FWD Rides


Our Rides
Fearless Women of Dirt in Decorah will have regularly scheduled rides on Wednesdays and Sundays.
There may be other rides hosted by FWD Ambassadors on different days/different times. Those rides will be seen on Facebook as events hosted by FWD - Fearless Women of Dirt and Decorah Bicycles.

Our official ride season starts in May and runs thru August and will be on the 1st Wednesday and 1st Sunday of the month. 

Wednesday Night Ride: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Intermediate/Advanced riders. It will be athletic in pace, but not considered "race pace."

If you need a rental bike, show up at least 10 minutes early to get set up.

This ride is No Drop, which means we will wait at intersections for everyone to catch up.

We will ride until about 7:30 p.m. then we'll head back to Decorah Bicycles making our end-time close to 8:00 p.m.

If folks want to head on over to Pulpit Rock Brewery for a beverage after the ride, we'll head over after rental bikes are brought back to Decorah Bicycles.

Sunday Night Ride: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Intermediate/Advanced riders. It will be athletic in pace, but not considered "race pace."

If you need a rental bike, show up at least 10 minutes early to get set up.

This ride is No Drop, which means we will wait at intersections for everyone to catch up.

We will ride until about 6:30 p.m. then we'll head back to Decorah Bicycles making our end-time close to 7:00 p.m. If folks want to head on over to Pulpit Rock Brewery for a beverage after, we'll head over after rental bikes are brought back to Decorah Bicycles.

Follow FWD - Fearless Women of Dirt on Facebook to stay in touch with the ride events. 

Ride Waiver
All riders joining the Fearless Women of Dirt rides will need to sign our Ride Waiver. This waiver will be valid for the 2018 year. Decorah Bicycles will have the Ride Waiver available, or you can click here to print one off and bring it in prior to joining the FWD ride. You can choose to email the Ride Waiver to Josie: josie@deorahbicycles.com

Bike Rental
If you are in need of a mountain bike, plus bike, or fatbike for any of the FWD rides put on by Josie or the Decorah FWD Ambassadors- Decorah Bicycles has rentals available for use.

Rental cost for a quality mountain bike is $20.00 (plus tax)

What To Have
 For anyone joining a FWD ride, you should have the following items with you to ensure you have an enjoyable experience.

*Hydration- either a water bottle or hydration pack. Water bottle cages are installed on our rental bikes. Hot days=you NEED water.

*Some type of glove, be lightweight full-finger or fingerless. This will aid with you keeping a solid grip on the handlebars if you get sweaty, plus they provide hand protection. We have some tight trees on some of our trails and you can easily find one with a knuckle. 

Decorah Bicycles has both glove options available for purchase.

*Appropriate shoes for FLAT pedals if new to riding off-road.
Do not wear "toe-shoes", sandals, Crocs, or anything that is not a tennis shoe, sneaker, or skate shoe. (Look up Five Tens for the FWD-favorite shoe! Decorah Bicycles can order them in, most times next day!)

*A snack, because you never know when you'll need the extra pick-me-up. Bring what works for you, otherwise you can find a wide selection of chews, gels, and Honey Stinger Waffles at Decorah Bicycles.

*Comfortable clothes to ride in that will not restrict movement. Typically we'll wear a jersey or tech-style tee. Padded cycling shorts with or without baggies over top. Some new to cycling (in general) will wear athletic-wear like tights, tanks, etc. Decorah Bicycles has an assortment of cycling clothes and the staff are very happy to give you the ins and outs of padded shorts and other styles of clothing.
-Keep an eye on ride event posts on Facebook. Sometimes there will be suggestions on what to wear based on temperatures/weather conditions.

*Wear sunscreen and during the buggy season, bug spray!

*Sunglasses aren't a bad idea- they help keep bugs and debris out of your eyes!

*A helmet that is under 5 years of age, that can be adjusted properly, and has not sustained an impact.

*A positive attitude!

Decorah Fearless Women of Dirt Ambassadors
Josie Smith
Makenzie Nordschow
Kim Andera
Kristin Torresdal

Join us for our FWD Women's Nights!

Tuesday, August 28th
Ride- 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Social- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

*BYOBeverage and a snack to share!

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