WA Gravity Girls is an advocacy organisation focused on increasing participation of women in mountain biking and to provide a voice for females in the sport. We are an incorporated not-for-profit and our goals are to provide networking opportunities, support stakeholders in facilitating events tailored towards females and see more women shredding on their bikes!
WA Gravity Girls started as a social medial page with the intention of providing a platform to showcase what local women were doing within the sport and an opportunity for women to connect. This has evolved over the past 2 years into a formal organisation to support and advocate for women in mountain biking. Typically mountain bike events attract a 15% female participation rate. WA Gravity Girls mission is to also increase this percentage and break down the barriers that limit female engagement. To achieve this WA Gravity Girls felt there is a need for more representation and voice in the community.
It is a 100% voluntary run organisation made up of women from various regions within WA. The organisation has a focus of gravity style riding including enduro, downhill, free ride and slopestyle, however is also supportive of all disciplines of mountain biking.
WA Gravity Girls is able to assist and provide advice to organisations wanting to run women’s specific events and engagement programs. In 2020 and 2021 we teamed up with Linga Longa Mountain Bike Club and ran WA’s first Women’s Mountain Bike festival, both were a huge successes. Feel free to contact us if you have any initiatives that you would like help or support with.
Our goal is to contribute to our local community by advocating for safe and social environments for female riders to progress and create new connections.