Tennessee’s first ever women’s only enduro mountain bike race is here for its first event! Bell Joy Ride Knoxville and 3rd Coast Productions is encouraging all women that mountain bike to come out for the 3rd Coast Productions Presents Bell Joy Ride Heartbreaker at Baker Enduro. There will be 5 FUN stages that will test each riders’ skills and endurance. Expect fun, fast and flowing downhill terrain. Whether you like to ride, race or just enjoy getting outside with your friends, the Bell Joy Ride with Third Coast Productions brings together the women’s cycling community in a unique and supportive environment. Come for the race, stay for the after party!
The highlight of the weekend is a women’s enduro race on Sunday catered to all levels, including the first-timers (Beginner) category, all the way up to the seasoned racers (Expert). If you want to learn more skills and gain confidence on the bike, join the Joy Ride course pre-ride on Saturday, June 10 (day before race). Grab your friends, your family, and your biggest supporters for a weekend of FUN for all! Open to the public for spectating if not racing!!
Then cap off a full day with the Men’s Joy Ride DRAG Race with guys dressed in skirts, halter tops, and heels! The race will start promptly after the Heartbreaker at Baker Women’s Enduro race and feature a dirt crit format. Men will race for 20 minutes on a short course near the start/finish. Spectators will get to cheer on their favorite riders on a super fast, fun lap. Registration is required.
In March 2016, Bell Joy Ride Knoxville TN Ambassador, Missy Petty and her rad squad of lady Joy Riders hosted the first of many all women mountain bike rides: all women, all levels, all the BIG FUN!! People were so excited, we knew we had to keep making history. 3rd Coast Productions features the 4th Season of the only southeast regional enduro series in 5 states, 3rd Coast Enduro Series. VP and Co-Owner, Shellie Dimery wanted to take a special interest in elevating women to excel to the next level in MTB and enduro racing. Both Bell Joy Ride Knoxville TN and 3rd Coast Productions, brings the Heartbreaker Enduro the first women’s enduro race in the southeastern United States. Show up to shatter a personal record, or make new rad friends. Watch volunteers out-costume each other. Come for the men’s drag race. If you’re a first-time or long-time enduro racer who believes competition and fun aren’t mutually exclusive, that every downhill shred can bring us closer together, come join the Bell Joy Ride Heartbreaker at Baker! Bring your full stoke and HIGH-FIVES!!
Schedule of Events and Prices:
Saturday June 10
All Day – Course will be marked and open for practice
Evening hours – Pre-Race Party Sponsored by Yee-Haw Brewing Company and SoKno Taco
Sunday June 11
7:30 – 8:30am – Rider check in & registration
8:45am – Riders Meeting
9:00am – Riders leave for Stage 1
3:00pm – Awards
Awards go 3 deep.
Categories (registration fee $75 for all racers– includes t-shirt): And, you don’t have to hold a license (or not hold a license) to be in contention or compete in any category.
Beginner: Must be between the ages of 19 and 99 years old on 12/31/2017
Sport: Must be between the ages of 19 and 99 years old on 12/31/2017
Expert: Must be between the ages of 19 and 99 years old on 12/31/2017
All riders in all categories are eligible to win prizes, thanks to Visit Knoxville, Bell Bike Helmets, Harper’s Bike Shop, CamelBak, Industry 9, Infinit Nutrition, Thompson, and many more! A $100 prime has already been donated by Jeremy Walker to go to the fastest downhill time of the day!!
There are no volunteers like Joy Ride Volunteers! Join us in making the Heartbreaker at Baker the biggest party in town. By volunteering, you help keep the races running smoothly. (And if you do it in a tutu or unicorn costume — all the better).
Find out more information here.