Last weekend(Jan 31 – Feb 1), Joyride 150 hosted our 4th Annual Women’s Weekend! Participants came from all over the province and Quebec to sharpen up their bike skills, push themselves to try things they thought were not possible and enjoy being around other awesome people! This year we saw a huge growth in participants with 173 attending plus 32 volunteer coaches and support people. So awesome to see this many ladies riding their bikes on a cold weekend in the middle of winter!
Here are a few comments from the participants.
“I had an awesome time! For someone who has just gotten into cross country, my confidence level isn’t too high (especially given the fact I’ve never been formally taught anything). The instruction and space to practice a skill over and over was very helpful. Can’t wait to try out my new skills on the trails!”
“Loved connecting with other like-minded ladies!! Feeling inspired.”
“A fun, adrenaline, cardio workout.”
“XC and skinnies were excellent and was able to conquer some mental barriers and do things I hadn’t attempted before; loved the pump track – a great workout; and was thrilled to actually figure out how to bunny hop!”
“The organizers, volunteers and staff were absolutely wonderful and created a very comfortable learning environment. It was a great overall experience! Thank you.”
Thanks very much to all of the sponsors who help support this event and women in cycling:
Trek Store Toronto
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Mike Borgh – RMT
A special thanks to all of the volunteer coaches and support staff who make this event possible…Brendan Arnold, Peter Glassford, Kristen Courtney, Erin Faulds, Hannah Parish, Sue Markus, Sarah Dinel, Danielle Bernardi, Charlotte Batty, Eden Batty, Jeff Faulds, Holly McLean, Miles Bond, Shane Hollingshead, Marti Gossoin, Jacob Coles, Amelia Walsh, Brayden Barrett Hay, Marc Nadeau, Jenn Leblanc, Lily Melluso, Alex Wright, Steve Hayes, Eric Favot, Dave Thomas, Mike Poos, Mike Borgh, Sean Duquette, Valerie Powell, Linda Shin, Rachel Summers, Molly Hurford, Craig Fleetwood, and Kyle Cresswell
We are already planning next year’s event!