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Campside Sessions Women’s Mountain Bike Camp Virginia

Get all the details and sign up on our sister site Campside Sessions here! 

Join us for an awesome weekend of riding and mountain bike skills in Stokesville, VA. You will be instructed by professional coaches and meet other amazing women to continue riding with. Your meals and primitive on site camping is included, see you on the trails!

When: Oct. 23-25

Where: Stokesville, VA Campground

Who: Awesome rad women who want to learn skills and mountain bike with other awesome rad women

Learn more and sign up on our sister website Campside Sessions!

Copy and past the link in your browser: https://www.campsidesessions.com/events/stokesville-va-2020

 

 

FAQ:

I’ve never ridden a mountain bike or I’m pretty new, can I come?

Absofreakinlutely! We invite ALL levels of riders to come and participate. When you sign up we have you fill out a questionnaire to place you in a group based on your skill level. We have had women start out in the beginner groups and now coming into year 3 we have seen them advance to the higher groups, which is super exciting!

If I need a bike can I rent one?

Yes we always partner with a shop for discount rental bikes!

Do I have to camp with everyone?

No you do not, you can stay wherever you like! We always give that option for people who want to camp on site with us but we are happy to give you other recommendations on places to stay – sometimes there are cabins or rooms on site as well!

I’m coming with my friends will I be in the same group as them?

Maybe, maybe not. While you ride with your friends all the time at home you might be best suited to be in a different group as them for our camp. It is important for us to give you the best tools and skills you need to be successful to continue riding more confidently and comfortably. Our coaches and staff are professionally trained through PMBIA or ICP and we have done this for years with in our own businesses and for over 3 years with Campside Sessions. There are times once you are in your group we may move you but we will always discuss this with you first.

I have a strict diet can you accommodate me?

We can cover vegetarian, gluten free. If you have sever allergies or other dietary restrictions we due recommend bringing your own food. While we wish we could accommodate every person’s request many times we are in remote locations for our camps and the caterers or food options are very limited.

What is the refund policy?

If you have to cancel first you can always transfer your ticket to another camp within that calendar year. 30 days out full refund after that we do not offer refunds due to paying for permits, insurance, coaches, meals, etc.

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Campside Sessions Women’s Mountain Bike Camp Brown County

Get all the details and sign up on our sister site Campside Sessions here! 

Join us for an awesome weekend of riding and mountain bike skills in Brown County State Park. You will be instructed by professional coaches and meet other amazing women to continue riding with. Your meals and primitive on site camping is included, see you on the trails!

When: Sept. 18-20

Where: Brown County State Park Nashville, IN

Who: Awesome rad women who want to learn skills and mountain bike with other awesome rad women

Learn more and sign up on our sister website Campside Sessions!

Copy and past the link in your browser: https://www.campsidesessions.com/events/brown-county-in-2020

 

 

FAQ:

I’ve never ridden a mountain bike or I’m pretty new, can I come?

Absofreakinlutely! We invite ALL levels of riders to come and participate. When you sign up we have you fill out a questionnaire to place you in a group based on your skill level. We have had women start out in the beginner groups and now coming into year 3 we have seen them advance to the higher groups, which is super exciting!

If I need a bike can I rent one?

Yes we always partner with a shop for discount rental bikes!

Do I have to camp with everyone?

No you do not, you can stay wherever you like! We always give that option for people who want to camp on site with us but we are happy to give you other recommendations on places to stay – sometimes there are cabins or rooms on site as well!

I’m coming with my friends will I be in the same group as them?

Maybe, maybe not. While you ride with your friends all the time at home you might be best suited to be in a different group as them for our camp. It is important for us to give you the best tools and skills you need to be successful to continue riding more confidently and comfortably. Our coaches and staff are professionally trained through PMBIA or ICP and we have done this for years with in our own businesses and for over 3 years with Campside Sessions. There are times once you are in your group we may move you but we will always discuss this with you first.

I have a strict diet can you accommodate me?

We can cover vegetarian, gluten free. If you have sever allergies or other dietary restrictions we due recommend bringing your own food. While we wish we could accommodate every person’s request many times we are in remote locations for our camps and the caterers or food options are very limited.

What is the refund policy?

If you have to cancel first you can always transfer your ticket to another camp within that calendar year. 30 days out full refund after that we do not offer refunds due to paying for permits, insurance, coaches, meals, etc.

