The Department of Natural Resources is holding a Women's Biking Symposium May 21 at Stony Creek Metropark. Women of all skill levels are invited to bring their bikes and helmets and join in. The class is offered through the department’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Three clinics are planned:
- The Skills Clinic focuses on adjusting weight distribution on climbs and descents, cornering and braking and how to ride over logs.
- The Maintenance Clinic covers handling the two most common problems on the trail -- flat tires and broken chains.
- The Mountain Biking 101 Clinic is an open question-and-answer forum. Participants can ask questions and share knowledge with others who will be hitting the trails.
The symposium will be held at West Branch “C” picnic area at Stony Creek Metropark. Each participant should bring a sack lunch and her own bike and helmet. Bagels and juice will be provided in the morning, and snacks and water will be available throughout the day. This event will take place rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather.
Although the symposium starts at 9 a.m., participants can begin checking in at 8 a.m.
Early registration is suggested, as class size is limited to 60 women. The registration deadline is May 12 and the cost is $20 per person. For registration forms and information on this and other BOW programs, visit www.michigan.gov/bow, call 517-241-2225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.