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Join Our Flagship Ride and Join Our Community

Embrace the thrill of mountain biking with our complimentary Flagship Ride and Fundamental Skills Clinic, held every first Saturday of the month, year-round. Guided by experienced female ride leaders and sweeps, these rides cater to all skill levels, from beginners seeking the basics to advanced riders ready to push their limits. Each ride culminates in a post-ride social event, sponsored by a local restaurant or brewery, fostering connections and supporting local businesses. Additionally, we offer advanced skills clinics and educational opportunities for women to become instructors and ride leaders, empowering them to share their passion with others.

About the Ride Groups

Rider Skill and Fitness Training

We’re committed to ensuring that every rider has an enjoyable and safe experience. To help you find the group that best suits your skill and fitness level, we’ve developed a rating system. Please take a look and match yourself to the appropriate group. All rides are no-drop, but being in the right group enhances the experience for everyone. If you’re still unsure which ride is right for you, feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to talk bikes!

Needa Bike?

Need a bike for the Flagship? Contact our Ride Experience Partner at the Specialized Experience Center to reserve a bike for $25.

Step 1: Enter the date of the Flagship ride.

Step 2: Select MTB for your demo category.

You’ll be offered a range of Specialized mountain bikes.

Step 3: Choose from any of the available models (size is based on your height) & add the bike to your reservation.

Step 4: Don’t forget to request a helmet if you don’t have one.

Step 5: Enter the code “WOZ Flagship” into the promo code box to receive your discount (totaling to $25/bike). The balance will show as zero, and you’ll pay when you pick up your bike from The Specialized Experience Center between 10 a.m. to noon before the Flagship ride.

If you have any issues, please call the Experience Center
(479) 410-0450

Pick a Ride


Our Fundamental Skills Clinic is designed for beginners or those seeking a refresher. Start with the basics as you learn essential mountain biking techniques, including pre-ride bike checks, braking, shifting, pedal positions, ready/neutral position, bike body separation, and more. Gain familiarity with your bike and acquire the skills to confidently navigate the trails.

Skill Level 1
Skills you can perform:

  • Staying upright while pedaling

Fitness Level

  • Capable of riding for 45 minutes.

You’ve ridden on the dirt multiple times now and are starting to get the hang of things. You are now putting those skills from the clinic into play and working on shifting braking, and body position. Ride 5-7 miles.

Skill Level 2
Skills you can perform:

  • Skill level 1+
  • Level pedals while riding
  • Riding with one finger over L & R brake levers
  • Getting to know berms (turns with the dirt)

Fitness Level 1

  • Able to ride 60 minutes on easy terrain
  • Climbing a hill on the bike might require a breather break on the way up and at the top of the hill. (I thought hills were for going down??)

Here to add the obstacles and steeper hills, but you are taking fewer breaks and pushing the ride time and mileage. You are attempting more rocky surfaces and bridges and to roll over roots. (Yep we just roll right over those suckers.) Distances up to 8 miles or 2 hours are doable. Down Tristan’s? Let's go up it! Ride 6-8 miles.

Skill Level 3
Skills you can perform:

  • Skill level 2+
  • Standing on level pedals in “ready” position comfortably
  • Getting comfortable with appropriate gear shifting
  • Novice on cornering and berms
  • Comfortable crossing bridges
  • Okay rolling over low roots/rocks and through tight trees

Fitness Level 2 Required

  • You ride 2x a week
  • You can handle non-stop riding for up to an hour on easy terrain, after that it’s hit or miss.
  • You can climb up Crystal Bridges hill without stopping, but give me a breather at the top!

The rides are getting longer and the pace quicker. You’re getting faster out of berms, you are confident in shifting, comfortable on single track and open to attempting obstacles. You’re getting the hang of Coler, riding most of Slaughter Pen, and may have ridden Back 40 or at least parts of it. Ride 9-12 miles.

Skill Level 4
Skills you can perform:

  • Skill level 3+
  • Controlled braking
  • Must be comfortable cornering and with berms
  • Bike-body separation is natural
  • Comfortable with most moderate terrain (steeper, rockier, wetter, etc.)
  • Confident with wide switchbacks
  • Able to look up the trail and anticipate shifting, position change, obstacles, etc

Fitness Level 3

  • You ride 2-3x a week on an average in-season week
  • You can climb longer with soft pedaling as a recovery instead of stopping
  • You can ride moderate pace for 2 hours with minimal stops
  • Must be able to climb Ozone
  • Intermediate skill group: here because you’re still working on upping the mileage and ride time. 15 miles or 3 hours might be my cutoff!

You’ve been riding for a while now, put a lot of time and mileage into riding confidently, and tackling bigger challenges is a regular thing. You are comfortable with fast descents, rock gardens, more technical climbs and features. Ride 10-15 miles.

Skill Level 5
Skills you can perform:

  • Skill level 4+
  • Confident with bike handling skills with roots, rocks, tight corners, etc
  • Your tires are leaving the ground
  • Climbing technical terrain
  • Comfortable in tight Berms/Switchbacks and exit with acceleration
  • Can ride technical single track
  • Able to get up and over moderate obstacles up to 6 inches off ground

Fitness Level 4

  • Riding 3-4x a week
  • 3-hour rides are doable
  • Able to climb continuously without breaks
  • Can ride most of Back 40

Ride now, talk later.  You are up for fast-paced, intense, challenging, demanding, some good old light-hearted competition!  Be ready to ride fast, nail some jumps and drops, and possibly get a QOM in the meantime! Ride 15+ miles.

Skill Level 6
Skills you can perform:

  • Level 5+
  • Comfortable with drops and changing technical terrain
  • Hop over obstacles
  • Able to perform front wheel/rear wheel lifts (up to 6 inches as needed)

Fitness Level 5

  • Riding 4-5x a week
  • Considers racing around the Back 40 in around 3hrs FUN
  • Ready to move at a rapid pace throughout ride
  • Continuous movement, breaks only to refuel
  • Can ride Rock Solid and Schroen Train

Assumption of Risk & Waiver of Liability for Women of OZ NWA Events

By participating in any Women of OZ NWA (WOZ) event, you acknowledge and accept that mountain biking is an inherently risky activity and that you are voluntarily participating in such activities at your own risk. WOZ assumes no responsibility for any physical, emotional, or property damage that may occur during or as a result of your participation in any WOZ event. All participants are required to sign a waiver acknowledging and accepting these risks and releasing WOZ from any liability.

Weather Cancellation Policy

To ensure the safety of all participants, we will make a decision to cancel the Flagship Ride at least two hours prior to the event if inclement weather is expected. This decision will be communicated via social media. Please check our social media channels for updates on the ride status.