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New Member Orientation

  • August 27, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Mad Duck Cyclery in ROANOKE


  • We require anyone who has never ridden with us to start here for your first ride. OPEN TO ALL SKILL LEVELS.

    What is DSS Orientation?
    This session will help you make the most out of your next group ride experience! Our ride leaders use several different words (that you may have never heard of or used before) to coach you through the trail. This helps keep everyone safe and the ride flowing smooth.
    During orientation we will teach, demonstrate, and practice:

    - DSS Mountain Bike Terminology
    - Trail Etiquette
    - How to check your A,B,C’s before each ride.
    - How to maintain a strong and stable body position while riding.
    - How to navigate and pick lines through the trail.
    - How to use your brakes properly.
    - How to get the most out of your gears for smooth and efficient riding.

Registration is closed

In preparation for the second half of our season, we will be hosting our New Member Orientation the same day as our bike wash clinic.

We want our new members to get a head start before our Fall kick-off ride on Saturday, September 3rd. Completing DSS Orientation is required before joining one of our flowy and skills based group rides. So if you take orientation BEFORE our kickoff ride then you can join onw of our riding groups at the ride on Sept. 3rd.

This orientation course will be held in the field right behind Mad Duck Cyclery in Roanoke. There is plenty of shade and we will be practice riding drills in the field. We recommend bringing a folding chair with you.


Mad Duck Cyclery Roanoke

295 W Byron Nelson Blvd

Suite 220

Roanoke, TX 76262

Don't forget to sign up for our FREE afterward bike wash clinic and learn how to prolong the life of your components!

      • Helmets and closed toe shoes are required
      • Bring your own water and nutrition

      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!

      Group rides are open to DSS Members only.

      Dirt Side Sisters is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. Our mission is to create a gateway to #getmorewomenriding mountain bikes confidently by increasing their skills and building community around them


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