WHO ARE THE JOYRIDERS?
The JoyRiders women’s mountain biking club was founded by Tanya Storm and Zoae Spackman (two very busy moms!) ICP Certified Ride Leaders are Zoae Spackman, Michelle Holtorff, Meghan Baldwin and Molly Prentice.
They’ve teamed up with the WMBC to spread the JOY of biking to women across Bellingham… and beyond!
We offer a positive, supportive place for women of ALL levels and disciplines of mountain biking. 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 womens rides are designed to provide an inclusive and fun environment with our all-ability, no-drop rides for women in Whatcom County. 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.
Offer a safe and supportive environment for female mountain bikers in our area
Promote mountain biking to women, to encourage fitness and self-confidence
Connect women with other compatible riders
Help beginners break into the sport and be successful while having fun
Encourage all rider levels to continuously improve their skills and fitness
Protect our trails and environment
HOW WE DO IT.
Lead twice-monthly rides May-Sept, on a predictable schedule
Provide a Facebook Hub for ride signup and making rider connections (Join Here)
Participate in volunteer trail maintenance and community bicycling advocacy
Run an Instagram account to feature and promote female riders, trails, and the Bellingham bike scene. Tag #mtbjoy or @wmbc_joyriders for a feature!
TEES & HATS
We will be selling these snazzy tees and hats at our kickoff event. Proceeds go to the WMBC Joyriders, and also help support our trails – so get you one!
Registration for Joyriders is free, however you must be a current WMBC member to register. If you're not a member, please signup here before registering for the Joyriders Club.
JOYRIDER GALBRAITH RIDES
(March-August @ 6pm – 8pm approximately)
This is ladies’ night, and the feelin’s right, oh this is ladies’ night, come ride your bike!
Guided, NO DROP rides at a casual pace, led by IMBA ICP-certified guides. All levels of rider welcome! As needed, we split into groups by activity level + trail preference.
NORTH Side Rides -Intermediate level and up
Meet 6pm at Whatcom Falls Parking lot (off Electric near tennis courts)
SOUTH Side Rides – All levels, Beginner-friendly
Meet 6pm at Samish Parking Lot, near Galbraith Lane