Diamonds in the Dirt Facts

Its home is at Awaba MTB Park where amazing trails and big smiles are guaranteed! This will be a two to three hour event for any woman who rides and already races a mountain bike, from first-time racer to podium chaser.

Expect a friendly and encouraging event environment, where it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, have kids or not, prefer lycra or baggy shorts, whether you’re into pink or not at all. Whether you’ve just started riding or never participated in a mountain bike event before. This is for you also, if you love racing – come and share your passion for riding and pass on that racing bug. The guys are welcome too, as long as they come along to support the girls and look after the kids!

The Colour – Who this event is for

This will be an event for any woman who rides and already races a mountain bike. Dreamt up by me, Rocky Trail’s Juliane Wisata, it will be run in a friendly and encouraging event environment, where it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, have kids or not, prefer lycra or baggy shorts, whether you’re into pink or not at all. Whether you’ve just started riding or never participated in a mountain bike event before. I want you to come, if you love racing to share your passion for riding and pass on that racing bug. You should come if you want to give yourself a challenge, like me – I’ll be getting back on my bike after a baby break, so the more support (emotionally especially) that I can get the better!

And hey, let’s get the boys to come as well! Let them look after the kids – there’s great kids trails at Awaba and they can run a few fun kids races for them. They can help with mechanicals and timing and make sure we won’t have to worry about anything but staying upright on those bikes. Sounds like a plan?

The Carat – The Facts

Track: ~5 km of the most fun single and bush trails
Format: 2 and 3 hours event

The Clarity – Why a timed event?
I find when I ride with women, I’m more motivated and keen to try out new sections and show others my favourite lines as well. There are so many fast and skilled women out there riding and racing that I meet through Rocky Trail Entertainment and they are an absolute inspiration to me. And I find when I do compete in a race, I enjoy the challenge I’m faced with and sometimes it’s a good thing to go out of your comfort zone – life’s too short to keep doing the same thing day in and day out.

The Cuts – Categories

Marquise – Experienced riders – 3 hrs
Experienced in racing scene, you have your eyes set on the podium and will ride in the pointy end of the field

Classic – Confident riders – 3 hrs
You’ve been riding for a while, have done a few races or have an intermediate level of fitness.

Radiant – Up and coming riders – 3 hrs
You are a raw diamond when it comes to MTB or are looking for a non-pressured and friendly race experience. You want to challenge yourself to come, participate and do your best.

Princess – Junior Solo – U15 – 2hrs
This is for the youngest diamonds among us. You like riding, are confident to ride on single trails and perhaps have been in a race before.

Princess -– Junior Solo – U18 – 3hrs
This is for the young diamonds among us. You like riding, are confident to ride on single trails and perhaps have been in a race before.

Emerald – Pairs – 3 hrs Team of 2
Don’t want to do it all by yourself, bring a friend and do it relay-style, you get to rest in between laps.

Hearts – Junior Pairs – 3 hrs
Two little hearts beating for one team. Juniors Team of 2 U18 riders. Relay-style like the Emeralds.

Links:

>> Event Location

>> Event Schedule

>> Blog: Diamonds sparkling into fourth year

>> Blog: Highlights from 2018 event

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