Queen of the Mountain is a two day event combining mountain bike coaching and competition in a friendly and encouraging environment for women. Coaching will be available for all ability levels. Queen of the Mountain has a main focus on the gravity/freeride style of mountain biking but also provides excellent opportunities for beginner and cross country riders. Pros will compete for cash prizes in Sundays slopestyle contest while amateurs will battle for awesome prizes from our great sponsors. We will also have a rider judged best trick category, juniors, a raffle for all clinic participants and much more.
Terry Cox, the owner of College Cyclery has been kind enough to offer use of his riding facilities known as the Compound. The Compound has been built and worked on by a number of pro riders including; Randy Spangler, Josh Moreno, Josh Bender, and Kyle Jameson. Josh Bender has just begun building the slopestyle course that he has custom designed just for this womens event.
The compound currently features:
- Indoor pumptrack with lights
- Flow track
- Electric start gate
- 2 dirt jump lines (little tables and medium doubles)
- A big but friendly trick jump
- wall rides and other wooden features
- 2 mile xc loop
- onsite camping
We are now building:
- a slopestyle course similar in size to the wonderful course at Dixie Trix. Here is a design layout…
- a skills loop for learning mountain biking fundamentals (progressive zones for teaching lifts, rolldowns, drops, and skinnies)
Check out terrain and create lesson plans
5pm camping check-in/reg (for clinic participants)
7-8pm mandatory coaches meeting (discuss safety and check eachothers lesson plans)
8am yoga (free and optional)
10am coaching (fundamentals)
2-5pm coaching (specifics)
indoor pumptrack, lights on until 11pm
raffle, movie, music…
10am Pro slopestyle practice
11am Pro slopestyle comp
12 lunch / Am slopestyle practice
2pm Am slopestyle comp
TBD Best trick (rider judged)
TBD 2x races (timer?)
5pm awards & apps
If you are interested in working at Queen of the Mountain please submit ASAP:
- a resume showing experience in mountain bike coaching and instruction
- two relevant references.
**Be sure to provide clear explanations of what types of mountain biking you have coached (dh, xc, dj, etc.) and your own riding level
Schedule: Please see the above schedule for tentative time frames of duties described below.
Compensation: All staff members will be provided with a space to camp at the compound and will be welcome to all provided meals at the event. We can help provide transportation for you and your bike to and from the airport. Monetary and other compensation are listed below:
COACH ($150 cash + $50 entry into pro comp)
Requirements: IMIC Coach certification or 4 years of equivalent experience.
Duties: Assist with registration & raffle. Create a lesson plan and coach an intermediate to advanced level group (6 max). Judge and/or announce amateur competitions.
Requirements: IMIC Level II or 2 years of equivalent experience.
Duties: Assist with registration & raffle. Create a lesson plan and instruct a beginner to intermediate level group (6 max). Judge and/or announce amateur competitions.
LEADER (free clinic entry + product)
Requirements: previous experience teaching, leading groups, working on bikes
Duties: Assist and shadow coaches/instructors with lesson plans. This is a great opportunity to learn bike skills and also teaching methodologies.
JUDGES – pro comps – ($20)
Requirements: previous experience announcing/judging slopestyle, knowledge of tricks and execution
Duties: Judge the pro slopestyle competition (~1hr)
VOLUNTEERS (a warm feeling in your heart)
Requirements: a desire to help make this event the best it can be
- trail work before event
- flyer distribution
Creating events costs money. Insurance, dirt, wood, labor, signage, you get it. To keep fees low for participants, and therefore more accessible to the community, we must raise funds. You can help Shine Riders Co. raise funds for Queen of the MTN and future events by donating your unwanted cans and bottles. rePlanet accepts glass, aluminum and plastic and will give Shine 110% of CRV. With locations nationwide, you can support Queen of the MTN and future Shine events.
How to Participate:
1.) Collect cans and bottles
2.) Take to your closest rePlanet
3.) Submit vouchers for Shine Riders Co.
4.) Enjoy our events!
Attached is a pdf flyer to help spread the word. We will do a physical can/bottle drive in the future as well, more info soon. Thank you for your help!
Shine SendHer (9/15-9/16) Virgin, Utah – All womens big mtn comp
RideSFO SF Bike Expo (11/9 – 11/11) SF, CA – Womens slopestyle and coaching at the Cow Palace
Source: Lindsay Currier