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Group rides are open to DSS Members ONLY. 

Upcoming events

    • April 21, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Cedar Hill State Park | 1570 West FM 1382 | Cedar Hill, TX 75104
    Register


    Group rides are open to DSS Members only.

    Join us for a special Bluebonnet ride at Cedar Hill State Park! This is a unique time of year when the wild flowers are blooming and the scenery is picturesque! We will be stopping to take photos along the way. This trail is mostly smooth with some roots. It is a mix of tight and twisty sections in the woods to some fast open field sections. A state park pass is required at the gate entry. Reserve your day pass ahead of time with this link, https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/cedar-hill.  

    Please have your A,B,C's done and be ready to ride at 6:00 pm! 

    You will be required to have a mask with you at all times!

    Masks must be worn on the trail WHILE we are stopped or teaching obstacles.

    Social distancing will be maintained.


    (click the picture below to watch a YouTube video on A,B,C's)


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

      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!

      NEW RIDING GROUPS FOR 2021!!!

      DSS Orientation - for your first time participating in a Dirt Side Sisters group ride. Please note: if it is your first time participating in a DSS group ride and you sign up for any group other than DSS Orientation, we reserve the right to move you to our orientation group at any time.

      Beginner Riders - Neutral and ready position does not come natural just yet. You are still learning how to navigate your way through the trail and do not feel comfortable riding through rooty or rocky sections without putting your foot down. Quick changes in elevation or terrain give you a hard time. You walk your bike up most climbs.

      Intermediate Riders - You can ride for an hour at 7-8 mph with limited stops. You have a strong/stable body position and your balance has improved in slow speed situations. You can easily ride up a curb. You are confident riding over bridges, through rooty sections and over some rocks. You can ride down drops at least two feet tall. You can ride through tree gates, dips, and up most short, punchy climbs.

      Advanced Riders - You are able to ride for an hour at a 9+mph pace without stopping. You can ride all the way up steep, technical climbs and safely down steep, technical descents. You are confident cornering at fast speeds and can navigate quick changes in elevation and terrain. You can ride through most rock gardens and off drops up to three feet tall. 

      Group 1.) DSS Orientation - 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.

      Group 2.) Beginner Skills Based - (includes stops to session obstacles and trail features) This group is focused on learning. Our Ride Leaders will break down proper technique and coach you through a few miles of the trail. Together you will stop at all trail features and obstacles where your leader will teach you, step by step, how to approach and ride these features. This is what we call sessioning. If you aren’t comfortable riding the obstacles, we encourage you to walk it, watch others, and soak up the lesson for the future!

      Group 3.) Beginner Flowy - (Only stops to regroup, NO SESSIONING) This group is for beginners who are familiar with the trail and would like to ride with limited stops. The only stops will be to regroup, but not to teach. 

      Group 4.) Intermediate Skills Based - (includes stops to session obstacles and trail features) This group is focused on learning. Our Ride Leaders will break down proper technique and coach you through a few miles of the trail. Together you will stop at all trail features and obstacles where your leader will teach you, step by step, how to approach and ride these features. This is what we call sessioning. If you aren’t comfortable riding the obstacles, we encourage you to walk it, watch others, and soak up the lesson for the future!

      Group 5.) Intermediate Flowy - (Only stops to regroup, NO SESSIONING) This group is for intermediate riders who are familiar with the trail and would like to ride with limited stops. The only stops will be to regroup, but not to teach.

      Group 6.) Advanced Flowy - (Only stops to regroup, NO SESSIONING) This group is for advanced riders who would like to ride with limited stops. The only stops will be to regroup, but not to teach. 


      Group rides are open to DSS Members only.

      • April 28, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
      • Horseshoe Trail | 2500 Catfish Ln | Grapevine, T 76051
      Register


      DSS Race Team, this ride is exclusively for you!

      Join us at Horseshoe for a team training ride. Come ride with your teammates 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!

      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 required to have a mask WITH you at all times!


      Masks must be worn on the trail WHILE we are stopped. 

      Social distancing will be maintained.


      • You will be in charge of your A,B,C's - Air, Brakes, Chain, Skewers (SEE VIDEO BELOW)
        • Helmets and closed toe shoes are required
        • Bring your own water and nutrition


          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!


          • April 28, 2021
          • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
          • Horseshoe Trail | 2500 Catfish Ln | Grapevine, TX 76051
          Register


          Group rides are open to DSS Members only.

          Are you new to Dirt Side Sisters and have never ridden in one of our group rides before? Then DSS Orientation is for you! We require anyone who has never ridden with us to start here for your first ride or before participating in one of our skills clinics. Orientation is 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.


