It has been quite a long time since I've posted here. It seems like life switched into high-gear about this time last year and I haven't been able to keep up. While I haven't been mountain bike racing I have still managed to keep a bit of dirt on the wheels with some family and leisurely single track rides here and there.
But, in a little over a month I plan on breaking out some racing legs for West Michigan's first Women Only Mountain Bike Race, Skirts in the Dirt presented by the WMMBA. This isn't a race just for Iceman veterans and dirt fanatics. There will be something for everyone! Check out the race descriptions:
- Girls on Wheels -- Kids Under 12 race for free -- Bring the whole family!. Race begins at 1:30 p.m.
- Never Ever! -- For those ladies who said they'd never race. Never say never!!! You've been out riding and love being on the trail, but are still starting out. Let's keep this fun! Beginner Course, Race begins at 1 p.m.
- Weekend Warrior -- You love to ride and maybe even race from time to time. You have probably passed a guy in an Iceman Jersey and politely waved as you pedaled by. 2 laps, race begins at 11:30 a.m.
- Fabulously Fat (Fat bikes only) -- For those riders who are always prepared for whatever weather Michigan can throw at them. Your favorite way to ride is with tires 3.5" or wider. Why loose the fat in August? Don't put that bike on a diet! Bikini season is almost over! 2 laps*, race begins at 11:30 p.m.
- Dirt Diva -- Chain lube is in your blood. Quite a few people have no idea what you look like without a bike helmet and dirt on your cheeks -- but you look like a total diva when covered with dirt. 3 laps*, race begins at 10 a.m.
The organizers of the event asked me to help out with the t-shirt design. It was a lot of fun to work on! The design is above. I've also created stickers (because stickers are fun!). Actually I wanted a sticker for myself. I see cars driving around with "26.2" and "13.1" and "ITRI" and wished that I had a sticker to represent what I love to do. Since I was making one for myself anyways, I thought I should just make them available for everyone!
Stickers can be purchased at links below (with customized hair color! Also, the pink isn't quite so pink on the actual sticker):
And there are sticker for the Girl mountain bike racers too!