RIDE THE TRAILS WITH YOUR GIRL GANG
Non- Instructional weekly ride
Women only group
Rotating locations around the city
Two ability groups
Leaders with First Aid training
Memberships are SOLD OUT and the waitlist is closed. Check back in late winter / early spring for 2022 season!
For years, the women of Edmonton have asked for us to have a ride group. No instruction, just shredding with your girl gang. With four different locations which rotate each week, Wednesday's are your day to gather, ride and enjoy the amazing single-track Edmonton has to offer!
Hanging with some rad ladies, riding bikes, enjoying the fresh air and challenging ourselves - thats what the Shredders ride group is all about.
We've paired the Shredder's with two leaders per week. These trained leaders have no formal instructional certification, but hold first aid certification and have completed SheShreds specific training on group management, trail communications, health & safety protocols and risk management.
Groups will be divided into a faster (Zoomers) and a more relaxed pace (Cruisers) - your choice based on how you are feeling that 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.
If you identify as female, know that you are welcome.
Shredders meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 (find our Shredder's ride calendar here) from May to September. Locations change weekly, rotating between 4 different locations, with lots of trails to choose from.
Locations rotate between: Terwillegar Park, Mill Creek, GoldBar Park, Emily Murphy Park
The Shredder's ride is a strong 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!
This ride group is a great place to graduate to after the Bike School recommended program limit of two years. Comparing to the Bike School ability groups, the Cruisers group would be similar to the Rock Stars group with the faster ride being similar but touching into the Hot Shots ability level.
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!
Ability descriptions can be found here. Note that you can choose which group to join from week to week, but leaders may ask for volunteers to better balance the group sizes.
Arrive prepared to ride, dressed for the weather with all mandatory equipment (6:15 is the sweet spot!)
Observe all laws
Ride Responsibly - always be in control of your bike
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 insurance and do so at their own risk
Buffs/masks are mandatory. Other COVID-19 protocol 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 lightning is present and cancelled immediately if lightning is sighted.
SHREDDER'S RIDE INSURANCE
Our comprehensive insurance policy extends to include the ride 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.
2021 will be our first season offering the Shredder's ride program. Our other programs have sold out very quickly, preventing some women from even having a chance to participate. To allow for a more fair playing field, we are accepting applications this season for 1 week (or until we reach 45 applications for 27 spots). This allows us to get to know you and be sure we are the best fit for you. Don't worry - it's fun and silly, just like all of SheShreds - but it is a bit lengthy so leave some time to complete it thoughtfully!
Memberships are SOLD OUT and the waitlist is closed.
With the support of Trek Bicycles, Bontrager Equipment, and Hardcore Bikes, SheShreds is proud to offer you this awesome membership for $170 + taxes & fees.
Leaders with First Aid certification
22 rides (less than $6 per ride)
10% bikes, parts and accessories from Hardcore Bikes (in stock)
Swag from Trek Bicycles
DirtSeries Discounts: 15% group discount (6 or more) for the same camp, 10% for any SheShreds members at any camp (cannot be combined)
Comprehensive insurance that covers all participants
Optional additional purchase of our awesome SheShreds jersey for $75
SHRED WITH YOUR GIRL GANG
Life happens, for both our participants, our team at SheShreds. Things like pandemics, injuries, illness or our fickle prairie weather. Find out all your options here, prior to purchasing any of our services.