          Please have your A,B,C's done and be ready to ride at 6:00pm. 

          You will be required to have a mask with you at all times!

          Masks must be worn on the trail WHILE we are stopped or teaching obstacles.

          Social distancing will be maintained.


          (click the picture below to watch a YouTube video on A,B,C's)


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

            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!

            NEW RIDING GROUPS FOR 2021!!!

            DSS Orientation - for your first time participating in a Dirt Side Sisters group ride. Please note: if it is your first time participating in a DSS group ride and you sign up for any group other than DSS Orientation, we reserve the right to move you to our orientation group at any time.

            Beginner Riders - Neutral and ready position does not come natural just yet. You are still learning how to navigate your way through the trail and do not feel comfortable riding through rooty or rocky sections without putting your foot down. Quick changes in elevation or terrain give you a hard time. You walk your bike up most climbs.

            Intermediate Riders - You can ride for an hour at 7-8 mph with limited stops. You have a strong/stable body position and your balance has improved in slow speed situations. You can easily ride up a curb. You are confident riding over bridges, through rooty sections and over some rocks. You can ride down drops at least two feet tall. You can ride through tree gates, dips, and up most short, punchy climbs.

            Advanced Riders - You are able to ride for an hour at a 9+mph pace without stopping. You can ride all the way up steep, technical climbs and safely down steep, technical descents. You are confident cornering at fast speeds and can navigate quick changes in elevation and terrain. You can ride through most rock gardens and off drops up to three feet tall. 

            Group 1.) DSS Orientation - 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.

            Group 2.) Beginner Skills Based - (includes stops to session obstacles and trail features) This group is focused on learning. Our Ride Leaders will break down proper technique and coach you through a few miles of the trail. Together you will stop at all trail features and obstacles where your leader will teach you, step by step, how to approach and ride these features. This is what we call sessioning. If you aren’t comfortable riding the obstacles, we encourage you to walk it, watch others, and soak up the lesson for the future!

            Group 3.) Beginner Flowy - (Only stops to regroup, NO SESSIONING) This group is for beginners who are familiar with the trail and would like to ride with limited stops. The only stops will be to regroup, but not to teach. 

            Group 4.) Intermediate Skills Based - (includes stops to session obstacles and trail features) This group is focused on learning. Our Ride Leaders will break down proper technique and coach you through a few miles of the trail. Together you will stop at all trail features and obstacles where your leader will teach you, step by step, how to approach and ride these features. This is what we call sessioning. If you aren’t comfortable riding the obstacles, we encourage you to walk it, watch others, and soak up the lesson for the future!

            Group 5.) Intermediate Flowy - (Only stops to regroup, NO SESSIONING) This group is for intermediate riders who are familiar with the trail and would like to ride with limited stops. The only stops will be to regroup, but not to teach.

            Group 6.) Advanced Flowy - (Only stops to regroup, NO SESSIONING) This group is for advanced riders who would like to ride with limited stops. The only stops will be to regroup, but not to teach. 


            Group rides are open to DSS Members only.

