September 2, 2009

IMG_5666It was an incredible weekend out at the Ranch in Grand Junction with a full range of riders who drove and flew in from different states and countries. Thank you to everyone who made the trip! We had a nice write up in the local Grand Junction Sentinel (except for the amusing spelling errors):


With Jackie Baker following up the event on her own website Freeride Foundation.


After two great days of trail riding and a skills clinic, Sunday showed the following results in the Jump Jam and Slopestyle events:

Jump Jam:

1. Tammy Donahugh
2. Darcy Turenne
3. Kathryn Hayes

SlopeStyle Event:

1. Tammy Donahugh
2. Kathryn Hayes
3. Darcy Turenne



Trail Ride Meeting Spots Friday

August 27, 2009

All riders can meet us at Grassroots Cycles at 401 Colorado Ave in Grand Junction under the big yellow awning at 10am Friday morning, or at the Lunch Loop Trail Head Parking lot around 10:30am.

And if you’re not quick enough to make any of those times, then hang out in the parking lot until we come around again! Look for the 15 passenger ‘convertible’ van! And bring your cameras! And water. And sun tan lotion.


SlopeSistair Supper

August 25, 2009

GirlsEatingOutFriday night, for everyone who has already arrived in Grand Junction, there will be a Slope Sistair supper downtown after the trail shuttles! Dolce Vita and Nepal restaurant (Indian and Nepalese cuisine) have both been recommended by local riders. Please email your preferences or other special requests to: snychka@gmail.com.


Event Information

August 24, 2009


11am- 5pm Guided runs to Lunchloop, Ribbon, Freelunch, etc.

  • We will be set up at the lunch loop trailhead. Grassroots will be running shuttle service all day in their convertible 15 passenger van. Please bring donations for gas money!

10am- 2pm Women’s skills camp at The Ranch

  • Bring your pads and full face (recommended). If you don’t have all the gear you need, stop by Grassroots bike shop to be taken care of!
  • Cost will be $50. Pack a lunch.

2pm- 6pm Slopestyle practice

Slopestyle practice
12:30pm Pro slopestyle event

  • A slopestyle course offering a combination of jumps, drops, gaps, hips, and wall rides.
  • This is a rider judged jam session. Entry fee is $55.

Sign up for the trail ride, clinic & slopestyle events at Grassroots Cycles, or email snychka@gmail.com. Pay when you arrive at the Ranch. Space is limited so get signed up ASAP!


All female riders/participants are welcome to share floor space and amenities in the beautiful ranch home built by Grassroots own Matt Bolin. On site camping is also available for riders & their families and friends on a first come basis. Cost will be $15/ person for each night spent in the cabin, or $25 to pitch a tent at the ranch for the entire weekend. Space is limited. All proceeds will go to the Pro Purse for the slopestyle event.

*Sorry, no dogs & NO open fires or smoking! It’s a dry area, and we aren’t going to take any chances. Thanks for your cooperation!



August 20, 2009

If you are looking to drive to the event anywhere from the NW, please contact Stephanie at snychka@gmail.com. I am positive we can find you other riders to carpool with, and I might be driving back myself.


Register Now!

August 19, 2009

Whether you’re just joining us for the trail ride on Friday, the riding camp on Saturday or the main Slopestyle event on Sunday, register online at http://grassroots-cycles.com/ now!

We have a great & growing list of sponsors, and a great group of riders looking to make their way to Grand Junction for this event. There are even non-riding activities planned for those women intending on staying in the Ranch cabin (please indicate when filling the online registration form that this is your plan). Bring your own air mattress, sleeping bag & pillow.

This ranch style home is a 2 story haven built by mastermind Matt of the Grassroots Bike Shop in downtown Grand Junction. With electricity & running water/plumbing, it is more than you could ever ask for when leaving your own home for a weekend of riding.


For pictures of the ranch, follow this link: http://transitionbikes.com/Blog.cfm?txtSearchBlog=ranch&Submit=Go


New sponsor: 5.10 Shoes

August 19, 2009

Thanks to Laura Sanders from 5.10 for donating a first place prize package.



And during another successful Crankworx, Joel Richardson from Hayes offered ongoing SlopeSistair sponsorship with wheels & brake sets for some lucky riders. hayeslogo

Thanks also to Marissa Noppe from Burly Girls for dropping off some gear at my clinic this afternoon! It just got shipped out with my bike.