WORS Women Spring Fling Rescheduled for April 23

Originally planned for April 16, the Spring Fling has been postponed due to poor weather. Please check back for updates! We have tentatively rescheduled for the following Saturday, April 23. WORS Women are a group of women who enjoy the sport of mountain biking in the upper midwest. Our goal is to encourage more women to share our sport. Some of us are racers, some of us just ride for fun and many of us are beginners just learning the sport. If you’ve ever thought about going on a group ride but decided not to because you “don’t want to hold everyone up”, we want you to ride with us! If you’ve ever thrown up your hands and thought “I’ll never figure out how to shift”, we can help you learn. Or, if you’re looking for women who train and ride just as hard as you, they’re here too. Some of our members are top 5 elite racers. In other words, WORS Women has something for everyone. Just like WORS, we want to share mountain biking with as many people as possible. Our second-annual Spring Fling will be help on Saturday, April 23. All are welcome. The free off road duathlon in the morning is for women only. Everyone is welcome to help course-marshal, cheer, and enjoy the potluck and afternoon clinics. WORS Women Spring Fling 2011 Click on the flyer above to view it in detail. You can also download the pdf here to share with friends or co-workers. Learn more about the event at the WORS Women website, here. For beginners, this event is a great way to get a feel for riding your bike on trails, and experience the fun of competitive mountain biking. It's a friendly competition and the trails at Lapham Peak are not rocky or especially "technical". Demo bikes from Wheel & Sprocket Delafield will be available for any woman wishing to try a new bike. Clinics, informal social time and our new voluntary mentor/mentee program will give novice off road riders the ability to enjoy riding and learn more at their own pace. For more advanced and intermediate WORS racers, this event is a great way to enjoy a fun race-paced ride and some pre-season competition. You can get in a bit of training, gauge early season fitness (both for yourself and - ahem, let's be honest ladies - others who you plan to race with in 2011), and get together with friends to have a really awesome potluck with bikes. It's also a great way to give back and if you're interested in mentoring a less experienced rider, we want to hear from you! Plus, the White Elephant Bike-Stuff Prize table will be even more amazing than last year. Here's a video from the 2010 Spring Fling to give you an idea of what the event was like in our first year. We hope to see you there. If you are not able to RSVP on our Facebook event page, please drop us a note at worswomen@gmail.com if you're thinking about attending. There's no obligation. We want to gauge interest to plan the clinics and potluck for everyone. If you are interested in childcare at the Spring Fling, we plan on making this available provided there is interest. Please send an email to worsmamas@gmail.com This is a new initiative to provide community-sourced cooperative childcare options at WORS Women events and - ultimately - WORS weekends.

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