Beginner Mountain Bike Series 2 – Joaquin Miller

Are you newer to mountain biking and not sure which trails to try out?  Have you been on a few rides and want to work on your skills?  Come ride with the Velo Girls on this beginner-friendly mountain bike ride series!

This is the second ride of our weekend “Beginner-Series” for mountain biking.  These rides are perfect for women of all ages who have just a little experience on a mountain bike, but want to explore and learn more about the local single track trail systems.  We will ride at a social pace, regroup often, and even have opportunities to practice skills on some of the mild technical sections.  Unsure of your level?  Check it out here.  NOTE: this ride is for BEGINNER level riders, not for novices.

Velo Girls ride leaders are all experienced mountain bikers who have a love of sharing this sport with newer riders.  Pick up some technical tips and tricks along the ride!

Joaquin Miller Park is a great place for beginners to practice skills and enjoy a few level-appropriate challenges.  The majority of the trails are narrow tree covered single track with beginner-level challenges such as tight switch back corners, mild rock gardens and roots, and some short steep sections (both uphill and downhill).

Plan for about 2-2.5 hours and about 10 miles total (depending on the group, of course).

BRING a mountain bike (hardtails ok!), helmet, water, and snacks.


PARKING – park in the equestrian parking lot on skyline blvd, very close to the top of the hill almost to the Chabot center. Lot is on the right hand side and there is small “house” right on the road. It’s not a paid lot, so if they are asking for money go a little further up the road

BATHROOMS and water tba

RAIN cancels the ride – please check back here if that seems likely.

If you’d like to carpool or have any questions, please post in the comments section below.

We look forward to riding with you!

-Team Velo Girls.

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