The Women’s Mountain Biking Association of Colorado Springs (WMBA of COS) engages a community of supportive female cyclists of all abilities through organized group mountain bike rides.
WMBA of COS was formed in 2008 by three women who recognized the need to connect women in the local cycling community. In addition to weekly group rides, WMBA of COS also offers a variety of health, bike maintenance, and skills clinics for women to improve their mountain biking knowledge. WMBA of COS membership has doubled during the first two years and we are excited to make 2011 our best season yet.
Our non-profit promotes mountain bike racing through our developmental racing teams. They currently support 11 women on the WMBA of COS Racing Team and 15 women on our Club Team. All of these women will help the organization to lead weekly group rides and plan events, fundraisers, and clinics.
WMBA of COS strives to create an atmosphere that is not intimidating for any level of rider. No is too slow or too fast to join in one a ride. WMBA of COS ride leaders generally break the group into three smaller units based upon ability. They have a no drop policy, which means that the groups stay together during the ride. These rides not only incorporate bike fitness, but also technical skills. It is common for the group to stop to practice technical terrain so riders can improve skills like “hopping up” or riding down a root or rock.