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Our goal: To encourage more women and girls to ride and race!

The Queens of Dirt racing team, based in Bellingham, Washington, aims to get more women and girls into dirt sports, specifically mountain biking and cyclocross. We run a popular mountain bike camp each summer, cyclocross clinics come fall, and other cycling and trail-building events throughout the year, for women and girls of all levels. Come ride with us! And consider joining our Queens of Dirt race team or club: QOD Application.

News & Events

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March
Trail Maintenance Day on Galbraith

Our team helps run several trail maintenance events each year to help care for, improve, or create trails on Galbraith Mountain in Bellingham. We work with crew leaders from the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition's (WMBC) Trail Adoption Plan program -- one of whom is our own team member and trail-maintenance guru Javon Smith -- and help coordinate work on the Miranda and Ridge Trails, which our title sponsor, Jack's Bicycle Center, oversees. Come join the fun March 25 -- meet other riders while providing some love for our local trails. Hot chocolate, snacks, tools, and good company included.

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May
Port Gamble XC race

Come join the Queens of Dirt for the first race of the NW Epic Series, an amazing cross-country mountain bike race series in Washington State. The Port Gamble course offers a wonderful assortment of fun, flowy singletrack in a beautiful setting. QOD teammates will race in the 30- and 60-mile races. Hope to see you out there!

Welcome new sponsors!

QOD is excited to announce several new sponsors for the 2017 season: Breakthrough Nutrition (makers of NBS Nutrition preload, hydration, and recovery products), Apex Chiropractic and Rehab (and bike fit-expert Dr. Adam Phaneuf), and Bank of the Pacific (a bank with a strong community focus, and 17 branches in Washington and Oregon)! Thanks so much for your support!

We are also thrilled to receive ongoing support from our other sponsors, including Jack's Bicycle Center, Liv Cycling USA, Liet Unlimited, Kulshan Brewing, RRAD, Tifosi Optics, Continental Tires, Clif, Giro, Performance Health NW, and Louis Garneau. Thanks to all sponsors for helping us get more women and girls on bikes!

Join the 2017 Queens of Dirt Mountain Bike Camp

Our wildly popular QOD Women's Mountain Bike Weekend aims to empower women and girls (from beginner to advanced riders) to be self-sufficient mountain bikers with an emphasis on fun, safe progressions and a well-rounded understanding of not just technical riding skills, but also bike and trail maintenance.

The event, created by women for women, draws more than 40 participants and nearly a dozen professional mountain bike coaches and racers from across North America, including Angi Weston (Kona), Lindsey Voreis (Liv Ladies AllRide), Meredith Brandt (Grit Clinics), and Katie Holden (Liv Cycling).

The weekend features a hands-on maintenance clinic, 10 hours of professional skills coaching, a Saturday night after-party with games, awards, and a raffle, a mini trail-build clinic by the WMBC president, demo bikes, and lots of goodies.

Mark your calendar, and CLICK HERE for more information and a detailed description of the clinic.