Dirt de Femme details

NEW: 2013 Dirt de Femme Series: Lock it in ladies this one is just for you!!! 


  • Sunday 24 February - Mount Majura Vineyards
  • Sunday 5 May - National Arboretum Canberra, Greenhills
  • Sunday 4 August - Bruce Ridge, O'Connor

Full details to come shortly!



Enter on the day at the Mount Majura Vineyards event site before 8:30am



Dirt de Femme - Lock it in ladies, finally an event just for the girls.

You don't have to be competitive, it's about having a go and having the bragging rights to say you did.


04/04/2012 - Dirt de Femme Overall Results

04/04/2012 - Dirt de Femme Catagory Results


Update: 29/0302012 - Online Entries now closed.  Last minute entries on the day between 7:30 - 8:30. FINAL EVENT DETAILS will be emailed to all registered participants Thursday afternoon.

Update: 26/03/2012 - Majura Pines Trail Maintenance Saturday 31st March, helpers needed.

A Majura Pines trail maintenance session has been organised on the Saturday 31st March 10 - 12pm. If you have a few hours to spare please help out and keep the tracks in a condition that can be enjoyed by all. Bring along your garden gloves and a shovel or rake.


Update: 26 / 03/ 2012 - Collect your race bags ONLY Sunday 1 April

Mount Majura Vineyards,  Sunday 1 April, 7:30 - 9:00am

You will need to collect your event bags ONLY on the Sunday morning prior to the event, see above times. For those registering after 28th March, due to printing deadlines you will only be issued a generic event number plate. When collecting your items will need to complete and sign the supplied Waiver and Indemnity form to receive your event number plates. This form is the printed hard copy from the Register Now website registration page. No event number plates will be issued without a completed and signed Waiver and Indemnity form from each rider. Race plates must be secured and visible to the front of your bike to participate in the event.


URGENT Update 28/02/12: Dirt de Femme event postponed to 1st April 2012

NEW DATE - it's still a goer, never surrender..... Sunday, 1st April

The new event date ....... Sunday, 1st April 2012. You now have an extra 33 days to train and be ready. And this give us 33 extra days to get more 'stuff' organised...

See you all on the 1st April.

Thanks for your understanding and please feel free to contact me if you require more information.

Raynie and the Dirt de Femme Team


Update: 24/02/2012

Dirt de Femme course is now marked

The course is now marked with arrows showing you the way around the Majura warren of tracks. The course is now a 50/50 of firetrail and single track, leaving plenty of passing opportunities. Please note a few area's will have 'A' lines (harder) and 'B' lines (easier) choices to choose from. Remember the A line, even though a bit harder, it is generally faster so go practice. Trail maintenance is continuing between now and the event, we endeavour to smooth out as many of the rough patches we can however always ride within your ability.

Look for the Dirt de Femme arrows.


Update:  20/02/2012

Race bags and number plate collection dates and times.

Date: Saturday 3 March 9:45 - 10:30  or  Sunday 4 March 8:00 - 9:00

Location: Mount Majura Vineyards

To collect your race bags or for last minute registrations this can be done on Saturday or Sunday prior to the event, see above times.  However printing deadlines are for Feb 29th should you like your name included on number plates.   When collection your race bags and number plate you will need to sign the supplied Waiver and Indemnity form to receive your race bags and number plates.  No number plates will be issued without a completed and signed Waiver and Indemnity form from each rider.  This is a hard copy from the Register Now website registration page.  Race plates must be secured and visible to the front you your bike to participate in the event.


Update: 10/02/12 Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Australia - ACT Branch on board for the Dirt de Femme


Update: 9/02/12

Course Map now available.

12 Feb - CORC is running a women's social ride this Sunday 12 Feb meeting at Majura Race gate at 9:30 to ride the course.  For full details or more information contact Anne Napier at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday 4 March 2012, in conjunction with Women's Sport Day. Organised by the Cycle Ed Team.

20 kms of riding on the dirt.

Time: Race start at 9:30am

Cost: $50

Training Programme available book via the Book Online Tab full details


PLEASE NOTE: The Dirt de Femme has a minimum age limit of 12yrs to enter.


Why run an event just for the ladies?

The Dirt de Femme's vision is to create a fun, competitive atmosphere for ladies without feeling they must race.  It is important they are challenged and they finish with a sense of achievement, feeling satisfied with their accomplishment.

Hosting the event at Majura Vineyards adds to the relaxed and fun atmosphere we envision ladies, such as myself, welcome.  We have also secured Giant Bikes to run a ladies demo day with organiser Jess Douglas and Claire Whiteman on board to give tips.

The idea for this event is to encourage participation in a fun, competitive environment.  There are many ladies out there who consider themselves mtb riders rather than racers. However a race can be intimidating and for many of us we enjoy the comparison effort of being challenged in a competitive environment rather than a race environment.

As a cycling coach and female mountain biker I have seen many skilled and capable ladies riding their mountain bike steeds.  Rarely do they want to cross over into racing.  Most ladies I have taught are appreciative of becoming more confident and skilled at handling their bikes on the dirt, however often they are intimidated in pushing themselves past their comfort zone into the racing environment due to a number of deterring factors.  It is my hope to encourage everyday ladies to 'have a go' challenge yourself in a fun, competitive environment.

Raynie McNee
Cycle Education


Who is your team bring this together?

Raynie McNee - Event Manager

Claire Whiteman - Race Director, Giant Demo day organiser

Pam Price - Volunteer Coordinator

Lisa Berry - Administration

David Medlock - Dogs body extraordinar (who we all love)

Paul Cole - Track planner and advisor