Copper Harbor Ladies Weekend
A Copper Harbor Bike Clinic Event
With professional rider and coach
(additional coaches to be announced)
July 24, 25 & 26, 2015
Improve your riding, meet new people and have a weekend of fun on the world class trails in Copper Harbor.
Who should attend? Any woman that wants to improve their mountain bike skills. Yes, that means YOU! Ladies of all skill levels will be there.
Registration will open on March 1st with an event cap of 65. THE EVENT FILLS QUICKLY We will also maintain a waiting list for those that don't make it in under the cap.
Fee for the weekend of events TBA.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who should attend Copper Harbor Bike Clinic Ladies Weekend?
The Copper Harbor Ladies Weekend is for anyone that has a desire to improve their riding skills. We are here to offer a supportive learning environment for all skill levels. Beginner, intermediate and advanced skills will be taught and participants will be broken into groups depending on skill level. Under 18 must have a parent/guardian also participating in the camp.
What does the fee include?
Your fee includes professional coaching at all skill sessions and lessons, shuttle service with event sponsor the Copper Harbor Adventure Company on Sunday, evening socials Friday and Saturday evening, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and giveaways. Event kicks off on friday with group rides and evening social.
Do you have suggestions for lodging?
Ladies Weekend participants should plan to stay in Copper Harbor. A wide range of lodging is available and we encourage you to support those businesses that are donors to the Copper Harbor Trails Club. Visit www.copperharbortrails.org for a list of lodging options. Camping is available at Fort Wilkins State Park and reservations can be made via www.midnrreservations.com
What do I need to bring to camp?
A functioning bike, helmet, gloves, clothing for all weather conditions, energy and water for each day.
Who are the coaches?
Lead coach for the weekend is Lindsey Voreis - Mountain Bike Coach / Mentor
Lindsey Voreis has a mission... To change women's lives with two wheels and some dirt.
As a certified skills instructor through PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instruction), and IMBA’s ICP (Instructor Certification Program), Lindsey Voreis spreads her passion for mountain biking across the globe.
During college Lindsey lost sight of her fitness so she began racing Cross-Country mtb in 1995 and fell madly in love with the sport. In 2005 she dabbled in Downhill racing and currently races Enduros. In 2003, Lindsey and her professional mountain biker husband, Kirt Voreis developed the AllRide Tour where they travel N. America promoting mountain biking as brand ambassadors, skills instructors, and racers. They also sponsored and mentored kids, giving them life experiences and opportunities in the bike industry.
During her travels Lindsey noticed a distinct void in women’s participation in mountain biking. She also realized through her own experiences on the bike that mountain biking is a lot like life with ups and downs, finding balance and overcoming challenges. She has creatively applied that knowledge to her teaching and has a unique way of breaking down skills in an easy to understand, positive and entertaining way. Lindsey says, “I teach people how to give their bikes life and help them develop a deeper understanding of the process.” Her Tagline… “Ladies AllRide: Ride Bikes. Be Happy."
Lindsey grew up in Portland, OR playing basketball, soccer, riding horses and running track and cross-country. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of Arizona and worked in Sports Marketing, then Advertising and PR in Portland before following a different trail to race and teach mountain biking.
Fun Fact: Lindsey “barely survived” the TV show Survivor: Africa in 2001. It shook her up and forced her to reevaluate herself and what she wanted out of life. She’s happy to tell stories to those curious about her experiences on and after the show. Entertaining for days.
Also returning this year is professional coach Angi Weston. Thanks to Kona Bicycle Company for sending her our way!
Angi is certified through the International Mountain Bike Association’s Instructor Certification Program (IMBA-ICP), and has been teaching and coaching for over 10 years. She gets her kicks traveling around the country riding, competing in, and coaching many disciplines, including; downhill, enduro, dirt jumping, slopestyle, cross country, cyclocross, and coaster-brake klunkers. After growing up in the suburbs of Tacoma, WA, Angi moved to Bellingham, WA to attend Western Washington University. It was during her time in college that she was bit by the mountain bike bug and started to really explore her backyard - the majestic Cascadia. Her zeal for cycling and being outside continued to grow, leading her to work at a local bike shop for a few years then eventually to a job with the Kona Bicycle Company. Her work as a regional sales rep for Kona and a certified mountain bike coach keep her living her dream of getting more people riding and loving bikes. In the off-season Angi can be found on her snowboard up at the Mt. Baker Ski Area in Washington and is currently working toward becoming an AASI certified snowboard instructor. Teaching is a great passion of hers and it shows in her enthusiastic and patient approach.
Additional coaches to be announced.
Is there a refund policy?
We do not offer refunds but you can transfer the camp registration to another person. Please contact us to make a change.
My husband or significant other is jealous that I get to go to Copper Harbor, is it okay if they tag along?
The Ladies Weekend is specifically geared towards women however there is plenty of riding and other activities to keep your family entertained for the weekend if they come along.
What else should I know?
If you haven’t been to Copper Harbor, you are missing out. Copper Harbor is unique. The town is at the tip of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula on Lake Superior and has only ~90 year round residents. In the summer it is a popular tourism destination where you can park your car and spend the weekend on your bike as everything you need is within a short walk/ride of the trailhead. You should also be ready to disconnect as cell phones don’t work in the Harbor and web access is limited. If needed you can bike/drive to the top of nearby Brockway Mountain Drive and catch a cell signal.
Who do I contact if I have additional question?
Contact Lori, she would be happy to answer all your questions.