What are Techy Rides?

Ian getting rad

Techy Rides are organized group rides that have a focus on hitting available TTFs during the ride. Techy Rides will typically cover part or all of a particular trail system, and may include sessions at certain TTFs. Techy Rides are typically open to all levels of riders. More advanced Techy Rides can be fun for beginners to attend to watch other riders attempt TTFs that require a higher level of skill to clear safely (or crash trying). Since the pace is always casual, the group can stay together as they move from feature to feature.

Technical Support Sessions

Deep Run park techy ride

Technical Support Sessions are organized group rides that focus on a specific section of trail, specific TTFs, or a specific skill. During these rides, advanced riders will typically assist other riders in their attempts to ride an obstacle that they have yet to clear, or work on a skill they have not yet fully developed. Technical Support Sessions are typically open to all levels of riders. We all ride together and learn from each other.

Techy-la Sessions

While rooted in mud, the lotus flower emerges from the muddy water beautiful and clean each morning.

Techy-las are ladies who love to ride techy. Whether natural gnar or man-made freeride features, Techy-las tackle it all with a smile!

Many times, men can dominate a ride. Not only do we like to show off, but many times we are eager to lend advice to lady riders, even when they haven't asked us for it, and many times that advice is given in a way that is either better suited for the way we learned as guys, or over-compensating by pampering. While we may be trying to be gentleman-like, most women who ride bikes are stronger women, and see pampering as a bit of an insult. For this reason, we started women directed rides called “Techy-La Sessions”

Techy-La Sessions are session rides with the specific focus of helping female riders practice the TTFs and skills that they want to practice. During these rides, the ladies are in charge and male riders are welcome to attend by invite-only from a female participant, and guys may ride with the group in a supportive role only. Guys will typically be supportive by giving advice (only) when asked, spotting a female rider as they attempt an obstacle or skill, and/or taking photos and video of the attempts as the ladies session.

Techy Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunt at Coqui bike shop

The Techy Scavenger hunt is a fun day of riding designed to add a little variation to a normal techy ride. Teams of 4 ride a trail system taking specific selfies/usies/videos at specific landmarks, with specific objects, or performing specific actions in order to complete a scavenger hunt list.

Riders meet prior to the ride start time, and are provided with a list of tasks in random orders, and need to plan their route and accumulate their photos/videos. A points system is created based on difficulty of the list item, and the team with the most points, wins! The hunting time is limited, and each rider will need to be at the finish by a specific time or lose points.

Post-ride, we meet up again and share photos/videos at an afterparty to see who wins.