Saturday, February 29, 2020

FWD Updates

It looks like Spring will be here before we know it, so fingers crossed for dry trails sooner than later! A couple of updates/items to note as we head into the 2020 riding season. 

#1. We do not have an official FWD Membership this year. The FWD sponsors have been informed that we are taking a break from the membership and it is entirely up to the discretion of the business on whether or not they are going to continue with the FWD discount at this time. 

FWD membership was for January 1st-December 31st 2019.

#2. Decorah Bicycles will still honor FWD pricing for bike rentals for folks joining a FWD Ride. $20.00+tax vs. $40.00+tax
No other discounts are planned at this time.

#3. Josie is planning to have a couple new-rider specific rides that would have riders working on basic handling skills and riding the River Trail loop. For those who are 100% new to mountain biking or have never joined a FWD ride, this would be an ideal time to join us for a ride! You will need to rent a mountain bike from Decorah Bicycles in order to participate if you do not have a legitimate mountain bike of your own. We will post as those rides happen.

#4. Wednesday/Sunday rides will be TBD. This may be a very busy work year due to lack of staff at Decorah Bicycles. Folks are always welcome to inquire about Josie's availability for a ride.

#5. Currently, the only FWD merchandise we have are FWD water bottles and FWD socks. Decorah Bicycles does not have any inventory of FWD jerseys and any reorders are not planned at this time. If we do so, we are likely going to go a different route and we will update as the decision is made. At this time, it is not conducive for us to get any jerseys made due to financial priorities. 

Friday, January 3, 2020

January News

It's officially the new year and I'm already excited over what 2020 will bring to the table for riding!

We have new ambassadors to welcome to the FWD family:
Leah Fuller

We have two new FWD Chapters:
Cedar Rapids
Twin Ports

Josie has been brought back on as a Specialized USA Ambassador and will have some special rides/events during the calendar year. She does plan to have group rides once a month and may add additional rides as the weather cooperates. The type of ride will be dictated by trail conditions.

For 2020 there will not be an official FWD membership. 

The hope will be to reinstate the membership option once Carlson Park is further established in Decorah for mountain biking. At this time, there is not enough interest to warrant having a paid-for membership for FWD. It is encouraged to donate to your local trail group, in Decorah if you wish to make a donation to DHPT: Decorah Human Powered Trails you can stop by Decorah Bicycles or Decorah Parks and Rec.

Fearless Women of Dirt is growing and evolving successfully in other communities, which is absolutely amazing! Your support is appreciated and we look forward to helping more folks find enjoyment in the mountain bike scene all over the Midwest!