And that’s a wrap on Women’s Ride Wednesdays for the season. A massive thank you to all of the riders who came out to enjoy the trails over the last few months. This series wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing feedback and participation we’ve had from our riding community and we are truly blown away by the support. Another massive thank you to the series sponsor Mons Royale. The team at Mons helped us take this dream of creating a vibrant women’s riding community into a reality and we’re continually in awe of their encouragement and support in women’s riding.
For those of you who got in touch and asked for extended social ride nights that everyone could attend, we heard your calls and we are excited to be introducing our autumn social ride series: Thirsty Thursdays brought to you by Wanaka Solar.
We are so stoked to join forces with Wanaka Solar to bring you the Thirsty Thursday series. Wanaka Solar has been a key partner for Bike Glendhu since day 1. Back in the project planning stages, we approached Wanaka Solar asking them to help us make an off the grid bike park.
Dean was eager to be a part of an Epic Bike Park with a real focus on the environment and carbon usage, and we soon started collaborating to deliver an off the grid ‘solar powered’ bike park. They got to work, installing 66 solar panels on our roofs and helping us save nearly 3 tonnes of carbon per year from being released into the environment. They have been an integral part of the Bike Glendhu vision ever since and we’re thrilled to have them on board for our final social series of the season.
Thirsty Thursdays kick off next week on March 17th. Trail passes are $10 with entry from 5 pm – 7 pm (last entry to the park at 6 pm). All ages, abilities and genders are welcomed. Eventually, when we lose enough sun, our Thirsty Thursdays will conveniently merge with our Thursday Night Rides and will last for the rest of the season, weather permitting. If you haven’t given night riding a go yet, you’re in for a treat! We’ve got lots of tips in the pipeline to help you tackle your first night ride safely and comfortably so watch this space.
We’ll see you next week on the 17th for our first Thirsty Thursday ride.