How can I get more information about the Dirt Divas?
There are a couple of ways.
1) Send an email with your questions under the “Contact Us” section.
2) Join us for our monthly meeting that is held every third Tuesday of the month. Times and locations are on our home page.
Do the Dirt Divas participate in any type of volunteer/community service activities?
We do. Our group prides itself on being able to help out when needed. During the summer, we assist with Trips for Kids by leading and teaching kids to ride bike on the trail system within the Charlotte area. We also have do fund raising for Project Angel. At the end of each season, the money we have raised goes towards new bikes for the underprivileged. We work/volunteer with the Tarheel Trailblazers to improve/build the local trail system here in Charlotte.
I can’t make the scheduled ride, but can another day. I don’t want to ride by myself. How can I reach out to other Divas to see if anyone can ride with me.
This is where our forum comes in handy. Register yourself and feel free to post a comment to the forum. 9 times out of 10, someone will post back with a response.
What is the average length of your rides?
That depends on how far you want to ride. Depending on the trail we’re riding, the distance could be anywhere from 3-12 miles. However, if you get out there and find that you can’t go any further, one of our leaders/sweepers will take you safely back to the parking lot.
Do you have scheduled rides or do you just show up at the trails and hope there is someone to ride with?
Please see our calendar on our homepage. We have scheduled rides throughout the week and also day trips on given weekends.
My skill level is very minimal at this point. How can I improve or get more exposure/help?
Please check our calendar for scheduled rides and skills clinics. There are always ample Divas on hand to help with any skill levels.
Is the Dirt Divas only for women?
From a membership perspective, yes. But we welcome sons, husbands, boyfriends, etc…to join us for our rides.
I’ve seen/heard about the spring and fall trip. What exactly is that and how can I attend?
The Dirt Divas take two weekend trips a year. One in the Spring and one in the Fall. We will go to the mountains of NC for a ‘women’s weekend’ of riding. This is the ONLY function we do that a membership is required.
Do I have to be a paying member in order to ride with the group?
Not at all!! We encourage ladies to come and ride with us at any time. If you like what you see/hear/feel, then we would love for you to become a part of this great group of women.
I am a beginner and slow, can I still ride with the Divas?
Absolutely!! We will always break our rides up into groups. We’ll have a beginner, intermediate and advanced group for each ride. We will have ride leaders and sweepers with the beginner and intermediate group so that no one gets lost or left behind.
What are your membership fees and what how does it work?
The yearly membership fees are $40/calendar year. If you miss the membership drive, you can still join, but it would only cover from the month you joined until the open membership drive the following year.
Do you only have mtn bike rides? I’m somewhat of a road rider.
Although the Dirt Divas are mainly mountain bikers, we do have some roadies as well. Our rides focus mainly on mountain biking, but do have an occasional road ride (2-3 per season) that leaves from some of our sponsors stores.
I have an old bike and would like a new one, can you give me suggestions on what type of bike to buy and where?
We would be more than happy to talk about bikes, but this is going to be mainly our personal opinions on what we ride. We mainly rely on our local bike shops to give the best and most up to date information on bikes. A number of them are sponsors of the Dirt Divas and we would be more than happy to point you in their direction.
What do I need in order to ride with the Dirt Divas?
A bike, helmet, water(bottle or camelbak)….lots of determination and a smile.
I’m a beginner and don’t know where to start….can the Dirt Divas help me?
We’d love to help out. Check out the calendar as we have scheduled rides throughout the summer and also some skills clinics. Again, we break up into groups so everyone can get the attention they need and questions answered.
I’m new to the area and don’t know where the trails are located. Is there somewhere I can go to find this information?
Yes. Please see the ‘Trails’ tab on our homepage.