Starting Saturday May 7th through end of August

First Saturday = southside                                              Second Tuesday = southside
Third Saturday = northside                                           
Fourth Thursday = northside


The JoyRiders mountain bike club is all about getting womxn riders who identify as female 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!



JoyRiders outings are designed to provide an inclusive and fun environment with our all-ability, no-drop rides for riders who identify as female in our community. 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 womxn mountain bikers in our community

  • Promotes mountain biking to seasoned and new riders - encourage 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!


  • Lead weekly rides starting May 7th, 2022 (International Women's Mountain Biking Day!), this year we're including Saturdays!

  • Provide a hub for ride signup and making rider connections @joyriders.wmbc

  • 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 @joyriders.wmbc for a feature!


Southside Living

All Women, All Mountain. Whatcom Mountain Biking Coalition’s Joyriders club is a hub for women who love riding on the mountain.

"More men are mountain bikers in the United States than women, but this gender imbalance is becoming a thing of the past in Whatcom County. The Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition’s Joyriders club is a free, all-women’s mountain biking club for people who want to try out the sport, improve their skills and just have fun."


Whatcom Talk
WMBC JoyRiders
A Women’s Mountain Bike Club in Whatcom County

The WMBC JoyRiders is Bellingham’s newest all women’s mountain bike club, and they are on a mission to take the pressure and intimidation out of the sport while keeping all the fun.






New 3/4 sleeve jerseys for sale - $25 gets you this cotton/poly blend, super rad JoyRiders Jersey. They are soft and feel like a t-shirt, but wick sweat like a performance fabric. Relaxed fit and long enough to keep the top of your shorts covered and keep you in comfort.

Jersey's available to purchase during rides or email to arrange pick up and payment (cash or Venmo).

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

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Start Date:

May 7th, 2022

End Date:

End of August, 2022

2022 Registration OPEN



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



Complete the interest form below so we know what skill level of rides to plan - this is very important!



Pre-register for the ride on SignUpGenius below, search to find upcoming rides.