Chicks Ride Too
The Victorian Downhill Series currently has a small number of female riders racing and we would like to see more females joining us on the track.
Although the sport is male dominated, can be quite intimidating for new and beginner riders, and sometimes you feel if you don’t look the part or ride the best bike that you don’t fit in. This is definitely not the case. You will be surprised when you realise the boys are just as intimidated as what we are and under their tough exteriors they are all friendly and willing to lend a helping hand when needed.
New riders are always welcomed and encouraged by our current female riders.
The girls often ride together, discuss lines and give each other courage to try something outrageous, such as the creek gap at Youies!
This season now has a ”Beginner” category for new riders. You can enter one or two events in Beginner, there is no pressure to step up to Elite until you are ready.
Now the Elite women’s class may sound intimidating as well. But it’s only because historically there was not enough women to fill more categories. And as a result, only the Elite women’s class remained. But the good news is the Elite class has prize money and you get 2 timed runs down the hill!
Should you have any further questions about the events drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you on the track soon.