RATS Chicks Ride

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What do we offer?

We provide regular social-paced mountain bike rides for ladies only, in a fun and supportive environment. No-one gets left behind and there are always plenty of experienced riders on hand to provide encouragement and advice.
Where do we go?
Our general ride calendar is as follows:
1st Sunday – Roaming Ride – Beginner / intermediate, various SEQ locations (e.g. Bayview, Gap Creek, Bunya)
2nd Sunday – Daisy Hill – Beginner / intermediate
3rd Saturday – Adventure ride – something a little different e.g. longer, hillier, more technical – intermediate riders only
3rd Sunday – P-Plate ride, Redlands Track Park
4th Sunday – Daisy Hill – Beginner / intermediate
Fridays now and then – Daisy Hill – Beginner / intermediate
Please note that this schedule is subject to change so check the event listing for the up-to-date details.
Who can come?
Our rides are open to ladies over the age of 16, and we welcome those from the trans community who identify as female.
We LOVE to see new people joining us and getting out on the trails, but if you are an absolute beginner then please start with our P-Plate ride.
What do I need to do to attend?
Let us know you are coming by responding to the event, as it helps us to make sure that we have the right number of support riders along. If you would prefer not to do this for privacy reasons, then you can just turn up on the day. Our rides leaves promptly so make sure you arrive in plenty of time to get yourself and your bike ready and to sign in with the ride leader.
What do I need to bring?
You will need a mountain bike with working gears and brakes (hybrids are not suitable for the rougher trails), a helmet, and a smile. Please bring a spare tube for your bike – even if you don’t know how to fit it – and make sure it is the correct size. Please also ensure that you bring enough water and snacks for a 2 hour ride.
What about the pesky paperwork?
You must be covered by AusCycling insurance. You are already covered if you are a member of the RATS or another affiliated MTB or cycling club. If not, you can get a free trial AusCycling licence here, which will cover you for a few rides: