MORE Women Ride
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
Upcoming Women's Rides/Clinics
Women's MTB Day
Cosca Regional Park
M.O.R.E. Women Ride
Women’s Wednesday Evening Mountain Bike Ride
Where: Cosca Regional Park
MORE (Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts)& MVD Mt. Bikers
When: EVERY WEDNESDAY, wheels down ready to ride 5:30pm;
RSVP (via Meetup Link: https://meetu.ps/e/JWnYf/t1646/a) + Social Distancing
*Arrive before 5:30 pm- we’ll start promptly to optimize daylight.
- Address for Directions: 11000 Thrift Rd, Clinton, MD 20735
- Take the main entrance to Cosca Regional Park (Big sign with lights, near ball fields). Head left toward the Tennis Bubble- park in the lot nearest the Administration Building.
- RSVP and Please remember to cancel your RSVP if you can’t make it to help the leader prepare and remain timely in departure.
- Bring a face mask and helmet. Carry water. Bring a headlamp or bar lights, in case we encounter delays on the trail with sunset approaching.
- 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. Leader will accommodate the needs of newer rides and ensure no one is left behind.
- Come chill and enjoy the woods with other women riders. Arrive before 5:30 pm- we’ll start promptly to optimize daylight.
Cosca Map Link: https://www.mncppc.org/DocumentCenter/View/11270/Cosca-Regional-Park-Hiking-and-Mountain-Biking-Trail-Map-PDF
Ride leader will check the weather radar and post any necessary cancellations in the comments section at least an hour before ride start. If you need a little more new-rider orientation time, please contact ride leader so she can meet you early.
Contact Sue Estes for ride questions
Cell: 443-404-9789 - weekends and after 5 pm M-F
Work: 301-877-4348 - weekdays between 8 am - 5 pm
More Info: https://meetu.ps/e/JWnYf/t1646/a
Cosca Regional Park
11000 Thrift Rd
Clinton MD 20735 USA
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.
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.