 

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Kickapoo Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic

Join us for the 3rd annual Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic at Kickapoo State Recreation Area in Illinois! We skipped last year but we are back this year and are so excited to offer this women’s mountain bike camp at the awesome park in Oakwood, Illinois. The park has recently expanded and improved their trail systems and we plan on shredding the trails after honing in on our skills we go over in the morning together.

This is an all levels clinic, if you are brand new to mountain biking or have been riding for a while and want to get more confident on the trails we would love to have you join us this June! If you need a rental bike contact us so we can help you secure a bike for the day.

Day Schedule

Optional morning yoga

9-11:45am Morning skill sessions

12pm Lunch

1-4pm Afternoon trail rides

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Bikepacking Series

DNK Presents Bikepacking Series

Mission: To provide a safety- in- numbers experience for men and women interested in bikes, camping, and ultimately bikepacking! By organizing a series of events with decreasing levels of support, we hope to break down barriers of cost, experience, community, and anything else that keeps you from trying something new! 

The Plan: 3 events to foster growth into a rugged, experienced bike packer, ready to take on more mileage and less civilization. The terrain: off road, gravel to actual mountain bike trails. This is not a ‘touring’ trip. 

 Meet Your Guides:

Tiffany “Hutch” Hutchens:

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Hutch DNK Guide

Tiffany “Hutch” Hutchens is a level two IMBA certified mountain bike coach who fully embraces the entertainment facet of teaching. “If I can paint a picture in your head that makes you laugh, then you’re going to remember how to execute the skill.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Chernivsky “Comrad” 

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Kate Chernivsky DNK Presents Guide

Growing up Kate’s adventurous spirit was cultivated in an incubator rich in road trips, bikes, camping, climbing in trees, and being in the woods.

In her adult like Kate’s love for bikes was solidified when she realized they were a threshold from the world of the ordinary into a world of mystery, excitement and remoteness from everyday life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 1-3, 2020 Hoosier National Forest (southern end) Tell City, IN minimal gear required on-bike. 2 nights, distance each day 20-30 miles, support vehicle with camp gear and meal at sleep spot. Make own handlebar bag campfire activity!

What to Expect: 5-7 hours of riding per day. Two pace groups will probably form but nobody will be left behind. This is not a race and we want to emphasize the joy of the journey- both through nature and community. Plan to bring minimal bike gear and minimal camping gear. Bring favorite bike food but dinner and breakfast will be provided (to cook). Expect to need 200 calories for every hour (7 hr/day) on the bike. Also need to be able to carry 3 liters of water (in mild temps). Plan to bring 1 warm weather outfit and 1 cold/wet weather outfit, head to toes.

Required Gear: You will need your own bike that you are familiar with riding, both for physical and mechanical preparation! A mountain bike will be best for this Bikepacking event. A road bike will NOT work, a gravel bike would possibly work, a full suspension or hard trail suspension mountain bike will be best for this event. A water bottle, electrolytes, snacks and the proper clothing, i.e. padded shorts, proper shoes clipless or flat soled shoes, technical material for clothing is recommended to stay comfortable while riding. Everything else can be rented or borrowed.

Anything from a short travel full suspension mountain bike or off-road gravel rigid frame will work for these trips. Keep in mind we will be on multi use rugged trail, gravel, and paved roads at times. You will definitely need knobby tires. Gear ratios for steep terrain and some suspension will be greatly appreciated by your body. These routes have been vetted on a fully rigid gravel bike, so pick your level of suffering.

 

Tentative Future Dates:

June 26-28, 2020 Land Between the Lakes Grand Rivers, KY all individual gear needed, group dinner, 2 nights, distance 30-40 miles each day. Trip planning for 3rd outing.

Sept 24- 27, 2020 undecided all individual gear needed including food. 2-3 nights, distance over 100 miles total.

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Women’s Intro Backpacking

Join us for an overnight adventure in beautiful Shades State Park. This trip is for those who are really new to camping, hiking and backpacking. This trip is very beginner friendly but at the same time will give you a good taste of what backpacking and “roughing it” is really like! We will hike along the backpacking trail a moderate 2.5 miles, to the backcountry area, set up camp, learn how to filter water, cook in the backcountry, hang food, learn the principles of Leave No Trace and so much more! After the weekend you will feel more confident to take on your next adventure!

