2015 LADIES + COED SKILLS CLINIC REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! SPACE IS LIMITED.

MISSION + GOALS

Our mission is to illuminate and inspire rad female gravity mountain bikers...

Increase global awareness and connection of current female gravity riders

Cultivate a universal womens mountain biking community, open to all

Encourage more women to safely participate in gravity mountain biking

Advocate for equal sponsorship & prize money for female gravity racers

Provide high quality role models and support for junior riders and aspiring racers

OUR PROGRAMS

Our programs are mindfully created from years of experience, insight, and rider feedback

MTB Skills Coaching

Mountain biking does not have to be hard or dangerous. Skills coaching can help you learn the easy way, and prevent many unnecessary accidents. Riders of all experience levels can benefit from professional skills coaching. Clinics & Camps are conducted in epic mountain biking destinations with knowledgeable and encouraging guides and coaches. (Womens specific + COED).

Gravity Team

Juniors, Pros, and Trail Leaders, spreading the light and passion of a career and lifestyle in mountain biking. Our team creates a community that rides together, trains together, and progresses the sport of gravity mountain biking through effective skills coaching + healthy competition. Feel free to contact to join or support us!

Freeride Contests

Shine's Signature Events, Queen of the MTN + SendHER, both focus on FREERIDE. Riders are judged on SKILLS, STYLE, & SMOOTHNESS, letting the stop-watch take a break, and riders CREATIVITY to ignite on course. These events are also a great opportunity for riders to work with photographers to build their portfolios and resumes.

Auburn Bike Company
Kenetic
Cycles Devinci
Guayaki Yerba Mate
Clif Bar

RIDER TESTIMONIALS

Kind words and feedback from just a few of our students, riders, and racers

2015 LADIES + COED SKILLS CLINIC REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! SPACE IS LIMITED.

MTB SKILLS COACHING

Mountain biking does not have to be hard or dangerous. Learn the easy way, and prevent unnecessary accidents, no matter your current ability level! Professional skills training and coaching increases rider confidence to progressively tackle any terrain.

Our Mountain Bike Skills Clinics + Camps are carefully planned to maximize your learning experience in a short period of time.  Each curriculum focuses on skills specific to the intended riding style.  Clinics + Camps are often repeated by riders looking to re-fresh skills annually, or learn something they may have missed in a previous course. All riders must begin with FUNdamental Skills, which is included in all of our Multi-Day Skills Camps. Ladies Only + COED dates available!

Shine's MTB Skills Coaching services are available by private booking for individuals, groups, and special events. A maximum group size of six riders is recommended, however up to 10 riders may be accommodated. Should your group exceed 10 riders, you may request additional coaches while placing your booking (additional charges will apply).

Private Skills Coaching Rates:
3hr - $499
6hr - $899

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TEAM

EVENTS

Jun
3
Wed
2015 Prairie City Race Series @ Prairie City OHV Park
Jun 3 all-day
Jun
4
Thu
FUNdamental Skills Clinic [COED] @ Garden Valley, CA
Jun 4 all-day
Jun
5
Fri
Enduro 3-DAY Mountain Bike Skills Camp (COED) @ Garden Valley, CA
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day
Jun
10
Wed
2015 Prairie City Race Series @ Prairie City OHV Park
Jun 10 all-day
Jun
11
Thu
Enduro Skills Clinic [COED] @ Garden Valley, CA
Jun 11 all-day
Jun
13
Sat
2015 California Enduro Series Round 2: Wild Wood Adventure Enduro @ Mendicino Coast
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day
2015 California Enduro Series Round 2: Wild Wood Adventure Enduro @ Mendicino Coast | Caspar | California | United States

Wild Wood Adventure Enduro • Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14 • Mendocino Coast in Caspar

The Wild Wood Adventure Enduro, presented by Mendocino Bike Sprite, is a new addition to the California Enduro Series, bringing racers to an untapped spot for Enduro on the Mendocino Coast in California. CES’s inaugural multi-day Enduro—two days of racing, with three stages per day—the Wild Wood Adventure Enduro promises to be an epic experience.

