Switchback Chics MTB club

Riding with others is so much more fun!

Join us for weekly group rides where we will explore new trails, meet new riding buddies and support and encourage each other.  L2S has teamed up with Switchback Chics of Colorado for this program.

——> These are SMALL group sessions, we cap at 8 participants and stay spread out to practice social distancing and keep everyone safe!

Who is this for?

This is for women who are early to advanced intermediate riders looking to work on their skill and/or fitness. Also anyone new to town who are looking for some support and guides to show them the best spots for mountain biking across the front range. 

Club membership includes:

  • Weekly no-drop social rides, single track or gravel rides, weekend long rides
  • Special events including full moon rides, mtb film festival viewings 
  • Weekly skills sessions with a professional coach/rider (2 hour session) at a local park or pump track 
  • Option to train for a summer mountain bike race AND/OR an epic adventure ride *
  • Access to our private Whatsapp group where you can communicate with the other women in the group, plan meetups and where you can reach our coaches with training questions, tips, etc.
  • Spring tune up bike maintenance clinic (sometime in April to get ready for the full on season)
  • Special demo days to test out newer model bikes and technology
  • Race strategy clinic (new)!
  • Monthly trail work days to give back to our favorite spaces
  • Discounts on apparel and gear from local retail partners
  • Have a stationary bike? Join group zoom workouts from Nov-April
  • Fat biking adventures at cost (Dec-April)
  • Discounts on private skills sessions with our coaches

What can I expect?

Our January Leadville fat biking adventure!
  • Meet other women who love mountain biking to train with!
  • Green-Black ride options so you can attend those that better fit your experience and fitness level.
  •  Seasoned ride leaders are women with experience on the local trails and wilderness medical training. We cap all rides for a small group experience!
  • Special clinics will be structured with objectives to accomplish with work on specific skills and techniques. These rides will be shorter, between 4-8 miles to work specifically on improving our technical riding skills, session obstacles and features plus fitness based loops/hill repeat sessions.
  • Trailblazers at most rides to encourage the back of the pack riders
  • Weekly social rides that end at a local brewery or restaurant to get to know your new shred sisters!

Pre-requisite: 

You need to have had some experience mountain biking prior to this program. Ideally being able to complete an easy “blue” ride without problems.  You should be fit enough to ride for a hour with minimum stops for water (and to take pictures of course!)


OR new to mountain biking in general?
Check out our women’s beginner mountain biking course starting in May 2021.  These sessions pair coached sessions on handpicked beginner friendly trails and clinics with expert guest speakers on topics that range from how to handle technical terrain, gear for mnt biking, safety on the trails (like what to do if you see a rattlesnake) and more!


Races and adventure rides? Tell me more!

Our group in Moab on Halloween weekend!

We are planning adventure weekends with epic riding options for all levels! 
Weekends camping locally, shuttle rides including sections of the CT, downhill days at Winter Park, trips to Sedona and our annual fall Moab trip where in addition to 4 days of riding we fit in SUP down the Colorado river, hiking, canyoneering and more fun!
2021 will also bring bike packing hut to hut trips and possibly a 5 day Kokopelli supported adventure, so much to look forward to!

If you seeking a bigger goal for 2021 we have women training for their first mtb race all the way up to the Breck Epic
We will dedicate at least one session a week with specific objectives to work towards training for a race AND offer a race training/strategy clinic (live and recorded). 

When?

Year round club!
Drop-in coach or Trailblazer led rides will take place each Tuesday and/or Wed evening, Thursday OR Friday early mornings, lunch hour rides, Fri-yay happy hour rides and long rides Saturday + Sunday.
—–> Weather and trail conditions pending we will shoot to offer 4-5 options a week from May-October and 1-2 a week Nov-April with fat biking, zoom workouts/clinics and more during the winter “off-season”. 

 

How?

This is a club based program based on a monthly membership fee of just $39/month to attend unlimited sessions and special clinics. Join anytime!

Save $$!
L2S members save an additional 15% on all programs!

LIFE’S 2 SHORT FOR PAVEMENT……Sign up for the first month now!
After that we will bill monthly and you can stop anytime.
We all need to get outside and stay social during these tough times for our physical but more importantly our mental health. Join us!


 

monthly fee



More about Switchback Chics:

Switchback Chics mission is to unite & encourage women to be unique, adventure often, pursue passions & discover their true north.

Your coaches and trailblazers:

Brie Bustos, founder of Backcountry Adventure Group and the chapter head of the Colorado chapter of Switchback Chics of Colorado.  She is a long time backcountry skier and avid mountain biker.  She is certified in Wilderness First aid and can’t wait to share adventures on the trails with you!
Leah Camden is a California native but a true Colorado lady at heart. She is a BICP certified instructor and the head coach for our beginners course. Leah loves to share her passion for mtb and seeing women conquer their fears and self-limitations, building confidence and empowering them while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors and the shared strength of the women around them.
Talitha Vogt is a certified endurance and behavior change coach with an elite racing background. She has 22 years of experience as a mountain biker, including 13 total years of XC racing as well as other endurance events like Xterra triathlons, innumerable cyclocross races, and a little dabbling in road racing. As owner of Girl Bike Luv she will be offering all club members discounted private skills sessions and endurance training plans. 
Lauren Jones grew up riding the trails in Littleton Colorado and hasn’t stopped!  She has her degree in exercise science and sports performance, WFA certified and has experience with long cross country style mountain bike rides and racing.