WATERLOO, Wisc. (BRAIN) — Trek opened up registration Feb. 1 for its series of women's mountain bike skills camps and quickly was overwhelmed with the response, the company said.
"For the second year in a row, registration doubled in the first weeks over the previous season, reinforcing the trend that women's mountain biking is growing at an ever-accelerating rate in North America," the company said.
According the series' website, more than 400 people have signed up since Feb. 1, three camps have already sold out, and other camps have fewer than a dozen spots left.
The 2014 Trek Dirt Series includes 19 camps throughout Colorado, British Columbia, Alberta, California, Washington, Utah and Oregon. The majority of the camps are women's specific regardless of skill level, with three coed camps offered for male and female riders of all ability levels.
Since 2000, more than 10,000 riders have improved their skills, confidence and riding experience by attending Dirt Series camps.
"The best part of the Trek Dirt Series camps is seeing the pure happiness from the riders who learn to descend a technical rocky section, nail a skinny or jump a gap they never would have dreamed of trying before their time with a Dirt Series coach," said Trek women's product manager Amanda Schulze. "It's so fun for Trek to be part of this movement of getting more women on the mountain."