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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!

SCHEDULE: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month April 20th through September 21st


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 twice-monthly rides, on a predictable schedule: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month April 20th through September 21st

  • 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

he 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. Organizers Tanya Sloan Storm and Zoae Spackman knew there was an unfilled niche in Whatcom County when mountain bikers seemed to be everywhere, yet virtually no women’s riding clubs existed.






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:

April 20, 2021

End Date:

September 21st, 2021


If you would like to request a Scholarship for your WMBC membership, please send us an email to Char at


Registration for Joyriders is free, however, you must be a current WMBC member to register. If you're not a member, please sign up below before registering for the Joyriders Club.

New for 2021: In order to follow social distancing our rides will have a participant limit. You must pre-register for the ride. We will open rides for registration one week ahead of their date, at which time, you can register on SignUpGenius below, search '' to find upcoming rides.

Make sure you complete the interest form below. It will allow you to sign our waiver ahead of time and to tell us a little about your skill level!