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Ridelab Women’s mountain bike festival roars back for year two

Bailey Goldstone at RideLab 2023

After a successful launch in 2023, Ridelab women’s mountain bike festival is coming back to Squamish, B.C. for a second year. The three day festival offers community, learning and guided riding for women

Ridelab year two returns to Squamish on May 13-17, 2024.

The festival features three days of guided rides around Squamish’s legendary trail network. These are led by certified guides in groups of similar ability riders. There’s groups for all levels of rider, from beginner to pro, as well as for aMTB, led by Bowhead, and eMTB groups. Along with learning and riding, Ridelab states its “Goal is to foster connection among women riders while exploring this mecca of trails.”

Bailey Goldstone is returning to Ridelab for 2024. Photo: Rona Nash.

Along with coaches and guides, Ridelab attracted a solid list of guest riders to help mentor and inspire others. in 2023, that included Hannah Bergemann, Andreané Lanthier Nadeau, Flo Espineira, Jade Blouin-Comeau, Lucy Van Eesteren, Bailey Goldstone, iconic Olympian Katarina Nash. Several are already confirmed to return for 2024.

Ridelab offers four nights of camping in a central event village. That area also includes vendors, demo bikes, beverages and hosts tech talks in the evening and yoga in the morning. There’s music and films to keep the party going into the evening.

Ridelab 2023 Wrap Video

Here’s what Ridelab has to say about its 2024 event:

After a successful event last year, it was a no brainer that it needed to come back. RIDELAB will take place on the land of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw May 13-17th in Squamish, British Columbia. In addition to 3 great riding days, good vibes, the event will also offer bike demos, tech talks, panel discussions, live music and a camping retreat. It’s a great opportunity to connect with like-minded women with a shared passion for mountain biking in a safe and inclusive setting. BC is one of the most amazing places in the world to ride mountain bikes, join the party and find yourself in a welcoming, inclusive, supportive environment that is guaranteed to be a lot of fun.

Bowhead is expanding aMTB’s presence at Ridelab. Photo: Andrea Heath

RIDELAB is honoured to have partnered with Bowhead Corporation and lead by Adaptive Rider Sierra Roth to help more 3 wheel riders participate in the event. Our Adaptive Rider participation has doubled at RIDELAB for 2024… Now that’s big growth! RIDELAB is…

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