Event organizer Amy Wynn elaborates, “A few years ago, the previously-reclusive Mendocino Coast Cyclists bike club decided to let the world in on a little secret: this wild, rustic and remote Northern California coast has some of the sweetest singletrack around. Ready for a tough batch of hearty racers, the Wild Wood Adventure Enduro will boast a smattering of our favorite duffy, swoopy, narrow, tight and technical singletrack. We’re excited to debut our inaugural event as part of the California Enduro Series!”

Erica Sander has been training hard and is stoked for the upcoming season. The 2014 Sport Women second place series winner enthuses, “I can’t wait to race the hidden gems of the Mendocino venue and return to the venues from last year. I’ve convinced a couple more ladies to join in next season, and we even made our own race kits!”

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Devinci Womens Weekends

Meet Shine at your local Devinci Dealer, for a weekend of womens specific mountain bike socializing, riding, and a chance to improve your skills on a 2015 Devinci!  These weekends include an evening of Socializing, a Ladies No-Drop MTB Ride, and a FUNdamental Skills Clinic taught by professional skills coach Lindsay Beth Currier. A selection of […]

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This Weekend! Devinci Womens Weekend #3 at Sedona Bike & Bean

This weekend, meet Shine at mountain biking destination Sedona, Arizona Devinci Dealer, Bike & Bean for a weekend of womens specific mountain bike socializing, riding, and a chance to improve your skills on a 2015 Devinci!  Devinci Mountain Bike Demos are included with Sunday’s skills clinic registration, and will be available to rent for Saturday’s ride (Bike & Bean […]

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2015 DVO Suspension Mob in Mojave Race Re-Cap by Samantha Kingshill

The Mob’ n’ Mojave at Bootleg Canyon is the 2nd race in the Winter Gravity Series, and it was awesome! I got there Friday with my mom and I decided to go practice the Super D course. It was longer and it had more pedaling than the other race last month. I had a lot […]

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Sam drops in on Kevorkian at the 2015 DVO Mob in Mojave
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SUPPORT SAM: $15 for the raddest 15 year old gravity rider in 2015

While contemplating mountain bike goals and dreams and crunching numbers this winter, I realized if Sam’s going to go where she needs to go (EVERYWHERE), she is going to need some funding, and soon.  She’s quickly gone from 11 to 15 in the short time that I have known her, and before we all know […]

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2015 trail jersey
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Now Sewing & Shipping! 2015 Shine Trail Jersey by KeneticMTB

Back in 2013, at the Tahoe Fat Tire Festival at Squaw Valley USA, the venue for Shine’s Queen of the MTN Downhill Clinic and the California Downhill State Championships, we met KENETiC, the designers and creators of our custom Gravity Race Team Jerseys and the new limited editions Trail Jerseys. The NEW 2015 Trail Jersey […]

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Samantha Kingshill is the first female to hit the "Bender Sender"
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Inspiring Interview: 15 year old Samantha Kingshill

What is your FIRST mountain bike memory? My first mountain bike memory was when I first got a mountain bike on my 7th birthday, my dad took me out to Auburn State Rec. Area and we rode culvert/tunnel trail to confluence trail. I crashed and tumbled down a cliff. Luckily I landed on a rock […]

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SUCCESS! Irwin Cycles Hosts Amazing Devinci Womens Weekend – Las Vegas, NV

If you hadn’t heard of Irwin Cycles in Las Vegas before, it could be because they are one of the newest bicycle shops in town. Located an easy warm-up distance to the main trailhead of Bears Best, Irwin Cycles celebrated their one year anniversary, just last week. Owned and operated by Lifan and her husband Carl […]

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ABOUT

  • 2008

    Shine is born

    In 2008, Shine's founder Lindsay Beth Currier, sustained a life-altering back injury while mountain biking in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. In an effort to find a way to give back to the incredible community of female mountain bikers in the region while on the couch, Lindsay is inspired to create Shine, a womens gravity mountain biking organization.

