Did somebody say FREE race?

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Race the MidWeek Women’s Only Mini-Enduro for FREE

Have you been thinking about signing up for your first MTB race, but haven’t taken the plunge? Then this is for you! WomenMTB is looking for three women who haven’t raced MTB in any format before. We want to help you get out of your comfort zone, and on the trail with us! We’re looking for beginner or intermediate riders in any age category to share their experiences of competing in their first MTB race.

How to enter:

Email sponsors@womenmtb.org with your name, your social media handles, and short introduction to who you are and why you want try racing this year at the Mid Week Women’s Only Mini Enudro at High Star Ranch on June 18, 2019. Deadline to enter is April 15th at 10:00 PM

What we ask in return:

Our mission at WomenMTB is to inspire women to get out on the trails, and we want you to help us. The three lucky ladies we choose will need to be willing to share pictures of their journey from training to race day. We want to know how you’re preparing to take on the course at High Star Ranch. What that means:

Short posts for our Facebook and Instagram community showing how you’re preparing for race day. Follow up summary about race day for our newsletter.

WomenMTB welcomes new Executive Director

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I am thrilled to have been appointed as the new Executive Director of WomenMTB and serve on the Board of Directors. WomenMTB is an organization that I have become very passionate about over the last 2 years.

I am a hairdresser and have owned and operated my own salon for 18 years. Prior to owning my own business I taught at a local Cosmetology school and also worked as an educator for a professional color company. I have always had a passion for sharing knowledge as well as learning from others.

I  have been married to my husband, Bruce, for 25 years and we have two great kids, Grady (11) Romey (8) and our trail-loving dog, Lemmy. My husband introduced me to mountain biking in 1993 when he bought me my first bike. We dabbled in some local downhill and cross-country racing for several years. He then took me out to the local BMX track, RAD Canyon, and I started racing BMX at a local and national level. I won several Utah State Championship titles as well as 7 National Age Group titles. After many years of racing BMX I really missed the solidarity of the mountains and single track so I refocused on riding my mountain bike again. After having our kids it was our goal to become a “biking family,” They both started racing BMX at four and then riding mountain biking at ages 8 and 6. I now spend many of my weekends riding mountain bikes or fat bikes with my family. I still race my mountain bike and just finished my second True Grit Epic in St. George and will be racing the Women’s Only Mini Enduro in June. I love adventure am always up for a challenge.

I have been involved with WomenMTB since 2017, first as a ride leader, club captain,  and now Executive Director. This club has become such a special part of my life due to the friendships I have made and the incredible women that I have met. My goals for WomenMTB is to continue to expand the club with more amazing women each year as well as developing the club into new areas. I would also like to help increase the interest of young girls riding bikes by providing clinics and group rides. My goal is to bring in more women only races including a cross country event to our area. We have such an amazing group created by Rae Sutherland and I will continue to build on what she has given us, a community of support and encouragement while having a great time on our bikes.

Shred On,

Danita Ritter