By now, I imagine most everyone has heard of Ray's Indoor Mtn Bike Park. What you may not know is that every year, Ray's teams up with Dirt Rag to host a women's skills clinic taught by professional women riders ( Not only is this a very fun experience, it is significantly helpful in honing your biking skills. Wanna be a better mtn biker? Go to Rays! All skill levels welcome and encouraged. Elbow pads also encouraged (Ray's rents knee pads/shin guards). Helmets required!

Women ride free the day of the event, Friday, March 9, 2012 (9 AM - 4 PM). Bring ID -- you have a waiver to sign and need to vouch for your identity. Guys not permitted to join in on the fun until after 3 PM on Friday. We have a considerable group of ladies (17 at last count between Cedar Rapids, QCA, Peoria and Bloomington) heading up to Ray's for this event. And, to make things even more fun, I am working on having shirts made so we can "represent." I will post the design and pricing later this week. You will want to buy a shirt, that's all I'm sayin'.

More details:
The clinic starts at 9 AM on Friday (March 9, 2012), so most of us are heading up Thursday night after work. Need to catch a ride? Post up here and let's see if we can get everyone included. Heck, I'm not entirely sure what my travel plans are yet.

Ray's has a special deal with two hotels in Milwaukee. Sounds like most of us are staying at the Sheraton Four Points ($75 a night witht he Ray's deal -- make sure you ask for it otherwise you'll be parting with a whole heck of a lot more hard green than is necessary): Also post up here if you are looking to split your lodging costs by sharing a room. Many people do that. $75 split 4 ways is CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP! Bring a bathing suit. The hottub after riding all day is glorious!

Some people are heading back home right after class on Friday, however most are planning to attend the social mixer that Ray's is putting together for Friday night and later some fun on the town in Milwaukee. I also plan to ride Saturday til about 4 PM and then hit the road back home.

So, who is in????