Please read on to answer some questions that you might have for this trip!

Gear: DNK Presents provides gear on a first come first serve basis so sign up soon!

Cost: Includes backcountry meals for Saturday evening and Sunday morning. You will need to have breakfast before you arrive and pack your lunch for Saturday.

Not included in cost:  Fee to get into the state park, $7 for in state and $9 for out of state.

Other important info:

*If you are an hour or more late for the start time of the trip you will forfeit your spot for the adventure and will not receive a refund.

*Communication will be done through email for this trip from Danielle@dnkpresents.com, you will receive more trip details and information closer to the event date, please do not comment on Facebook posts about this trip, the best way to get all the details is through email, thank you!

 

Equipment DNK Presents can provide on a first come first serve basis, sign up early to make sure we have equipment if you need it: 

60 Liter Backpack

Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Pad

Tent (2 person)

Backcountry cookware

*Food is provided for everyone (dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday, lunch Sunday). All of the backpacking food is vegetarian, we can accommodate for most food allergies if we are notified far enough in advance. You will share food with a partner for the weekend and carry that food in your packs for the weekend, the food is dehydrated and bagged separately.

The full gear list for the weekend below, you will need to pack your lunch for Saturday afternoon.

 

Gear list and recommended clothing:

Tent or hammock (we can also provide)

Flashlight/headlamp

Extra batteries for flashlight/headlamp

Snacks/Extra food (fruit is not recommended because it is heavy and leaves waste behind, granola bars or dried fruit, trail mix is great)

Lunch for Saturday afternoon i.e. any sand which, PB&J, cheese.crackers,

Extra Clothes, Layers (dry fit, wool or technical – cotton is NOT recommended because once it gets wet it stays wet)

2 filled water bottles (Nalgene size 32 oz. at least or 64 oz. total) OR water bladder ***Come with it filled

Whistle

Insect Repellent

Hat

Gators (for shoes – optional)

Trekking poles (optional)

Sunburn Preventative

Hand Sanitizer

Zip lock baggies for storage of items like snacks, food or trash,

Bathroom “Kit” – large zip lock bag, wipes, hand sanitizer – you may want to duck tape the outside of your waste bag or use a dark bag

Baby wipes or face wipes

Camp shoes (cheap pair of flip flops to wear when we get to the camp site area)

Hiking boots (highly recommended)

Extra socks

Rain Gear (jacket, poncho, rain pants) – Always a good idea even if the forecast does not call for it

Band-Aids’, other First Aide items you may need (DNK has First Aid Kit)

Personal items

 
Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time.
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Knot Tying Workshop, DNK Presents, Health and Wellness

Online Knot Tying Workshop

Join us for our first online training working with one our Guidesses, Katy Aiello! Katy is the expert knot woman on our team and she’s going to share 6 of the best knots for you to know in the backcountry including, square knot, bowline, sheet bend, clove hitch, trucker’s hitch, and the taut line hitch.
 
Sign up for free here to get the details before and after the workshop and get our follow along fun knot worksheet! 
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Ways to Stay Adventurous and Healthy During COVID-19

Join us in a Daily DNK adventure, share on social for your chance to win!

As we go through these unprecedented times, things are changing daily even hourly. We have taken on a new routine with having our son at home full time with us, DNK Presents planned trips on hold, we are still figuring out our “new normal” and how we can remain healthy during these times. I’ve listed some things that you and your family can do right now.

  1. Hiking/Running/Walking – Some parks are still open, the weather is getting warmer and it’s a great time to get outside. Check to make sure the trails and parks are open in your area before venturing out, with the Hiking Project (app) you can find trails in your area.
  2. Camping – Have your spring break trips been cancelled? You can still have fun in the outdoors and it’s something you can do with the whole family. Springtime means less bugs, cooler temperatures and sometimes fewer crowds. If going to a campground isn’t an option for you try camping in your own backyard or even in your living room. We could all use something else fun to do inside with the kids, am I right?!
  3. Biking – Road, gravel, trail – Choose a trail close to home and one you have been on before.
  4. Tree or spring flower identification – Have fun doing something fun and different in the outdoors with your family.
  5. Plant a garden – You can order seeds online and have fresh fruit and home-grown vegetables this summer and fall.

