Louisville STING GRiT - Girls Riding Together

GOAL: Getting more girls on bikes!

 Join Us for All-Girl Rides, Team Rides and Fun on the Trails!

Discover the thrill of mountain biking with Louisville STING! GRiT gives our female-identified student-athletes the opportunity to ride together. Sometimes it is a ride on non-practice nights or at some practices. The rides are always designed for every skill level in mind. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, there’s a place for you on our trails.

Mountain biking is a sport for everyone, regardless of age or gender. More women are hitting the trails than ever before. At Louisville STING, we’re committed to getting more girls on bikes and supporting our female student-athletes in riding and racing. But above all, we believe in having FUN!

Come ride with us and be part of a supportive community that celebrates adventure, growth, and the joy of mountain biking. Let’s hit the trails together!

Interested in trying it out?

Common Questions

See the main team FAQs for more information

What if I don’t know how to mountain bike (MTB)?

No problem! We have experts on the team who will help you progress and become a confident rider.

I don’t have a MTB. Can I still ride?

No bike? No problem! The STING team has some loaner bikes available on a short-term basis. If you are interested in investing in a new or gently used bike, there are grant programs and local bike shop discounts available.

Will I be left behind?

Absolutely not! Our rides are designed to accommodate all skill levels, and our supportive community ensures that no one is left behind. Everyone rides together and has a great time!

Can my friends ride with me?

You can bring a friend with you one time with their parent. After that, they will need to join the team.

What clothing and protective gear can I wear?
  1. Helmet: You must have a well-fitted helmet.
  2. Clothing: For riding, you can wear shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. Some riders opt for additional protection, like elbow and knee guards.
  3. Racing Kits: See more about our racing “kits” on the STING FAQ.
What should I bring for nutrition and hydration?
Here’s a list of what to bring for hydration and nutrition when mountain biking:

  1. Plenty of water
  2. Nutritious snacks like fruitier PB&J sandwiches
  3. Avoid candy and snacks with high sugar content, it can be hard on your stomach.

If you have questions, chat with a coach to learn about more options.

If you have any specific questions about topics such as bras, lined underwear and shorts, managing your menstrual cycle while riding, or need advice on bike fitting related to your stature, please feel free to contact us.