Specialized Presents Women's Trail Days at Cunningham Park
Step back, fellas*, it’s ladies' day at NYC's Specialized Trail Days at OutdoorFest where everyone is invited to come try mountain biking in Queens! Women, get ready to get rowdy when you try out one of our most popular women’s mountain bikes—the Rhyme—or any of our other bikes available on the day. Not super experienced? No problem. Each Trail Days event includes beginner clinics, plus group rides led by experienced—and encouraging—women. And since Trail Days day are geared towards learning to love the trail, we’ve partnered with a women’s running group, Oiselle—they’ll be leading a group run for those looking to spin out their legs, sans bike.
Trail Days are a great opportunity for riders—new or experienced—to come check out Specialized mountain bikes in a casual, fun atmosphere, and connect with other trail lovers in your local mountain bike community. Find the event closest to you and register your interest in attending, today.
*Don’t step too far back. Of course, we’ll have Stumpjumpers and Cambers ready to ride for men who want to demo bikes, too.
When: June 10th, 10:00-4:00PM. Plus come early for yoga!
9:00AM Yoga for Cyclists (sign up here)
10:00AM Clinics begin!
11:30PM Group Ride (all levels)
1:30PM Round II of clinics
3:00PM Beginner Group Ride
Where: Cunningham Park, Queens. Meet at the corner of 73rd and 210th. Google Map here.
1: The differences between mountain bikes
Hard tails? Suspension? Start today by learning about the different lingo for mountain biking and types of bikes. We'll cover what each is used for and which gear is the best for each discipline.
2: Balance and Body Position
Learn about the proper way to ride your bike, different techniques for more comfortable riding, how relxing can make a huge difference, and much more.
3: Shifting and Braking
Are you aware of all the different ways to break? Find out all about how different breaking techniques affect your performance. Hear about the different gear changes and when to use them. We'll also be discussing common shifting mishaps.
What do I need to bring?
If you want to demo a bike, please bring a photo ID, credit card (as collateral), helmet, and cycling shoes or sneakers. If you’d prefer to use your own pedals, bring them along, but remember to give us ample time to set them up.
What if it's raining?
We'll be there regardless, so bring a rain jacket. If the event is cancelled for any reason, you'll be notified by the email you provided at when you registered.
Is there an age limit?
Anyone can test ride a bike, but a parent or legal guardian must be present if the rider is under 18 years old. A parent or guardian must accompany a minor during a test ride.
About Art of Cycling
Art of Cycling is a unique coaching program dedicated to growing the skills and confidence of cyclists through structured training programs, yoga for cyclists, and skills-instruction services designed to turn cycling into an art form. Coaches Kristen Phillips and Lisa Mazzola believe athletes perform better when their bodies are in sync with their minds, and that cycling improves quality of life. We are passionate cyclists who love sharing our joy of the sport with others.