After 10 months of planning and organisation, the weekend of the inaugural Gowaan Gals MTB Festival at Farmer John's MTB Park finally came around. With a festival village full of trade and demo stands, a 16m diameter moroccan teepee tent, and a packed programme full of 'jam sessions' and workshops, it was set to be a great weekend! We were slightly nervous leading up to it, but those apprehensive feelings soon went out the window as the sun came out to play and people started arriving on the Friday late afternoon.
The whole weekend couldn't have gone any better. We were so buzzing to see everyone having a good time and all the girls getting stuck in and sending it in a refreshing atmosphere with no egos or pressure.
There were plenty of different activities to get stuck in to over the weekend.
Martha led a wheelie workshop for those who wanted some top tips. #lovesbackwheel
Smiles all around.
The atmosphere for the whole weekend was very relaxed and chilled, this was made possible with the fantastic help of our family and friends who volunteered to help run the show.
We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has played a part in the planning and running of this event, and has supported us along the way: Marin Bikes, Ibis Cycles, Leatt, WTB, MudHugger, Kingud Products, Hope Technology, GoCustom Clothing, PNW Components, POC Sports, Crankbrothers, Deity Components, Fabric Cycles, Dirt Factory, and of course Farmer John and all the volunteers.
Keep a look out on our YouTube channel
for the video recap coming soon!