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Our goal: To encourage more women and girls to ride and race!

The Queens of Dirt racing team, based in Bellingham, Washington, aims to get more women and girls into dirt sports, specifically mountain biking and cyclocross. We run a popular mountain bike camp each summer, cyclocross clinics come fall, and other cycling and trail-building events throughout the year, for women and girls of all levels. Come ride with us! And consider joining our Queens of Dirt race team or club: QOD Application.

News & Events


QOD/Liv Women's CX Clinic at Padden

Wednesday night CX clinic at Padden Ball Fields


QOD/Liv Women's Pre-Race CX Clinic

Pre-race clinic at Bellingham BMX


QOD/Liv Women's Pre-Race CX Clinic

Pre-race clinic at Northern State Recreation Area


QOD/Liv Women's Pre-Race CX Clinic

Pre-race clinic at Hannegan Speedway


QOD/Liv Women's Pre-Race CX Clinic

Pre-race clinic at Lutherwood Camp & Retreat Center

Welcome new sponsors!

QOD is excited to announce several new sponsors for the 2017 season: Breakthrough Nutrition (makers of NBS Nutrition preload, hydration, and recovery products), Apex Chiropractic and Rehab (and bike fit-expert Dr. Adam Phaneuf), and Bank of the Pacific (a bank with a strong community focus, and 17 branches in Washington and Oregon)! Thanks so much for your support!

We are also thrilled to receive ongoing support from our other sponsors, including Jack's Bicycle Center, Liv Cycling USA, Liet Unlimited, Kulshan Brewing, RRAD, Tifosi Optics, Continental Tires, Clif, Giro, Performance Health NW, and Louis Garneau. Thanks to all sponsors for helping us get more women and girls on bikes!

Join the 2017 Queens of Dirt/Liv Cyclocross Clinics!

The 2017 QOD/Liv CX clinic series kicks off with 2 Wednesday night clinics August 30th 6-8pm at Padden Ball Fields with Bellingham’s own Courtenay McFadden, one of the top female professional CX racers in the US. This clinic is available for women of all skill levels in cross racing. Women are encouraged to continue attending Wednesday night practices after the first two clinics held in the same location.

Cascade Cross Race-day QOD/Liv Clinics take place prior to the women’s race from 11:15am to 12:15pm during the first four Cascade Cross races and will be on-course with incredible master coach Kristi Berg (Berg’s Coaching Services), professional cyclocross racer and 9-time Seattle cyclocross series champion. These are all level clinics and skills will be tailored to the needs of the group and course demands. Includes a course pre-ride and recommendation on line choices, coaching on technical sections, and application of skills learned with feedback.

A few Liv Brava demo bikes may be available email kirsten.jensen13@gmail.com if interested. Bring a mountain bike if you don't have a cyclocross bike.

• Wednesday August 30th: Padden Ball Fields 6:00pm - 8:00pm, all-levels clinic
• Saturday Ocboter 7th: Pre-race clinic at Bellingham BMX 11:15am - 12:15pm
• Saturday Ocboter 21st: Pre-race clinic at Northern State Recreation Area 11:15am - 12:15pm
• Saturday November 4th: Pre-race clinic at Hannegan Speedway 11:15am - 12:15pm
• Saturday November 18th: Pre-race clinic at Lutherwood Camp & Retreat Center 11:15am - 12:15pm

ALL clinics (One Padden and 4 Race-day clinics $90 a savings of 25% off clinic entries and this includes a race series pass coupon code for 30% off race series pass if purchased online).

$20 per individual Race-day clinic and $40 for individual Padden clinic. Clinic participation includes coupon code to use for Cascade Cross individual race/series pass discount if you preregister for the race online.

Register ASAP as spots are limited to 15 participants per clinic.

For more information on the Cascade Cross Race Series please visit: www.cascadecross.com