Join us for an awesome weekend of learning new mountain bike skills, riding the epic trail system in Brown County State Park and SO much fun with bad ass women! You will be instructed by professional coaches and meet other amazing women to continue riding with. Your primitive on site camping is included, see you on the trails!
What: Campside Sessions Women’s Mountain Bike Camp
When: Sept. 10-12th, 2021
Where: Brown County State Park Nashville, IN
Who: Awesome rad women who want to have fun, learn skills and mountain bike with other awesome rad women
- Includes your professionally guided skills coaching from the top certified trained coaches for skills and riding, primitive camping on site, swag bag, giveaways, and an amazing freakin’ weekend!
Meal Plan: $125.00
- Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner for Saturday and Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday, we can accommodate for most food allergies, you must give us this information 30 days before the event so our caterer can accommodate, contact us if you have questions!
- Rentals will only be allowed for the full weekend (Saturday-Sunday) as opposed to just Saturday or just Sunday
- Discounted weekend rentals will be $150.00 for Saturday- Sunday (regular rate $190.00)
- Check out our rentals on Brown County Bikes here – We will have more open this fall too!
- If you want a rental make sure to email us first – don’t order the rental online at Brown County Bikes just yet, thank you!
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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! See above we’re working with none other than the amazing Brown County 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! Guess what you can even stay in the same building as the bike shop – Brown County Bikes, check out Brown County Barn Burner. Contact them for availability because they’ve blocked rooms for our group!
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.
Join us for the 2nd annual Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic at Kickapoo State Recreation Area in 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!
Optional morning yoga
9-11:45am Morning skill sessions
1-4pm Afternoon trail rides
Hello women of The Skunkworks Racing Team! Last year we coached you and others in Chicago now we are so excited to take to you our neck of the woods, Brown County State Park! With this day clinic you will get the skills you need to take your riding to the next level. We are excited to guide and coach you on our newest and most advanced and fun trails in Brown County, this means lots of riding and sessioning on the trails in the park together. We will teach you the skills on how to confidently conquer rocks and roots as well as learning the proper technique of getting sweet air on the awesome downhill Hobbs Hollow trail.
*This clinic is only for the Skunkworks Racing Team out of Chicago, if you want a private clinic with your and your team or your best friends let us know and we would be happy to organize an event for you!
Join us for another Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic at Flat Fork Creek Park in Fishers, IN. We will cover the basic skills to get you feeling more confident to take on your next mountain bike adventure! The second half of the clinic we will take your new honed in skills onto the trails! All levels are welcome even if you have never mountain biked! If you need recommendations on bike rental please contact us. We hope you will join us for an awesome day in the park!
You will need to provide or have your own bike, and helmet for the clinic.
UPDATE: You will sign up for the clinic on Fisher’s Park and Recreation website not on the DNK Presents’ website. When you are on the website type in “mountain bike” in the search box on the upper right hand area and the 3 mountain bike clinics will be listed. Please reach out if you have any questions!
Sign up by clicking the link or copying and pasting it in your search box: www.fishers.in.us/DNKwomen
Join us for another Campside Sessions Women’s Mountain Bike Camp weekend with Trek Advocates Kate Nolan and Erin Wells in Ellijay, Georgia at Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way.
Friday March 23rd – 6pm Arrive at Mulberry Gap
Saturday March 24th – 8am-5pm Yoga, Mountain bike skills clinic, lunch, and sessioning on the trails in the afternoon, dinner, and campfire chats that evening
Sunday March 25th 8am-1pm Yoga, more skills, and move to the trails, have lunch, pack up and head home
*Meals and lodging need to be made separately with Mulberry Gap
Sign up on our sister company’s website, Campside Sessions here: https://www.campsidesessions.com/events/mulberry-gap-ga
Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way is tucked away in the midst of Chattahoochee National Forest in northwest Georgia, the states’ designated “Mountain Bike Capital”.
