MORE Women Ride

MORE volunteers create a fun and safe environments where women have the opportunity to learn, grow, appreciate, and love the sport of mountain biking. MORE (and the outdoors) are welcoming and inclusive to all so please join us on a ride!


Getting Started

If you're new to mountain biking, check out our "Welcome to MORE page for resources, including some suggestions for ride locations. Looking to connect with other women riders? There is a MORE Women's Facebook Page, and a MORE Mountain Bike Rides Meetup group (where you can find out about women-specific rides as well as other local rides).

Photo Credit: Sue Estes, Cedarville S

Photo Credit: Sue Estes


Upcoming Women's Rides/Clinics


Women's Rides

  • Cedarville State Park 
    WEDNESDAY
  • M.O.R.E. Women Ride
    (Various Locations)
    ON HOLD

NOTE: The first 9 women to RSVP will be included. Our apologies if you don't make the cut-off, hopefully we can increase the size of the groups soon.

Women’s Wednesday Evening Mt. Bike Ride
Where: Cedarville State Forest
 
Sponsored by Bike Doctor Waldorf
When: EVERY WEDNESDAY: STARTING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd
6pm RSVP only, 10 rider MAXIMUM + Social Distance
 
Weather Dependent (no-go in rain or wet trails)
 
Address for Directions: Cedarville State Forest, 10201 Bee Oak Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613
 
Park adjacent to the Visitor’s Center, near the trailhead for the Orange (Holly) Trail. Park Pass Fee: $3.00 cash at the self-serve pay station (Maryland Residents); $5 for out-of-state folks
 
RSVP: This is REQUIRED to strictly maintain a responsible group size of less than 10 riders. First come, first serve sign up.
 
  • We will maintain social distance (Minimum 6-feet apart at all times).
  • Helmet and proper gear required. Carry water. Make sure you are fitted properly to your bike in advance and have your bike in good working order.
  • This will be a fun and casual mt bike ride on easy trails- great trails for beginners! Come chill and enjoy the forest with company- at a distance.
  • Arrive at 6pm- we’ll start promptly to optimize daylight. Leader will lead from the rear to ensure no one gets left behind.
  • The Orange Trail is about 7 miles long- but we may stitch a few other trails together for our ride, depending on the ability level of participants.
 
Contact Sue Estes for ride questions (Cell 443-404-9789; Wk (if between 8 and 5pm on day of ride) 301-877-4348)

Please sign the Ride Waiver

M.O.R.E. Women Ride program is currently on hold. These rides are typically held at various locations in the DMV. Check back here, or their Facebook Page for updates.


Ride Levels

  • Beginner

  • Casual
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Easy-paced rides suited for those who are familiar with their bikes. You know how to use your brakes and shift. Our goal is to try some climbing and descending on moderate-grade, easy single-track. We will re-group as necessary to rest, hydrate and practice skills on the trail. Distances may be up to 10 miles.

Endurance requirement: Able to ride about 8-10 miles (1 hour) with some stopping.

Technical requirement: You are ready to start climbing & descending single track and add in a few small technical features (rocks, roots, small logs.)

 

 

Casually paced rides ideal for advanced beginners ready for some obstacles, steeper hills, more miles and fewer rests. We will re- group as necessary to hydrate and practice skills on the trail. Trails may include steeper single track climbs and descents, obstacles may include small rock gardens, log overs, and roots. Distances may be up to 12 miles.

Endurance requirement: You can easily ride 10-12 miles (1-2 hours) of beginner single track.

Technical requirement: You are comfortable descending and climbing single track. You are comfortable trying small obstacles like log overs and rock gardens.

 

 

Steady paced rides ideal for riders who are comfortable with descending and single track climbs who feel ready to kick it up a notch. You feel comfortable on your bike and enjoy riding longer periods without breaks but you’re not into the hammerfest. Trails may include moderately steep
or rutted climbs and descents, single-track, obstacles and technical features. Distances may be up to 15 miles.

Endurance requirement: You are mastering all types of terrain for long periods of time. Able to ride a minimum of 10-15 miles with little re-grouping. Able to keep a strong pace.

Technical Requirements: You are getting good at riding switchbacks, you are comfortable descending steep single track, you have proper bike and body separation and moving all over your bike loosely, you are starting to get through those rock gardens.

 

 

Ideal for consistent, faster riders, this ride will be constantly moving, taking breaks only to re-group at major intersections. These are rides designed to build your stamina, as the pace will often be set by faster riders out front. Trails may include steep, technical climbs and descents, single-track, obstacles and technical features. Distances may be 15 miles or more.

Endurance Requirement: You are comfortable being uncomfortable and riding at a faster pace for 1-2 hours. You enjoy technical terrain and want to push the limits a bit.

Technical Requirement: You are confident on all types of terrain including rocky single track with some exposure, steep loose descents, front wheel lifts, drop offs or confident rolling obstacles. You are completely self- sufficient on the trails.



Where We Ride

MORE has a huge portfolio of trails in the greater Mid-Atlantic region, however not all of those trails are entirely suitable for kids. Our sMORE's ride leaders have hand picked a few of MORE’s most popular destinations that are suitable for family and kid rides, below are some of the destinations most generally used by our sMORE's programs.