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Girls on Dirt Women's Weekend

Gravity Canterbury presents:

Girls on dirt women’s weekend 

saturday and sunday, Nov 3&4 2018


a weekend of racing just for the ladies...

Gravity Canterbury is excited to have teamed up with local ladies' riding group Girls on Dirt to bring you the second annual Girls on Dirt Enduro… and in addition, the first ever GC Women’s Only DH Event!

First up on Saturday, November 3 is the GC Women’s Only Downhill: a full day of shuttling and racing just for the ladies. There will be 2 courses set up to practice concurrently, but at the end of the day only one can be raced! You choose your line!

Beginner/Intermediate course: Top of Vic Park - Brake Free - Sesame St - Shazzas - Brents - Bridges - Corners

Advanced course: Top of Vic Park - Old Nats - Raceline - Bridges - Double Drop

Shuttles will run from 9:30am, and after a short break for BBQ lunch (included), racing will commence around 1pm, starting with the beginner/intermediate track and finishing with the advanced track. Electronic timing provided, medics will be present. A podium and spot prize give away will finish the day!

On Sunday, Nov 4, the Girls on Dirt Enduro will take place again in Halswell Quarry. The enduro is a 5-stage mountain bike race. There will be leisurely climbing stages in between timed descents. The tracks are suitable for beginner level racers with some mountain bike experience, but interesting enough to keep more advanced riders entertained. This event aims to be an ALL-LADIES fun filled day of riding and general MTB camaraderie!

Electronic timing for all stages will be provided, as will a post-race BBQ, podium prizes and spot-prizes.

In addition, a post-race demo day has been set up for ladies (and gents!) keen to try out Juliana Bicycles.


Downhill: $40 online until Nov 2. $50 cash on the day as space allows.

Enduro: $30 online until Nov 2. $40 cash on the day as space allows.

Weekend Package: $60 until Nov 2 (save $10). No refunds and no on-the-day savings.

Membership: you must be a member of Gravity Canterbury or another MTBNZ affiliated mountain bike club (not sure if your club is affiliated? Check here.)

Gravity Canterbury membership costs $40 and is valid for racing and local discounts from sign-up until August 31, 2019. Become a member here.

Race entry: Online race entries are open now and close November 2, 2018. You can enter the races through your Gravity Canterbury member profile.

If you are a member of another affiliated club, you will need to create a GC profile and record your medical details (confidential) and your ICE (emergency) details. You will not be charged for membership, and therefore not eligible for GC membership benefits. You can create this profile on the GC membership page, and you can register/pay for races within this profile.

Last day to pay online, transfer race entries to someone else, or request a refund is FRIDAY NOV 2 AT MIDDAY. After that, sales and spots are final. 


Girls On Dirt have arranged free weekly pre-rides of the enduro course throughout the month of October. A great way to get comfortable before race day, and meet other ladies keen on the event! Follow their FB page for more information and to join in!

Gravity Canterbury will arrange at least 1 pre-ride of each DH course, more subject to availability of group-ride leaders! Keep an eye on GC’s FB page for details!

thank you to our sponsors

Girls on Dirt and GC are lucky to have some women’s warrior ambassadors supporting our event (and our cause!). Thank you to Juliana Bicycles, Ground Effect Clothing, Giro, Epicentre Cycles, Nancy Loves Bikes…

keen to help out or know someone who is??

We are desperate for volunteers to marshal and drive shuttles. If you or your partner/friend/family can help us out, please fill out this form! Cheers!

Questions? Flick us a message!