A weekend of learning, camaraderie, and above all else, FUN! The Copper Harbor Women's Weekend clinic brings together fantastic coaches and eager riders for one of the premier women's clinics in the Midwest. Not only do you get to ride the awesome trails in and around Copper Harbor, you get to do so with some seriously high-powered professional coaching talent. Lead coach Lindsey Richter of the Liv Ladies Allride MTB Clinic Series will once again be joining us in 2019 to show us how it's done in a women-focused learning environment. No jocks, hotshots, show-offs, or mansplainers here! Just women teaching women how it's done, one incredible weekend at a time.
The Copper Harbor Women's Weekend clinic is open to women of all shapes, sizes, colors, faith, background, orientation, age (over 21), or skill level. If you identify yourself as a woman mountain bike rider, this clinic is for you! From those just getting started in the sport to folks who have been riding for years and need to work on a particular technique, our coaches will be able to take your riding to the next level. Participants will be assigned coaches depending on their skill level and interests. Some groups will focus on the basics to ensure you can get up and down the trail safely and efficiently, while others will take on tougher obstacles that only Copper Harbor can offer. Throughout the weekend, everyone will get confidence building how-to's from coaches who have been in your shoes and experienced the same challenges we all face on the trail. Later in the weekend you'll have the chance to choose a special activity to focus on, including tackling the expert-level Red Trail or going for a scenic ride out on the Keweenaw Point Trail.
What kind of bike should you bring? The bike you're most comfortable with! Just about any decent bike with front suspension from the past several years will be more than enough to take on the vast majority of the Copper Harbor trails. Yes, that means your hardtail will do just fine. Full suspension bikes are a bonus but not required - don't feel like you have to upgrade to attend. Helmets are a must! Pads are optional but never hurt if you've got 'em. If you are deciding on pedals, go flat as this will help advance your skills faster.
Watch the weather and be prepared: we ride rain or shine. The Copper Harbor Trails don't shut down when it rains and neither will we. A little mud never hurt anyone! You may also want to bring your yoga mat as Johanna Davis from Spirit of the North Wellness will be leading a morning session or two for us.
Our homebase for the weekend this year will be the Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground. Morning and evening activities will take place at their clubhouse, and as an added benefit they are giving a discount to clinic participants! The new owners are bike friendly and their location is about as close to the action as you'll find anywhere. Consider staying here when you look for lodging during our clinic weekend.
REFUND POLICY: If you need to cancel for ANY reason, we will refund your registration fee based on the following schedule. We will happily help transfer your registration to another participant if you have someone in mind, otherwise we will open your spot up to the next person on the waiting list.
Before June 30: Full refund MINUS a $50 processing fee
Between July 1 and July 14: 50% of registration fee refunded - $50 processing fee
NO refunds after July 14. Transfers only.
Clinic-related questions can be sent to Mandy Kramer at email@example.com
Registration questions can be sent to Nathan Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for the 2019 event filled up in SIX MINUTES! We told ya'll it'd be fast! Sign up for the waitlist because you never know when your luck will turn.
Fee for the weekend of events is $310 which includes 2.5 days of skills, drills, and on-trail learning; shuttles from Keweenaw Adventure Company; lunches on Saturday and Sunday from the Mariner and Pines; coffee and sweets on Sunday morning from Jamsen's; evening education sessions on Friday and social on Saturday; CHWW tank top or t-shirt (your choice!); swag toss; and priceless memories with new and old friends. See the 2018 Participant Guide below for an example schedule of events (will be updated in the spring with 2019's schedule).