The MTB Chicks is a fun and informal mountain biking group for women of all ages and skill levels. The MTBchicks is a subgroup of OMBA, so it is included in your membership. It is a great way for women to improve their riding and confidence in a supportive atmosphere. Whether you are after some female buddies to ride with, want to get more confident on the bike, explore new areas, or just want to have fun riding, come along to one of our many activities.
- Bi-weekly mountain bike rides at Camp Fortune
- Regular mountain bike rides around the Ottawa area (approximately every 2-3 weeks, mostly on the weekend)
- Social outings
If you have any questions you can send them to:
mtbchicks ‘at’ ottawamba.org
(no email link = no spam)
Make sure to join our Facebook group too!
Ride and Event Schedule
Meet for all rides 15 minutes before the start time so we are ready to start rolling on time.
Bi-weekly women’s ride
Weeknight women’s rides coincide with the regular OMBA group rides and start at the same time. If the regular group ride is cancelled, the MTB Chicks ride will be as well. We aim to give 24 hrs notice in case of cancellation. If you are not an OMBA member, please print out and sign a waiver form before each ride. If you come out for more than 1 or 2 rides, you should be purchasing an OMBA membership.
South March Highlands
Location: Main trail head at Second line and Klondike Rd. in Kanata @ at 6:45 to ride for 7:00
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Ride Leaders: Maggie and Sabra
Dates: June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10
Kanata is technical, so get ready to love some roots and rocks, but all levels welcome, and there will be two groups based on speed/technical ability.
Location: The main Camp Fortune parking lot in front of the first aid shack @ at 6:30 to ride for 6:45
Every 4th Thursday of the month.
Ride Leaders: Lily and Sascha
Dates: May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26
If you are an intermediate or aspiring intermediate rider looking to up your game and take on some rocks and roots, this is the ride for you! You must have a Camp Fortune ride pass to participate in this ride. We’ll split into groups based on number of ride leaders and attendance.
Monthly Rides – WOMEN ONLY
These are just the formally organised events/rides for the season. Many women use the Ottawa MTB chicks facebook page to plan informal rides, so we encourage you to join to make the most of the riding season!
Limerick Group Ride
Date/Time: Saturday May 4, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
All ride levels
Meet at 10:15 at the Pit to start riding at 10:30 am
These trails dry out first in the Ottawa area, so it is always worth the drive early in the season to bike on the singletrack. Beginner singletrack–flowy, sandy, with some climbing. We’ll be breaking up into groups based on skill level and pace. Carpooling will be arranged via email/Facebook. This ride will be followed by a tailgate party in the parking lot and gear swap/sell. Bring something throw on the BBQ and snacks to share!
Larose Group Ride
Date/Time: Sunday June 9, 2019 @ 11 am
Meet at 10:45 at the Pavilion on Indian Creek Road to start riding at 11:00 am
All ride levels. Larose is fun, flowy and sandy, with minimal elevation. Mosquitoes and weather permitting, folks are encouraged to stay for a picnic lunch. Note that you must be an OMBA member to ride Larose.
Camp Fortune Enduro Ride
Date/Time: Saturday August 3, 2019 @ 10 AM
Come dip your toe into the Enduro side of Fortune. This will be a rollicking intro to Enduro day with rocks roots, and maybe even some drops/jumps –and definitely some laughs!
Mont St. Marie
Date/Time: Sunday September 29, 2019 @ 11 AM
We will split into a minimum of 2 groups (intermediate and advanced). Expected ride length: 2 hours. A base level of fitness is required for this ride, as MSM is gloriously hilly. One group will do Ttop, Stout, Porter, Lugtread/Growler and Lake Loop (Intermediate). The other group will do Ttop, Pilsner, Lager, and Lake loop (Advanced). Bring your lunch and a bathing suit (if you’re brave :))!