Mountain Biking

Chicks In The Sticks was founded in 2008 by Coach Liz Sage

Liz is a passionate mountain biker and advocate for women supporting women. She brings her love of mtn biking and skills as a PMBI coach and exercise physiologist to support the Chicks in the Sticks community program. Together with community ambassadors our network partners, Team Fitness Personal Training and Fresh Air Experience/Concept, this program has supported hundreds of Women in the Okanagan.

Welcome…we look forward to sharing our love for mountain biking with you.

Team Fitness Photo Galleries
Team Fitness Photo Galleries

Club Chick Coaching Program

While we have many intermediate and advanced riders in our program. Most of them began just like you. A novice or beginner rider. This club was formed to support the novice rider. To inspire, educate and coach women to have the confidence and capacity to explore the trails of the Okanagan. To have a community to connect with on and off the trails and be empowered to step up their fitness, confidence and sense of adventure on trail.

2020 Membership – $179

This membership will provide you with:

  • A community not unlike your closest friends and  family
  • An infamous Chicks in the Sticks Signature Jersey
  • Level 1 Safety bike inspection
  • Weekly Wednesday Supported and Coached no drop group rides
  • Special events catered to the sport of Mountain Biking
  • Priority access to coaching programs and camps
  • Community socials

Complimentary Community Chicks In The Sticks  Group Rides

Wednesday weekly community group rides are open to all women riders. To join any ride please have your bike in good working order, have a moderate fitness level (its called mtn biking for a reason) and have the fundamental skills for a safe ride. We will introduce you to new trails, support from new friends where no one is left behind. All riders require a mtbco trail membership

We want your first experience with Chicks to be exceptional. Lets connect to ensure we are a good fit for you. New to chicks community rides…please register here.

JOIN THE TEAM

  • Tell us about your riding ability. Which is your bike brand and model? When was the last time you rode? Which trail did you last bike down?
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  • Your bike must be in top working order. A yearly bike maintenance ensures your safety and a smooth group ride experience. Our community partners Fresh Air Experience/Concept offer our chicks in the sticks community a discount.
  • While we realize early in the season you may not have ideal fitness, recognize that we are in the Okanagan and trail riding goes up before it comes down. We are counting on you to be working on your fitness throughout the week and not relying on one group ride to advance your skill and progress. Respect the community and be on your bike twice weekly in some capacity outside our Chicks community experience.
  • FOLLOW US for weekly destination updates posted Monday each week
  • Lights in early and late season are a necessity.
  • This group in non-competitive. Respect the range of experience and fitness by supporting others who may not be up to your level by lapping back, waiting at DH intersections and offering encouragement to those whose shoes you once filled back in the day.
  • Respect group departure time. Rides will depart from trailhead 6:30pm. Rides will be 60-90 minutes in length.
  • Learn to fix a flat. Coaches will not be responsible for your bike repair. Register in one of our ongoing clinics for your safety and confidence to take care of yourself on the trails.
  • Respect the trails and the community who cares for them. When on trail, going off path to avoid obstacles breaks down barriers and increases trail erosion. If you cannot ride the trail line, walk it. If you are walking too often you are not on the right trail or need to work on skill and fitness. Join our skills camp and buddy up with others through the week to increase your fitness.

    All riders joining in on group rides are expected to support the trails with a mtbco membership. This nominal yearly fee ensures our trails are in top shape all season long. Share the membership with everyone you ride with so that mtbco has the funds to enhance the trail network that we all find joy in riding. Widget for membership to Mtbco.ca

Community Partner

Team Fitness Photo Galleries
Team Fitness Photo Galleries

2020 Season Line Up

APRIL 1st

Open House – Fresh Air Concept

APRIL 8th

Club Chick Get Tuned Maintenance Clinic

APRIL 15th

Club Chick Coaching -Season Kick Off Group Ride

APRIL 22nd

Chicks in the Sticks –Wheelin Wednesday Group Rides– Season Opener All riders welcome


Coaching Opportunities

Introduction to Mountain Biking

There are many components to mastering mountain biking and becoming one with your ride. Join our PMBI Coach with a private lesson to hone the fundamentals for safety, confidence and fun on trail.
1. Position and balance
2. Operational control
3. Terrain awareness
4. Directional control
5. Pressure control
6. Timing and coordination
Connect with  Coach Liz Sage to learn more and schedule time to learn.

APRIL 17th

Get Tuned Maintenance Clinic
with Nervous Novice Camp

APRIL 19th

Nervous Novice Day Camp

APRIL 17/25th

Get Tuned Maintenance Clinic
with Nervous Novice Day Camp

April 30th

Get Tuned Maintenance Clinic
with Nervous Novice Camp

MAY 1st

Nervous Novice Day Camp

MAY 2nd

Nervous Novice Day Camp