Alaska Huts Association is beyond excited to host our first ever Women’s Mountain Bike Weekend. Spend the weekend empowering other women to get after it on mountain bikes!
The goal of Women’s Mountain Bike Weekend is to promote camaraderie, community, and support among female bike enthusiasts in the South Central Alaska area by bringing them together at Manitoba cabin for a weekend of biking. Alaska Huts Association has partnered with Christina Grande and several other local Anchorage bikers to make this event happen! The weekend includes a day of biking, basic bike maintenance demos, and sauna fun.
Your reservation to Women’s Mountain Bike Weekend includes one night in a Yurt bunk, dinner Saturday night, breakfast and coffee Sunday morning!
Participants must be able to bike in variable terrain. While all levels are welcome, this weekend is not a mountain-biking class; please be prepared to spend all day mountain-biking with minimal guidance or instruction. Gear and bike transportation will not be provided. Please be able to transport your own bike to the trailhead. Carpooling is very encouraged!
- When and Where
We will meet for the weekend at Milepost 48 of the Seward Highway on Saturday July 27th at 9:30-10 AM. We’ll spend the night at Manitoba Cabin and Yurts, and checkout by 11 AM on Sunday July 28th.
- What is included in the cost of my reservation?
Dinner, breakfast and the a bunk at Manitoba!
- What does the itinerary look like?
After meeting in the morning on Saturday, we will have a basic bike maintenance and gear demo then break into skill level groups for the day. We will have a beginner, intermediate and advanced group that will ride on pre-determined trails for the day. We’ll return at the end of the day to Manitoba for dinner and sauna time! Breakfast will be prepared by Huts staff the following morning, with checkout at 11 AM.
We encourage everyone to ride on Sunday as well, but there will be no organized ride.
- Do I need to know how to mountain bike?
We encourage everyone who signs up for Women’s Mountain Bike Weekend to know how to mountain bike – whether you’ve been on 100 rides or 10 rides, we encourage you to feel comfortable on your bike and on the trail. That being said, this is a safe space to learn and push your boundaries.
If you’ve never been mountain biking before, this might not be the right event for you. We will have rides picked out based on skill levels. All rides will be in the Summit Lake Area.
- What should I bring?
Please bring your BIKE, bike tools, a way to transport your bike, a sleeping bag, layers for variable conditions riding, a lunch for Saturday, a bathing suit or towel for the sauna, and be ready to have a great time!
- What does Manitoba offer?
Manitoba is fully outfitted with mattresses on bunks, dishes and utensils in the kitchen, wood for the wood stoves and propane for cooking. There is no electricity, and water is retrieved from Canyon Creek – which is then treated by boiling or filtering means.