Liv Cycling to Host Women's Only Trail Session at Crankworx Rotorua

Mar 16, 2017 at 20:22
Mar 16, 2017
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Join Liv athletes and ambassadors for an exclusive session on one of Rotorua’s best trails

Liv Cycling is inviting female riders to enjoy an exclusive trail session alongside their athletes and ambassadors as they take over one of Skyline Rotorua’s most exciting trails during Crankworx. Following the success of the A-Line Women’s Only Session held annually at Crankworx Whistler, Liv is expanding the Women’s Only Session across the globe.

Women s Only Session


From 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on the final Friday (March 31st, 2017) of Crankworx Rotorua, the Skyline “Mr. Black” trail will be turned into a women’s only zone. While solely a free ride session, attendees will be in the company of Liv representatives, including Factory Off-Road rider Rae Morrison, who will be happy to offer advice and tips to help participants fully enjoy the trail features.

Dedicated completely to the female cyclist, Liv Cycling is committed not only to creating industry-leading products but also opportunities to grow and enrich the global women’s cycling community. Four years after the inaugural Liv A-Line Women’s Only Session in Crankworx Whistler, the event has become an annual highlight for many attendees as the 2016 edition attracted 150 riders of all ages, nationalities and experience levels to ride the world famous trail.

Women s Only Session


For the complete Liv experience, the all-new Hail and Hail Advanced bikes will be available for demo during the Women’s Only Trail Session in Rotorua. Designed with 160-millimeters of Maestro suspension, 27.5-wheels and women's specific geometry perfect for aggressive terrain, the Hail Advanced is Rae Morrison’s choice for the demanding tracks of the Enduro World Series. If you’d like to demo a Hail or Hail Advanced, please reserve your spot in advance through the Crankworx website, as availability is limited.

Women s Only Session


For event registration, demo bike reservations and complete details about the Liv Women’s Only Trail Session at Crankworx Rotorua, please visit: http://www.crankworx.com/event/liv-womens-only-trail-session/


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19 Comments

  • + 20
 Pretty excited for the mens only session as well! Gonna be so much sausage! Feeding off of each other and all that shit!
  • + 6
 I don't understand why we are still trying to make sure that men and women don't ride together.

Having similarly skilled riders to ride with undoubtedly makes for an fun experience, however the inevitably implied gender inequality behind either a men's only or women's only session or ride is not an appropriate way to help either side progress.

I ride with both men and women that are clearly "faster" or have much better bike handling skills than I do, and vice versa, and I think the most crucial part to our personal progression is remaining open minded enough to ride and talk with as many other riders ad possible to view things from a fresh perspective. If you register for a segregated event your simply embracing the implied gender inequality and potentially reducing your chances for genuine progression as a rider. We need not narrow our perspectives to such a point that we don't allow a great deal of riders to enjoy the trails as well.

In numerous different styles of racing (automobile, motorcycle, etc...) the track or in this case "trail" is designated for riders/drivers of similar experience levels to go out together, and none of those classes segregate the men and women. It's just sad to see such a large effort to promote this type of segregation at one of the largest annual cycling events on the planet.
  • + 2
 Not sure I fully agree with you comment "inevitably implied gender inequality" in relation to this specific event, though I can't deny it does exist in the media and sport in general. I think this event will have a greater effect at demonstrating to women that bike sport is an all inclusive activity rather than your suggestion that it promotes the negative perception of gender inequality.
  • + 4
 this division is not good for the sport, we all ride lets all ride together this is all masked as diversity however this is the exact opposite of diversity. I ride with a few woman on the regular that are faster then me, it does not matter at all we all go out and ride to have fun. I just don't understand why we are destroying the spirit of MTB by doing this crap?
  • + 1
 What do you care if this is a women-only event? No one and nothing is preventing you from riding.

FWIW, I would suggest asking and listening to women riders if you do want to understand why women need such places/events. Your second best option is to realize that there must be a demand for such things if they are being organized all over the place.
  • + 1
 @robG413: Oh my god, dude, show me on the spirit of MTB where the women's event touched it
  • + 3
 as long as we have woman only events, we are keeping up the idea that woman are not equal in the sport and that's just not true. Just because less woman ride, this is not as result of men not wanting them too or bike company's not producing products for woman, it's just a fact that most woman just don't want to to go out and ride bikes. So all this progression is vary Divisive because it implies that men are sexiest or at least non supportive or non Inclusive. I Don't know what everyone's expariance is within the bike community but mine has been the exact opposite than this.
  • + 5
 More of this--I'm so glad there are people making an effort to grow women's MTB
  • + 5
 Gonna crash this.......I am going in drag!
  • + 3
 Plus the woman in the first picture is riding a Men's Reign Advanced 0 as well... not a Liv Hail... c'mon guys...
  • + 4
 Waiting for the; why not have a male only session?
  • + 4
 Awesome ! Gonna have to get on that
  • + 5
 "Equal" Opportunity.
  • + 2
 what a way to provoke rapid progression, put a bunch of people that can't ride on the same trail.
  • + 1
 My point exactly
  • + 2
 They should rename the trail mrs black for that day just so they feel extra fuzzy about it all.
  • - 1
 Aren't the people who believe women need women-only events the sexist ones?
  • + 6
 Try a couple second to figure why women only event is needed. You will fond the answer

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