Girls Rock women’s mountain biking organization hosts FREE pre-ride / skills event for female enduro racers; led by local pro Brianne Spiersch

Salinas-based pro rider Brianne with participants from last year’s Race Curious event at Toro Park.

Girls Rock Mountain Biking — a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to support female mountain bikers in the Santa Cruz area — is offering a unique opportunity to pre-ride the California Enduro Series (CES) Toro Enduro course with local pro Brianne Spiersch on Sunday, May 6. The Toro Enduro, presented by CCCX, kicks off the CES 2018 season on Saturday May 26 at Toro Park.

This free Race Curious event is for you if:
– You’ve never tried enduro racing
– You’ve raced enduro before and want to gain confidence, or
– You’ve sign up for the Toro Enduro and want to pre-ride with a pro

During this event, participants will:
– Learn about the enduro race format
– Preview trails that will be part of the May 26 CES event
– Get tips from a pro woman who regularly rides at Toro Park
– Discuss and practice tricky trail features
– Learn how to prepare for and work towards a race

Girls Rock Race Curious

Ride leader Brianne races for Canyon and is stoked for the 2018 enduro season!

Participants will meet at 11am and spend a little time talking about the Enduro racing format, then we’ll ride the trails. Plan on three hours of riding, a few steep hills, and a lot of fun! This FREE event is limited to 12 riders to ensure everyone gets the attention they deserve, so sign up today via eventbrite:

Your ride leader, Brianne Spiersch, is a professional enduro racer and is extremely passionate about getting more women on bikes and mentoring ladies of all ages. She has been riding mountain bikes for the last nine years and started her career as a beginner, working her way through the classes to get to where she is today. You can find out more about Brianne by visiting her site at and following her adventures on Instagram @brilikesbikes.

Girls Rock and its Race Curious program partners with California Enduro Series, a woman-led race series. If you haven’t already registered to race, there is still space so sign up today. The Toro Enduro is a moderate course, perfect for first timers. Come out and see how enduro can be a fun and social race atmosphere! Learn more about the Toro Enduro and sign up at

Check out our article for first time mountain bike racers, authored by the Race Curious program’s very own Sarah Jordan: Ace Your First Mountain Bike Race. The Girls Rock crew ROCKS!

About Girls Rock

Girls Rock’s purpose is to inspire women to participate and gain skills in mountain biking by providing rides and resources that are supportive, social, fun and confidence building.

Girls Rock is an informal women’s mountain biking group based in Santa Cruz, California. It’s not a club or team. There is no membership fee or initiation. You don’t have to join or commit to anything. Just show up! Rides are organized by rider level/ability. Beginners to advanced and everyone in between can join. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other female riders in a casual, friendly environment.

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About California Enduro Series

The California Enduro Series (CES) is a for-riders, by-riders 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote mountain bike enduro racing and riding by establishing and marketing a race series. The ultimate goal is to offer world-class enduro events that everyone from pros to amateurs can enjoy and showcase the amazing locations that make California (and slightly beyond …) one of the best places on earth to mountain bike.

The race series consists of a confederation of independent events created by local and autonomous groups and clubs – with CES providing the support needed to create amazing enduro events. Through CES and individual events, a vibrant, inclusive, and diverse landscape of related events is created for riders of all abilities to enjoy with an emphasis placed on participation.

CES provides a pathway for aspiring athletes to progress from local entry-level events to the world’s top level professional events. CES also provides the opportunity for any and every rider to improve his or her skills and confidence in riding by offering a race series with progressive courses.

The CES schedule takes riders to geographically varied venues ranging from entry-level events that can be planned as day trips, to epic big mountain events in remote settings. CES and each independent event is enthusiastically supported by riders, the bike industry, land managers, and the general public. All embrace the evolution of the enduro format and the enduro athlete.

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