Dues must be paid at the time this application is submitted. All memberships expire on December 31 on a yearly basis.
After filling out this form, you will be directed to PayPal to pay for your Dirt Divas membership where you may also make an optional charitable contribution. While payment via PayPal is preferred, if you prefer to pay by check, please complete this form, submit the form electronically and mail your check for $40.00 payable to the Dirt Divas to:
Dirt DivasATTN: Membership P.O. Box 11813Charlotte, NC 28220-1813
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***Beginner Clinic - Saturday 3/23 from 9am-12pm, $40***
BEGINNER riders will learn basic mountain bike skills that will help you become a more confident and in-control rider. We will work on standing out of the saddle and moving the bike dynamically, shifting, braking, direction control and basic maneuvers with field-based skills drills. After skills and drills, we will ride to Park Road Park trail* and work on trail scanning, cornering and navigating momentum blockers with confidence.
***Intermediate Clinic - Saturday 3/23 from 1pm - 4pm, $40***
Riders who plan to attend this clinic should have experience riding singletrack mountain bike trails, can use the controls of their bike (shifting and braking) with confidence, and be comfortable riding out of the saddle while rolling over small trail obstacles.
INTERMEDIATE riders will focus on cornering techniques and dynamic movements on the bike that will translate to better bike handling on the trail. We will practice maneuvers like wheel lifts in a controlled setting before heading to Marion Deihl, Park Road Park (more advanced side), or Backyard Trails* where our goal will be to ride with confidence and control while pushing ourselves to try new things!
***Advanced clinic - Sunday 3/17 from 9am - 4pm (lunch break at 12pm-1pm), $70***
Riders who plan to attend this clinic should be able to lift front and rear wheels most of the time when attempted. Previous fundamental skills training is a plus, but not required. Riders should be interested in trying new things, riding faster with more confidence, stepping out of their comfort zone, getting their wheels off the ground, and/or fine-tuning their existing skill set. Advanced riding is not equivalent to endurance/fitness.
ADVANCED riders will learn complex maneuvers like wheelies, wheel lifts, and bunny hops with a focus on getting up and over obstacles and progressing to jumps and drops on the trail. Riders will also focus on cornering techniques that combine dynamic movements and pumping to increase traction and speed. We will practice maneuvers in a controlled setting before heading to Marion Deihl, Park Road Park (more advanced side), and Backyard Trails* where we will session a variety of terrain features (including wood skinnies, tabletop jumps, drops, rock gardens, and technical climbs).
*We will respect all trail closures
Here is your clinic checklist:
-Bike: This is a trail-based clinic, so please use the bike that you would usually ride for your local XC trail. Make sure your bike is in good working order before the clinic (brakes are working, shifting is performing like it should, tires are holding air and inflated to the proper PSI, etc).
-Helmet (you need one!)
-Shoes/pedals: For this clinic, please use the shoes/ pedals you normally use on the trail. If you use both flats and clipless, flats are a better choice for learning proper technique during a skills clinic.
-Seat Height: If you do not have a dropper seat post, we may want to lower your seat height for the first half of the day when we are working on dynamic movements on the bike. Please be prepared to lower your seat by knowing your seat height or marking your seatpost where it is inserted into the frame.
-Please bring your hydration pack or a water bottle to use during the clinic and afternoon trail session
-Wear clothes you would normally ride in. Make sure to look at the weather the night before and dress accordingly.
-Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your clinic to get ready to ride!
It is mandatory that you complete the survey and the waiver in order to reserve your spot (see links below):
**In the case of light rain/ trail closures due to previous rain, the beginner and intermediate clinics will focus on field- based skills drills. In the case of heavy rain on the day of the beginner and intermediate clinics, a refund will be issued. The Dirt Divas may look for an alternate date in September or October for the beginner and intermediate clinic if the clinics are cancelled however this is not guaranteed.
***In case of rain/trail closure for the advanced clinic, a refund will be issued. The Dirt Divas may look for an alternative date in September or October however this is not guaranteed.
CANCELLATION POLICY: You may cancel your registration seven days in advance of the clinic for a full refund. That means you may cancel your registration on 3/10 for the 3/17 clinic; and 3/16 for the 3/23 clinic.
If you cancel after 3/10 for the 3/17 clinic or after 3/16 for the 3/23 clinic then you will be issued a 50% refund. If you need to do so we ask that you attempt to find someone to take you place. Please note that the Dirt Divas are a volunteer, non-profit organization, and if you cancel, then the club has to subsidize the cost difference.