Notable women mountain bikers to lead a weekend full of educational workshops, group rides, and clinics to fund Women of OZ programming
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – The best of women’s mountain biking will return to the Mountain Biking Capital of the World™ with the second annual Women of OZ (WOZ) Sunset Summit fundraiser with tickets on sale now. Nestled in the beautiful Ozark mountains and surrounded by over 250 miles of trails, the 2023 WOZ Sunset Summit will take place at the Momentary, Ledger, and throughout OZ Trails on September 15-17, 2023.
The three-day event will break down barriers for women in cycling and build community with a weekend full of speakers, group rides, workshops, clinics, and a shared passion for cycling and most of all for women’s empowerment and connection.
“With help from our dynamic roster of professional coaches, we look forward to an exciting weekend dedicated to getting women from across the region on bikes and breaking down barriers focusing on education, equipment, and intimidation,” Executive Director of WOZ, Lauren Pickman, said. “The beauty of who we are at WOZ Sunset Summit, is we come from all backgrounds, races, beliefs, workplaces, lifestyles, and experiences, but at the end of the day, we love to ride together. We are thrilled to continue what we started last year with the second-ever WOZ Sunset Summit.”
WOZ Sunset Summit welcomes all who identify as a woman, of all backgrounds. Cyclists of all skill levels will find WOZ Sunset Summit as a welcoming place to learn new skills and build confidence while building a community of inspiring women. Spanish-speaking coaches and ASL interpreters will also be available.
Summit goers will learn from an impressive roster of 34 professional coaches from across the country and the globe. This year’s lineup features some of the top names in women’s mountain biking including Anneke Beerten, three-time world champion mountain bike racer; Lea Davison, two-time Olympian of the London and Rio games; Anita Naidu, the first professional mountain biker of Indian heritage and among the Most Influential Women in the Outdoors; and many more. The full roster can be found online.
This year, WOZ Sunset Summit presents moving opportunities to hear from inspiring women in the community and industry with several keynote speeches. Speakers include Amber Bynum, Vice President, Health & Wellness Sourcing at Walmart. Bynum is serving as the Honorary Chair for the 2023 WOZ Sunset Summit, and serves as an executive board member of the National Healthy Women Organization and in her free time enjoys the mountain biking trails of Northwest Arkansas.
Early bird tickets ($259) include admission to the incredible three-day event, entry to the opening reception Friday night, food and drinks on Saturday, one ticket to the Sunset Party at Ledger, and more. In addition to the early bird tickets, attendees have the option to purchase additional items this year to enhance the WOZ Sunset Summit experience.
- Blake Street-Special Weekend Wellness Pass | $50
- OZ Art NWA Bike Tour, finishing with a cocktail hour at The Tower Bar | $50
- Specialized Bike Rental | $125 for the full weekend
- Afternoon group ride excursions| $40 each
- Additional tickets to the Sunset Party at Ledger | $75 each or a Party Pack of 8
- FORMAT Festival One Day Ticket for Sunday, September 24 | $75 (Full value $144.03); includes a limited-edition WOZ sticker
Early-bird prices will be available through July 1, 2023, so be sure to grab a ticket while they are at the lowest available price.
Women of OZ aims to create a welcoming and non-intimidating environment for all individuals who identify as women, regardless of background or skill level. To learn more about WOZ Sunset Summit or purchase tickets, please visit the WOZ Sunset Summit website.
Read our article from last year’s inaugural event.