Shine Riders Co. hosting pump track skills day


Whether you are a racer, freerider, coach, photographer, writer, film-maker, weekend warrior, newbie, or just checkin’ out nature, Shine Riders Co. has you covered this weekend with a low-risk, co-ed instruction day at the Chanticleer Pump Track in Santa Cruz.

The event is one of many monthly meet-ups of the Shine Riders Co., a group that inspires and educates new female mountain bikers and connects female riders in the area. It will be hosted by Joh Rathbun, a frequent contributor to Dirt Rag and a pro downhill racer. “The pump track is a great way to work on your skills in a low-risk environment,” she said. “It is co-ed and all ages, so I urge everyone to grab a friend, sister, mother, and/or cousin and come on out!”

The event starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. Participants are asked to be sufficient, which means bring your own water, food, bike and safety gear. You can RSVP at the Shine Meet-up Group page. See you there!