Women and girls are invited to get on their bikes for the Dolls, Dames and Divas Mountain Bike (MTB) Day.
Women across the region have the opportunity to ride with like-minded people when the Tathra MTB Club stages its inaugural Dolls, Dames and Divas mountain bike ride in Tathra on November 2.
The club is using the one hour cycle to encourage women to try mountain bike riding, and to give them the confidence to ride the Tathra trails.
Tathra MTB Club spokeswoman Stacey George said although an increasing number of women are venturing out onto the Tathra trails, many are scared about riding off road and need some support and encouragement.
“Women often feel intimidated at riding on single track and riding with men, so on Saturday, we’ve made it ‘chicks only’ to encourage them to have a go,” George said.
“We want to show women and girls that mountain biking can be great fun, that it’s great for your fitness and that there are graded local tracks they can easily ride.”
On the day, women and girls have the option of riding over a 1km loop, a 3km loop or 4.5km loop- with the aim to clock up as many laps as possible in one hour.
Entrants need a mountain bike, in good working order, some previous single track experience and a sense of adventure.
“What women do on track in the hour is up to them,” George said.
“We’ve dubbed it an R and R day, so you can rock and roll, rant and rave, roll and relax or ride and race,” she said.
“The men and husbands will be waterboys or child wranglers.
“The idea is to ride in your comfort zone, meet some other like-minded women and enjoy the bush.
“Hopefully at the end of the day, we will have introduced riders to other like-minded women, and given them the boost they need to keep on riding and exploring Tathra on two wheels,” George said.
The Dolls, Dames and Divas ride starts at 3pm at the Tathra Country Club.
Entry is $5.
Registration opens at 2pm – with plenty of random prizes up for grabs.