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Upcoming events

    • September 25, 2021
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Type Gateway Park into google maps | 751 Beach St | Fort Worth, TX 76111
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    Group rides are open to DSS Members only.

    Orientation closes two days before the ride.  

    Enter the park off of 1st Street, NOT Beach St. 

    Join us for a Saturday ride at Gateway Park in Fort Worth! This trail is a ton of fun and has so much to offer riders at ever skill level. It has plenty smooth single track, progressive ramps and bridges, plus an extra challenging section of steep climbs for our advanced riders.

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

    COVID-19 CDC Guidelines:

    "In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.

    In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated."


    (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!

      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.

      • October 06, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Horseshoe Trail | 2500 Catfish Ln | Grapevine, TX 76051
      Register

      Group rides are open to DSS Members only.

      bIKE LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED!!!

      We highly recommend having BOTH a helmet light AND a handlebar light.

      Orientation closes two days before the ride.

      Join us for our Wednesday evening ride at Horseshoe Trail! This is our number one favorite beginner friendly trail, where we have specific loops planned for our new riders. The rest of the trail consists of tight and twisty trees, steep climbs, and a few rocky features...perfect challenges for our Intermediate and Advanced riders!

      NEW to all of our skills based and flowy groups is our pre-ride warmup course in the field! This warmup course is a great opportunity before heading out to the trail to start getting loosy goosy and work on your body position on the bike.

      If this is your first time participating in a DSS ride, we do require you to complete Orientation BEFORE signing up for any of our Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced groups. DSS Orientation is offered at all of our group rides.

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

      COVID-19 CDC Guidelines:

      "In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.

      In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated."


      (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!

        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

      September 08, 2021 DSS Wednesday Ride @ Northshore
      September 01, 2021 DSS Orientation @ Horseshoe
      June 09, 2021 DSS Orientation @ River Legacy
      June 02, 2021 CANCELLED - DSS Racing Team Ride @ Erwin
      May 26, 2021 RESCHEDULED - DSS Wednesday Night Ride @ River Legacy
      May 12, 2021 DSS Co-Ed Ride @ Northshore
      May 05, 2021 DSS Wednesday Night Ride @ Erwin
      April 28, 2021 CANCELLED - DSS Racing Team Ride @ Horseshoe
      April 28, 2021 CANCELLED - DSS Orientation
      April 21, 2021 DSS Bluebonnet Ride @ Cedar Hill State Park
      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
      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

      info@dirtsidesisters.org


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