Last week we drove nearly 8 hours to Bethlehem, PA for the 6th annual Women’s Weekend in the Woods. This was an event that escaped us every year because the timing was never right … until now, and this was also the year that I refused to have FOMO!
Firstly, I am amazed and inspired by Tasha Lindemann, a rider who recently took over the duties of organizing this event; and from first-hand experience, I watched her pour her heart and soul to make sure that this was going to be a memorable and special weekend for everyone.
Each year the Women’s Weekend in the Woods logo is designed by a female rider, and this year’s logo was designed by Canada’s Ashley Macdonald, a rider and an indigenous sculptural furniturist.
We saw riders from all over, like Jesse Gregory from California, Amanda O’Neill from Massachusetts, Nina Buitrago, and Carley Young to name a few. Even Jocie Camarra, aka @joc313 drove three hours with her mom, injured and broken, to just be there. We also had the pleasure of meeting the mysterious, off-the-grid, Dani Lightningbolt.
This was an event designed for all women, all levels of riding, with multiple activities throughout the day. Not only do we look forward to going to the next one, but we’re excited to see this annual event grow. A big thanks to Tasha for her efforts to grow Women’s BMX and a big thanks to GT Bicycles for making this possible for us to get out here.
Check out the highlights in our video below.