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She Rides



For fitness. To make friends. For freedom!

There’s nothing quite like riding a bike to experience the feeling of freedom. It brings back childhood memories of riding with friends, having fun outdoors, being fit and active. But for many women, somewhere along the road to adulthood, the bike gets put away and they stop riding.

That’s where She Rides comes in!

She Rides is an introductory riding program focused on fitness, skills development and creating a social riding community of women, with the aim to help women make riding part of their everyday life. The program runs over six to eight weeks and is led by an accredited Cycling Australia coach. It is designed to increase confidence and skill, plus includes a social aspect.

Participants can choose between a road riding and a mountain bike program, with both formats involving face-to-face sessions with a Cycling Australia accredited coach, in a small group environment, together with a three-month recreational insurance and membership to Cycling Australia.

She Rides offers three tiers of programs; ‘She Rides Confidence’ for women who have riding skills but are looking to learn group riding skills, participate for fitness and be part of a social riding community; ‘She Rides Together’ which is a group riding program to improve fitness, advance riding skills and enjoy riding in a with others; and ‘She Rides On Demand’ for those who are re-starting their riding journey with the basics, and are looking for a more personalised one on one coaching experience.

Both the She Rides Confidence and She Rides Together programs have capped program numbers to ensure a more personalised coaching ratio: each program has no more than 1 coach per 9 participants, up to a maximum of 18 participants and 2 coaches per program. The* She Rides Confidence* and Together programs run twice a year through throughout the Spring and Autumn seasons.

This is what you can expect at a She Rides program:

ROAD TRAFFIC CONFIDENCE

She Rides Confidence (Road/Traffic) is our flagship program that develops your confidence to ride on shared paths and on low traffic roads with others. Sessions include a revision of your riding skills before introducing you to the skills and etiquette needed to ride confidently on shared paths and venture out onto quiet roads and traffic environments.

Being a confident rider is also about being independent. She Rides Confidence will teach you the skills you need off the bike to be self-sufficient whilst out riding. This will include learning how to clean your bike, oil the chain, transport your bike and of course, learn how to change a flat tire! You will also enjoy a bike shop experience, visiting a local bike shop and learning about what great benefits and services your “local” can provide.

And you won’t be alone! She Rides Confidence is all about creating a social riding community of women, so while your confidence grows, be prepared to expand your skills to ride in a group with others, explore your local community in a way you never thought possible and discover local riding routes to enjoy long after the program has finished with like-minded people.

Each week the distance, time and challenge will progress but all in a fun, supportive, inclusive and social environment.



ROAD TRAFFIC TOGETHER

She Rides Together is just what the name suggests, a group riding program. Sessions include a combination of longer road rides, an advancement for those who have come through our other She Rides programs (or ladies can demonstrate the skills and confidence to join this group).

While there will be a short refresher on riding, group riding, traffic skills and all the usual safety checks at the commencement of the program, She Rides Together is about group riding for longer and on more challenging routes to improve fitness levels and further develop group riding skills.

Sessions will continue to educate you on everything riding, including bike maintenance and general riding information to support your ongoing riding together.

She Rides Together (Road/Traffic) is delivered over 6-8 x 2-3hr sessions in a fun, supportive, inclusive and social environment.

She Rides Together (Road/Traffic) programs may not be suitable for all bike types due to the speed, distance and/or terrain of the program on offer.



MTB CONFIDENCE

She Rides Confidence – MTB is our flagship mountain bike program that develops your confidence to mountain bike with others. Sessions include a revision of your riding skills before introducing you to the skills and etiquette needed to ride off-road and then introducing you to the local mountain bike tracks and trails.

A confidence building program for women looking for fitness, group riding skills and to create a social riding community of friends in traffic-free places and mountain bike off-road tracks and trails.

And you won’t be alone! She Rides Confidence is all about creating a social riding community of women, so as your confidence grows, be prepared to expand your skills to ride in a group with other ladies, re-connect with nature and explore the beautiful local tracks and trails that you can ride again and again!

On average, Confidence MTB programs will develop your off road riding skills, fitness and confidence to ride between 6-12km in distance and 1-2.5 hours in duration. This will be dependent upon the abilities and confidence levels of the participants registered in your program.

Being a confident rider is also about being independent. She Rides Confidence – MTB will teach you the skills you need off the bike to be self-sufficient while out riding.



MTB TOGETHER

She Rides Together – MTB is just what the name suggests, a group riding program. Sessions include a combination of longer mountain bike rides, an advancement for those who have come through our She Rides Confidence – MTB program (or females that can demonstrate the skills and confidence to join this group). It’s a group riding program to improve fitness, advanced riding skills and enjoy the freedom of riding together on mountain bike tracks and trails.

While there will be a short refresher on riding, group riding, mountain bike skills and all the usual safety checks at the commencement of the program, She Rides Together is about mountain biking for longer and on more challenging routes to improve fitness levels and further develop your skills.

She Rides Together (MTB) is delivered over 6-8 x 2-3hr sessions in a fun, supportive, inclusive and social environment.

She Rides Together – MTB requires a hard tail or dual suspension mountain bike due to the off-road nature of this program.




We strongly recommend that all participants purchase a Cycling Australia Ride plus monthly membership prior to participation to ensure you have the appropriate level of insurance in place in case of an accident. You can find further information on membership options here