Each and every one of the ladies on this page are very special to GGR. Not only are they amazing athletes, they are very involved in their local mountain bike communities!
Read up on all of these ladies here! Including Dirty Jane!
Founder, Dirty Jane (www.dirtyjane.com)
I moved from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Vancouver, British Columbia after university over 15 years ago and found myself living on the edge of the North Shore Mountains. Aside from my four-wheeling My Little Pony bicycle, my first "real" biking love affair began when I moved from Nova Scotia to British Columbia and saw a gang of girls blasting out of the trees past me on the North Shore Mountains. I remember thinking "what the hell was that? I want to do THAT!" I had never seen anything like it before and I wanted in. I joined a women’s local group ride for beginners and never looked back. Now every weekend trip I take involves my best buddies and bikes!
Dirty Jane was created while standing in a line up for the gondola at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park on a sunny and very busy weekend. There were almost as many women in line as there were men! You could easily see that most women where wearing the exact same gear – not a ton of options at that time. I started to ask women about it and I heard over and over how frustrated they felt walking into a store to see, almost as an afterthought, one little rack of women’s gear in a sea of men’s products. I, like most other girls out there, want to look good when I ride. So Dirty Jane was born.
Dirty Jane focuses to provide functional and fashionable gear for women in cycling at any level. We offer over 30 brands that specifically cater to women and cycling - from jerseys, shorts, helmets, pads, and much more! The future for Dirty Jane in 2015 is to support all women who ride: the shredders, commuters, road riders, and everyone in-between. Dirty Jane is a proud supporter of female cyclists of all abilities and disciplines. From world class athletes to the weekend warrior, to those just getting started on the bike and everything in between, we are here to inspire each other to live a wildly adventurous and beautiful life. Our aim is to inspire more women to throw their leg over a bike...and look & feel great while doing it! We accomplish this through our online shop, as well as through a variety of sponsorship levels, including offering support for ambassadors, first-time racers, co-ed and women's only teams and events.
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Every year GGR schedules skill & bike maintenance clinics as well as destination rides such as Big Bear, Mammoth, Kernville, Mt Pinos and GMR. Every October, GGR hosts the annual Rocktober festival which includes guest speakers, skills clinics, guided rides, demo bikes, exhibitors, awards, and a large raffle supported by numerous sponsors.
Great attitudes and helmets are required on all rides. Two way radios are highly suggested: tuned into station 5.25. Bring your enthusiasm and pearly whites because we have a great time and take TONS of photos!