Do you have other ideas? Let us know in the comments! Starting today join us in sharing your #dailyDNKadventure by posting a photo or video of what you are doing to stay adventurous and healthy during this time. Make sure to use the hashtag #dailyDNKAdventure and tag DNK Presents on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to be considered to win some prizes like one of our new Buffs (neckware) and some sweet DNK Presents stickers. We will be picking our favorite photos and videos and will be selecting winners randomly!

One our Sedona trip participant’s daughters, Hensley rocking the DNK Presents Buff!

Remember when going outdoors during this time make sure to go to an area close to home, it’s best not to try a completely new trail in a new park, always tell someone where you are going if you are going alone, do not go out if you are feeling sick, stay a safe distance away from people if you see others out on the trails, avoid any unnecessary risk and have fun out there!

Mountain Biker Tips

P.S. Here is a note from Kate and specifically for all the mountain bikers.

– Ride only if you don’t have symptoms

– Ride only with members of your household

– Keep a distance of 6 feet between other riders and while greeting or passing others on the trail

– Ride close to home to avoid spreading the virus

– Ride safely, don’t try any new jumps or drops – avoid any hospital trips

– Wash your hands when you come back home 

Stay stoked, be safe and remain healthy!  

We could all use a good laugh right now, if you haven’t seen our latest video on Leave No Trace, check it out here!

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Big South Fork 2019

Big South Fork Women’s Backpacking

Join us for this beginner/moderate Women’s Backpacking Adventure in The Big South Fork National Recreation Area in Oneida, Tennessee! We will begin the trip on Friday at 1pm EST and finish by Sunday 12pm-ish. The entire weekend will be about 12 miles, there is about 700 ft. of elevation fall on Friday and 7oo ft. of elevation rise on the final day, Sunday. The terrain is all single track trail and rugged. Friday night we will backpack in to Charit Creek and be at a beautiful primitive site along the creek, about a 2 mile hike in. The next day we will hike along Charit Creek Trail, set up camp along the beautiful creek again, then day hike to breathtaking Slave Falls and incredible rock shelters, and caves along the trail. Sunday morning we will wake up and hike back up to see the Twin Arches and then to the trailhead.

This trip you will learn the basics of backpacking including how to filter water, read a map, cook in the backcountry, hang food, and have an amazing time in an absolutely beautiful part of the country. We hope you will join us for this awesome weekend we have planned!

Trip Itinerary:

Adventure begins Friday March 20th 1pm exact meeting location will be sent out

Adventure ends Sunday March 22nd 

 

Cost does not include: 

Transportation to and from starting location

Travel insurance

The gear listed below that is not *

 

Cost does include: 

Professionally trained women guides

Backcountry meals including: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch (if needed)

Gear if needed (limited quantities available) 62L Backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, 2 person shared Tent, camp stove, fuel

Commercial backcountry permits for The Big South Fork Recreation Area

An opportunity to learn from super rad outdoor women guides about backpacking in a small group setting with other like minded women!

 

Gear list and recommended clothing:

Gear with a * is available and included in your cost on a first come first serve basis! Sign up early if you need this gear so we can accommodate your needs!

*Backpack

*Sleeping Bag

*Sleeping Pad

*2 – person shared Tent

*Camp stove fuel

*Camp stove, Jet Boil etc.

Hammock (if you do not have a tent)

Pan or pot for cooking

Flashlight/headlamp

Extra batteries (for headlamp)

Matches or lighter

“Mess kit” i.e. plate, bowl, fork, spoon, knife

Instant coffee packets or tea if you like

Snacks/Extra food (standard fruit i.e., apples, oranges are NOT recommended because they are heavy and there is waste, trial mix, granola bars, etc. are better)

Extra clothes, layers (dry fit, wool or technical – cotton is NOT recommended because once it gets wet it stays wet)

2 filled water bottles (64 oz. total) or water or hydration bladder filled (2 liters at least)

Whistle

Insect Repellent

Hat

Gators (for shoes – optional)

Trekking poles (optional)

Sunburn Preventative

Bathroom “kit”  large zip lock bag, or dark zip lock bag, wipes, hand sanitizer, trowels will be available

Baby wipes or face wipes

Zip lock bags for small items

Large Zip lock bags and/or plastic bags for carrying out your trash

Camp shoes (cheap pair of flip flops to wear when we get to the camp site area)

Hiking boots (highly recommended)

Extra socks

Rain Gear (jacket, poncho, rain pants)

Sunglasses

Band-Aids’, other First Aide items you may need (DNK has First Aid Kit)

Personal items

*DNK Presents provides if you have requested

We ask that you carry any medications you may need. Please notify us of any known allergies food or otherwise, medications or medical conditions your guides should be aware of. 

