Event Categories

Chicks in the Sticks 2021 Categories


Chicken Run

Regular on the racing scene, solid level of fitness and skill (A grade).

Free Range

Confident riders, have raced before or have an intermediate level of fitness (B grade).

Have a Crack

Newly hatched MTB rider or looking for a supportive race experience (C grade).

Queens of the Coop

Optional category, offering a race experience for those aged 50 and above.

Battery Hens

A category for the e-bike riders.

Clipped Wings

A new category for 2021 for all single-speeders.

Teams of Two
(relay style)

Hard-Boiled Double Yolkers

Team with racing experience and good fitness.

Soft-Boiled Double Yolkers

Team of newly hatched riders.

Junior Double Yolkers

Team aged between 11 and 14. Race the full track for just two hours.

Little Chicks

Chicken Nuggets

20-min enduro on a modified course for riders aged between 5 and 11.


30-min enduro on a modified course for riders aged between 12 and 15. (Please note the Little Chicks loop has been designed for the Chicken Nuggets category and may be too easy for experienced riders. Please consider joining a friend and entering the Junior Double Yolkers. Post on the CITS Facebook page if you need to find a new friend to ride with in a team.)

Non-members of the RATS Cycling Club are welcome.

Chicks in the Sticks is all about getting women out riding mountain bikes!

It is a supportive, fun and no-pressure environment where women of all ages and all experiences levels can have a great time in the great outdoors.

Although not a race day in 2020, we still want make sure there is a guided-ride for everyone so ride categories will be based on experience level.