Girls Ride! Program

The Upstate FORT Girls Ride! is a youth cycling club offering an empowering, shared experience for girls in Upstate South Carolina through mountain biking.

Membership benefits:

  • Monthly group ride event with peers
  • Skills oriented instruction
  • Social development oriented games and activities
  • Discounts on branded Girls Ride! mountain bike jerseys and water bottles
  • 10% Discount on goods and services from Sweet Tea Cycles
  • Information on how to expand biking experiences through local events, races, and scholastic cycling

Annual $40 membership covers:

  • Club organization and insurance through USA Cycling
  • Club administration expenses (i.e. subscription services, printing, etc.)
  • Training opportunities for volunteer ride leaders

The Upstate FORT Girls Ride is also supported by Pickens County Recreation Funds.


Participation requires girls to have:

  • A mountain bike in good working condition with hand brakes and 24” or larger tires*
  • A well-fitted helmet
  • Water carried on the bike or in a hydration backpack
  • Closed toe shoes
  • A liability waiver on file for the current calendar year

*Exceptions made on bike size on a case by case basis

Register here for the Girls Ride! Program

Upstate FORT is a project of The Children Are Our Future, a nonprofit organization sponsoring positive youth development programs across the United States.

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