FREQUENTLY  ASKED QUESTIONS

When is Sturdy Dirty 2021?

OCTOBER 9, 2021

We are still sorting out all the things but we hope to hold the Sturdy Dirty on Saturday, October 9, 2021. We will open up registration as soon as we know we can safely put on the race. *This is a SAVE THE DATE announcement only. Everything is subject to change. 

What level of experience do I need to be able to participate in Train2BSturdy program?

MINIMAL

None, really. We do expect those participating to be mountain bikers and have some experience on the bike. For group rides, we will break into smaller groups of similar skill and fitness levels. If you are new to strength training, it is important to start with lower repetitions and rounds of exercise while paying close attention to your form, moving through the exercises properly to avoid injury. Then work your way up, adding repetitions, weight, and rounds as you get stronger. 

Are you doing any dig days?

YES!

We are doing everything in our power to hold monthly dig days. Check out the Events page for details and sign-up. 

What level of experience do I need to be able to race the Sturdy Dirty?

INTERMEDIATE SKILL/FITNESS

Sturdy Dirty participants should have, at minimum, intermediate skill and fitness levels to be comfortable with the trails on course. Our beginner and sport race courses will mostly be on blue trails that tend to be winding, with roots and rocks. You will want to be able to stay on your bike for the majority of the trail, though walking a small number of features is an option. We recommend trying out the trails at Raging River and seeing how Poppin Tops and middle/lower PT feel, or head over to the lower sections of CCDH, which will be part of the course for all racers (beginner, sport, expert, pro).

I see that the Sturdy Dirty is a "women-only" event. What does that mean?

ALL THE "WOMEN" :-)

We use an inclusive definition of "woman" and "female" and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified. Men and women are welcome to spectate and volunteer, but only women may race.

How does my business sponsor Sturdy Dirty?

We love our sponsors and we need all your help to put on the Sturdy Dirty every year. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring the race in 2021. 

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