PRESENTED BY NORCAL AND OREGON LEAGUES
LEADERSHIP AND COACHING – HOW DO WE REACH OUR POTENTIAL WHILE
HOLDING AUTHENTICITY AT THE FOREFRONT?
We have the power to change the way our future generations of girls experience this world, and we’re excited to collaborate and share conversations with women around the country to discuss just how to do that. The NICA Women’s Gathering is an immersive event bringing together women to share wisdom, find inspiration, and connect around best practices for being leaders and mentors in the mountain biking world.
Our mornings will include yoga sessions and group conversations, followed by lunch and an afternoon of guided and shuttled mountain bike rides on some of Oregon’s best trails. Attendees will have options to choose between a couple different ride options and we’re confident you’ll be happy with the choices provided. Evenings are a time to recharge and do your own exploration.
This is for you if you’d like to
- shift the paradigm of the mountain biking world and women’s involvement in it
- develop yourself as an authentic and conscious leader
- support other female leaders and find more support for yourself
- create meaningful impact in your community
- ride mountain bikes with other likeminded women (of course!)
The NICA Women’s Gathering is open to all certified women NICA coaches and all women who are curious about getting involved with a NICA team.
TOPICS OF CONVERSATIONS WILL INCLUDE
listening to intuition and leading with authenticity
exploring our personal narrative and how it can better serve us
ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPANTS
shuttled and guided mountain bike rides on Friday and Saturday
yoga sessions each morning
hands-on mechanical clinic for basic mountain bike repair and service – setting up suspension, flat repair, and chain repair
Women – We welcome all women-identifying adults to this gathering, including trans, nonbinary, and two-spirited individuals.
BIPOC – Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to join this gathering.
Cycling experience – It doesn’t matter if you’re new to riding or a professional athlete – everybody is welcome regardless of ability. We are here to support and lift each other up, both in our morning sessions and during rides on the trail.
Family – Come one, come all. There is space for families to join outside of our scheduled events.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS $400 AND COVERS
on-site camping next to the river and right at the base of stellar trails
nutritious vegetarian meals (breakfast and lunch)
shuttles to ride Oakridge’s finest trails on Friday and Saturday
morning yoga sessions
ride food and hydration
bike repair and care clinic
adult beverages for post-ride or happy hour hangouts
WHO CAN APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?
You can – for yourself or a friend! We have limited funds so we ask that applicants ask only for the help they need.
HOW DOES SOMEONE APPLY?
Complete this online form. We’ll let you know within two weeks what we’re able to provide.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COVER?
We have three tiers of scholarship for this event:
Bronze – Covers $100
Silver – Covers $150
Gold – Covers $200
CAMPING AND LODGING
DO I NEED TO RESERVE A CAMPING SPOT AT THE EVENT?
No need! We have a big field all to ourselves and there will be plenty of camping options. All spaces will be first come, first served.
ARE CAMPER VANS, TRAILERS OR RV'S ALLOWED?
Yes. There will be plenty of space for camper vans, trailers, and RVs where we’re camping at. There are no hook-ups on-site.
WILL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS BE ABLE TO CAMP WITH ME?
Absolutely. While our morning sessions and guided group rides are for NICA Women’s Gathering attendees only, family members (including pets) and friends are welcome to camp with you.
ARE FIRES ALLOWED?
No. The field we’ll be sharing will be primo tinder for fires, so we are not allowing fires (wood, gas, propane) under any circumstances.
ARE DOGS ALLOWED?
Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome, but we ask that you have outside care for them during the morning sessions.
WHAT LODGING OPTIONS ARE THERE?
Check out the town of Oakridge and Westfir for loding. Aside from hotels, there are numerous Airbnb options.
The Westfir Lodge is located across the street from where the NICA Women’s Gathering is taking place. In Oakridge, check out the Arbor Inn Motel, Cascade Motel, or the Bluewolf Motel. There are plenty of spacious cabins and cottages to rent through Airbnb, too.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
WILL MY FAMILY BE ABLE TO JOIN ME?
Yes! Oakridge is a magical place and we would love to have your family come and experience all the area has to offer. We have loads of camping space and your family and friends are welcome to stay with you there.
The morning sessions and guided group rides are for NICA Women’s Gathering attendees only, but there will be plenty of outside options for your family to enjoy.
I'M BRINGING MY KID(S). WHAT CAN THEY DO WHILE I'M GETTING RAD WITH OTHER WOMEN?
There’s a pump track on-site near where the gathering is taking place – perfect for kids of all ages! There’s also a shallow river to play in and plenty of trails to explore.
WHAT ACTIVITIES DOES OAKRIDGE OFFER?
Looking for something other than mountain biking? Oakridge and the surrounding area has loads of hiking, kayaking, trout fishing, and floating to enjoy. The river provides much reprieve after a long summer’s day of activities, and the town has coffee shops, pubs, and restaurants to relax in.
WHAT SHUTTLING SERVICES DO YOU RECOMMEND?
Cog Wild has been running shuttles in the area for years. They also have guides that can lead the way for your group.
We acknowledge that this gathering takes place on the traditional homeland of the Yoncalla, Winefelly, Molalla, Klamath, Confederated Tribes of Grand Rond (Takelma, Upper Takelma, Latgawa, Shasta, Applegate, Galice, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua, Quilsieton Band of the Chasta, Nahelta Band of the Chasta, Cownantico Band of the Scotons, Sacheriton Band of the Scotons, Naalye Band of the Scotons, Upper Umpqua, Yoncalla, Tualatin, Yamhill, Luckiamute, Mary’s River, Muddy River, Long Tom, Calapooia, Winnefelly, Mohawk, Tekopa, Chafan, Santiam, Pudding River, Northern Molalla, Clackamas, Cascades, Clowwewalla, Multnomah, Cathlamet, Skilloot, Southern Molalla), and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (Clatsop, Chinook, Klickitat, Molala, Kalapuya, Tillamook, Alsea, Siuslaw/Lower Umpqua, Coos, Coquelle, Upper Umpqua, Tututni, Chetco (including all of the villages from Whales Head to the Winchuck River), Tolowa, Takelma, Illinois Valley/mid-Rogue River and Cow Creek, Galice/Applegate, and Shasta.