KILLINGTON— Divas of Dirt, an initiative led by pro down hill and endro racer Amy Alton and the Killington Bike Park to foster a community of passionate female mountain bikers, is returning to Killington Resort July 13 with bi-weekly Friday night rides from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“I continue to be astounded by Killington’s passionate community of women mountain bikers and am delighted to be partnering again with Killington Resort in support of the Divas of Dirt,” said Alton. “Our community values a personal riding experience that supports and encourages one another. The Divas of Dirt hosted women from across the region as well as out of state and the country in our first two seasons and I look forward to another great season being a part of such a fun and fierce community.”
The program began two years ago. It’s expanding this year with new pros from around the region leading the rides. other fun Pros in the region to lead rides.
“Our first two years proved successful with many female riders of all ability levels enjoying the Friday bi-weekly rides and post-ride happy hour. We welcomed total beginners, cross country riders looking to sharpen descending skills, and advanced rippers looking to explore new terrain over at Ramshead,” said Alton.
Female mountain bikers of all ability levels are welcome to share their passion for the sport and make new connections. Participation is free with your own bike and a valid bike park ticket or pass. Discounted tickets and rentals are available for $22 each for participants on these evenings and are only valid during the time of the session.
After the Killington Bike Park closes, the Killington Divas of Dirt enjoy happy hour at the Snowshed Umbrella Bar. For more information on Killington Divas of Dirt events, email Amy Alton at [email protected] or call the Killington Bike Shop at 802-422-6232 for more information.
Photo courtesy of Killington Resort
A participant in the Divas of Dirt program at Killington Resort’s Bike Park catches some air on a Friday night ride.