          Past events

          April 14, 2021 LOCATION CHANGE - DSS Wednesday Night Ride @ Harry Moss
          March 31, 2021 DSS Racing Team Ride @ Northshore
          March 31, 2021 DSS Orientation
          March 24, 2021 DSS Wednesday Night Ride @ Location Changed to Horseshoe
          March 17, 2021 CANCELLED - DSS Season Kick-Off Ride @ Harry Moss
          March 13, 2021 Trail #2 Quanah Hill - Trail Hopping Winter Shakedown
          March 13, 2021 Trail #1 Parks of Aledo - Trail Hopping Winter Shakedown
          June 10, 2020 DSS Wednesday Night Ride @ Harry Moss p/b Bicyces Plus
          May 27, 2020 DSS Wednesday Night Ride @ Horseshoe p/b Mad Duck Roanoke followed by dinner and drinks @ Hop & Sting
          May 16, 2020 CANCELLED - DSS Saturday Ride @ Knob Hills
          April 29, 2020 CANCELLED - Co-Ed Ride @ Northshore p/b Bicycles Plus followed by dinner @ Rockin' S Bar & Grill
          April 19, 2020 Co-Ed Rock Solid Mountain Bike Foundations Skills Clinic p/b Bicycles Plus
          April 08, 2020 CANCELLED - DSS Wednesday Night Ride @ Rowlett Creek Preserve p/b Bicycles Plus
          March 18, 2020 CANCELLED - DSS Wednesday Night Ride @ Erwin Park p/b Bicycles Plus
          March 11, 2020 DSS Wednesday Night Ride @ Horseshoe Trail p/b Bicyces Plus
          March 07, 2020 2020 DSS Season Kick-off Party
          February 16, 2020 RESCHEDULED - 2nd Annual Trail Hopping Winter Shakedown | Aledo and Quanah Hill
          February 15, 2020 CANCELLED - 2nd Annual Trail Hopping Winter Shakedown | Aledo and Quanah Hill
          November 16, 2019 Glampout Evening Events and End of The Year Party @ Rockin' S Bar & Grill!
          October 16, 2019 DSS Wednesday Night Grand Finale Ride @ Horseshoe p/b Mad Duck Cyclery followed by dinner and drinks @ Hop & Sting
          October 09, 2019 Dirt Side Sisters Monthly Wednesday Night Advanced Ride
          October 06, 2019 Co-Ed Cornering Clinic
          October 05, 2019 Co-Ed Rock Solid Mountain Bike Foundations Skills Clinic p/b Bicycles Plus
          September 25, 2019 Member Appreciation Paddle Boarding with DFW Surf!
          September 18, 2019 DSS Wednesday Night Ride @ Harry Moss p/b Local Hub Bicycle Co.
          September 11, 2019 Dirt Side Sisters Monthly Wednesday Night Advanced Ride
          September 04, 2019 CO-ED Ride @ Horseshoe p/b Mad Duck Cyclery followed by dinner and drinks @ Hop & Sting
          August 21, 2019 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ River Legacy
          August 14, 2019 DSS Monthly Wednesday Night Advanced Ride p/b Richardson Bike Mart
          August 07, 2019 DSS Wednesday Night Ride @ Northshore p/b Bicycles Plus followed by dinner @ Rockin' S Bar & Grill
          August 03, 2019 Test and Tune Suspension Setup Clinic
          July 13, 2019 Tubeless Tires 101 & Fix a Flat - Maintenance Clinic
          July 10, 2019 Parts Of A MTB 101 p/b Local Hub Bicycle Co.
          June 26, 2019 DSS Wednesday Night Ride @ Erwin Park
          June 19, 2019 CANCELLED - DSS Wednesday Night Ride p/b Bicycles Plus
          June 12, 2019 DSS Wednesday Night Ride p/b Richardson Bike Mart
          June 05, 2019 Bike Wash Clinic p/b Bicycles Plus
          May 22, 2019 Tour of Lake Grapevine by Pavement p/b Mad Duck Cyclery followed by dinner and drinks @ Hop & Sting
          May 15, 2019 ***CANCELLED*** Dirt Side Sisters Monthly Wednesday Night Advanced Ride
          May 08, 2019 Tour of Northshore by pavement starting from Bicycles Plus
          May 05, 2019 **RESCHEDULED AGAIN to May 5th** CO-ED Trail Features & Man-Made Obstacles Advanced Skills Clinic p/b Bicycles Plus
          April 14, 2019 **RESCHEDULED AGAIN to April 14th** CO-ED Rock Solid Mtn Bike Foundations Skills Clinic p/b Bicycles Plus
          April 10, 2019 **NEW** Dirt Side Sisters Monthly Wednesday Night Advanced Ride
          April 03, 2019 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ River Legacy
          March 27, 2019 DSS Racing Meet and Greet Ride and Dinner
          March 13, 2019 **CANCELLED** DSS Kickoff Ride and Dinner @ Northshore p/b Bicycles Plus
          March 09, 2019 Dirt Side Sisters 2019 Season Kick-off Party
          February 16, 2019 Climbing and Descending Skills Clinic
          February 02, 2019 Trail Hopping Winter Shakedown | Aledo and Quanah Hill
          November 17, 2018 End of The Year Party @ Rockin' S Bar & Grill!
          October 31, 2018 Halloween Party and Trivia Night at Grapevine Craft Brewery
          October 10, 2018 Test and Tune Suspension Setup Clinic @ Horseshoe Park
          October 03, 2018 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Horseshoe Trail
          September 19, 2018 Dirt Side Sisters Community Co-Ed Ride @ Horseshoe | Food trucks & Beer @ Grapevine Craft Brewery
          September 16, 2018 Rock Solid Advanced Skills Clinic: Trail Features & Man-Made Obstacles
          September 15, 2018 Rock Solid Mtn Bike Foundations Skills Clinic
          September 05, 2018 ***CANCELLED*** Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Harry Moss
          August 22, 2018 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Northshore with Dinner After!
          August 18, 2018 Nutrition Clinic & Nissan Truck Month Celebration!
