DSS Race Team AND our speed loving sisters, this ride is exclusively for you!
This week we will be focusing on "line choice" when riding for speed. We will ride to specific sections of trail that may have multiple lines and discuss each one and their pros and cons. After talking about each line we will ride short loops to get a feel for riding a different line that we may not be used to.
Join us at Horseshoe for a team training ride. You don't have to be on the race team to join us! If you would like to push yourself by riding with faster women, and enjoy a flowy ride with no stops, then this event is for you! Come ride with your teammates and sisters for a fast lap, or two, or three. Groups will be separated by the category you register for. If you want an extra push or a rabbit to chase, you are welcome to cat up to a faster category for this ride! We will most likely ride a shorter loop multiple times to practice passing opportunities and dial in our race lines.
This is not a skills teaching ride! You must be able to navigate a trail and know when it's appropriate for you to get off of your bike and walk when necessary.It is intended to help you learn and practice race tactics, which can include dismounting and running your bike over obstacles.
Remember to ALWAYS ride within YOUR own limits and skill level. This ride is intended to motivate you to push hard while still encouraging you to ride smooth. Your health and safety is our number one concern. Safe is FUN! Ride at your own risk and please read the entire liability waiver.
- You will be in charge of your A,B,C's - Air, Brakes, Chain, Skewers (SEE VIDEO BELOW)
- Bike lights are strongly recommended to get more riding in as the sun sets
- Helmets and closed toe shoes are required
- Bring your own water and nutrition
First Time Racers
For the never evers - if you're new to racing then this group is for you. We will go over race etiquette, race starts, passing, and how to pre-ride a course. Once you have ridden with the first-time racer group, next time you can sign up for Cat 3.
Cat 3 - Beginner/Novice
Novice riders are most often beginner racers. They are not necessarily able to ride all the technical terrain, or complete all the climbs that Sport and Expert riders can. Novice race courses are often, but not always, shorter or easier than Sport or Expert courses.
Cat 2 - Sport
Sport class riders generally race the same courses as Expert riders. They are experienced mountain bike racers and are able to ride most technical terrain. While not quite physically at the same level as Expert riders, they are in excellent physical condition. Sport riders have developed important racing skills such as passing in awkward conditions and pacing.
Cat 1 - Expert
Expert riders are highly advanced and experienced. They are able to ride the most advanced technical terrain and have the experience to know when to get off the bike and run. Experts are at the peak of physical strength and endurance, and have the mental stamina to ride through significant pain.
To stay aligned with the COVID-19 protocols from the Texas Department of State Health Services, we will NOT have our community water jug available.
Ride at your own risk and please read the entire liability waiver.
Not sure what to bring? Check out our FAQ Page for more tips!