2013 MC3 Women’s Weekend

1107-tour-de-cahabaHang on to your helmets! It’s the South’s biggest gathering of women on wheels, returning to the IMBA Epic trails of Alabama’s Oak Mountain State Park. In its first year, this party on wheels drew 60 women from 8 states, creating a hurricane of mojo that left a wake of empowered women all across the region. This year, fat tire femmes and skinny-tire chix will unite for an evening of food, libations, and festivities.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Space is limited and we expect to sell out, so don’t wait!


The weekend will kick off Friday with a wine and cheese party. Saturday brings a full-day mountain-bike clinic for beginner to intermediate riders. Saturday evening’s party will be the social highlight for riders of all stripes. Sunday morning will commence with group road and mountain rides. Look for great door prizes and a switch-n-b*tch gear swap. Most importantly, be part of one of the fastest-growing (and most welcoming) women’s cycling communities in the nation.


We recommend the “Whole Enchilada” category—wine & cheese, clinic, banquet, camping, Sunday group rides for the best value. In this category, meals are included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, a hot catered banquet and libations. But upon request, we created more a la carte options this year, because we know your life’s busy. Here’s the rundown:

Mountain-bike clinic (Saturday)
Whether you’re brand-new to mountain biking or a seasoned racer, this clinic is designed to improve your skills and make you a better, more confident rider. Our team of IMBA-certified instructors will guide you through a day of bike handling skills and riding techniques. Our curriculum is recognized world-wide and used at world-class resorts, such as Whistler and Snowshoe. We teach “the gentle way” in a controlled, non-intimidating environment (see: soft, grassy field).
For the price of a massage at a fancy spa, you can advance more in one day of trained coaching than you can in a season of figuring it out on your own. Plus, you’ll meet other women to ride with and enjoy the equivalent of a spa weekend for those of us who prefer pedals to pedicures (not that they’re mutually exclusive)!


Moonlight Banquet (Saturday Night)
Road riders and mountain bikers unite! Everyone with a set of XX chromosomes and a pair of wheels will be celebrated at this estrogen fest. Experience the empowering awesomeness that occurs when you get a bunch of like-minded, bike-minded women together. Enjoy a catered hot meal, libations, and reasons to let your hair down, from yoga-for-cyclists to lighted-hoop-dancing lessons. Free camping (optional) under the stars. Woot!

MC3 Tshirts

Social group rides (Sunday)
No chix left behind on our road and mountain social rides, organized in small groups of like ability and led by the encouraging members of Magic City Cycle Chix. We’ll roll out of the South Trailhead at 10 a.m. and tailor each ride to the needs and desires of the group. No matter your riding ability or fitness level, there’s a group where you’ll fit in just fine. You won’t get dropped—we promise!



About Kim Cross

Southern Living Editor-at-Large Kim Cross is an award-winning writer who has edited great Southern authors from Rick Bragg to Fannie Flagg. Her first book, What Stands in a Storm (April 2015, Atria/Simon & Schuster) is a narrative nonfiction account of the greatest tornado outbreak in recorded history. She lives in Alabama.
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