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Ladies mountain biking is evolving as Meg Broswick explains

May 17, 2016

Mountain biking is evolving, growing and becoming more mainstream, and I’m ok with it. I have watched this happen before my eyes, living and riding bikes in British Columbia, Canada over the last decade. There never used to be ladies only rides or clinics, or if there were they weren’t in most of our communities.

Flash forward to today… Kamloops (and many other communities in BC) now has dedicated ladies groups that ride weekly at varying skill levels. The bike industry is making women specific bikes and clothing (and finally getting it right ). Plus there are ladies specific clinics in almost every small town across the province. We are witnessing the ladies movement.

 

 

I am happy to say that I have benefited from this movement. To name a few, I have gained skills, have way more riding buddies who are woman, and I have become a certified mountain bike coach. When I moved towns and first arrived in Kamloops, I was welcomed into the local riding scene. There were cross country rides, trail rides and DH rides; all women specific and all welcoming me to join in. I couldn’t be more thankful for my riding community.

Just last week I was invited to coach at an evening ladies clinic with two other awesome coaches. The clinic was arranged through a local ladies riding group, the Dirt Chix, who have 130 woman signed up for the weekly group rides. These woman are amazing and the group has been growing steadily each year. Thanks to our local bike shop, the Bicycle Café Kamloops, the Dirt Chix have the support they need to learn and grow.

It is communities and groups like this that make me realise how important it is that our sport is becoming more mainstream and accessible. It doesn’t matter your age or ability, you can go get on a bike and ride. Mountain biking really can be for everyone, and I would like to consider our ladies movement is to thank.

Live in Kamloops? Check out the Dirt Chix on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dirtchix.kamloops/ or stop by the Bicycle Café : https://bicyclecafekamloops.wordpress.com/

Interested in fun riding pictures? Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbroswick/

 



Size Guide

Women's Tops

UK USA Bust Hip Length
X-Small 8 4 92cm 98cm 56.5cm
Small 10 6 96cm 102cm 57.5cm
Medium 12 8 100cm 106cm 58.5cm
Large 14 10 104cm 110cm 59.5cm
X-Large 16 12 108cm 114cm 60.5cm
 

Women's Shorts

UK USA "Waist"  Hip Length
X-Small 8 4 72cm/28" 92cm/36" 53cm/21"
Small 10 6 76cm/30" 98cm/38.5" 57cm/22.5"
Medium 12 8 80cm/31.5" 104cm/41" 59cm/23"
Large 14 10 84cm/33" 112cm/44" 61cm/24"
X-Large 16 12 88cm/34.5" 118cm/46.5 63cm/25" 
 

Men's Tops

Chest Length 
Small 93cm 61.5cm
Medium 97cm 62.5cm
Large 101cm 63.5cm
X-Large 105cm 64.5cm
XX-Large 109cm 65.5cm

Men's Shorts

 Waist Length
30" 74cm/29" 60cm/23.5"
32" 79cm/31" 63cm/25"
34" 83cm/33" 66cm/26"
36" 89cm/35" 68cm/27"
** It is important to note that all of the 2016 jerseys have no mechanical stretch, so if between sizes please order one size up**