The rise of women’s mountain biking has been meteoric over the past year. While we celebrate that more women are riding than ever before, it is hard to ignore the elephant in the room. The lack of female riders at the top of Freeride and Freestyle disciplines globally is glaring. Other action sports are successfully bridging that gap between talented amateur to professional for women, so what was the missing ingredient for women’s progression in mountain biking?
Is it opportunity or environment? Or both?
Mons Royale is on a mission to give women a platform for progression in freeriding. Ten New Zealand based female riders have been shoulder tapped for a four-day camp in New Zealand’s Mountain Bike mecca, Queenstown.