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Spring Revival: Get trail schooled at this women-centered mountain bike clinic


For the longest time in Grand Rapids, when a bike event was hosted, it seemed to be a male-dominated field. Lucky for us, with the advent of many groups in our community like She Rides Her Own Way and other female-focussed biking clubs and groups, we are seeing a major cultural shift as women take to pedal power. 

On Sunday, April 15 starting at 1 p.m., the Spring Revival event debuts at Cannonsburg with a mountain bike skills clinic that is sure to help those looking to get motivated in a female-centered education event. Spring Revival is a basic mountain bike skills clinic and no drop ride held just a short drive north of the city of Grand Rapids.

This experiential, hands-on education event is presented in collaboration with Liv Cycling, Moxie Wild, and Village Bike & Fitness, and is free to attend. (You must register in advance as space is limited for this event.) 

The mountain bike clinic will focus on the cycling needs of the beginner as well as those seeking to brush up on their trail skills after our very long Michigan winter season. 

The "no drop" portion of this clinic means that no rider is left behind on the trail and has an experienced rider who stays with the group. These kinds of rides remove the fear of being alone and being stranded by oneself. Besides riding is much more fun together with a group of friends. 

And while some guys might howl that it is exclusionary, this is women/trans/femme only clinic is a wonderful addition to the many mixed gender cycling events happening all the time here in our region. 

Organizers remind folks attending that they will want to bring a working mountain bike, helmet, appropriate footwear, hydration, and a smile (if you like). You can register in advance at this link.
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