MOUNTAIN BIKING SYMPOSIUM PLANNED FOR WOMEN|
LANSING--The Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, in conjunction with the
Michigan Mountain Biking Association and Stony Creek
Metropark, is sponsoring the second annual Women's Mountain
Biking Symposium Saturday, May 18, at Stony Creek Metropark.
The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All participants
will take part in a skills clinic and then be able to sign
up for two of three optional sessions.
The skills clinic is geared for the novice to
intermediate mountain bike rider. Participants will learn
how to ride trails, including the basics of braking and
cornering and how to distribute their weight on climbs and
descents. The optional sessions include a clinic on basic
maintenance and repair; a purchasing and fitting session
that features different kinds of bikes, accessories and the
latest in women's cycling clothing; and an introduction to
racing, which covers everything you need to know about
participating in your first race, pre-race nutrition and
A 45-minute group ride is planned at the conclusion of
the workshop as well as a drawing for some great prizes. The
cost is $20, payable to Michigan DNR - Becoming an Outdoors-
Woman, and enrollment is limited to 60 participants.
Everyone is asked to bring their own bike and a sack lunch.
This popular seminar filled quickly last year, so early
registration is recommended.
For more information, contact Karen Millar at
firstname.lastname@example.org; 734-741-0275 or Lynn Marla, DNR Becoming
an Outdoors-Woman Coordinator at email@example.com; 517-