How do I make sure I get a spot in the camp I want to atteND?
We will announce registration to our newsletter subscribers and social media a week prior to opening registration for the whole year. Last year most camps sold out in a few hours to a few weeks, so be ready to sign up when registration opens.
How does the waitlist work?
When you sign up to the waitlist, you are added in order. If we get a cancellation, we email the first person on the list and then we continue down the list as needed.
Who is allowed to attend?
We encourage any person 18 years old and over who identifies as female to join our events!
I'm brand new to mountain biking, is this camp for me?
Absolutely! We teach all levels of riders. Each rider will fill out a questionnaire about riding ability and goals during registration. We love introducing women to the sport!
Will this camp be challenging enough if i am an advanced technical rider?
Definitely! We group participants by skill level and interests, so whether you are looking to increase speed, fine tune your skills, or be more playful, our talented coaches can help.
Am I considered an advanced rider if I've been riding very long distances for many years where terrain is not very technical?
Not necessarily. When we ask about your rider level we are referring to technical bike handling skills. Someone who has been riding for two years on extremely technical terrain may have more bike handling skills than someone who has been riding for 20 years on smooth terrain.
Will the camp be held in the rain?
Yes. The show goes on rain, snow or shine. Bring your rain gear!
Yes, we will have Liv bikes, Liv Shuttle Shoes, G-Form pads, Crankbrothers pedals and Smith helmets for demo at the event (free of charge). We have limited quantities of each, so it is first come, first served. You can use all the demo equipment during the whole weekend. Liv demo bikes must be reserved prior to the camp.Click here fore more details.
What is an education station?
On Saturday after trail time ends, ladies have the option to attend two 20-minute education stations about anything from changing a flat tire, fixing a chain, setting up suspension, to nutrition talks and body positioning slideshow.
Can I be with my friend(s) during the camp?
Yes, when you complete the pre-camp skills assessment there's a question at the end asking if there's anything else you want us to know. You can request to be with friends here. However, please keep in mind we may not be able to accommodate all requests. We will always prioritize grouping based on skill similarities in order to make groups as cohesive as possible. If you really want to be with your friend(s), we will put you in a group that moves at the pace of the least experienced rider
Is lodging provided?
Although lodging is not included in the price of the clinic, we do provide lodging suggestions and often have discounts available from our lodging partners. Check the specific camp's page for details.
Is lunch provided?
Yes, a healthy, filling lunch is provided on Saturday & Sunday.
What if I have food allergies?
We accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan requests (but not combinations of multiple dietary requests). Due to logistics we can cannot accommodate other requests. If we cannot meet your dietary needs, feel free to bring along your own lunch.
Should I wear underwear under my chamois? What is a chamois?
NO! A chamois should be worn alone to prevent chaffing. If you prefer underwear, then don't wear a chamois. Chamois are padded cycling shorts worn alone, or under baggy shorts for more protection, comfort and style.
What are Grit Clinics?
Grit Clinics are private, customized clinics for men, women, all ages, all levels. For more info visit gritclinics.com
Should we tip our coaches?
Tips are not expected but they are always appreciated!
Do I need a full face helmet?
We do not require full-face helmets. Our Grand Targhee, WY and Big Sky, MT camps have lift-access riding and full-face helmets are recommended if you are interested in more advanced skills in the bike park. We will have a limited number of full-face helmets to demo. If you bring a full-face with you, also bring your open-face helmet for morning skills and drills.
Do you offer scholarshipS?
Yes, we do offer full and partial scholarships. Please read the terms and conditions below then fill out the scholarship application form. Scholarship terms & conditions: - Please note that we cannot grant scholarships to each applicant that applies. - Scholarship submission must be received two months prior to camp at the latest. - Scholarships can only be awarded to US residents. - Scholarships are non-transferrable. - Only selected applicants will be contacted. Notification will be given, via email, two weeks after the scholarship submission deadline. - If you plan to take a LAR camp whether or not you receive a scholarship, you may make a reservation to guarantee your spot. Full payment is due at time of reservation. If you are awarded a scholarship, the scholarship amount will be refunded to your credit card. If you plan to only attend a Ladies AllRide camp if you receive a scholarship, you do not need to register; however, you may wish to do so in order to guarantee space in the camp. If you need to cancel due to not receiving a scholarship, you may do so up to 4 weeks prior to the camp, for a $25 fee (this is a discounted cancellation fee that only covers our fees). If you cancel less than 4 weeks prior to the camp, our normal cancellation fees will apply.
WHAT BIKE SHOULD I BRING TO A CAMP?
A good mountain bike can make all of the difference in learning new skills and feeling more confident on the trails. Make sure your bike is the proper size for you and is well maintained (schedule a tune-up a few days prior to the camp). We suggest a dual suspension cross country or all-mountain bike for a more comfortable ride, but front suspension only bikes work fine. Seat information: To maximize your fun and safe learning during the camp we highly recommend that you can lower your seat post to get your saddle at least 3" out of your way while learning certain skills. We think the best option for this is a dropper post (like a Rockshox Reverb) which can move up and down with a button or lever at your fingertips. Another acceptable option is to have a quick release seat collar (as opposed to bolt-on) that allows you to easily and quickly drop and raise your seat. If you do not have a quick release seat post, please carry a multi-tool so you can lower/raise your seat throughout the clinic. Downhill bikes, cross bikes, e-bikes and road bikes are not suitable for our clinics. And your bike should not have a kickstand on it. If you don’t already have a bike, we have an awesome fleet of Liv demo bikes or local shops have rentals. If you have further questions, please contact us!
Why has the price of THE camps increased?
Good question. One of our top priorities is keeping the camps affordable because we want everyone to be able to attend! Over the years we've only had slight price increases which haven't kept pace with the increased expenses on our end. We want to continue to offer camps around the country for decades to come, so we have to make sure we have a sustainable business model which sometimes involves price increases. We are very proud to have an excellent scholarship program supported by the Walton Family Foundation which allows those with economic barriers to attend our camps. If you need financial assistance in order to attend the camp, please fill out a scholarship application. We provided 35 full and partial scholarships in 2019 alone!