No instruction, simply shredding with your new bike squad. With 8 hand-selected locations which rotate each week, Wednesdays are your day to gather, ride and enjoy the amazing guided single-track, the best Edmonton has to offer!
Hanging with some rad humans, riding bikes, enjoying the fresh air and challenging ourselves - thats what the Shredders ride group is all about.
We've paired you with a Shredder's leader each week. These trained leaders have no formal instructional certification, but hold first aid certification and have completed SheShreds MTB specific training on group management, trail communications, health & safety protocols and risk management.
Participants will be all in a group and go to different locations each week.
Leaders will guide the group on trails in the area, based on a general route plan, but can decide to change course depending on conditions, weather or group energy levels. No formal distances will be met and no one is left behind.
Leaders with first aid certification lead all ability group every week, starting and ending at the same location.
A special type of magic happens in the forest with a supportive crew, for this reason we limit our Shredder participants to adult women and non-binary folks (we do have some awesome male coaches though!) If you identify as female or non-binary, know that you are welcome
Winter Shredders meet on Wednesday at 5:45 pm (find our Shredder's ride calendar here) from Jan to March. Locations change weekly, rotating between 8 different locations, with lots of trails to choose from.
The Shredder's ride is a intermediate beginner and intermediate level program. New to mountain biking and beginner riders are not recommended for this group. Please consider Bike School or join us at our clinics for some instruction on fundamentals or book a private lesson!
Comparing to the Bike School ability groups, the group would be similar to the Rock Stars group.
Consider your fitness level as well. As always, speak with your physician about starting any new physical activity. A health-based questionnaire is required by all Shredders.
If you are a kick-ass advanced rider, contact us and we can direct you to another awesome ride group. If you are looking for lessons, we can also help you out with that!
Arrive prepared to ride, dressed for the weather with all mandatory equipment (5:30 is the sweet spot!)
Observe all laws
Ride Responsibly - always be in control of your bike (drugs, cannabis and alcohol are not permitted during SheShreds MTB events)
MUST have studded tires for all rides.
Be courteous to other trail users, ring your bell when approaching
Leave no trace and take care of our trails: no littering and no skidding
Leave a distance of 2 bike lengths between you and the rider in front of you
When stopped on the trail or sidewalk, pull over to the side to let others pass easily
Communicate with your ride group about traffic and route/trail intersections
You are responsible for the rider behind you
Inform your ride leader if you are hurt, need to stop, or are leaving the ride early. Riders who leave are no longer covered by SheShreds MTB insurance and do so at their own risk
Buffs/masks are optional but riders are strongly encouraged to have them close at hand in case of an emergency. Other COVID-19 protocols can be found here.
Carry your own tube, multi-tool and tire levers
Cheer on and bring up your fellow rider! We are all trying our best and facing our fears. Any mean spirited comments or actions will not be tolerated.
Cancellations will be posted on the members section of this website and emailed to members 2 hours prior to event start times. Shredder's rides will not run if weather colder than -20 degrees & if trail conditions are too icy.
SHREDDER'S RIDE INSURANCE
Our comprehensive insurance policy extends to include the guided components of our program (including the Shredder's ride). We are not affiliated with Alberta Bicycling Association (ABA)'s group ride insurance and do not offer their "Try-It-Out" ride coverage or a secondary membership.
Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport, even with confidence and practice, and we want to be sure that if something were to happen, we are all protected.
Life happens, for both our participants, our team at SheShreds MTB. Things like pandemics, injuries, illness or our fickle prairie weather. Find out all your options here, prior to purchasing any of our services.
2024 will be our 2nd season offering the Winter Shredder's ride program. Basing off of our other programs things sell out quickly, preventing some from even having a chance to participate. To allow for a more fair playing field, we are accepting applications this season for 3 days (or until we reach 15 applications for 12 spots). This allows us to get to know you and be sure we are the best fit for you.
Don't worry about the formality of an application - it's fun and silly, just like all of SheShreds MTB. But once you open the page there is a 20 min time limit so make sure to hustle!
Applications Open Jan 2, 2024!
All applicants notified by Jan 13th
With the support of Ottalaus Inc, The Bridge, Crankbrothers, Good Day Optics, Asymmetrical Brewing and Sunshine Building Products, SheShreds is proud to offer you this awesome membership for $100 + taxes & fees.
Leaders with First Aid certification
Discount:10% Tune ups, 5% parts & accessories from Ottalaus Inc (in stock)
Comprehensive insurance that covers all participants