RATS Cycling Club
International Women's Day social MTB ride

Sat, 9 Jul 2022
Corner of West Mt Cotton Road and Schoeck Road
Entries open
Tue, 22 Feb 2022 9:00 AM AEST
Entries close
Mon, 04 Jul 2022 6:00 PM AEST
Pay online by
Fri, 08 Jul 2022 9:00 PM AEST

COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.
By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you agree to follow Government COVID recommendations applicable to your jurisdiction
  • you agree to follow the Event's COVID directives
  • you agree that you may be asked to leave the event for non-compliance
  • we appreciate your cooperation, our intention is simply to run a safe event.


  • Saturday 9 July, 2022 - NEW DATE DUE TO TRAIL CLOSURES and expected delays due to repairs needed
  • RTR 8am (ready to ride)
  • Eastern Escarpment, West Mt Cotton Road, Redlands
  • Meet at the entry on the corner of West Mt Cotton Road and Schoeck Road


RATS Cycling Club's women's participation program - RATS Chicks Ride - is offering a guided social ride of the Eastern Escarpment trails in small groups of 10 women, each with two ride leaders.

The groups will be divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced (sign up here into C, B or A-grade).

E-bikes welcome in all categories. RATS Chicks Rides are open to women over the age of 16, and we welcome those from the trans community who identify as female.

What do I need to bring?

You will need a mountain bike with working gears and brakes (hybrids are not suitable for the rougher trails), a helmet, and a smile. Please bring a spare tube for your bike - even if you don't know how to fit it - and make sure it is the correct size. Please also ensure that you bring enough water and snacks for a 2 hour ride. You must be covered by AusCycling insurance - details below.



  • Beginner riders on green/blue trails
  • Trails will include Easy Street, Leolands and firetrails


  • Intermediate riders on blue trails
  • Trails will include Leolands, Cotton Canyon and Powerful Howl


  • Advanced riders on blue/black trails
  • Trails will include Leolands, Cotton Canyon, Escalade, Shenanigans and Westys


  • $10
  • Will include a morning tea back at the shelter at the entry trailhead after the ride. Likely platters of cakes/slices, fruit and a selection of drinks. Vegan options will be provided if requested on entry form. State this in the box for entry remarks please.


You need to be an AusCycling member. Get a free 4-week trial membership here: https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/free-trial Get a lifestyle membership here: https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/lifestyle


7:00am Check-in opens
8:00am Groups depart
10:00am Groups return


Online entries only. No on the day registrations.

Event Cancellations

Riders will receive 100% refund if the event is cancelled.
We will do our best to communicate our intentions early if the event is at risk of not proceeding. Please note the EE trails are ridable in wet conditions, and the trailhead has a shelter for the morning tea, so the ride will likely proceed unless storms are active.

Need to talk to someone?

Email: lisa@ratscc.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RATSCyclingClub/
Phone: Ride Organiser (Lisa Toia) 0414 293 570


  • Eastern Escarpment, West Mt Cotton Road, Redlands
Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry

A payment card fee of $0.43 will be applied.

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