Juliana Bicycles and the Enduro World Series have joined forces to stoke out the ladies this year. We’re offering a day out on the bike with Juliana ambassador Anka Martin to get a glimpse into life at the EWS races. Come and join us to be part of the event and experience the vibe without any of the pressure to race. We’ll be shredding trails, watching some race action, mingling with the pros, sampling some local food, sharing a beer or two, Q&As and much more. Each venue will be slightly different highlighting that specific venue, the country, the culture, and of course, its trails.
Rides will take place at five of the 2017 EWS venues – on the Friday prior to the race weekend.
Rotorua NZL | March 24
Tasmania AUS | April 7
Madeira POR | May 12
Whistler CAN | August 11
Finale ITA | September 29
WHISTER – Friday August 11
Backyard Blitz Adventure with Juliana Bicycles
Amount of spots available: 20
Level of ride: Intermediate to Advanced.
Meet: 9am for coffee & pastries at Portobello Market & Bakery in Blackcomb (4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada).
We’re not going far away, and why would you if you have some of THE best trails right in your backyard. We’ll head over to Blackcomb, pedal up the hill at a very slow, enjoyable, chat – able pace, before dropping down one of the classics. This is a fun ride, not a race or a contest, so if you’re keen for a chill, relaxed environment to spend the morning, then join us!
Apres: We’ll head to Lost Lake for a swim if it’s boiling hot or head right on over to the Handlebar in Blackcomb for some beers & snacks (http://handlebar.beer 4557 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC, Canada).
Free of charge thanks to Juliana Bicycles 🙂
MADEIRA – Friday, May 12
Date: Friday, May 12
Meeting Time: 09:00h
Meeting Place: Bus Park – Basic Uplift to Montado do Pereiro
Ability: Group will be riding approximately 5 stages of the EWS course which means we will be climbing between 1000-1500m over 40-50km – so a big physical day out. The amount of riding can be adapted along the day as we can cancel doing a stage or two if we get tired. This may be cut shorter if the weather is bad. This is an advanced day out on the bike due to the length of the day and also the stages that we will be riding – BUT this does not mean that you cannot challenge yourself and remember we can always cut the ride shorter and call it a day when we’ve had enough.
Please come prepared with your hydration pack, own water, snacks and anything that you may need for a big day out on the bike.
Cost: Free of charge – includes lunch at a local restaurant. Limit 10 riders.
TASMANIA – Friday, April 7
Date: Friday, April 7
Time: 8am – 11am (Possibly a bit later if we opt to do another run back into town & add lunch & loungin
Level: Blue grade trail. Beginner to Intermediate.
Cost: Free of charge. Includes shuttles, riding, lunch & a drink 🙂
Where: Ladies; we’re jumping on the Vertigo shuttle bus and heading out to the new “adventure trail” called the Blue Tier trail situated approximately 35km east of Scottsdale and 25km north west of St Helens. It is approximately 18km of blue rated goodness that meanders through a range of terrain from above the treelike into a temperate rainforest below – a true “wild ride” experience. This trail is predominantly a descending trail, but it’s definitely not all downhill ladies! This ride should take us about 2 hours at a leisurely pace & we will finish right near a little country pub where we will enjoy some lunch & a drink or two. Depending how everyone is feeling, we have the option to razz down another 10km track back into town or if we’ve all had enough razzing, we can hop on the bus and drive back to town.
“I can go anywhere in the world and ride machine built trail, but I can’t go anywhere else to ride the Blue Tier Descent.
It’s one of the rawest and most organic trails on the planet! Plus it ends at the best pub in Tassie!”
Wil Barrett January 2015
Limited to 24
ROTORUA – Friday, March 24
Join Anka in Rotorua for a micro adventure getaway to the beautiful and sacred Rainbow Mountain where we’ll ride the loop trail passing through a very active geothermal field. Once at the summit, we’ll be treated to views of Mt Tarawera in the north, Paeroa Ranges to the west and the volcanic peaks of the Tongariro National Park to the south. After ripping down the Te Ranga downhill we’ll roll down to Kerosene Creek to soak our tired legs while enjoying a lovely picnic lunch under the shade of the pangas. After lunch, it’s time to head back to Rotorua where we ditch the bike gear to go to the opening ceremony of the EWS and Crankworx festivities for a traditional Maori welcoming.
Date: Friday, March 24
Time: Meet at 9am, load bikes, drive 25km south to Rainbow Mountain
Place: Redwood Forest Parking Lot
Ability: Advanced beginner to Intermediate (easy Grade 2, casual pace ride up to the top of the hill with a Grade 4 descent back down the Te Ranga mountain bike track).
Cost: Free of charge