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WHO ARE THE JOYRIDERS?

The JoyRiders mountain bike club is all about getting women (18+) 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

  • Have FUN!

HOW WE DO IT

  • Lead weekly rides starting Saturday, May 4th, 2024 (International Women's Mountain Biking Day!)

  • Provide a hub for ride signup and making rider connections:

  • 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!

JOYRIDER JERSEYS 

Jerseys and t-shirts available to purchase at our store.


Proceeds go to the JoyRiders, and also help support our trails – so don't miss out! 

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2024 REGISTRATION OPEN SOON

Step

01

Become a WMBC member (if you aren’t already).

Step

02

Check out the ROAM mountain bike rating system to determine your ability before registering for a ride.

Step

03

Register for a ride below! Registration opens one week before each event and closes the evening before the event.

2024 RIDING SCHEDULE

  • Jul 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    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!
  • Jul 25, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Join us to meet other riders, have a beer, and ride the Waterfront Pump Track! If you want to ride, bring your DJ or MTB. There will be at least one JoyRiders ride leader at the meet up (look for our new, bright shirts!). If you have any questions, email joyriders@wmbcmtb.org
  • Jul 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    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!
  • Aug 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    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!
  • Aug 08, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Join us to meet other riders, have a beer, and ride the Waterfront Pump Track! If you want to ride, bring your DJ or MTB. There will be at least one JoyRiders ride leader at the meet up (look for our new, bright shirts!). If you have any questions, email joyriders@wmbcmtb.org
  • Aug 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    This is a rare off-Galbraith ride, on nearby popular Cougar Ridge trail. Given the difficulty of the terrain, we limit this ride to Level 6+ (advanced) riders only.
  • Aug 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    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!
  • Aug 22, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Join us to meet other riders, have a beer, and ride the Waterfront Pump Track! If you want to ride, bring your DJ or MTB. There will be at least one JoyRiders ride leader at the meet up (look for our new, bright s
  • Aug 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    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!
  • Aug 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    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!
  • Sep 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    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!
  • Sep 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    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!
  • Sep 21, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    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!
  • Sep 28, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    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!
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