Manawatū Dirt Divas

Who’s a Dirt Diva?

If you’re a woman or a girl and you ride a mountain bike, then you’re a Dirt Diva!

Manawatū Dirt Divas is the women’s sub-group of the MMBC. It is especially for women and girls in the Manawatū and surrounding areas who are already (or want to get) into mountain biking. Dirt is better.

Our mission is simple: To get more women and girls riding mountain bikes.

We facilitate:

  • Social rides in Manawatū and away.
  • Women’s only events for various riding styles and abilities.
  • Coaching and development opportunities.
  • Social events.

Upcoming events

May the Fourth Be With You!

The Manawatū Dirt Divas’ Frocks on Shocks event falls on Saturday May the 4th this year so get ready for Stars Wars and all things Sci Fi.

A fun, relaxed cross country relay event just for women and girls (over the age of 10) to celebrate International Women’s MTB Day (first Saturday each May).

Riders will complete as many laps of a non-technical loop trail (15-30 mins) as they can in three hours. Suitable for competent beginners and above (Grade 2 trails). This year we’ve also added a slightly more technical option for part of the lap for those wanting a bit more of a challenge.

Categories: Hans Solo (Single rider), R2D2 (Pairs), C3PO (Teams of 3 or 4 riders), Amidala & Leia (Mother-Daughter pairs). If you want to ride in a pair/team but don’t have anyone to ride with, please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll try to help. No e-bikes please for safety reasons.

Come dressed in your best Star Wars or other Sci Fri finery AND bring along some snacks to share (we’ll provide the bananas).

When and where: Event HQ is at top (Scott’s Road) carpark so ride up Back Track from the end of Kahuterawa Rd (30-45 mins) or drive up Scott’s Road. The race will begin at 12pm so get there in time to put on those costumes and tart yourself up! Mandatory briefing at 11.45am.

Cost: $20 per person – except for Mother-Daughter teams who are $15 per person.

Enter in the first week (by 8 April) and go in the draw for a free Dirt Divas t-shirt!

Prize-giving at Arapuke starting at 3.30pm. Prizes for Category Winners, Best Dressed, Best Dressed Team, plus Spot prizes.

Email us at [email protected]

Register now!

Follow us on social media

We post lots of information – especially about events – on Facebook and Instagram. Our Facebook group is also a great place to ask for advice, invite others to join you when you’re headed out on a ride and share your ride pics!



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