By: Kate Nolan
What an exciting year it’s been! My heart is full of gratitude. Earlier this year, my wife, Danielle and I put together an amazing contest for women, the DNK Presents Women’s Adventure Contest. Four women were selected from out of 60 nominations and were taken on an epic four day adventure. A big thank you is owed to Trek Bikes and The Bike Line Indianapolis, who were excited to support this adventure. Their sponsorships made sure our winners had great bikes. Trek Lush full suspension to be exact, and Bontrager mountain bike kits and helmets. An outpouring of support came from many local companies, like Rusted Moon Outfitters, Big Woods Brewery, Central Restaurant Products, Enviro-Max, and Upland Brewing, just to name a few, along with big name, Athleta; our winners were outfitted with great gear. We filmed the adventure, sharing our winners’ stories through a documentary, Live Adventurously.
Shortly after the contest, I found out I was nominated to be a Trek Women’s Advocate by Charlie Revard of The Bike Line and Colin Kuchy of Trek Bicycles. What an amazing honor! I cried when Charlie told me, remembering my first mountain bike, a Trek 920. That bike gave me a new sense of freedom and of self. It came at a time when I was overcoming the loss of my mother to breast cancer. It opened up a community of great people, fun races and awesome social events. It gave me new adventures, new opportunities and hope.
Then, I discovered I had to apply and that they were only going to select 55 women, so I crossed all my fingers and toes and sat down to complete the application. When Amanda called from Trek, I was so excited and so nervous, I think I called her Amber. Lucky for me, she laughed it off and I was still selected as one of the 55 Trek Women’s Advocates out of over 250 applicants. Of course, I cried again; what a complete honor to be a member of the Trek team.
We were all invited to Trek Headquarters in Waterloo, for the Trek Women’s Summit. No big deal, only press from 7 countries, dinner at John Burke’s home and drinks, dinner and riding with Gary Fisher, the founder of the modern day mountain bike and mountain biking pioneer. I don’t think there was a moment that I wasn’t smiling. Seriously, smiling in my sleep, I am sure of it.
Trek selected and brought together some of the most amazing women I have ever met… Candace Shadley – founder of the Trek Dirt Series and all around badass, Sally Marchand Collins – fellow Hoosier and a personal inspiration and mentor, and so many others like fellow mountain bike instructors and guides, Erin Blackiston Wells from Muddy Pedals in Baltimore and Dee Turner – PMBIA Instructor and guide in Alberta, Canada.
Amanda Schulze, Trek Women’s Business Manager, put together an amazing week which made us all feel like part of the Trek family from the moment we arrived: Special gift bags filled with the latest from Bontrager, the cocktail reception with Gary Fisher and being greeted by John Burke in the entrance of his home. I felt like part of something so much greater. Before dinner, John addressed us from the top of his coffee table and discussed how important it is to do the right thing and he’s made that his commitment and the Trek commitment – even when it’s not the most economically expedient path. Trek has lead the way in the bike industry and knows that women want a competitive edge, as well as a bike that looks good, fits and performs. Look at what they’ve done for women’s mountain bike racing and developing role models, like Trek racers Rachel Atherton, Emily Batty and Katie Compton. I’m so honored, proud and thankful to be part of Trek’s first ever women’s advocate program.
My plan for 2016-2017 is to build a women’s biking community in Indianapolis. I’m going to have monthly rides the first Tuesday of each month as well as four clinics and of course one big event. We’ve already kicked things off with a Trek Women’s Ride at the Brown County Epic, a Trek Women’s Halloween Ride on Nebo Trail in Story, Indiana and Trek Women’s Night Ride at Fort Harrison State Park. Please check out my upcoming events and join me for some of these rad events and rides.
Join us for your next adventure!
When: June 15th 5:30-7pm
Where: Monon Center, Central Park in Carmel, IN
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When: June 24-26
Where: Morgan Monre State Forest
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When: July 9-10
Where: Morgan Monroe State Forest
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Awesome shot of our women’s adventure contest winners! We had an amazing weekend in the woods with these women. Stay tuned to hear about their experience.
Pictured (left to right) Sally Marchand Collins, Candice Baggett, Ali Lemberg, Kate Nolan, Danielle Wolter Nolan, Michele Lorbieski Anderson, Kelsey Steuer
You can still support the Women’s Adventure Contest Documentary by donating on our website here!
Congratulations Blake and Jen Weishaar for winning our adventure backpack trip for 2 in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Adventure prize package. We will see them both in June for their first backpack trip in Indiana!
Did you see us on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick?
Watch the full clip on their website!
Interested in learning more about corporate adventure retreats, health and wellness or on boarding programs? Contact us to learn more!