Club Ride is proud to support Stay Wild, an unapologetic documentary of women's mountain biking in Bentonville Arkansas. In celebration of the film and supporting the progression of women's mountain biking in Arkansas, Club Ride will donate 15% of proceeds back to young women's mountain biking on International Women's Day March 8th, 2020. That's right 15% of all proceeds will go directly to the Arkansas NICA GRiT program.
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) GRiT Program stands for Girls Riding Together. This program is focused on the goal of getting more diversity in mountain biking by getting more girls on bikes in a supportive women led programs.
Stay Wild Film
The mission behind Stay Wild Film is to empower women of all walks of life that they too can get a little rowdy. Empowerment comes from seeing people like yourself doing a powerful thing. The documentary centers itself with the idea that as women we don't have to be well put together, cute and nice. There is a rowdy and wild side in all of us and we want to show others that they too can get a little dirty. Despite any barrier; fear, sexism or career choice, we can push past this and shred. We deserve to be seen just as gritty, messy, and adventurous as the media portrays men to be and to define our own feminism, despite culture.
These stories include women in the industry and the hustle of holding your ground and defining yourself amongst a man centered sport, the stay at home mom, the working woman, the small business owner and to the women who are coming back from a terrifying injury and despite feeling lost finds her way back to her bike.
This is for the girls reading media posts about women who ride but only see images of men doing it. Sit back and watch these stories unfold as we invite you into the making of a great documentary.
Morgan Barkley is a new breed of mountain biker. She loves to ride, race, and has even worked in a shop. But now she is embarking on a new journey, building trails. In a male dominated industry she wants to change the perception so that more women look to trail building as another opportunity in the industry.
The trails are starting to open up around the country and now is a good time to get your gear dialed before venturing out! Club Ride Content Manager, Cameron Lloyd lays out what he puts in his two different hip packs for a short 1-hour of power, or a half day epic!
While we are all in different situations and are dealing with our own struggles we encourage you all to remember that we are in this together. Looking to our own community Club Ride has connected with The Hunger Coalition a non profit which is stepping up its work during the Coronavirus outbreak to deliver food to higher risk individuals without asking them to put themselves at unnecessary risk.