  • 2009

    Recovering in Sonoma County

    While recovering from her back injury, Lindsay briefly moved to Sonoma County, where she worked as a leader for HillJillys, a womens cycling group in the region. Lindsay led mountain and road bike rides, passed on knowledge about gear and repairs, and helped create connections between riders. The HIllJillys kept Lindsay inspired through the pain and struggles of recovery, helping her focus on how to bring Shine to light.

  • 2010

    Website Launch & T-Shirts

    To implement her vision to "Illuminate and Inspire rad female gravity mountain bikers," Lindsay launches the first version of ShineRidersCo.com, a simple Google powered Blogger site. The purpose of this website is to increase awareness of female mountain biking athletes, by publishing photos, stories, and race results. In addition to the website, Lindsay designed, set-up, and screen-printed the first collection of Shine t-shirts. Many shirts were given away as gifts, and a simple way to spread the message. A small amount of proceeds was generated from t-shirt sales to help fund a badly needed new website, with more capabilities.

  • 2011

    Queen of the MTN + More Clinics & Comps

    After two incredible summers of riding at the Northstar Bike Park, Lindsay not only felt back to her old freeriding, gravity loving self again, she met a new group of female gravity riders. These women were based in the Lake Tahoe region of Northern California. Many were already racing professionally or close to upgrading. Several had no support from sponsors, access to team pricing for gear and parts, or access to industry contacts. <br><br> Many races these women competed in provided very little in prize money or product. To make things better, and to provide a competition that focuses more on rider SKILL than just SPEED and COURAGE, Lindsay creates her first womens mountain biking event: Queen of the MTN. Queen of the MTN consisted of a two day format: 1 Day of Skills Coaching + 1 Day of Freeride Competition. Riders competed on the many stunts of the Northstar Bike Park to demonstrate their SKILLS & STYLE in a fun and supportive environment. The incredible weekend was featured in Dirt Rag Magazine. With such great success and exposure of the 2011 Queen of the MTN, Lindsay was asked to produce a women's jump jam at the 2011 SF Bike Expo. While only drawing a half a dozen competitors to test their skills on the RideSFO's mobile box-jump, the contest made it to the print in Decline Magazine.

  • 2012

    SendHER: Women's Freeride Contest

    2012 Queen of the MTN saw a 400% increase in participants, both for the skills clinic and competition. Riders traveled to Northern California from as far as Arizona and Utah to learn and compete on a custom designed and hand-built ladies slopestyle course. In alignment with Lindsay's goal to progress women's gravity mountain biking, Lindsay launched SendHER in the fall of 2012. This contest took place in the desert mountains of Virgin, Utah, at the Old Redbull Rampage site and several other secret locations. Aurelie Tournier traveled all the way from France to compete, along with US professional downhiller, Jackie Harmony. Photos were captured by Colorado photographer Cade Vanheel.

  • 2013

    First Official Race Team

    While Shine had featured and supported a collective of riders in past years, 2013 marks the first year for an official Gravity Race Team roster. The team consisted of several professional level riders: Andrea Napoli, Robyn Embrey, Gretchen Johnson, Allison Oliver, Samantha Kingshill, and Lindsay Beth Currier. These riders competed together at the Bootleg Canyon Winter Series (Boulder City, NV) and various USA Cycling Pro GRT races. Additionally, 2013 saw increased participation in both Queen of the MTN and SendHER. 2013 QoM took place at the world renowned Squaw Valley, and included a downhill focused skills clinic. The contest.

  • 2014

    Expansion & Growth

    Shine Santa Cruz Kenetic MTB Uniforms Guided Adventures

  • 2015

    Junior Race Team + Ambassadors Devinci Womens Weekends COED Camps

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