Dirt Rag is excited to announce that SRAM will once again be sponsoring the women’s skills clinics at Dirt Rag Dirt Fest Pennsylvania in 2018. This will be the third year in a row that the company has pledged support for women’s events at Dirt Fest, helping to keep them free for participants.
“Part of Dirt Rag’s mission is to get more women on bikes and keep the ratio real. We appreciate SRAM supporting that mission,” says Dirt Rag Publisher Maurice Tierney.
SRAM pros Leigh Donovan and Caroline Washburn will be teaching clinics on topics such as bike setup and varying levels of on-the-bike skills throughout the weekend.
“I am stoked that SRAM is bringing me back for my 3rd year at Dirt Fest to help make women a priority when it comes to riding and learning how to be better on and off the bike,” says Donovan.
The schedule for women’s skills clinics and group rides at Dirt Fest Pennsylvania is as follows:
11 a.m. – SRAM Women’s Suspension set up clinic.
Come learn the ins and outs of suspension set up. Set the air pressure, measure sag, and learn about compression and rebound adjustments for front and rear suspension.
3 p.m. – SRAM Women’s Suspension tuning on the trail.
This clinic is going to be an on-trail tech clinic where you will learn to make suspension adjustments out on the trail.
11 a.m. – SRAM Women’s Beginner skills clinic.
Come learn some new skills or freshen up some old skills with the SRAM pros Leigh Donovan and Caroline Washam. We will break up into groups and practice skills from body position on the bike to wheel lifts and beyond.
2 p.m. – SRAM Women’s Product Tech Clinic – Drivetrains, Droppers, and Brakes.
Come learn the features and benefits of a 1x drivetrain, dropper seat posts, along with how to set up your cockpit for safety and ergonomics.
4 p.m. – SRAM Women’s Intermediate Skills Clinic.
Come freshen up your skills and learn some new ones with the SRAM pros. Learn anything from cornering to manual wheel lifts to just being more comfortable on your bike.
10 a.m. – SRAM Women’s No Drop Trail Ride with the SRAM Pros.
Come cruise the trails with SRAM Pros Leigh Donovan and Caroline Washam.
Pre-registration for clinics is recommended, as they tend to fill up fast! You can register at no charge to secure your spot here (please note you must be registered for the Dirt Fest event to sign up for skills clinics).
Dirt Fest Pennsylvania will take place May 18-20, 2018 at the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake. Registration for the event opens December 1. Stay up-to-date on all event news by signing up for our bi-weekly newsletter here.