 

To learn more about The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, check out the link here: https://www.nps.gov/biso/index.htm

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Sedona Women’s Mountain Bike Camp

Join us for the DNK Presents Women’s Mountain Bike Camp in Sedona, AZ! Learn how to shred the trails with Trek Bicycle Women’s Advocates and certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBIA) Kate Nolan along with other certified coaches and advocates Charlotte Batty, and Michelle Thiry for this epic weekend in the red rocks. A weekend to focus on yourself, in the great outdoors with other inspiring women.

We will guide you through skill sessions based on your riding level in the morning and then lead you on rides through the beautiful red rocks in the afternoon.  You will leave with incredible knowledge, more confidence and skills to take to the trails and making lasting friendships.

The clinic will take place at the Posse Ground Bike Park area, the afternoon rides will take place on the trails around the property and beyond in beautiful Sedona, AZ!

Early Bird Price lasts until Dec. 31st at $295.00 

Full price of $350.00 starts January 1st

Included in Cost:

-Skills taught by professional and the raddest coaches on the planet (we think so!)

-Intimate small group experience to learn, have fun and connect with other like minded women

-Saturday lunch, Saturday night pizza party, Sunday lunch

 

Example Itinerary:

Check in Friday evening or Saturday morning

8am Optional yoga

9am Announcements, bike set up

9:30-12pm Drills and Skills

12-1pm Lunch

1:30-4pm Group rides on the trails

 

*We have a group rate available at The Sedona Reál Inn and Suites March 13-15, 2020 under DNK Presents the rates are listed below

https://www.sedonareal.com/ 

Traditional double queen or king room                  $167.20 per night, plus tax

Double Queen Suite                                                       $183.20 per night, plus tax

Double Queen Suite with patio/deck                      $199.20 per night, plus tax

Royal King Suite                                                                $207.20 per night, plus tax

Royal King Suite with patio/deck                               $223.20 per night, plus tax

Royal 1 ½ bedrooms King bed/Queen bed            $247.20 per night, plus tax

*We have the following rates at  The Inn of Sedona as well!

Single/Double: Net-$229 per night + tax
Triple: Net-$249 per night + tax
Quad: Net-$269 per night + tax

 

Not included in cost:

-Plane tickets or travel to the Sedona, AZ

-Travel insurance

– Bike Rentals but discounted bike rentals are available on a first come first serve basis, please contact Over the Edge Sports (928) 282-1106 for rental equipment. 

 

Learn how to ride the break-taking red rocks of Sedona Arizona, meet other like-minded amazing outdoor women, and make lasting friendships and memories along the way. We hope to meet you this spring!

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We hope you join us for an awesome women’s mountain bike camp in Sedona, AZ this fall! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

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Wild Women’s Hike

Join us for our sweetheart Galentine’s Wild Women’s Hike! We will meet at the entrance of the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana. We will be pairing this hike with the WinterBliss Wellness Retreat taking place at the Abe Martin Lodge, any one attending the retreat can join in the hike as part of the schedule. Those not attending the retreat can also join – it’s open to all!
We will hike the Trail 2 loop, we will get on Trail 3 for a bit since Trail 2 is partly under construction. This will be about 3 miles with about 300 ft. of elevation gain and loss. The trail is mostly single track and the terrain is rugged.
Please dress for the weather, wear layers, wear hiking boots or a sturdy shoe, bring a pack with water, snacks, and whatever else you might need.
*This hike is kid friendly but there is over 350 ft. of elevation gain and loss, the trail is mostly single track with uneven terrain. If your child is used to that kind of difficulty and length then we would love to have them along.
*For this hike we ask that you leave your furry friends at home, look for a special guided hike in 2020 that you can bring your pup to!
*We focus most of our events for women only to empower more women to feel more confident in the outdoors and to create a more equal playing field for women recreating! We know to move to needle for women we need include men and those who are gender fluid in the conversation. Women and allies are welcome and invited 😍🥾
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