          August 08, 2018 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Rowlett Creek Preserve (RCP)
          July 25, 2018 Dirt Side Sisters Community Co-Ed Ride @ Horseshoe | Food trucks & Beer @ Grapevine Craft Brewery
          July 21, 2018 ***Time Change*** Road Ride, Tubeless Setup, & Maintenance Clinic @ Plano Cycling & Fitness
          July 18, 2018 ***RESCHEDULED*** Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ River Legacy
          June 27, 2018 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Harry Moss
          June 13, 2018 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Northshore with Dinner After!
          June 09, 2018 Rock Solid Mtn Bike Foundations Skills Clinic
          May 30, 2018 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Rowlett Creek Preserve (RCP)
          May 16, 2018 Dirt Side Sisters Community Co-Ed Ride @ Horseshoe | Food trucks & Beer @ Grapevine Craft Brewery
          May 12, 2018 Mother's Day Weekend Road Ride & Trail Side First Aid Clinic @ Plano Cycling & Fitness
          May 02, 2018 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ River Legacy
          April 29, 2018 Climbing and Descending Skills Clinic
          April 18, 2018 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Northshore with Dinner After!
          April 04, 2018 Dirt Side Sisters Season Kickoff Gravel Ride
          March 28, 2018 DSS Racing Meet and Greet - Informational Meeting and Ride
          March 17, 2018 2018 Dirt Side Sisters St. Patrick's Day Season Kick-off Party
          November 18, 2017 2017 Dirt Side Sisters End of the Year Celebration!!!
          November 17, 2017 Fall Glampout 2017
          October 28, 2017 Rock Solid Mtn Bike Foundations Skills Clinic
          October 25, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride Grande Finale @ Northshore
          October 11, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Party Ride Edition - LB Houston/WNX
          September 27, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Community Co-Ed Ride @ Horseshoe | Food trucks & Beer @ Grapevine Craft Brewery
          September 13, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Harry Moss
          August 30, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ River Legacy & Boston's
          August 16, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Northshore
          August 09, 2017 Maintenance Clinic - EVERYTHING Chains! Fix 'em, Clean 'em, Lube 'em, Change 'em
          August 02, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Bi-Weekly Ride @ Rowlett Creek Preserve (RCP)
          July 23, 2017 Rock Solid Advanced Skills Clinic: Trail Features & Man-Made Obstacles
          July 22, 2017 Rock Solid Mtn Bike Fundamental Skills Clinic
          July 19, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Community Co-Ed Ride @ Horseshoe | Food trucks & Beer @ Grapevine Craft Brewery
          July 05, 2017 Change in Location due to RAIN!!! Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Northshore
          June 21, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ River Legacy & Boston's
          June 17, 2017 Road Ride & Maintenance Clinic @ Plano Cycling & Fitness "How to Fix a Flat Macgyver Style"
          June 14, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Northshore
          June 07, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night GRAVEL Ride @ Erwin Park
          May 17, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Community Co-Ed Ride @ Horseshoe | Food trucks & Beer @ Grapevine Craft Brewery
          May 13, 2017 Road Ride & Maintenance Clinic @ Plano Cycling & Fitness
          May 10, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Erwin
          May 03, 2017 **CANCELED DUE TO MUDDY TRAIL** Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Harry Moss
          April 22, 2017 TMBRA/DORBA Dino Valley Race
          April 19, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ River Legacy followed by Dinner @ Boston's
          April 15, 2017 Road Ride & Maintenance Clinic @ Plano Cycling & Fitness
          April 12, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Wednesday Night Ride @ Northshore
          April 05, 2017 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Kick-Off Gravel Ride @ Erwin Park
          March 29, 2017 DSS Racing Meet and Greet - Informational Meeting and Ride
          March 18, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters Season Kick-off Party 2017
          February 18, 2017 Dirt Side Sisters "Winter is Almost Over" Ride
          November 19, 2016 Dirt Side Sisters Year End Party!
          October 08, 2016 The Scoop on Racing
          September 28, 2016 September Maintenance Clinic - Shocks and Suspension Settings
          August 31, 2016 **6:30 pm** August Maintenance Clinic
          August 21, 2016 Rock Solid Mtn Bike Foundations Skills Clinic
          July 31, 2016 *Save the Date* 3rd Annual DORBA Kaylee's Kids Day
          July 27, 2016 July Maintenance Clinic
          July 10, 2016 Balance, Trail Features, & Man-Made Obstacles Skills Clinic
          May 22, 2016 Rock Solid Mtn Bike Foundations Skills and Maintenance Clinic
          April 17, 2016 Dirt Side Sisters Season Kick-off
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