The Trek Dirt Series MTB Skills program is expanding their scope for this year to include cyclists (particularly women) in Canada and the Western U.S. The 2010 schedule includes over fourteen MTB training camps for women only, as well as two co-ed stops.
The MTB skills program is designed for developing the riding skills of participants in all experience levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The series will involve cross-country, downhill, and free-riding, and will be held during a weekend-long training camp in 16 locations.
The Trek Dirt Series has been going on for ten years now, with the goals of providing expert and personalized instruction in mountain biking. The program develops the skills and confidence of the participants and allows them to conquer their fears and take pleasure in the sport, and more than 5,000 riders have already gotten into the act since the series’ first year.
Registration is now open, and interested riders are advised to sign up as soon as possible, since the lists for these events tend to quickly fill up, according to camp founder Candace Shadley. She adds that Trek’s support has allowed the program to expand operations and reach out to cyclists as far east as Colorado.
“Trek is pulling out all the stops for the 2010 Trek Dirt Series,” says Dean Gore, the Trek marketing director. And it would seem so, seeing as the company has beefed-up its support for the women’s MTB market in the Northern United States, with the participating riders for this year having access to the Trek’s Women’s Specific Design Factory Demo Team, including the opportunity to ride the demo bikes in each event.
2010 Trek Dirt Series Dates and Locations
April 25-25 Santa Cruz, CA
May 1-2 San Jose, CA
May 8-9 San Rafael, CA
May 15-16 North Vancouver, BC
May 29-30 Whistler, BC
June 5-6 Fruita, CO
June 12-13 Boulder, CO
June 19-20 Park City, UT
June 26-27 Whistler, BC
July 10-11 Calgary, AB
July 17-18 Whistler, BC (co-ed)
July 31-Aug. 1 Bend, OR
Aug. 7-8 Hood River, OR
Aug. 21-22 Canmore, AB
Aug. 28-29 Bellingham, WA
Sep. 11-12 Whistler, BC (co-ed)