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Go Play: Trek Dirt Series coming to Fruita for skills camp

Brittany Markert
Trek Dirt Series camp returns to Fruita for the fifth time — Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 20-21. The camp teaches women mountain-biking skills, from beginner to advanced.
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WHAT: Trek Dirt series Women-only mountain bike camp

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21

WHERE: Fruita, Colo.

COST: $345

INFO: http://www.dirtseries.com

Ladies, dust off your bikes and head to Fruita for the fifth annual Trek Dirt Series camp — Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. It costs $345, which covers the camp along with lunch, energy bars and more.

According to event organizers, this mountain biking camp is for 48 women, welcoming all skill levels including those who have experienced only riding on bumpy terrain to those who have mastered three-foot drops. It’s designed to help mountain bikers, from beginners to advanced, learn new skills and practice old ones.

“It’s an effective way to give many options for different groups and skills, especially for the beginner knowing other beginners will be there,” Sylvi Fae, a Trek Dirt Series coach, said.

Fae, a Moab resident, started mountain biking in 2001. She joined the Trek Dirt Series in 2011 due to her “passion for riding with other women and helping them conquer fears.”

Fae suggested women should attend the camp to learn different and new skills no matter what their ability.


Starting Saturday, Sept. 20, riders will meet at host shops, Hot Tomato Pizzeria (124 N. Mulberry, Fruita) and Over the Edge Sports (202 E. Aspen, Fruita) for announcements and a schedule run-down. From there, riders will be broken into specific groups depending on experience, interests and skills.

After the morning session — where participants practice skills at a park — riders then head out to 18 Road and Kokopelli trails to put what they learned to the test.

On Sunday, Sept. 21, camp continues with a similar format, this time including a raffle, group photo and skill clinics.

Riders should bring cycling gear for all weather situations and ensure the bike being used is in good, working condition. Other gear needed includes a helmet, riding gloves, a hydration pack, snacks, sunscreen, and an extra pair of clothes for the after-camp, in-shop session.

For more information, visit http://www.dirtseries.com.

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