May 4th is International #womensmtbday

Calling all lady shredders to celebrate women who ride!

By Eleanor Blick

On Saturday May 4th, 2019, join us in celebrating the second annual International Women’s Mountain Biking Day! The day is dedicated to WTF (women, trans, femme) riders enjoying mountain biking with each other and encouraging fellow riders to join them. #womensmtbday is not intended to be women-only; simply women-forward. All riders are invited to join in on the celebration!

None of this requires a big, formal plan. Action of any kind can lead to inspiration, motivation and even more action. Your #womensmtbday could coincide with a ride, a trail build, a skills clinic or an advocacy opportunity. For ideas to ride, build, learn and engage on May 4th, check out the promotional guide. Share your plans on social media using #womensmtbday!

You might be wondering, why only women? It’s no secret mountain biking is a male-dominated sport, and a special day to highlight WTF participation elevates representation. Any sport, community work or advocacy effort will be stronger with more diverse participation. Highlighting WTF participation through #womensmtbday is one of many ways to help make mountain biking more welcoming and more inclusive for all riders and riders-to-be. Check out Dave Wiens’ blog for more on why it’s important to celebrate women’s strength on the trails.

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