Lake Castaic Recreation Area, California – October 30, 2016.
Girlz Gone Riding’s signature day-long Rocktober festival will be its sixth annual celebration of women in mountain biking and will draw over 300 attendees of all skill levels this year. It will run from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the beautiful Lake Castaic Recreation area.
Debuting in 2011 at Malibu Creek State Park, the event features skills clinics with well-known female coaches such as Leigh Donovan, guided rides for all levels, raffles, a bike-demo area featuring 8 different brands, a swap meet, guest speakers and many exhibitors. GGR partners with the Concerned Off-road Bicyclists Association, the local IMBA chapter. Rocktober also features a CORBA membership drive.
GGR’s Rocktober creates a positive atmosphere of fun and adventure. REI is the premier sponsor this year and is donating a mountain bike to the raffle as well as funds to both CORBA and GGR in addition to providing bikes to demo.
Other manufacturers providing demo bikes include; Giants’ Liv Brand, Specialized, Bulls Bikes, Kona, Orbea, Scott, Trek, and Turner.
The event is entirely free to participants. Rocktober’s other featured sponsor for 2016 is RST Suspension. The company will pay the $11 park entry fee for the first 100 vehicles arriving at this year’s festival.
Early packet pick-up will be held at REI Woodland Hills on October 29 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is well-known for its quality goodie bags, which contain samples and gifts from all sponsors. For a current list of exhibitors, sponsors and bike companies attending and contributing to the event, please click here.
About Girlz Gone Riding The largest women’s mountain-biking club in the country, GGR is a diverse group of 1,600+ mountain bikers based in Southern California. GGR membership is free and the club is run entirely by volunteers with 4 chapters in Los Angeles, Inland Empire, San Diego, and Big Bear. Girlz Gone Riding was co-founded in 2010 by Wendy Engelberg with 85 Los Angeles-area members.