MONTHLY SCHEDULE: Starting Saturday May 7th through end of August
First Saturday = southside Second Tuesday = southside
Third Saturday = northside Fourth Thursday = northside
WHO ARE THE JOYRIDERS?
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!
MISSION & PURPOSE
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
HOW WE DO IT
Lead weekly rides starting May 7th, 2022 (International Women's Mountain Biking Day!), this year we're including Saturdays!
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!
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."
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 JoyRidersBham@gmail.com 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!