Women's Ride Program
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
Upcoming Women's Events/Clinics
Check back for upcoming women's clinics. All large-scale MORE events are on hold due to COVID-19.
Ride Levels & What to Expect
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.
Women's Rides ⇨
Cedarville State Park
MoCo-Ten Mile Creek
Due to COVID-19, many of our women's rides are currently on hold. Check back frequently, as municipalities allow and we have volunteers we will try to get back on the trails.
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 RideWhere: Cedarville State ForestSponsored by Bike Doctor Waldorf
When: EVERY WEDNESDAY: STARTING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd6pm RSVP only, 10 rider MAXIMUM + Social DistanceWeather Dependent (no-go in rain or wet trails)Address for Directions: Cedarville State Forest, 10201 Bee Oak Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613Park 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 folksRSVP: 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.