QOD has a two-tiered membership system that includes: 1) race team members and 2) club/junior race members. This fosters a supportive and inclusive environment to facilitate more women racing!
To apply for a QOD race team or QOD club/junior race member position, review the information below and submit a short paragraph about yourself (name, previous team or bike experience) and why you want to be a part of the race team or club/junior race team. We also encourage you to include a race resume (brief history/plans for racing).
These applications will be reviewed by the QOD Board members in early December and you will be notified by December 15th. All accepted team members pay $65 to join the first year. Priority will be given to applicants who have been participating in QOD or other community events, by volunteering and/or racing. If you have any questions, you can reach out to QOD president Alyson Indrunas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE by Friday November 30.
Queens of Dirt Mission StatementWe aim to support and encourage the growth of female off-road cycling and racing in our community and in the Pacific Northwest, focusing on mountain biking and cyclocross. We seek to recruit adult and junior female riders, and cultivate camaraderie and a love of riding and racing by providing direct support, guidance and assistance in overcoming barriers to the sport. More specifically, we help organize and facilitate women’s skills clinics, rides, community events, and mentorship. Through trail building and maintenance, we also aim to develop a practice of stewardship toward our local trails, which will help ensure access to trails for the next generation of cyclists.
QOD Race Team Requirements/Info:Race team members are required to race a minimum of 5 races per year (wearing the QOD jersey) either cyclocross (cx) or mountain bike (mtb) or both (one race can include a QoD Ski to Sea team)Participate in as many QOD events as you are able, but at least ALL of the following 4 key QOD events:-One QOD trail build day - (Can use a Jacks’ Homegrown Trail Build Day as well as a substitute)-QOD Women’s Weekend June 14-16, 2019 (pre and post event jobs opportunities available between Jan-June)-Cascade Cross Lutherwood Race December 2019 (pre and post jobs available before and after race weekend)-QOD Padden Mtb Race September 2019 (pre and post jobs available before and after race weekend)
Race Team members receive (for personal use only):*Team Camaraderie, team rides, and race support*25% Off all QOD cyclocross and mountain bike clinics*QOD merchandise/apparel at cost (this does not include the QOD racing kit)*Excellent discounts from Jack’s Bicycle Center/Liv Cycling, our title sponsors, as well as additional race team sponsors discounts/freebies*Yearly discounted professional coaching, training plans and race reimbursements of $15 per race up to 5 races contingent upon meeting race team requirements QOD Club/Junior Race Team Requirements/Info:Club/Junior members are required to race and volunteer.-Race at least ONE race & wear the QOD jersey while racing-Volunteer in at least ONE of the 4 key QOD events listed above (Trail building Day, Women’s Weekend, Lutherwood, MTB Race)
Club/Junior Race Team members receive (for personal use only):*Team Camaraderie, team rides, and race support*25% Off all QOD cyclocross and mountain bike clinics*QOD merchandise/apparel at cost (this does not include the QOD racing kit)*Discount from title team sponsor (Liv Cycling) and discount from Jack’s Bicycle Center
Queens of Dirt Team Agreements – Queens of Dirt team members agree to the following:1) Good Sportsmanship. All team members agree to practice good sportsmanship and conduct themselves in a professional/friendly/approachable manner at all cycling and non-cycling events where The Queens of Dirt are represented. “Representing the team” is defined as any time you are wearing the team jersey or at any event where you are registered as a Queens of Dirt team member, regardless of whether you are wearing the team jersey or not, while you are at the event venue or on the course. For example: helping to promote an inclusive, encouraging, supportive, welcoming, friendly environment to all women and being conscious of your role as an ambassador to the team. 2) Wear and represent our team gear proudly. As valuable advertising “vehicles” for our sponsors, Queens of Dirt members are expected to wear the QOD jersey in all cyclocross and mountain bike races. Try to utilize Jack’s Bicycle Center, our title sponsor, for your bike needs, whenever possible. If possible, it is also preferable to ride bike brands Jack’s Bicycle Center carries. When opportunities arise to refer women/girls to a bike shop, refer them to Jack’s.