange pick up and payment (cash or Venmo). The t-shirts are $25 and jerseys are $30.
Proceeds go to the JoyRiders, and also help support our trails – so don't miss out!
2023 REGISTRATION OPEN SOON
Check out the ROAM mountain bike rating system to determine your ability before registering for a ride.
Pre-register for a ride below! Registration opens one week before each event.